August 10, 2017

Sonrise Adult Bible Fellowship Launches this Sunday!
Are you an early-riser? Would an 8:00am ABF work for you? We're launching a new ABF called Sonrise, led by Pastor Larry Bradley. Adults of all ages welcome. Come and join us!
When: Sundays, beginning August 13
Time: 8:00am
Where: Room 400 (Downstairs Fellowship Hall)
Contact:  Lee Ann Gallups
Wednesday Night Activities Ramping Up!
Some Wednesday night activities have begun, others begin soon -- and there is something for everyone. Take note of these start dates and join us!

Choir/Orchestra Rehearsals: Wednesdays, 6:30pm, in the auditorium

Awana: August 16, for children age 2 - 5th grade

Student Ministrieskicks off on August 16 in The Hub
D-Groups for
Middle School students and 633 for High School students
Wednesday Night Meals begin August 23 - menu/registration

Training Classes begin in September 
Family Gathering
Starting August 27, we will begin gathering as a church body on one Sunday evening each month to focus on inspiration, information, and intercession related to the ministry and mission of our church. The specific focus of these gatherings will vary from month to month, but each one will help unite us as God's Family in sharing life and ministry together. Please plan on being part of this first Family Gathering. A time of refreshments and fellowship will follow.
When: Sunday, August 27
Time: 6:00pm
Where: Worship Center
Childcare: Provided for nursery through K-5 
Thank You for Donating Backpacks!
Thank you to everyone who so generously donated a backpack and school supplies during our recent Backpack Drive. You helped our community's youth in need return to school ready to learn. A total of 135 backpacks were collected.

Of the 135 backpacks collected, 35 went to families through the Bread of Life Food Pantry.

The remaining 100 backpacks were distributed to the following schools:
  • Cedar Bluff Elementary
  • Ball Camp Elementary
  • Amherst Elementary
  • Beaumont Elementary
  • West Hils Elementary
Thank you for making a difference in our community!
Security Team Volunteer Opportunity
Serving Opportunity - Security Team
The Security Team is looking for new members. Prior military or law enforcement experience is required. If you are interested in serving on the Security Team, please contact Brian Wallace at
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Golden Heirs Rehearsals Resume
Golden Heirs, the Senior Adult choir, is one of our most active Senior Adult ministries. We sing all across the East Tennessee region visiting nursing homes and assisted living sites regularly. While we love traditional hymns, we don't shy away from tackling other genres of music. This ministry is open to all seniors, no experience necessary.

When: Mondays at 10:15am, beginning August 14
A Revelation Study
All women are invited to join this group reaping the message of Revelation! Each week, we will learn together as leader Peggy Harvey delves into the timeless themes and applications Revelation has in store. Plan to come and bring a friend!
When: Wednesdays
Time: 1:00-2:30pm
Where: Room 206
Kroger Community Rewards
Thank you to all who have supported West Park ministries by choosing our church as your community rewards organization. The money from the rewards program has been tremendously helpful! Please remember that the program requires annual enrollment. To continue your support, please visit the Kroger website during the month of August to re-register or sign up. If you have questions or need help, contact Terri Cage or call the church at 865-690-0031 and ask for the food pantry extension to leave a message.
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Our Journey of Hope 

The Our Journey of Hope cancer care ministry provides support to cancer patients and their caregivers. At our next meeting, we will discuss The Emotional Well-Being During & After Cancer.
When: 3rd Monday of each month, August 21
Time: 7:00pm
Where: Room 206
Reformation Tour 2018
Experience the fascinating history and modern-day significance of the Reformation! Join Pastor Sam and Sue on a Reformation Tour, which takes you to Rome (Italy), Germany, and Switzerland. If you are interested, you will find a brochure with more details at the Welcome Center desk. 
When: April 20-May 1, 2018
Contact: Cindy Reynolds 

Ready to grow? Why not take the next step and join a Growth Group?
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Britton & Brooks Sharp - Knoxville
Britton & Brooks are launching a new app called The Abbey to help people grow in their walk with the Lord. The proceeds from this app will also help launch and sustain other ministries to refugees, the disabled, and many others living here in Knoxville. Check out these links and help support the Sharps' outreach, not only the UT Campus, but Knoxville, for Christ! 
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ESL Teacher Certification Course
This two-day ESL Teacher Certification Course is for church-based ESL ministry leaders, teachers, and volunteers. This certification is authorized by the North American Mission Board and is nationally and internationally recognized.
When: August 11-12
Time: Friday, 6:00-9:00pm; Saturday, 8:00am-5:30pm 
Where: Norwood Baptist Church, 1725 Wilson Rd, Knoxville
Cost: $50 (includes textbook, snacks, 2 light meals on Saturday)
More Details & Registration
Volunteers Opportunity - "Mommy & Me"
If you are interested in helping women and their toddlers learn English and life skills while sharing their culture and making new friends, please join us to hear how you can serve in this vital ministry. You are welcome to serve as individuals or as a family with your children.
When: Tuesday, August 15
Time: 10:00am-noon
Where: KIN Office, 6322 Deane Hill Dr, Suite 202, Knoxville
Contact: for more information
FriendSpeak is a one-on-one relationship ministry program to help improve conversational English skills. But unlike traditional ESL classes, this literacy missions program emphasizes meaningful conversation, not just teaching the text. The result is a series of heart-felt conversations about faith, love, and the Source of hope!

Individuals and small group leaders are encouraged to come learn about this unique outreach ministry opportunity that has been present in Knoxville for over 20 years.
When: Thusday, August 17
Time: 6:00pm
Where: KIN Office, 6322 Deane Hill Dr, Suite 202, Knoxville
Cost: $55 (official in-depth training by, materials, Luke book, & snacks) ($10 discount if you have the Luke book)
Register: Click here
Contact: for more information
KIN Volunteer Orientation
Come learn about the various ways to connect and serve as an individual, family, and/or church group this Fall! Get KINnected and utilize your gifts/talents to encourage others!
When: Tuesday, August 15
Time: 6:00pm
Where: KIN Office, 6322 Deane Hill Dr, Suite 202, Knoxville
Contact: for more information
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