October 22, 2020
Medic Blood Drive
When: October 25
Time: 8:30am-1:30pm
Location: West Park's Front Parking Lot
Don't miss the Annual Meeting on November 1 at 4:30pm. We will briefly discuss and vote on the proposed 2021 budget as well as vote on the slate of deacons. Copies of the proposed budget and slate of deacons are available in the Welcome Center for review. (Members from the Deacon Finance Team and the Elders will be available to answer questions regarding the budget at 4:00pm, November 1, in Room 108.)
Immediately following the Annual Meeting is our Family Gathering at 5:00pm. During this time, the Elders will share an update about our campus development vision.
GriefShare - Surviving the Holidays
Are you grieving the loss of a loved one and dreading the upcoming holiday season? Join us for GriefShare's Surviving the Holidays one-day seminar. This is a video-based seminar that provides practical holiday coping strategies and hope for brighter days ahead. For more information or to register, please call the church office 865-690-0031 to register.
When: Saturday, November 7
Time: 10:00am
Where: Room 400 (DFH)
Cost: Free
Registration: Online or call the church at 865-690-0031
We understand this is a time where life is fragile and the desire for companionship and encouragement is greater than ever. We want to be a light into your life and help you be a light in your own home. If you desire to reconnect and stay connected with other moms – we welcome you to join us!!
Would you like to help a family this year? Our Thanksgiving Box Outreach will provide a Thanksgiving dinner to families in our community who need an extra blessing! A food list and a box to fill can be picked up at a table in the Welcome Center, Front Lobby or the Children’s Center beginning today. If you would like to be involved, but are unable to fill a box, you can make a financial donation by writing “Thanksgiving Boxes” on the memo line of a check. Financial donations can be dropped in the black box at the tables. Filled boxes will need to be returned to the Welcome Center by Sunday, November 15.
November Prayer Walk Opportunities
The West Park Prayer Ministry invites West Park members and attenders to participate in neighborhood prayer walks during the month of November.

Why? Prayer-walking helps us to uniquely engage with God's heart towards the people in our church, community, and city. As we walk outside, we pray "on-site for insight" that the Holy Spirit would reveal to us both the spiritual and physical needs of our communities.

How? Date and time will be determined amongst team members. Each prayer team will have a leader. The Prayer Ministry will supply a prayer guide and brief instructions for leaders to share. There should be 2-3 people (including the leader) on each team so nobody walks alone. Choose where to meet. This might be your yard, neighborhood entrance, neighborhood commons, etc. Leaders will plan the prayer walk schedule, which should include an introduction of participants and opening prayer, and 2 more stops to pray. Prayer walk time will vary by neighborhood but should be communicated at the start (preferably 30 minutes to an hour).
Sunday Morning Schedule
The Sunday morning schedule is as follows:

  • 9:00am - In-person gatherings for children, students and adults
  • 10:30am - Worship Service for in-person and livestream

Seating for the worship service will be 50% with overflow in The Hub.

Due to the nature of classes requiring close proximity, face coverings are required while attending Sunday morning groups. The wearing of a face covering is strongly recommended for our 10:30am service at West Park.

Live-Stream - 10:30am
Join us online at 10:30am on Sunday morning for Sunday morning worship led by Pastor Doug and a message by Pastor Sam Polson.

Children's Ministry
Sunday morning Children's Ministry activities are available for children Nursery through Kindergarten during the Sunday morning 10:30am service. For more information on our COVID-19 plan, click here.

Children's Ministry Weekly Programming
Parents! We don’t want your kids to miss their weekly programming. They can click here to watch their Sunday morning Bible story and view their activity page.

Senior Adult Ministry Class Online
Join us for class at 9:30am at Facebook at "The West Park Seniors". Everyone is welcome. The we encourage everyone to attend the worship service or watch our Sunday Morning Service online at 10:30am.
Student Ministry
Middle School & High School Discipleship Programs have begun! Our Sunday Life Groups are at 9:00am and our Wednesday programs are at 6:30pm! Contact us for more information & for opportunities to be a part of what God is doing in West Park’s Student Ministry!
Instagram is: @hubstudents
Facebook page is: TheHub
Ways to Give Tithes & Offerings
Ministry is still happening! To support this, West Park offers 3 ways to give tithes & offerings:
  • Online
  • Place them in the black boxes provided in the Welcome Center and Front Lobby
  • Mail your check to 8833 Middlebrook Pike, Knoxville, TN 37923
Are you interested in Baptism?
If you are interested in baptism and want more information, please contact Christy Smith at adultministry@westparkbaptist.org or call 865-690-0031.
Ongoing Events
Grace & Race
God's Word - God's Love - God's Path
Join Pastor Sam and Pastor Al as they lead an online class focusing on a Biblical understanding and Christian witness regarding the issues of race, ethnic diversity, and justice. God's timeless principles on these topics for the times in which we live are so important for our lives, our home, our church, and our community.

These teaching sessions are available live each Wednesday at 12:00pm noon in the auditorium and at 7:00pm online on West Park's Facebook, YouTube, and the church website. Please make plans to participate in one of these sessions and invite others to join as well!
Awana Registration & Assignments
Check out class descriptions and/or register here: www.westparkbaptist.org/training.
DivorceCare helps people heal from the pain of divorce or separation. It is a 13-week Christ-centered, video-based ministry designed to reach and help people who have known the loneliness, loss of hope, bitterness and anger, the feelings of rejection and shame, the fears for your future, and the daily exhaustion that comes from divorce/separation.
When: Wednesdays
Time:  6:30-8:00pm
Cost: $15 (includes materials)
If you have experienced the loss of someone close to you, consider join us for GriefShare. This 13-week video-based support group provides practical steps to help you move through grief while providing the opportunity to form friendships with others who have also experienced a loss. Join us at any time.
When: Tuesdays
Time: 6:30pm
Renewal Ministry
Renewal is a ministry for those struggling with bondage to addiction of any kind. Renewal meets Thursdays at 6:30pm in The Hub.
Choir & Orchestra Rehearsals
We're gearing up rehearsals for Christmas at West Park! If you would like to participate in our choir or orchestra, feel free to join us. For more information email worship@westparkbaptist.org.
When: Wednesdays
Time: 6:30pm
Location: Worship Center
Financial Peace University (FPU)
FPU is taught by America’s most trusted financial guru, Dave Ramsey. Through videos and other materials, Dave and his teaching team will walk you through the basics of budgeting, dumping debt, planning for the future, and much more!

Volunteer Opportunities
Greeter Team
The Greeter Ministry is seeking friendly individuals who are available to serve on Sunday mornings or Wednesday evenings. Greeters are a positive first impression for guests and a "glad to see you again" for attendees of our church. Requirements include a love for people. If you have a heart to serve and a smile, we have a place for you. If you are interested in being a part of the Greeter Ministry, email communitycare@westparkbaptist.org or call us at 865-690-0031.
Do you have a passion for prayer?
The Prayer Leadership Team is looking to identify West Park members with a passion for prayer, who desire to lift up the needs shared in Upper Room emails, and/or would be willing to pray during services in the Boiler Room Ministry. To get involved or for more information, email prayer@westparkbaptist.org.
Medical Team
Attention physicians, nurses, EMS personnel or first responders! We are in need of volunteers to minister through the West Park Medical Team. If you are active or retired in any medical field and know CPR and AED procedures, we need you! Team members serve one Sunday a month or less depending on the size of the team. For more information, please contact John McClellan Jr at 865-773-3365(call or text) or send him an email.
Renewal Ministry
Renewal Ministry is looking for individuals who would be willing to work one-on-one with people struggling with addiction. Training is provided.

There is also a need for childcare during Renewal meetings. Some people are unable to attend these meetings due to lack of childcare.

If you'd like more information, email renewal@westparkbaptist.org.
Community Care Ministry
A volunteer is needed to drive the church mini-bus for a monthly senior adult outing. Time commitment is just one morning a month for approximately 3 hours; travel is less than 5 miles round trip. The day is flexible. For more details, email Pastor Al Cage or call the church office at 865-690-0031.
Pastor Sam's Book - Corona Victus
Pastor Sam's newest book is here! Fear is powerful, like a dreaded virus to our souls, but it is not ALL powerful. That power which reigns over all others is the power of the One who wears the Victor’s crown, the Corona Victus. Pastor Sam Polson’s new book proclaims the truth that Jesus’ victory can be your victory in Conquering the Virus of Fear.
Cost is $12.
Right Now Media - West Park
If you have a smart phone, a computer with internet, or a smart TV option like Apple TV, Roku, or Amazon Fire, you have an incredible library available to you that can provide hours and hours of helpful and encouraging resources to watch.

RightNow Media is a free resource that West Park offers to its congregation, and it provides access to not only over 20,000 Bible studies, including more than 2000 Bible-based episodes for kids, but it includes messages from the WPBC pulpit, insights from our elders, and even Worship Ministry events from the past like “Night of Praise” and “Celebrate Liberty.” To get started, visit wpbc.link/rnm or text RIGHTNOW WPBCTN to 41411.
Sonlight Radio Monday-Friday 2:00pm & 4:30am
Did you know that you can listen to West Park Sunday morning messages on the radio? Tune in to WRJZ Monday - Friday at 4:30am & 2:00pm.
  • 620 (AM station)
  • 102.5 (FM station Knoxville)
  • 99.5 (FM station Sevier County)

Global Missions

Global Missions Prayer Focus - October 2020
Update - Jeff & Julie Sanders
Click HERE to see an update from Jeff & Julie Sanders.
CedarBrook Outreach
Corporate Commission Luncheon
All business people are invited to our Corporate Commission! Our team will be sharing about the lives that are changing in our CedarBrook community. We will take you on a virtual tour of CedarBrook and our programs. You will meet our children, watch our outreaches in action, and SEE what God is doing. We believe you will love the creative ways we will be sharing about our outreach programs. RSVP by November 10th!
When: November 20
Time: Noon-1:00pm
Where: At the comfort of your own desk!
Food Trucks - Volunteer Opportunity
CedarBrook Outreach needs volunteers to assist us with the food trucks at Natures Cove and The Pines. This is a fun way to meet our neighbors and deliver fresh, healthy food at the same time. If you are interested or would like more information, contact jeremy@cedarbrookoutreach.org or call 865-299-6655.
Natures Cove
When: Fridays
Time: 10:30-11:30am

The Pines
When: Mondays
Time: 1:30-2:30pm
CedarBrook Outreach is actively meeting the needs of our community. For updates on what they are doing and ways to be involved, visit their Facebook page.
West Park Services
Groups: 9:00am
Sunday service: 10:30am
Livestream at 10:30am

Wednesday Encouragement
Grace & Race: at noon in the auditorium and online at 7:00pm.
Offering - 10/18/2020
General Fund - $46,836
Global Missions - $742
Community Care - $58
Building Fund - $395
Benevolence - $175
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