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July 29, 2021
2021 Backpack Outreach - Backpacks due Sunday!
Don't forget that this Sunday is the final day to turn in filled backpacks. These backpacks will provide basic school supplies and will be distributed to children and teens in our surrounding community through our Bread of Life Food Pantry and CedarBrook Outreach. Filled backpacks can be dropped off in the Welcome Center Sunday, August 1, from 9:00am-noon.
Communion Service this Sunday, August 1
On Sunday, August 1, we will close our services with the observance of the Lord's Supper. Prior to the service, please pick up your own elements in the Welcome Center or Front Lobby. Begin now to prepare your heart to participate in this sacred time.
Sunday Mornings
Sunday Morning Schedule
On Sunday mornings, two live services are held: one in the auditorium, and one in The Hub. Both services are at 10:30am. For the time being, no classes or groups will meet on Sunday mornings. There are programs for nursery through elementary age groups during the 10:30am services.

Sunday Service - August 1
Auditorium
Worship led by Pastor Doug Bromley
Message by Pastor Sam Polson

The Hub
Worship led by Daniel and Amy Thompson
Message by Pastor Sam Polson

Livestream at 10:30am on Sunday Mornings
Here are links to the livestream of the 10:30am Sunday morning service being held in the auditorium!
Elementary Large Group Gathering
This large group gathering is available for 1st-5th graders during the 10:30am Sunday morning service. Be sure to drop off and pick up your child/children in the gym.
Children's Ministry Weekly Programming
Parents! So that your kids can watch their Sunday morning Bible story and view their activity page, click here.
Senior Adult Ministry Class Online
Join us Sundays at 9:00am!
You can also access these sites to help with your daily devotions throughout the week.
Ways to Give Tithes & Offerings
Ministry is 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, Front Lobby, and The Hub
  • 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 Debbie Trotter at adultministry@westparkbaptist.org or call 865-690-0031.
Are you in need of someone to pray with? 
Intercessory Prayer Partners are available to pray with you before and after the 10:30am Sunday morning service. Prayer Partners are located in various locations throughout the Worship Foyer, the Auditorium, the Welcome Center and The Hub and will welcome the opportunity to talk with you and pray about any needs you may have.
Community Groups
Are you seeking to grow in Christ while helping others do the same? Community Groups are the place to connect deeper with Christ, Community, and Cause. For more information about West Park's Community Groups, email community@westparkbaptist.org.
Upcoming Events
Student Ministry 633 Summer Program
Middle & High Schoolers! Our Wednesday night program, 633, continues during the summer with Summer in Psalms! Join us for games, worship, and teaching. Come early to hang out! See the graphic above for event dates.
When: Wednesdays evenings
Time: 6:30pm (hang out beginning at 6:00pm)
Kids Ministry Family Pancake Breakfast/Open House
We are excited in Kids Ministry for this upcoming school year! We have a lot going on! Every Sunday, we have teachers in place to serve your children and help them learn more about Jesus and how to live for Him. At our August 8 breakfast, you will learn more about how Kids Ministry wants to partner with you as a family, and you will have the opportunity to meet your new Sunday School teachers. If you have a child in Kids Ministry, your whole family is invited to come have breakfast and fellowship with us.
When: Sunday, August 8
Time: 9:00am
Where: The Gym
DivorceCare
DivorceCare is a 14-week, Christ-centered, video-based ministry designed to reach and help people who have known the loneliness, loss of hope, bitterness and anger, feelings of rejection and shame, fears of the future, and the daily exhaustion that comes from divorce.
When: Begins Wednesday, August 11
Time: 6:30-8:00pm
Cost: $20 (manual/workbook)

Registration
While there is only one DivorceCare class, there will be two groups: in-person and online. Both groups will meet at the same time. Register for one group only.
Equipping Classes
West Park Equipping Classes start August 15! Seven Tracks are offered:
  • Family Track - Focuses on leading your family
  • Engaging the World Track - Equips you to share your faith with non-Christians
  • Basics Track - Focuses on basics of the Christian life
  • Connect Track - Helps connect you to community and ministry at West Park
  • Theology Track - Focuses on Christian beliefs
  • Bible Overview Track - Explores the story of the bible at 30,000 feet
  • Spiritual Growth and Change Track - Equips you to counsel others and point them to hope

Classes will meet at 9:15am on Sunday mornings. By registering for a track, you'll help us prepare. You can change tracks at any time once classes begin. Register here
Parents Day Out - New Baby Room Opening
Parents Day Out is taking registrations for our new Baby Room. This new option is for children 3 months-1 year of age.
When: Start date is August 16
Days: Mondays/Wednesdays
Time: 9:00am-1:30pm
Cost: $175/semester. Registration: $125 (nonrefundable)
Contact pdo@westparkbaptist.org for details and to register.
Parents Day Out - Substitute Teacher Position
Parents Day Out is looking for substitute teachers for the Fall semester. Hours are 9:00-1:30am. This is a paid position. Contact pdo@westparkbaptist.org if interested.
Picture this...it's a lovely August evening, we are all gathered around The Hub's outdoor stage sitting in lawn chairs or on blankets, or throwing a frisbee. Beautiful music is being played from the stage by our fellow Parkers, people are smiling, tapping along to the music, singing at the top of their lungs. Got the picture? Good! Join us!
When: Saturday, August 28
Time: 7:00-9:00pm
Where: The Hub (outdoors)
Ongoing Events
Bread of Life Food Pantry
Bread of Life Food Pantry is designed to meet the physical and, ultimately, the spiritual needs of our community. Food Pantry is open Mondays & Tuesdays, 4:00-6:00pm.
Renewal Ministry
RENEWAL is a ministry for those struggling with bondage to addiction of any kind. This ministry meets on Mondays at 6:00pm in The Hub.
Awana 2021-2022 Registration
Registration is open for Awana 2021-2022!
Jordan & Israel 2022 Tour
The Bible "will come to life" as you walk in the land Jesus walked, gaze on the beautiful view from the Mount of Olives, take in Nazareth's scenic mountains, take a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee, visit the Synagogues, the Dead Sea, the Temple Mount, the Garden Tomb, and so much more! Brochures for the Jordan & Israel 2022 tour can be found at the desk in the Welcome Center and Grand Foyer.
When: March 30-April 10, 2022
Leaders: Pastor Sam & Sue Polson
Contact: Cindy Reynolds at creynolds@westparkbaptist.org
Resources
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)

Volunteer Opportunities
ESL - Teach English, Make Friends!
The nations are at our doorstep! In our CedarBrook neighborhood, we have over 30 different nationalities represented. There's no greater way to reach the nations than by speaking the same language. And as students learn English, we develop relationships with them in order to share the love of Jesus Christ. Consider joining our team! Check out this video!
For more information, email esl@westparkbaptist.org.
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.
CedarBrook Outreach
Job Opening - Boys & Girls Club
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley-Middlebrook site at West Park Baptist is looking for part-time staff for both our summer and upcoming after school programs. If you know someone that is looking for a fun part-time job that has a flexible schedule, have them check out our job posting on Jobs - Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley (bgctnv.org)
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 Service Schedule
Sunday Services: 10:30am in the Auditorium and in The Hub
Livestream of the Auditorium Service: 10:30am
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