January 14, 2021
Sunday Morning Schedule
Beginning January 17, we return to holding the worship service in the auditorium at 10:30am. For the time being, no classes or groups will meet on Sunday mornings. Childcare will be provided for nursery through Kindergarten during the 10:30am service.

Due to the nature of classes requiring close proximity, face coverings are required when entering the buildings. The wearing of a face covering is required when entering the building and is strongly recommended during 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 Andrew Wood, Director of Hope Resource.
Guest Speaker for January 17
Andrew Wood, Director of Hope Resource
In conjunction with Sanctity of Life Sunday, the Director of Hope Resource, Andrew Wood, will be our guest speaker during the worship service.

Andrew joined HOPE in 2015 seeking to impact this city, state, and country for the cause of life. In this role, he leads an impressive team of professionals who graciously serve the men and women that walk through the doors of HOPE.

Andrew and his wife Erin are the proud parents to Gavin, Summer, Evelyn, and Charleigh and have called Knoxville home since 2008. 
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
We encourage everyone to watch our Sunday Morning Service online at 10:30am.
The Sanctity of Life
All life is sacred, holy, and precious to God. During the month of January, the West Park Prayer Ministry Team would like to encourage you to use this daily devotional guide as we focus on life from the "womb to the tomb".
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 csmith@westparkbaptist.org or call 865-690-0031.

Upcoming Events
Awana Registration & Assignments
Awana resumes January 20! We're looking forward to being back and catching up with everyone!

Moms! 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!!
When: Thursday, January 21
Time: 6:30pm
Save the Date!  The 8th annual Knoxville Run 4 Their Lives 5k Run/Walk event will be held in a virtual setting on January 30, 2021. Because of Knox County social distancing requirements, we are making this year’s event a virtual one. 

Freedom 4/24 is in partnership with Street Hope TN and they work to eliminate the sexual exploitation and trafficking of children in Tennessee and to provide safe environments that foster hope and healing through Jesus Christ. In Tennessee alone, there were 352 calls to the National Human Trafficking Hotline and 180 confirmed cases of human trafficking in 2019. 
 
Since COVID-19, reports are showing a fourfold increase in the number of child online sexual exploitation cases compared to 2019 - prevention is the key to ending this! Prevention is the theme for Run 4 Their Lives 2021 here in Knoxville!  
 
For more information and to register, visit https://knox.freedom424.org
DivorceCare
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 beginning February 10
Time:  6:30-8:00pm
Cost: $15 (includes materials)
GriefShare
If you have experienced the loss of someone close to you, consider joining 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: Thursdays beginning February 11
Time: 6:00pm

Global Missions
Global Missions Prayer Focus - January 2021

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
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
Join us as we look back at 2020 in our Review + Celebration! We will review the blessings that God brought us and the lows that God showed Himself faithful through! You won't want to miss this!
When: January 25
Time: 8:00pm
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
Sunday Service: 10:30am (in person)
Livestream: 10:30am
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