August 6, 2020
Sunday Morning Groups Survey & Registration
In order to plan for a successful restart of Sunday morning groups, our ministry staff needs to know how many people are planning to attend groups in Children's, Students, and Adult ministries. Please indicate your plans for joining a group by filling out this survey.

If you have any questions or want information on groups being offered, contact Christy by email at adults@westparkbaptist.org or by phone at 865 690-0031.
Please watch this video as Pastor Sam shares important information on the restart of Sunday morning groups.
Online Options for Sunday Services & Groups

Sunday Morning Service Schedule
As of July 1, Knox County is guided by the State of Tennessee Covid-19 guidelines as stated in the Tennessee Pledge. Therefore, the elders have determined the following regarding Sunday morning service:
  • There will be one Sunday morning service at 10:00am (in-person and online)
  • In-person seating capacity will be capped at 50%
  • Social distancing will be maintained
  • Face coverings are strongly recommended (see note below)
  • No registration is necessary

HOWEVER...

The Knox County Health Department passed an order effective July 3 that would require the wearing of face coverings in indoor public spaces. This order only applies to indoor public spaces such as store and restaurants. The wearing of a face covering is strongly recommended for our services at West Park.


Live-Stream - 10:00am
Join us online at 10:00am on Sunday morning for Sunday morning worship led by Pastor Doug and a message by Pastor Sam.

Children's Ministry
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.

Student Ministry
Student Ministries staff is working hard to continue engaging students & leaders in Christ Centered community in new ways while we face the COVID-19 situation. Our hope is that we can keep West Park Students growing in their relationship with Jesus and His church body everyday of the week.
Instagram is: @hubstudents
Facebook page is: TheHub

Senior Adult Ministry Class Online
We encourage everyone to attend the worship service or watch our Sunday Morning Service online at 10:00am. Then, join us for class at 4:00pm on Facebook at "The West Park Seniors". Everyone is welcome. 


Cancellations/Postponements

All Other Activities are Cancelled
All programs, ABFs, and groups are currently cancelled. If you have any questions, please contact your ministry leader.
Closed Captioning on YouTube
Do you find Closed Captioning helpful when watching our online services? Follow these steps to enable Closed Captioning on YouTube:
  1. Find a video you want to watch on YouTube® and click on it.
  2. On the bottom bar, look for the “Closed Captioning” icon “CC” and click on it.
  3. If the video supports subtitles, a pop-up window will appear with options.
  4. Select the language and the subtitles will be displayed at the bottom of the video.


Do you have a need?
We are here to help! Email us at letusknow@westparkbaptist.org.
Ways to Give Tithes & Offerings
Ministry is still happening! To support this, West Park offers 2 ways to give tithes & offerings:
  • Online
  • Mail your check to 8833 Middlebrook Pike, Knoxville, TN 37923
Upcoming Events
Back-to-School Backpacks
It’s time for children to head back to school! Our Backpack Outreach is kicking off; please consider donating a backpack for a child in our community who is heading back to school! Check out West Park’s website to sign up to donate a backpack and view the supply list. We will be collecting backpacks until Sunday, August 9. Filled backpacks can be dropped off in the Welcome Center or Front Lobby on Sunday mornings, or Monday-Thursday from 9:00am to 5:00pm before August 9.
Life@West Park
Our next Life@West Park class will be on Sunday, August 16, at 2:00pm. This will be an online, interactive video class for those who are interested in learning more about West Park or are ready to join in membership. This class is a wonderful overview of what community looks like here at West Park. Simply register by August 12 to participate. Materials and other information will be sent before the class. Register online or call the church office at 865-690-0031 to let us know you would like to participate.
When: Sunday, August 16
Time: 2:00pm
Cost: Free
Awana Registration is NOW OPEN!
Welcome back Awana Clubbers! Our desire is to offer our Awana program this fall starting on August 26. With the recent COVID pandemic, we do have additional safeguards in place for entering and exiting the building, and you will see those when you arrive in August. We also have a plan for Awana if we are closed down again and are shelter-at-home, and we'll send details if that happens. But for now, we plan to start up.

Please register your clubber to help us get them into their correct club and have their supplies ready for the first night. T&T clubbers have new shirts this year (the blue ones are still fine to wear) if you would like to purchase one! We look forward to seeing everyone back soon and we have missed you all!
When: Wednesdays beginning August 26
Time: 6:30pm
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: Begins Wednesday, August 26
Time:  6:30-8:00pm
Cost: $15 (includes materials)
Members Meeting
The Elders invite you to learn the State of the Church, including ministry and financial updates.
When: Sunday, August 30
Time: 4:30pm

"Love Listens" Gathering
We encourage you to attend our next "Love Listens" Gathering on August 30 at 5:00pm. We will hear what God is doing in the lives of our brothers and sisters. There will also be opportunities for dialogue about the issues facing our church today. Join us in-person or online.
When: Sunday, August 30
Time: 5:00pm
Resources
Love Listens - New Resources Available
On this page, you’ll find resources that accompany our Love Listens emphasis. Check back here periodically to access blog posts, videos, book recommendations and kids resources to help you love your neighbors, whatever their ethnicity and background, and pursue biblical justice to help those who are hurting and in need.
Pastor Sam's Newest 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)

Serving Opportunities
Volunteer Opportunity - Medical Team
Attention physicians, nurses, EMS personnel or first responders! We are in need of volunteers to minister as part of the West Park Medical Team. If you are active in or retired from 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.
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
RENEWAL Ministry Volunteer Opportunity
RENEWAL is a ministry that helps believers deal with enslaving sin habits. These habits span a wide range of issues, including addictions, mood disorders, lack of self-control and other behaviors that are dishonoring to God and crippling for them.  Renewal provides a faith-based approach that enables believers to proactively deal with these struggles and experience true, and lasting freedom.

RENEWAL needs your help. In order to build the support network required to effectively minister to every person participating in Renewal, three (3) additional individuals are needed to support the ministry. If you have a heart to help those who are struggling, we need you to consider joining the Renewal Team. Training is provided to equip you to serve, regardless of your background. What is required is a heart that is full of love and desire to walk with a great group of people who just need a helping hand. Please contact Scott Williams (865) 334-4870 for additional information. 
Global Missions

Global Missions Prayer Focus - August 2020
Romania – Alpinis Project Update
Here is an update on our Romanian partner Emil Toader and the Alpinis Project. Our church was able to give towards this project and we have partnered with Romania for over 20 years. This addition to the existing conference center will be used to minister to at-risk youth, pastor’s training and conferences, team building activities, retreats, camps and more. Alpinis has impacted the lives of over 3,750 individuals for Christ in the last five years alone. Click HERE to see how God is using our partners to reach others for Christ!
Colombia Update - Daniel and Jennifer Mee
Click HERE to check out an update from our partners in Colombia, Daniel & Jennifer Mee. Pray for them as they continue to be lock-down due to COVID-19.
Knoxville Internationals Network (KIN)


CedarBrook Outreach
Mobile Food Pantry
Are you looking for a great way to reach our community with compassion, truth, and hope? We are looking for 10 volunteers to commit to at least one distribution per month. Volunteers will register clients, answer questions, and help distribute food. All volunteers will meet at the food truck site. In the case of inclement weather (thunderstorms, snow, etc.), please check the Knoxville Dream Center Facebook page or call (865) 688-9636 to see of the Mobile Food Pantry will be serving that day. For more information or to volunteer, contact info@cedarbrookoutreach.org.
CedarBrook Outreach is actively meeting the needs of our community during this time of crisis. For updates on what they are doing and ways to be involved, visit their Facebook page.
West Park Services
10:00am
Livestream at 10:00am
No ABFs or large groups are meeting at this time.
Offering - 08/02/2020
General Fund - $52,107
Global Missions - $379
Community Care - $323
Building Fund - $323
Benevolence - $375
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