Programs and events at local worship centers – go knoxville story


Package meals for the hungry

Fairview United Methodist Church, 2508 Old Niles Ferry Rd. in Maryville is hoping to help feed those who are hungry by partnering with Stop Hunger Now to host a meal-packaging event at the church on Sunday, Oct. 25. Church members and community members will work in teams to set up and take down packaging stations and equipment, fill bins with raw ingredients,

scoop ingredients into meal bags, weigh and seal the bags, box and stack them on pallets and load the pallets and equipment onto a truck. It is an energetic, hands-on way to get involved in feeding hungry people all around the world.

The goal is to package 40,000 meals in four one-hour work shifts. The action begins with the first shift from 9:45-10:45 a. m. Remaining shifts are 11 a. m.-noon, 1-2 p. m. and 2-3 p. m.

A free hot dog lunch will be served from noon until 1 p. m. During that time, attendees can browse the Missions Fair under the “big top tent” on Fairview’s front lawn.

The event is free and the public is invited to come and participate. Worship services emphasizing missions outreach will be at 8:30 a. m. and 11 a. m.

To participate, go to http://events. stophungernow. org/Fairview.

Info: 865-983-2080 or email Nancy Gregg at greggns@gmail. com.

Gospel concert set for Nov. 12

Mark Lowry & The Martins in Concert will feature sounds from gospel, a cappella and classic Christian music on Thursday, Nov. 12, at First Baptist Church, 2085 Simpson Road East, Lenoir City. The show begins at 7 p. m.

Lowry is best known for penning the Christmas classic, “Mary Did You Know?” and for years singing baritone in the Gaither Vocal Band.

The musical family The Martins is known for crossing Christian music boundaries and was nominated for a Grammy Award in 2015.

Advance tickets are $23 for general admission, $28 for artist circle, $75 VIP and $20 each for groups of 10 or more. Tickets can be purchased by phone at 855-223-1008 or online at marklowry. com. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors open at 6 p. m.

Other programs and events coming up around the area:

First Farragut United Methodist Church: Trunk or Treat 6-7 p. m. Wednesday, Oct. 28. Come costumed for family fun and games (with a little candy). 12733 Kingston Pike. Info: Paige Morgan, director of children and family ministries, at 865-966-8430 or email pmorgan@ffmuc. org.

Colonial Heights United Methodist Church: Trunk or treat, 6-7:30 p. m. Wednesday Oct. 28. Costumes welcome, bring your kids for a fun evening with hotdogs and cookies. 6521 Chapman Highway. Info: call church office 10 a. m.-2 p. m. weekdays at 865-577-2727.

Beaver Ridge United Methodist Church: Fall Festival and Trunk or Treat 4-6 p. m. Sunday, Oct. 25, Free fun event with inflatables, hay rides, games, and food. Openings still available for craft vendors for Nov. 21 craft fair. Info: 865-690-1060. www. beaverridgeumc. org.

Trinity United Methodist Church: Annual craft sale, fall festival, trunk or treat, Saturday, Oct. 24. 9 a. m.-3 p. m. is the craft sale; 4-7 p. m. the fall festival; 7 p. m. trunk or treat. 5613 Western Ave. For more information, call Jean Fraley, 865-556-4562.

City View Baptist Church: Trunk or Treat, 6-8 p. m. Wednesday, Oct. 28. Free evening with treats, activities and special features. 2311 Fine Ave., Knoxville. For more information, call 865-522-2364 or visit www. cityview-knox. org.

Sycamore Tree United Methodist Church: Family Fall Celebration, 4-6 p. m. Sunday, Oct. 25, Free event with carnival games, prizes, inflatables, free dinner, trunk or treat and more. 1830 Clydesdale St., Maryville.

Refreshing Springs Church of God in Christ: Pre-pastoral Anniversary Service, 4 p. m. Sunday, Oct. 25. Guests include Missionary Julia Walker, Minister David Dupree and Mrs. Lashaun Johnson, poetry by Ms. Miracle McGhee and music by Trinity Seventh-Day Adventist Church Praise and Worship Team. 1110 Ohio Ave. Info: Derrick Washington at 865-333-2356.

Powell Church of God: Celebration of 43rd anniversary and Pastor Jerry Cox’s 35th anniversary as lead pastor, 10:30 a. m., Sunday, Oct. 25. Guest speakers Bishop Danny Sellars of Mount Juliet, Tenn., and Pastor Cox’s son and daughter, Rev. Michael Cox and Rev. Tammi Vega. Music and singing by Jihan Cox, and the church musical team. Lunch after service. 8109 Sharp Road, half mile off Emory Road. Info: 865-938-2522 or 414-6205.

Episcopal Church of the Ascension: All Hallow’s Eve service begins at the cemetery beside the church at 5:30 p. m. Sunday, Oct. 25, and moves in procession to the church for Service of Light. Comfortable clothing recommended; costumes encouraged. Harvest reception afterward in parish hall. 800 Northshore Drive. Info: James Garvey at 865-588-0589.

World for Christ Church Inc.: Halloween alternative for kids and adults with candy, urban gospel music, dancing and fun starts at 6 p. m. Saturday, Oct. 31. 4611 Central Avenue Pike. Info: 865-255-1837.

Heska Amuna Synagogue: Tables for artists and crafters are still available for the Sisterhood Arts, Crafts and Bake Sale, at 10 a. m.-2 p. m. on Sunday, Nov. 8. Call Harriet Glasman at 865-671-2698. Event benefits the work of the Sisterhood.

Christus Victor Lutheran Church: Rummage Sale-Christmas Shop-Sweet Shop 8 a. m.-5 p. m. Friday, Oct. 30, and 8 a. m. to noon, Saturday, Oct.31. 4110 Central Avenue Pike. For more information, call 865-687-6622.

Mount Harmony Baptist Church: Benefit Singing, 7 p. m. Saturday, Oct. 31, to assist Melissa Dake Aldridge with medical expenses. Singing group is Barry Rowland and Deliverance. (Optional, wear pink in support of Melissa and all those affected by breast cancer.) 819 Raccoon Valley Road, 1 mile west of I-75 at exit 117.

South Knoxville Baptist Church: Trunk or Treat from 6 to 8 p. m. Wednesday, Oct. 28, in church’s lower parking lot. 522 Sevier Ave.

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