First Presbyterian Church, Knoxville, is seeking a new Youth Ministry Coordinator to lead a dynamic and rapidly growing youth program. Position is 100 hours/month flexible schedule. Religious education/experience preferred with minimum salary of $15,000 annually (part time – no benefits). All interested parties should contact First Presbyterian Church 620 State St. Knoxville, TN 37902. Phone 865-546-2531. Email: Church@fpcknox.org
What’s the Worth of Worship? During the summer, our three primary worship leaders will do a series on the nature of Presbyterian worship – what we do and why. William Pender, Paul Rader, and Ashley Burell will lead this series, beginning on Sunday, June 9, in the chapel during the Sunday school hour (through August 11). Let’s explore together the worth of worship!
Everyone is invited to come to the fair this year! “What fair?” you may ask. The “Everywhere Fun Fair!!!” This year’s Vacation Bible School will be held June 3rd through June 6th. All kids: baby through youth will learn how to be good neighbors while exploring stories from the Bible and learning about a few of our Global Neighbors through story, craft, recreation, and experiments. Adults will learn about how we are neighborly through our missions with some very special guests. Each night will start with kid-friendly dinner at 5:30pm. Programs will start at 6pm and wrap up at 8pm. We are still looking for adult helpers. Keep an eye out for more details in the Turnip Patch Times, website, and around the church! Please see Brianna Cook, or email at firstname.lastname@example.org, for more information.
Vacation Bible School Dinner Menus:
Monday, June 3 – Japan
Tossed Salad, Veggies and Dip, Grilled Chicken Tenders, Rice with peas and carrots, Mandarin Oranges, Rolls, Ice Cream Cups
Tuesday, June 4 – United Kingdom
Tossed Salad, Veggies and Dip, Toasted Cheese Sandwiches, Fish and Chips, Berries, Scottish Oatmeal Cookies with Raisins
Wednesday, June 5 – Australia
Tossed Salad, Veggie and Dip, Sloppy Joes on Bun, Chips, Baked Beans, Granny Smith and Pink Lady Apple Slices, Chocolate Crackles
Thursday, June 6 – Mexico
Tossed Salad, Chips and Salsa, Tacos (corn taco shells and soft flour shells), Lettuce, tomato, sour cream, shredded cheese, Black Beans, Pineapple, mango, papaya and banana, Tres Leche Cake
Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwiches offered nightly.
Child – (6-11 years old) $3.00; Youth (12-18 years old) $4.00; Adult $5.00
A new member class will begin on June 9th. It will be held during the Sunday school hour, at 9:45 a.m., in the Parlor. The Parlor is located in the third floor hallway across from the Chapel. The class will also meet on June 16th. At the end of the session on June 16th, there will be an opportunity to join the church, but there is no obligation to do so.
The Fighting Turnips Co-Ed Softball Team will begin playing on Monday, April 15.
Games will be played at Caswell Park, 620 Winona Street, Knoxville, 37917.
Entry fee for all fans is $1.00, which not only gets you into the game, but you also get either a free popcorn or bottle of water.
Directions to Caswell Park: On I-40, take Hall of Fame exit. Head south on Hall of Fame Dr.; turn left onto Fifth Ave.; turn left onto Winona Ave.; ballpark will be on the right.
The schedule for our games:
ADULT WEDNESDAY NIGHT PROGRAMS APRIL 3 – MAY 8, 2013
The book of Leviticus provides much of the background for the teachings of Rabbic Judaism, the Roman Catholic Church (on certain subjects), and of Jesus himself. This six-week series will offer an overview of Leviticus, an exploration of some of its major themes, and a detailed look at what is known as “the holiness code.” This class will be led by Paul Rader.
The proverb “Know Thyself” is a theme from both ancient Egypt and ancient Greece. Benjamin Franklin noted: “There are three things extremely hard, Steel, a Diamond, and to know one’s self.” In this Wednesday night series, we will use the Myers-Brigg Personality typology to reflect on how our knowledge of self is part of our spiritual journey (there will be the opportunity to take a personality inventory). This class will be led by William Pender.
“The Law of Love Lessons from the Pages of Deuteronomy” by Beth Moore is a lecture study with a workbook to be completed in class. Beth will take us on a scenic tour, not verse by verse, of Deuteronomy with 6 stops.Our goal is to discover the book of Deuteronomy, entirely the words of Moses, so dramatically that our lives will never be the same.
Class begins promptly at 6:00 pm! The cost of the workbook is $10. This class will be led by Pam Teague.
The book for June will be Desert Queen by Janet Wallach. In this incident-packed biography of Gertrude Bell, the author reveals a woman whose achievements and independent spirit were especially remarkable for her times, and a woman who brought the same passion and intensity to her explorations as she did to her rich romantic life. Turning her back on her privileged life in Victorian England, Gertrude Bell (1868-1926), fired by her innate curiosity, journeyed the world and became fascinated with all things Arab. Traveling the length and breadth of the Arab region, armed with a love for its language and its people, she not only produced several enormously popular books based on her experiences but became instrumental to the British foreign office. When World War I erupted, and the British needed the loyalty of the Arab leaders, it was Gertrude Bell’s work and connections that helped provided the brain for T. E. Lawrence’s military brawn. After the war she participated in both the Paris and Cairo conferences, played a major role in creating the modern Middle East, and was generally considered the most powerful woman in the British Empire.
The Music at First Church Series is made possible by the generous gifts of donors. This year’s series features concerts by: Off Kilter, a unique popular and folk music ensemble of Maryville College; the Knoxville Early Music Project (KEMP); the College of Wooster Symphonic Band, Pipes & Drums, and Dancers; and Knox Brass Worx, who will play for our church’s 220th celebration. Click the link below to see the Concert Series brochure.
New room assignments starting Sunday, August 28 (after Rally Day):
James Park/Rosa Scott/Rule Class – James Park Room on 2nd floor
Carrick Class – Last classroom under the Chapel (old Foundation Builders’ Room) CLASSROOM #3
Discipleship Class – First classroom under the Chapel (old middle school classroom)CLASSROOM #1
Foundation Builders’ Class – Room next to Columbarium on 3rd floor (old Discipleship classroom) CLASSROOM #4
New Horizons Class – Middle classroom under the Chapel (old high school classroom)CLASSROOM #2
Middle School and High School – Promised Land (4th floor, in separate classrooms)
Please note that the elevator does not stop on the 4th or 5th floors.
Questions? Please call the church office at 546-2531
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