Programmatic Opportunities

If you would like to receive monthly youth calendars, please contact Keli Shipley at keli@fpcknox.org.

Sunday School @ 9:45 a.m. – 10:40 a.m. each Sunday, unless otherwise listed.

Middle School Class (6th-8th graders) taught by Carter Habeeb and Eric Lipka on the fifth floor (“Heaven”), located above the sanctuary.

High School Class (9th-12th graders) taught by Rob Jones and Brent Trentham on the fourth floor (“Promised Land”), located above the sanctuary.

Confirmation Class taught by a variety of church members. This course is taught as a membership course for youth who are either in eighth grade or older to learn more about how to articulate their faith and become members of our church body.

Confirmands (and Elder Friends) for 2015-2016 are Nicholas Bolinger (Colleen Riordan), Nicholas Cassell (Brian Lapps), Mandi Chadwell (Jennifer Manrod), Archie Pennoyer (Craig Wrisberg), Zach Ramsay (Kenny Christiansen), and Harrison Williams (Preston Smith).

Worshipful Wednesday

Dinner in the Fellowship Hall @ 5:30 p.m.

Middle School Class @ 6:15 p.m. in the Middle School Room, located on the 5th Floor

High School Class @ 6:15 p.m. in the High School Room, located on the 4th Floor

Presbytery of East Tennessee Coordinate Events

Quarterly meetings with Lake Hills, Lake Forest, Second, and Graystone Presbyterian Churches.

Barnabas Program

The Barnabas Program is named after an early church leader who was known to be the “son of encouragement” (Acts 4:37). Barnabas sought out and assisted others, exhibited personal courage while risking his life and reputation, and was known for “his goodness, faith, big heartedness, courage, generosity, humbleness, self-sacrifice, open-mindedness, boldness, and that he was full of the Holy Spirit” (biblicalarchaeology.org). This program is organized by Emily Smith, memilysmith@gmail.com

The Barnabas Program cultivates a friendship between an adult and a youth of the church, suggesting that the Barnabas or adult to…

a) pray for the youth as they grow within the church and the world

b) serve as an anonymous encourager for a middle schooler or a high schooler

c) send small gifts or notes of encouragement around 4 times throughout the year (Halloween, Christmas, Valentine’s Day, and their birthday)

d) attend Youth Sunday on February 7th, 2016 for the Barnabas Reveal

e) continue to cultivate a friendship with the youth (sitting with one another a church, going out to lunch, participating in community service opportunities with one another, etc.)

The Turnip Greens

This group is open to anyone in the church who would like to sing or play an instrument during a variety of services throughout the year. Each February during Youth Sunday (worship service led completely by the youth—Sunday, February 7th, 2016), the Turnip Greens are in charge of almost all of the music. The schedule changes each year, so please contact Chris McAdoo, chrisvmcadoo@gmail.com if you are interested in participating!