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Where will you go.do. ?

Jesus calls us to Go. Do

During the month of September,  the people of 1st United Methodist Church invite you to live out that call through the church's day to day work and in the the mission field. 

Scroll down for a look at the special projects happening in September 2017

or click here to learn about ongoing ways for you to Go.Do.

  • Reading Days at Local Schools

    Details for this event are still being worked out.  If you are interested in reading to kids as part of the Go.Do. month please send us your information by clicking here

  • Saturday, September 2nd

    10:00 am

    Flood buckets for UMCOR

    The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) works to be prepared to respond as soon as disaster strikes a community.  In the past year, flooding in many parts of the country have increased demand for cleaning buckets which UMCOR provides as part of its disaster assistance.   Come help fill buckets with the needed supplies.

    *No sign up needed, just come ready to work. 

  • Wednesday, September 6th

    Card making for KARM

    In 2016, you helped make  300 cards made at a Go.Do. event that were taken to  Knox Area Rescue Ministries in Knoxville.   We're hoping you will be helping us make these cards again on September 6th.  Each  card will be left on the beds at the KARM shelter to let the people there know that the people of 1st UMC are praying for them.  

    *No sign up needed, just come ready to make cards.

  • Saturday, September 9th

    Sunday, September 10th

    9:00 am to 12:00 pm

    KARM Donation Trailer

    It's time to clean out your closets, your storage sheds, or your garage and help out Knox Area Rescue Ministries.  On this weekend, there will be a KARM trailer set up in the church parking lot where you can bring your items.  The more you donate, the more you help. KARM gives 1st UMC gift cards to the KARM stores based on how much is donated.  The church then has the cards available to give to people in need.   (The church can also get credit for the donations if you mention 1st UMC when you drop off items at a KARM store.)

     (Click here for a full list of what you can donate)

  • Agency Tours

    New Hope Children's Advocacy Center

    Family Promise Day Center

    Wednesday, September 13th

    9:00 am

    Join us for a behind the scenes tour of these two facilities.

    Please sign up here to let us know you're coming. 

  • Saturday, September 16th

    Housing Repair Collaborative

    Volunteers are needed to go out and do some minor repair work at local homes.  If you are interested please sign up by clicking here. 

  • Sunday, September 17th

    Donation drive for:

    New Hope Children's Advocacy Center

    Donation boxes will be set up around the church on this Sunday to collect individually wrapped healthy snacks and juice boxes.

  • Wednesday, September 20th

    9:15 am

    KARM Tour - Knoxville

    Each day, Knox Area Rescue Ministries provides help for hundreds of people in need.  KARM is much more than just a shelter for the homeless.  As part of our Go.Do. focus in September, you are invited to go on a  tour of KARM  operations in Knoxville. While there you will learning how they help not only rescue the homeless, but also help restore their lives, all in the name of Christ. 

    *Please sign up by clicking here

  • Thursday, September 21st

    Susannah's House Tour

    Leaving the church at 9:15 am

    Join member of the United Methodist Women in travelling to Knoxville for a behind the scenes tour of Susannah's House.  It is a faith-based, not for profit, facility with programs to provide ongoing treatment and support to mothers in recovery and their children.   

    Please sign up here if you plan on going.  We will be taking the church buses. 

    If you would like to learn more about Susannah's House, click here. 

  • Sunday, September 24th

    Conversation Matters: Poverty Simulation

    5:00 pm

    Asbury Hall

    More information on this event, coming soon.

    Please help us get an idea on how many people to prepare for by signing up here

  • Wednesday, September 27th

    J.O.Y. Fellowship Lunch

    Presentation on Henderson Settlement

    (w/Mike Feely)

    Noon in Asbury Hall

    The Henderson Settlement is located in Frakes, KY and is part of the Red Bird Missionary Conference of the United Methodist Church.  This mountain mission has been helping people in this isolated part of the mountains since 1925.  Mike Feely, the director of Mission Advancement at Henderson Settlement, will fill you in on the mission's rich history and how it's helping today.   He'll also have apple butter and crafts from the mission to sell during this J.O.Y. Fellowship event.   

    Lunch is $5.   Please click here to sign up.

  • Saturday, September 30th

    Blanket Making for Local Agencies

    10:00 am

    Please consider bringing 1 yeard of fleece fabric as we make blankets to take to local agencies.

    *No sign up needed for this event.