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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.

  • 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 yard of fleece fabric as we make blankets to take to local agencies.

    *No sign up needed for this event.

  • Held on Sunday, September 24th

    Conversation Matters: Poverty Simulation

    The poverty simulation experience was designed to help participants begin to

    understand what it might be like to live in a typical low-income family trying to

    survive from month to month.  More than 50 people participated. 

  • Held on Saturday, September 23rd

    Rise Against Hunger (formerly Stop Hunger Now)

    This was one of the most popular Go.Do. activities.  Dozens of people came out on a Saturday morning to help   Rise Against Hunger, an international hunger relief organization which distributes food and aid to countries around the world.    Rise Against Hunger has a goal of ending hunger by 2030. 


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  • Susannah's House Tour

    Happened on September 21st

    Susannah's house 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. 

  • KARM Tour - Knoxville

    Happened Wednesday, September 20th

    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, several people from 1st UMC took a  tour of KARM  operations in Knoxville. While there they learned  how KARM  helps rescue the homeless and helps them restore their lives, all in the name of Christ. 

  • Reading Days at Local Schools

    Throughout the month, volunteers have been going to local schools and reading to students. 

  • Donation drive for:

    New Hope Children's Advocacy Center

    Happened on Sunday, September 17th

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

  • Helping with home repairs

    Happened on Saturday, September 16th

    A group ready to Go.Do. came out early on this Saturday morning to pour some concrete, do a little painting and more as part of the  Housing Repair Collaborative.

  • Agency Tours

    New Hope Children's Advocacy Center

    Family Promise Day Center

    Happened on September 13th

    A group from 1st UMC took a behind the scenes tour of the New Hope Children's Advocacy Center and the new Family Promise Day Center.  Both organizations are supported by the church and are each are working to change lives. 

    New Hope Children's Advocacy Center's mission is to restore hope to abused and traumatized children and their families.  The center is one of 500 CACs across the country.  By working with local law enforcement and child services agencies, New Hope is able to have children tell their stories of abuse in a safe place, "one story, one time,  one place.

    Family Promise helps homeless families in crisis get back on their feet by not only offering shelter through a network of churches, but also transitional housing programs and follow ups aimed at getting families into permanent housing.   They are able to do this through a network of churches (including 1st UMC) that are able to serve as shelters through the promise. 

  • KARM Donation Trailer

    Happened on Saturday, September 9th

    and Sunday, September 10th

    Thanks to everyone who brought items to the donation trailer for Knox Area Rescue ministries.  Remember, you can always donate items at any KARM Store and if you tell them you are with 1st United Methodist Church, we will get credit for those donations.  The church receives KARM gift cards we can give to people in need. 

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

  • Flood buckets packed for UMCOR

    Happened on Saturday, September 2nd

    58 people turned out on a Saturday morning to help pack 30 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.  

  • 1000 cards made for KARM

    Happened on Wednesday, September 7th

    A group of folks came out on this Wednesday morning to make 1000 small cards that will be taken to  Knox Area Rescue Ministries where they will be placed on the beds at the shelter.  Each lets the people there know that the people of 1st UMC are praying for them.