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upcoming events  

and registration

Scroll down for a quick look at what's Happening at 1st in the coming weeks

and a look at the daily calendar.


For events needing signups, just click on the highlighted text.


Click here to read the church newsletter, The Church Bell.


EVENT PROMOTION FORM

Do you have a church related event you would like us to promote?

If so, click here, fill out the form and let us know about it.

Please provide us the information at least a month before the event.  


  • Habitat for Humanity Work Day

    Saturday, February 18th

    8:30 am to 12:30 pm

    207 W. Howe Street in Alcoa

    Work on this Maryville District UMC project has progressed quickly.  Now it's time to do some painting.   Come out on the 18th, pick up a paint brush and help us get the home ready for the family moving in soon.   No sign up is needed, just show up ready to work.  (If it is raining and/or snowing then the work day may be rescheduled).

  • J.O.Y. Fellowship Lunch

    Maryville Police Dept. K-9 Unit

    Wednesday, February 22nd

    Noon in Asbury Hall

    Have you ever wondered how the K-9 unit works to fight crime and protect you and your family?  At this JOY Fellowship event, you'll get some answers as the Maryville Police Department and its K-9 officers come to 1st UMC.


    Lunch is $5.


    Please sign up by clicking here. 

  • What is Lent all about?

    Wednesday, March 1st

    7:40 pm (following Celebrate Recovery worship)

    Get an introduction to scripture and traditions surrounding Ash Wednesday and Lent.

  • More than Enough:

    Living Abundantly in a Culture of Excess

    with Rev. Sarah Slack

    Wednesdays at 10:00 am (Beginning March 1st)

    Room 205

    The choices we make have an impact on the world around us as well as other people. This study uses a blend of practical reflection and insight on certain topics to help you find ways to use your choices to help others while finding joy in your own life.

    The cost of the book for the study is $15.

    Please sign up for the study here.

  • A World Worth Saving

    with Rev. Catherine Nance

    Monday mornings at 10:00 am

    Beginning March 6th


    Sunday evenings at 6:30 pm

    Beginning March 12th

    (from the book's website)

    "This study is for anyone who dismisses Lent as a seemingly endless time of self-sacrifice and introspection. This 6-week study for Lent offers a breath of fresh air. It connects prayer and other inner spiritual practices with outward actions of mercy and compassion.

    George Donigian guides you to grow in your prayer life by praying about daily news reports, discovering the needs around you, and responding with love and compassion. You will discover ways to :

    · serve others

    · feed the hungry

    · seek justice and fight injustice

    · offer healing

    · extend friendship


    The author’s conversational style and use of well-known hymn texts will engage you in this energizing Lenten study."

    Books may be purchased online at Amazon.com


    Please sign up for the Monday morning  study here.

    Please sign up for the Sunday evening study here.



  • Know the Story

    with Rev. Catherine Nance

    Wednesday evenings at 7:40 pm

    Beginning March 8th

    This five week study compares the Gospel texts on the events leading up to Holy Week.

    (People attending Celebrate Recovery are encouraged to sign up for this Wednesday night study.)


    March 8th - Mark

    March 15th - Matthew

    March 22nd - Luke

    March 29th - John

    April 5th - Paul




    Please sign up for the Wednesday evening study here.  

  • CAST SINGLES' MINISTRY

    UPCOMING EVENTS - SPRING 2017

    U.S. Army Field Band and Soldiers’ Chorus Concert

    Clayton Center, Maryville College

    Saturday, March 19, 2017 @ 3:00 PM

    Tickets are free, must be reserved, deadline March 1


    March Meeting and Potluck Luncheon

    Sunday, March 19th

    1:00 to 3:00 pm

    Wesley Hall

    Sign up here to RSVP by March 15th


    Flying Karamazov Brothers Performance

    Clayton Center, Maryville Concert

    Thursday, April 6, 2017 @ 7:00 PM

    Tickets: $26.55 for 10+ tickets, 


    Contact Dana Hogan at dahogan22@hotmail.com for more information or to reserve tickets to either of these events. 

  • Help hand out treat bags at Welcome Table

    2nd Thursday of each month

    1st Kids Ministries needs your help handing out treat bags at Welcome Table on the second Thursday of each month. (5:00 pm)


    Please click here and let us know when you (and your children) can help. 

  • Vacation Bible School

    June 4th - June 7th

    Volunteer to be a part of the fun!

    Click here to fill out the volunteer form.

    For more information contact Denise Johns at 982-1273 or djohns@1stchurch.org

daily calendar

Friday, February 17th

10:00 am Covenant Bible Study - Session 3, 205


Saturday, February 18th

 *No Pickleball


Sunday, February 19th

*Family Promise Host Week

  7:35 am Morning Glory Chorus Rehearsal, 249

   8:15 am Traditional Worship, Sanctuary (Upper Level)

  9:15 am Sunday School, various rooms

10:30 am Traditional Worship, Sanctuary (Upper Level)

10:30 am Contemporary Worship, Asbury (Lower Level)

  4:30 pm Youth Handbells, 252, 254

  5:00 pm Confirmation Class, 202

  5:10 pm  Celebration Singers, 249, 254

  5:30 pm Evensong Handbells, 252

  6:00 pm Youth Fellowship & Worship


Monday, February 20th

10:00 am Book Club, 202

*No Children's Choirs


Tuesday, February 21st

10:00 am Study of Mark (with Bonnie VanPelt), 152

  *No Pickleball


Wednesday, February 22nd

  9:30 am After the Boxes are Unpacked, Women's Study, 254

  4:00 pm Covenant Bible Study- Session 1, 205


Celebrate Recovery, Asbury Hall (Lower Level)

  5:30 pm Light Meal

  6:30 pm Worship - Confessing our faults with Rev. Parker Benson

  7:40 pm Small Groups

 

  7:30 pm Chancel Choir, 249


Thursday, February 23rd

  6:00 am Men's Bible Study, 254

  5:00 pm Welcome Table, Asbury Hall (Lower Level)


Friday, February 24th

10:00 am Covenant Bible Study - Session 3, 205


Sunday, February 26th

  7:35 am Morning Glory Chorus Rehearsal, 249

   8:15 am Traditional Worship, Sanctuary (Upper Level)

  9:15 am Sunday School, various rooms

10:30 am Traditional Worship, Sanctuary (Upper Level)

10:30 am Contemporary Worship, Asbury (Lower Level)

11:30 am CMAT

  4:00 pm Outreach Team, 205

  4:30 pm Youth Handbells, 252, 254

  5:00 pm Confirmation Class, 202

  5:10 pm Celebration Singers, 249, 254

  5:30 pm Evensong Handbells, 252

  6:00 pm Youth Fellowship & Worship


Monday, February 27th

10:00 am Book Club, 202

   

   3:30 pm  Children's Choirs

                          Primary Praise (K-1)

                          Merrymakers (2nd-3rd)

                          Joy Singers (4th - 6th)


   7:00 pm  Church Council, 202


Tuesday, February 28th

10:00 am Study of Mark (with Bonnie VanPelt), 152

   7:00 pm  Pickleball, Asbury Hall (Lower Level)


Wednesday, March 1st

Ash Wednesday

  6:30 am  Imposition of Ashes, Sanctuary

  9:30 am After the Boxes are Unpacked, Women's Study, 254

12:00 pm Noonday Ash Wednesday Worship, Sanctuary (Upper Level)

  4:00 pm Covenant Bible Study- Session 1, 205


Ash Wedneday at Celebrate Recovery, Asbury Hall (Lower Level)

  5:30 pm Light Meal

  6:30 pm Worship - Rev. Charles Maynard

  7:40 pm Small Groups

 

  7:30 pm Chancel Choir, 249


Thursday, March 2nd

  6:00 am Men's Bible Study, 254

  5:00 pm Welcome Table, Asbury Hall (Lower Level)


Friday, March 3rd

10:00 am Covenant Bible Study - Session 3, 205


Saturday, March 4th

  9:00 am  Pickleball, Asbury Hall  (Lower Level)