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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 2018

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


  • Rise Against Hunger

    Saturday, September 22nd

    10:00 am in Asbury Hall

    Each year during our GO.DO. month, this is probably the most popular activity.  Through teamwork and motivation, you and dozens of other people work to fill thousands of bags of food to aid in international hunger relief.   


    Rise Against Hunger, is an international hunger relief organization which distributes food and aid around the world.  The organization has a goal of ending hunger by 2030. 

  • Sunday, September 23rd

    Bridges Out of Poverty

    5:00 pm in Asbury Hall (lower level)

    Wendy Wand from the United Way joins us for this special Conversation Matters event.  During this time she will lead everyone in an abbreviated Bridges Out of Poverty training and discussion. 

  • Sunday, September 23rd

    Sunday, September 30th

    Collection for Wesley House Seniors

    When the senior women of Wesley House get together, they like to play games like Bingo.  The prizes are things like dish soap, paper towels and toilet paper, items they can not buy with the aid they receive.   Help brighten these women's day by pitching in to make sure they have plenty of prizes to go around.


    Just bring in the following items on these two Sundays and leave them in the area in front of the church office.  

    • Dish Soap
    • Paper Towels
    • Toilet Paper
  • Wednesday, September 26th

    Tour of Wesley House

    9:15 am

    For more than a hundred years, Wesley House has helped to build a stronger community through a variety of programs in inner-city Knoxville. With programs for children and senior citizens, this United Methodist supported ministry really makes a big impact on the people it serves. 


    Come and get a tour of Wesley House, which is located inside an old school building, and learn how your support is working to change lives. 

    When you return from the tour, please join us for the J.O.Y. Fellowship Lunch. at Noon in Asbury Hall. (Lunch costs $5)

  • J.O.Y. Fellowship Lunch

    The Ministry of Susannah's House

    September 26th @Noon

    Asbury Hall (lower level)

    Susannah's House in Knoxville is an Intensive Outpatient Recovery Program for mothers in recovery. It was started by Cokesbury UMC back in 2013. As part of our focus to #GoDo this month, the executive director of Susannah's House, Rev. Rebekah Fetzer brings you a closer look at this ministry and how you can help its mission. 


    Lunch is $5   -  Click here to sign up.  


  • GO.DO. Packing Flood Buckets

    *50 buckets packed on September 1st

    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.  


    On this Saturday morning help us take the collected and purchased supplies and put them into the buckets to be taken to UMCOR

  • Tour of Good Neighbors of Blount County

    *Happened September 12th

    The mission of Good Neighbors of Blount County is to help people out of a temporary crisis.  Recently, this organization moved to a new home on West Broadway.   During this Go.Do. trip, people got a tour of the new location and learned more about the process neighbors go through when asking for help from Good Neighbors. 

  • *Happened on Saturday, September 15th

    Community Workday

    w/Home Repair Collaborative


  • KARM Donation Trailer

    Thanks for the donations!

    If you missed this opportunity, you can always take items to your local KARM Store.  Just be sure and tell them you are with 1st United Methodist Church, and the church will get credit for those donations.  In return, the church receives gift cards for KARM stores that we can give to people in need. 


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

  • Tour of Community Food Connection

    *Happened on September 17th

    Each month, the Community Food Connection of Blount County serves 4500 people (including 1200 children and 1600 senior citizens).  This all volunteer organization receives support from churches like 1st UMC, civic groups, individuals and many others.  


    As you GO.DO. in September, please consider coming to take a tour of the Food Connection's operations and learn how your support helps alleviate hunger here in Blount County. 


    For more information on the Community Food Connection visit their website: cfcblount.org