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HAPPENING AT 1ST

There are very few days throughout the course of the year where there isn't something Happening at 1st.  From small group studies to big events like the Fall Festival at 1st, we want to make sure you are in the know when it comes to things to do outside of worship.  Just scroll down this page to learn more about upcoming events and follow the links to sign up for them (when requested). 


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  • hunger on college campuses

    a conversation matters presentation

    sunday, february 24th

    5:00 pm in asbury hall

    A 2018 report by the Hope Center estimates that over one third of 4 year college and university students in the United States experience food- and housing insecurity. The figure is higher for community college students. Pellissippi State already has a campus food pantry program. Maryville College has begun to explore the issue on its campus.


    Andrew Irvine, Associate Professor of Philosophy and Religion at Maryville College, will present on the topic of Hunger and Theology. Irvine introduced a new core curriculum course on this topic in 2017. He will share what he has learned about the impacts of hunger, theological meanings of hunger, and teaching to engage students in action.

  • women of tennessee: past and present

    a j.o.y. fellowship luncheon

    wednesday, february 27th

    noon in asbury hall

    Lynn Fox loves Tennessee history. In fact you often see him playing the role of famous Tennessee statesmen like John Sevier, Davy Crockett and Sam Houston. But on this occasion, he'll be sharing his knowledge about 50 Women of Tennessee who have influenced the state, the country and the world.  


    Come join us for lunch (cost is $5) and Mr. Fox's informative presentation. 


    Click here to let  us know you're coming.

  • senior adult trip: breakfast at dollywood's dreammore resort

    friday, february 28th

    8:30 am to noon

    Round out the month of February with a great southern style breakfast with your friends at family at 1st. Transportation will be provided from the church over to the Song & Hearth restaurant inside Dollywood's DreamMore Resort.


    You will need to bring money for your meal. This All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast buffet features lots of local flavors served up with Dollywood hospitality. The restaurant is running a Buy One, Get One Free breakfast buffet special for residents and employees of Sevier, Knox, Blount, Jefferson & Cocke County as well as Dollywood Season Pass Holders.


    Please sign up HERE or call the church office at 982-1273..

  • fun, fellowship, and first mondays

    march 4th

    10:30 am to 4:30 pm

    Want to enjoy wonderful music and share a fun outing with   1st UMC friends – old and new? Then join us for the Tennessee Theatre’s “Mighty Musical Mondays.”   

    These free concerts are held the first Monday of every month from Noon until 1:30, and always include a special performance on the theater’s famous Mighty Wurlitzer organ.  Our first trip will be on March 4th.   


    After the performance the group will head down to Calhoun's on the River for lunch.  The transportation and show are FREE, so all you'll need to bring is money for lunch.


    Please let us know you'll be joining us by clicking here.

    Deadline to register is February 28th.  


  • ENTERING THE PASSION OF JESUS: LENTEN STUDY

    WEDNESDAYS AT 10:00 AM STARTING MARCH 6TH (LED BY REV. SARAH SLACK)  

    THURSDAYS AT 6:30 PM STARTING MARCH 7TH (LED BY REV. CATHERINE NANCE)

    ROOM 202

    This six-week study written by Dr. Amy-Jill Levine of Vanderbilt University is a beginner's guide to Holy Week. Throughout the study, Dr. Levine delves into the history and literature surrounding the last days of Jesus' life. She sets the narrative in historical context and analyzes the risks and motives of the story's characters. 


    Learn more and sign up for the study HERE.