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Volunteer to Be A Sunday Greeter
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The Welcome and Outreach Committee is looking for Sunday morning greeters! As we attempt to cover all of our entrances and more effectively welcome everyone who enters Church Street, we would like you to consider helping. Greeting is a fun and easy way to serve our large, but very friendly church. Greeters serve for about 25 minutes, one Sunday per month by opening doors, answering questions (resources provided), and most importantly, extending a warm welcome and offering a smiling face to our church family. It is a great way to catch up with old friends and make new ones! If you would like more information or to sign up, contact Cindy Hollingsworth at 363-1124 or cindyhollingsworth@comcast.net

Posted: March 24, 2015 07:09 AM
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Celebration Event on April 12
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We hope you will join us for our capital campaign celebration event, Sweet Success, on Sunday, April 12. Call the church office at 524-3048 to make a reservation. Be sure to have the name of your dessert ready if you will be preparing a treat to share. You may also make reservations by e-mailing reservations@churchstreetumc.org.

If you have not received an invitation or need more information, please contact the church office at 524-3048 or visit the church website, www.churchstreetumc.org. All are invited to this event and we hope to see you and your family there on Sunday, April 12!

Posted: March 23, 2015 09:57 AM
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Nursery Volunteers Needed
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The next round of Getting Ahead classes will begin at Beacon of Hope at Vestal UMC in late March or early April. There will be two classes each week from 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays. Depending on the number of children we have, we need a couple of
volunteers to help throughout the 8-week course. Nursery volunteers are also needed for a Faith & Finance class in late April. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Beacon of Hope program director Richard Ginn at 865-599-5047 or beaconofhopevestal@gmail.com.

Posted: March 12, 2015 08:10 AM
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Garden Volunteers Needed
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Spring is just around the corner and we need volunteers to help get the gardens of Church Street ready for the season. There are many ways you can get involved. An individual, family, small group or Sunday school class can adopt a small area. For example, they might take an area in front of a sign. They can plant and give TLC through fall. You can also partner with a gardener. You or your group can provide the muscle while one of our seasoned gardeners provide the guidance. Summer watering is another way to pitch in. You or your small group can rescue during dry spells. There are garden hoses that reach most areas. Weeding while you?re there is an optional bonus. Those who are not up to gardening are encouraged to contribute to our garden fund. The work schedule is flexible. If you are interested, please contact Mary Cartwright at 579-5617.

Posted: March 09, 2015 02:29 PM
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UMW Call to Prayer
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Please join Church Street?s United Methodist Women as well as UMW from churches in surrounding communities for our special Call to Prayer and Self-Denial service on Tuesday, March 10 at 11 a.m. in the Nave.
The theme of this year?s service is "A Gesture of Gratitude" featuring the Rev. Harold Middlebrook as our speaker. Well-known for decades in our area as a minister and civil rights advocate, Dr. Middlebrook is also known statewide and nationally as a friend to Dr. Martin Luther King and as an active member of the historic 1960s civil rights movement in Selma and other cities across our nation. He first became involved with this movement while a student at Morehouse College, and it was here that he met Dr. King and became affiliated with the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. He was at the Lorraine Hotel in Memphis when Dr. King was assassinated. Rev. Middlebrook remained politically active in the 1970s and 1980s during which time he also served as senior pastor to Knoxville's Mount Calvary Baptist Church. He founded Canaan Baptist Church in Knoxville in 1980. He has been a mentor to several young pastors and is known to many as a "Preacher's Preacher."
This is a District UMW event, and we are delighted to serve as the hosts for this service. Lunch will be served in the Parish Hall following the program, and the cost is $7.
As always, our program is open to all, and we hope to have a large attendance for Rev. Middlebrook. Those who have heard him speak know what a treat we have in store for us as we hear from this legend in our midst. He is someone who has lived, on a daily basis, our United Methodist Women's motto, "Faith, Hope, Love in Action."

Posted: March 08, 2015 08:00 AM
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Closing Info For March 5
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The Preschool and the Kay Center will be closed today. Evening activities at the church are canceled.

Posted: March 05, 2015 08:10 AM
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Art Auction This Sunday
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The children of Church Street have been hard at work in the art room for the past few weeks. They have been using a variety of mediums to create beautiful artwork that celebrates our church and our congregation. On Sunday, March 8, their artwork will become part of a silent Art Auction beginning at 9:30 a.m. in the Church Life Center Hallway. Be sure to stop by the auction and place your bid on one of the many beautiful works of art!
Additionally, the Youth Department will be supporting the Capital Campaign with a Service Auction. It will be set up similarly to the Art Auctions - the difference is that the winner will receive the service of a middle or high school student rather than a good. Students have donated their time and their talents for this project and include activities such as babysitting, yard work, and guitar lessons. Between this auction and a Change War (money raising competition between middle and high schoolers), the youth have a goal of raising $1,000 and have committed to provided the landscaping for one of our new entrances after construction is complete!

Posted: March 02, 2015 10:50 AM
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Schedule for Feb. 27
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The Preschool, Kay Center and Church Office will open at 9 a.m. tomorrow, February 27. Please use the Hill Ave. entrance.

Posted: February 26, 2015 05:16 PM
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Community Lenten Service
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The Downtown Community Lenten Service will be held today, February 25, at Immaculate Conception. The service begins at noon and is followed by a light lunch. We hope you will join us!

Posted: February 25, 2015 07:35 AM
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Church Hours for Feb. 25
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The Preschool & Church Office will open at 9 am tomorrow. Please use caution & opt for the Hill Ave. entrance.

Posted: February 24, 2015 07:04 PM
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