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Jim Fleming Lectures

Church Street will again host the James Fleming Lecture Series, November 8-9 (Saturday-Sunday). Dr. James Fleming, noted archaeologist, biblical scholar and Founder of the Explorations in Antiquity Center in LaGrange, GA will offer 5 lectures on the overall topic,"The Rest of the Story: The Lives of the Apostles." The schedule of the lectures is below. There is no cost for the lectures, only $7 for Sunday supper between the last two lectures. This is the 17th year that Dr. Fleming has offered these lectures at Church Street. Lecture notebooks and other materials from his center will be available for purchase.

Saturday, November 8
8:30-9 a.m. Coffee & Refreshments
9-10:15 a.m. Disciples & Apostles
10:30-11:45 a.m. The 12 Apostles: The Inner Circle of Simon Peter, Andrew, James & John

Sunday, November 9
9:40-10:40 a.m. The 12 Apostles...And all the rest including Judas Iscariot
4-5 p.m. Apostles Not of the 12
5:45-7 p.m. Women Apostles/The Sent Ones

Posted: October 26, 2014 08:14 AM
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Trunk or Treat

Our annual trick-or-treating event is scheduled for Sunday, October 26, from 5-7 p.m. in the Magnolia Lot. We need plenty of cars to fill the parking lot to make the evening fun for everyone. All you have to do is choose a theme, decorate your car, and have plenty of goodies to hand out. Please prepare for at least 100 kids. Participating cars need to be parked and ready by 4:45 p.m. Cars entering the lot after 4:45 p.m. pose a danger to children who arrive early so we ask your cooperation with this schedule.

Supper will be served outside that evening (cost: $7 for adults, $4 for children) and there will be a movie in the Parish Hall beginning at 6:15 p.m. Bring your friends and neighbors and be part of this fun fall event.

Posted: October 23, 2014 01:34 PM
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Master Arts Series Concert

The next presentation of the Master Arts Series will be the University of Alabama Contemporary Ensemble led by director Amir Zaheri. This concert will feature a song cycle based on Native American poetry for soprano, percussion, and flute. There will also be a woodwind trio and a string quartet. This free concert will be held on Saturday, November 1, at 7:30 p.m. and has been relocated to First Christian Church, 211 W Fifth Ave, Knoxville, TN 37917.

Posted: October 22, 2014 01:04 PM
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Stephen Ministry Growing Again

Stephen Ministry at Church Street is growing again, and we invite you to prayerfully consider joining us. Do you think this vibrant ministry might be a place where you can serve? Are you willing to participate in the training and then walk with someone who needs encouragement?
From now until November 16 we will be accepting applications. All members of the congregation, men and women, young adults to seniors, are welcome to apply. For more information or for application forms, please contact Nicole Krewson at or Eric Schmittou at Applicants will be interviewed by Stephen Leaders in late November and training is expected to begin in mid January.

Posted: October 21, 2014 08:01 AM
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Thanksgiving Food Baskets

Once again CSUMC will be making and delivering Thanksgiving food baskets for families in need, and we invite you to participate. Financial donations to help us with food purchases are most welcome, and we need volunteers who will help us pack and deliver the food. We invite individuals, families, Sunday School classes, and small groups to consider participating. This is a wonderful way to make a difference for a family in need just in time for Thanksgiving. For more information, or to volunteer or donate, please contact Pastor Matt Hampton at

Posted: October 20, 2014 11:21 AM
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Commuion Servers Needed

On Sunday, November 2, we will be taking Holy Communion to our homebound members. You can help in this ministry in two ways. First, if you would like to be on one of the teams that takes Communion out to our members and you can commit to Sunday afternoon, November 2, contact Rick Isbell, Minister of Discipleship, at Second, if you know of church members who would like to receive Holy Communion and cannot get to church for whatever reason, please let Rev. Isbell know so they can be put on the list. Teams will be assembled with a clergy member or a Stephen Minister to go out on November 2. Your help is greatly appreciated.

Posted: October 17, 2014 11:04 AM
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Kay Center Hosts Dementia Tour

The Kay Center will host The Virtual Dementia Tour on October 20 at 3 p.m. The Virtual Dementia Tour is a sensitivity training first distributed by the company Second Wind Dreams. This training will give individuals an insight into what is like to be the person suffering with Alzheimer's disease or some other form of dementia. Individuals will go through the tour and, once the entire group is finished, will return for the wrap-up session. During this time the tour will be explained in more detail and questions will be answered. This is an excellent eye-opening experience that everyone should take advantage of.

You must sign up to be a part of the tour. There are 4 spaces available. It will begin at 3 p.m. and participants are sent every 10 minutes. Please see Judith or call 521-0293 to reserve your spot.

Posted: October 16, 2014 09:03 AM
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Emory and Henry Preview Event

You're invited to spend the afternoon with Emory & Henry College representatives to learn more about why you should choose E&H as your college choice. You'll get to experience Emory & Henry in your own back yard while having a bit of fun! Light refreshments will be served.

Hilton Garden Inn - Knoxville
1706 Cumberland Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37961

Sunday, October 19
1 p.m. - Registration
1:30 - 3:30 p.m. - Welcome/Program

-Learn how the transformative community at Emory & Henry College can help you succeed as a college student.
-Get to know E&H informally
-Learn more about admission and financial aid
-Hear from faculty, alumni, and students

For more information:
Contact Danni Roberts, Admissions Counselor | 276.944.6533

Posted: October 14, 2014 08:35 AM
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Food Co-Op Needs Donations

The Beacon of Hope Food Co-op opened at Vestal United Methodist Church back in the summer. It is part of the outreach ministry in South Knoxville that began earlier in 2014.

The mission of the food co-op is to provide food for those in need in a way that affirms dignity and builds community. Each member pays a $5 fee to join the co-op and then pays a $3 food handling fee at each meeting. The food co-op members are actively involved in the unloading and sorting of food as well as cleaning up after each meeting.

There is an urgent need for food to help stock the shelves for this ministry. The list of needed food items is located below. Please consider picking up some of the items on your next shopping trip.

Please place the requested items in the large donation bin in the hallway outside the kitchen, across from room 118.

Cooking Oil
Pancake Mix
Pasta (any kind)
Fruit Juices
Dried Beans (any kind)
Mayo, Mustard ,Ketchup
Peanut Butter
Canned Green Beans
Canned Tuna
Canned Corn
Canned Peas
Canned Chicken
Canned Mixed Vegetables
Canned Ham
Canned Fruit
Saltine Crackers
Pasta Sauce
Mac n Cheese
Boxed Potatoes
Breakfast Bars
Canned Soup

Posted: October 13, 2014 08:07 PM
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Support Our Youth!

In youth ministry, our fall retreat is one of the most exciting weekends of the year. Spiritual Life Advance, known as SLA, is November 7-9 this year and will be held at Crosspoint Retreat Center. It will be a weekend full of fellowship, worship, and study. As a congregation, we have three opportunities to partner with theyouth ministry for this event. 1. Join us in prayer. Please pray for the students, volunteers, and leaders as we prepare for this great time together. 2. Join us financially. If you feel led to provide a student with the opportunity to attend SLA, you can donate to our Youth Scholarship Fund. The amount of the retreat for a student is $125, but any amount would be helpful! 3. Pick up a Buddy Bag! A Buddy Bag is a small bag for each student that will include supplies for them for the week. Inside each bag will be a card with instructions for the individual or family that picks it up. It will cost less than $5 to complete a Buddy Bag. These will be available for pick up in the Breezeway on October 12, 19, & 26. All Buddy Bags should be returned to Church Street by Sunday, November 2.

Posted: October 07, 2014 07:25 AM
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