ChurchStreetUMC.org - Bloghttp://www.churchstreetumc.org/Church Street United Methodist Churchen-usChurchStreetUMC.orghttp://www.churchstreetumc.org/images/churchstreetumc_logo.jpghttp://www.churchstreetumc.org/180180Packing Thanksgiving Basketshttp://www.churchstreetumc.org/blog.phpChurch Street packed 100 Thanksgiving baskets to provide Thanksgiving dinner for families in our community in need. All ages worked together to pack the baskets. <a href="https://youtu.be/zCdZ9dyfeHE">Watch how we packed 100 baskets in less than 60 seconds</a>Mon, 20 Nov 2017 08:53:22 ESTJob Opening: Custodianhttp://www.churchstreetumc.org/blog.phpChurch Street United Methodist Church, located in downtown Knoxville, has an immediate opening for a full-time custodian. Church Street UMC is a thriving and active congregation seeking a custodian to support the ministries and missions of the church. The position requires weekend work (including Sunday's). Position includes paid vacation and sick time, retirement and benefits. Please apply in person at 900 Henley Street Knoxville, TN. No phone calls please. Wed, 20 Sep 2017 15:44:51 EDTChurch Street Responds to Hurricane Harveyhttp://www.churchstreetumc.org/blog.phpHurricane Harvey has been devastating to Houston and other areas in Texas. We want to respond as people of faith. Here are three ways you can respond in action to Hurricane Harvey: 1. Pray: lift up those who are impacted and those who are helping. 2. Donate: 100% of your gifts to the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) go directly to relief efforts. UMCOR is already on the ground in Texas making a difference. Click <a href="https://www.eservicepayments.com/cgi-bin/Vanco_ver3.vps?appver3=Fi1giPL8kwX_Oe1AO50jRnhXQ59gJZUeBlG45HhaDhVfcDUR8Pm2EuvGLceWdCNK2EvVVAEjqawDomKT1pbouQC-GXdliS71HLyv8pyrHQA=&ver=3"> here</a> to donate and choose the UMCOR-TX option for your gifts. (Or mark UMCOR in the memo line of your check given to the church.) 3. Church Street is collecting UMCOR hygiene kits to be used by those impacted. Complete a hygiene kit and return it to the church office by Sunday, September 17. Read full kit instructions <a href="https://www.umcor.org/umcor/relief-supplies/relief-supply-kits/hygiene">here</a>.Wed, 30 Aug 2017 11:55:37 EDTWelcome Community School of the Artshttp://www.churchstreetumc.org/blog.phpChurch Street is opening its doors to become the new home of the Community School of the Arts! Community School of the Arts (CSA) is a non-profit after-school program that provides tuition-free arts and music education for low income and at-risk students. CSA is celebrating its 25th anniversary serving students from nearly every school in Knox County. CSA has been named ?one of the top 50 arts and humanities based youth programs in the country? by the President?s Committee on the Arts and Humanities and the National Endowment for the Arts for the past four years. CSA provides free private lessons in music performance and group classes in percussion and visual arts. All CSA instructors are professional artists or musicians who choose to share their gifts by teaching under-served students in addition to their professional careers. Longtime Church Street member Jennifer Willard has served for 25 years as the executive director of CSA. ?As a member, and someone whose parents have played a role in the life of the church, to me this feels like coming home. [Jennifer?s parents are Lilly Willard and the late Bill Willard.] We are thrilled to begin a new chapter in our history in a place as wonderful as Church Street. We are so grateful to Church Street for such a warm welcome,? Jennifer said. After school classes for CSA?s 100 students will begin on September 18. Church Street will open the CLC Monday through Friday during the school year to welcome students, teachers and their families. (Regular Church Street programming will not be disrupted as we open our doors to CSA.) Learn more about CSA in the upcoming edition of The Mountain, at www.csaknox.org or like them on Facebook.Wed, 16 Aug 2017 13:12:29 EDTCamp Hogwartshttp://www.churchstreetumc.org/blog.phpJoin us August 1-2 as kids with a love of the books, movies, or the world of Harry Potter are invited to attend Camp Hogwarts. The camp is from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day and includes assembly in the Great Hall, Hogwarts-inspired classes, a magical lunch, and afternoon activities of crafts. The camp is for children who are rising first graders- rising sixth graders who are Harry Potter fans and will be $40. Registration is now open! <a href="https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdDSbm_gfIpRHMkGOkRqhoTL62-K38O65iWQbAca76oL8enWw/viewform">Register and pay online.</a>Wed, 05 Jul 2017 13:47:47 EDTChuck Starks' First Messagehttp://www.churchstreetumc.org/blog.phpChurch Street officially welcomed the Rev. Dr. Chuck Starks as senior pastor on Sunday, June 25. Listen to pastor Chuck's first Church Street message," Please, Give Me Your Hand." <iframe width="100%" height="450" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/330187857&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true"></iframe>Mon, 26 Jun 2017 11:20:15 EDTThe Strange Joy of Planning One's Funeralhttp://www.churchstreetumc.org/blog.phpWhy should we talk about death? What does Bishop Looney want for his own funeral one day? He shared "The Strange Joy of Planning One's Funeral" during worship on May 21. Listen to his memorable message now. <iframe width="100%" height="450" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/324106085&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true"></iframe>Tue, 23 May 2017 10:40:55 EDTNew Senior Pastor Namedhttp://www.churchstreetumc.org/blog.phpThe Rev. Dr. Charles "Chuck" Starks is projected to be the new senior pastor of Church Street United Methodist Church beginning in June. Chuck Starks currently serves as the senior pastor at First United Methodist Church in Morristown, TN. We look forward to welcoming Chuck, his wife Angela and daughter Olivia to Church Street. His first Sunday will be June 25. Chuck recently offered a video greeting to Church Street. <a href="https//www.youtube.com/watch?v=5O7wZ8qCyWE">Watch Chuck's greeting now</a>Wed, 03 May 2017 14:58:16 EDTVacation Bible Schoolhttp://www.churchstreetumc.org/blog.phpJoin us for Vacation Bible School June 19-22 for "Passport to Peru: Discovering God's Good Gifts." Each day begins with a free dinner from 5:15 to 5:45 p.m. VBS begins at 5:45 p.m. and lasts until 8:00 p.m. Be a part of this exciting free children's ministry event! Registration is now open. <a href="https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfiLWSzkPxyZXhT0r6LPXnsjO4dVxw28R7aKphraqaULwpOcQ/viewform?c=0&w=1">Register online here.</a> For questions or to volunteer, contact Katryn McKinney, Children's Director, at kmckinney@churchstreetumc.org. Mon, 24 Apr 2017 09:59:36 EDTDay of Blessingshttp://www.churchstreetumc.org/blog.phpOn Saturday, April 22 join us for a Day of Blessings from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. We will serve at Beacon of Hope located at Vestal United Methodist Church (115 Ogle Avenue). The Day of Blessings is sponsored by the Missions Committee. We will gather for light breakfast and prayer then get to serving! There will be opportunities for all ages and abilities: cleaning, organizing items for the Sharing Shop, construction, making "Blessing Bags", yard work, and more. (If you are unable to physically serve that day you can sign up to be part of a prayer team.) And you have the option to purchase a Church Street t-shirt for the day too. <a href="https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfd29_F4S_7Xhprct4pZfGzOVEC2L8UhjkKStflZr2TvWQ_Mw/viewform?c=0&w=1">Register for Day of Blessings here</a> For more information contact Barbara Clark at bclark@churchstreetumc.org. Sun, 26 Mar 2017 07:54:32 EDT