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March 26, 2017

Habitat for Humanity
Sign Up March 26 & April 2

We are a Covenant Partner with Habitat for Humanity to provide funds and volunteers to build homes for families who are living in substandard housing conditions who want a safe and comfortable place to call home. Volunteer sign-ups for this life-changing build are available in the lobby March 26 & April 2 or http://habitat.fellowshipknox.org. The build dates are Saturdays: April 22, April 29, May 6, June 3 and June 10. No construction experience or special tools are required. Habitat provides on-site supervision, training, and all the equipment needed. Volunteers must be 16 years of age or over. Questions? Contact Debbie at dhill@fellowshipknox.org or 470-2820x133.

Trailer For Yard Sale Donations IS OPEN
Sale Is Next Weekend. Invite Others!  

Time to clean out closets, attics and garage and bring your gently used items to us for the Global Partnerships Yard Sale on April 1. The storage trailer in the back parking lot will be open each Saturday (10am-noon) and Sunday (between services) through March 26 for smaller items. Larger items can be brought into the lobby Tuesday-Thursday March 28-30. We do not accept large, old format TV’s (CRTs). For more information, visit yardsale.fellowshipknox.orgVolunteer: We could use as many VOLUNTEERS as possible to help sort, prepare and display items Tuesday, March 28 -Saturday, April 1. Click HERE to register and for additional information.

Draw Near
Sunday, April 2, 6:30-8pm, High School Room

You are invited to join us for an extended time of worship, reflection, and prayer. Worship will be followed by a focused prayer time for Counseling and Care Groups. Prayer teams will be available for personal prayer throughout the evening – simply sign up for a time as you arrive. Childcare is available by registration - contact Grace at gmcneilly@fellowshipknox.org by Monday, March 27.

 

Forms and connection cards are awesome, but so are real people. Our volunteers and staff are available to answer questions. Please visit with a connection team member at either end of the main lobby or in the Resource Center on Sunday or complete a connection card at cc.fellowshipknox.org to be contacted by a staff member. We are thankful you are here. 

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Draw Near
Sunday, April 2, 6:30-8pm, High School Room

You are invited to join us for an extended time of worship, reflection, and prayer. Worship will be followed by a focused prayer time for Counseling and Care Groups. Prayer teams will be available for personal prayer throughout the evening – simply sign up for a time as you arrive. Childcare is available by registration - contact Grace at gmcneilly@fellowshipknox.org by Monday, March 27.

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We believe that everything we have (money, possessions, gifts, talents, etc.) is from God. What we do with what we have reflects our hearts. Your generosity supports disciple-making efforts. Learn how we care for what God has provided at give.fellowshipknox.org

Last Sunday you gave (all campuses)

$

117,393

towards the Fellowship Ministry Budget

$

4,067

towards Short-term Ministry trips

$

245

towards Habitat/Fellowship Makeover House

Giving for the year through March 19, 2017 (all campuses)

$

1,256,065

Ministry Budget

‘17 YTD goal $1,252,558

$

54,015

Ministry Trips

‘17 goal $200,000

$

5,426

Habitat/Makeover

‘17 goal $30,000

Summary of year-to-date giving by campus

• Middlebrook ahead of budget $2,498
• North behind budget ($969)
• Pellissippi ahead of budget $1,978

Giving: 4 Sundays in March projected average $116,556

Serving Teams are one of the best entry points to finding connection at Fellowship. Whether you are greeting at a door, making a latte, mentoring a High School student, or helping with the production of our weekend services, you will not only find a place to belong, but connection as well. If you’re new to Fellowship or if you have called it home for some time, we challenge you to join a team and use the unique gifts that God has given you. 

Parking Attendants

If you are looking for a high-energy job that will really get your blood pumping, join the team of parking attendants who are in the lot every Sunday - Rain or Shine - keeping the cars moving and the people safe. Benefits include one yellow raincoat, a Big Orange vest and a Fellowship Church hat. For more information contact Carol at crussell@fellowshipknox.org.

Ushers

Every Sunday our ushers keep everything running smoothly in the worship center. They distribute bulletins, take up offering, assist people in finding seats, record attendance and prepare communion. They serve all three services, once a month. If you would like to serve in this way, please contact Carol at crussell@fellowshipknox.org.

Habitat for Humanity
Sign Up March 26 & April 2

We are a Covenant Partner with Habitat for Humanity to provide funds and volunteers to build homes for families who are living in substandard housing conditions who want a safe and comfortable place to call home. Volunteer sign-ups for this life-changing build are available in the lobby March 26 & April 2 or http://habitat.fellowshipknox.org.
The build dates are Saturdays: April 22, April 29, May 6, June 3 and June 10. No construction experience or special tools are required. Habitat provides on-site supervision, training, and all the equipment needed. Volunteers must be 16 years of age or over. Questions? Contact Debbie at dhill@fellowshipknox.org or 470-2820x133.

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Trailer For Yard Sale Donations IS OPEN
Sale Is Next Weekend.  

Time to clean out closets, attics and garage and bring your gently used items to us for the Global Partnerships Yard Sale on April 1. The storage trailer in the back parking lot will be open each Saturday (10am-noon) and Sunday (between services) through March 26 for smaller items. Larger items can be brought into the lobby Tuesday-Thursday March 28-30. We do not accept large, old format TV’s (CRTs). For more information, visit yardsale.fellowshipknox.orgVolunteer: We could use as many VOLUNTEERS as possible to help sort, prepare and display items Tuesday, March 28 -Saturday, April 1. Click HERE to register and for additional information.

Habitat for Humanity
Sign Up March 26 & April 2

We are a Covenant Partner with Habitat for Humanity to provide funds and volunteers to build homes for families who are living in substandard housing conditions who want a safe and comfortable place to call home. Volunteer sign-ups for this life-changing build are available in the lobby March 26 & April 2 or http://habitat.fellowshipknox.org.
The build dates are Saturdays: April 22, April 29, May 6, June 3 and June 10. No construction experience or special tools are required. Habitat provides on-site supervision, training, and all the equipment needed. Volunteers must be 16 years of age or over. Questions? Contact Debbie at dhill@fellowshipknox.org or 470-2820x133.

Empowered to Connect Simulcast
April 7-8, 10am - 6pm (both days) 
Cedar Springs Church (Watershed Building)

A two-day conference designed to help adoptive and foster parents, ministry leaders and professionals better understand how to connect with "children from hard places" in order to help them heal and become all that God desires for them to be. $5 per person. Continuing education credits available. Please note that there will be no childcare provided. Click here to register.

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Being in relationships with others is a vital aspect of discovering and experiencing God’s design for your life. We provide many opportunities to meet and connect with other people who are in similar seasons of life. Our Community Groups (Sunday AM) are a great place to grow spiritually and serve together, all in the context of meaningful relationships with others. Visit community.fellowshipknox.org to learn more about each of these opportunities to connect.

LEGACY COMMUNITIES

Kingdom Builders
Intergenerational Married and Single

Fireside Room, 8:30am

This Week: I Peter

Cheers
Intergenerational Married and Single

Room 601, 8:30am

This Week: Community Meeting

Mosaic
Singles in their 40’s and up

Room 602, 8:30am

This Week: Identity From the Inside Out (Ephesians) – DeAnna Maxwell

Image Bearers
Intergenerational Married and Single

Room 603, 8:30am

This Week: He Sat Down (Part 2) – Phil Sartell

Regeneration: Parents with Young Adult Children
Parents with Young Adult Children

Room 604, 8:30am

This Week: Satan’s Strategies – Linda Morgan

Seasoned Purpose
Married and Single

Fireside Room, 11:30pm

This Week: Sermon Discussion

FAMILY COMMUNITIES

Parents of Teens
Restoring the Hearts of Parents and their Teenage Children

Room 601, 10:00am

This Week: Creating A Safe Haven Marriage & Family (2 part series) – Clark Stevens

1st & 3rd Sundays

Two Becoming One
Married Couples in their 20’s and 30’s, with or without Children

Room 602, 10:00am

 

For Better or Worse
Married Around Seven Years or More, with or without Children

Room 603, 10:00am

 

2nd & 4th Sundays

In Between
Parenting through Adolescence

Room 603, 10:00am

 This Week: Discussion of the James Sermon Series – Byron Davis

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We all experience difficult seasons in our lives: illness, recovery, financial hardship, broken relationships, marriage or parenting challenges, adoption, foster & orphan care, loss and grief. God uses each to shape us in distinct ways, and He designed the church to be the community we need around us during these times. All of us are dependent on Christ for our emotional health, growth for our relationships and healing. Discover descriptions of the groups listed below at care.fellowshipknox.org or ask questions at care@fellowshipknox.org

Divorce Care: Thursdays 6:30pm

This is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. Don’t go through separation or divorce alone. Registration not required. For more information, email mprice@fellowshipknox.org.

Adoption Care: adoptioncare@fellowshipknox.org
Boundaries: care@fellowshipknox.org
COURAGE: care@fellowshipknox.org
DivorceCare: care@fellowshipknox.org
Foster Care: fostercare@fellowshipknox.org
Living in Victory: care@fellowshipknox.org
Has Homosexuality Hit Home? allen@acts12.com
Healing for Wives: HealingforWivesFEFC@gmail.com
Marriage: strongrelationships.fellowshipknox.org
Project Gabriel: care@fellowshipknox.org
Pre-Marital: strongrelationships.fellowshipknox.org

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Meet Children’s Ministry
Sunday, April 2, 11:45am, Resource Center

Join us in the Resource Center and learn a little more of the who, what, where and why of Children's Ministry. New families, this event is for you! Sunday, April 2 at 11:45am.

Preschool KidConnect
Friday, April 7, 10am-noon

Would you like to connect with parents of similarly aged children at Fellowship? KidConnect Play Events are parent-led groups designed to connect Fellowship families. The kickoff events will be held in the east hillside parking lot. Please bring your own outdoor toys, chairs and snacks. Preschool age kids will meet April 7, 10am-noon. For more details, join our Facebook Group

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Middle School

· Sunday, Fuel 10am in The Garage

· Wednesday, C Groups Off Campus

High School

· Sunday, Foundry at 10am

· Wednesday, LifeGroups

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CollegeLIFE Gathering: “God Alone”
Monday, April 3, 8pm, High School Room

Life is difficult, plans fall through, but the Word of God is trustworthy. In the book of Ecclesiastes, Solomon discovered and experienced the vanity of pursuing the things of this world. Join us as we learn from Solomon’s mistakes, his triumphs, his struggle with his own humanity and how over his lifetime he learned to trust in “God Alone”.

Serve The City
Saturday, April 8, 9am-1pm

We will join our local partners around Knoxville and serve our city. We will serve a variety of partners in the Lonsdale community. Sign up at collegelife.fellowshipknox.org. $5 to cover project supplies and lunch.

CollegeLIFE Groups

Interested in a CollegeLIFE group? Signups are available online at collegelife.fellowshipknox.org

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Running Your Race God’s Way
8am, Saturdays, Fireside Room
jhall@curleecommunication.com

The Spiritual Life of Jesus AM
6:15am, Wednesdays, Room 605
Tom Moore - tom.didache@gmail.com

The Good Fight
6:30am, Tuesdays
Steve Rysewyk - sandsrysewyk@gmail.com or 399-9775

The Spiritual Life of Jesus PM (co-ed group)
6:30pm, Wednesdays, Room 605
Tom Moore - tom.didache@gmail.com

So why is Fellowship “Elder-led”?

We follow a leadership model we see prescribed for our benefit by Scripture. The “elder-led” approach provides us with sound guidance from biblically-qualified men. All of our elders meet the stated qualifications for this office as laid out in 1 Timothy 3 and Titus 1.

What are the responsibilities of our Elders?

The primary responsibility of an elder is to spiritually shepherd the church (1 Timothy 3:5). That involves a number of specific duties. As spiritual overseers of the flock, elders are to determine church policy (Acts 15:22); oversee the church (Acts 20:28); ordain others (1 Timothy 4:4); rule, teach, and preach (1 Timothy 5:17; cf. 1 Thessalonians 5:12; 1 Timothy 3:2); exhort and refute (Titus 1:9); and act as shepherds, setting an example for all (1 Peter 5:1-3).

They meet regularly to pray and provide spiritual oversight on matters concerning the church. Elders are volunteers: the only paid staff elder is the Lead Pastor.

Who are our Elders? 

Rick Dunn rdunn@fellowshipknox.org
Tim Carty tcarty@fellowshipknox.org
Kevin Clarno kclarno@fellowshipknox.org
Bob Grove bgrove@fellowshipknox.org
Dell Morgan dmorgan@fellowshipknox.org
Bill Park bpark@fellowshipknox.org
Jeff Townsend jtownsend@fellowshipknox.org
Gregor Smee gsmee@fellowshipknox.org
Steve Sword ssword@fellowshipknox.org
Jay Warrick jwarrick@fellowshipknox.org
Danny Wilson dwilson@fellowshipknox.org

You can learn more about our elders at fellowshipknox.org/#/elders

Would You Pray?

Prayer is a critical and necessary part of our spiritual well- being. Vision, direction, courage and focus all derive from our connection and devotion to Jesus. Would you take a few minutes during your week to pray for our Elders by name? It is one of the most important ways we can encourage and support their leadership and love for our body.

Finances can be one of the most challenging and anxious aspects of life, but God equips us to succeed when we “seek first His Kingdom” (Matthew 6:24-34). For information contact FellowshipFinancialMinistry@gmail.com.

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Part-Time Children’s Ministry Coordinator
Pellissippi Campus

More information at employment.fellowshipknox.org

Wonder Weekday Enrichment Program Teachers

Needed for summer and next school year.  We will have several openings coming up for summer and next fall with WWEP.  We have openings for year round and school year teachers and for subs current/next year or summer only. Please contact Nicole Burgess for more information at nburgess@fellowshipknox.org or 470-9800 x111

Facilities Position
Middlebrook Campus

Up to 20 hours per week. For more information, please contact Doug Tolson at dtolson@Fellowshipknox.org

8000 Middlebrook Pike, Knoxville, Tennessee 37909

865-470-9800 fellowshipknox.org

Service Times: 8:30am // 10:00am // 11:30am

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