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September 17, 2017

Teaching: Vision Series "Turning Point" Week Two
 

Fall Vision Series: Movement "Turning Point"  
September 17 and 24

Our Fall Vision Series will be unlike any we have shared together as a spiritual community. Rooted in Mark 10, and focusing on Mark 10:45, the series will draw from key voices to outline our present reality, explore why we exist as a church and prepare us for challenging objectives over the next five years. Who we are today far exceeds what we could have imagined a few short years ago. We are certain the fullness of what Jesus has for us will far exceed what we imagine for our upcoming vision series. 

Vision Night: for Members, Leaders, Volunteers & Partners in the Gospel
September 24 at 4:30pm 

Our Fall Vision teaching series will culminate, for the Middlebrook campus, with a “Vision Night” on September 24. Our elders and leadership will present a very specific preview of five challenging objectives the Spirit has called us to over the next 5 years. All that is to follow will require a growing sense of dependence on the Spirit through prayer and participation. Would you please begin to pray and ask that Jesus will confirm in our hearts the vision our elders have prayerfully prepared for our next season as a disciple-making movement. Please reserve September 24 and make plans to attend the “Vision Night” in the Worship Center from 4:30pm-5:45pm. Hors d'oeuvres will be served in the lobby afterward. Childcare is available by registration only for children ages 5 and under HERE. Ages 6+ are welcome to join us in the worship center.

30 Days of Prayer
As a part of our Vision Series, we invite you to walk with our elders, staff, leaders and volunteers to deepen our disciple-making passion through prayer. Thirty days of praying together will teach us how to daily connect OUR hearts to the life of Christ, the love of the Father, and the leading of the Spirit. Follow our social media daily or bookmark 30days.fellowshipknox.org . Without this connection we will be unable to sustain the movement He has so urgently called us to as His Body. 

Football Connecting Event: Saturday, November 4
Purchase Deadline: September 24

Our annual “Church Family Connecting Event” is just around the corner. Football, fun and activities for Tennessee vs Southern Mississippi on November 4. Deadline to purchase (limited) tickets is September 24. For $25, you receive a game ticket and entrance to the Lindsay Nelson Baseball stadium for a pregame tailgate and activities. Game Day details and limited tickets are available for purchase at football.fellowshipknox.org

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.

Fall Vision Series: Movement "Turning Point"  
September 17 and 24

Our Fall Vision Series will be unlike any we have shared together as a spiritual community. Rooted in Mark 10, and focusing on Mark 10:45, the series will draw from key voices to outline our present reality, explore why we exist as a church and prepare us for challenging objectives over the next five years.

We find ourselves at this turning point primarily as a result of a vision series eight years ago. In 2009, we launched the “Season to Engage”. During that launch, we were reminded repeatedly that “to reach a world not yet seen, we must become a church not yet imagined.”  How prophetic those words have proven to be! The world we now live in has shifted more dramatically and more swiftly than we could ever have predicted. And, during those same eight years, our church and campuses have swiftly shifted to become a church we could never have imagined.

Jesus, however, knew. He knew where the world was going. He knew how to best prepare us and under the wise shepherding leadership of our elders we have followed Jesus’ vision for our church by becoming a growing disciple-making movement. Who we are today far exceeds what we could have imagined a few short years ago. We are certain the fullness of what Jesus has for us will far exceed what we are imagining for our vision series.

Vision Night
for Members, Leaders, Volunteers & Partners in the Gospel
September 24 at 4:30pm 

Our Fall Vision teaching series will culminate, for the Middlebrook campus, with a “Vision Night” on September 24. Our elders and leadership will present a very specific preview of five challenging objectives the Spirit has called us to over the next 5 years. All that is to follow will require a growing sense of dependence on the Spirit through prayer and participation. Would you please begin to pray and ask that Jesus will confirm in our hearts the vision our elders have prayerfully prepared for our next season as a disciple-making movement. Please reserve September 24 and make plans to attend the “Vision Night” in the Worship Center from 4:30pm-5:45pm. Hors d'oeuvres will be served in the lobby afterward. Childcare is available by registration only for children ages 5 and under HERE. Ages 6+ are welcome to join us in the worship center.

September 24  Spotlight: Young Adults
October 1 Spotlight: College
October 15 Spotlight: College

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Draw Near
Sunday, October 1, 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 Chosen Children. Prayer teams will be available for personal prayer throughout the evening – simply sign up for a time as you arrive. Childcare is only available thru registering with Grace by end of the day on September 25. Email Grace at gmcneilly@fellowshipknox.org

Sunday Songs
Looking for a song from Sunday's Music Set? Follow us on Facebook. We post the set list each Sunday afternoon. Or, visit worship.fellowshipknox.org for a history and collection of past set lists. 

Next Discover Fellowship
October 22 at 11:00am in the Resource Center

We want to share the story God is unfolding here. The moments that have shaped us most. The beliefs and core values that define us. The unique ways God has called us to serve, live out the Gospel together, and make disciples. Discover Fellowship is a 60-minute session designed to give an orientation to our culture, core values, membership process, and our ministry philosophies held one Sunday a month. Find additional details and registration at discover.fellowshipknox.org.

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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 week you gave (all campuses)

$

104,208

towards the Fellowship Ministry Budget

$

5,155

towards Short-term Ministry trips

$

235

towards Habitat/Fellowship Makeover House

Giving for the year through September 10, 2017 (all campuses)

$

4,143,786

Ministry Budget

‘17 YTD goal $4,233,335

$

175,575

Ministry Trips

‘17 goal $200,000

$

24,104

Habitat/Makeover

‘17 goal $30,000

Summary of year-to-date giving by campus

·  Middlebrook behind budget ($47,257)
·  North behind budget ($1,718)
·  Pellissippi behind budget ($40,574)

Giving: 4 weeks in September projected average $116,830

Houston Relief Fund: "230-Texas"
Irma Relief Fund: "230-Florida"

We are exploring opportunities to fund efforts in Houston and Florida, both short-term and long-term. For the short-term, you can donate funds. Every dollar you donate will go directly to faith-based organizations we have worked with in the past who assist in disaster situations. To give online:  Go to my.fellowshipknox.org, then to “Giving”, there is a “special designated” option if you scroll to the bottom, add amount and "230-Texas" or "230-Florida". By check: also add “230-Texas” or "230-Florida" to memo section. If you wish to help long-term through service, please watch our “E-News” or “Online Bulletin” the next few weeks for additional opportunities.

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 (Serve all services 1/month)
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. Contact  Carol Russell at crussell@fellowshipknox.org for more information about serving.

Middle School Volunteers
Middle School Ministry is looking for adult volunteers who would like to join us in serving Middle School Students. There are two ways in which you can serve: Sunday Morning Leader – join us weekly for Sunday Fuel, 11am in the Middle School Room, to hang out and worship with Middle School Students or become a C Group Leader – Along with another adult volunteer, disciple 8-10 middle school students 3 times a month in a C  Group. If you would like to learn more, please contact Beth Utterback at butterback@fellowshipknox.org.

Disciple-Making Parent
Sundays, September 17 & 24 at 11:00am, Room 601

As a parent, God has entrusted you with a tremendous privilege and responsibility. The Bible speaks frequently to parents offering encouragement, wisdom and instruction. We  want to encourage you! This three week series will focus on your role of making disciples of your children and preparing them to become disciple-makers. We are with you in the pursuit of providing children with the fundamental example of living a life transformed by the Gospel.  

Meeting God In The Psalms
Wednesdays, 6:30pm-8:00pm, Room 603

How can I develop a deeper walk with the Lord, acknowledge his Lordship in my life, be confident in his control over history and world events, pour out my complaints to him, give thanks for his faithfulness? This study of the Psalms will help you answer these questions and more. Join us as we learn to study the Psalms and apply their message to our lives. Contact Tom Moore at tom.didache@gmail.com.

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Resource Center
What does it mean to be a disciple-maker? What kind of person is a disciple-maker? Many people believe that being a disciple-maker means being a teacher of all things biblical. Church culture can often give the impression that in order to be a disciple-maker, one must have a pastoral position with a seminary education and be proficient in ancient languages. With qualifications like these it is no wonder that many followers of Christ feel overwhelmed with the idea of being a disciple-maker. But are these descriptions biblical? Discover more at disciple.fellowshipknox.org or drop by the Resource Center on Sundays. 

RightNow Media
RightNow Media is a customizable video library for every person at Fellowship. We believe this is a critical investment in you for your continued development, growth, and spiritual maturity. You will find content for parenting, marriage, men, women, small groups, pastors, leadership, Christian living, work, biblical finance, mission & outreach, evangelism, recovery, college, singles, students and kids.

So, as part of our disciple-making movement and desire to see your continued spiritual growth, this is a free gift to you. Register for your free account at rightnow.fellowshipknox.org and instantly stream content from your TV, desktop, laptop, Roku, iPhone and iPad app. There are 10,000+ Bible study videos and resources from over 150 leading Christian publishers and ministries at your fingertips. 

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Life Group Leadership
Want to explore partnering with us to lead or co-lead a new Life Group? Already in a small group, but want to join our Life Group movement? If so, please contact Steven Latham at slatham@fellowshipknox.org

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Mexico Salsa Fundraiser, Sunday, September 24
Support our partners in Mexico by visiting our tables and picking up some delicious homemade salsa in the Lobby on Sunday, September 24. All proceeds will go to help fund a bathroom for a family at their house in Rosarita.

Chosen Children Catered Dinner and Draw Near
Sunday, October 1, 5pm

Fellowship Church is providing a catered dinner on Sunday, October 1 from 5-6:15pm for foster, adoptive, and Safe Families as well as prospective families. Please register here for the dinner. Families are invited to stay for Draw Near focusing on Chosen Children from 6:30-8pm with childcare provided. To register for childcare, please email gmcneilly@fellowshipknox.org and include the names and ages for your children (5th grade and younger only). Deadline to RSVP for Dinner and Childcare is Tuesday, September 19.

Partners in Need of Vehicle
Mark and Michelle Heath Sharrow are in need of a “new” car for their ministry in Tijuana. If you have a roadworthy, used car that you would like to donate, please contact jwhiteside@fellowshipknox.org. The vehicle will need to be driven from Knoxville to Tijuana, so it needs to be reliable. 

Hunger Hike Benefit, Sunday, October 1
The 2017 Hunger Hike to benefit FISH Hospitality Pantries will take place Sunday, October 1, 2:00pm at Victor Ashe Park. The Hunger Hike is a 2 mile "fun walk" with a raffle and prizes, and it is great for the whole family as well as kids who need service hours. All participants who raise money for FISH Hospitality Pantries will receive a Hunger Hike commemorative item. FISH Hospitality Pantries are located in areas of concentrated poverty and provide food relief packages to more than 9,000 Knoxville families each month. For more information please contact Anne Trisler at (865)765-2170 or apknoxville@aol.com

Conversational Spanish
Wednesdays, 7:00pm-9:00pm Throughout The School Year

Are you going to Mexico on a Partnerships Trip or serving in the local community and want to learn to converse in Spanish? Classes are offered on Wednesdays from 7:00pm to 9:00pm throughout the school year. Contact Nery Rolon at neryrolon@ yahoo.com or 230-6205.

Volunteer Drivers Needed
Knoxville-Knox County CAC’s (Community Action Committee) Volunteer Assisted Transportation program is seeking volunteer drivers to assist seniors and people with disabilities to medical appointments, shopping trips, beauty appointments, and other fun activities! Training and vehicles are provided. Drivers must be 21 years old and have 3 years of driving experience.  Contact Nancy Welch at 865-673-5001 or nancy.welch@cactrans.org

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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

Room 603, 8:00am

This Week: II Peter

Cheers
Intergenerational Married and Single

Room 601, 8:00am

This Week: The Wounded Heart – Toni Broyles

Mosaic
Singles in their 40’s and up

Room 602, 8:00am

This Week: Not A Fan

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

Room 604, 8:00am

This Week: Representing Christ To Your Adult Children – David Bianconi

Image Bearers
Intergenerational Married and Single

Room 400, 9:30am

This Week: Mexico Mission – Mark Garrett

Seasoned Purpose
Married and Single

Room 400, 11:00am

This Week: Sermon Discussion

FAMILY COMMUNITIES

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

Room 601, 11:00am

This Week: The Disciple-Making Parent – Clark Stevens

1st & 3rd Sundays

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

Room 603, 9:30am

This Week: Navigating Giving Advice – Mark Johnston

In Between
Parenting through Adolescence

Room 603, 11:00am

This Week: Community Time

2nd & 4th Sundays

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

Room 603, 9:30am

This Week: Not Meeting

Football Connecting EventSaturday, November 4
Purchase Deadline September 24

Our annual “Church Family Connecting Event” is just around the corner. Football, fun and activities Tennessee vs Southern Mississippi on November 4. Deadline to purchase (limited) tickets is September 24. For $25, you receive a game ticket and entrance to the Lindsay Nelson Baseball stadium for a pregame tailgate and activities. Game Day details and limited tickets are available for purchase at football.fellowshipknox.org.    

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Friend Quest Registration
Friend Quest Camp is designed for 4th and 5th grade students to learn how to build healthy friendships that glorify God.  Leaders of the preteen ministry will guide students October 27-29 in Sevierville, TN. More details and registration available now at preteen.fellowshipknox.org

SafeKids, September 17, 9:45am, Conference Room
SafeKids training is required for all volunteers and leaders of children from birth to age 18. Volunteers who trained in SafeKids over three years ago need to renew their training.

BabyConnect, September 22, 10am
BabyConnect Song and Story Time is an event to connect Fellowship families who have very young children. Children ages 2 years old or younger attend with their parent or caregiver. Siblings are welcome. Babies and toddlers have an opportunity to play and make new friends while parents make connections and build community. Our next BabyConnect event will be Friday, September 22nd 10:00-10:30.  For more details, visit babyconnect.fellowshipknox.org 

New!  PreschoolConnect, September 29, 10am 
PreschoolConnect Song and Story Time is an event to engage and connect Preschoolers. Children ages 3-5 years old attend with their parent or caregiver. Siblings are welcome. Preschoolers have an opportunity to sing, play and socialize while parents get to know other Fellowship families. Our first PreschoolConnect event will be Friday, September 29, 10:00-10:45.  For more details, visit children.fellowshipknox.org.

Disciple-Makers Needed in Children's Ministry
Do you want to share the Gospel, but can't travel to a foreign country right now? Do you have a desire to serve others? Do we have an opportunity for you! Children's Ministry, Nursery through 3rd Grade, is in need of teachers to share the Gospel with the young people in our classrooms on Sunday mornings. No passport needed! Contact Kelley Stevens at kstevens@fellowshipknox.org for more details.

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Middle School
· Sunday, 11:00am - Fuel in The Garage
· Sunday, 6th Grade JumpStart 7-8:30pm in the Garage
· Wednesday, 7th and 8th Grade C Groups off campus

High School
· Sunday, 11:00am, The Foundry 

High School Volunteers Needed
We have an amazing group of high school students looking to be in community and discipled by caring adults.  If God is leading you to disciple the next generation of leaders, we would love to talk to you about partnering with us. Email bbenefield@fellowshipknox.org to find out more about this opportunity.

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

CollegeLife Gathering: Monday, September 18
Gatherings are held at 8pm at The Standard, 416 W Jackson Avenue

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Creative Community Night with Young Adult Women
Thursday, September 21, 6:30-8:30pm

Join us for an evening to learn a new skill and meet some friends. Similar to popular group painting classes the Young Adult's ministry is hosting their own version of this with Emily McClenagan teaching a beginners watercolor class and Amanda McIntyre teaching a beginners guide to easy calligraphy. Details and registration at youngadults.fellowshipknox.org. Space is limited.

Young Adult Connect
September 24, 11:00am in the Resource Center

If you're new to Fellowship and in your 20’s to early 30’s our Young Adult ministry staff and leaders would love to meet you. Stop by the Resource Center at 11:00am to meet the Young Adults pastor RD McClenagan and hear more about the ministry. Join us for lunch afterwards at Newk's Cedar Bluff.

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Running Your Race God’s Way
8am, Saturdays, Room 400
Jim Hall - jhall@curleecommunication.com

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

Men Meeting God In The Psalms
6:15am, Wednesdays, Room 603
Aug 16, 2017 - May 30, 2018
Tom Moore - tom.didache@gmail.com

How can I develop a deeper walk with the Lord, acknowledge his Lordship in my life, be confident in his control over history and world events, pour out my complaints to him, give thanks for his faithfulness? This study of the Psalms will help you answer these questions and more. Join us as we learn to study the Psalms and apply their message to our lives. 

It is our hope that you will connect with other women and find a community in which you can experience the transforming grace of the gospel. For group descriptions, please visit women.fellowshipknox.org

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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

Boundaries: Thursdays, 6:30pm
"When to say yes... and how to say no, to take control of your Life."

Our Boundaries group works together on how to set healthy boundaries with parents, spouses, children, friends, co-workers, and even yourself. We will draw on God's wisdom and discover the boundaries needed and how to set them accordingly. This 13-week class begins August 24, from 6:30-8:30pm. Register here. Space is limited.

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
Healing for Wives: HealingforWivesFEFC@gmail.com
Marriage: strongrelationships.fellowshipknox.org
Project Gabriel: care@fellowshipknox.org
Pre-Marital: strongrelationships.fellowshipknox.org

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
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
Kevin Denning kdenning@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.

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Paid Parking Lot Attendant Position
Middlebrook Campus

The parking lot attendants at Fellowship help ensure that people are safe at all times and made to feel welcome. Our ministry team consists of numerous volunteers and a couple of paid attendants who work every Sunday. If you are physically able to direct and assist with traffic flow and parking in any weather condition, are hospitable and even-tempered and enjoy working outside, this job is for you. Interested? Contact Carol Russell at crussell@fellowshipknox.org.

8000 Middlebrook Pike, Knoxville, Tennessee 37909

865-470-9800 fellowshipknox.org

Service Times: 9:30am // 11:00am

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