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November 19, 2017

This Week: Let Each Take Care | 1 Corinthians 3:1-15

Baptism Sunday: December 31: Application Deadline November 19
If you would like to be baptized on Sunday, December 31 during the 9:30am service, complete an interest form by November 19. A form and additional information is available at baptism.fellowshipknox.org or visit one of our Connection Centers in the lobby.

Northshore Interest Party: "Please Note Location Change"
Sunday, November 19, 12:45pm-2:15pm
Join us for a community lunch in the Youth Room of Shoreline Church (9635 Westland Drive 37922). Meet others who are curious about the new Northshore plant and hear the vision of the church. Pizza & drinks provided. RSVP here. Questions? Contact Ryan Elliott at relliott@fellowshipknox.org

Medic Replacement Blood Drive for Malia Massey, November 21
Fellowship is hosting a replacement blood drive for Malia Massey, a child in our Children's Ministry. Malia has Acute Myeloid Leukemia, an aggressive form of leukemia, and is a recent bone marrow recipient. Make plans to donate, and ask others to donate as well. Medic will be set up in Room 207 on Tuesday, November 21, 12:00pm-6:00pm. If you can not make it that day, you may donate at any Medic facility in Malia Massey’s name.

Angel Tree 
These annual gifts bless both Local and Global ministry partners. For the next few weeks, Angel Tree tags will be grouped according to ministries that serve Women at Risk, Economically at Risk and International at Risk. The opportunity to learn more about ways to relationally connect with Global and Local Partners will also be available when tags are chosen. Discover ways to volunteer - whether it is one-time or ongoing, give financially, serve on upcoming events or trips, or know the prayer requests of the ministries. All gifts are due by December 10. Angel Tree tags are available in the lobby as follows:

November 19  Women at Risk
Inner City Single Moms, HOPE Resource Center

November 26  Economically at Risk
Angelic Ministries, FISH, Philadelphians, Elderly Ministry, Hoof and Harness

December 3  International at Risk
Uganda, SE Asia, Mexico, Zimbabwe, Israel, Homes of Love

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Baptism Sunday: December 31: Application Deadline November 19
We will be having baptisms on Sunday, December 31 during the 9:30 am service. If you would like to be baptized that day, complete an interest form by November 19. A form and additional information about our baptism process can be found at baptism.fellowshipknox.org or visit one of our Connection Centers in the lobby.

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. 

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.

Discover Fellowship
November 19 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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Annual Holiday Craft Fair
Saturday, December 2 from 9:00am-3:00pm

About 75 vendors of quality handmade items at great prices. You'll find jewelry, pottery, wood items, knit items, food, candles and much more! Lunch will be available. Bring a friend and do your Christmas shopping.

Angel Tree 
These annual gifts bless both Local and Global ministry partners. For the next few weeks, Angel Tree tags will be grouped according to ministries that serve Women at Risk, Economically at Risk and International at Risk. The opportunity to learn more about ways to relationally connect with Global and Local Partners will also be available when tags are chosen. Discover ways to volunteer - whether it is one-time or ongoing, give financially, serve on upcoming events or trips, or know the prayer requests of the ministries.  All gifts are due by December 10. Angel Tree tags are available in the lobby as follows:

November 19  Women at Risk
Inner City Single Moms, HOPE Resource Center

November 26  Economically at Risk
Angelic Ministries, FISH, Philadelphians, Elderly Ministry, Hoof and Harness

December 3  International at Risk
Uganda, SE Asia, Mexico, Zimbabwe, Israel, Homes of Love

2018 Trip Applications Now Available 
Our Partnership Trips (partners.fellowshipknox.org) are the primary means our church uses to equip, empower, and encourage our global ministry partners in reaching the lost, serving the orphan, and raising up the next generation of disciple-makers in their home countries. Trip Information, Application Packets, and Passport Applications are available at the Connection Centers at both ends of the lobby. Learn more at trips.fellowshipknox.org

Donate To Our Partners in Need of Vehicle
Mark and Michelle Heath Sharrow are in need of a “new” car for their ministry in Tijuana. We are collecting donations to help with this purchase. If you feel led to give to this, make a check to Fellowship Church with "Sharrow Car" in the memo line. Mail to Fellowship Church, 8000 Middlebrook Pike, Knoxville, TN, 37909  with Attn: Joan Whiteside. Questions? Contact jwhiteside@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)

$

98,470

towards the Fellowship Ministry Budget

$

3,225

towards Short-term Ministry trips

$

155

towards Habitat/Fellowship Makeover House

Giving for the year through November 12, 2017 (all campuses)

$

5,210,586

Ministry Budget

‘17 YTD goal $5,368,154

$

208,345

Ministry Trips

‘17 goal $200,000

$

27,233

Habitat/Makeover

‘17 goal $30,000

Summary of year-to-date giving by campus

·  Middlebrook behind budget ($103,331)
·  North ahead of budget $443
·  Pellissippi behind budget ($54,680)

Giving: 4 weeks in November projected average $100,133

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.

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.

The Disciple-Making Parent
Sundays, 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 ongoing series and learning community 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. 

Helping Your Children Understand Healthy Sexuality
November 19: Ages 0-12: How Much is Too Much? - Karen Moore
November 26: Not meeting
December 3: Puberty & Beyond: What's the Message? - Karen Moore
Registration not required

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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

The Disciple-Making Parent
Sundays, 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 ongoing series and learning community 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. Visit parents.fellowshipknox.org for upcoming series.  

Helping Your Children Understand Healthy Sexuality
November 19: Ages 0-12: How Much is Too Much? - Karen Moore
November 26: Not meeting
December 3: Puberty & Beyond: What's the Message? - Karen Moore
Registration not required

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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: Assembling Thanksgiving Baskets

Mosaic
Singles in their 40’s and up

Room 602, 8:00am

This Week: Not Meeting (Potluck after second service)

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

Room 604, 8:00am

This Week: Bible Study

Image Bearers
Intergenerational Married and Single

Room 400, 9:30am

This Week: More – Phil Sartell

Seasoned Purpose
Married and Single

Room 400, 11:00am

This Week: Mission Report – Rachel Meredith

FAMILY COMMUNITIES

1st & 3rd Sundays

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

Room 603, 9:30am

This Week: Jesus, The True & Better Moses – R.D. McClenagan

In Between
Parenting through Adolescence

Room 603, 11:00am

This Week: ???

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: 

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Medic Replacement Blood Drive for Malia Massey, November 21
Fellowship is hosting a replacement blood drive for Malia Massey, a child in our Children's Ministry. Malia has Acute Myeloid Leukemia, an aggressive form of leukemia, and is a recent bone marrow recipient. Make plans to donate, and ask others to donate as well. Medic will be set up in Room 207 on Tuesday, November 21, 12:00pm-6:00pm. If you can not make it that day, you may donate at any Medic facility in Malia Massey’s name.

Family Christmas Party - Friday, December 1, 6:00-7:30pm
Join us in the Children's Ministry wing for our annual Family Christmas Party! Pizza, cookies, crafts and a movie! Please bring either non-slip socks or a lap blanket for the residents of West Hills Nursing Home.

Investing In The Next Generation 
You are invited to invest in the next generation. Join Children's Ministry Team and share the Gospel with the many children we serve. For more information, email kstevens@fellowshipknox.org

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Middle School
· Sunday, 11:00am - Fuel in The Garage

High School
· Sunday, 11:00am - Foundry in the High School Room

· Friendsgiving Dinner/Worship Night, Sunday, November 19 6:00-7:30pm in The Foundry, Cost $5 at the door

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

CollegeLife Gathering: Monday, November 20
Gatherings are held at 8:00pm at The Standard, 416 W Jackson Avenue

CollegeLife Black Tie White Christmas at Hunter Valley Farms
Friday, December 1 at 7:00pm

Black Tie White Christmas is CollegeLIFE's annual Christmas party. Dinner, dancing and a few surprises thrown in! Register online at my.fellowshipknox.org 

Passion Conference Registration
January 1-3. Spots are limited. Register here.

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Christmas Party at the Emporium
Thursday, December 14 from 7-9:30pm at The Emporium Arts Center
Get ready for a classy night of dinner & dancing with all your Young Adult friends! This year's event will be at The Emporium Center downtown. Your $20 ticket includes a full sit-down dinner and admission, plus a portion of ticket proceeds will be donated to the Tijuana Christian Mission. Register at myFellowship.

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Running Your Race God’s Way
8:00am, 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

Prevail: Group Begins January 
Pornography and sexual struggle is almost ubiquitous to our culture. Yet, many men fear change or are not desperate enough to take steps toward healing due to the shame and guilt that surround these struggles. A new men’s care-group is forming that addresses sexual and pornography struggles by starting with “what’s right with you” versus “what’s wrong with you”. If you or someone you love are ready to take a brave step toward healing, please email care@fellowshipknox.org . Simply include your name and contact info with the word PREVAIL. This is a confidential email and no other descriptions are needed. The group is assembling now for a January start.  

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
Kevin Denning kdenning@fellowshipknox.org
Bob Grove bgrove@fellowshipknox.org
Bill Park bpark@fellowshipknox.org
Jeff Townsend jtownsend@fellowshipknox.org
Gregor Smee gsmee@fellowshipknox.org
Steve Sword ssword@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.

North Knoxville, 10:00am, Sundays

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Pellissippi, 10:00am, Sundays

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Northshore: Future Campus

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Northshore Interest Party: "Please Note Location Change"
Sunday, November 19, 12:45pm-2:15pm
Join us for a community lunch in the Youth Room of Shoreline Church ( 9635 Westland Drive 37922 ). Meet others who are curious about the new Northshore plant and hear the vision of the church. Pizza & drinks provided. RSVP here. Questions? Contact Ryan Elliott at relliott@fellowshipknox.org

Northshore Interest Party: "Please Note Location Change"
Sunday, November 19, 12:45pm-2:15pm
Join us for a community lunch in the Youth Room of Shoreline Church ( 9635 Westland Drive 37922 ). Meet others who are curious about the new Northshore plant and hear the vision of the church. Pizza & drinks provided. RSVP here. Questions? Contact Ryan Elliott at relliott@fellowshipknox.org

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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.

Part-time Facilities Position
Middlebrook Campus

Part-time facilities position available for up to 25 hours per week. Duties include landscaping, mowing, building repairs, cleaning, maintenance, and more. Please email Doug Tolson at dtolson@fellowshipknox.org for more details.

8000 Middlebrook Pike, Knoxville, Tennessee 37909

865-470-9800 fellowshipknox.org

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

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