Needed: Blankets, Coats

The cold weather means extra hardships for many in the community. If you can spare any blankets or coats (new or lightly used), please bring them to the church ASAP.

New Year = New Study Opportunities

Study the Bible with us:
Adult Sunday School 10 – 11 a.m.; Bible study most Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.; special study groups on Wednesdays at 6 p.m.

Come Celebrate Advent!

Advent 2018 begins Dec. 2.  We have many activities planned to help us celebrate the coming of the Christ Child.  Come join us!  Bring your friends and neighbors!

  • Dec. 2: 11 a.m.  Lighting of the Chrismon Trees and the first Advent candle (a new candle is lit each Advent Sunday)
  • Dec. 9: 5:30 p.m.  Brasstown Ringers Handbell Concert
  • Dec. 16: 11 a.m.  Choir Cantata Night of the Father’s Love
  • Dec. 16: 5 p.m.   Christmas Party for special neighborhood guests
  • Dec. 23: 11 a.m.  The Last Sunday of Advent
  • Dec. 25:  Christmas Day — may all families and friends both celebrate and praise God

For more info about any event, see our Calendar page.

Ways to Help the Community

As the weather gets cooler, some folks in the community need extra help.  With which of these will you assist us:  donate coats and blankets, volunteer for Habitat, sign up to help prepare and serve the Community Thanksgiving Meal (Nov. 22) or Monday night community meals.  Watch for details about each of these needs and opportunities.

Can you help with the Community Thanksgiving meal?

Help for Those who are Dreading the Holidays

Wondering how you will survive the weeks surrounding Thanksgiving and Christmas? Are you dreading these holidays, knowing that everything has changed and that happy memories from past years can’t be recreated?

Our Surviving the Holidays seminar is especially for people who are grieving a loved one’s death. You’ll learn:

  • How to deal with the many emotions you’ll face during the holidays
  • What to do about traditions and other coming changes
  • Helpful tips for surviving social events
  • How to discover hope for your future

For more information please call us: 423-496-4931

Come to Dinner Oct. 17, 6 p.m. to Eat, Plan Together

The congregation’s next potluck fellowship dinner is shaping up to be very special.  In addition to food for the tummy, we’ll be enjoying food for thought, too.  We’ll each have an opportunity to sign up for a committee based on the “Five Practices of Fruitful Congregations” that we have been considering in small groups and in sermons.

In which subject are you most interested or engaged: radical hospitality, passionate worship, intentional faith development, risk-taking mission and service, or extravagant generosity?

Barry Sarver is Sept. 23 Homecoming Speaker

The Rev. Barry K. Sarver and his wife Glynda lovingly and faithfully served First United Methodist of Copperhill from 2008 to 2011.  On Sunday he will speak on A Deep Desire for God’s House.   All former members, friends, neighbors are invited to this special 11 a.m. worship service.   

Church-wide Study Begins

How can our church do a better job in our community?  That’s one of the big questions the congregation is exploring now in its study of the “Five Practices of Fruitful Congregations.”  We will explore the five practices during sermons, in small groups and Bible study classes, and in doing some reading.   You’ll find a quick video intro to the study below.