CROSSVILLE FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH                                     
​PASTOR APPRECIATION MONTH: October is Pastor Appreciation Month! Let’s show our pastors, Drew Shelley and Sommer Worley, how much we appreciate all that they do for our church. If you would like to send a note or card to them, please drop it by the church office or mail it to PO Box 752, Crossville, TN, 38557.

YOU’RE INVITED! Erin Elizabeth Tansey and Michael Arthur San Inocencio request the honor of your presence at their marriage this Saturday, the 18th day of October, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. in the church sanctuary. Erin is the daughter of Ann Barnett, and Julia MacManus is her aunt. We hope you will be able to join their families in this joyous event. Your prayers and participation are very much appreciated.

CHURCH-WIDE SHADDEN FARM FAMILY DAY: Everyone is invited to join us for a day of food and fun at the Shadden Farm this Saturday, October 18th, at 1:00 p.m. We will carpool from the church at 12:30 p.m. Bring a side or dessert to share AND DON’T FORGET YOUR CAMP CHAIRS. Hope to see you there!

FAIRFIELD GLADE UMC CONCERT: Fairfield Glade United Methodist Church will have a benefit concert for the Imagine, No Malaria campaign this Saturday, October 18th, from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. There will be food and musical entertainment performed by The Gospel Truth Praise Band. There is a $10 dollar suggested donation for this event.

YOUTH PARENT MEETING: There will be a meeting for youth parents on Sunday, October 19th, immediately following worship in the small sanctuary. We hope to see all youth parents at the meeting if at all possible!

WORSHIP COMMITTEE MEETING RESCHEDULED: Please note that the Worship Committee meeting originally scheduled for Monday, October 13th, has been rescheduled for Monday, October 20th, due to fall break. We will meet at 6:00 p.m. in 204s.

NEW CHURCH NEWSLETTER FORMAT: Our newsletter is now in an every other week format. The latest edition is now available in the Narthex, by email (Be sure to provide your email address on the communication cards in the bulletin.), or to view online at the church website. If you would like to receive a copy by mail, please mark the appropriate box on the communication card in your bulletin and be sure that we have your current mailing address.

WE NEED CANDY AND SMALL TOYS: We are still collecting candy and small toys to be passed out during our upcoming Spiritfest on October 31st. You may leave your items in the bins in the Narthex. We appreciate all your help!

SPIRITFEST: We need lots of help for our upcoming community outreach event Spiritfest. Please continue to bring your bags of wrapped candy to the collection bins in the narthex and hallway. Most of all we need many, many volunteers to help with indoor carnival games, hot dog dinner, cookie decorating, and inflatables on the evening of the event. You can volunteer to share the fun by contacting the church office or Cathy Camera at 265-5202 or cathycamera@charter.net

CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY CRAFT FAIR: Calling all crafters, vendors, and organizations interested in setting up at our Christmas Holiday Fair...it’s time to reserve your spot for Saturday, December 6th. If you’re interested, please contact Suzann Griffith at (931)260-0800 for more information.

FINANCIAL OPEN FORUM NEXT SUNDAY: Now that our Financial Systems are in good order, we will be hosting a second Financial Open Forum at 8:15 AM, on Sunday, October 19th, in the Old Sanctuary. We will share our findings, our current status on everything from budget to debt retirement, and our plans for a solid financial future. We look forward to seeing you all there.