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CROSSVILLE FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 
NEEDED: The church is now hiring for two part-time nursery workers.  

NEEDED: The After School Child Program is now hiring for a part-time position working with school age children. If interested, please contact John Worley at 787-1253.  

NEEDED: The Clothing Closet is in need of blue jeans all sizes from boys, girls, men, and women, plus men’s full button-up short sleeved shirts. They are also in need of children’s clothing of all kinds. 

NOON BIBLE STUDY: Covenant—The Biblical concept of covenant speaks to an enduring commitment between God and God’s fruitful people. It’s a promise to live in a loving relationship with and for each other. The purpose of Covenant Bible Study is to engage participants in conversations about this unique and special relationship as well as our relationships with each other and the world around us as we study the Bible together. This Bible study meets every Wednesday at noon in room 226.  

MARK YOUR CALENDAR: Cathy Robertello and Tim Vandagriff will be hosting the C&T Ranch church-wide family picnic on September 12th starting at 2:00 p.m. Games will include horseshoes, bocce ball, corn hole, watermelon seed spitting contest, scavenger hunt on a one mile walk through the woods, couples canoe races, and swimming if it’s warm enough. Cathy and Tim will provide the meat and are asking folks to bring side dishes.  

STEPHEN MINISTRY: Stephen Ministry builds a relationship with someone through Christian care and fellowship. A Stephen Minister comes alongside an adult of various ages who is going through a dark time to give Christ-like support and a kind listening ear. Although they are not counselors, they are trained to help people who are in the midst of hard times like divorce, loss of a loved one, loss of a job, recent move, or other life changing events that may leave a person feeling hurt, grieved, or lonely. I personally would recommend Stephen Ministry training to almost everyone. We all have known people who have gone through hard times or have experienced difficult times ourselves. This training which will be starting on Sunday, September 13th at 11:30 a.m. can help every one of us who have found ourselves in a place where we are called to comfort those in need. Stephen Ministry training will be most Sundays through the rest of the year and some Saturday spiritual retreats. If interested in participating in the Stephen Ministry, please indicate on the bulletin insert. 

THURSDAY MORNING WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY: “DANIEL” begins September 24th—Just as the prophet Daniel faced unbelievable pressures, to compromise his faith, to live in a hostile culture, and to confront temptations and threats, today’s believers face many of the same trials. Daniel: Lives of Integrity, Words of Prophecy is a 12 week DVD Bible study from best-selling author Beth Moore. This fascinating study of the book of Daniel show how individuals can live with integrity in today’s self-absorbed society. Classes meet Thursday mornings from 10 a.m. to noon, Sept. 24th-Dec. 17th. If you wish to join the class, order you workbook ($20) by contactind Cathy Camera at cathycamera@charter.net or by phone at (931) 265-5202.

UMW CHRISTMAS BOXES: Christmas Shoe Boxes will be donated for Third World Children 2015 through the UMC. Lists are available in the Narthex and church office if you are interested in participating in this ministry. All shoeboxes are due by Friday, September 25th with a $4 shipping fee. Make checks payable to Crossville FUMC. Please contact Donna Dilts at 787-3873 or Marcia Everitt at 337-4141 for more information about this ministry and how you may be able to contribute.