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CROSSVILLE FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 

NEEDED: GREETERS AND USHERS are needed for just before Sunday School and just before Worship Service. If you are interested in this serving opportunity, see the bulletin insert for months and times to sign up or call the church office at 931-484-3537.  

UMW CHANGES: The Rebekah & Dorcas Circles have combined to become one group called the Esther Circle. They will meet on the third Monday of each month at 9:30 a.m. in the Parlor. We would like new members and absent members to be there for the first Esther meeting on Monday, February 15th.  

YEARLY GIVING STATEMENTS: The yearly giving statements will be ready Sunday, January 31st, in the Narthex.  

FAT TUESDAY CELEBRATION: Please join us for our Fat Tuesday Celebration on Tuesday, February 9th at 6:00 p.m. in the gym. The youth will be preparing pancakes for the celebration. Mark your calendar and come celebrate with us as we are preparing for the Lent season. See the bulletin insert for ways to be more involved in this celebration. 

CONGREATION-WIDE LENTEN STUDY - John: The Gospel of Light and Life: This lent, join Adam Hamilton and experience a season of spiritual growth and life-changing renewal while exploring the major themes of John while reading the entire Gospel of John. Topics will include The Word Made Flesh; The Miraculous Signs of Jesus; The “I AM” Sayings of Jesus; The Farewell Discourse; The Arrest, Trial, and Crucifixion of the King; and Eternal Life. Books will be available in the Narthex on Sunday, January 24th. The cost for each book will be $13.  

NOON LENTEN STUDY: This year’s Lenten study will be a more in-depth study of Adam Hamilton’s John: The Gospel of Light and Life. Our study will begin on Wednesday, February 10th, at noon in room 226. To sign up for this study, please see the bulletin insert.  

DISASTER RELIEF TRAINING: Early Response Teams fill a specific need in the early days after a disaster by cleaning out flood-damaged homes, removing debris, etc., while providing a caring Christian presence. Participants will learn the basics of disaster response including how to stabilize and secure homes safely and how to work effectively with survivors and others on the response team. First United Methodist Church of Cookeville will be having an Early Response Team Basic Course on Saturday, February 20th, 2016, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at their church. The cost is $30. Financial assistance is available for applicants. If you have questions, please contact Ken Hunter at (931) 783-0065 or khunter.disaster@gmail.com.