A Publication of Concord United Methodist Church - March 7, 2024


UMCOR SUNDAY - March 10 –This Special Sunday is a denomination wide celebration designed to raise awareness and support for the ministry of The United Methodist Committee on Relief – otherwise known as UMCOR. The UMCOR Sunday offering underwrites UMCOR’s administrative costs to ensure 100% of gifts given for humanitarian response and recovery go directly to communities in need. These gifts ensure UMCOR can respond swiftly to disasters around the world and represent hope and healing to those most vulnerable. Gifts can be made by check with UMCOR Sunday in the memo line or online at ConcordUnited.org/give and selecting UMCOR Sunday.


SPRING BREAK SERVICE PROJECTS #1HELPING MAMAS - Monday, March 11, from 9:45AM–1:00PM - Volunteer with us at Helping Mamas. Depart from the East parking lot, we will carpool and go eat lunch together after we serve. Persons 8 years and older are invited to serve.  Children under 6th grade need to have an adult with them. Students’ 6th grade and older may come without a parent. Sign up here.


SPRING BREAK SERVICE PROJECT #2 WEDNESDAY CLEAN OUT- 9:30 – 11:30 AM We will sort, clean, organize and donate items form the medical equipment room to 2 local agencies. We will keep what is needed and share with Wheels for the World™ – Joni and Friends and Medical Equipment Loan | Spark | Knoxville, TN (sparktn.org), contact Jane Currin, jcurrin@concordunited.org or call/text 865-288-7427 if you willing to help for a bit. Please see the participant age levels listed in project #1.


HAVE YOU SEEN THE ORANGE FENCING IN THE EAST PARKING LOT? Luke Colgrove and Jacob Hartman are providing a Prayer Labyrinth for Concord United to use on the northeast section of the campus as their Eagle Scout project. Luke will be building the labyrinth, while Jacob will be providing the landscaping. As you can imagine, they will need lots of volunteers to help with the work and also help with the cost of the project. If you would like to help with labor or a monetary donation, contact Luke at luke.colgrove@gmail.com. Read more about the labyrinth project HERE. Look for more information about Jacob's prayer garden project in the near future.  


GUATEMALA MISSION TRIP Registration Is open for the Summer Mission Trip to the Highlands of Guatemala, July 13 – 21. Make your $250 deposit by March 10 here. For more details or to ask questions contact Jane Currin or 865-288-7427. The last date to join the team is April 10 or when the team reaches 18 team members. Students and adults, 9th grade and older are invited to participate.


HOLSTON HOME FOR CHILDREN - Sunday, March 17, you will have an opportunity to give a special offering for the Holston Home for Children. Your gift gives children a better life, a good education, and a chance to become responsible adults. It can also help reunite broken families or help children without families find permanency through adoption or foster homes.  Please give and designate "Holston Home" in the memo line or your check or give online at concordunited.com/give and select Holston Home for Children



STATIONS OF THE CROSS is an interactive, one hour walk through experience focusing on Jesus’ journey from his sentence of death to being buried in the tomb. Persons will walk through six stations which tell the story of these events. Groups will begin every 15 minutes starting at 6:30pm until 7:15. We encourage sign-ups for a start time. Walk-ins are welcome though wait times for walk-ins may vary. Register here: Stations of the Cross Registration. For a "family friendly version", we have a set aside time at 6:00, Family Friendly Sign Up.


EARLY BIRD GROUP - Book study group of all ages. Group begins study of The Bible Jesus Read, Wednesday, March 13, 4:30 - 5:30 in room 145. Stay for a free meal in the Worship Center from 5:30-6:30. For more information, contact Melodie Knight at stampermjk@comcast.net.  


Sunday, March 10

Small Groups 10:00-10:50am

Confirmation Class - Room 243

Middle School- Room 242

High School - Room 240

No Student programming on Sunday Evening

Wednesday, March 13

No Student Programming due to Spring Break

Seniors!!! Deadline March 15

Contact Student Ministries for Scholarship Opportunities or check the Student Newsletter.

Beach Week Registration Now Open

June 16-21 Register Here


There will be no children's programming on March 10 or 13 due to Spring Break. Enjoy your time off!!!



8:50am-12:00 pm

Preschool Wing



Easter Celebration - March 24 - 3-5PM

Vacation Bible School & Mosaic - July 8-11 - More details coming soon.


 Sunday, March 10, 2024


9AM & 11AM - Traditional

Sermon: The Journey to the Cross

Scripture: Luke 9:22-25

Pastor: Wil Cantrell

Hymns: Lift High the Cross - UMH 159

When I Survey the Wondrous Cross - UMH 298



 9AM & 11AM - Contemporary

Sermon: The Journey to the Cross

Scripture: Luke 9:22-25

Pastor: Brooke Hartman


By Mail - 11020 Roane Drive - 37934

Online - Concordunited.org/give

Texting - Text CONCORDUNITED to 73256

 In Person - Offering boxes located at exits.


March 9-10 - Mike Stallings - 865-719-3469


855-CRISIS-1; 855-274-7471


SHARE ON SOCIAL MEDIA - When you see events, services or opportunities that some of your friends might be interested in, please share on your Social Media or send the info in a Direct Message. This is an easy way to invite friends to come to church.

PECANS FOR SALE - There are still pecans available for $10/lb. See Joan De Tar in the church office to purchase them.

CANDY DONATIONS NEEDED - We are in need of individually wrapped candy to be given out at the Easter Egg Hunt. Look for the wicker basket beside the Welcome Desk to drop off your candy.

TRAVEL CUPS GALORE - Have you checked the lost and found bookcase across from the welcome desk in the east building for your lost cup? Please take a look, we will donate everything to the Thrift Store in a couple of weeks.


The congregation mourns the loss of Ellen Smith, Concord member since, November 2, 1986, who died on Friday, March 1, 2024.


The congregation mourns the loss of Peggy Shell, Concord member since, December 15, 1963, who died on Friday, March 1, 2024.

The love and sympathy of the congregation is extended to Debbie Haskins on the death of her father, Charles Wade.








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