Church of The Savior UCC News & Events
|Knoxville Interfaith Meditation Group||Thursday, 6/13, 7:00 PM|
SEC Annual Meeting/Atlanta
|Regular Sunday Activities|
|Big $ in Politics Group|
Sunday, 6/16, after Worship
|Evening Centering Prayer||Wednesday, 6/19, 6:30 PM|
|Knox Ministerial Assoc||Thursday, 6/20, 9:00 AM|
|TN Equality Project||Thursday, 6/20, 7:00 PM|
|Knoxville Interfaith Meditation Group||Thursday, 6/20, 7:00 PM|
|Paddlers||Saturday, 6/22, 10 AM - Noon|
|PRIDE FEST||Saturday, 6/22|
|Regular Sunday Activities||Sunday, 6/23|
|Evening Centering Prayer||Wednesday, 6/26, 6:30 PM|
|TN Health Care||Thursday, 6/27, 7:00 PM|
|Knoxville Interfaith Meditation Group||Thursday, 6/27, 7:00 PM|
|Regular Sunday Activities||Sunday, 6/30|
|COS Volunteer Ministry Sunday||Sunday, 6/30|
|Choir||Sundays, 9:45 AM|
|Adult Discussion Group||Sundays, 9:45 AM|
|Adult Bible Study Group||Sundays, 9:45 AM|
|Authentic Self/Authentic Faith Study||Sundays, 9:45 AM|
Children's Sunday School
|Sundays, 11:00 AM|
Sundays, 11:00 AM
|Evening Centering Prayer||Wednesdays, 6:30 PM|
|Justice Action Team Meeting||2nd Tuesday, 7 PM|
|COS Action Teams||2nd Wednesday, 6:30 PM|
|FISH Pantry Deliveries||2nd Wednesday|
|Volunteer Ministry Dinner||5th Sunday|
|TN Equality Project||3rd Thursday, 7 PM|
|TN Healthcare Campaign||4th Thursday, 7 PM|
Child Care is available at 9:30 AM on Sundays so that adults with children can come to studies offered.
2nd Mile Gift for June: TN Health Care Campaign
The Tennessee Health Care Campaign (THCC) is a non-profit organization devoted to obtaining adequate, affordable health care for Tennesseans. Thousands of our fellow citizens do not have health insurance and thus defer and ignore health problems until they are forced to seek help in the emergency rooms of our hospitals--the most expensive care possible. At this time, THCC is working to implement the reforms called Obamacare that would provide insurance to many more people.
There will be a change in the COS WORSHIP TIME for Sunday, June 30th and the month of July!
Mark your calendar now!
Beginning June 30 and during the month of July (Sunday, July 7 - Sunday, July 28), COS will be holding Sunday worship one hour earlier, at 10 AM.
The church will be open starting at 9:30 AM.
Worship will begin at 10 AM and end around 11 AM.
Children's Sunday School will take place during worship as usual.
Choir, Bible Study, the Adult Discussion Group and ASAF will all take a break during that time.
Join the COS “Fan” Club!
There is going to be a shortage of electric fans available to the needy this summer, as social service agencies struggle with limited resources. I do home health social work in 5 rural counties, and I am anticipating I will need 20 box fans, at least. I believe the COS volunteers who deliver FISH food and/or Mobile Meals may also encounter people endangered by the heat. If you have a working fan of any size or type that you are not using, please consider bringing it to the church for donation. ALSO, you can give to the COS Servant of All Fund, indicating, "Fans." This is a very vital issue for the ill and elderly. Call me, Kim Morris, at 865-318-5155 for more info. Thank you for your help!
Religious Ed, Discussion and Reflection for Adults at COS
ADULT DISCUSSION GROUP – We will meet on June 23. Contact for information. Come join us at 9:45 AM in Shalom House.
Needed: A Few Good Men
We have a great group of ladies that teach in our Pathways Sunday School program (gr. 1-5) and a LOT of little boys that participate. Wouldn’t it be great to have some male influence? You can teach alone or with a female partner. Just a 2 week commitment would make SUCH a difference. Please consider this and talk with Leslie.
Volunteer Ministry Dinner – June 30th
COS will be serving dinner at the Volunteer Ministry Center the 5th Sunday this month and your help is needed. If you can either provide dinner items or offer an hour of your time to serve, please sign up on the lime-green sheet located on the announcement table. Contact Donna Felskie at 255-2620 or Maryanne McNutt if you have any questions.
Memorial Service for Rev. Roger Knight
The Memorial Service for Rev. Roger Knight, former Conference Minister of the Southeast Conference of the UCC, will take place on Saturday, July 13, at 3 PM at Pleasant Hill Community Church, 67 Church Drive, Pleasant Hill, Tennessee.
PHCCUCC web site: http://www.pleasanthillucctn.org/
Google maps link: http://goo.gl/maps/5L3xL
If anyone would like to go over for the service, please e-mail or call 865-257-3223.
In the spring, for several years, Roger and Beth volunteered at Perquin Eye Care Mission, in El Salvador. The address is:
Eye Care Mission, El Salvador
c/o Phil Loar
7136 Parkview Ave.
Falls Church, VA 22042-1616
To celebrate and resource the Volunteer Programs of Uplands Village, where the Knights have lived in retirement for the last eight years (http://www.uplandsvillage.com/):
Volunteer Programs, c/o David Harsh
P.O. Box 168
Pleasant Hill, TN 38578
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL will be held July 22-25. Join the team to make this a wonderful week for all! We need teachers and volunteers to help with games, crafts, drama and snacks. And, of course, we need CHILDREN! There are information/sign-up sheets at the back that you may fill out and put in the offering plate or you may email or phone 584-7531. Come be part of National Park VBS!
Writing to Activists in Prison
In September, Sr. Megan, Michael, and Greg in the Transform Now Plowshares will be sentenced here in Knoxville. They were convicted by a jury last month of sabotage and depredation of government property at Oak Ridge Y-12 nuclear weapons complex and are now in jail in Georgia. Each faces up to 35 years in prison. If you would like to stand with these prisoners of conscience and friends of COS, you can show your support by writing each, using their assigned numbers:
Gregory Boertje #22090,
Megan Rice #2210,
Michael Walli #4444
at Irwin County Detention Center, 132 Cotton Drive, Ocilla, GA 31774. For more information visit website of Oak Ridge Environmental Peace Alliance and Transform Now Plowshares or contact Erik Johnson at 983-5234.
We are asking that everyone help with hospitality during June, July, and August. If you are one of the first to arrive on Sunday morning, it would be great if you would take time to start coffee (directions are on the wall in the kitchen). Anyone who wants to bring a snack to share may do so on any Sunday morning.
Office hours at COS: Monday-Thursday, 9 AM-2 PM
Our Administrative Assistant, Nancy Best, is in the office M-TH 9-2. (On some days, the hours from 2-4 will be covered by our pastoral staff.) The office is closed on Fridays. Please send all information intended for the weekly bulletin to the church office by Wednesday. Thanks!
Help with Joys and Concerns:
If you have joys and concerns that you wish to share with the members and friends of COS, please let us know so that we can place them on the prayer list each week
Also, it is often difficult to know or keep track of friends and members of the church in the hospital. If you or a loved one are in the hospital or scheduled to go for treatment, please let us know. Please call and/or e-mail , Deacon for Congregational Care, , , or the so that we might serve you better.
Help Us Keep COS Clean!
Help us keep COS clean each week. Cleaning begins at 6 PM on Friday. With a full crew (6) it takes about an hour to complete the defined tasks. For more info, please email or call 588-7147.
Please Sign Up to Donate Altar Flowers!
You may either provide an arrangement (have some spring flowers blooming in your garden?) or request that it be ordered for you. The sign-up sheets may be found in the folder at the back of the sanctuary. Please designate if they are to mark a special occasion or are in honor or in memory of someone.
(Communion on 1st Sunday
of each month)
- Evening Prayer
6:30 PM @ COS
- OREPA Stop the Bombs Vigil
5:00 PM @ Y-12 Plant - Oak Ridge, TN
CONTACT: 483-8202 or stopthebombs.org
- COS Knit or Not Group
6:30 PM @ COS (Shalom House)
- COS Theology Reading Group
6:30 PM @ Shalom House
- Justice Team Meeting
6:30 PM @ COS
- Knoxville Ministerial Association
Noon @ COS
- TN Equality Project
7:00 PM @ COS
- TN Healthcare Campaign -
7 PM @ COS