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JC3 University: 6:30pm Wednesdays at JC3 for ALL Ages

Meets in The Loft (above Gathering Place)

Oct. 11 - Nov. 15: Dave McNeely, Carson-Newman University. Topic: “How did we get our Bible?”

JC3 Adventure Group: Next Outing- Max Patch

The next adventure for this group is planned for Sunday, October 22 to Max Patch. Max Patch is a beautiful mountain bald just across the TN / NC border. There is parking nearby, and it only about a half-mile hike to the top along a path. Feel free to bring chairs and a picnic dinner. There is ample room to explore, throw a frisbee or football, and even hike around the top of the mountain. Sunset is 6:47pm, so if we arrived at 4:00pm, that would give us time to walk around a bit, relax, eat and enjoy the sunset. We would need to depart church at 2:30pm, which would give folks time to go home, eat and gather their supplies. To sign up for this event, please contact Greg Schloesser at

“A Tale of Two Chilies”

On Sunday, October 29, Tom Hewling and his wife, Monique, will face-off against Tom’s traditional chili vs. Monique’s white chicken chili and attendees get to taste test and vote! Chili and fixins’ for lunch so sign up today if you plan to attend.

OCC Packing Parties (Everyone is Welcome!)

October 29, after Sunday lunch (packing for ages 2-4 & 5-9)

November 8, during Lighthouse (packing for ages 10-14)

November 12, Dedication Service during both services (all boxes must be returned on this day)

Welcome Ministries—Next Week (October 29, 2017)

Parking Lot: Branson Fields, Michael Hayes

Gathering Place: Beth Arsenault, Diane Hawkins

Sanctuary Lobby: Robert Kindred, Justin Sterling

Bulletins: Ken Lamb

Sanctuary Greeter: Opportunity to volunteer!


KidsWay Wednesday Night Schedule

The evening schedule is as follows:

6:15pm– Arrive & check in

6:20pm– Dinner** is served

6:20-7:30pm– Classes for nursery –5th grade

7:30-8:15pm– For the parents who are attending small groups, KidsWay will offer an “enrichment time” where kids can either attend a quiet time/movie room or a study hall to complete their homework. Parents– if you do not attend a small group, the pick up time for your child is 7:30pm.

**There is a suggested donation of $3 per child for those participating in dinner, classes and the enrichment time OR $2 for those just attending dinner and class.


A parent meeting will take place in the Rock Room at 12:15pm on October 15. If your child is attending SuperStart, please plan to attend this meeting.


Lighthouse Every Wednesday Night

Dinner is served starting at 6:15pm. Cost of the meal is $2. Please be sure to bring your money and place it in the bucket.

October Schedule:

10/4- Regular Service

10/11- Sr. High J-Walking

10/18- Jr. High J-Walking

10/25- Corn Maze

Deeper Life

Our DL groups meet every Sunday morning at 9:30am in the Youth Loft.

Tennessee Christian Teen Convention (TCTC) 2018

Who: For Jr. & Sr. Highers and their friends

What: A Christian Teen Convention in Gatlinburg, TN

When: January 5-7, 2018

Where: Gatlinburg Convention Center

How much: The cost for TCTC this year is $150. This covers TCTC registration, Lodging, Travel Expenses, t-shirts and 4 meals at TCTC.

Early Bird Registration - If you sign up AND get your $50 deposit in BEFORE October 29th your cost for TCTC is $140. If you don’t sign up AND get your deposit in before October 23rd your cost will be the regular rate of $150. Also needed at sign up is T-shirt size. No money or sign ups taken after December 3rd.


Small Groups

Our Small Groups meet in homes, restaurants and at the church. Different groups have different goals. Some study a book of the Bible while some gather to encourage each other during a particular season of life. Email if you are interested in joining or helping start a Small Group.

College Age Group:

This is a NEW group for any college student interested. They meet at the home of Chip & Jana Hall on Mondays from 6-8pm. Also, if you know of a college student who doesn’t attend here but might want to learn more about this class, please contact John or the church office with their name and contact info and we will get in touch with them.

Young Adult Group:

Current participants ages range between 24-30 years but other ages are welcome. This group will begin meeting in August. More details to be announced.

Financial Peace by Dave Ramsey (led by Barbie Dyer):

This class began on August 9 and meets each Wednesday night starting at 6:30pm. You may sign up for this class on the form listed below.

Women's Class:

Started Wed. August 9th. We will be studying Beth Moore's Revelation.

Opportunities to Serve

Welcome Team for Wednesdays!

Due to the growth of our Wednesday nights, we are looking for a few friendly faces who might help us Welcome people and help them find their classes.

WHAT WILL I DO: Have your JC3 team lanyard on and be ready to greet from 6:10pm – 6:40pm. Know where the classes/ministries meet (we have a TV screen and a handout that will help you). Help people feel welcome! Sign up on your Connection Card or contact John at to become a volunteer.

Serve with Sunday Lunches

If you are willing to serve on a Sunday lunch clean-up team, your team will work only three times a year for about 20-30minutes each time. The job is washing dishes and taking out some trash. It’s only three times per year because we’ll have three teams of four people (we take some months off from lunches). If you think you can help, then we’d love to have you on one of our lunch teams! Please reply to this email or talk to Monique Hewling at church!

Lighthouse Meals and/or Donations Needed

Lighthouse (our Wednesday night youth program) has officially started back and every year we provide dinner for all the youth who attend. We are in need or cooks OR monetary donations to help provide those meals. If you’re interested in cooking, please sign up on your Connection Card and we will contact you with more info. If you would like to help by making a donation, please make your check out to JCCC with “Lighthouse” in the memo. You may drop your check in a tithe box or the offering plate.

Operation Christmas Child

OCC item of the month for October is a letter and photo. Take a moment to write a letter to the child that will receive your box and maybe include a picture of you/your family. If you’re not sure what to write, there are coloring pages located on the Welcome Desk in the church lobby that you can pick up and fill out to include in a box.

Also note that we are still in need of other donations listed below. Please drop off donations in room 203 (located down the hall from the main office).

Soap, Washcloths, Pencils, Balls, Sharpeners, Erasers, Stuffed Animals, Cars, Pens, Colors, Crayons, Markers, Dry Paints, Rulers, Protractors, Compass, Dolls (we have enough for all the 2-4 girl boxes, but not all the 5-9s), Clothing/Shoes (mainly 2-4, less for 5-9, 10-14 in good shape)

  • Judy Tolley requests prayers for her and her family. God knows the need.
  • Thank you for continuing to remember Bill & Janie Emmert in prayer. Bill has been released from the hospital and is now at Shannondale Health Care Center receiving additional physical rehabilitation.
  • Jerry Hackler was taken to the ER Thursday night with pains in his heart. He was admitted to the hospital and was going to see his regular cardiologist on Friday. He will probably be having a heart cath. He is resting comfortably now, but please pray for quick and easy solutions to the pain. He is at Tennova Hospital (the old St. Mary's) in room 165.

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