Jill Gibbs

Our beloved church member, Jill Gibbs passed from her earthly life on May 10, 2015.

A former student, Beth Lacy Clark, created an interview video in 2012 where Jill shared her passion about God, her teaching career, and her life experiences.

Jill was a person who have a special way of making others feel truly special: her family, her friends, her students.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PTxf0Y1RmJ8

EASTER

Easter was a perfect day to celebrate!

Great weather, great breakfast with food and fellowship, great message and worship. We all left the building with smiles on our faces, renewed and uplifted, and ready to live out the coming week sharing the goodness and peace that love in the Lord brings.

Born anew. It's a great feeling.

VBS 2015

Save the dates June 15-18, 2015

We will partner with First Christian Church and Knoxville United Methodist Church to offer a community Vacation Bible School experience in Knoxville.

This year's theme will be

"Everest, Conquering Challenges With God's Might Power"

Programming will be offered for pre-K through Adults.

Pastor Phyllis Retires

A winter storm has delayed our farewell party plans, which were rescheduled for March 8. We gatherd for a time of fellowship at a potluck breakfast at 9:30 AM and bid a formal farewell to Pastor Phyllis during worship.

Pastor Phyllis Sterr preach her final sermon to our congregation. The sermon was entitled appropriately " A Farewell Sermon" A licensed lay pastor in the United Church of Christ denomination, Phyllis served as pastor here since August 2004.

Christmas Food Basket Ministry

Again, thank you to all who worked on this project. 81 families, which included 311 people, were served this year. 64 of the 81 had children in the household ( a total of 138 children). Special thanks to Ida McLeese of Knoxville Methodist Church and Pam Neuhaus of First Christian Church for their leadership on this project.

World Mission

World Mission Sunday

We still have a few "orphan T- shirts" that need adoption. The $10 donation will go to further the work of Rev. Dr. Carolyn Weber in Ethiopia.

www.pcusa.org/missionconnections.

The Stained Glass Voice ( monthly newsletter)

The Stained Glass Voice
May 2015

From the Editor…….

Are we called to be a small church ?