|Meet our Newest Staff Member!
We are excited to introduce you to Jessie Zei, our new Children’s Ministry Director. Jessie and her husband Mike grew up in the Dallas area and moved their family to Crieve Hall from California. They have two children, Louie and Winnie. Winnie was baptized at Crievewood back in the spring. Jessie brings preschool teaching experience and a contagious enthusiasm for…everything, giving her a great foundation for her new position.
We asked Jessie what she wanted to let her church family know about her, and she said, “I love tacos; I love Nashville; and I really love to dance, especially dance parties with my kids.” She also asks that you introduce yourself when you see her on Sundays because she is excited to meet her new church family.
Welcome to Crievewood, Jessie!
|This past Sunday was our annual charge conference. If you’ve been a Methodist for a while, this term is probably familiar to you. If not, the charge conference is the official business meeting of a local congregation. The word charge refers to the appointment of a clergyperson to provide care to an area or congregation(s), and the word conference is the one we Methodists use for official meetings at all levels of our denomination (annual conference, jurisdictional conference, general conference, etc.).
There are some official business items that we do each year at charge conference, such as setting the salary of appointed pastors and electing leadership positions for the following year (which we delayed because the Admin Council is considering some changes to how we structure this). The bulk of charge conference, though, is a long series of reports from various parts of our life together. If you’re interested, you can read them all here. Part of that longer report is my Pastor’s Report in which I reflect on the past year. I would especially invite you to take a few minutes to read it. It’s three pages long so it shouldn’t take too much time. Writing it gave me a chance to feel a great sense of gratitude for our resilience and perseverance as a congregation and to be reminded that God is at work even in these strange times. May it continue to be so.
|9:30 am – Crievewood UMC Worship
in person in the sanctuary and online
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We begin a new sermon series this Sunday called “Community Happens Here.” This is the new motto that the Administrative Council has adopted for Crievewood. We’ll spend the next 6 weeks looking at it and the 5 core values we’ve discerned and adopted through Project Thrive.
|Opportunities to Serve
Liturgists WantedWe have created a rotation of volunteers to serve in the role of liturgist for worship, and we are looking for more people to be part of it. This involves leading the congregation in a call to worship and either an opening prayer or affirmation of faith and reading the scripture passage for the day. No extemporaneous speaking is required; everything would be written ahead of time. Adults, youth, and older children are welcome to serve in the rotation. If you are interested, please reach out to Laurie Coggins or the church office.
Kids’ Worship Helpers
We are always looking for extra hands to have fun with us on Sunday mornings between 9:30 and 10:30. Lessons are planned, and helpers have the most fun job–interacting directly with the kids while our leaders teach lead the lessons. We would love to schedule some youth helpers, 7th grade and up. Please contact Jessie with questions or to volunteer!
AIM at Mountain Top
The annual CUMC Adult Fall Mission Trip to Mountain T.O.P. has been scheduled for the weekend of October 21-24. Anyone 18 years and up who would like to join the team and help with needed home repairs for the residents of the Cumberland Mountains, please contact Keith Head at Lkhead@aol.com. No experience needed!
|In October, Christians often honor St. Francis of Assisi by remembering all the creatures who share this earth with us. This year on Sunday, October 17, at 2:00 p.m. we will do just that with the Blessing of the Animals at the church. We invite each of you to bring your pets, and please make sure your pets are secure as other animals will be present.
|Paper registration forms also available in the narthex.
|UMW (United Methodist Women) is back!
First meeting October 24 at 1:00 pm.
Meeting in the sanctuary and open to women of all ages.
Join us as we spend some time together and plan for 2022!
|Community happens here!
Soon, our Congregation Care Team will be presenting us with options for which direction to go!?! Will you sign up for our NEW Book Club with Lynn Whitener? Or Mahjong classes with Kathryn Buffler? Or a seven week introductory Creative Writing Workshop?
Stay tuned to get more details on all the latest ways to be in community at Crievewood!
Still Looking …
Child Care update: We are currently seeking 2-3 afternoon positions (could be full-time), as well as a bus driver. If you know of anyone who would LOVE your children the way we do here at the center, please have them contact Sharon at firstname.lastname@example.org.
| Oct. 3-James Eyler Dewey
Oct. 5-Linda Edgens
Oct. 6-Owen Wheeler
Oct. 8-Bruce Edwards and Josh Ethridge
Oct. 11-Gray Ethridge and Patty Lee
Oct. 12-James Trump
Oct. 13-Mike Villines
Oct. 14-Mary Ann Jetton and Ken Pinkston
Oct. 15-Henry Trump
Oct. 17-Tommy Stevens
Oct. 21-Connor Boyce and Andy Cate
Oct. 23-Amy Freck
Oct. 24-Jerry Ethridge
Oct. 28-Virginia Chilton and Rosa Jennette
Oct. 29-Blake Cortner and Tony Gaietto
Oct. 30-Eileen Vaughan
If you have an October birthday, and it does not appear in the list above, we would love to celebrate with you and add you to our database. Please send an email to Administrator@crievewoodumc.org with your birthday information!
| New Office Hours Monday through Friday
9:00 – 3:00
|Still looking for more information? Below are links that may help.
|Crievewood United Methodist Church“Community Happens Here”A place to belong:
We want you to find a home at Crievewood UMC where you are known and know others and where you can experience deep spiritual connectionsA place to be loved:
We care about your story and welcome all people where they are as part of the beautifully diverse body of ChristA place to engage:
We believe that everyone matters and can share their gifts in meaningful waysA place to serve:
We have a heart for mission and want to serve God and neighbor here in Crieve Hall and around the worldA place to grow:
We are committed to helping you grow in faith, wherever you are now, through the means of God’s grace
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