Christianity and The People Called Methodist

Christianity and The People Called Methodist

Wednesday and again on Sunday at 9:30 a.m. in the fellowship hall we will be sharing week three of our ten week teaching series. This week we will be exploring:

Grace (Undeserved and unmerited) Jesus’ love for us.
Wesley’s Major Theology of Grace
Prevenient Grace – God First Loves Us
Justifying Grace – Jesus’ Saving Grace
Sanctifying Grace – Moving on Toward Perfections (DISCIPLESHIP) Works of Piety
Works of Mercy

For more information please call Pastor Todd0. Everyone welcome to attend. If you are attending at Noon on Wednesday and you would like, please feel free to bring your lunch and eat lunch during the meeting.

Volunteers Needed

Choctaw Mission Applications Available – Volunteers Needed

The annual Choctaw Mission Team dates for 2017 will be June 24th through June 30th. Again this year, Kingston United Methodist Church Mission Team hopes to send several volunteer missionaries with the Choctaw Mission Team to Philadelphia Mississippi to help provide support to the Choctaw Tribe. The mission will primarily focus on Vacation Bible School for upwards of 175 children, youth and adults at Great Spirit United Methodist Church in the Bogue Chitto Community. Daily mission projects will also be included.

For over thirty years the Holston Annual Conference has sent mission teams to help with this annual mission. A brochure and applications as well as other vital information is available in the church office. Please see Delbert Aycock, Beth Kincaid or Rev. Todd Chancey for more information.


New Transportation Options

Groups Work Together to Provide New Means of Transportation at KUMC

Jerry Helms, Chairperson of the Board of Trustees presented a request to the Finance Committee and Leadership Team sharing a vision for the purchase of a used mini-bus with handicap access. The mini bus is older but in good shape and should have many, many years of service life. Nick Hauck, a KUMC Member and a professional mechanic feels very positive about the addition of the mini-bus. The Mission Committee Co-Chairpersons, Delbert Aycock and Beth Kincaid both are excited about the possibilities of having transportation available on Sundays for older adults who need a ride to church. The Director of Family Ministries, Jennifer Shelton shared how good it would have been to have had a second large capacity vehicle last week end as 31 of the KUMC family attended Resurrection.

Jerry Helms reported that many groups would benefit from this addition and many groups have pledged funds to make the purchase. The Finance Committee and the Leadership Team both approved the proposal. The purchase will NOT impact the church budget as no budget funds will be used, funding has been provided through the special accounts of many groups. Thanks to the following groups who pledged the funds needed: The Clothes Closet, Missions Committee, Builder’s Sunday School Class, Lamplighter’s Sunday School Class, Children’s Ministry, Children’s Choir, and the following memorial gifts were also pledged. Gifts were given in memory of: Jeannie Robinson, Terry Humphries, Martha Rogers and Bob Monroe.

The details are all being worked out and we should have the bus delivered to KUMC in a few weeks. Thanks to everyone who worked together to make this possible.

New Study @ KUMC

Christianity and the People Called Methodist

Major Beliefs and Theology of Methodism
A 10 Week Exploration in a Bible Study Format
Meeting at Kingston United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall
Wednesdays from Noon until 1:00 p.m. January 25, 2017 – March 29, 2017 Or
Sundays from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. January 29, 2017 – April 2, 2017 Brown Bag Lunches Welcome on Wednesdays

Week 1 – Wednesday – January 25, or Sunday – January 29, 2017– Exploring the Holy Trinity
Topics: God the Father – Jesus the Son – God’s Holy Spirit – Creation of the Father – Humanity Created in the Perfect Image of God – Perfect image of God distorted by human sin – Restoration through Jesus – Empowerment of the Holy Spirit

Week 2 – Wednesday – February 1, or Sunday – February 5, 2017– Exploring the History of United Methodism
Topics: John Wesley (Wesley Quadrilateral, Scripture “Supreme”, Experience, Tradition, Reason) – Charles Wesley – Methodism in America – Thomas Cokes and Frances Asbury – Other Major Historical Events in Methodism – Methodist Time Line

Week 3 – Wednesday – February 8, or Sunday – February 12, 2017– Exploring Wesley’s Understanding of Grace
Topics: Undeserved – Unmerited – Prevenient Grace – God first loves us – Justifying Grace – God saves us – Sanctifying Grace – God moves us toward perfection

Week 4 – Wednesday – February 15, or Sunday – February 19, 2017 – Exploring Membership Vows in the Methodist Church Topics: Prayers – Presence – Gifts – Service – Witness

Week 5 – Wednesday – February 22, or Sunday – February 26, 2017– Exploring the Sacraments of the Methodist Topics: Baptism – Holy Communion

Week 6 – Wednesday – March 1, or Sunday – March 5, 2017– Exploring the Characteristics of a Methodist Topics: Works of John Wesley – Wesley’s Vision of the People Called Methodist

Week 7 – Wednesday – March 8, or Sunday – March 12, 2017 – Exploring Leadership in the Methodist Church Topics: A Call to Serve – The Global Churches Four Areas of Focus

Week 8 – Wednesday – March 15, or Sunday – March 19, 2017 – Exploring the Structure of the Methodist Church
Topics: Local Church – District Conference – Annual Conference – Central Conference – General Conference

Week 9 – Wednesday – March 22, or Sunday – March 26, 2017 – The work of the Methodist Church
Topics: A shared ministry – clergy and laity – Local Leadership – A higher Calling

Week 10 – Wednesday – March 29, or Sunday – April 2, 2017– Exploring Kingston United Methodist Church
Topics: Vision Statement – Organizational Chart – Mission Out-reach – Administration – Finances

Everyone Welcome!

Monthly Luncheons are Back!

Our monthly luncheons that are sponsored by the Cooking Crew are resuming this weekend – please join us after the 10:30 service for a brunch featuring biscuits and gravy and all your other favorites! Hope to see everyone there for a great meal, great fellowship, and support of our Cooking Crew!

Youth Valentine Banquet


Friends and family! Looking for a date night? February 11th at 6pm we are having a valentines banquet fundraiser for our youth! $20 per ticket- 4 course dinner and entertainment by Matthew Cleveland.  There will be childcare! Let me know if you want to support us and join us!  Check out Matthew Clevelands music page for a preview!

Christmas Cantata


The Kingston United Methodist Church Choir will present a Christmas Cantata “Joy To The World”, on Sunday, December 11th at 6:30 pm in the church sanctuary. Narration by Lori Tucker of WATE TV, Refreshments will be served afterward. The church is located at 212 W Church St, Kingston, TN. The public is invited to attend.

Children’s Choir

The Kingston United Methodist Children’s Choir will present “All I Want For Christmas”, Sunday, December 18th at 6:30 pm in the church sanctuary. The public is invited and refreshments will be served afterward. The church is located at 212 W Church St, Kingston, TN.