Multi-Generational Women's Bible Study
Begins Tuesday, November 26 at 5:30 in the Fellowship Hall
Will last for 4 weeks
Everyone is Welcome! You do not have to be a member to attend!
Contact: Kim Hinton
865-388-1612 - text or call
GREETINGS FROM OUR
Loudon UMC is a vibrant community of people who want to make a difference in the world. Reaching out to all, the people of this congregation respond with love. Thank you for sharing a moment with us to begin getting acquainted.
You'll discover an open-hearted community where people find healing, friendship, acceptance, and opportunities to express and offer their gifts to the world. We are working together to be a spiritual center for our neighborhood and those beyond. Every week, we witness Christ's transforming power and loving presence in our work, family, and civic lives.
Whether you are new to the area or have lived here for a long time, if you are looking for a spiritual home that teaches and trusts Christ's love, please come and worship with us.
I'm looking forward to meeting you in person!
All Blessings in Christ,
Rev. Amy Jo Cook
Home Phone: 865-805-4184
YOU ARE WELCOME HERE!
Welcome, and thank you for visiting Loudon United Methodist Church online. We hope that our website highlights the wide variety of worship, fellowship and service opportunities available. Please feel free to read more about our church on this site, or come in for a visit. We would love to greet you and share with you our love for Jesus Christ and for you, our neighbor.
We believe that the door to salvation is always open and so are the doors to our church. Our mission is to be fully devoted to Jesus by opening our arms to those in search of the truth. We show God’s love and concern for our fellow man at every opportunity. Through works of charity and opening our doors to listen and love, we feel that we are walking in the footsteps of Jesus Christ.
Four Sundays of Advent, Twelve Days of Christmas and One Reason.
Often in December, I contemplate these thoughtful questions: Why do we keep Advent and Christmas? What does Advent mean? Why all the attention on one day? (What if Christmas is not one day, but nearly two weeks?)
The season of Advent, which comes from the Latin word adventus meaning“coming” or “visit," begins four Sundays before Christmas and ends on Christmas Eve. The first Sunday of Advent is the beginning of the liturgical year for Christians.
During Advent, we make room for and anticipate the coming of Christ. We remember the longing of Jews for a
Messiah and our own longing for, and need of, forgiveness, salvation and a new beginning. Even as we look back and celebrate the birth of Jesus in a humble stable in Bethlehem, we also look forward anticipating the second coming of Christ as the fulfillment of all that was promised by his first coming.
The Christmas season begins at sundown on December 24 (ChristmasEve) and continues through Epiphany of the Lord (January 6). This period is popularly referred to as "the twelve days of Christmas." Some Christians host a Twelfth Night Party to mark the end of the season and beginning of Epiphany. Having nearly two weeks to celebrate Christmas is certainly a great way to slow down and savor the season.
Above all, I hope this is a time of making space in our lives to receive the Christ. He is the reason.
I found much of these facts and phrases on www.umc.org. I encourage you to keep asking questions, seeking and anticipating where Jesus will meet you along the way.
Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus!
Christmas Eve Service Times: 5:00 & 11:00 p.m.
We hope you will worship with us and grow in Christ's love.
You are invited to join Loudon United Methodist Church for worship and fellowship!
Our task is to help all people grow closer to God and one another. We offer many opportunities to worship, serve others and grow in faith and understanding. We provide opportunities for fellowship and sharing with programs for children, youth and adults.
We think you are important to and loved by God and encourage you to live a life of compassion. We encourage sharing with others the love of God through words and actions.