We are having a "stay-cation" retreat this year. We will gather January 25-26. Friday evening will consist of sharing dinner and painting a canvas taught by The Creator's Canvas. On Saturday, Tilly Dillehay, author of "Seeing Green: Don't Let Envy Color Your Joy" will be speaking. Cost is $25 and includes dinner Friday and breakfast and lunch on Saturday (canvas painting is $20 extra). Register online here. You can put your payment (cash or check) in the offering plate or see a Women’s Ministry member in the atrium after each Sunday worship service.
Each year we look forward to this traditional gathering with families in our community. Join us in celebrating our Savior’s birth through Scripture reading, carols, and candlelight on Sunday, December 24, at 5 pm. This is a great opportunity to invite your family, friends, and neighbors to church.
Caroling is a fun way to celebrate Christmas. “The more, the merrier” has never been more true. Whether you are on the singing end or the receiving end, it is a real delight to bring the music of Christmas to a neighbor’s doorstep.
We will gather on campus Sunday, December 16, at 4 pm for cider and hot chocolate before we disperse to carol to our community. After you visit your assigned homes (usually 3 or 4), you will be free to go to dinner or hang out with your caroling group. We are encouraging Sunday school classes, discipleship groups, and families to participate together.
Mark your holiday calendar! On Tuesday, November 20, the church family gathers in the gym for the biggest dinner of the year. Enjoy the fellowship and kick off the holiday season with this annual tradition. The cost is $7 for an adult meal and $3 for a kids meal with a $30 maximum per family.
Adult Meal: Pork Roast, Scalloped Potatoes, Farm House Apple & Cheddar Green Salad, Green Beans, Rolls, and Chocolate Ganache Cheesecake
Kids Meal: Chicken Nuggets and Mac & Cheese
Our church has the privilege of serving as a polling place for our community this Tuesday, November 6. We will be greeting our neighbors, making them feel welcome and serving them yummy, stress-reducing finger foods while they are in our building. There are two ways you can help:
Prepare homemade cookies, snacks, and other finger foods to bring . Food should be dropped off before election day in the church kitchen. Sign up here to bring snacks for the voters.
Greet our visitors with a smiling face and offer them a snack. Sign up here to greet voters.
This is a perfect opportunity to show the love of Christ during a particularly stressful time in our country.
GriefShare is a 13-week support group designed to provide a safe, caring environment for men and women who are grieving the loss of a loved one. Grief experts will provide quality biblical teaching about the reality and nature of grief, what to expect, and how to navigate with hope. Our facilitators are eager to walk alongside you as you learn and heal. Contact Amy Scott, Kerry Jones or Angela Parsley with any questions. Sessions will begin Tuesday, October 23 from 6:30 - 8:30 pm at Concord Baptist Church. Participants will receive a workbook for $10. Register here.
Come join us on Saturday, October 20, from 9 am - 12 noon. We will be making Fidget Quilts for Alzheimer patients and people with autism along with visiting homebound church members. Lunch will be provided. Register here. Lisa Simpkins will be providing sewing machines, if you don’t have one of your own, and she will even teach you how to sew. Please bring items that can be sewn on the quilts—plastic or wooden beads, ribbon, rattles, plastic cars, Velcro, pockets and zippers from jeans, pants or shirts, or anything else that is washable and would provide sensory and tactile stimulation. Lisa will be on campus until 8 pm for those that can’t make the earlier time.
Curious about ESL (English as a Second Language)? Come visit us Wednesday, October 17, at 10 am. You can experience our weekly devotion time, meet some students, and have a yummy snack. Devotion lasts from 10:15-10:45 am and will take place in the church gym. Register to visit here. If you’d also like to observe a class and see our outstanding teachers in action, contact Andrea at firstname.lastname@example.org. All are welcome, including children!
Ladies, join us in Concord Hall on Thursday, August 30, at 7 pm as we enjoy a time of sweet fellowship. This will be a low key event for women, ages college and up, to gather and be encouraged by connecting with one another. To keep things simple, dessert and coffee will be provided. We can't wait to see you there!
Make sure to mark your calendars and plan to attend our second Camp Concord on August 2-4, 2018! Thursday evening through Saturday afternoon, we will enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Maranantha Camp and Conference Center located on Guntersville Lake in Scottsboro, Alabama. Camp Concord is a fantastic opportunity to fellowship with fellow members of Concord of all ages, unwind and enjoy the beauty of God’s creation, and spend extra time in the Word. We will also enjoy a host of activity options including lake inflatables, canoeing, stand-up paddle boarding, rock wall climbing, zip lines, night/day hiking, archery, slingshots, pool time, fishing, camp fires and more.
Our first Discipleship Group leader training is in the books and over 30 members are equipped and praying about leading a group this fall! If you were unable to make it to this training, were are having another opportunity to be trained on Sunday, July 29, from 3-5:30 pm. Training is required for our leaders, but anyone interested in learning more is welcome and encouraged to come!
If you are considering becoming a member of Concord or want to learn more about our church family, our Membership Matters Class next Sunday, July 15 at 3 pm is for you. Childcare will be provided on request. If you plan to attend please contact Kim in the church office at 423-892-9313 or email@example.com.
This summer at Crossings, Camp Pastor Dan Dewitt will lead us as we dive into the Psalms and discover that we are wired for worship. In everything that we do, we are to worship God in our work, in our relationships, in our thinking, and in every area of our life. In a hyper-connected world, we all need to disconnect from our various distractions, idols, and sins so that we can reconnect to our Creator and Redeemer.
Dan (Ph.D., The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) is associate professor of applied theology and apologetics and the director the Center for Biblical Apologetics and Public Christianity at Cedarville University. The total price of camp is $250 with a $50 nonrefundable deposit due by May 16. The remaining $200 will be due by June 3. Scholarships are available. Contact Kris Foster with any questions. To register please go to https://register.circuitree.com/crossings/Registration/RequestCode/20414
Deuteronomy 6 talks about loving the LORD our God and passing that love of the Lord on to the next generation. One way that we can do this is by knowing and talking about Gospel truths with our children. "Repeat them to your children. Talk about them when you sit in your house and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up" (6:7). This is the theme of this year's Concord Kids Road Trips. As we head out on the "road", we will be teaching the kids to view all of life through God's Word - the Gospel.
Want to enjoy a delicious spaghetti lunch, fellowship with Concord friends, and support the youth all the same time? Mark your calendars for Sunday, May 20! Directly after the service, the youth will serve you and your family a full meal of salad, spaghetti, bread and dessert in the gym in hopes of raising support to cover the cost of summer camp. Price is donation based. While registration is not necessary, it is helpful in order to best prepare, so please take the time to do so at www.concord-baptist.org/register.
On Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 13, we will have our annual Family Dedication. This is a time where parents commit to raise their children from a biblical worldview. It is also an opportunity for the church to commit to come alongside the parents as co-laborers of the gospel. If you are a Concord member and would like to be included on May 13, please sign up by going to www.concord-baptist.org/register or by calling the church office at (423) 892-9313.
For parents participating in this event, there will be a meeting in the sanctuary during our regular Wednesday night service hours on May 9. This will provide a quick opportunity to review the purpose and logistics of Family Dedication.
Join us for a day at the park! The Chattanooga Lookouts are playing the Jackson Generals on Friday, May 11 at 7:15 pm with fireworks to follow. This is a great opportunity for fellowship and outreach, Invite your neighbor or have your kids invite their friends. Tickets are $5 per person. Tickets include vouchers good for a drink and a hotdog. The deadline to sign up is Thursday, May 3. Take a minute to register at www.concord-baptist.org/register.
It's always good to spend an evening together, but 20 different varieties of chili sure does make it tastier. Join us on Sunday night, February 25, for our annual Chili and Soup Fellowship. We invite you to bring your best crock of soup or chili, cornbread, or something sweet to share. We will meet at 5 pm to eat, laugh, and enjoy time around the tables. Prizes will be awarded for the best traditional chili, non-traditional chili, soup, and cornbread.
we are eager for you to join us on Sunday, January 28 for our missions mini-conference with Dr. David Sills. Dr. Sills is the founder and president of Reaching and Teaching International and a professor at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Dr. Sills and his ministry share likeminded doctrine and ecclesiology with Concord Baptist. Reaching and Teaching embodies a Word-centered approach to missions, and we will be entering into partnership with them to train and equip pastors of a largely unreached indigenous people group in northern Mexico. We invite you all to come expectantly to each session and hear from the Word how we can be faithfully proclaiming Christ to everyone.
Many have asked what response members of the congregation should take in the event of an active threat on campus. What should you do to increase your chances of surviving an active shooter? Chris McDonald, a 21 Year Active Duty Law Enforcement Officer, will present the Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events (CRASE) course to members of Concord on Saturday, January 20, 2018, at 10 am. While this training will focus on civilian response to an active threat at Concord, the information provided will be useful in any public location including schools, malls, workplace, etc.
The CRASE course provides strategies, guidance, and a proven plan for surviving an active shooter event. Topics include the history and prevalence of active shooter events, civilian response options, medical issues, and considerations for conducting drills. The course should last approximately two hours including a question and answer session. There is no charge for the class. It is recommended that all Children's Ministry and Safety Team Volunteers attend the training but the class is open to anyone in the church. Registration is open on the website.
Women, let's serve the church. We have opportunities to visit some women who have limited mobility to get out, and also help with organizing and cleaning for ministries hosted on campus. We will enjoy lunch together when the work is finished. Please register online.
Mark your holiday calendar! On Tuesday, November 21, the church family gathers in the gym for the biggest dinner of the year. Enjoy the fellowship and kick off the holiday season with this annual tradition. The cost is $7 for an adult meal and $3 for a kids meal with a $30 maximum per family.
This October marks the 500th anniversary of the spark the ignited the Protestant Reformation. Martin Lither's story is filled with poignant moments and remarkable plot twists. A fantastic documentary was produced this year to help us encounter Luther and his faith in a new way. On Sunday evening, October 29, we invite you to watch Luther: The Life and Legacy of a German Reformer with us. WE will provide sandwiches, chips, and drinks. You can bring anything else you'd like to share. The movie is 90 minutes long. Please sign up with a pew card or online so we can order enough food.
Good things happen when guys get together to seek God. It will be a relaxed and relational retreat for all guys who are out of high school. The cost is $50, which will cover three meals and lodging.
Date: Friday, October 6th at 6:00 pm -
Saturday, October 7th at 4:00 pm
Cost: $50 per person
Lodging: Camp Vesper Point in Soddy Daisy, TN