Update: March 22, 2024

Update: March 22, 2024

Hey McFarland! Pastor Wayne here!

Holy Week and Easter Services

The season of Lent is coming to a conclusion as we prepare to enter into Holy Week. We will celebrate Palm/Passion Sunday during our worship service at 11:00 a.m. Sunday. The service will resemble a Lessons and Carols service as we hear not only the proclamation of the entry into Jerusalem, but we will experience the drama and the pain of the Passion of Jesus as we share in his arrest, prosecution in a sham court, and his crucifixion and death. While we are unable to record and share the entire service, we will post the bulletin with all of the scripture references so that you can follow along and share this service together.

During Holy Week, we will share in Holy Communion during our Maundy Thursday service at 6:00 p.m. Thursday. There will be a contemplative Good Friday service at noon Friday. Both of these services will be held in our Chapel. In addition, we are invited to participate in a come and go “Stations of the Gospel” presentation at Simpson UMC between the hours of 11:00 am and 2:00 p.m.

We will have one Easter Celebration service at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, March 31. We hope that you will make plans to join us during this holiest week of the Christian year.

General Conference Information Sessions

In preparation for the upcoming General Conference which will take place in Charlotte, NC from April 23-May 3, 2024, the Holston Conference delegation is hosting information sessions around the conference. The information session for our area will take place Sunday, April 7, 2024 from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. at Ooltewah United Methodist Church. You are invited to attend this session in order to hear accurate information about this important part of our life together as United Methodists. You can register for the session by clicking this link.

Holston Annual Conference Hands On Mission Project.

This year we will provide food buckets for Liberia. These items must exactly follow these parameters:

Scenic South: Food Buckets

Pack in a NEW 5-gallon food grade bucket with lid:
1 bag self rising flour (4- 5 lb.)
1 bag rice (2 lb.)
1 bag dried beans (2 lb.)
1 powdered / dried milk ( NO LARGER THAN 56.4oz )
1 bottle of cooking oil (48 oz. or less)
Canned meat (Ham Tuna or Spam 2 lb. total)

If you want to buy these items yourself, please plan to have deliver your food bucket to the church no later than May 20, 2024 and include $5 for shipping with each bucket. We are also offering the opportunity for you to donate so that the church can purchase the needed items by May 20 by clicking here. Each food bucket that you purchase through us will cost $50. Any money left over after we purchase the food bucket items will go to our food box ministry here at the church. Please be generous with this offering. We have provided 36 buckets each year since 2018.

Giving to the Church

We continue to thank you as you give your tithes and offerings to the church. You can rest assured that the money that you give is being used to  support the missions and ministries of the church right here in Rossville and around the world. You can give through the offering box on Sunday morning, by mailing a check to the church or by giving online through this link or by clicking the Give Now button on this page.

I hope to see you at our Holy Week and Easter services. Call on me if you need me.

Pastor Wayne