Operation Christmas Child

OCC at First Church kicks off on Sunday, August 29.

Collection Day is Sunday, November 14th.

Check out the Samaritan’s Purse OCC Website for information on packing boxes and ideas for things to pack. You can even pack a box online! https://www.samaritanspurse.org/what-we-do/operation-christmas-child/

Pre-printed shoeboxes are available at First Church or you can use your own. Watch the Sunday bulletin and this post for more information!

The Mom Event

Save the Date – Friday, November 5

6 to 10:30 pm at First Church of New Knoxville

First Church will be joining hundreds of churches and organizations worldwide hosting The Mom Event livestream in partnership with RightNow Media.

The Mom Event brings women together to hear encouraging messages and be inspired and refreshed in your relationship with God.

The theme of this year’s event is RISE. You will hear from inspirational leaders including Jennie Allen, Jada Edwards, and Rebekah Lyons. Invite your friends, family, coworkers, and neighbors to attend this one-day event.  


Do you have a Right Now Media account? You can sign up for your free account through First Church right HERE

Adult Bible Study – Exodus & The Ten Commandments

Class begins Sunday, September 19th at 10:15 am in the Ministry Center.

The Bible Study will be a fun and interactive way to discuss the book of Exodus!  Each Sunday we will read and study a portion of  the book of Exodus, and then watch a portion of the classic Movie “The 10 Commandments”, by Cecil B DeMille.   

We will compare how the movie portrays the Exodus Bible story to the words of the Scripture.  We’ll look at the parallels between the Hebrew’s salvation from slavery in Egypt, and our Salvation through our faith in Jesus Christ!   

The class is led by Aaron Rohrbaugh and is open to all ages High School to adults, as we look forward to studying God’s word together in faith and fellowship! 

There is a sign up sheet at the info center in the church sanctuary or you can call the office to sign up.

Refreshments will be available each Sunday!


Faith Statement Sermon Series & Small Groups

Sermon Series: We Believe… starts on September 12.

This sermon series will explore what we believe, why it is important, and establish a Biblical foundation for our church to build on.

Want to dig deeper? Join a small group to study the Statement of Faith in depth and discuss what it means for us as individuals and   as a church family.

Small group times and locations are listed below. You can sign up at the info center in the sanctuary or by contacting the church office.

  • Sunday mornings @10:15 am (Sunday School hour) Led by Mark Schrolucke and Carolyn Lammers in the church social room.
  • Sunday evenings @ 5:30 pm – Led by Brad Hoge and Pastor Joel in the ministry center youth room.
  • Wednesday evenings @ 7 pm – Led by Stan Reineke and Michelle Dillon and either the Reineke or Dillon home.
  • Thursday mornings @ 10 am – Led by Pastor Joel in the ministry center youth room.

Wonderful Wednesday Meals

Wonderful Wednesday Community Meal & Harvest Party October 276 pm

This month there’s a little extra happening for the kids at Wonderful Wednesday! Join us for dinner and the kids get to have great fun with apple races, pumpkin ring tossing, face painting, & marshmallow on a string eating contests.

  • When: October 27
  • Where: First Church of New Knoxville Ministry Center
  • Time: 6 to 7 pm.
  • Dine in with us or pick up a meal to go at the side door of the building.
  • If you can’t pick up but would like a meal delivered please call the church office at 419-753-2446

Menu for October 27th

Cheesy Potato & Vegetable Soups, Hot dogs, Salad, Chips & Cookies

We can’t wait to see you! First Church of New Knoxville is located at 200 W. Bremen St. in New Knoxville, Ohio.

The meals are open to the community. Join us for dinner or pick one up for yourself and even one for your neighbor!

Ask The Pastor

Questions sometimes arise as you are listening to the sermon on Sunday mornings or reading a passage in the Bible.

  • What did Pastor Joel mean when he said that?
  • How does this message apply to my life?
  • What other Scripture passages support the main idea of the sermon?

Now you can “Ask the Pastor” by calling or texting (419) 405-FCNK [3265].

Leave a voice message or text for Pastor Joel and he will answer your questions regarding his teaching and preaching.

He may respond to you directly, or answer questions on his blog or a Facebook Live post. We hope this will be a great way for you to continue to interact with the sermon and deepen your understanding of God’s Word!

You can also submit a question or prayer request via our Contact Us page.

Sunday Leftovers

Reflections on the Bible, life, and the church from Joel Bucklin