Community Block Party

The entire community is invited to join us for an evening of fun & food. On Monday, July 9 from 6 to 8 PM we will have food and games in the church parking lot. It’s all free!

We will be grilling hamburgers & hot dogs so come hungry! There will be fun games for everyone to play like 9 Square and Can Jam.

This fun even kicks off a day of serving New Knoxville. It’s part of our Youth Summer Mission Project and you will see many of the youth and adults out and about serving our community. That’s what this night is about-doing something kind and loving for you! We love giving to our community!

Come out and enjoy dinner with your friends and neighbors. We are preparing food for 200 so make sure you stop by! Rain or shine! If it rains we will move into the ministry center.


40 Day Prayer Covenant

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First Church is kicking off the 40 Day Prayer Covenant this Sunday, June 24th.

Follow us on Facebook where Pastor Joel will be doing a weekly video blog about the 40 Day Prayer Covenant.

We encourage you to engage with your children and pray the 40 Day Prayer Covenant with them. Check out the link for the kid’s version below!

Here is the Vision & Mission of the 40 Day Prayer Covenant!


To see the Prayer Covenant be a catalyst for an awakening to the supremacy of Jesus Christ as Lord throughout his church and his world.


To inspire and encourage Christ centered covenant prayer partnerships among adults and children that empower discipleship, transformation and evangelism.


  1. Consider praying this prayer for 10 days before sharing it with others.
  2. Ask Jesus to forgive your sins, and help you stop your sin patterns.
  3. Invite the Holy Spirit to guide and empower you to pray.
  4. Select a quiet place and time to pray unhurriedly.
  5. Find at least one prayer partner and hold each other accountable.
  6. Ask God to show you others whom you might invite into this Prayer Covenant.
  7. Ask your Heavenly Father for lifelong growth in prayer, wisdom, maturity, and love.

Download the Prayer Covenant Card Here!

Download the Children’s version of the 40 Day Prayer Covenant here!

For more information check out

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New Spring/Summer Sermon Series

Join us for a new sermon series starting April 8th!

Committed to Christ: The Life and Ministry of Paul

What does a life committed to Christ look like? We do not need to look any further than the life and ministry of Paul. After encountering the Risen Christ, Paul went from persecuting the church to spreading the good news of the Gospel. He was committed to sharing the good news of Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection with as many people as possible. We are not Paul We may not be called to travel from city to city preaching the Gospel. But each of us are called to our own mission fields. We are called to share the good news of Jesus in the setting God places us. This spring and summer, we will take a close look at Paul’s life in order to see what a life committed to Christ looks like, and so that we may be equipped to serve God in our own lives. As Paul wrote to the church in Corinth: “Follow my example, as I follow the example of Christ.”

NK Community VBS-June 4-8

Save the date for New Knoxville Community Vacation Bible School!

Click here to register today!

Gear Up for Life’s Big Game

LifeWay’s 2018 VBS invites your kids to grab their megaphones, lace up their cleats, and tune up their instruments. As they fill up the offensive line, sideline, and drum line, your players, cheerleaders, and band members will realize God has given them His ultimate playbook. He wants them to join His team, train hard, celebrate salvation, and encourage one another. Get in the spirit today with Game On VBS.

Theme Verse

His divine power has given us everything required for life and godliness through the knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. 2 Peter 1:3


Gear up! Get Ready! Game on!

VBS hosted by New Knoxville United Methodist Church and First Church of New Knoxville.