The Fellowship Ministry believes that fellowship is an important part of spiritual growth and works to provide what is necessary for great church family fellowship. The Fellowship Ministry provides and prepares the refreshments for Sunday morning coffee fellowship. Fellowship plans pot luck dinners and works with other Ministries for their special events. The Fellowship Ministry is also responsible for purchasing supplies for the kitchen.
The Missions Ministry is responsible for providing opportunities for the congregation of the church to spread the word of God and reach out to those in need in our local community, the United States and around the world. Some examples of our projects are putting food baskets together at Thanksgiving for families in need locally, and globally in supporting the Cumberland Presbyterian Missions Ministry Team in the “Loaves and Fishes” offering which goes to help those in other parts of the world and most recently went to Myanmar to help those whose lives were devastated by a cyclone.
The Missions Ministry is also responsible for increasing awareness, providing education and opportunities for participation for the congregation in partnering with various missionaries and mission programs that we support locally as well as within the Cumberland Presbyterian denomination.
The Worship Ministry is an organized committee ready to be helpful in any area within our Church. We strive to make our Sanctuary and the entire building inviting, attractive and pleasant to members and guests. We work with the Pastor to assure that worship and fellowship are truly spiritually meaningful. We secure pulpit supply speakers when the Pastor will be absent. We prepare the elements for communion to provide a rich experience with Christ around the table of communion. We also want to be conscientious should anyone have concerns or problems that may need attention.
Our goal is to praise God for his goodness and to live as he has taught us too.
Church Growth Ministry
The Church Growth Ministry strives to enrich the spiritual lives of both the congregation and the community of First Cumberland Presbyterian Church Of Oak Ridge. The Church Growth Ministry works toward this goal through planning multi-generational events which provide rich Christian fellowship, such as the Family Kite Festival, Spiritual Growth Seminar and Fall Festival of Faith. Also, the Church Growth Ministry collaborates throughout the year with other ministries on various growth opportunities to reach out to the community.
In addition, responsibilities of the Church Growth Ministry include developing plans and budgets for upcoming events, presenting ideas to Session for review and approval, and establishing skill building opportunities for leaders. The members of the Church Growth Ministry periodically evaluate the progress of their efforts to help determine which direction to take in the future.
The Stewardship Ministry has the responsibility of compiling budget requests from the various ministries into a unified budget for presenting to the congregation in November of each calendar year.
We realize as good disciples that stewardship goes beyond our efforts to manage the financial areas of the church. Being good stewards of all our spiritual gifts is vital to the health of God’s church. We want everyone to have the opportunity to use the gifts that God has given them.
The mission of the Properties Ministry is to oversee maintenance of the building and the associated equipment as well as upkeep of the grounds. This includes such things as lawn care, custodial duties, utilities and periodic activities such as painting, clean-up and other similar activities. Responsibilities also include oversight of major and minor modifications to the property such as parking lots, handicap access considerations and many other additions and modifications to the physical property.
We believe in being good stewards with what God has given us.
Cumberland Presbyterian Women
We are women of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. We accept and share the love and joy of Jesus Christ. We are committed to the ministries of prayer, study, service, and fellowship. We have two women’s circle study groups that meet monthly and these groups meet together quarterly.
Christian Education Ministry
The focus of the Christian Education Ministry is to provide a journey enabling all ages to grow spiritually in the understanding and knowledge of God through service and educational opportunities. This Ministry provides oversight for the Sunday School program, adult Bible studies, youth and children’s programs, vacation Bible School, and seasonal educational events.
Communications and Marketing Ministry
The focus of the Communications and Marketing Ministry is to support the work and message of the church by utilizing communication and marketing strategies and providing events that allow 1st Cumberland Presbyterian Church Of Oak Ridge to connect with the community.