Powell Church has long been a mission-driven community of faith. We take seriously Jesus’ call to love and serve our neighbors. For years we have received a Happy Birthday Jesus Offering which is our sole source of funding for international missions in Guatemala and Haiti, but Powell Church is also solidly committed to helping our neighbors in need right here in East Tennessee as well, through efforts such as our food pantry, highways and byways, Morgan-Scott Project, Prison Fellowship and Angel Tree, and many more.
To assist with our local neighbors in need we will be receiving an Easter offering similar to our Happy Birthday Jesus offering that will support our local missions efforts. We often challenge you at Christmastime to consider supporting international missions by giving an amount equal to what you spend on your own family’s Christmas. Many of our local missions focus on providing support for every day needs such as food and shelter and so we’re challenging you to take a look at how much you spend in general necessities such as your grocery bill, utilities, clothing, etc., and prayerfully consider giving 10% of that total to help support our neighbors in need.
We will receive this offering on Easter Sunday as we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus. What better way to give back to the one who gave his very life for us than to help give a better life to our neighbors in need?
Our Food Pantry has served over 7800 families in 2017 from the local communities. If you have a passion for helping others, either by serving and talking to them directly, or by giving food or other much needed items then we invite you to talk to Joe for more details: We are open Monday through Friday from 9am-10am, and the third Saturday of each month from 9am till noon.
For more info email Joseph.firstname.lastname@example.org or call 254-6052.
The Clothes Closet
Powell Church clothes closet is open the third Saturday of every month from 9-12pm. The clothes closet provides clothing and shoes for adults and children in the Powell Community serving on average 175 children and adults a month, providing more than 8000 clothing items a year.
To help the most people:
Please donate only clean, current style clothing. (free of odors-smoke, mold-mildew etc)
Donate by season: March-August/Spring and Summer items**September–February/Fall and Winter items
Please bag Children and Adult clothes separately and leave in the
Worship Center at Guest Services or in the church office. Please be mindful of weight of bags.
Please donate other items to The Community Chest Or KARM. Please
mention Powell Church so we will receive store credit for needed items.
If you would like to donate new or gently used clothing please contact Teresa Long at 865-680-8028 email@example.com
Operation Backyard provides free home repair services for low-income homeowners. Powell Church servants provide the work and homeowners with limited income receive much-needed home repairs. Servants experience the reward of helping those less fortunate than themselves, and find they have been ministered to as well. The entire community grows closer and stronger in the process. If you are interested in serving in this ministry or learning more about it, click here for the OBY website or contact Jamie Bauknight at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Highways and By-Ways
Powell Church has been helping provide meals and much more to Knoxville’s homeless community since 2001. We also provide financial support, preachers, transportation, and encouragement to hose who feel the world and the church has forgotten them. Preacher Bob even assists with rent, groceries, medicine, and help with getting off the streets and into a healthier lifestyle. If you or a your small group would like to provide a meal for Highways and By-Ways please contact Kim Kenyon at email@example.com.
Morgan Scott Project
Powell Church provides support to the Morgan Scott Project in Deer Lodge, Tennessee with financial contributions as well as collecting vegetable seeds each spring for their Good Earth Garden project. This project provides seeds and fertilizer to families that might not otherwise be able to afford to plant a vegetable garden. To learn more about the Morgan Scott Project, go to their website at www.morganscottproject.org.
Holiday Basket Ministry
We provide Thanksgiving and Christmas baskets for families in our community that need a little help to provide a holiday meal for their family. This is a great opportunity for your family, small group, or Sunday School class to get involved. Contact PUMCbaskets@yahoo.com for additional information.
Prison Fellowship Angel Tree Party
Each year we host a Christmas party for children in our community who have a parent or step-parent in prison. You can adopt an angel to provide two gifts for the child on behalf of their parent that is incarcerated. We also need lots of volunteers to make our party a success. The children get to have their picture taken with Santa, make crafts, play games, eat lots of food, and experience the love of Jesus. For more information, click HERE.
Our mission focus for July will be collecting school supplies for children in need in our community. Areas will include Powell Elementary School and families of our clothes closet and recovery ministries. If you would like to donate any of the items listed below, please drop them off at Guest Services or in the back of the sanctuary before August 12.
If you have questions about any of our local missions, please contact Susan Beckham at firstname.lastname@example.org.