Knoxville First Cumberland Presbyterian Church

“Loving God, Loving People”

Text Box: We are an exciting church family with people of all ages and interests united by our common love for Jesus Christ and our desire to grow as God's children. Throughout the week we provide worship, educational, fellowship and ministry opportunities for children, youth and adults.
On these pages you'll find all kinds of information about our church and how you can get plugged in. Take your time to get to know us, and then let us know how we can partner with you in your journey of faith.
Together we'll get to know God better and discover the great things he has done for us in Jesus Christ. We'd love to have you join us!

To contact us:


Mike Wilkinson


6900 Nubbin Ridge Drive

Knoxville, TN 37919


Phone: 865-588-8581


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Text Box: For the glory of God, Knoxville First Cumberland Presbyterian Church exists to worship Christ, evangelize the lost, love one another and our neighbor, and learn more about our God.



Sunday morning, October 22nd, our Worship Service will have a “southern gospel” feel to it as our Choir sings such classics as “There’s a Crown Awaiting”, “On the Banks of the Promised Land”,  I Saw the Light”, and “Jesus Is Coming Soon”.  This special day of worship will have such a “southern gospel” feel to it that I am tempted to wear my overalls to church that day; I most probably will not, but I am tempted nonetheless.  This special service is another excellent opportunity for each of us to invite people to join us in worshiping the risen Jesus here at First Cumberland.

           This past Saturday, as I drove home from Camp John Speer (up above Greenville), the changing colors of the leaves announced very clearly a change of season was taking place.  Some changes are welcome; I love the arrival of autumn.  Other changes are no so welcome; I am not so fond of winter.  There is a lot of unwelcome change in our world.  Moral and societal changes tend to brother us; we are painfully aware that our kids or grandkids are growing up in a world far different from the one we knew as children.  Then there are personal changes—children leaving home, the passing of dear friends, and the slow, steady decline in our vitality and health.  Sometimes we feel outdated at work.  When these unwelcomed changes begin to overwhelm us, we need to keep in mind that God does not change.  His life is always the same.  His character is always dependable.  His truth, ways, and purposes do not change.  His Son does not change.  He is the same yesterday, today, and forever [Hebrews 13:8].  God’s children will enjoy His fellowship a trillion years from now and beyond.  The world may fade, the stars may fall, the seasons may change, and winter may come, but the God who has been our help in ages past is our hope for years to come.  In Him we have permanence, stability, joy unshakable, and life unending.  The autumn of life is a great time to focus on God’s wonderful blessings—family, friends, strength, shelter, provision, guidance, care, fruitful ministry, opportunities to serve, more time to pray and study His Word, and eternal life still to come.  During life’s autumn, we have a richer perspective and can count more blessings than ever before.  Autumn is also a good time to focus on our commitment to God.  Some of the saddest words in the Bible are in Jeremiah 8:20, “The harvest is past, the summer is ended, and we are not saved.” [NIV]  If you have never made a commitment to Jesus Christ, do it now, while there is still time.  If you are a follower of the risen Jesus, remember to remain close to Him during the shifting seasons of life.  During autumn, we all know that winter lies ahead, but if winter comes, can spring be far behind?

                                                                                                                                                                                           Learning the unforced rhythms of grace,                                                                                                     Pastor Mike



Fall Festival and “Truck or Treat”

Spread the word to everyone you know: Our annual Fall Festival and “Trunk or Treat” will be Sunday afternoon and evening, October 22nd.  Resurrection Presbyterian Church is co-sponsoring the Fall Festival this year.  Activities will be from 3:00-5:50 p.m. on our front lawn, with “Truck or Treat” beginning at 6:00 p.m. in our back parking lot.  We will have a Chili Cook-off, Silent Auction, Cake Walk (donated baked items needed), Bouncy House, Corn Hole, Face Painting, Pie Throwing Booth; Ladder Ball, Hay Rides, Crafts, and a Costume Contest for the kids.  Contact Amanda Roberts (865-382-5344) for additional information or to sign-up for the Chili Cook-Off and/or the Silent Auction.


Living Generously Begins with Trust

October is Stewardship Emphasis Month here at First Cumberland.  Throughout the month, an Estimated Giving Card will be in the bulletin each Sunday.  To use the words of the Apostle Paul, “I want each of you to take plenty of time to think it over, and make up your own mind what to give. . . .” [Second Corinthians 9:7, MSG]  As part of our worship on Sunday, October 29th, we will have the opportunity to express our desire to live generosity by expressing our trust in God to continue to meet our needs.  May we be generous as God is generous to us.


Friendship Club

The Friendship Club will gather for a Dutch-treat lunch on Wednesday, October 18th, at the Captain's Galley Seafood in Dandridge (522 Patriot Drive), at 11:00 a.m.  A sign-up sheet is on the bulletin board outside the Church Office.  As always, feel free to invite family and friends to attend.


Friendship Club, P.M. Edition

The next Dutch-treat dinner for the Friendship Club, P.M. Edition will be Thursday evening, November 7th, at Blackhorse Pub & Brewery (4429 Kingston Pike), at 6:30 p.m. 


Amazon Smile

Internet retailer has started a rewards program that donates money (a portion of participants’  purchases at no additional cost to the buyers) to charitable organizations; the name of this program is Amazon Smile.  If you are an shopper, when you shop in the future, first go to and select First Cumberland Presbyterian Church (Knoxville, TN) as your charity of choice.  If you have any difficulty in signing up for Amazon Smile, contact Tom Witmer for assistance.



Kroger Community Rewards Program

If you shop at Kroger during the holidays, you can help First Cumberland Presbyterian Church!  Members and friends of FCPC can register online to take part in the Kroger Community Rewards Program to benefit our church.  To do so, simply register online by going to and select First Cumberland Presbyterian Church as the organization you wish to support.  Next time you shop, check the bottom of your receipt to make sure you see our church’s name there.  Contact Kim Halbert at 660-5821 if you have any questions.  Thank you!





Sunday School for all ages is at 9:30 A.M.

Worship Service is at 10:45 A.M.


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6900 Nubbin Ridge Drive

Knoxville, TN 37919



Activities October 11 ~ 18

Wednesday:             6:30 p.m.      Choir Practice

Sunday:                     9:30 a.m.     Sunday School

                                 10:45 a.m.     Worship Service

                                 12:15 p.m.     Youth Group Lunch and Activity



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