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.



Save the Date: I know it is a long way off, but make your plans now to be at First Cumberland on Sunday, September 17th.  Joanna and I want to hold an appreciation dinner in honor of the congregation we love so much.  Our plans, with the culinary help of our youngest daughter and Joanna’s sister and brother-in-law, are to provide dinner in our Gym for everyone following our Worship Service that day.  We have decided to call this celebration Dinner on the Ground: A Congregational Appreciation Event.  More details will be coming as we get closer to the date, but as of now, the menu will include fried chicken, pot roast, mashed potatoes, green beans, corn, bread, and dessert.  We hope to see you then; we hope to see you this coming Sunday as well as we gather to worship the risen Jesus on Pentecost Sunday.  The liturgical color for this day is red, so I am asking each of us to include something red (Not crimson, Betty, but a true red.) in our attire this Sunday; this commonality of color will symbolize the unity the Holy Spirit brings to the Church.

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Vacation Bible School

The theme for this year’s Vacation Bible School here at First Cumberland is “Camp Out: Getting S’more of Jesus”, and the dates are Friday, June 23rd, 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, June 24th, 11:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.  A light dinner will be served on Friday evening at 5:00 p.m. in our Gym, followed by the Opening Assembly at 5:30 p.m. in our Chapel.  Saturday’s Opening Assembly will begin at 11:30 a.m. in our Chapel and be followed by lunch at 12:00 noon in our Gym.  In lieu of our traditional waterslide party and cookout here at the church, a Vacation Bible School Pool and Ice Cream Party will be held that Saturday afternoon, from 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m.; please bring your own towel and a dry change of clothes to the pool party.


Summer Camps

Registration Forms for all three presbyterial Summer camps at Camp Chilhowee are available in the Church Office.  Junior Camp (completed grades 3-5) is Sunday, June 18th, through Thursday, June 22nd; cost is $120.00 per camper if paid before Saturday, June 10th, and $130.00 if paid after this date.  Junior High Camp (completed grades 6-8) is this coming Sunday, June 4th, through Thursday, June 9th; cost is $140.00 per camper.  High School Camp (completed grades 9-12) is Sunday, June 11th, through Thursday, June 16th; cost is $140.00 per camper if paid by this coming Saturday, June 3rd, and $150.00 if paid after this date.  Make checks payable to the Presbytery of East Tennessee and send both the Registration Forms and the fees to the following address: Presbytery of East Tennessee, P.O. Box 1767, Greenville, TN 37744.  The Junior Camp is in need of two male counselors and the High School Camp is in need of both a female and male counselor; if you are interested in filling one of these volunteer positions, contact Pastor Mike.


Water Angel Ministry

First Cumberland has begun a new ministry – that of providing bottled water, and both men’s and women’s winter coats to the homeless.  We will be working with Water Angel Ministry, a local organization who distributes these things to the homeless and needy; they are based at 907 University Avenue.  We will be collecting these items on the last Sunday of each month throughout the year.  Aaron Mynatt, the volunteer who heads up Water Angel Ministry, will pick up our donations monthly.  Please bring your cases of water and coats to the hallway off the side entrance of the church.  The cases of water are rather heavy, so assistance will be provided to help carry them into the church, if needed.  Thank you, congregation, for helping the “least of these” in our community.


Kids Hope USA

We are now officially affiliated with Kids Hope USA.  Bonnie Bridges and Pastor Mike will begin their online training as Director and Co-Director on October 17th.  After they have completed their training, they will help our mentors with their online training.  Realistically, it will be when school resumes in January before our mentors become actively involved with any of the at-risk students at the Rocky Hill Elementary School.  A big thank you to those who have volunteered to be mentors (Bonnie Bridges, Phil Bridges, Susan Edwards, Elaine Stapleton, Donna Walker, and Pastor Mike) and to be prayer partners (Ann Bachman, Maxine Curtis, Emily DeLozier, Dianne Fielder, Steve Summers, and Joanna Wilkinson).  It is not too late to join this new ministry team and participate in this Outside-Action Project; simply contact Pastor Mike to let him know of your interest.  All mentors will undergo online training and must pass a Knox Schools’ background check to be allowed on school property during school hours.


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 May 31 ~ June 7

Wednesday:             6:30 p.m.      Choir Practice

Thursday:                6:30 p.m.      Friendship Club, P.M. Edition

Sunday:                     9:30 a.m.     Sunday School

                                 10:45 a.m.     Worship Service



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