Worship Opportunities

Traditional (casual) Sanctuary Worship at 8:30am (Piano music)

8:30 am Service

Contemporary Praise & Worship at 9:00am in the Family Life Center (Praise Band)

9:00 am Service

Sunday School & Small Group at 10:00am

Sunday School Class

Traditional Sanctuary Worship at 11:00am (Beautiful Pipe Organ)

11:00 am Service

*Communion is served the first Sunday of each month or as requested.

Revive @ 5

reViVe @ 5 is planning to return on February 21 with a special worship service. Donald Balcom will bring us the message after Ashley and her worship band prepare our hearts. Light refreshments will be provided.

March 6, mark your calendars and bring the whole family for a time of worship with the youth dancers along with the Kern famous HIS puppets! April and May will be fun activities as well you will not want to be left out. Contact Ashley Lockridge for details. Continue to watch Facebook and Twitter for updates.

Nursery will be available.

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Weather Cancellation Policy

JUST A REMINDER!! Be safe everyone!!
POLICY FOR INCLEMENT WEATHER: If Oak Ridge City Schools (NOT Anderson County Schools) are closed due to inclement weather, or if schools dismiss early due to weather, Kern’s church office will also be closed and regularly scheduled classes and activities will be cancelled. If snowfall or ice develop later in the day, after school has already dismissed, and weather reports indicate deteriorating road conditions, classes and activities will be cancelled. Weather and road conditions may be different from one end of town to the other. In any event, please use your best judgment when venturing out during the winter months. We want you to be safe.


Sermon available for Sunday, February 7, 2016
Don delivered the message "transfiguration, transmogrification, transvaluation" at the 11:00 am service. This message is now available. Click on the Subscribe button in the right column to hear these and other sermons from this year. Then click on the Sermon title to access the file. You can also listen on iTunes by clicking on the Kern UMC Sermons link under the pulpit.

Kern is now enrolled in the Kroger Community Rewards Program

Great news! Kern has been accepted in the Kroger Community Rewards Program. If you have a Kroger Plus card, you can now enroll your card so that Kern will receive a donation each time you shop at Kroger. You can go to http://krogercommunityrewards.com/ to enroll your card or stop by the church office to enroll your card for "Kern United Methodist Church". Please contact Mike Cox if you need assistance. If you do not have a Kroger Plus Card, it would be a great time to get one, and sign it up for Kern.

Youth Update
See the Youth page for updates on Youth activities.

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451 E. Tennessee Ave.
Oak Ridge, TN 37830

Office Hours: Mon. through Fri. 9 – 4 pm,
Phone: (865) 483-5273 Fax: (865) 483-0192
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We are created to worship and serve the Creator.
The Bible is the authoritative word of God for the people of God.
Salvation comes from a relationship with the resurrected Jesus Christ.