New Opportunity

Sunday Evening Service

The Worship Team is planning a NEW worship service that will be held on Sunday evenings this fall, preceded by coffee & conversation; and followed by a snack supper, fellowship, and activities for all age levels. This service will be unique and unlike anything else in town. Although, one of our goals is to connect youth and young people, everyone is invited to be part of this opportunity to grow our church and get our name out into the community. If you would like to be part of this exciting new endeavor to welcome new friends to Kern, contact Ashley Lockridge (399-2297 or or Marcia Walker (414-7321 or

You may also download the following sign-up sheet to indicate how you would like to be involved.

NEW Sunday pm Worship Service SIGN-UP SHEET

Send your form to or bring it to the church office.

For information on our current services:
Current Worship Services


Sermon available for Sunday, July 27, 2014
We were privileged to have the Rev. Steven Martin in the pulpit on July 27th. His sermon, "The Pearl of Great Price" 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.

UMC Market
Support our church for FREE while shopping online! Sign up to the church’s new fund-raising program UMCmarket, which has been approved by the GCFA. A percentage of your shopping will be donated to our church. Click here for detailed information.

Camp Faith

Registration for the 2014-2015 school year is now available. Children ages 3-5 are eligible to attend. The Camp Faith Preschool Ministry will be offered on Tuesday and Thursday mornings, beginning August 19. A Nursery will also be available for younger siblings (ages 6 weeks through 35 months). Children must be pre-registered to attend. Please see GENERAL INFORMATION on Camp Faith, or contact Chanda Knight at 455-4769 for details on our Camp Faith Ministry.

To register, download the following forms:
2014-2015 School Year REGISTRATION FORM
REQUIRED FORMS for Camp Faith Kids

Send completed forms via email to or bring them to the church office.
Camp Faith will continue on Tuesday and Thursday mornings during this session. Classes will be available to children ages 6 weeks through 5 years. Space is limited, so register early to ensure a space for your child. Reservations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis, upon receipt and signature of all forms and payment of the Activities Fee, which covers the cost of supplies and materials for your child. Please contact Chanda Knight (455-4769 or for availability and registration information. (Note: Camp Faith is a ministry of Kern UMC, which welcomes both children of church members and those in our community.)

2014 Missions Funding

The Kern Missions and Outreach Committee is currently reviewing Missions funding for the 2014 calendar year. If you have an organization that needs financial support from Kern, please have someone in the organization complete the 2014 Mission Outreach Request Fact Sheet and return the form to the church office or e-mail it to .

Child Care Request Form
If you need Child Care during a special event at the church, please complete the Child Care Request Form and submit it to the Nursery Coordinator or the church office. The form may be found in the right-hand column of the website under Church forms or obtained from the church nursery.

About Us

Staff Members
Lay Leadership
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.