2016 Vacation Bible School

Surf Shack

VBS 2016 - "Surf Shack—Catch the Wave of God’s Amazing Love!" - June 5 - 9

Theme: This year, kids ages 4 through 8th grade are invited to Surf Shack—Catch the Wave of God’s Amazing Love! We will begin our week with a Kick-Off Party on Sunday, June 5 form 4:00-6:00 pm (outside, weather permitting). We will continue the week with activities including music, crafts, games, storytelling and more! We will also have a special VBS mission.

Worship Opportunities

We have 3 worship opportunities each Sunday.


Sermon available for Sunday, May 22, 2016
Steve Pawel delivered the message "Wielding the King's Scepter" 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.

Sermons are now available for the Praise and Worship Service
Along with the recording of the 11am Sermon, we will be making selected sermons from the 9 am Praise and Worship Service available for listening. The first sermon by Steve Pawel from Easter Sunday is now available on the Sermons page. Thanks to AJ for providing the recordings.

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.

About Us

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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.

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