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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

@fbcknox welcomes 200+ Students to sing March 6 @ YouthCue Festival

Music shapes the memory and meaning of a life of faith. More than the beautiful offering we give to God, music informs our belief and remains with us until the end. Only one person has ever requested an encore sermon for her funeral, but most people have a favorite song or two.

Youth choir shaped much of the faith I have today through the melodies of the heart. I still catch myself humming a tune from a choir tour even now. Whether as an artist or now a part of the audience there is still nothing quite like the youth choir experience that brings together scripture, tradition, service, worship, teamwork, and relationships.

At First Baptist, we're blessed to have parents and students who participate in Chapel Choir, a music minister in Kely Hatley who teaches ministry through music, and a congregation who supports the efforts. On March 6, we will discover new partners in worship through the Youth Cue Festival Concert.

Founded in 1990 by renowned Baptist music minister Randy Edwards, Youth Cue brings together students across denominations with one common refrain: students singing and making music in our hearts to the Lord. They blend voices, harmonies, orchestrations, and traditions to exalt the Lord, inspire others, and teach the gift of a lifetime of service and sacrifice.

We're expecting over 200 students leading in worship on Sunday morning, March 6. The choir loft will overflow into the balcony for sure. But don't miss out on the 4:00 p.m. concert. Our Chapel Choir, along with the other 200 and a full orchestra, will exalt the Lord and challenge our hearts.

Through YouthCue, you will receive hope for the future of the church, and you will be in awe of what God is doing to shape the present. It's something that you will carry the rest of your life.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Katie Erwin and @fbcknox Youth Serve at Second Harvest Food Bank

Katie Erwin describes her experience at Second Harvest Food Bank during Disciple Now weekend.

Disciple Now Volunteers at Second Harvest Food Bank - Interview with Katie Erwin from First Baptist Church, Knoxville on Vimeo.

"Hi! I'm Katie Erwin, and I went to Disciple Now on January 14 and 15. Part of my mission project was at Second Harvest. Second Harvest gives food to over 458,000 people all over East Tennessee. Anybody who wants to volunteer at Second Harvest can get a $1 credit."

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