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Community and World Service

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

For every child, Health, Education, Equality, Protection ADVANCE HUMANITY Learn more...

The Women's Sew for Hope Group

On the second Monday of each month, a group of volunteers from the Two Circles of the United Church Women meet in the Fellowship Hall to make "Hats With Hugs" and other items that are given to people in need. See the Chapel Chimes, or call the church office, for the most accurate meeting times.

The Sew for Hope group makes comfort items for cancer patients. The items are donated to organizations such as “Reach for Recovery” of the American Cancer Society, Thompson Cancer Survival Center, The Oncology Center, The Hospitality House, and the Caris Health Center. They are also given to friends and family of the Church or anyone in need of these items. Among the items made and distributed are hats, pillows, scarves, drain pouches, and comfort bunnies. The drain pouches hold individual's medical drain bag in a way that is more comfortable.

Sew for Hope has two displays at the Oak Ridge Public Library – left is a free-standing case in the main library and the second is a wall display by the Children’s Library.

Educational Scholarships

The United Church, Chapel on the Hill, awards three $1,000 educational scholarships annually.  The scholarships  can be used for books, tuition, fees, and any other school related expense. These scholarships are awarded on the basis of ability and need.

"To be of service is our prayer."

At the United Church, we feel strongly that the actions we take in our community are works for God, and that these actions say more than words. We sponsor a variety of in-reach and outreach programs throughout the year. Listed below are some of established service activities and programs we support regularly. 

Doctors Without Borders

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an independent international medical humanitarian organization that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural or man-made disasters, or exclusion from health care in more than 70 countries. Learn more...

Ecumenical Storehouse

"The Ecumenical Storehouse, Inc., of Oak Ridge, Tennessee, which first started its ministry in 1984, is a non-profit corporation. It is organized and operated to provide a coordinated effort to accept contributions of useable household goods, store them, and distribute them cost-free on a first-come, first-served basis to the needy in Oak Ridge and the surrounding area.

The United Church has the responsibility to provide volunteers for the Ecumenical Storehouse in May! Again this year, The United Church will team with the Unitarian Church to provide volunteers for the month. Helpers are desperately needed from 9-12 Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday. On Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, helpers are needed to assist clients in getting household items on their approved list.  All you need to carry is a clipboard. On Saturdays, workers are needed to make pickups and to sort household items as they come in.  Also, someone is needed to man the desk and answer the phone regarding pickups. Please help one shift if possible." Sign up now!

Aid to Distressed Families of Appalachian Counties (ADFAC)

Aid to Distressed Families of Appalachian Counties (ADFAC) is an independent non-profit agency concerned with the social welfare, including educational, health, housing, and handicapped needs of residents of Anderson County. ADFAC has made a commitment to distribute limited emergency aid funds in the most responsible, effective, and caring way possible and to assist low, and very low, income homeowners in repairing their homes or building new houses. Learn more...

Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere (CARE)

CARE is a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty. We place special focus on working alongside poor women because, equipped with the proper resources, women have the power to help whole families and entire communities escape poverty. Women are at the heart of CARE's community-based efforts to improve basic education, prevent the spread of HIV, increase access to clean water and sanitation, expand economic opportunity and protect natural resources. CARE also delivers emergency aid to survivors of war and natural disasters, and helps people rebuild their lives. Learn more...

Where people from all denominations meet in their differences, but are one in their search for God.

THE uNITEd church

Our Sunday Mornings

 8:00 Early Service in the Fellowship Hall
 9:00 Adult Sunday School
10:00 Family Service in the Chapel

       - Nursery available

       - Children released early for Sunday School
11:00 Coffee Hour in the Fellowship Hall

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