See the Learning and Living page for links to information on Ladies Day, Ladies of Luminary events, and other occasional activities as they are planned. 

Adult Sunday School Classes

All adult classes have Bible study with group interaction and discussion 

Wesleyan Class                                 Room 117

Lamplighters Class                           Library

Senior Adult Class                            Room 130

New Evening Bible Study Opportunity

A six session DVD supported bible study will begin in early May 2022 based on the book “Breaking the Code” by Bruce Metzger and David DeSilva. Sensationalists have turned the symbolism of the Apocalypse into a secret code that unravels the meaning of contemporary events. However, these authors faithfully and brilliantly elucidate the significance of the bizarre, frightening images in John’s triumphant message of hope. The sessions include:

John’s Vision (9:55 minutes), Letters to Churches (10:18), God, the Lamb, and Seven Seals (8:56), Trumpets (8:21), Babylon and Seven Bowls (8:34), New Heaven and New Earth (8:56)

Classes will be offered both on Tuesday and Thursday evenings in the church library and participation on zoom is possible if requested. Participants will be responsible for purchasing their own “Breaking the Code” student guide. This can be obtained for $11.99 at Cokesbury Book Store.

Contact the church office at 865-376-7040 to be added to the email list to be updated on session start date and to receive invitations for participation through zoom.

Exercise Classes

Pickle Ball – 10 a.m. every Wednesday a group of active adults, men and women, meet to play pickle ball. Newcomers are welcome. 

Zumba – 9:30 – 10:30 each Tuesday and Thursday a group of women meet to share the joy of moving to music.  The class is led by Denise Van Norman and only costs $5 per session.  Anyone from the community is welcome.  

Sewing Circle 

10 a.m. to 12 noon on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month: The Sewing/Quilting Group meets to enjoy doing sewing, quilting, knitting, crocheting, embroidery and other handy work as a group activity.  Many of the items are created in support of missions; bring a bag lunch. Contact Joyce Woody at (865) 376-7040 for more information.

Chancel Choir

The Chancel Choir practices Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the sanctuary.  The choir leads the worship music for the 10:30 a.m. traditional service and also normally performs an anthem during that service.  New participants in the choir are always being sought. The Choir Director, Roxanne Cabrera-Blaine, also teaches music at a local Knox County school.

Monthly Community Potluck Dinner

The potluck dinner is held at 6 pm on the third Wednesday of each month in the Fellowship Hall for good food and fellowship.  This is an opportunity to invite friends and neighbors from the community to share the love and support found at Luminary United Methodist Church. The January 2022 community dinner will feature a traditional Mexican dish prepared by one of our church members.

 Monthly First Saturday Breakfast

The monthly First Saturday breakfasts will continue in 2022 beginning on March16, 2022. The free breakfasts are available between 8:30 and 10:30 and are also associated with our monthly first Saturday Clothing Closet sales at $1/item. Everyone in the community is welcome to participate in both events.


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