faith formation for our youngest members

Check back for more information on our nursery.

Meet our Nursery Director, Dani Atchley.

Meet our Children & Youth Directors

Sarah Quattrochi is our Director of Youth and Community Engagement.  








Bess Williams is our Director of Ministries to Children & Families here at First Cumberland.  Bess is a graduate of the University of Tennessee at Knoxville and was a member of the Pride of the Southland Marching Band for 2 years.  She is married to her husband of 15 years, Dylan, and has three beautiful children.     

how to engage for children

(kindergarten-5th)


  • sunday school

    Kindergarten-5th grade Sunday School takes place in the classroom labeled "The Dock."  Sunday School is taught by the Director of Ministries to Children & Families, Bess Williams.  Studies covered are closely tied to the scripture that is the focus during Sunday worship.  Children study the same scripture as those in worship so that everyone in the family can discuss and contribute to conversations about the day's scripture lesson and sermon. 

  • children's church

    The Children's Moment is a special time for children during our worship service.  This is a mini-sermon that is geared towards the children's understanding of the scripture lesson of the day.  Immediately following the Children's Moment- we have Children's Church in the room labeled "The Dock"  until worship is over.  Parents can pick up their children in The Dock.  Children's Church lessons are a way to further reinforce the point of the daily scripture.  This is accomplished through the use of scripture reading, videos, craft projects and even science experiments!

  • participate in worship

    Children are encouraged to take part in our worship services through choir participation, scripture reading, acolyting (candle lighting) and even handing out bulletins.  During the holidays there are many more opportunities on specials day such as Easter or The Hanging of the Greens.    

how to engage for youth

(6th-12th grade)


  • sunday school


  • participate in worship


  • youth activities and outings


  • dayplayers summer camp


connecting adults

Sunday school classes are offered for adults each Sunday from 9:45-10:45 am. Most of our classes have a wide variety of age levels. Below is a list of our current Sunday School Classes for adults.


Topical Sunday School Class - Room #212

The Topical Class is for all adult ages. The class is taught by Dr. Courtney Krueger, our Senior Pastor. Rather than a set curricula, the class picks a topic or a Biblical book they wish to study. In the past the class has studied books by Kenneth Bailey (Jesus Through Middle Eastern Eyes) , N.T. Wright (Surprised by Hope), William T. Young (The Shack) and Philip Yancey (The Bible Jesus Read). The class often picks topics suitable for Advent or Lent. When the class studied the book of Esther, we ended the study by inviting the church to “dinner and a movie” using the movie depicting Esther, “One Night with the King.”

 

New Hope Class - Room #208

Join Jim Johnson as this class studies the Word book by book, chapter by chapter, verse by verse.

 

J. Fred Johnson/McAllester Class - Chapel

Elder Janet Black and Elder Bruce Antman trade out monthly to help guide their class through “Encounter”our Cumberland Presbyterians Denominational Adult Bible Study. 

 

Friendship Class - Room #215

Mary Alice Cotter guides her class through selected Bible passages.   


senior adult ministry

Seniors are more active than ever before. For this reason, we offer opportunities for Seniors to form meaningful relationships with one another while affirming their faith in Jesus Christ. In addition to Sunday School classes (9:45 a.m.) and Sunday morning Worship (11 a.m.) we offer Seniors outings such as Galloping Gourmets and Sunday Lunch Bunch. In addition, we have activities organized by our Women's and Men's Ministries. 

director of senior adult ministries

Bruce Clark