Weather Cancellation Policy

JUST A REMINDER!! Be safe everyone!!
POLICY FOR INCLEMENT WEATHER: If Oak Ridge City Schools (NOT Anderson County Schools) are closed due to inclement weather, or if schools dismiss early due to weather, Kern’s church office will also be closed and regularly scheduled classes and activities will be cancelled. If snowfall or ice develop later in the day, after school has already dismissed, and weather reports indicate deteriorating road conditions, classes and activities will be cancelled. Weather and road conditions may be different from one end of town to the other. In any event, please use your best judgment when venturing out during the winter months. We want you to be safe.

Worship Opportunities

We have 3 worship opportunities each Sunday.


Sermons available for Sunday, March 19, 2017
Don delivered the message "the quest for spiritual self-sufficiency" at the 11 am service, and Steve delivered the message, "It Comes Down to Dependence" at the 9 am service. These messages are 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.

Support Kern when shopping on Amazon Smile

Kern Church is now on Amazon Smile. If you shop on Amazon you can now have a portion of all eligible purchases donated to Kern. Go to the following link to start shopping .

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 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

Staff Members
Lay Leadership
451 E. Tennessee Ave.
Oak Ridge, TN 37830

Office Hours: Mon. through Thur. 9 – 4 pm,
Friday 9 - Noon
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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