Weather Cancellation Policy

JUST A REMINDER!! Be safe everyone!!
POLICY FOR INCLEMENT WEATHER: Reminder that when bad weather strikes, there are certain rules in place, one of those being safety is the main thing. Kern Church follows Oak Ridge City Schools’ closings. If Oak Ridge City Schools close due to weather conditions, Kern Church office is closed, along with regularly scheduled church activities. It will be up to Pastor Donna as to whether Sunday Services are cancelled. Check our website, Facebook, email correspondence, WBIR, and other church resources for closings and delays.

Worship Opportunities

We have 3 worship opportunities each Sunday.

2019 Holiday Gift Fair, Book and Jewelry Sale

Make your holiday shopping count!
Saturday, December 7, 2019 9 am to 1 pm
Begin with hot coffee and baked goods, stay through lunch with a a hearty bowl of soup and keep on shopping.
Kern United Methodist Church
451 E. Tennessee, Oak Ridge, TN 37830

• Get unique gifts from Shop for the World that make a difference
• Purchase recycled jewelry and books as holiday gifts
• Bring home delicious baked goods to enjoy with your family
• Support local and global programs that change lives


Sermon available for Sunday, December 8, 2019

Donna delivered the message "Changing" at the 11:00 am service on December 8. This message is now available. Click on the Pulpit button in the right column to hear this and other sermons. 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.

SOS - Support Our Sustainability! Save Our Structure!

80 drafty old windows in the Education Building have been replaced.
New windows will mean less energy use, lower bills, and more comfortable rooms.
A gift of $400 funds a new window.

The exterior of all three buildings has been painted.
Our building is now protected from the elements!!!

To be judicious with the earth’s resources (and ours) and to care for our facility, we have taken action.
Our Trustees have done a great job of finding the most cost-effective, reliable solutions.
And yet, the total cost is $87,000.

How Can You Help…
Complete a SOS Pledge Form (found in the Kern UMC Forms list at the left) and
Put it in the offering plate any Sunday or turn it in to the office, or use the online form at: to let us know how you can help.

Registration for Fall Session of Camp Faith is Open

Fall session registration is open.
Ages: 6 weeks thru 4yrs. July 30- Dec.19th
Cost: $180.00

Support Kern when shopping on Amazon Smile
When you are shopping on-line, remember Amazon supports Kern Memorial Methodist Church when you shop at . #AmazonSmile #StartWithaSmile

Kern H.I.S. Puppeteers Have Their Own YouTube Channel
You can now catch current episodes of visits with our own Puppeteers on their own YouTube Channel. Subscribe to their channel at
or Kern H.I.S. Puppeteers.

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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