Real Life


Service times are as follows: Saturday 6:30PM, Sunday 9:30AM and an Incurrent Service in the Gym 11:15AM

“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life and have it abundantly.”

John 10:10

We are a community that shares our faith and hope in real life situations. We seek to live in the power of Christ through the guidance of the Holy Spirit in all of life’s events.

Abuse Alternatives-Partner

Serving women and their children dealing with domestic violence in Sullivan County

Contact Charla Tankersley -

Card Ministry

We share encouragement, prayer, praise, congratulations, and joyful events through cards.

Contact Marcia Gavin -

Carolyn O’Toole/bereavement

Deb Taylor/Bereavement -

Lynn James (chronic medical)

Caregiver Support

Primarily supporting those who are caring for loved ones with dementia. A non-judgmental

place for caregivers to honestly share the challenges they are dealing with and receive godly

encouragement, prayer, and validation.

Contact Lynn James -

Ann Dunkin

Celebration Friends

Celebration Friends wants to serve those at Celebration Church with diverse needs from birth

to adulthood. We want to meet the needs in the spectrum of life from birth to adulthood.

Whether it be locating a buddy for a child so the family can attend service or finding a way for

an older person with diverse needs to serve in the church, we want to show the love of Jesus to

all in His Kingdom.

Contact Ginger Canty/Coordinator -

Chronic Medical

A card ministry supporting those individuals medical issues, especially illnesses with no external


Contact Lynn James -

Church Mobilization Network-partner

We believe the Church will be most effective in influencing a lost world by serving people and by

building relationships in the process which will allow for a genuine sharing of the gospel


Contact Terri Kuivinen-Partner -


Providing Godly counsel to women, children, and marital counseling to couples.

Contact Valerie Waruszewski - 423-571-0643

Crossroads Medical-Partner

Crossroads medically serves the uninsured and underinsured in our region, (from the Tri-cities

up to Lebanon and Grundy, VA). They provide primary care including labs and prescriptions and

referrals when needed - extending this care with God's love. They visit Celebration the third

Thursday of each month.

Contact Minerva Hutchison -

Katie Johnson (NP, Employee of Crossroads) -

Encountering Jesus

Experiencing the fullness of God’s presence

Contact Ken and Sylvia Lutke Sylvia -

Ken -

Family Café

Family Café is a space of grace for everyone in the trenches. Our team wants to walk alongside

families through all the phases of marriage and parenting, with Biblical counsel, equipment,

resources, informal socials, training, and encouragement. This is a “hug you” rather than a

“how to” ministry that acknowledges God’s unique journey with each family.

Contact Hettie Brittz(Coordinator) -


A 13 weeks support group for those dealing with the death of a loved one past or present. Also

two separate stand along GriefShare sessions. Surviving the Holidays offered in November and

December. Surviving the Death of a Spouse offered prior to the 13 weeks session.

Contact Ann Dunkin(Leader) -

Hands of Faith

Reaching out to cancer patients and their families in accordance to their comfort level. Support

may include cards, phone calls, visits, meals, rides, and resource information. Meals and rides

are based on volunteer availability.

Contact Linda Tagert -

Hands of Vision

Hands of Vision outreach provides sign language classes and interpretation during services as

Celebration as well as special events and services outside the church. The goal is to not just

have an interpreter, but to train deaf people to be servants of Jesus Christ.

Contact Ginger Canty-Staff leader -

Shauna Walsworth-scheduler -


We want to share gifts of food, hospitality, service, and connection with others who have had

surgery or a loss in their family.

Contact Sandy Knefel - text 423-292-5905

Missional Community Outreach

Sharing the Gospel of Christ with the community through acts of service, education, living

testimony, as a body and in partnership with external ministries and organizations, and through

integration within the internal ministries of Celebration.

(pastoral care, missionary ministry education, medical tools. Resources)

Contact Della Walker -

Operation Soldier’s Heart

The mission of Operation Soldier’s Heart is to offer support to Veterans and their loved ones in

the following ways:

1. Educating by sharing Christian resources and studies to include godly guidance for those

with PTSD and TBI.

2. Offering hope through connections to a Christian support network and executing plans

for post traumatic growth.

3. Recognizing our combat veterans within Celebration and our community.

Contact Tammy Fredrickson -

Or visit to learn more!

Service Central

Our mission is to seek the Holy Spirit for the building up and maturing of the church in the use

of the Spiritual gifts He gives us.

Contact Evelyn Hicks -

Wednesday Prayer

We meet weekly to pray as He leads (for Celebration, the Church, nation, world, and personal


Contact June Siggins (Wednesdays) -

Weekend Prayer

We welcome and encourage you, the church, to join us for this preservice time of

prayer. Our weekend teams pray in the prayer room, green room, before each

service for the teaching and worship teams as well as all church activities. The

weekend prayer teams prayer teams pray with and for individuals prior to service

and at the close of the service.

Contact Brenda Dowell -

Tim and Carrie Smith (Weekends) -

Ken and Sylvia Lutke (Weekends) -

Whole Life Healing

To help others find hope, healing, and maturity through Jesus for all areas of life through

outreach, education, and integration.

Contact Ginger Canty -

If you want more information or want to serve in an area contact Ginger Canty at or Della Walker at