signal crest united methodist church

Due to the continuing increase of coronavirus cases in Hamilton County, the Holston Conference COVID-19 Task Force has directed all United Methodist Churches here to close. As such, our in-person worship services for this Sunday, July 12th at 9 am and 11 am are cancelled. We will live stream our pre-recorded worship service at 9 am via Facebook live and it can also be found after 7 am Sunday on our YouTube page here.  This time will allow our Sunday School classes that meet virtually at 10 am to not be impacted and you can view the service anytime after 7 am on YouTube and anytime after 9 am on Facebook.  

In addition, our Youth Small Groups that were planning to meet in person on Sunday evening at 7 pm will also not meet in person this week. Drew Barton, our Director of Youth Ministries is providing Youth families with more information.


Learn more here about resuming in-person worship as well as some additional guidelines related to worship and small group gatherings.  

Please Read More from Pastor Josh


The Holston Conference issued guidelines earlier this week for returning to in-person worship and small group gatherings.

Please Read More from Pastor Josh

As a community and world, we are dealing with the reality and impacts of the Corona virus.  Signal Crest is committed to bringing you worship and ways to stay engaged as well as helping and praying for those in need. Below is a list of information and resources as we navigate this unprecedented time. We have no doubt God is on the throne and is working ALL things to His good.  May you feel His peace and His hope at this time.


We are now transitioning to in-person and online worship. Learn more here.  


Join us each day at noon in prayer as we pray for our community, our church, all impacted by the virus, all on the frontline such as healthcare professionals, workers providing food, etc, and all other prayer concerns.  

Prayer Chain
If you would like to be added to the Prayer Chain, please send a note to Kay Wallace at [email protected]

Daily Prayer List

How to Reach Us

Our offices are closed to outside visitors at this time.  You can still reach out to us by phone at 423-886-2330 or by email at [email protected] .  You can also reach out to specific staff members.  If you have a pastoral concern, please leave a message with the church office and it will be forwarded to Pastor Josh.  

Staff Directory

Pastor Directory

Stay Connected

We encourage those with youth and elementary age children to sign up for Youth and Children emails.  Youth and Children are meeting Sundays Online and Rachel and Drew can share that information with you directly.  

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Drew Barton, Director of Youth Ministries

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Rachel Dow, Director of Children's Ministries

Follow Signal Crest Kids on Facebook

Rebekah Ducote is hosting a Wednesday Night Bible Study Wednesdays at 8:30 pm.  Email Rebekah for more information at [email protected]

Access Right Now Media

If you do not have a Right Now Media Account, email Rebekah at [email protected]

Congregational Care

Member Needs

It is the desire of the church to call on members who are in the hospital or ill at home. Members and friends of Signal Crest, knowing of such cases, are encouraged to notify the church by calling the church office at 423-886-2330 or you may contact Rev. Josh Kilbourne at 865-292-8137 or Rev. Bill Thornton at 423-580-0892. Please note, during this time, we may not be able to visit people in the hospital or other healthcare facilities based on pending practices from those providers but we will do our best to visit and call. 

Freezer Meal Pantry

Signal Crest United Methodist Church has a Frozen Meals Ministry. During this time, please contact Faye Hitchcock (423-280-0091), or Bertie Strickler (804-922-1610) regarding utilizing and serving in this ministry and they can assist you with your needs. 

Thank you for Continued Giving

Thank you for continuing to give. Your gifts are changing lives now more than ever. We’re still being the church even though the building is closed.  You have provided food to Signal Mountain Social Services, provided firewood to the families we serve, provided bread to the Orchard Knob Food Pantry, and are checking in on our home bound community and ensuring needs are met. So many of you have contacted us to see how you can help, thank you! We’re still sharing the hope of Jesus!

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