Weekly Worship Services


An avid Nave Family historian, among other things, Larry led the recovery and restoration of the Nave - Hess Family Cemetery which dates back to 1805 in Siam Valley, Tenn. Larry was a Son of the American Revolution and a 7th generation descendant of Overmountain Man, Revolutionary War veteran and Watauga Settlement member Teter Nave. He was a Member of the Civil War Trust for Restoration of Battlefields.
A life-long athlete and athletic coach at collegiate, high school and community levels, Larry was a constant figure on the tennis courts of Oak Ridge and Cedar Bluff Racquet Club. He played tennis to the end having been on court just days before he passed away. For many years, he could be found shooting basketball in the driveway, backyard or wherever a goal could be found.
Larry was an active member of First United Methodist Church for 47 years. He was also active in the Oak Ridge community with the Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Oak Ridge, Historic Preservation Committee, Rotary Breakfast Club and numerous other organizations. He was Chairman of the Oak Ridge Special Olympics Rowing Committee and developed a rowing program for the Kennedy Foundation that was included as an event at the 1987 International Special Olympics. Larry, along with his wife Janet, was a long-time supporter of his alma matter, Emory & Henry College, having endowed a scholarship and provided additional financial support for building programs and academic initiatives over the years and was a member of the Patrick Henry Society.
Proceeded in death by wife Janet Heck Nave and parents, James Lawrence Nave, Sr. and Evelyn Brown Nave. Survived by special friend Eleanor Wistrom; Son James David ("Dave") Nave and Wife Donna (Asheville, NC); Daughter Tara Rochelle Nave (Knoxville, TN); Grandchildren James Nikolai ("Nick") Nave (Bali, Indonesia), John ("Jack") Mikhail Nave and Lana Quint (Santa Barbara, Cal.), and Archer Nave Marlow and Alex Dixon (Knoxville, TN) and all the dear friends that he made from East Tennessee to Southwest Virginia, South Alabama and back to East Tennessee too numerous to mention but who will always remember him along with a special recognition to his friends at Canterfield of Oak Ridge where he resided for the 1 1/2 years prior to his death.
The Nave Family recognizes and extends its heartfelt appreciation to Canterfield of Oak Ridge, UT Hospice and Fort Sanders Medical Center for the care they provided Larry during the last weeks of his life.
In lieu of flowers, Larry's family requests that contributions honoring his memory be made to Roane State Foundation marked for the Knox Regional Health Sciences Center Campaign, 276 Patten Lane, Harriman, TN 37748.

An avid Nave Family historian, among other things, Larry led the recovery and restoration of the Nave – Hess Family Cemetery which dates back to 1805 in Siam Valley, Tenn. Larry was a Son of the American Revolution and a 7th generation descendant of Overmountain Man, Revolutionary War veteran and Watauga Settlement member Teter Nave. He was a Member of the Civil War Trust for Restoration of Battlefields.

A life-long athlete and athletic coach at collegiate, high school and community levels, Larry was a constant figure on the tennis courts of Oak Ridge and Cedar Bluff Racquet Club. He played tennis to the end having been on court just days before he passed away. For many years, he could be found shooting basketball in the driveway, backyard or wherever a goal could be found.

Larry was an active member of First United Methodist Church for 47 years. He was also active in the Oak Ridge community with the Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Oak Ridge, Historic Preservation Committee, Rotary Breakfast Club and numerous other organizations. He was Chairman of the Oak Ridge Special Olympics Rowing Committee and developed a rowing program for the Kennedy Foundation that was included as an event at the 1987 International Special Olympics. Larry, along with his wife Janet, was a long-time supporter of his alma matter, Emory & Henry College, having endowed a scholarship and provided additional financial support for building programs and academic initiatives over the years and was a member of the Patrick Henry Society.

Proceeded in death by wife Janet Heck Nave and parents, James Lawrence Nave, Sr. and Evelyn Brown Nave. Survived by special friend Eleanor Wistrom; Son James David ("Dave") Nave and Wife Donna (Asheville, NC); Daughter Tara Rochelle Nave (Knoxville, TN); Grandchildren James Nikolai ("Nick") Nave (Bali, Indonesia), John ("Jack") Mikhail Nave and Lana Quint (Santa Barbara, Cal.), and Archer Nave Marlow and Alex Dixon (Knoxville, TN) and all the dear friends that he made from East Tennessee to Southwest Virginia, South Alabama and back to East Tennessee too numerous to mention but who will always remember him along with a special recognition to his friends at Canterfield of Oak Ridge where he resided for the 1 1/2 years prior to his death.

The Nave Family recognizes and extends its heartfelt appreciation to Canterfield of Oak Ridge, UT Hospice and Fort Sanders Medical Center for the care they provided Larry during the last weeks of his life.

In lieu of flowers, Larry's family requests that contributions honoring his memory be made to Roane State Foundation marked for the Knox Regional Health Sciences Center Campaign, 276 Patten Lane, Harriman, TN 37748.

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Funeral: Larry Nave

FUMC Oak Ridge July 13, 2024 3:20 am


Contemporary Worship

Sundays 11:00 a.m., Multi-Purpose Room

Our Contemporary Service, held in the Multipurpose Room, is a nontraditional worship experience incorporating modern worship music led by a live band of guitars, drums, keyboard, and vocals as well as preaching that digs deep into Scripture and its relevance for our daily lives. The atmosphere is casual and inviting—with adults dressed in a little bit of everything, kids dancing in the aisles, videos on the screens, and cups of coffee in hands throughout the room!


Traditional Worship

Sundays at 8:45 and 11:00 a.m., Sanctuary

In this worship service, you can expect to hear organ music, to sing traditional hymns, and share in the Sacrament of Holy Communion weekly. Pastors wear robes and children help to acolyte (bring in the Light of Christ) and be crucifer (carry the processional cross).


Midweek Services

Centering Prayer Tuesday 12:00 pm

Centering Prayer lasts roughly 45 minutes and includes a Lectio Divina (scripture study) and silence to feel, hear, and understand God’s presence. Led by the Reverend Jenny Caughman.