What’s Going On, Feb. 3, 2012

This Sunday, Feb. 5, we celebrate Scouting Ministries Sunday and our connections with the members and families of Boy Scout Troop #10 and Cub Scout Pack #10.  Our church serves as Charter Sponsor for both the troop and the pack.  Our Scouts will be hosting us for a meal after the 11:00 AM service in the Fellowship Hall.  Please plan to attend and support our Scouting programs with a donation.

Nursery Workers:  Feb. 5:  Paula Durham & Joan Williams; Feb. 12: Cyndy Sweet & Joan Williams

Greeters:  Elaine Good and Patsy Sproles

Acolytes:  Feb. 5:  Jazz ; Feb. 12:  Evan

On Sunday, Feb. 12, we welcome David Shipley to share the message concerning our Johnson City district missions efforts in the Czech Republic, a country whose people are overwhelmingly atheist.  David, a member at Gray UMC, has served on several missions teams to the Czech Republic.  We will collect a special offering for the mission effort.  Checks should be made payable “Bluff City UMC” with “Czech” written in the memo line.

Sunday, February 12 is Invite A Friend Sunday.  We would like each person who regularly attends worship to be praying specifically for someone and to invite them to come to worship that Sunday.  We will celebrate Invite A Friend Sunday the second Sunday of each month.  Of course, you can invite a friend to come any time, but we hope you will make a special effort for Invite A Friend Sundays.

Training for IHN volunteers will be Sunday, Feb. 12 from 3:00 pm to 5:30 pm at First United Methodist Church in Johnson City.  Volunteers from all host and support congregations who have not attended a training session, those interested in volunteering, or volunteers who would like a refresher course are encourage to attend.  If you would like to attend, please contact Joan Williams by Wednesday, Feb. 8.  First United Methodist is located at 900 Spring Street.  Please park in the parking lot on the back side of the building off Pine Street.  The training will be held in the basement of the fellowship hall of the education building.

If you are interested in going on the Czech Mission Trip in July, please talk with Tommy Forrester or Jennifer Skaggs.

Rental of our parsonage is being handled by T. C. Lewis Property Management.  If you know someone interested, have them call Haize Lewis at 423-467-0005.

If you are a Ministry Team Chair, please remember to routinely check your mail box.

 UMBRELLA MINISTRY.  Are you interested in being part of a new Service challenge for Bluff City United Methodist Church?  Volunteers are needed for an “Umbrella Ministry”!  If you have a vehicle and some available time, don’t miss this great opportunity to sign up for this ministry.  Most of us have family members or friends who can take us to the doctor or appointments when we are unable to drive ourselves.  There are times when we don’t know anyone available or who to call.  Our volunteers would be there to help meet these needs.  If you are interested in joining this new challenge for our church, call Joan Williams, 538-3535.

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