Charge Conference, Thursday, Nov. 14, 6:00 pm, Fellowship Hall. Charge Conference is our annual meeting of our church where officers are elected for the coming year. It also receives reports, reviews and evaluates the total mission and ministry of the congregation, and adopts objectives and goals recommended by the Church Council. It also recommends candidates for the ordained and diaconal ministry to the District Committee on Ordained Ministry or to the Conference Board of Diaconal Ministry. Members of the Church Council are members of the Charge Conference. Our District Superintendent Rev. Walter Weikel calls the meeting and presides over it. Anyone may attend the meeting. At the meeting, we will receive an offering for the the English-speaking United Methodist church plant in the Czech Republic.
Next Sunday, November 17, is our Commitment Sunday. All congregation members are asked to pray about their financial commitment to giving in 2014, and present that on the Commitment Card in worship next Sunday. We pray that you will recognize the spiritual dimensions and necessity of giving, and do this as an act of worship, an offering to God. We encourage you to consider the Biblical expectation of the tithe, giving 10% of your income to Christ’s Church. Your tithe should be given to the general fund of the church to support our collective ministries. Giving to a designated cause is “second-mile” giving, over and above the tithe. If you think that you are not able to give the tithe, then we encourage you to give proportionally to your income and still make a commitment to giving. Regardless of what you give, we hope you will do it in a spirit of generosity that Jesus invites us to. If you are unable to join us next Sunday, you will also have an opportunity to return the Commitment Card in worship on November 24 or you can turn it in to the church office. What we do with our money is a sign of our trust in God.
It is common for us to fall behind in our giving during the summer months, with vacations and other activities decreasing regular attendance. Our ministries often increase in the summer, though, especially with children such as Vacation Bible School and with youth such as their participation in the week-long of discipleship at Assembly. We encourage you to consider whether you need to “catch up” in your tithes and contributions to the General Fund, or perhaps you can give more, so that our ministries may continue strong and growing.
Volunteers are needed to help Samantha with Children’s Church during the 11:00 AM services. If you are able to be a substitute or a regular helper, every few weeks, please call Joan Williams, 538-3535.
The United Methodist Women will meet Tuesday, November 12, in the Fellowship Hall. Please bring a Thank offering and a donation for the “Jelly Jar”.
The Robinson Memorial AME Zion church invites you to their annual Veteran Appreciation Day on Sunday, November 10, 2013. The message will be brought by Rev. Dr. James A. Snapp, Retired Army from Jones Memorial AME Zion Church, Greeneville, TN.
PRAYER REQUESTS: Phyllis Barr, Butch Baumgardner, Marvin Birchfield, Jalena Blair, Dorothy Brown, Phil Brown, Shane Butler, Mary Carrier, Dudley Casey, Lynn Casey, Kay Christian, Jennifer Coch, Betty Combs, Ruth Cox, Suzanne DeBusk, Kent Dennison, Rick Duncan, Jean Edmonds, Lance Fleenor, Andrew Finney, Body Fulford, Clarence Gravely, Bill and Linda Hamilton, Cody Haney, Curtis Harkleroad, Jim Hawk, Anthony Heltzel, Clay Hess, Imogene Hicks, Greg Hopkins, Cathy Jones, Hugh Kilgore, Randy Lambert, Palmer Keith, Hugh Kilgore, Chloe Littrell, Ann Mann, Riley Mathers, McCamey Family, Latisha Mullins, Misti, Zoe, & Andy O’Dell, Aaleyjah Rain Outterbridge, Mamie Payne, KayPhillips, Kamdyn Olivia Ross (T. J and Jessica Ross), Laura Ann Ryan, Cora Jane and Ellyson Rose Rydza, Doug Saul, Chastity Slater, Jean Smith, Jessica Sproles, Abigal Standifer, Leona Streng, Mary Sutherland and family, Jeff Thompson, Jean Vannoy, Marion Warden, Charles Weems (Nell Shepherd)