News and Announcements for the Week of December 8

PLEASE NOTE:  THE CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS PROGRAM has been rescheduled to Sunday, December 15 at 7:00 PM in the Wesley Center.  Refreshments will follow.

The Worship Committee ordered 35 poinsettias to decorate the Sanctuary and Wesley Center alters for Christmas.  You may now sign up and purchase a plant to honor or in memory of a loved one.   Please see Betty to purchase and sign up.  These flowers are available at $6.00 each on a first come/first serve basis.

The Bluff City Music Club invites you to their Christmas program today,  Sunday, December 8 at 2:00 pm in the sanctuary.  Our own Chris Neal will be in concert on the organ.  Refreshments will follow in the fellowship hall.

A February 2014 trip to the Holy Land is being organized by our Holston Conference’s Bishop Mary Virginia Taylor for spiritual growth of new elders, such as our Pastor Dan.  Pastors are encouraged to take their spouses along when possible.  We are blessed to have Dan as our Pastor and Samantha as a member of our congregation leading our growing youth ministry. Dan has worked extremely hard since he has been with us making contributions with his background that few pastors in Holston Conference would be able to do.  At a recent Church Council meeting, it was agreed that our congregation continue to support Dan and Samantha financially for this trip as much as possible.  Funds presently available to Dan and Samantha toward a total cost of $5,800, are $4,625 from the generosity of you, family, and friends as well as budget funds designated for Dan, and Conference support of $1,000.  This leaves a balance of $1,175.  You can make contributions toward the Holy Land trip by designating “Continuing Education for Pastor Dan.”

We wish to thank the church for paying 100% of your District Fair Share Apportionment for 2013! Your faithfulness to the connectional system allows us to support important ministries throughout our district.

Thank you for supporting the Johnson City District.
Betty Yeomans-Barton
Johnson City District UMC

PRAYER REQUESTS:  Phyllis Barr, Butch Baumgardner, Marvin Birchfield, Jalena Blair, Dorothy Brown, Phil Brown, Shane Butler, Mary Carrier, Family of Charlotte 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, Earl Pearce, Kay Phillips,  Kamdyn Olivia Ross (T. J and Jessica Ross),  Laura Ann Ryan, Cora Jane and Ellyson Rose Rydza, Doug Saul, Chastity Slater, Jean Smith, David Sparks, Jessica Sproles, Abigal Standifer, Leona Streng, Mary Sutherland and family, Jeff  Thompson, Jean Vannoy, Scottie Miller Wagner, Marion Warden, Charles Weems (Nell Shepherd)


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