News and Announcements for the Week of January 19

Human Relations Sunday is one of six Special Sundays celebrated by The United Methodist Church that includes a missional emphasis and an offering for specific purposes approved by General Conference. The emphasis on this day is community development, youth development, and restorative justice; and the special offering collected supports church- and community-based ministries that engage such purposes. The proximity to the Martin Luther King, Jr.,  holiday is intentional — to help communities live out the dream that all people of every race and nation may embrace and be judged not on “the color of their skin, but the content of their character.”  To contribute to these justice and mercy ministries, place a check in the offering plate with “Human Relations Sunday” marked on the memo line or place cash in an envelope marked “Human Relations Sunday.”

Leadership Training, TODAY, 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm in the Fellowship Hall.  All ministry team leaders and committee chairs are asked to be present for this once-a-year training.  We will cover some basics of servant leadership, leading a meeting, setting goals, working with the budget, communications, and our church organization.

The Staff-Parish Relations Committee (SPRC) will meet Tuesday, Jan. 21 at 6:30 pm in the Willing Worker Classroom.  Team members include: Alicia Ronquillo, Frosty Sweet, Herman Carrier, Kathy Hurlbert, Ike Fleenor, Bobby Thompson, Linda Rader, Michael Forrester, Mike Miller and Nancy Forrester.  Judy Finney is our SPRC Chair this year.

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

You are invited to a Baby Shower for Amanda Franklin on Sunday, February 2, from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM in the Fellowship Hall.

The Circle of Faith will be having a Valentine Banquet on Saturday, February 15, at 6:30 PM in the Fellowship Hall.  This is one of their fundraisers for the year so please support this effort. Menu will be Ham, Turkey, Green Beans, Mashed Potatoes, Cole Slaw and Dessert.  Child Care will be provided.  There will also be entertainment.  Tickets are $10.00 per person.  See a Circle of Faith Member for tickets.

There will be a Johnson City District Day of Discipleship on Sunday, February 16 from 2:30—4:00 PM, at Wesley Memorial UMC, 225 Princeton Road, Johnson City, TN.  Workshops will include: Inspiring Worship, Equipping Laity, Let’s Do More For Children, Sticking with Youth, Tips for Lay Leaders, Staff/Pastor Parish Relations.  Each attendee may choose one of the above workshops to attend.  There is no cost, but pre-registration is requested.  Registration forms are in the office.  Registration deadline is Wednesday, February 12.  Childcare will be provided for infants through age four by reservation only.  Deadline for childcare reservation is Friday, February 7.  In the event of inclement weather, this event will be postponed until Sunday, February 23.  Notice of postponement will be posted at and on the office voice  mail at 423-926-7533.

Trustees Meeting— Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at 6:30 PM in the Willing Workers Classroom.  Trustees are:  Jack Hurlbert, Lenny Leonard, Elaine Good, Teresa Webb, Joe Kennedy, Earl Smith, Jane Riley, Donnie Rader, Dan Ronquillo.

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, Kay Courter, Ruth Cox, Jim Davis, Suzanne DeBusk,  Kent Dennison,  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, Family of Lesa Jenkins, Cathy Jones, Hugh Kilgore, Randy Lambert, Palmer Keith, Hugh Kilgore, Amanda Thompson Lane, Chloe Littrell,  Ann Mann, Riley Mathers, McCamey Family, Latisha  Mullins, Misti, Zoe, & Andy O’Dell,  Aaleyjah Rain  Outterbridge, 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,  Jeff Thompson, Jean Vannoy, Marion Warden


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