News and Announcements for the Week of February 23

We welcome Rev. Irving Greene as our preacher today.  He is pastor of Robinson Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church in Bluff City.  We are delighted to share worship this morning with our sisters and brothers from Robinson Memorial.  We celebrate our unity in Jesus Christ, our Wesleyan heritage, our Methodist traditions, and February as Black History Month.  For more information on the A.M.E. Zion Church, visit their website at http://www.amez.org.  During our offering time, we will collect a special offering for the Robinson church; you can makes checks payable to “Bluff City UMC” and write “Robinson AMEZ” in the memo line.

Audio/Visuals (CDs, DVDs), have been moved from the library to boxes in the  movie room upstairs.  Teachers/Leaders may browse and take to their classroom anything they find  useful.

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

The keys to the Church and to the Wesley Center that used to be kept at the Cowan House are now at Betty Malone’s house.  If you need a key to get into either the church or the Wesley Center, please call Betty at (423) 538-6434 or (423) 646-3082 and she will get them to you.  Please give her plenty of notice.

UM Men Breakfast Meeting—Saturday March 1st – Calling all UM Men for an 8:00 A.M. breakfast get together at Pardner’s Restaurant

Roundtable on Czech Missions, Sunday, March 2, 3:00 PM at Munsey Memorial UMC.  Anyone interested in Czech Missions should attend to discuss the future.

Lay Servant Training, Saturday, March 8, 7:45 am—4:00 pm at Cherokee UMC.

Evangelism Conference March 14-15, 2014 at Cokesbury UMC, Knoxville.  Speaker: Jorge Acevedo.  Go to http://www.EvengelismConference.Holston.org for more information.

At the February 16 Church Council meeting, the Council approved pursuing purchase of the neighboring Cowan property, 476 Cedar St., Bluff City.  We will have a church-wide meeting as a called Church Conference on March 16 at 1:30 pm in the Fellowship Hall to consider purchase of the property; financing options available including the possibility of a mortgage of existing church property; and your thoughts about the best use of the property.  All professing members of our church who are present may vote.  The Church Conference will follow a Luncheon sponsored by our youth as a fundraiser — hope you will be there to support them!

The Church Council also approved removal of the trophy case in the Christian Life Center.  Anyone interested in the trophies is welcome to take them.  The trophies are currently in the Fellowship Hall.

Previous Church Council action approved a memorial gift policy which provides that a memorial gift may be designated by the donor to a particular designated fund; and that any undesignated memorial gift will go into our General Fund to support our budgeted ministries.

Pastor Dan and Samantha will depart for the Holy Land tour on Tues., Feb. 25 and return on Fri., March 7.  They are so grateful for this opportunity to see the places Jesus walked, and look forward to sharing with you about their trip when they return.  In case of emergency, contact our Lay Leader Mike Miller at 423-538-8886.  If pastoral care is needed, you can contact Rev. Tom Reed at Elizabeth Chapel UMC at 423-538-6311.

 

News and Announcements for the Week of February 16

We celebrate Scouting Ministries Sunday today in worship 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.

Church Council meets TODAY at 5:00 pm in the Fellowship Hall.  Among other issues, we will consider possible purchase of the Cowan property; and possible sale of the parsonage.  As always, all are welcome, but voting is limited to Council members.  Beverly Smith is our Chair.  Council members include: Mike Miller, Nancy Forrester, Bobbie Warden, Judy Wright, Herman Carrier, Kim Lundin, Jin Lane, Lelia Perry, Judy Finney, Brian Ronquillo, Samantha Gray, Josh Hodges, Joan Williams, C. W. Fleenor, Jane Bellamy, Megan Burke, Dan Perry, Jane Riley, Tony Lundin, Betty Malone,  Norman Sproles, Dan Ronquillo, Elaine Good, Dan Gray

Witness Team, previously called the Evangelism Team, meets Monday, Feb. 17, at 6:30 pm in the Fellowship Hall.  All are welcome to come!  Bobbie Warden is the chair of the team.

Ministry & Missions Team meets Tuesday, Feb. 18, at 7:00 pm in the Willing Worker Classroom.  All are welcome to come!  Kim Lundin is the chair of the team.

Life Group meets at Jin Lane’s home on Thurs., Feb. 20 at 6:30 pm.

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

The keys to the Church and to the Wesley Center that used to be kept at the Cowan House are now at Betty Malone’s house.  If you need a key to get into either the church or the Wesley Center, please call Betty at (423) 538-6434 or (423) 646-3082 and she will get them to you.  Please give her plenty of notice.

Roundtable on Czech Missions, Sunday, March 2, 3:00 PM at Munsey Memorial UMC.  Anyone interested in Czech Missions should attend to discuss the future.

Lay Servant Training, Saturday, March 8, 7:45 am—4:00 pm at Cherokee UMC.

Evangelism Conference March 14-15, 2014 at Cokesbury UMC, Knoxville.  Speaker: Jorge Acevedo.  Go to http://www.EvengelismConference.Holston.org for more information.

Church Family, Thank you for the food, calls, visits, and for all the prayers during my surgery and recovery.

Bill Durham

We would like to thank everyone that planned and came in support of our baby shower.  We are so thankful for your kind words and excitement for the arrival of our precious bundle of joy.  We are so lucky to have such a wonderful and loving church family.  Thank you again and God bless!

Amanda and Josh Franklin

I’d like to thank the preacher for letting us use the church and for the visit and prayers.  I’d like to thank everyone that visited and prayed with us and my mom.  I’d like to thank all that came and supported us at her funeral service, and that prepared a nice meal for my fanily and I afterwards.  All of you have been so wonderful during our dark  moment.  We still have a hard road ahead of us, so please continue to keep my family and I in prayer for strength.  Thank you all again so much for you’ve done.

Terra Courter Wood and Family

We hope you have noticed the new signs around our buildings, which are part of our Hospitality – Inward, Outward & Upward campaign to become a more welcoming congregation.  As part of this effort, our Church Council decided to rename the Education Building to Christian Life Center.  We think this new name sounds more inviting and better represents a more holistic approach to spiritual growth, i.e., that growth toward spiritual maturity is broader than education. Thanks to our Sign Team, Hospitality Team, and Trustees, and especially Jack Hurlbert for their work on this project!  And thanks to all who have contributed financially to our campaign.  Our next phase of the Hospitality campaign is to place new flooring in the Wesley Center and part of the Christian Life Center near the office.  Please consider your contributions to helping us improve our facilities to become a more welcoming congregation.  You can make a check payable to the church and mark “Hospitality Campaign” in the memo line.

The Johnson City District Day of Discipleship Training will be held this afternoon from 2:30-4:00 PM at Wesley Memorial UMC, 225 Princeton Road, Johnson City, TN.  Childcare will be provided for infants through age four by reservation only.  In the event of inclement weather, this event will be postponed until Sunday, February 23.

 

 

 

 

News and Announcements for the Week of February 9

Leadership & Vision Team meets Thursday, Feb. 13, at 6:30 pm in the Fellowship Hall.  This team is composed of the core leadership of the church, tasked with visioning.  The team is co-chaired by Pastor Dan and our Lay Leader Mike Miller.  This particular meeting will focus on vision and long range plans for our congregation — i.e., what is our preferred future for the next several years.  Team members include: Nancy Forrester, Bobbie Warden, Beverly Smith, Judy Wright, Jin Lane, Tony Lundin, Dan Perry, Jack Hurlbert, Judy Finney

Witness Team, previously called the Evangelism Team, meets Monday, Feb. 17, at 6:30 pm in the Fellowship Hall.  All are welcome to come!  Bobbie Warden is the chair of the team.

Ministry & Missions Team meets Tuesday, Feb. 18, at 7:00 pm in the Willing Worker Classroom.  All are welcome to come!  Kim Lundin is the chair of the team.

Life Group meets at Jin Lane’s home on Thurs., Feb. 20 at 6:30 pm.

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

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 come out, have a good time and support the Circle in their many projects. Menu will be Ham, Turkey, Green Beans, Mashed Potatoes, Cole Slaw and Dessert.  Child Care will be provided by the youth for a donation.  There will also be entertainment.  Tickets are $10.00 per person.  See a Circle of Faith Member for tickets.

The Children’s Ministry Team will meet today, from 2:00—3:00 pm in the Willing Workers Classroom.  Members include:  Jane Bellamy, Paula Durham, Carole Ann Miller, Misti O’Dell, Lana Butler, Joan Williams, and Deenia Graybeal. Judy Finney is our 2014 chair of the Children’s Ministry Team.

The keys to the Church and to the Wesley Center that used to be kept at the Cowan House are now at Betty Malone’s house.  If you need a key to get into either the church or the Wesley Center, please call Betty at (423) 538-6434 or (423) 646-3082 and she will get them to you.  Please give her plenty of notice.

There will be a Johnson City District Day of Discipleship Training 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 http://jcdistrict.org and on the office voice  mail at 423-926-7533.

We hope you have noticed the new signs around our buildings, which are part of our Hospitality – Inward, Outward & Upward campaign to become a more welcoming congregation.  As part of this effort, our Church Council decided to rename the Education Building to Christian Life Center.  We think this new name sounds more inviting and better represents a more holistic approach to spiritual growth, i.e., that growth toward spiritual maturity is broader than education. Thanks to our Sign Team, Hospitality Team, and Trustees, and especially Jack Hurlbert for their work on this project!  And thanks to all who have contributed financially to our campaign.  Our next phase of the Hospitality campaign is to place new flooring in the Wesley Center and part of the Christian Life Center near the office.  Please consider your contributions to helping us improve our facilities to become a more welcoming congregation.  You can make a check payable to the church and mark “Hospitality Campaign” in the memo line.

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, Family of Kay Courter, Ruth Cox, , 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, Cathy Jones, Palmer Keith, Hugh Kilgore, Randy Lambert, 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

 

 

 

News and Announcements for the Week of February 2

Sunday, February 9, 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.

You are invited to a Baby Shower for Amanda Franklin this afternoon (Sunday Feb. 2) from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM in the Fellowship Hall.

There will be a Called Church Council Meeting on Wednesday, February 5, at 6:00 PM in the Sanctuary.  The purpose of this meeting will be to discus the purchase of a copier.

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

Endowment Team meets Thursday, Feb. 6, at 6:30 pm in the Willing Worker Classroom.  Endowment Team members include: Tony Lundin, Betty Malone, Jack Hurlbert, Beverly Lane, Dan Gray, Mike Miller, and Nancy Forrester.  We expect this to be a short meeting to select a chair.

Finance Team meets Thursday, Feb. 6, at 7:00 pm in the Willing Worker Classroom.  Finance Team members include: Nancy Forrester, Beverly Smith, Judy Finney, Nick Wright, Mike Miller, Betty Malone, Elaine Good, Cyndy Sweet, Bill Phelps.  Tony Lundin is our Finance Chair this year.

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 come out, have a good time and support the Circle in their many projects. 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.

The Congregational Care Team will meet Tuesday, February 4, at 1:30 P.M. in the Willing Workers Classroom.  Members include: Joan Williams, Bobbie Warden, Elaine Good, Delores Williams, Billie Stewart, Elsie Thompson, Mildred McClellan, Beverly Smith, Mike Miller,and Dan Gray.  Jin Lane is our Congregational Chair this year.

The Children’s Ministry Team will meet Sunday, February 9, from 2:00—3:00 pm in the Willing Workers Classroom.  Members include:  Jane Bellamy, Paul Durham, Carole Ann Miller, Misti O’Dell, Lana Butler, Joan Williams, and Deenia Graybeal. Judy Finney is our 2014 chair of the Children’s Ministry Team.

There will be a Johnson City District Day of Discipleship Training 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 http://jcdistrict.org and on the office voice  mail at 423-926-7533.

We hope you have noticed the new signs around our buildings, which are part of our Hospitality – Inward, Outward & Upward campaign to become a more welcoming congregation.  As part of this effort, our Church Council decided to rename the Education Building to Christian Life Center.  We think this new name sounds more inviting and better represents a more holistic approach to spiritual growth, i.e., that growth toward spiritual maturity is broader than education.  Thanks to our Sign Team, Hospitality Team, and Trustees, and especially Jack Hurlbert for their work on this project!  And thanks to all who have contributed financially to our campaign.  Our next phase of the Hospitality campaign is to place new flooring in the Wesley Center and part of the Christian Life Center near the office.  Please consider your contributions to helping us improve our facilities to become a more welcoming congregation.  You can make a check payable to the church and mark “Hospitality Campaign” in the memo line.

 

 

 

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