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 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




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