News and Announcements for the Week of April 20

The flowers on the alter today are placed in the memory of Eleanor Cowan by Harvey and Betsy Carrier.

Pastor Dan will be out of town this next week.  If an emergency arises, please call Mike Miller, (423) 538-8886.

30 Pieces of Silver.  During worship today, you are invited to bring the container of silver coins to the altar.  Your generosity will support the missions of our congregation.

For worshippers interested in renewing the promises they have made at their baptism, we invite you to participate today during the worship service in the Reaffirmation of the Baptismal Covenant.  If you have not received the sacrament of Baptism and are interested in doing so, please talk with Pastor Dan to arrange a time.

During our 11:00 am worship, we will be doing Prayers of the People differently.  Everyone is invited to write prayer celebrations or concerns on the back of the blue Connection Card and place it in the offering plate during the Offering.  Pastor Dan will retrieve the cards during our worship service and share the concerns aloud.  Please indicate clearly if you do not wish for a particular concern to be shared aloud.

Life Groups begin April 27!  Please see the bulletin insert for more info.

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

Jubilation 2014, Adult Ministry, April 27-29, Meadowview Resort & Conference Center, Kingsport, TN.  Theme: Purpose & Possibilities.  Keynote Speaker:  Missy Buchanan.  Worship Leader:  Dr. Randy Frye.  Music Leader:  John Powers.  Join us for Jubilation 2014 as we explore ways to live with purpose and possibility.  We will be inspired, entertained and challenged.  We will have lots of opportunities for fellowship and learning together.  You’ll come away refreshed, renewed and full of new purpose and possibilities.  Scholarships are available on request!

There will be an Youth Assembly registration meeting on Wednesday, April 23, at 6:45 p.m. in the Youth Room.  This is for youth interested in going to Assembly at Emory & Henry College in June.  In order to register, parents must be present

All students and children through the 6th Grade are invited to play the hand bells at the 11:00 service on April 27, 2014.  There will be a practice on Wednesday, April 22 at 6:45 PM.  They will be playing “In the Garden” right after children’s time, then they will go to children’s church as normal.

Inspiration 2014 Youth Event, Saturday, April 26, 3:30—9:00 PM at Fender’s Farm.  Ryan Wesley Smith will be the speaker, and there will be a musical concert by The Overflow.  Call (423) 435-2323 with any questions.

The Czech Missions Golf Tournament will be held Saturday, May 24 at Buffalo Valley golf Course,  All proceeds will go to support mission teams traveling to the Czech Republic and the English Speaking United Methodist Church in Prague.  Sponsors, players and volunteers are needed to make this event a success.  Learn more at

Annual conference will be held June 8-11 at Lake Junaluska, NC.  The mission offering for the 2014 session has been designated to support education in South Sudan.  The goal of the offereing is $175,000.  For more information, please visit

Robinson Memorial AME Zion Church will be hosting a Men’s Day Celebration, “Men of Valor, “ on Sunday, April 27 at 3:00 PM.  Pastor Dan will be bringing the message.  All are welcome to attend.


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