News and Announcements for the Week of April 27

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 launch today!  Please use the blue Connection Card to sign up for one of the groups by listing in the “My Next Steps” section the names of group leaders for the group you are interested in, and place the card in the offering plate during worship.  If you have an idea for another type of Life Group not listed, please indicate it in that section on the Connection Card.  Please see the bulletin insert for more info.

D3 Life Group, a women’s health small group, begins today at 5:00 pm in the Wesley Center.  Contact Samantha Gray or Jane Bellamy for more information.

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!

All people, men and women, are invited to the Men’s Day Program today at 3:00 PM at Robinson Memorial AME Zion Church.  Pastor Dan will provide the message.  We hope that you will share in this special time of worship with our AME Zion brothers and sisters.

Calling all men – Life Group starting Saturday, May 3rd, 8:00 a.m. in Church Fellowship Hall. Our focus will be on relational connection, Bible study, prayer and inward and outward mission ministries. All of this is really about community. It isn’t just a nice option, it’s a need like food, water and shelter. The UMW Circle will be preparing breakfast to save us from the distractions at Pardners Restaurant and for a fund raiser for the important ministries that the women undertake. Please sign up today or contact either Tony Lundin or Mike Miller (team leaders), before May 1st, so we can give the ladies a count. Looking forward to seeing you !!!

SPRC meeting has been changed from April 29 to May 15, 6:30 PM in the Willing Worker Classroom.

May Birthdays and Anniversaries


  • 6 Dianne Phelps
  • 9 Libbey Adams, Adam Stewart
  • 12 Bill Durham, Gracie Wright
  • 14 Ivy Stewart
  • 18 Deenia Graybeal
  • 19 Dolores Williams
  • 22 Bill Phelps, Betsy Carrier, Bill Parks
  • 27 Elsie Thompson
  • 30 Tommy Forrester
  • 31 Bill Finney


  • 4 Dan and Lelia Perry
  • 17 Bruce and Billie Stewart
  • 26 Mike and Carole Miller


The Second Annual Bluegrass Concert benefitting the Bluff City Rescue Squad will be held May 3, 2014, 7 :00 PM, in Bluff City Elementary School Auditorium.  Headlining the concert will be Duty Free, a local bluegrass band whose  members include Hal Boyd, Bobby Love, Chad Love, and Charlie Powers.  Other bands will be Sapling Grove, Tyler Williams Band with Megan McKamey, Vickie and Tommy Austin and Daniel Salyer.  Tickets are $10.00 each and are available thru Betty Malone.

The Music Review class at Sullivan East High School will present “The Best of Broadway” Monday, April 28, and Thursday, May 1 at 7:00 PM in the Little Theatre at Sullivan East High School.  Donations will be taken at the door.

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 offering is $175,000.  For more information, please visit

Hands-On Mission Project for Zimbabwe—Food buckets  – Goal : 300

  • 1 bag sugar (4-5 lb)
  • 1 bag corn meal (4-5 lb)
  • 1 bag self-rising flour (4-5 lb)
  • 1 bag rice (2 lb)
  • 1 bag dried beans (2 lb)
  • 1 powdered  milk (10 oz or less)
  • 1 box old-fashioned oats (18 oz. or less) (NOT instant oatmeal packets)
  • 1 bottle cooking oil (48 oz or less)
  • 1 box Splenda/sucralose packets (50 ct. or less)

Pack all in NEW, FOOD GRADE, 5-gallon bucket with lid. (Lowe’s ) Please DO NOT seal lids. Include $5.00 donation for packing and shipping—DO NOT PUT IN BUCKET Church Treasurer will write one check to cover all buckets.

Have buckets completed and in Library by Sunday, May 25.


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