News and Announcements for the Week of July 13

The United Methodist Church is 40,000 congregations and 130 annual conferences all over the world.  Our annual conference, Holston, is about 900 churches in east Tennessee, southwest Virginia, and northern Georgia.

On Communion Sundays, usually the first Sunday of each month, we collect a special offering to share with our brothers and sisters at the Robinson Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church.  Claiming our oneness in Christ Jesus and to help bridge the racial divide in our culture and because of our shared Wesleyan heritage, we support that congregation with a gift of $100 per month.  During Communion, you can bring your offering forward.  You can make a check payable to Bluff City UMC and write “AME Zion” in the memo line.

Trustees will meet on Tuesday, July 15, at 6:30 pm in the Willing Worker’s classroom.  Team Members are:  Jack Hurlbert, Donnie Rader, Lenny Leonard, Elaine Good, Teresa Webb, Joe Kennedy, Earl Smith, Jane Riley, Dan Ronquillo,

Church Council meets at 4:00 pm, Sunday, July 20, in the Fellowship Hall.  Beverly Smith is our Church Council Chair.

Vacation Bible School begins today, July 13 at 6:00 PM.  We would like to see all adults and youth to show up for registration.  Along with registration, the kids will be marching in, doing the music for the week and then will break into age groups.  Please be there with open spirits and open hearts for the ones we can bring into Christian love.  This will work if we work as a team!!

Life Groups have launched!  There are currently three groups:  D3 Women’s Health group led by Samantha Gray and Jane Bellamy; Sisters of Strength Women’s group led by Jin Lane and Joan Williams; and a men’s group led by Mike Miller and Tony Lunden.  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.

The 3D Life Group, led by Samantha Gray and Jane Bellamy, will meet the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month at 5:30 pm in the Wesley Center.  The next meeting will be Wednesday, July 23.

The Sisters of Strength Life Group Meeting will be held the 3rd Thursday of each month in the Fellowship Hall from 11:00 AM—1:00 PM.  The next meeting will be July 17.

Men’s Breakfast and Life Group Meeting—Next meeting is Saturday, August 2, at 8:00 A.M. in the Fellowship Hall – All men are invited to a wonderful breakfast provided by our UMW Circle. A donation of $7.00 would be helpful to them for funding their many  ministries. Our meeting will include a time for getting to better know each other, a devotion, and planning for inward and outward mission projects. Please notify Tony Lundin or Mike Miller at least by Thursday, July 31,  if you plan to attend.

 

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