News and Announcements for the Week of August 10

Leadership and Vision Team meets Tuesday, August 19, at 6:30 pm in the Fellowship Hall. Team members are:  Mike Miller, Beverly Smith, Nancy Forrester, Judy Wright, Alicia Ronquillo, Samantha Gray, Kim Lundin, Jin Lane, Bobbie Warden, Tony Lundin, Jack Hurlbert, Dan Perry, Judy Finney, and Dan Gray.

Ministry and Missions Team meets Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 6:30 pm in the Willing Workers’ classroom.  Kim Lundin is our chair.  Team members are:  Joan Williams, Dan Gray, Scotty Burke, Tommy Forrester, Nancy Forrester, and Mike Miller.

2015 Budget requests are due in the church office by September 1, using the budget request form.  Ministry team chairs— please plan a budget meeting for your team in August.

The 3D Life Group, led by Samantha Gray and Jane Bellamy, meet s the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month at 5:30 pm in the Wesley Center.  The next meeting will be Wednesday, August 13.

The Sisters of Strength Life Group Meeting meets the 3rd Thursday of each month in the Fellowship Hall from 11:00 AM—1:00 PM.  The next meeting will be August 21.

Men’s Breakfast and Life Group Meeting—Next meeting is Saturday, September 6, 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, September 4,  if you plan to attend.

New Life Group for Singles and Couples.  We are starting a new Life Group!  Based on Acts 2 and modeled by the first Christians, Life Groups meet regularly to allow the group members a time of sharing a meal, fellowship, praying together, growing together, caring for one another, and serving together.  This new group is for male and female adults, as singles or as a couple.  We do not plan for the group to focus on couple or marriage or family issues, but want to begin a group that couples can be in together.  If there is enough interest, we could launch another group later that focuses on marriage and family issues.  But that is not this group.  This is open to any adult.  Pastor Dan and Samantha Gray will co-lead it the first year, with Dan and Lelia Perry also providing leadership.  Children are welcome to come and play with other children, but we will not have programming for them.  We expect the once per month gathering to last about 2 hours, including dinner.  At our first meeting on Tuesday, August 26 at 6:30 pm at the Gray’s home, we will consider whether the 4th Tuesday is the best date for the group, and whether to begin at 6:30 pm or earlier each time.  Hope you can join us!  Let Pastor Dan know if you can come pastordangray@gmail.com or 423-956-3524.

Dear Bluff City United Methodist,

The Lord is at work in our jails!  Thank you for your part in this ministry.  May God bless you,

Chaplain Kent
Good News Prison Ministry
Sullivan County

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