News and Announcements for the Week of October 12

Our Fellowship Dinner will be held Wednesday, October 15 at 6:00 PM in the Fellowship Hall.  This will be the Beans and Bluegrass Fundraiser for the Missions and Ministry team.  We will be hosting the Sullivan East High School Bluegrass Bands .  The Mission team needs help with beans, slaw, desserts and cornbread.  If you can help with any of these items, please see Kim Lundin so we can feed our guests and their parents.

Charge Conference is Sunday, Oct. 26, from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm at Elizabeth’s Chapel UMC. Charge Conference is our annual meeting of our church where officers are elected for the coming year. It also receives reports, reviews and evaluates the total mission and ministry of the congregation, and adopts objectives and goals recommended by the Church Council. It also recommends candidates for the ordained and diaconal ministry to the District Committee on Ordained Ministry or to the Conference Board of Diaconal Ministry. The district superintendent calls the meeting and presides over it. Anyone may attend the meeting. All members of the Church Council are members of the Charge Conference and expected to attend.

Church Council meets today, Oct. 12, at 6:00 pm in the Fellowship Hall. We will finalize our work in anticipation of Charge Conference, including approval of the 2015 budget.  Council members are:  Beverly Smith (Chair), Mike Miller, Nancy Forrester, Bobbie Warden, Betty Malone, Kim Lundin, Judy Wright, Alicia Ronquillo, Herman Carrier, Jin Lane, Lelia Perry, Samantha Gray, Judy Finney, Brian Ronquillo, Dan Ronquillo, Josh Hodges, Joan Williams, C. W. Fleenor, Jane Bellamy, Megan Burke, Tony Lundin, Jack Hurlbert, Elaine Good and Dan Gray.

APPLEBUTTER TIME AT BCUMCSaturday, October 18, 8:00 AM at the IKAN Farm (Ike & Andi Fleenor’s), 3478 Weaver Pike.  Jars, lids, rings, sugar, Splenda, donations and workers are needed.

Mobile Soup Kitchen Project.  If anyone is interested in helping with the mobile soup kitchen project, please see a Mission Team member.  We need soup cooks, deliverers, and monetary donations.  We will be feeding the hungry and providing nourishment for many  in our town who need a warm cup of soup and the love of God.

The Christmas Hope Tree.  The Ministry and Missions team are taking the names of children for our Christmas Hope Tree.  If you know of a child in need of some help at Christmas, please give their name and information to Kim Lundin so we can get them on “The Hope Tree” this season.

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