News and Announcements for the Week of November 23

Our capital campaign The Door Beyond is underway to help purchase the Cowan  property so we can expand our ministries in our community. We are asking that  everyone in the congregation give first to our Church Ministry Budget to honor the  Biblical expectation of the tithe (10% of your income) and generosity. Giving to The Door Beyond capital campaign should be over and above your giving toward your tithe. This capital campaign invites us to honor God with a deeper level of generous and  sacrificial giving. We do not expect equal amounts of giving from each person, but do invite everyone to equal sacrifice.  During worship today, you will be invited to bring your commitment cards for the Church Ministry Budget stewardship campaign and for the Door Beyond capital campaign. Please pray for our congregation as we seek to honor God with our ministries.

There will be a Celebration /Thanksgiving Luncheon TODAY Sunday, November 23 after the 11:00 service in the Fellowship Hall.  Please join us in giving Thanks..

Contemporary Worship Planning Team meets TODAY at 5:00 pm in the Wesley Center.

Community Thanksgiving Service, 7:00 pm, Wed., Nov. 26, in our Sanctuary. We hope you will join us as we give thanks to God with our friends from First Christian, First Baptist, and Bluff City Baptist churches, and people from throughout our  community. We will receive a special offering for the Community Aid Fund, that our congregation supports with the other three congregations. Community Aid is our  combined ministry to aid families in crisis by helping pay, e.g., their utilities. This community worship service will be in lieu of our regular Wednesday night programs. Invite your friends to come!

The church office will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 27. Hope you have a great day of giving thanks to God!

The United Methodist Women will be meeting Tuesday, December 11, at 2:00 pm.   Please bring your World Thank Offering boxes.

Called District Conference about sale of Buffalo Mountain Camp TODAY, Sunday, Nov.  23 at 4:00 PM at Gray UMC.

BAKE SALE— The children of the church will be having a bake sale before and after each service TODAY,  Sunday, November 23.  They will be set up at the Wesley Center and the main entrance to the Sanctuary.  All proceeds will benefit the Door Beyond Campaign.

Bluff City Music Club presents “Melodies of the Christmas Season,” 3:00 p.m., Sunday, December 7, at Elizabeth Chapel United Methodist Church.  The program of holiday  music features Chris Neal and other local musicians.

Decorating for Advent and Christmas. Please join us Saturday, Nov. 29, at 9:00 am as we decorate the Wesley Center, Sanctuary, Fellowship Hall, and other spaces for Advent and Christmas.

Cluster will  meet at Bluff City UMC on Sunday, November 30.  Refreshments will be served afterwards in the Fellowship Hall.  Please bring your favorite finger food to share.



3           Danny Ronquillo
12         Neal Hicks (missionary)
17         Donnie Rader, Jr., Mark Wright
19         Dan Perry, Jr.
23        Pam Ryan, Josh Hodges
25        Tom Millhorn
26        Linda Rader
31         Scott McClelland, Frosty Sweet


7      Bill and Joyce Durham
21     Donnie and Linda Rader


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