News and Announcements for the Week of January 11

The Staff-Parish Relations Committee (SPRC) will meet TODAY at 4:00 PMin the Willing Worker Classroom.  Team members are:  Bobby Thompson (Chair), Judy Finney, Kathy Hurlbert, Ike Fleenor, Linda Rader, Michael Forrester, Selena Lane, Jane Bellamy, Herman Carrier , Nancy Forrester, and Lelia Perry.

Leadership Training, Sunday, January 18, 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM in the Fellowship Hall.  All ministry team leaders and committee chairs are asked to be present for this once-a-year training.  We will cover some basics of leadership, leading a meeting, setting goals, working with the budget, communications, and our church organization.  We will have a Leadership Dedication in our worship services on January 18.

Dear Bluff City UMC, Thank you for your donation to Family Promise of Greater Johnson City earlier this year.  Your gift is a true blessing to us, and we are very grateful.  Thanks again for your support,


Robert J. Hall
Executive Director
Family Promise of Greater Johnson City

Leadership and Vision Team meets Tuesday, January 20, from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm in the Fellowship Hall.

Our  youth group will attend the Resurrection Youth Retreat in Gatlinburg from January 23-25.  Please pray for our young people, their leaders and the experience they will have.  As we offer financial assistance to youth in need for this event and others, we invite you to give a special offering to support our youth ministries.  Please make a check payable to the church and write “Youth Ministries” in the memo line.

Thank you to all who have given their Church Ministry Budget Pledge Cards for 2015!  Thank you for prayerfully considering what offering you will make to God through our church.  Your gifts are an act of worship and a participation in the ministries of God through us.  Our prayer is that you will find greater contentment and simplicity in your life as you put God first in your giving and your living.  May we all experience the joy that comes from knowing that our gifts honor God and change lives.  If you have not turned in your pledge, you may still turn it in to the church office.

The District Strategic Planning Team is planning a series of events designed around the feedback provided to them during the recent Charge Conference gathering.   The first event (Event I) will be held Sunday, February 8 from 2:00—3:00 pm at Wesley Memorial UMC.  More information will follow.

January Birthdays and Anniversaries


5            Beverly Parkulo
6            Carrie Metcalf, Betty Malone, Ryan Franklin
12          Wendi Warden Johnson
13           Anna Armstrong
18          Lance Fleenor
19          Freddie Leonard
23          Jean Smith
25          Cyndy Sweet, Jean Vannoy
29          Dan Ronquillo
30          Elaine Good


No January anniversaries


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