News and Announcements for the Week of February 1

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.

Our second Sunday of each month is Invite A Friend Sunday.  We would like each person who regularly attends worship to be praying specifically for someone and to invite them to come to worship that Sunday.  Of course, you can invite a friend to come any time, but we hope you will make a special effort for Invite A Friend Sundays.

The Evangelism Witness Team will meet Tuesday. February 3, at 2:00 PM in the Willing Workers Classroom.  Team members are:  Bobbie Warden (Chair), Mike Miller, Dan Gray, Herman Carrier, Joan Williams, Jin Lane, Carole Miller.

Church Council meets Sunday, Feb. 8, 4:30 pm, in the Fellowship Hall. Church Council members are: Beverly Smith (chair), Betty Malone, Nancy Forrester, Lelia Perry, Bobbie Warden, Lydia Thompson, Alicia Ronquillo, Herman Carrier, Kim Lundin, Jin Lane, Samantha Gray, Wendy Finney, Brian Ronqillo, Dan Ronquillo, Josh Hodges, Wilma Boy, Jane Bellamy, April Hodges, Dan Perry, Betsy Carrier, Jack Hurlbert, Joan Williams.

You Asked For It training event, Sunday, Feb. 8, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm. In response to the sessions we had at Charge Conference in the fall, our Johnson City district has developed this training, with workshops in the areas of worship, young adult ministries, and missions and more trainings are to come on other matters later in the year. The event is free but please do register by Feb. 2. Childcare is available. We can take the church van if you are interested in going. Please let Pastor Dan know if you would like to ride the van.

Also, please note the following district trainings for administrative team members: – SPR Committees. Sunday, February 15, 2:00 – 3:00 pm. Munsey Memorial UMC – Trustees. Sunday, February 22, 2:00 – 3:00 pm. Munsey Memorial UMC – Finance Committees and Treasurers. Sunday, March 1, 2:00 – 3:00 pm. Munsey Memorial UMC.

We have been advised that there were some recent thefts from vehicles parked at Piney Flats UMC on Sunday morning during church. Please be sure to lock your vehicles.

February Birthdays and Anniversaries

Birthdays

5           Bobby Thompson, Dee Anderson
6           Mary Carrier
8           Debbie McClelland
9           Matthew Durham
10         Joyce Fleenor, Wendy Finney
11          Jane Riley, Kylie Stantz
14         Brooklyn Faught
16         Andrew Hodges
20        Harvey Carrier
23        Benjamin Jones
24        Lloyd Williams
25        Laura Ann Ryan
28        Michael Forrester, C.P. Lane, Zoey Gilliam

Anniversaries

28        Lloyd and Dolores Williams

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