News and Announcements for the Week of February 15

We welcome Rev. Irving Greene as our preacher today. He is pastor of Robinson Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church in Bluff City. We are delighted to share worship this morning with our sisters and brothers from Robinson Memorial. We celebrate our unity in Jesus Christ, our Wesleyan heritage, our Methodist traditions, and February as Black History Month. For more information on the A.M.E. Zion Church, visit their website at During our offering time, we will collect a special offering for the Robinson church; you can makes checks payable to “Bluff City UMC” and write “Robinson AMEZ” in the memo line.

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.

The Circle of Faith will be sponsoring a Pancake Supper on  Shrove Tuesday, February 17 at 6:00 PM in the Fellowship Hall. This is a fundraiser for the circle and we appreciate any and all donations.

Leadership & Vision Team meets Tuesday, Feb. 17, at 7:00 pm, for an extended session.  Please note that we are not meeting at our regular time of 6:30 pm, to accommodate the Shrove Tuesday dinner at 6:00 pm. Team members are:  Dan Gray, Nancy Forrester, Lelia Perry, Bobbie Warden, Beverly Smith, Ludia Thompson, Alicia Ronquillo, Jin Lane, Samantha Gray, Kim Lundin, Dan Perry, Tony Lundin, Jack Hurlbert, and Bobby Thompson.

Ash Wednesday is Wednesday, February 18 . In lieu of our adult, youth and children’s programs, we will have a special Taize-style worship service at 7:00 pm in the Sanctuary. It is a beautiful service that we hope you will attend and bring someone. No meal will be served.

Scouting Ministry Sunday will be Sunday, February 22.  They will be having a chili fundraiser after the 11:00 service in the Fellowship Hall.

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.

Melissia Perkins has been approved by Church Council as our Young Adult Ministries Chair . Please remember her in your prayers as she helps lead our church in ministering to young adults.

Pastor Dan will be on vacation from Feb. 19-25. Nancy Forrester, our Lay Leader, is our first contact if there is a ministry need. You can reach her at 423-538-6379.

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