News and Announcements for the Week of April 26

PRAYER REQUESTS:  Phyllis Barr, Jane Bellamy, Dorothy Brown,  Mary Carrier, Betty Combs, Dash Cottingham, Paula Durham, Jean  Edmonds, Lance Fleenor, Irene Fox, Cody Haney, Randy Harmon, Imogene Hicks, Amanda Thompson Lane, Chloe Littrell,  Ann Mann, Nancy McGlamery, McCamey Family, C. A. Miller, Aaleyjah Rain  Outterbridge, Wendy Perry, James Ritchie, Laura Ann Ryan, Cora Jane and Ellyson Rose Rydza, Jean Smith, Melinda Tackett, Ric & Jane Taylor (missionaries in Kenya), Jean Vannoy, Marion Warden

Today in worship we celebrate our United Methodist ministry, Imagine No Malaria , and recognize World Malaria Day . The United Methodist Church — that is, us — is part of a bold coalition to eliminate malaria from the continent of Africa. The generous contributions from our congregation have joined those of United Methodists from around the world to proclaim God’s love and good news and relieve human suffering from a preventable disease. Together, we are making a significant difference , with more than 2,300,000 bed nets distributed, 4,600,000 lives impacted, 300 clinics maintained, and 11,600 health workers trained. For more info, visit imaginenomalaria.org. If you would like to continue to help change lives, you can give a special offering today by writing a check payable to “Bluff City UMC” and write “No Malaria” in the memo line.

Church Council meeting TODAY,  4:00 PM in the Fellowship Hall.  This is our regular quarterly meeting. All are welcome to come and voice opinions, though only Church Council members can vote. Members are:  Beverly Lane (Chair), Nancy Forrester, Lelia Perry, Bobbie Warden, Lydia Thompson, Alicia Ronquillo, Herman Carrier, Kim Lundin, Jin Lane, Samantha Gray, Wendy Finney, Brian Ronquillo, Dan Ronquillo, Josh Hodges, Melissa Perkins, Joan Williams, Tony Lundin, Jane Bellamy, April Hodges, Dan Perry, Betsy Carrier, Betty Malone Jack Hurlbert, Bret Finney, Elaine Good, Dan Gray.

Confirmation Mentors are Christian adults who encourage and support young people going through the Confirmation process. Perhaps a note of encouragement from time to time, a phone call, an ice cream outing, etc. If you are interested in being a Confirmation Mentor, please note your interest on the blue Connection Card or talk with Pastor Dan.

The Wednesday Fellowship Dinner on Wednesday, April 29, will be hosted by the Youth.

Vacation Bible School is fast approaching and committees need to be put into place very soon for planning purposes.  If you would like to volunteer to serve with this ministry, please contact Wendy Finney at  (423) 612-1076 or via email at wendylfinney@yahoo.com.  Please pray for this ministry.

May Birthdays and Anniversaries

Birthdays

4            Andrew Ream
6        Dianne Phelps
7        Pearl Carrier
8        Adam Stewart, Libby Adams, Shawn Stantz
9        Bill Durham, Gracie Wright
10        Camille Gray, Riley Mitchell
15         Keith Arnold
18        Deenia Graybeal
19        Dolores Williams
22       Betsy Carrier, Bill Parks
23       Melissa Perkins
24       Elsie Thompson
30       Tommy Forrester
31        Marti Bridgman

Anniversaries

4     Dan and Lelia Perry
17    Bruce and Billie Stewart
26    Mike and Carole Miller

 

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