News and Announcements for the Week of May 3

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 our Youth are leading us, as we recognize their importance and significant role as the Church of today, and not simply as “our future.” We celebrate that they are members of Christ’s Church and have much to offer in advancing the ministry of Jesus to the world. We are reminded that Jesus called young people as His disciples, and they were used by God to change the world. We are grateful to our Youth and to their adult mentors, especially Dan Ronquillo , our Youth Ministries  coordinator. If you would like to give a special offering to support our youth ministries, make a check payable to our church and write “Youth Ministries” in the memo line.

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.

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  Please pray for this ministry.

The United Methodist Women will be going to “One Acre Café” in Johnson City for lunch on Tuesday, May 12.  If you wish to go, please meet in the church parking lot at 11:00 AM.  Anyone who is not a member of the Circle is welcome to go with us.  Please let Wilma Boy, Jin Lane or Joan Williams know so we will know how many will be going.


There will be a mock run of how the Soup Kitchen will run on Wednesday, May 6 at 6:00 PM in the Fellowship Hall. Please come and support the Soup Kitchen.





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