News and Announcements for the Week of May 31

Today (Sunday) we welcome Pastor Eddy Sainvil to share the message about his Christian journey and ministry with orphans in Haiti. We celebrate Pastor Eddy’s response to the Biblical call to love and care for our neighbors: pure religion is “to take care of the widows and the orphans in their distress” (James 1:27). During our offering, we invite you to give a special offering to go toward the ministries and people that he serves. Please make a check payable to “Bluff City UMC” and write “Haiti Ministry” in the memo line.

Vacation Bible School will be held beginning Sunday, June 28 through Wednesday, July 1 from 6:00 PM—8:30 PM.   Volunteers are needed to make this a success.  Please see Wendy Finney if you would like to participate in this ministry.

Hands On Mission Project.  This year, our district churches will send school kits to Liberia.  This is a great project for individuals, families, or small groups.

School kits and the $5 shipping donation must be to the church office by 4:00 pm, Tuesday, June 2.  Make checks payable to Bluff City UMC.  Please see the bulletin insert for more info about the school kits.  You can also help by loading the transport truck at the District Office, beginning at 10:00 am on Thursday, June 4.

TODAY IS THE FIFTH SUNDAY!  At Holston Home for Children this is a day for rejoicing.  At this moment, children are being fed, nurtured, and given a safe place to grow.  Because of the generous offerings given by donors like you, children encounter hope for a better future.  You can help us continue in our mission to provide hope and healing to children and families struggling with life’s challenges.  Please give generously today and help us change lives for tomorrow.

Pastor Dan is on vacation through Monday, June 1.  Nancy Forrester, our Lay Leader, is our first contact during this time.

June Birthdays and Anniversaries

              Birthdays

1           Judy Finney
4           Mary Lundin
8           Gerald Church
18         Harold Leonard, Amanda Franklin
20         Luke Gray
21         Bobbie Warden
28        Ed Adams
29       Betty Carrier

Anniversaries

6  Charles and Dianne Phelps
7  Gerald Church/Grace Samples
25  Bret and Wendy Finney

 

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