News and Announcements for the Week of June 28

Please note a new order of worship in our Traditional Worship Service, with a new starting time of 10:55 am . Ushers , please note to bring the Offering forward to the Communion table after you have collected it, without waiting to the end of the Offertory; please bring the Offering forward even if the Offertory is special music or a solo. The Doxology has been moved to the beginning of the service.

The Peace of Christ is an act of reconciliation, love and blessing, based on the New Testament Christian practice (Romans 16:16; 1 Corinthians 16:20; 2 Corinthians 13:12; 1 Thessalonians 5:26; 1 Peter 5:14). It is not simply our peace but the peace of Christ that we offer. For example, one may clasp another’s hand and say, “The peace of Christ be with you,” and the other responds, “And also with you.” The Peace is not to be confused with the ritual of friendship or welcoming of guests. In Matthew 5:23-24, Jesus directs us to offer peace and reconciliation to one another before we give our offering.

Vacation Bible School begins TONIGHT and goes  through Wednesday, July 1 from 6:00 PM—8:30 PM.   Volunteers should arrive by 5:00 pm tonight to get schedules and rotations.  Registration is from 5:30—6:00.

One Acre Cafe in Johnson City, an ecumenical ministry begun by Gray United Methodist Church, is offering free lunch for children in June, July, and August.

You are invited to a closing campfire at Buffalo Mountain Camp and Retreat Center on Thursday, July 9 beginning at 7:00 pm.  The fire will be waiting on you at 6:00 PM if you want to come early and walk around the camp.  Expect to hear/share testimonies of how camp has changed the lives of thousands of campers in the past 66 years, sing songs around the fire, worship with Holy Communion once more, and listen as we toll the bell for the last time at this camp site.

The church has a cast iron claw-foot bathtub available for sale.  It is valued over $500.00.  If you would be interested in it, please  make an offer.  See Jack Hurlbert for more information.

Birthdays

1               Jillian Busby
10            Tim Harkleroad, Noah Taylor
12            Imogene Hicks, Earl Smith
13            Bret Finney
15            Carolyn Gravely, Brian Ronquillo, Samantha Gray
19          Josh Wright
20          Josh Franklin
21          Kyndra Samples
22            Mari Hicks (missionary)
29            Donnie Rader, Sr.
31          Nick Wright

Anniversaries 

10 Jerry and Betty Malone
16 Harvey and Betsy Carrier, Misti and Andy O’Dell
19  Bryan and Missy Byrd, Jimmy and Elaine Good
29 Lana and George Butler
31 Bill and Bobbie Warden

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