News and Announcements for the Week of July 19

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.

An invitation to all of the Women of Bluff City United Methodist Church—Please join the Bluff City United Methodist Women for a Summer Salad Luncheon on Saturday, July 25th at 12:00 noon in the Fellowship Hall.  Bring your appetites and, if you desire, a tribute to a special person in your life.

The Sulphur Springs Camp Meeting is scheduled for August 2-5 in the camp shed at 1432 Gray Sulphur Springs Road, Jonesborough,  TN.  This year’s preacher is Reverend Dr. Darris Doyal with a them of “Body Work” for the camp meeting.  A mini concert will be held at 6:00 pm each evening with the kickoff concert featuring Loretta Bowers.  A youth Gathering will be held at 6:00 pm Sunday for music and worship.    Also at 6:00 pm Sunday is a special event for children ages 5-9 with pizza, Bible stories, singing, games, and more.  Camp meeting will begin each night with congregational singing led by Ramona Bird at 6:30 pm, followed by worship at 7:00 pm.  A nursery will be provided each night for ages infant through four.  An ice cream social will follow Monday night’s service.

New Keys—The doors to the church and to the Wesley Center have been rekeyed so your present key will not work.  If you need a key—and have not received a new one—please see Jack Hurlbert.

The Cowan House is for rent.  If you know of someone to recommend, please contact Jack Hurlbert, 538-9701.

The Wednesday Adult Faith Studies will not meet the remainder of July.  We will resume the meeting in August when the choir resumes practice.

Leadership & Vision Team meets Tuesday, July 21, at 6:30 pm in the Fellowship Hall.  Team members are:  Nancy Forrester, Lelia Perry, Bobbie Warden, Beverly Smith, Alicia Ronquillo,  Jin Lane, Samantha Gray, Kim Lundin, Dan Perry, Tony Lundin, and Jack Hurlbert.

The Holston Conference Foundation is accepting higher education scholarship applications through July 15 for the 2015-2016 academic year for United Methodist students affiliated with Holston Conference churches.  The Margaret Loving scholarships are directed towards students attending or are approved to attend Emory & Henry, Hiwassee and Tennessee Wesleyan.  Scholarships typically range from $500 to $3,000.  An application can be found at under the grants and scholarship information area.

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