News and Events for September 13

Leadership & Vision Team will have future meetings on the third Tuesday of each month at 6:30 pm, beginning September 15. Team members are:  Nancy Forrester, Lelia Perry, Bobbie Warden, Beverly Smith, Alicia Ronquillo, Jin Lane, Samantha Gray, Kim Lundin, Dan Perry, Tony Lundin, Jack Hurlbert and Dan Gray.

Our Johnson City District is accepting nominations for At Large Lay Members to the Holston Annual Conference , which will be June 5-8, 2016 at Lake Junaluska, NC. Nominations forms are due to the district office by Monday, Sept. 14. For more info, see Pastor Dan.

At this past Annual Conference, our delegates pledged that we would encourage each church member to give 10 hours of service this year to children in poverty in our community. We hope that you are working toward that goal, and will encourage that in your Sunday School, Life Group, UMM, UMW, Circle of Faith, youth ministries, children’s ministries, etc.

VACATION:

Pastor Dan is on vacation from September 8 to 14.  Nancy Forrester, our Lay Leader, can be reached at 423-538-6379.

Betty will be out of the office Tuesday, September 22—Thursday, Sept 24Volunteers are needed to cover her desk these three days from the hours of 1:00—4:00 pm.  If you can work one of these days, please let her know by Sunday, September 13.

Hope Haven Ministries, Inc. is a Christian interdenominational, non-profit ministry in Kingsport that reaches out to homeless men, women and children who may be impoverished economically, educationally, emotionally and/or spiritually.  It offers emergency shelter – safe, clean, temporary housing for those in distress.  To learn more about Hope Haven Ministries, visit www.hopehavenkpt.org.  You can support this ministry through AmazonSmile, in which a portion of your shopping proceeds on Amazon.com is given to charities.  http://smile.amazon.com/ch/58-1611140

September 27th is an important day for the ETSU Wesley Foundation  For over 50 years the Wesley Foundation at East Tennessee State University has offered Christ to college students.  Now we want to change more lives and we need your help.  Our supporting districts, Johnson City, Morristown, and Kingsport are asking all the churches of the districts to take up a one day special offering for the ETSU Wesley.  Significant building renovations are needed for ETSU Wesley to move forward with future programing.  $33,000 of the $70,000 goal has already been raised.  With your help we can go over the top.  ETSU Wesley is the presence of the United Methodist Church at ETSU.  Countless lives have been changed because of this growing and vital ministry.  On September 27th you will have the opportunity to give.  A bulletin insert and envelope will be provided for you that day.  When you give you are changing lives and investing in future generations of the church.  We thank God for you.

The Senior Adult Gathering will be held Thursday, September 17, 2015, 10:00 am at Edgefield UMC, Piney Flats.  Worship leader will be Rev. Joey Manis. Registration is due by September 10.  Please see flyer on bulletin board for more information.

Johnson City District Lay Servant Training at Cokesbury JC (formerly Cherokee) will be on Saturday, November 7, 2015 from 8:30  a.m.—4:30 p.m.  Registration fee is $25.00 and needs to be returned by Wednesday, October 28.  Please see office for more information.

hotdog-42015_640Wednesday Night meals are open to the entire church as well as children and youth.   Our meal this Wednesday will be Hot Dogs, potato salad, baked beans, cold slaw, dessert and drinks.  Donations are needed to supply the kitchen as well as to continue feeding our youth and children.  All funds for the kitchen is by donation only.

 

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