News and Events for September 20

The Nicene Creed is the historic statement of belief of the Christian faith devised by the ecumenical Council of Nicaea, convened in 325 A.D. by the Roman Emperor Constantine in the city of Nicaea, located in what is now northwest Turkey. The Creed was revised in 381 by the Council of Constantinople. The Nicene Creed sets forth the key affirmations concerning the Christian faith and served as a guide in combating heretical or false teaching. Following the Apostles’ Creed, it is the second oldest ecumenical creed of the Christian faith.

Budget requests for 2016 are due in the church office by Sunday, September 27. Team leaders should meet with their team prior, establish ministry goals for 2016, and develop their budget request to support their ministry goals. Budget requests should be submitted on the forms provided by the Finance Team. The forms can be submitted by email to pastordangray@gmail.com .

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.

District Conference, Cokesbury JC, Sunday, September 27 at 3:00 PM.

soup-622737_640FYI—Wednesday Night meals are open to the entire church as well as children and youth.   Our meal this Wednesday will be Sloppy Joes, French fries, green beans, Salad and Dessert.  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.

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.

Nominations & Leadership Development Team will meet at 6:30 pm on Thursday, October 1, in the Willing Worker Classroom. Team members are:  Dan Gray, Joyce Fleenor, Herman Carrier, Lelia Perry, Beverly Smith, Carole Ann Miller, Judy Finney, Lana Butler, Nancy Forrester.

We are having a church outing on Thursday, September 24.  The Jeff Little Trio is holding  a free concert at Northeast State.  It is a fundraiser for scholarships in the Business Technologies division.  We will be taking the church van and will leave the parking lot at 6:30 pm.  The concert will begin at 7:00 in the Regional Center for the Performing Arts.  If you like bluegrass, you don’t want to miss the show.  For more information, contact Dan Perry.

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.

Staff Parish Relations Committee (SPRC), our personnel team, will meet at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, September 22, in the Willing Worker Classroom. Team members are: Michael Forrester (chair), Judy Finney, Kathy Hurlbert, Ike Fleenor, Linda Rader, Selena Lane, Jane Bellamy, Herman Carrier, Nancy Forrester, Lelia Perry, and Dan Gray.

Traditional Worship Planning Team will meet at 3:30 pm on Wednesday, Sept. 23, in the Willing Worker Classroom. Team members are : Kim Lundin, Jane Bellamy, Priscilla Keene, Betsy Carrier, Dan Perry, David Estep, and Dan Gray.

Trustees will meet at 6:30 pm on Thursday, Sept. 24, in the Willing Worker Classroom.  Team members are: Jack Hurlbert (Chair), Donnie Rader, Teresa Webb, Earl Smith, Jane Riley, Dan Ronquillo, Elaine Good, Bruce Stewart.

Nominations & Leadership Development Team will meet at 6:30 pm on Thursday, October 1, in the Willing Worker Classroom. Team members are:  Dan Gray, Joyce Fleenor, Herman Carrier, Lelia Perry, Beverly Smith, Carole Ann Miller, Judy Finney, Lana Butler, Nancy Forrester.

Next Sunday in worship we welcome representatives of the ETSU Wesley Foundation . It is our shared ministry with college students, and the presence of the United Methodist Church at ETSU. Countless lives have been changed because of this growing and vital ministry. Our supporting districts, Johnson City,  Morristown, and Kingsport are asking all the churches of the districts to take up a one day special offering next Sunday for the ETSU Wesley. $33,000 of our goal of $70,000 has already been raised. Make checks payable to Bluff City UMC and mark ETSU Wesley in the memo line.

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.

 

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