News and Events for September 27

Thanks for making Bluff City Heritage Days a success.  Thanks to all that helped with the events and activities.

Today 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 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.

Budget requests for 2016 are due in the church office by TODAY, Sunday, September 27. Budget requests should be submitted on the forms provided by the Finance Team. The forms can be submitted by email to

At our last 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.

Finance Team will meet at 6:30 pm on Monday, October 5, in the Fellowship Hall. Team members are: Tony Lundin (Chair), Nancy Forrester, Betty Malone, Elaine Good, Herman Carrier, Michael Forrester, Jack Hurlbert, Beverly Smith, Lelia Perry, and Dan Gray.

Thanks to Mike Miller, the Heritage Day Coordination Team, and all our volunteers for helping reach out to the community by our presence at Heritage Day.

Farmapalooza, our Johnson City district youth gathering, is TONIGHT, from 6:00 to 7:30 pm at a farm near Sulphur Springs.  An evening of fun, worship, communion, meeting other people, kickball, ultimate Frisbee, lawn games, and food!  Meet in the church parking lot at 5:00 pm.  Bring $3 for dinner and some extra $ for the Youth Service Fund offering.  We expect to return to the church around 8:30 pm.

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.

Children’s Sabbath, a celebration of children on Sunday, October 11, will be a combined worship service meeting at 10:30 am in our Sanctuary.  Sunday School will begin at 9:15 am.

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