News and Events for November 8

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.

Thank you so much for your wonderful words and deeds to express Pastor Appreciation.  The luncheon was a great (and delicious!) way to celebrate our shared journey. Your words have been so kind and affirming. Your gifts have been incredibly generous. I am honored to serve with you. Thank you! Pastor Dan

Staff-Parish Relations Committee (SPRC) will meet on Sunday, Nov. 8, at 6:00 pm in the Willing Worker Classroom. Team members are: Michael Forrester (chair), Kathy Hurlbert, Ike Fleenor, Linda Rader, Selena Lane, Jane Bellamy, Herman Carrier, Nancy Forrester

Rockhold Food Pantry will be giving away turkeys for Thanksgiving this month on November 21st.  Bluff City UMC is a support church for this important ministry.  Please remember to bring canned goods and/or monetary donations to church Sunday, November 15th.  If you donate by check, please note “Rockhold Food Pantry” on the memo line.

Charge Conference is Sunday, Nov. 8, at 3:00 pm at Cokesbury Church – Johnson City (formerly known as Cherokee UMC). The address is 2615 S Roan St, Johnson City, TN 37601, the location of the district office. All members of Church Council should plan to attend. Church Council and Charge Conference members are: Nancy Forrester, Betty Malone, Tony Lundin, Lelia Perry, Bobbie Warden,  Alicia Ronquillo, Herman Carrier, Kim Lundin, Jin Lane, Samantha Gray, Wendy Finney, Brian Ronquillo, Dan Ronquillo, Josh Hodges, Melissa Perkins, Wilma Boy, Jane Bellamy, April Hodges, Dan Perry, Betsy Carrier, Jack Hurlbert, Joan Williams, Bret Finney, Elaine Good, Dan Gray.

Our district churches are combining for their charge conferences on each Sunday between Oct. 25 and Nov. 15. Each one will offer a training that would be good for our church people to attend. Perhaps you can attend one or more of these trainings:

  • Sun., Nov. 8, 3:00 pm. This Sunday is when we have our charge conference. The training is by the Cokesbury Church people concerning how they show hospitality to guests from the time someone arrives in their parking lot to the end of the worship service. At Cokesbury Church-Johnson City, which is in the building of the former Cherokee UMC.
  • Sun., Nov. 15, 3:00 pm — Will Shewey from Shades of Grace in Kingsport will lead us in radical hospitality from a congregation that serves a primarily homeless population. At Wesley Memorial UMC in Johnson City.

Ministry & Mission Team meets at 6:30 pm, Thursday, Nov. 12, in the Willing Worker Classroom.  Team Members are:  Kim Lundin (chair),  Joan Williams, Dan Gray, Earl Smith, Tommy Forrester, and Nancy Forrester.

FYI—Wednesday Night meals are open to the entire church as well as children and youth.   Our meal this Wednesday will be Hot Dogs,  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 are by donation only

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