News and Events for the Week of April 24

Wesley House Dedication:  Today, Sunday, April 24, 3:00 pm at Wesley House (adjacent to the Wesley Foundation on Seminole Road, Johnson City).

Henry Earnest Fort House and Ebenezer Methodist Church and Cemetery Service of Dedication:  These sites are being dedicated as a Historic Site in American Methodism on Saturday, April 30.  Gathering time will be from 10:00—11:00 a.m. and Dedication wil be at 11:00 a.m.  The Henry Earnest Fort House is located at 1600 Chucky Pike, Hwy 351, Chuckey, Tn.  Contact information:  Earnest Fort House: Wilhelmina Williams—423/612-2468; Ebenezer UMC:  Reverend Jeff Tallent—423/418-0449.

The Pray Eat Laugh Love Life Group is moving its meeting time to the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month, beginning May 3 at 6:30 pm. The group is open to any adult and usually meets at the Gray’s home. Hope you can join us!

William Louis Carrier, 87, of Dandridge, formerly of Oak Ridge, passed away April 17, 2016, at Jefferson City Health and Rehab in Jefferson City, Tenn.  He was born Feb. 02, 1929, in Bluff City, Tenn., to James M. Carrier and Melissa Miller Carrier, who preceded him in death, along with his wife, Romance F. Carrier; sister, Eleanor Cowan; and brother, Lavon Carrier.  He is survived by his son, Nathan G. Carrier; daughter, Wendy A. Baxter (Randy); granddaughter, Brittany Gibson; sister, Martha Ann Watson; and brothers, Dr. Ronald E. Carrier, Harrisonburg, VA,  and Herman Carrier, Bluff City, TN.   During his lifetime ,he was employed at Martin Marietta as a biochemist in the biology division for 37 years and had a Master’s degree in Biology, and had many publications for his involvement in working on DNA repair. A member of First United Methodist Church in Oak Ridge for many years. Bill also spent time serving our country in the United States Army and was stationed in Japan during the Korean War.  Bill had many hobbies during his lifetime, which included piano, guitar, gardening and traveling to the many states, but also included Japan, Russia, Canada and Italy.

A memorial breakfast will be held in the Fellowship Hall on Saturday, April 30.  All are welcome to attend.  If you plan to attend, please contact Jin Lane (423-538-7308) and let her  know so they will have a number for the food.

Pastor Dan will be out of town from Tuesday, April 26 to Sunday, May 1. Nancy Forrester, our Lay Leader, is our first contact on church related issues.

There will be NO Choir Practice, Wednesday, April 27, 2016.

Committee Chairs:  Please remember to let Betty know of times and locations that you will need when doing your planning.


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