News and Events for June 19

We welcome Kent Pugh to share our message today.  Kent is the prison chaplain for Sullivan County jails.  Kent serves through the Good News Jail & Prison Ministry, whose visions is to reach every inmate in the world with the Good News of Jesus Christ that they might become growing disciples.  Good News serves 300,000 incarcerated men, women and youth daily in 22 states and 25 countries worldwide and more countries being added yearly. Its chaplains share the love of Christ to these inmates and staff, while facilitating the ministry of thousands of volunteers.  Learn more about the ministry at

We invite you to give a special offering today to support Kent’s ministry with inmates.  You can make a check payable to Bluff City UMC and we will pass along all of it to Kent.  Write “Good News” in the memo line.  You can also give by Pushpay as well, choosing Giving Type as Special Offering and in the Memo section writing “Good News.”

Pastor Dan is in North Carolina this weekend officiating a wedding.

“Christmas in July” – We are sponsoring a back-to-school clothing drive for needy children.  If you are interested in sponsoring a child or sharing sponsorship with someone else, please indicate on the blue Connection Card or see Nancy Forrester or Kim Lundin.  Sponsorship entails purchase of 2 new pair of jeans and 3 new shirts.

Please pray for the Czech Mission team members by name: Tommy Forrester, Jennifer Skaggs, Steven Skaggs, JJ Mains, Leah Elswick and Kailee Brumfield (granddaughter of Ed & Pat Adams, daughter of Laurie).  The team departs Friday, July 1 to share the love of Christ through a softball camp with the Methodist church in Protovin.  Returning Monday, July 11.

If you did not get  the chance to support Tommy Forrester’s Czech Mission trip by attending the spaghetti luncheon last Sunday, we invite you to make a special offering to support this ministry.  Make checks payable to Bluff City UMC and write “Czech Missions” in the memo line.  You can also give by Pushpay as well, choosing Giving Type as Special Offering and in the Memo section writing “Czech Missions.”

The Choir will be on summer break from July 4 through August 7.

Good Samaritan Ministries is having a fundraiser with Buffalo Wild Wings during the  months of June, July and August.  If you mention Good Sam Ministries when you pay your check, 10% of the amount will go to Good Samaritan Ministries of Johnson City.

Good Samaritan Ministries  will be having their back to school picnic on July 31.  They are in need of school supplies ( i.e., paper, backpacks, glue sticks, pens, pencils, etc.).  These can be dropped off at the Johnson City location which is located in the old Johnson City Power board  building at 100 North Roan Street.

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