We welcome Victoria “Tori” Giblin as a new staff member with our church. Tori began on June 1 as our part-time youth ministry director , working 10 hours a week. Tori graduated from Milligan College with a B.A. in Bible and an emphasis in missions. She also has Minors in Theatre and Sociology. She did a ministry internship in Mexico, working with youth and children, and has helped with youth group at her home church. She is also serving a part-time interim youth ministry position through the summer at Munsey Memorial UMC in Johnson City, and has commitments to them that we will work with. She will usually be at Munsey on Sunday mornings and with us on Wednesday evenings. She will also help us get better organized with our overall youth ministries, such as mission projects, social outings, and fundraisers. We hope you will extend a special welcome to Tori and ask how you can help her with our ministry with youth.
Pastor Dan will be with several of our youth at the Holston Conference youth event, Assembly , held at Tennessee Wesleyan College in Athens, TN, from Monday, June 27 to Friday, July 1. Our youth attending Assembly are Luke Gray, Sabrina Jackson, and Tyler Anna. Pastor Dan will serve on the Senior High Assembly staff for the week.
Leadership & Vision Team will not meet this week.
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
REGISTER for VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL which will be held July 18-22, 2016, 9:30 am —12 Noon. It is time to register for VBS and you can get a form from the church office , on the table in the communications area or from Lelia Perry. You can also register online by going to the Eventbrite.com website. We are going surfing, and learn about God’s amazing love. We will gather at 9:30 each morning and then the children will rotate through workshops. If you are interested in helping, please see Lelia Perry. You don’t want to miss out! Kids, tell all your friends! We are going to have a great time!
The CHOIR will be on summer break from July 18 through August 20. Note change in dates.
“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.
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 Goof 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.