News and Events for October 9

Worship on Sunday, October 16 will be combined at 10:30 am in the Sanctuary, with Sunday School beginning at 9:15 am . We are celebrating Children’s Sabbath , as our children will lead us in worship.

Church Council meets Thursday, Oct. 13 , at 6:30 pm in the Fellowship Hall. Members are: Tommy Forrester (chair), Betty Malone, Nancy Forrester, Lelia Perry, Bobbie Warden, Carole Miller, Jane Bellamy, Kim Lundin, Elaine Good, Dan Perry, James Altman, Melissa Perkins, Wilma Boy, Tony Lundin, Mike Miller, Priscila Keene, Samantha Gray, Betsy Carrier, Jack Hurlbert, Michael Forrester, Kathy Hurlbert, Joan Williams, Jin Lane, and Dan Gray.

Charge Conference is Sunday, October 30 . We will host several other congregations.

Our Apple Butter Making party will be at Ike & Andi Fleenor’s home, 3478 Weaver Pike, Bristol, on Saturday, Oct. 22. Please make plans to come out at 8 am and stay through the day. We’ll make apple butter in big kettles over an open fire, to benefit our church’s missions efforts in our community and throughout the world. It is a great way to serve Christ while getting to know each other.

At our last Annual Conference, our delegates pledged for a second year 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.

At the last Annual Conference, our congregation was asked to bring two books to the gathering to be collected and then distributed to elementary school libraries . We gave one for distribution through the Holston Conference and we gave one directly to the Bluff City Elementary School library. We are glad to be building relationships with the elementary and middle schools, to share God’s love with our neighbors. If you would like to give additional books to the elementary school, you can choose from the following list and bring books to the church office by Tuesday, October 18 :

Last Stop on Market Street, by Matt de la Peña
Waiting, by Kevin Henkes (we gave this book to the elementary school)
Touch the Brightest Star, by Christie Matheson
Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World’s Most Famous Bear, by Lindsay Mattick
Mango, Abuela, and Me, by Meg Medina
Extra Yarn, by Mac Barnett
Me, Jane, by Patrick McDonnell
The Night World, by Mordecai Gernstein

The committal service for Charles Cowan will be Monday, October 10, at 10:00 am at Sunrise Cemetery.  A reception for family and friends will follow in our Fellowship Hall.

Memorials given in Memory of Joyce Durham:

Jim and Elaine Good
Karl Wiles
Ralph Wiles
C. P. and Jin Lane
Dan and Lelia Perry
Bill and Bobbie Warden
Cummins Terminals

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