News and Events for January 29

Today, we are collecting monetary donations for the Holston UM Home for Children.  Please give generously. 

Leadership Dedication Sunday is today, Jan. 29. We will recognize our 2016 leadership and dedicate our 2017 leadership in both worship services. We are grateful for our 2016 leaders who have served so faithfully!

 Leadership Training is Sunday, Jan. 29 from 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm in the Fellowship Hall.  All ministry team leaders and committee chairs are asked to be present for this once-a-year training. We will cover some basics of servant leadership, leading a meeting, setting goals, working with the budget, communications, and our church organization.

The Circle of Faith will be having a Valentine’s Banquet on Saturday,  February 18, 2017 at 6:00 PM in the Fellowship Hall.  Tickets are $15 each or $25 per couple and are available for purchase from any Circle of Faith  member. Entertainment will be provided.

The Staff-Parish Relations Committee (SPRC) meets today, Jan. 29, at 4:45 pm in the Willing Worker Classroom. Team  members are:  

Michael Forrester (chair), Herman Carrier, Selena Lane, Jane Bellamy, Kathy Hurlbert, Wilma Boy,  Paula Durham, Bobbie Warden, Linda Rader, Nancy  Forrester, Lelia Perry.

Thank you for your support of our youth ministries! The  Resurrection Youth Retreat was a terrific experience for our 17 people and the thousands of other people present in Pigeon Forge. We were blessed to attend, and blessed to have your  congregational support!

February 12th, we will celebrate Scout Sunday.  Our Boy and Cub Scouts will be recognized.  Following the 11:00 service, the scouts will host a fund raising lunch.  Chili will be served.  Come hungry.

There will be a My Job Training Event Sunday, February 12 at 3:00 PM at Colonial Heights UMC. This will be a combined event between the Johnson City District and the Kingsport District. There will be training in Staff/Parish Relations Committees, Lay Leaders, Finance and Trustees, and Stewardship.  This should last approximately an hour and 15 minutes.

Several years ago, donations were made to a designated fund for the children’s bell choir program (current balance of $194.62) and to a designated fund for the  children’s rotation Sunday School ministry (current balance of $102.53). We have not done these particular ministries since at least 2008 and perhaps before; and do not anticipate doing them again. We would like to move these funds to the  Designated Children’s Ministries fund to be available to more generally   support our ministries with children. If you donated any amount to either the  children’s bell choir program or the rotation Sunday School, please contact Pastor Dan to  discuss this matter .

February Birthdays and Anniversaries


5            Dee Anderson
6            Mary Carrier
8            Debbie McClelland
9            Matthew Durham
10          Joyce Fleenor, Wendy Finney
11           Jane Riley, Kylie Stantz
14          Brooklyn Faught
16          Andrew Hodges
20         Harvey Carrier
23         Benjamin Jones
24         Lloyd Williams
25         Laura Ann Ryan
28         Michael Forrester, C.P. Lane, Zoey Gilliam


28 Lloyd and Delores Williams


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