News and Events for April 30

We welcome Mike Feely this morning.  Mike has been the Director of Mission Advancement at Henderson Settlement (in Frakes, Kentucky and White Oak, Tennessee) since 2013.  He has served as a United Methodist minister in East Tennessee, served as an interim Chattanooga city councilman, run political campaigns and founded an urban ministry center.  He has a B. A. from the University of Georgia, a M. Div. from Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington DC and done further studies at the Sewanee School of Theology.  He has taught history and world religions at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Tennessee, Temple University and Chattanooga State Community college.  He has taught for several years at Mission u and the Schools of Christian Mission.  Mike has a wonderful wife (Annette), two cool daughters and two cool step-sons and enjoys playing trombone in a couple of jazz bands.  He is trading in his banjo for a fiddle.

Edward Cox House—Our Archives Committee are needing pictures of the Cox House, structure inside and outside, as well as the grounds.  Particularly  interested in pictures, drawings, portraits, etc. that go back in time as far as possible. i.e., Christmas at the Cox House.  If you have anything or know someone who might have something that might be copied, please see Betsy Carrier.

TODAY IS THE FIFTH SUNDAY!  The mission of Holston United Methodist Home for Children in Greeneville is to provide hope and healing to children and families struggling with life’s challenges.  You can help give children and youth a better life, a good education, and a chance to develop into Christian men and women.  Your interest determines their future.  Please be generous in your giving.

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 .

AmazonSmile. If you shop at Amazon.com, please consider using AmazonSmile and selecting our church as your preferred charitable organization. AmazonSmile donates 0.5% of the price of eligible AmazonSmile purchase to the charitable organization you select. When you want to shop at Amazon, access AmazonSmile at the website https://smile.amazon.com , and use your regular Amazon user ID and password. The shopping experience is identical to Amazon.com, and it does not cost you more. Thanks!

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