News and Events for May 7

On Communion Sundays, usually the first Sunday of each month, we collect a special offering to share with our brothers and sisters at the Robinson Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church.  Claiming our oneness in Christ Jesus and to help bridge the racial divide in our culture and because of our shared Wesleyan heritage, we support that congregation with a gift of $100 per month. During  Communion, you can bring your offering forward. You can make a check payable to Bluff City UMC and write “AME Zion” in the memo line.

Our second Sunday of each month is Invite A Friend Sunday. We would like each person who regularly attends worship to be praying specifically for someone and to invite them to come to worship that Sunday. Of course, you can invite a friend to come any time, but we hope you will make a special effort for Invite A Friend Sundays.

Edward Cox House—Our History & Archives Committee need 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.

Next Sunday, we will be collecting monetary funds and canned goods for the Rockhold Food Pantry.  All donations are appreciated

Thank you so much for all of the support we have had for VBS this year! We are so blessed for all involved to make this a great year. Please be sure to turn in Safe Sanctuaries forms by Wednesday, May 24, to Dan Gray or Taylor Lee.

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!

May Birthdays and Anniversaries

 Birthdays

4       Andew Ream
8       Pearl Carrier
9       Adam Stewart
10    Bill Durham, Gracie Wright
11    Camille Gray, Riley Mitchell
15    Keith Arnold
18    Deenia Graybeal
19    Dolores Williams
22    Betsy Carrier, Bill Parks
23    Elsie Thompson
24    Tommy Forrester
31    Marti Bridgman

Anniversaries

4     Dan and Lelia Perry
17   Bruce and Billie Stewart
26    Mike and Carole Miller

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