News and Events for July 30

For worshippers interested in renewing the promises they have made at their baptism, we invite you to participate today during the worship service in the Reaffirmation of the Baptismal Covenant and the Baptismal Remembrance. Baptism marks one’s acceptance of Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, the beginning of new life in Christ, the gift of the Holy Spirit, and one’s initiation into Christ’s Holy Church. Baptism is one of our two sacraments in The United Methodist Church, along with Communion. Baptism is a means of God’s grace, an outward sign of God’s inner work of grace — in which we put off the old, renouncing sin and the evil powers of the world, and pledging our loyalty to Christ. For more information on our understanding of baptism, visit http://www.umc.org/what-we-believe/baptism.

 If you have not received the sacrament of Baptism and are interested in doing so, please talk with Pastor Dan to arrange a time.

 Wednesday Night Bible Study will not meet in July or the first week of August.  It will resume on August 16.

Choir will take a break for all of July and the first two Sundays in August, July 9—August 13.  Choir practice will resume on August 16.

2nd Annual National Night Out—This is a day to honor first responders and celebrate with other community members.  Piney Flats UMC invites you to celebrate community with food, fun and fellowship from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 1st.  Enjoy children’s games, cakewalks, door prizes, music and special guests.  Please contact Piney Flats UMC at (423) 538-6937 if  you have any questions.

Mark Your Calendar! The United Methodist Men will host a Church-wide Picnic on August 12th from 3:00-8:00 p.m. at Jack & Kathy Hurlbert’s place, 1821 Pleasant Grove Road, Bluff City. Food will be served at 5:00 p.m.

Today we will receive the FIFTH SUNDAY OFFERING for Holston Home.  If you want to help make a difference in the lives of children who need someone to believe in them and someone in who they can believe, you can do so by your generous gift to this ministry.  Thank you for sharing!  Remember how Jesus loved the children.

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