News and Events for August 6

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.

 Today is Promotion Sunday , in which we celebrate our children and youth moving up to the next class level in Sunday School and Wednesday night programs. As a congregation, we have pledged to love and nurture them in the faith. We are grateful for our Sunday School teachers and children’s ministry and youth ministry adult servants who give tirelessly to reveal God’s love to our children and youth. Please remember them all in your prayers. We also encourage you to pray for the children, youth, teachers, and administrators returning to school.

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.

Today we honor Imogene Hicks and Marjorie Rader , the mothers of Linda and Donnie Rader, by dedicating two communion sets in their memory for use in our contemporary worship service.

Church Council will meet Tuesday, August 15 , at 6:30 pm in the Fellowship Hall. Members are: Tony Lundin (chair), Betty Malone, Nancy Forrester, Lelia Perry, Bobbie Warden, Carole Miller, Jane Bellamy, Lana Butler, Elaine Good, Mike Miller, Taylor Lee, James Altman, Melissa Perkins, Jin Lane, Priscilla Keene, Samantha Gray, Betsy Carrier, Dan Perry, Jack Hurlbert, Michael Forrester, Joan Williams, Herman Carrier, Valerie Altman, Bruce Stewart, Dan Gray

 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.

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. The church van will run from the church parking lot to the picnic at 3:00, 3:30, and 4:00.  Return trips will be as needed.

We will be collecting canned goods and/or monetary donations for the Rockhold Food Pantry next Sunday.  Support of this ministry will be greatly appreciated.

Beginning Wednesday, August 9, the Youth Program will begin at 6:25 PM and end at 7:40 PM.

The youth will be traveling to the Sulphur Springs Camp Meeting Stop Hunger Now service this afternoon from 3:00—6:00pm.  They will meet in the parking lot at 2:15 pm  and will return by 7:30 pm. Youth, please bring your permission form with you.

On Saturday, August 19, the youth will be traveling to Bays Mountain from 10 am to 3 pm.  They will meet in the parking lot at 9:45 am.

Birthdays

1   Priscilla Keene, Jin Lane
5   Evan Hurd
6   Alicia Ronquillo
7   Dan Gray
8   JonBill Forrester, Mike Miller, Stephen Perkins
13   Martha Green
16   Jimmy Good
17  Paulette Carrier
20   Mildred McClellan
24   Ike Fleenor
26   Selena Lane
30   Taylor Lee
31   Vincent Ronquillo

Anniversaries

17   Cyndy and Frosty Sweet

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