News and Events for April 29

At its April 15 meeting, the Church Council unanimously approved combining both of our existing Sunday worship services into a single worship to begin at 10:30 am . Sunday School will begin at 9:30 am, with a gathering time at 9:15 am . The new worship service begins Sunday, May 6 . Invite people to come!

Staff Parish Relations Team (SPRC) will meet with District Superintendent Lauri Jo Cranford on Sunday, May 6 following worship, around 12:30 PM.  SPRC members are Michael Forrester (chair),  Elaine Good, Kathy Hurlbert, Paula Durham, Bobbie Warden, Linda Rader, Carole Miller, Lane Butler, Valarie Altman, Tony Lundin, Nancy Forrester.

The family of Dolores Florence Williams acknowledges with deep appreciation your kind expression of sympathy.

Words cannot express the love and support our family has felt over the past couple months.  Please keep Pop (Lloyd) in your prayers as he grieves and tries to keep his health in check.

Terry Ford

You are invited to celebrate the opening of Camp Bays Mountain on Sunday, April 29 at 2:00 pm. Join camp and clergy leaders as the Camp Bell is rung, prayer is offered and a ribbon is cut to mark the beginning of camping ministry in this new location. Guided tours of Camp will follow.  Shuttle buses will run from Wellmont Heart Center on Reservoir Road to/from camp beginning at 1:00. Please park in the employee parking lot of the Heart Institute located at 2050 Meadowview Parkway and ride a shuttle bus right to the door of the new dining hall. The last shuttle will leave the parking lot at 1:50, so the celebration service can begin at 2:00. Plan to celebrate as Camp Bays Mountain launches a year-round camp and retreat ministries.  Registration for summer camp is now open!  Learn more at www.campbaysmountain.com.

TODAY IS THE FIFTH SUNDAY! The mission of Holston United Methodist Home for Children is to provide hope and healing to children and 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.

Morning View Cemetery Association will have its annual meeting on Monday, May 7 at 7:00 PM at Senior Citizens Building.  If you  have family members buried there, you are invited to attend.

May Birthdays

Pearl Carrier
Shawn Stantz
10 Bill Durham
11 Camille Gray
12 Keith Arnold
20 Dearan Lee
22 Betsy Carrier, Bill Parks, Jamie Altman
23 Melissa Perkins
24 Elsie Thompson
25 Tommy Forrester
26 Marti Bridgman

May Anniversaries

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

News and Events for April 22

Today, we celebrate the Festival of God’s Creation (the Sunday closest to Earth Day), which recognizes God’s gracious work in  the earth and all living things. In the ways that we live, let us honor that God has entrusted to us the care and stewardship of God’s Garden. Recycling is an act of worship.

At its April 15 meeting, the Church Council unanimously approved combining both of our existing Sunday worship services into a single worship to begin at 10:30 am . Sunday School will begin at 9:30 am, with a gathering time at 9:15 am . The new worship service begins Sunday, May 6 . Invite people to come!

Leadership & Vision Team meets at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, April 24 in the Fellowship Hall. Team members are: Dan Gray, Tony Lundin, Lelia Perry, Nancy Forrester, Lana Butler, Jane Bellamy, Bobbie Warden, Mike Miller, Jim Altman, Dan Perry, Michael Forrester. We will continue our work through Journey to Healthy Systems and our work on crafting a new vision statement.

Staff Parish Relations Team (SPRC) will meet with District Superintendent Lauri Jo Cranford on Sunday, May 6 following worship, around 12:30 PM.  SPRC members are Michael Forrester (chair),  Elaine Good, Kathy Hurlbert, Paula Durham, Bobbie Warden, Linda Rader, Carole Miller, Lane Butler, Valarie Altman, Tony Lundin, Nancy Forrester.

You are invited to celebrate the opening of Camp Bays Mountain on Sunday, April 29 at 2:00 pm. Join camp and clergy leaders as the Camp Bell is rung, prayer is offered and a ribbon is cut to mark the beginning of camping ministry in this new location. Guided tours of Camp will follow.  Shuttle buses will run from Wellmont Heart Center on Reservoir Road to/from camp beginning at 1:00. Please park in the employee parking lot of the Heart Institute located at 2050 Meadowview Parkway and ride a shuttle bus right to the door of the new dining hall. The last shuttle will leave the parking lot at 1:50, so the celebration service can begin at 2:00. Plan to celebrate as Camp Bays Mountain launches a year-round camp and retreat ministry.  Registration for summer camp is now open!  Learn more at www.campbaysmountain.com.

For more than a century, Methodists and Holston Home have worked together to minister to the needs of children, youth and families in the Holston Conference.  Your FIFTH SUNDAY OFFERINGS make a difference.  You will have an opportunity to share in this vital ministry next Sunday. Please be generous.

 

News and Events for April 15

Today we celebrate Native American Ministries Sunday, which is one of the six church wide Special Sundays of The United Methodist Church. Native American Ministries Sunday nurtures mission with Native Americans and provides scholarships for United Methodist Native American seminarians. During our Offering time, we will collect a special offering for Native American Ministries. The annual conference administers 50 percent of the receipts to develop and strengthen Native American ministries within the conference. The conference committee on Native American ministry administers these funds. The other 50 percent of the net receipts provides scholarships for Native Americans attending United Methodist schools of theology and other schools approved by the University Senate of The United Methodist Church. You can make a check payable to Bluff City UMC with “Native American Ministries” on the memo line.

 If you would like to give a special offering to support the families affected by the ICE raid in Grainger County, TN, make the check payable to Bluff City UMC and write “families of ICE raid” in the memo line.

Our regular Church Council meeting is this afternoon , April 15  at 4:00 PM in the Fellowship Hall.  Council members are: Nancy Forrester (Chair), Betty Malone, Tony Lundin, Lelia Perry, Lana Butler, Jane Bellamy, Kim Lundin, Bobbie Warden, Mike Miller, Carole Miller, James Altman, Valerie Altman, Jin Lane, Priscilla Keene,  Betsy Carrier, Dan Perry, Jack Hurlbert,  Michael Forrester, Joan Williams, Herman Carrier, Bruce Stewart, Dan Gray.

 Leadership & Vision Team meets at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, April 24 in the Fellowship Hall. Team members are: Dan Gray, Tony Lundin, Lelia Perry, Nancy Forrester, Lana Butler, Jane Bellamy, Bobbie Warden, Mike Miller, Jim Altman, Dan Perry, Michael Forrester. We will continue our work through Journey to Healthy Systems and our work on crafting a new vision statement.

You are invited to celebrate the opening of Camp Bays Mountain on Sunday, April 29 at 2:00 pm. Join camp and clergy leaders as the Camp Bell is rung, prayer is offered and a ribbon is cut to mark the beginning of camping ministry in this new location. Guided tours of Camp will follow.  Shuttle buses will run from Wellmont Heart Center on Reservoir Road to/from camp beginning at 1:00. Please park in the employee parking lot of the Heart Institute located at 2050 Meadowview Parkway and ride a shuttle bus right to the door of the new dining hall. The last shuttle will leave the parking lot at 1:50, so the celebration service can begin at 2:00. Plan to celebrate as Camp Bays Mountain launches a year-round camp and retreat ministry.  Registration for summer camp is now open!  Learn more at www.campbaysmountain.com.

 

News and Events for April 8

Our regular Church Council meeting will be held on Sunday, April 15  at 4:00 PM in the Fellowship Hall.  Council members are: Nancy Forrester (Chair), Betty Malone, Tony Lundin, Lelia Perry, Lana Butler, Jane Bellamy, Kim Lundin, Bobbie Warden, Mike Miller, Carole Miller, James Altman, Valerie Altman, Jin Lane, Priscilla Keene,  Betsy Carrier, Dan Perry, Jack Hurlbert,  Michael Forrester, Joan Williams, Herman Carrier, Bruce Stewart, Dan Gray.

You are invited to a reception in honor of Dr. Jonathan Feathers, First Christian Church, on Sunday, April 8 at 12:30 pm in their Fellowship Hall.  Heavy hors d’oeuvres will be served.

MEMORIALS

In Memory of Dolores Williams:

Maynard Yates
June Dugger and Family
Judy Knight
Mrs. David Frizzell
Sammye and Wiley Kiser
Jennifer Price
Melrose Title company
Earl and Brenda Pearce
Dr. and Mrs. Dale Keller
Joyce Pickering
Ron and Cheryl Ford
W. Boughton
Julia Odum
Elmer and May Lou Greer
Linda MacLean
Jin and C.P. Lane

Abandonment, abuse and neglect are the issues dealt with on a daily basis at Holston United Methodist Home for Children in Greeneville.  With your help, children can experience hope, trust, anticipation and salvation.  Please pray for the ministry of Holston Home, and be prepared to give generously on April 29th to let the children know you care.

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