News and Events for July 21

There will be a Council Meeting immediately following worship service today in the sanctuary.  All Council members need to attend.

Visitors—If you are visiting with us, please fill out the attached tab, tear off and drop in the offering plate.

All of our Wednesday night activities (dinner, youth & children’s activities, Bible Study, and choir practice) will be taking a break through the month of July.  Activities will resume after school starts back in August.  Watch for details!

During the months of July and August, Pastor Sean will be preaching a series on the foundational principles of Methodism.  These are what make us who we are.  Topics will include:  Awakening, Prevenient Grace,  Repentance, Justification, Assurance, Sanctification Christian Perfection, and The Christian Life  We hope you will be a part of this informative series as we learn more about our faith.

Team Ministry Chairs, please begin to review your budget. Requests for 2020 budget are due by September 1.

Our Outreach Team will be selling apple butter at the upcoming  Piney Flats Days on Saturday, August 3.  We need a few people that would be willing to work a 2-hour shift.  Please see Nancy Forrester or Lelia Perry if you would be willing to help.  Also, come out and enjoy the day! The event is at Mary Hughes School from 9AM to 5PM.

The 200th Sulphur Springs Camp Meeting is coming soon!  This year, Bishop David Graves will be the guest preacher and there will be special music nightly as well.  The dates are August 4—7.  Watch for more information over the next couple of weeks.

Heifer International gratefully recognizes Bluff City UMC for serving the Lord through faith efforts and exercising your gifts and donations to end hunger and poverty.  This congregation has richly blessed families in need with gifts of livestock and agriculturally sound training to help families become self-reliant.

Pierre Ferrari
President and CEO

The Sunday Morning Bible Class, led by Tony Franklin, will be starting a new series on Sunday, August 4.  The series is called The Intercessory Life:  A Missional Model for Discipleship and will last 6-8 weeks.  If you are not currently in a class, you are invited to join in this new study.

Plans are being made for a “Back to School” bash for our children and youth the second week of August.  Stay tuned for more information!

Mark your calendars!  The Church Family picnic is scheduled for Saturday, August 10 at the Hurlbert’s. Stay tuned for more information.




Sulfur Springs Camp Meeting

August 5—8, 2018

The 199th annual Camp Meeting will feature a great variety of music nightly beginning at 6:30. Our speaker this year will be Micah Nicolaus. We will kick off Camp Meeting on Sunday, August 5 with our local mission hands-on project with Rise Against Hunger (formerly Stop Hunger Now). This will be our 3rd year in this partnership. We need volunteers at 3:00 to help set up and then we need about 80 people to help pack 10,152 meals in less than 2 hours. This is a great inter-generational project and we welcome all ages. The cost for one meal is 29 cents, so please bring a donation from yourself or your group (ex- $29 will pay for 100 meals!!). We will also be having our annual Youth Gathering on Sunday at 3:00 with Micah speaking to the youth and the Sulphur Springs praise band leading this time of youth worship.







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