News and Events for July 28

Today (Sunday), we welcome Rev. Clarence G. Dishman as our speaker.  Clarence is a native of Washington County, Virginia.  He is married to Betty and they have three children, seven grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.  Clarence is a graduate of Virginia Tech and Asbury Theological Seminary.  He pastored for 42 years in Holston Conference prior to his retirement in 1998.  Today, he fills in for pastors as needed and enjoying cattle farming.  Please make Clarence and Betty feel welcome here at BCUMC.

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.  See insert.

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 on August 18th..  Stay tuned for more information!

Mark your calendars!  The Church Family picnic is scheduled for Saturday, August 10 at the Hurlbert’s, 1821 Pleasant Grove Road.   Activities will begin at 3:00 PM for young and old alike.  There will be a campfire where young folks can do their own hot dogs, marshmallows and other tasty preparations.  There will be kickball, water slide, hiking and bean bag toss for all to enjoy.  For just old-fashioned fun and “jawing”, ample seating and shade is guaranteed.  Special music will soothe the soul.

There will be an SPR meeting on August 4 at 4:30 PM.  Members are: Bobbie Warden, Michael Forrester (Chair), Carole Miler, Valerie  Altman, Elaine Good, Linda Rader, and Tony Lundin.

Nominations Team will be meeting August 12 at 6:00 PM at the home of Priscilla Keene.   Members are:  Sean Glenn (Chair), Tony Lundin, Priscilla Keene, Elaine Good, Herman Carrier, Betty Malone, Kathy Hurlbert.

There are still T-Shirts for sale.  We will wear these shirts on Heritage Day.  If you do not have one, please see Pastor Sean.  The shirts are $10.00 each.

We are in the process of updating our children’s classrooms and there are a few items that we need:  2 bulletin boards, 2 easels with chart paper, small storage bins and a projector for the theatre room.  If you would like to help purchase any of these items, please see Pastor Sean or Megan Burke.

August Birthdays and Anniversaries


Priscilla Keene, Jin Lane
Evan Hurd
Alicia Ronquillo
JonBill Forrester, Mike Miller
Martha Green
Jimmy Good
Paulette  Carrier
Missy Byrd
Ike Fleenor
10 Selena Lane
11 Vincent Ronquillo


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