News and Events for March 17

If you are interested in becoming a member of Bluff City United Methodist Church, please contact Pastor Sean or watch for the sign up sheet in the bulletin over the next few weeks.  We are looking at offering a new member class on Sunday, April 7 in the afternoon.

Throughout the season of Lent, the Sanctuary will be open every Wednesday from 12-1 PM for personal prayer and worship.  You are free to come and go as you please.

During the Children’s moment each Sunday fo Lent, our kids will be collecting loose change to be given as our offering for Change for Children.  This is an initiative in Holston Conference every year.  These funds are available for grants that local churches can apply for to be used for new and existing children’s ministries.  Make sure to come with some pocket change to make those cans jingle!

Beans and Bluegrass, a fundraiser for Missions, will be held in the Wesley Center on Wednesday, March 20 at 6:00 PM.   Donations will be greatly appreciated.

On Sunday, March 31, there will be a Fifth Sunday Singing featuring the Harlow Experience.  A potluck dinner will be in the Fellowship Hall immediately following the worship service. Please bring your favorite dish and join us for a delicious meal.

There will be a Finance Team meeting Sunday, 3/17 at 4:00 PM in the Willing Worker’s Classroom.  Team members are:  Dan Perry (Chair), Nancy Forrester, Betty Malone, Tony Lundin, Tommy Forrester, Michael Forrester, Jack Hurlbert, Herman Carrier, Sean Glenn.

Youth activities will resume on Wednesday night, 3/20.  We would like to welcome our new youth director, Hailee Burk.

There has been some interest in having another run of church license plates made.  If you would like one, please see Pastor Sean.  We have to order 10 at a time and they are $12 each.

Birthdays and Anniversaries

Birthdays

         Tony Lundin
2          Nell Shepherd
        Lana Butler
         Sidney Byrd
         Herman Carrier
         Allen Durham
         Thomas Ronquillo

 

News and Events for March 10

Today we started a new Sunday School class!  The class will be topical in nature and is being led by Tony Franklin.  It meets in the Fellowship Hall.  The first topic will be to study more in depth our Lenten sermon series:  Listen to Him.  We will go on a journey from the Mount of Transfiguration all the way to the cross.  Join us!

The Wednesday night Bible study will finish its Acts series this Wednesday, 3/13.  The Lenten series will begin on Wednesday, 3/27.

We will be collecting food staples and monetary donations for the Rockhold Food Pantry next Sunday.  If you prefer to give a monetary donation, please write “Rockhold” on the memo line of your check and place in the offering plate.  Your donations are greatly appreciated.

Beans and Bluegrass, a fundraiser for Missions, will be held in the Wesley Center on Wednesday, March 20 at 6:00 PM.   Donations will be greatly appreciated.

On Sunday, March 31, there will be a Fifth Sunday Singing featuring the Harlow Experience.  A potluck dinner will be in the Fellowship Hall immediately following the worship service.

Please bring your favorite dish and join us for a delicious meal.

There will be a Finance Team meeting on Sunday, 3/17 at 4:00 PM in the Willing Worker’s Classroom.  Team members are:  Dan Perry (Chair), Nancy Forrester, Betty Malone, Tony Lundin, Tommy Forrester, Michael Forrester, Jack Hurlbert, Herman Carrier, Sean Glenn.

Youth activities will resume on Wednesday night, 3/20.  We would like to welcome our new youth director, Hailee Burk.

News and Events for March 3

The flowers on the altar were given in memory of Joyce and Brian Durham.

There will be a Worship Team meeting today at 4 PM (Sunday, March 3) in the Willing Workers Classroom.  Team members, please plan to attend.

There will be a short Witness Team Meeting immediately after service to discuss the pancake supper.  All members are urged to attend.

The Witness team will be hosting the Fat Tuesday Pancake Supper on TUESDAY, MARCH 5, from 5:00—7:00 in the Wesley Center.  Cost is $6.00 per person.  All proceeds go to church outreach ministries.

Please make plans to attend our Ash Wednesday service this Wednesday, the 6th, at 6 PM in the Sanctuary.  As we begin Lent, it is important for us to experience renewal and focus on the sacrifice of Jesus.  This service will begin your journey toward Easter!

On March 10, we will be starting a new Sunday School class!  The class will be topical in nature and will be led by Tony Franklin.  It will meet in the Fellowship Hall.  The first topic will be to study more in depth our Lenten sermon series:  Listen to Him.  We will go on a journey from the Mount of Transfiguration all the way to the cross.  Join us!

Our Wednesday night Bible Study will begin our Lenten study “Listen to Him” on March 13th at 6 PM in the Willing Workers classroom.  All are welcome.

We will be collecting food staples and monetary donations for the Rockhold Food Pantry next Sunday.  If you prefer to give a monetary donation, please write “Rockhold” on the memo line of your check and place in the offering plate.  Your donations are greatly appreciated.

Today at 3 PM at Gray UMC, there will be a full wrap up of the events and decisions at General Conference.  Everyone is welcome to attend.

There will be a potluck dinner in the Fellowship Hall on the Fifth Sunday, March 31,  immediately following the worship service.

Beans and Bluegrass, a fundraiser for Missions, will be held in the Fellowship Hall on Wednesday, March 20 at 6:00 PM.   Donations will be greatly appreciated.

There will be a potluck dinner on March 31 in the Fellowship Hall immediately following the worship service. Bring your favorite dish!

 

News and Events for February 24

Church Council will meet immediately following worship Sunday Feb. 24 in the Sanctuary for a brief meeting to discuss prioritizing maintenance projects.

The Nurture Team will meet on Tuesday, February 26th, at 6 PM in the Willing Workers Classroom.  All team members need to be present.  Team members are:  Mike Miller (Chair), Carole Miller, Valerie Altman, Priscilla Keene, Betsy Carrier, Sean Glenn, Tony Lundin, Joan Williams, Lelia Perry, Elaine Good.

The Sanctuary Team will meet on Wednesday, February 27th at 6 PM in the Sanctuary.  Team members are:  Bruce Stewart, Donnie Rader, Jane Bellamy, Betsy Carrier, Jin Lane, and Megan Burke.

There will be a Worship Team meeting on Sunday, March 3, at 4 PM in the Willing Workers Classroom.  Team members, please plan to attend.

The Witness team will be hosting the Fat Tuesday Pancake Supper on Wednesday, March 6, from 5:00—7:00 in the Wesley Center.  Cost is $6.00 per person.  All proceeds go to church outreach ministries.

On March 10, we will be starting a new Sunday School class!  The class will be topical in nature and will be led by Tony Franklin.  It will meet in the Fellowship Hall.  The first topic will be to study more in depth our Lenten sermon series:  Listen to Him.  We will go on a journey from the Mount of Transfiguration all the way to the cross.  Join us!

Our Wednesday night Bible Study will begin our Lenten study “Listen to Him” on March 13th at 6 PM in the Willing Workers classroom.  All are welcome.  If you are interested in this study, you have 2 opportunities—Sunday morning during Sunday School and Wednesday evening.

Dear Friends:

Thank you so very much for your most recent gift to Heifer.  I hope you know that your generosity does more than simply give food to those in need.  It is a solution that gives families the tools they need to lift themselves out of hunger and poverty once and for all.  You see, whether you give families livestock or provide them with training that teaches them to grow healthier crops, you give them the gift of self-reliance.  Because of you, they learn to provide for themselves and be successful for generations to come.  In short—through your support of Heifer, you give more than a cup of milk or bowl of food—you create a lasting impact and permanently change lives around the world.

Pierre U. Ferrari
President and CEO, Heifer International

 

News and Events for February 17

There will be a SPR Team meeting immediately following worship today in the Willing Workers’ Classroom.

There will be a Council meeting immediately following worship on February 24 in the sanctuary.

The 2019 Special Session of General Conference begins Saturday, February 23 with a Day of Prayer.  The event will be live-streamed at http://www.umc.org/live.   Please join friends from Cokesbury Church at the Three Rivers District Office for a viewing event at 9:50 am as we tune in and pray together for General Conference.  The Opening Prayer Service will be from 10am—11am with the Theme:

Surrendering to God’s Purpose.  Please continue to be in prayer for the General Conference Session.

On March 10, we will be starting a new Sunday School class!  The class will be topical in nature and will be led by Tony Franklin.  It will meet in the Fellowship Hall.  The first topic will be to study more in depth our Lenten sermon series:  Listen to Him.  We will go on a journey from the Mount of Transfiguration all the way to the cross.  Join us!

The Witness team will be hosting the Fat Tuesday Pancake Supper on Wednesday, March 6, from 5:00—7:00 in the Wesley Center.  Cost is $6.00 per person.  All proceeds go to church outreach ministries.

News and Events for February 10

Church Council will meet Sunday, February 10 at 4 PM in the Fellowship Hall. Members are:  Tommy Forrester (chair), Tony Lundin, Nancy Forrester, Michael Forrester, Dan Perry, Jack Hurlbert, Mike Miller, Lelia Perry, Jin Lane, Valerie Altman, Sean Glenn, Elaine Good, Lenny Leonard, Herman Carrier, Betty Malone.

Please be in prayer for all those involved in the upcoming Special Session of the General Conference on February 23-26.  This Conference will be to examine paragraphs in The Book of Discipline concerning human sexuality and exploring options to strengthen the unity of the church.  Please pray for our Bishops and the delegates from around the world as they gather to make decisions about the future of our church.

We will be collecting food staples and monetary donations for the Rockhold Food Pantry next Sunday.  If you prefer to give a monetary donation, please write “Rockhold” on the memo line of your check and place in the offering plate.  Your donations are greatly appreciated.

There will be a Valentine Party and movie night for the kids on Saturday, February 16,  at 4:00 PM, in the Wesley Center.  The movie will be “The Lady and the Tramp.”  There will be a craft time. Spaghetti will be served for supper.

There will be a Children’s Ministry meeting on Wednesday, February 13 at 6:00 pm in the Sanctuary for planning the Easter Egg Hunt, Vacation Bible School,  Camp, etc.  If you are interested in participating in this ministry, please plan to attend this meeting.

News and Events for February 3

Church Council will meet on February 10th at 4 PM in the Fellowship Hall.   All ministry teams need to meet prior to this meeting.

The Outreach team will meet at 6:00 PM on Monday, February 4  in the Willing Worker’s classroom.  Team Members are:  Nancy Forester (Chair), Lenny Leonard, Kim Lundin, Barbara Gilmer, Dan Perry, Jane Riley, Tony Lundin, Joan Williams, Tommy Forrester.

Trustees will be meeting Tuesday, February 5, at 6:00 pm.  Members are:  Jack Hurlbert (chair), Donnie Rader, Selena Lane, Lelia Perry, Jay Altman, and Bruce Stewart.

Please be in prayer for all those involved in the upcoming Special Session of the General Conference February 23-26.  This Conference will be to examine paragraphs in The Book of Discipline concerning human sexuality and exploring options to strengthen the unity of the church.  Please pray for our Bishops and the delegates from around the world as they gather to make decisions about the future of our church.

The Family Resource Center (which is associated with Sullivan County Schools), is in need of the following food items as they have many to help in these cold winter months:  Ravioli, tuna, Vienna sausage, juice, fruit cups, pudding cups, instant potatoes, cereal.  If you would like to make a donation of any of these items, please bring them to the church office by the 27th and we will get them delivered.  Thanks!

Help keep our Sanctuary looking its best!  We are looking for 4 (or families) who would sponsor a new seasonal flower arrangement for the altar.  These can be gifts in memory of or in honor of someone as well.  Estimated cost is $100 each.  If you would be willing to purchase a new arrangement, please see Pastor Sean or you can drop a check in the offering plate with “Flowers” in the memo line.  Thank you!

We will be collecting food staples and monetary donations for the Rockhold Food Pantry during the next two Sundays.  If you prefer to give a monetary donation, please write “Rockhold” on the memo line of your check and place in the offering plate.  Your donations are greatly appreciated.

Children’s Moment Schedule

Feb. 3:                    Betsy Carrier
Feb. 10:                Deenia Graybeal
Feb. 17:                Bethany Glenn
Feb. 24:                Michael  Forrester
March 3:              Megan Burke
March 10:            Dan Perry
March 17:            Tony Lundin
March 24:            Carole Miller
March 31:            Sean Glenn

 

News and Events for January 27

Church Council will meet on February 10th at 4 PM in the Fellowship Hall.   All ministry teams need to meet prior to this meeting.

The Worship Team will meet today (Sunday Jan. 27 at 4:00 PM in the Willing Workers Classroom.  Team members are:  Sean Glenn (Chair), Jane Bellamy, Kim Lundin, Bruce Stewart, Elaine Good, Dan Perry, Tony Lundin, Betsy Carrier, Nancy Forrester.

The Membership Team will meet at 6:00 PM, Tuesday, January 29, 2019 in the Willing Workers Classroom.  Team Members are:  Betty Malone (Chair), Herman Carrier,  Nancy Forrester, Jin Lane.

The Nurture Team will meet at 6:30 PM, January 31 in the Willing Worker’s Classroom.  Team members are:  Mike Miller (Chair), Carole Miller, Valerie Altman, Priscilla Keene, Betsy Carrier, Sean Glenn, Tony Lundin, Joan Williams, Lelia Perry, Elaine Good.

The Outreach team will meet at 6:00 PM on Monday, February 4  in the Willing Worker’s classroom.  Team Members are:  Nancy Forester (Chair), Lenny Leonard, Kim Lundin, Barbara Gilmer, Dan Perry, Jane Riley, Tony Lundin, Joan Williams, Tommy Forrester.

News and Events for January 20

The Youth will be leaving on Friday afternoon, January 25 for Resurrection in Pigeon Forge.  They will be returning the afternoon of Sunday, January 27.  Permission forms must be back to Valerie Altman by January 25.

SPR Team will  meet today after worship service (11:45 AM),  in the Willing Worker’s Classroom.  Team members are:  Michael Forrester (Chair), Bobbie Warden, Carole Miller,  Valerie Altman, Elaine Good, Linda Rader, Tony Lundin.

Finance Team will meet Monday, January 21 at 6:00 PM in the Fellowship Hall.  Team members are: Dan Perry (Chair), Sean Glenn, Tony Lundin, Tommy Forrester, Jack Hurlbert, Herman Carrier, Nancy Forrester, Betty Malone.

The Worship Team will meet Sunday, January 27, at 4:00 PM in the Willing Workers Classroom.  Team members are:  Sean Glenn (Chair), Jane Bellamy, Kim Lundin, Bruce Stewart, Elaine Good, Dan Perry, Tony Lundin, Betsy Carrier.

The Membership Team will meet Tuesday, January 29, 2019 in the Willing Workers Classroom.  Team Members are:  Betty Malone (Chair), Herman Carrier,  Nancy Forrester, Jin Lane

Please be in prayer for all those involved in the upcoming Special Session of the General Conference February 23-26.  This Conference will be to examine paragraphs in The Book of Discipline concerning human sexuality and exploring options to strengthen the unity of the church.  Please pray for our Bishops and the delegates from around the world as they gather to  make decisions about the future of our church.

The Family Resource Center is in need of the following food items as they have many to help in these cold winter months:  Ravioli, tuna, Vienna sausage, juice, fruit cups, pudding cups, instant potatoes, cereal.  If you would like to make a donation of any of these items, please bring them to the church office by the 27th and we will get them delivered.  Thanks!

Help keep our Sanctuary looking its best!  We are looking for 4 (or families) that would sponsor a new seasonal flower arrangement for the altar.  These can be gifts in memory of or in honor of someone as well.  Estimated cost is $100 each.  If you would be willing to purchase a new arrangement, please see Pastor Sean or you can drop a check in the offering plate with “Flowers” in the memo line.  Thank you!

Church Council will meet on February 10th at 4 PM in the Fellowship Hall.

 

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