News and Events for the Week of March 15

Throughout the season of Lent, we will be offering a special Wednesday night study based on the book “Wounds That Heal.”  You are welcome to join at any time. 

There will be a J.O.Y. (Just Older Youth) trip on Friday, April 17, to the Festival of Nations at Dollywood.  If interested in going, please see Sammy Waid (870) 310-1068.

During the season of Lent, our kids will be collecting Change for Children.  So make sure to bring your pocket change to worship so the cans will ring!  This money is given to children’s ministries throughout Holston Conference in the form of grants to local churches.  BCUMC has been the recipient of these grants in the past, so your small change adds up to big ministry!

CRUSADER COMMENTS:  Friends, our next study topic.  Invite em if you got em.
CODED MESSAGE:  LGGR&QP÷LGGRKPI@QP

If you would like to help with children’s activities in any way (volunteering, donating items, etc) or stay informed about upcoming events, please join our new text announcement group by texting @bd6f7d7 to 81010. Thanks!

Our Community Easter Egg Hunt will be on Saturday April 11th from 2:00pm-4:00pm. We will have the telling of the Easter story,  games, snacks, prizes, and of course, an egg hunt!  Mark your calendars now, tell a friend and pray for good weather!

The Bristol cluster of UM Churches are sponsoring a weekly Lenten service and luncheon.  Each Wednesday at noon, you can attend a short worship service and enjoy a free lunch provided by the church. This week, 3/18, the service is at State Street UMC, 300 W. Valley Drive, Bristol, VA.  Message by Rev. David Jackson of Emory UMC.

Holston conference and UMCOR are coordinating a response to the tornado in Middle Tennessee this past week.  We have been asked to provide cleaning kits and hygiene kits for the recovery effort. Please turn into the office by Sunday, March 29.

Our first PotLuck dinner is coming up on March 29 after worship.  Make plans to bring your favorite dish and stay for lunch.

Virginia Avenue UMC, 1127 Virginia Ave., Bristol TN,  invites you to join them for a very special Sunday of worship through music.  They will be hosting the southern gospel quartet, Phillips and Banks, Sunday, March 29 at 4 PM.  A potluck dinner will follow in the Fellowship Hall. A love offering will be collected.

Do you have a young person who will be graduating from high school or college?  Our graduates will be honored on Sunday, May  17.  Please give his/her information to Bobbie Warden by Sunday, May 3.

News and Events for the Week of March 8

Throughout the season of Lent, we will be offering a special Wednesday night study based on the book “Wounds That Heal.”  You are welcome to join at any time. 

Our annual Beans and Bluegrass Dinner featuring the Sullivan East Patriot  Pickers.is this Wednesday, March 11 in the Fellowship Hall at 5:30 PM.  The meal is free but donations will be accepted. Please come out and support our young people and get a good dinner.  Please see Lelia Perry if you wish to provide food for this ministry.

There will be a J.O.Y. (Just Older Youth) trip on Friday, April 17, to the Festival of Nations at Dollywood.  If interested in going, please see Sammy Waid (870) 310-1068.

During the season of Lent, our kids will be collecting Change for Children.  So make sure to bring your pocket change to worship so the cans will ring!  This money is given to children’s ministries throughout Holston Conference in the form of grants to local churches.  BCUMC has been the recipient of these grants in the past, so your small change adds up to big ministry!

Crusader Comments:  Gentlemen, if you are reading this, then you remembered to “Spring Forward”.  Keep moving forward in your bible reading.  Coded Message:  ECPV $ JKFG@OA#ETWUCFGT÷RTKFG  

If you would like to help with children’s activities in any way (volunteering, donating items, etc) or stay informed about upcoming events, please join our new text announcement group by texting @bd6f7d7 to 81010. Thanks!

Our Community Easter Egg Hunt will be on Saturday April 11th from 2:00pm-4:00pm. We will have the telling of the Easter story,  games, snacks, prizes, and of course, an egg hunt!  Mark your calendars now, tell a friend and pray for good weather!

The Bristol cluster of UM Churches are sponsoring a weekly Lenten service and luncheon.  Each Wednesday at noon, you can attend a short worship service and enjoy a free lunch provided by the church. This week, the service is at First UMC

Bristol and the guest preacher is Rev. Natalie Justice.

Holston conference and UMCOR are coordinating a response to the tornado in Middle Tennessee this past week.  We have been asked to provide cleaning kits and hygiene kits for the recovery effort. See attached lists.

The first PotLuck dinner is coming up on March 29.  Save the Date!!!

News and Events for the Week of March 1

During the season of Lent, we will be offering a special Wednesday night study based on the book “Wounds That Heal.” We are all wounded people.  In this book, we will look at the implications of Jesus’ crucifixion for our own healing and restoration. We will explore such topics as shame, rejection, deliverance, pain, forgiveness and others.  This study will begin on March 4. 

Mark your calendar for Wednesday, March 11, 5:30 PM for our annual Beans and Bluegrass Dinner featuring the Sullivan East Patriot  Pickers.  The meal is free but donations will be accepted.

Our monthly Children’s ministry (Wesley’s Kids) gathering is coming up tonight.  We’ll be having a St. Paddy’s Day Party!  All of our children (up through 5th grade) are invited.  We’ll make crafts, cook Irish candy, have a meal together, and share the gospel. The fun starts at 5 PM in the Fellowship Hall.

There will be a J.O.Y. (Just Older Youth) trip on Friday, April 17, to the Festival of Nations at Dollywood.  If interested in going, please see Sammy Waid (870) 310-1068.

Calling All Men—Andy Hare, Principal of Sullivan East High School will be the guest speaker at the Men’s breakfast this Saturday, 3/7.  Please join us at 8:00 AM in the Fellowship Hall.

During the season of Lent, our kids will be collecting Change for Children.  So make sure to bring your pocket change to worship so the cans will ring!  This money is given to children’s ministries throughout Holston Conference in the form of grants to local churches.  BCUMC has been the recipient of these grants in the past, so your small change adds up to big ministry!

We have a new usher/greeter schedule for the next 3 months.  Pastor Sean would like to meet with all who have signed up right after service today so schedules can be distributed.

News and Events for the Week of February 23

The Witness Team will be sponsoring a Pancake Supper on Ash Wednesday, February 26,  before the worship service.  They will be serving pancakes, sausage, and all the fixins starting at 5:30 PM in the Fellowship Hall.  Cost is $6 for adults.  Children under 12 are free.  Proceeds go to evangelism ministries .

Our Ash Wednesday Worship Service will be held at 6:30 PM on Wednesday, February 26.  Plan on attending this service as it is a time for repentance as we enter the Lenten Season.

During the season of Lent, we will be offering a special Wednesday night study based on the book “Wounds That Heal.” We are all wounded people.  In this book, we will look at the implications of Jesus’ crucifixion for our own healing and restoration. We will explore such topics as shame, rejection, deliverance, pain, forgiveness and others.  This study will begin on March 4.  If you are interested, a sign up sheet will be passed over the next 2 Sundays or you can call the church office. Book cost approximately $15 each. Pastor Sean will be preaching a series based on the book as well. 

Mark your calendar for Wednesday, March 11, 5:30 PM for our annual Beans and Bluegrass Dinner featuring the Sullivan East Patriot  Pickers.  The meal is free but donations will be accepted.

CRUSADER COMMENTS:  Gentlemen,  our meeting is just 2 weeks away.  Keep thinking of ideas for a slogan. 
Coded Message:  IGV&TGCFA% HQT#NGPV

Our monthly Children’s ministry (Wesley’s Kids) gathering is coming up next Sunday, March 1.  We’ll be having a St. Paddy’s Day Party!  All of our children (up through 5th grade) are invited.  We’ll make crafts, cook Irish candy, have a meal together, and share the gospel. The fun starts at 5 PM in the Fellowship Hall.

News and Events for the Week of February 16

There will be a Church Council meeting today at 4:00 PM in the Fellowship Hall.  Members are:  Michael Forrester, Betty Malone, Tony Lundin, Leila Perry, Nancy Forrester, Valerie Altman, Dan Perry, Jack Hurlbert, Mike Miller, Jin Lane, Sean Glenn, Elaine Good, Lenny Leonard, Herman Carrier. All members should plan to attend.

The Witness Team will be sponsoring a Pancake Supper on Ash Wednesday, February 26,  before the worship service.  They will be serving pancakes, sausage, and all the fixins starting at 5:30 PM in the Fellowship Hall.  Cost is $6 for adults.  Children under 12 are free.  Proceeds go to evangelism ministries .

Our Ash Wednesday Worship Service will be held at 6:30 PM on Wednesday, February 26.  Plan on attending this service as it is a time for repentance as we enter the Lenten Season.

During the season of Lent, we will be offering a special Wednesday night study based on the book “Wounds That Heal.” We are all wounded people.  In this book, we will look at the implications of Jesus’ crucifixion for our own healing and restoration. We will explore such topics as shame, rejection, deliverance, pain, forgiveness and others.  This study will begin on March 4.  If you are interested, a sign up sheet will be passed over the next 2 Sundays or you can call the church office. Book cost approximately $15 each. Pastor Sean will be preaching a series based on the book as well. 

Mark your calendar for Wednesday, March 11 for our annual Beans and Bluegrass featuring the Sullivan East Bluegrass Band.

Our nursery worker, Angel Johnson, is now on staff here at BCUMC.  If you have been helping with her support, please give through the church by putting your money in the offering and designating it for “Nursery”.  Thanks!

News and Events for the Week of February 9

There will be a Nurture Team Meeting on February 11, at 6:30 PM in the Faithful Disciples Classroom.  Members are:  Mike Miller (Chair), Carole Miller, Valerie Altman, Priscilla Keene, Betsy Carrier, Sean Glenn, Tony Lundin, Joan Williams, Lelia Perry, Elaine Good, Jeany Waid

Our nursery worker, Angel Johnson, is now on staff here at BCUMC.  If you have been helping with her support, please give through the church by putting your money in the offering and designating it for “Nursery”.  Thanks!

Thanks again to everyone who donated for our Advent mission challenge.  We gave $1830.32 to The Heifer Project.  Funds were distributed to purchase:  2 heifers, 2 alpacas, 1 goat, 1 pig, 1 trio of rabbits, 4 hives of honeybees, and 5 ducks.  Because of your generosity, lives have been changed!

FOR MEN ONLY:  CRUSADER COMMENTS:  “Folly is bound up in the heart of a child”  Proverbs 22;15 Coded Message:  TGCF&VJG#DKDNG

The Witness Team will be sponsoring a Pancake Supper on Ash Wednesday, February 26,  before the worship service.  They will be serving pancakes, sausage, and all the fixins starting at 5:30 PM in the Fellowship Hall.  Cost is $6 for adults.  Children under 12 are free.  Proceeds go to evangelism ministries . Plan to stay for our Ash Wednesday service on at 6:30 PM.  Ash Wednesday is a time for repentance as we enter the Lenten season. 

During the season of Lent, we will be offering a special Wednesday night study based on the book “Wounds That Heal.” We are all wounded people.  In this book, we will look at the implications of Jesus’ crucifixion for our own healing and restoration. We will explore such topics as shame, rejection, deliverance, pain, forgiveness and others.  This study will begin on March 4.  If you are interested, a sign up sheet will be passed over the next 2 Sundays or you can call the church office. Book cost approximately $15 each. Pastor Sean will be preaching a series based on the book as well. 

News and Events for the Week of February 2

You are invited to  a 100th Birthday Party for Miss Mary Carrier on Saturday, February 8, from 2:00—4:00 PM in the Fellowship Hall.

There will be a Worship Team meeting today, February 2, at 4 PM in the old Willing Workers classroom.  All team members, please plan to attend. Members are:  Sean Glenn, Jane Bellamy, Kim Lundin, Bruce Stewart, Elaine Good, Dan Perry, Tony Lundin, Nancy Forrester, Betsy Carrier.

On Sunday, February 2, there will be a meeting right after worship for all parents and grandparents that are part of our Children’s Ministry.  Some important decisions regarding upcoming programming need to be made and we want your input.  Please plan to be here and to stay for 10-15 minutes after worship in the Sanctuary. Thanks

There will be a Witness Team meeting on Tuesday, February 4 at 12 NOON in the Fellowship Hall.  Lunch will be served.

There will be a meeting of the Outreach Team on Tuesday, February 4 at 5:30 in the Faithful Disciple Classroom.  Members are:  Nancy Forrester, Kim Lundin, Barbara Gilmer, Dan Perry, Jane Riley, Joan Williams, Tommy Forrester

There will be a Finance Team meeting on Tuesday, February 4, at 6:30 PM in the Fellowship Hall.  Team Members are:  Dan Perry (Chair), Nancy  Forrester, Sean Glenn, Tony Lundin, Lelia Perry, Michael Forrester, Valerie Altman, Jack Hurlbert, Betty Malone.

There will be a Nurture Team Meeting on February 11, at 6:30 PM in the Faithful Disciples Classroom.  Members are:  Mike Miller (Chair), Carole Miller, Valerie Altman, Priscilla Keene, Betsy Carrier, Sean Glenn, Tony Lundin, Joan Williams, Lelia Perry, Elaine Good.

There will be a CPR class Friday, February 7 at 6:00 PM at the Rescue Squad Building. Contact Jack Hurlbert for more information and to sign up for the class.

We will be accepting canned goods and monetary donations next week for Rockhold Food Pantry, If you wish to participate in this ministry, please bring your canned goods next week and place in the wagon in the Information Center.  If you are making a monetary donation, please write “Rockhold” on the memo line and place it in the offering plates.

Our nursery worker, Angel Johnson, is now on staff here at BCUMC.  If you have been helping with her support, please give through the church by putting your money in the offering and designating it for “Nursery”.  Thanks!

Mark your calendars now for our Ash Wednesday service on Wednesday February 26th at 6 PM.  Ash Wednesday is a time for repentance as we enter the Lenten season. 

News and Events for the Week of January 26

You are invited to  a 100th Birthday Party for Miss Mary Carrier on Saturday, February 8, from 2:00—4:00 PM in the Fellowship Hall.

Our youth are in Pigeon Forge this weekend for Resurrection, which is a time for worship, teaching and fun.  Please lift them up in your prayers this morning as they worship and head home this afternoon.

There will be a Worship Team meeting on Sunday, February 2, at 4 PM in the old Willing Workers classroom.  All team members, please plan to attend. Members are:  Sean Glenn, Jane Bellamy, Kim Lundin, Bruce Stewart, Elaine Good, Dan Perry, Tony Lundin, Nancy Forrester, Betsy Carrier.

You are invited to a wedding reception for Chris and Sue Prost today Immediately following worship in the Fellowship Hall.  Please come and celebrate with them.  

There will be a Finance Team meeting on Tuesday, February 4, at 6:30 PM in the Fellowship Hall.  Team Members are:  Dan Perry (Chair), Nancy Forrester, Sean Glenn, Tony Lundin, Lelia Perry, Michael Forrester, Valerie Altman, Jack Hurlbert,, Betty Malone.

FOR MEN ONLY:  Gentlemen, continue your bible reading   Should be at the end of Mark.  Remember, we have our monthly men’s breakfast on February 1st.  Time to pick a name for the group!

On Sunday, February 2, there will be a meeting right after worship for all parents and grandparents that are part of our Children’s Ministry.  Some important decisions regarding upcoming programming need to be made and we want your input.  Please plan to be here and to stay for 10-15 minutes after worship in the Sanctuary. Thanks!

Trustees will meet Thursday, January 30 at 6:00 PM in the Willing Workers Classroom.  Team Members are Bruce Stewart, Selena Lane, Jack Hurlbert (Chair), Lelia Perry, Sammy Waid, Amanda Gray.

There will be a CPR class Friday, February 7 at 6:00 PM at the Rescue Squad Building,  Contact Jack Hurlbert for more information.

News and Events for the Week of January 19

If you are interested in joining Bluff City UMC, please mark your desire on the tear-off slip in the bulletin and drop it in the offering plate or talk to Pastor Sean.  We are considering offering a new member class in late January/early February. 

It’s a new year and we’re doing some new things! Our children and youth activities are moving to Sunday nights.  Our children will now be meeting on the first Sunday night of each month from 5-7 PM for an extended time of crafts, music, lessons and even some field trips.  Our youth will now be meeting every Sunday night from 5-7 PM.  Children will start off in the Theatre Room (upstairs in the CLC) and our youth will meet in the Senior High room (upstairs in the CLC).  We hope this new schedule will allow more of our kids to participate in these activities.  If you have any questions, please see Megan Burke (Children’s Coordinator) or April Bridgeman (Youth Coordinator). 

You are invited to a 100th Birthday Party for Miss Mary Carrier on Saturday, February 8, from 2:00—4:00 PM in the Fellowship Hall.

Beginning today, Sunday, January 19th, we will begin a sermon series on the Means of Grace: Prayer, Bible Study, Holy Communion, Fasting and

Fellowship.  As we begin this new year, I invite you to be present for these messages and set a new focus on following Jesus in 2020.  This series will lead us up to the season of Lent.  Blessings, Pastor Sean

Resurrection is coming up soon!  Our youth will be heading to Pigeon Forge the weekend of January 24-26 for a weekend of worship, teaching and fun.  If you are interested in going, please see our youth director April  Bridgeman.

There will be a Worship Team meeting on Sunday, February 2, at 4 PM in the old Willing Workers classroom.  All team members, please plan to attend.

Members are:  Sean Glenn, Jane Bellamy, Kim Lundin, Bruce Stewart, Elaine Good, Dan Perry, Tony Lundin, Nancy Forrester, Betsy Carrier.

On Sunday, January 26th, there will be a wedding reception for Chris and Sue Prost immediately following worship in the Fellowship Hall.  The happy couple would like to invite their church family to celebrate with them.

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