News and Events for May 19

Vacation Bible School—There will be an organizational meeting this afternoon (Sunday) at 5:00 PM in the Sanctuary.  If you have signed up to help, please attend this meeting.

Menu for Wednesday Outreach/Fellowship meal this week is  Chicken Alfredo, broccoli, salad, dessert and drinks.

There will be a Worship Team Meeting on this afternoon at 4:00 PM in the Willing Workers Classroom.  Team Members are:  Sean Glenn, Jane Bellamy, Kim Lundin, Bruce Stewart, Elaine Good, Dan Perry, Tony Lundin, Nancy Forrester, Betsy Carrier.

BCUMC has a wonderful opportunity to partner with Meals on Wheels to deliver hot meals in the Bluff City area.  If you would like to help with this please let Nancy Forrester know today.  Delivery would begin in June and each person would need to donate about one hour per week, possibly less if folks team up ad share the schedule.

It’s singin, preachin and picnic time in Bluff City!  On Sunday, May 26th, we will be having a special outdoor worship service at the Cox House on Sells Road.  We hope you will make plans to attend and even bring a picnic lunch to enjoy on the grounds afterward.  Come and enjoy a great time of worship and fellowship.

If you are going to be helping with backpacks for the Conference Missions project, they need to be in the office by June 2.

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

Join us on the first Saturday night in June for a block party, movie and food.  Invite your friends and neighbors.  Bring a chair and enjoy the fellowship and movie under the stars! This is a fundraiser event for the Youth Group.  Donations are encouraged but never required.

There will be a Witness Team Meeting Thursday, May 23 at 6:00 PM in the Willing Worker’s Classroom, Team members are : Leila Perry (Chair), Bobbie Warden, Elaine Good, Joan Williams, Jin Lane, Mike Miller, Herman Carrier, Tony Lundin and Jerry Malone.

News and Events for May 12

The United Methodist Men will be hosting a luncheon today (Sunday) for all our moms  (and everyone else too) as a fundraiser to purchase new tires for the church van.  We want to love on our moms and support a good cause all at the same time.  This is immediately following the  10:30 worship service.

Vacation Bible School—There will be an organizational meeting on Sunday, May 19 at 5:00 PM in the Sanctuary.  If you  have signed up to  help, please attend this meeting.

Menu for Wednesday Outreach/Fellowship meal this week is BREAKFAST—egg casserole, fruit, biscuits and gravy.

There will be a Worship Team Meeting on Sunday, May 19 at 4:00 PM in the Willing Workers Classroom.  Team Members are:  Sean Glenn, Jane Bellamy, Kim Lundin, Bruce Stewart, Elaine Good, Dan Perry, Tony Lundin, Nancy Forrester, Betsy Carrier.

BCUMC has a wonderful opportunity to partner with Meals on Wheels to deliver hot meals in the Bluff City area.  If you would like to help with this please let Nancy Forrester know today.  Delivery would begin in June and each person would need to donate about one hour per week, possibly less if folks team up ad share the schedule.

It’s singin, preachin and picnic time in Bluff City!  On Sunday, May 26th, we will be having a special outdoor worship service at the Cox House on Sells Road.  We hope you will make plans to attend and even bring a picnic lunch to enjoy on the grounds afterward.  Come and enjoy a great time of worship and fellowship.

If you are going to be helping with backpacks for the Conference Missions project, they need to be in the office by June 2.

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

 

News and Events for May 4

There will be no United Methodist Women meeting in May.

Go ahead and mark your calendars!  The United Methodist Men will be hosting a luncheon on Mother’s Day for all our moms (and everyone else too) as a fundraiser to purchase new tires for the church van.  We want to love on our moms and support a good cause all at the same time.  This will be May 12 immediately after worship. It’s going to be good!

This Wednesday at 6 PM, we will be having a special Prayer Service in the Sanctuary.  This will be an informal, but guided time of prayer.  We will be praying for our church, our community, those who don’t know Jesus and other needs as they come up.  Prayer is the backbone of a strong church.  All are welcome.

Vacation Bible School will be held the week of June 23.  If interested in helping, please sign up.  There will be an organizational meeting on Sunday, May 19 at 5:00 PM in the Sanctuary.

Big news!  Our Saturday night outreach meal and our Wednesday night fellowship meal have combined!  We invite everyone to come out on Wednesday nights to share in a great meal, fellowship and then stay for youth & children’s activities. , Bible Study, choir practice, etc.  It’s Wonderful Wednesday!  This week’s meal is pizza, salad, and dessert.  It all starts at 5:30 PM in the Fellowship Hall.

Next Sunday, May 12, we will be collecting monetary donations and canned goods for the Rockhold Food Pantry.  Please be generous. BCUMC has a wonderful opportunity to partner with Meals on Wheels to deliver hot meals in the Bluff City area.   If you would like to help with this please let Nancy Forrester know today.  Delivery would begin in June and each person would need to donate about one hour per week, possibly less if folks team up and share the schedule.

We want to extend a big THANK YOU to all those who helped with the Easter Egg Hunt, the new Playground and our church-wide clean-up.  Lots of people have been involved and we’ve had a great time.  It has been a wonderful Spring already here at Bluff City UMC and we are looking forward to a great Summer.  Thanks to everyone!

It’s singin, preachin and picnic time in Bluff City!  On Sunday, May 26th, we will be having a special outdoor worship service at the Cox House on Sells Road.  We hope you will make plans to attend and even bring a picnic lunch to enjoy on the grounds afterward.  Come and enjoy a great time of worship and fellowship.

 

News and Events for April 28

Thank you for having the ETSU Wesley Foundation to worship and share with you today (Sunday). We appreciate your support through District and Conference asking’s.  We at the Wesley Foundation serve as your missionaries on the ETSU campus.  The Wesley Foundation has been in ministry for over 70 years at ETSU.  We have praise and worship services on Tuesday nights with a free meal beforehand.  We also have Bible studies that meet throughout the week for the students.  Our mission team plans monthly local mission projects throughout the school year and also plans and prepares for our main mission trip at the end of spring semester May 5-11, 2019.  This year, 14 of us will be going to serve at the Four Corners Native American Ministries in Shiprock, New Mexico. The United Methodist Church supports and funds this ministry.  We will be doing home repairs, service projects at the mission site and at Shiprock UMC.   We will also help with the community’s Day Care Center at Shiprock UMC.  We appreciate any prayer and financial support you can give us.

Go ahead and mark your calendars!  The United Methodist Men will be hosting a luncheon on Mother’s Day for all our moms (and everyone else too) as a fundraiser to purchase new tires for the church van.  We want to love on our moms and support a good cause all at the same time.  This will be May 12 immediately after worship. It’s going to be good!

If you are interested in becoming a member of Bluff City United Methodist Church, please contact Pastor Sean.

Do you have a young person who will be graduating from high school or college?  Our graduates will be honored on Sunday, May  19.  Please give his/her information to Bobbie Warden by Sunday, May 5.

Vacation Bible School will be held the week of June 23.  If interested in helping, watch for the sign-up sheet.  There will be an organizational meeting on Sunday, May 19 at 5:00 PM in the Sanctuary.

If interested in sending your kids to Camp Bays Mountain this summer, please talk with Bethany Glenn (865-387-7335) or leave a message at the church office.  Deadline to register is May 1.  Scholarships are available, but we need a head count.

The flowers for the church altar on Easter were placed by Ann Fleenor Beck and Sarah McLeod in memory of a lifelong friendship with Betsy Harkleroad that started at Bluff City Methodist Church.  From kindergarten age, Betsy would come to Bluff City to visit her grandparents and would attend this church, so they met in Sunday School and Bible School.  At the start of her Junior year in high school, Betsy moved to Bluff City with her parents, Haskell and Chloris Harkleroad and her brothers Rhea and Curtis. Betsy was a true friend and will be very much missed by all who were privileged to know her. Betsy went on to be with the Lord on March 13, 2019.

News and Events for April 14

This afternoon (Sunday, April 14) is the Easter Egg Hunt at 4:00 PM.  Thanks to who has brought candy and helped with it.  We are looking forward to an exciting afternoon. If you signed up to help, please be there by 3:45 pm.

On April 19th, we will be holding our Good Friday Service of worship.  This is an important time of reflection so that you can truly appreciate Easter.  The service will begin at 6:30 PM in the Sanctuary.  Please come and experience what our Lord and Savior went through for us.

The Easter Challenge—Pastor Sean has been challenged by a member of the church to preach wearing a long haired wig if we have over 100 in attendance for Easter  The gauntlet has been thrown down!

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 28 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 of 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!

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.

Do you have a young person who will be graduating from high school or college?  Our graduates will be honored on Sunday, May  19.  Please give his/her information to Bobbie Warden by Sunday, May 5.

Vacation Bible School will be held the week of June 23.  If interested in helping, watch for the sign-up sheet.  There will be an organizational meeting later this month.

If interested in sending your kids to Camp Bays Mountain this summer, please talk with Bethany Glenn (865-387-7335) or leave a message at the church office.  Deadline to register is May 1.  Scholarships are available, but we need a head count.

Please bring your fresh flowers  next Sunday to decorate the cross.

Children’s Inc. of Bluff City (a division of Girl’s Inc.) is a summer program serving the Sullivan County community and surrounding areas.  They provide care for children ages 5-18. They will be traveling and swimming ALL summer! Super-fun programs are planned this year, full of new and exciting trips and activities.  They are located at Bluff City United Methodist Church Wesley Center. There will be sign-up sheet in the back of the sanctuary.  For  more information, call (423) 340-0918, or email callie_girlsinc@bvu.net.

News and Events for April 7

Thanks to everyone who signed up to help with the Easter Egg Hunt!  All the spots were taken!  If you signed up to bring candy, please bring it  next Sunday morning.  All helpers should be at the site by 3:45.   Our Children’s Director, Megan Burke, will be giving further instructions.  We are looking forward to a great afternoon!

On April 19th, we will be holding our Good Friday Service of worship.  This is an important time of reflection so that you can truly  appreciate Easter.  The service will begin at 6:30 PM in the Sanctuary.  Please come and experience what our Lord and Savior went through for us.

The Easter Challenge—Pastor Sean has been challenged by a member of the church to preach wearing a long haired wig if we have over 100 in attendance for Easter  The gauntlet has been thrown down!

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 28 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 of 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!

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.

Do you have a young person who will be graduating from high school or college?  Our graduates will be honored on Sunday, May  19.  Please give his/her information to Bobbie Warden by Sunday, May 5.

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.

Children’s Inc. of Bluff City (a division of Girl’s Inc.) is a summer program serving the Sullivan County community and surrounding areas.  They provide care for children ages 5-18. They will be traveling and swimming ALL summer! Super-fun programs are planned this year, full of new and exciting trips and activities.  They are located at Bluff City United Methodist Church. There will be sign-up sheet in the back of the sanctuary.  For  more information, call (423) 340-0918, or email callie_girlsinc@bvu.net.

April Birthdays and Anniversaries

Birthdays

Lelia Perry
5  Paula Durham
6 Bridgett Whitehead
7 Kathy Hurlbert
8 Jimmy Jones
9 C. W. Fleenor
19 Lenny Leonard, Carole Miller
20        Kim Lundin
21       Bruce Stewart

24         Dottie Leonard

26         Isaiah Wells

29 Greg Webb

30 Misti O’Dell

Anniversary

21 Harold and Dottie Leonard
27 Jack and Kathy Hurlbert

News and Events for March 31

Immediately following the service this morning, A potluck dinner will be held in the Fellowship Hall.  Everyone is welcome to join us.

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 28 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 of 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!

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.

Bluff City Morning View Cemetery—The annual cleanup of the Cemetery is scheduled for April 6 at 9:00 AM.  Rain date is Saturday,  April 13 at 9:00 AM.  If you have family members buried in the cemetery  and are not receiving information from the association, please send contact information to Bluff City Morning View Cemetery, PO Box 286, Bluff City, TN   37618.

Our graduates will be honored on Sunday, May  19.  If you are graduating or have someone graduating from high school or college, please contact Bobbie Warden.

The first two weeks of April are going to be our cleanup time.  A sign-up sheet will be passed around this morning.  Please be watching for it.

Good Samaritan Ministries of Piney Flats provide everyday needs for the poor, low income , homeless, individuals and families-at-risk, veterans, disable, and elderly populations through education, mentoring, social services and supplemental food.  Donations are always welcome.  Good Samaritan of Piney Flats, 331 Industrial Park Drive, (423) 398-3143.  Open from 8:3 0—3:30 Monday thru Friday.

News and Events for March 24

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 of 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!

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 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.

A donation has been made to the marquee in honor of Herman Carrier by his daughter and son-in-law, Teresa and Gary Robinette, and his granddaughter and her husband, Morgan and Joshua May.

Bluff City Morning View Cemetery—The annual cleanup of the Cemetery is scheduled for April 6 at 9:00 AM.  Rain date is Saturday,  April 13 at 9:00 AM.  If you have family members buried in the cemetery and are not receiving information from the association, please send contact information to Bluff City Morning View Cemetery, PO Box 286, Bluff City, TN   37618.

Our graduates will be honored on Sunday, May  19.  If you are graduating or have someone graduating from high school or college, please contact Bobbie Warden.

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 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

 

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