Serve

As disciples of Jesus Christ and empowered by God’s Spirit, we have true freedom to love and serve God and other people.  Our Ministry & Missions Team leads our efforts to engage in several local, regional and international mission efforts.  In addition to the ones mentioned below, we also participate through our connectional giving in the mission efforts of our Johnson City District, our Holston Conference, and our United Methodist denomination.

Hopeful Hearts Ministry.  We are active in our city and community reaching out to help meet the needs of families and connect them with our congregation.

Family Promise.  We support the Family Promise (IHN), a ministry which helps homeless families in the greater Johnson City area. IHN is an ecumenical ministry using area churches to house these families for one week at a time as they work to find new jobs and homes. As a support church, we are responsible for certain days, cooking dinner, providing people to serve the meal and offer hospitality to spend the night at the church with the families.

Rockhold Food Pantry.  Throughout the year, we collect food and money to support the food pantry maintained at Rockhold UMC.

JC District Mission Team 2010

Czech Mission Team.  In cooperation with our Johnson City District churches, we have sent several church members on mission teams to the Czech Republic over the past several years.

Holston Home for Children.  Every fifth Sunday, we collect a special love offering to support the ministries to orphans of the Holston Home for Children.

Robinson Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church.  Once a month on Communion Sundays, we collect a special love offering to support this sister congregation in another denomination that shares our Wesleyan heritage.

Change for Children.  During the season of Lent, we collect a special offering to support the ministries of Change for Children, administered by the Holston Conference of The UMC.

Phoenix Roasters.  Coffee lovers!  We have partnered with the ministry Phoenix Roasters to sell their coffee.  They purchase from growers in Honduras, Guatemala, and Panama, providing ethical wages for the growers.  Your purchase of their delicious, organic coffee will support the growers with a living wage; and a portion of the sales will be given to our congregation to support our other ministries in our community and throughout the world.  A great idea for gift-giving!  To visit our Phoenix Roasters website, go to Phoenix Roasters – Bluff City UMC.