FUMC Bristol Newsletter, August 10-16th, 2016

  Thirteenth Sunday After Pentecost
August 14th, 2016  
Text:  Isaiah 65: 17-25
Title: Can You See a Garden?
 The Sacrament of Holy Communion

Listen for updates on new communion schedule!

Join us after church THIS SUNDAY, August 14 in Tankersley Hall for

Jubilee Presentation


Menu Change:  Baked Potato Bar, Salad, Brownies and Ice-Cream

To learn more about the Jubilee Project and their vital outreach ministries to the people of Hancock County, click on the link below.


Congratulations are in Order!
  Jim and Brenda Hobbs announce the engagement of their son, Jason Lee Hobbs to Julia Carolyn Geiger, daughter of Karl Geiger of Rogersville, TN and the late Susan Geiger.



The wedding will take place on April 8th, 2017 at the Rogersville Presbyterian Church.


Do You Have a 
Volunteer’s Heart?

Volunteers are needed to do simple non-computer tasks in our church office.

Can you give just one hour per week-only four hours per month?

Even four people donating just one hour per month can have a remarkable effect.

                                         Please consider giving a small donation of time-you will make a BIG Difference!

Contact Michelle 423.430.2335 or michelle@fumcbristol.wpcomstaging.com

Great News From the Children’s Department!
“Our numbers are growing fast & we are having fun and learning
        together. Parents have shared that the children are excited to attend Sunday school!
Upcoming Exciting Events:
Camp Day at church, with tent, campfire, & games.
Mulch is coming for the playground; herbs and ground-covers needed-please share from your homes.
Please see me to spend a Sunday with us, regardless of your age!
I will have the lesson, all you need to bring is an open heart, loving arms, and a child-like faith.
Looking forward to hearing from you”-
                                         Suzanne Goyette
Current Sunday Morning Schedule
(Listen for any updates after July 31)
9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m  Sunday School for All Ages
10:45 a.m.  Chapel Prayer, Reflection and Holy Communion
(posted schedule)
 11:00 a.m. Joint Worship Service, Sanctuary
Come find your
‘true north’ with us,
 Sunday mornings!
Pot Luck Picnic and Worship Conversation
Enjoy the photo memories from Sunday’s
gathering at The Strader Farm


“Pay it Forward” Campaign

How are you doing with your cards?  Need more?
Replenish your supply this Sunday! 

  Listen in worship for exciting 

“Pay it Forward” Stories ! 
 “By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.” ~ John 13: 35
Our own James Crussell & Julie Blanton
 got together last week at church to bake communion bread.
James is 13 years old, and already knows what profession he hopes to pursue later in life! Wishing to be a chef, he especially enjoys baking bread.
More interesting facts about James:
he has two pets at home, a dog & a cat; his favorite subject in school is math; his favorite person who inspires him is his grandmother.
Many thanks to James for helping to bake bread for the congregation.
Golden Anniversary of
Suzanne Rollins

Saturday, August 6
1:00 p.m-4:00 p.m.
First UMC
in Tankersley Hall

This week’s
Feed the Hungry
Family Promise of Bristol
Our giving provides an opportunity for us to show God’s grace and Christ’s love to children with homeless families in the Bristol area.  
Upcoming Birthdays 


Aug 10:   Adam Graybeal, 
            Breanne Hubbard

Aug 12:   Jessi Spangler

 Aug 14:  Fred Kilday,

            Adam Wells

 Aug 17:  Beverly McCallum

Aug 23:   Lucy Lewis, Bradley Gorrell




  Aug 12: Dale & Sue Dietz

Aug 16: Mike & Tawana Teague

Aug 25: Tom & Donna Felty

Aug 27: Richard & Penny Reecher

Aug 28ish: Dow & Johnnie Strader

8/31: Billy Lusk & Karen Stanton

 Calendar & Events Schedule 
                Week of August 10-16
Wed, August 10:        7:00pm- Chancel Choir Rehearsal
Thursday, August 11:   9:00am-Haiti Meeting
                            6:30pm-Yoga with Jean
Friday, August 12:      5:30pm-Belly Dancing-yoga room
                           6:30pm-Belly Dancing-yoga room 
Sunday, August 14:     9:30am-Sunday School Hour
                           10:30am-Fellowship/Chapel Worship
                           11:00 a.m. Morning Worship, Sanctuary

                           12:10 pm-Youth Jubilee Presentation & Lunch

                           5:00pm- Trustees

Monday, August 15:    6:00pm-Belly Dancing-Yoga Room


Tuesday, August 16:    8:00a.m. Men’s Prayer Breakfast

                           6:30p.m. Yoga with Joe


 To make changes or additions to the calendar
          contact Alan Gorrell 423-652-7377 or Sandy Gorrell 423-652-1987.

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