FUMC Bristol Newsletter, August 17th-23rd, 2016


Setting Healthy Boundaries:
A Series 
Do you have trouble saying “No?”
Can your children (of any age), other family members and friends
‘push’ you beyond comfortable limits?
Do you often give yourself away and have nothing left?
Is it your habit to keep others happy vs. doing what you really want?
Can people ‘push your buttons?’
Do you avoid answering certain phone calls or ever dodge someone you know in the grocery store?
If any of these things are true for you, then this series on “Boundaries” may
be just the thing for you!
If you know someone else who could benefit from this series,
then by all means, INVITE THEM!
Week 1: Exodus 18:14-23 (et al.)
 The Sacrament of Holy Communion

Listen for updates on new communion schedule!
Wanted: Worship Surveys
At our recent church-wide picnic, pastor Michelle distributed a worship survey in hopes of procuring our opinion on our
3-month joint worship experience AND our ideas on the best way forward.
Surveys are due this Sunday, August 21.
If you have not yet received one,
you may pick it up at the church OR click on the link below and print one
for yourself!

Report from the
 Children’s Department
News from Suzanne Goyette
“This week we had a bumper crop of little ones
, and we are so glad to welcome them! “
The Fruit of the Spirit this week was Self-Control.
We snacked on grapes of every color as Suzanne & Mary Jane Bradbury helped the children create beautiful bunches of glass grapes! The kids learned how Daniel in the Old Testament grew wiser and stronger by
practicing self control and following God’s way,
even in a foreign land.”
Watch this Spot: 
Algie Aubrey 
Sunday School Class
 Huge Church Yard Sale!

Saturday, October 1st, 7am-3pm

       Sunday, October 2nd, 12pm-3pm
Tankersley Hall
Donations of household items, books, toys, furniture, and more accepted
(no clothing donations, please)
Hot Dogs and Funnel Cakes For Sale!
 Watch for updates about when & where to drop off your donated items!

The Youth Jubilee Presentation and Luncheon
was held Sunday, August 14th, 2016

  Baked Potato Bar, Salad, Brownies and Ice-Cream were enjoyed as the Youth shared their experiences on mission in Hancock County, TN

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

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!
Tree of Eternal Life, Mexican Folk Art

 Memorials and Honorariums
A gift to Help for Haiti Children’s Shelter has been given
in loving memory of Charles “P J” Burns III by Ellen & Bob Mueller
and a gift has been given to the Skylight Replacement Fund
by Louise Carver
The following gifts have been given in honor of the 50th Wedding Anniversary of Richard & Suzanne Rollins – 
To the Skylight Replacement Fund by Sue Bryngelson, Judy Ditmore,
Larry & Kathy Wagner;
 To Meals on Wheels by Roy & Martha Ann Watson;
To Help for Haiti Children’s Shelter by John & Kathy Mack
“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
Reading Buddy 2016- 2017 School-Year
Thursday, September 8th, 2016
6:00 p.m.-7:00p.m.
Tankersley Hall
Seasoned Reading Buddies and those considering impacting the life of a child through the Anderson School Reading Buddy Program,
JOIN US!    Come find what it takes to be mutually blessed!
We will work with your schedule!
Dr. Ginger Christian
New Principal, Anderson Elementary.
Family Promise
of Bristol
August 28th-September 3rd
There are many opportunities to help:
Evening Host: serve as the family’s host & advocate. 5:30p-8:30p.              Contact John Mack at  john@bristolymca.net
Overnight Host: stay overnight at the church with the family. 8:30p-6:00a. Contact Alan Gorrell at  423-652-7377
Set up/Tear down: set up, clean up rooms/wash linens.
Contact: Donna Kilday at  423-764-5054
                Meals: Cook, serve, and eat with the family.  
Contact Sue Dietz at  sue@cyberdietz.com
Thank you in advance for supporting this wonderful, worthy
mission project!

This week’s
Feed the Hungry
Local  Missions
Our generous giving
helps members of our church family and other immediate
local mission needs
Upcoming Birthdays 

 Aug 17:  Beverly McCallum

Aug 23:   Lucy Lewis, Bradley Gorrell


Aug 26:   Betty Hess


Aug 28:   Andrew Hanson, Michael Raper


Aug 29:   Susan Goyette


Aug 30:   Dean Chafin

Aug 31:   Dow Strader





Aug 16: Mike & Tawana Teague

Aug 25: Tom & Donna Felty

Aug 27: Richard & Penny Reecher

Aug 28ish: Dow & Johnnie Strader

Aug 31: Billy Lusk & Karen Stanton

 Calendar & Events Schedule 
                Week of August 17-23
Wed, August 17:        7:00pm- Chancel Choir Rehearsal
Thursday, August 18:   10:00am-Homebound Meeting
1:00pm  Bristol Cooperative Parish Mtg (First)
                            6:30pm-Yoga with Jean
Friday, August 19:      5:30pm-Belly Dancing-yoga room
                            6:30pm-Belly Dancing-yoga room 
Saturday, August 20:   9:00am-Holston Quilters
Sunday, August 21:     9:30am-Sunday School Hour
                           10:45am-Fellowship & Worship,Chapel
                           11:00 a.m. Morning Worship, Sanctuary

                           5:00pm- Communication & Evangelism 

Monday, August 22:    6:00pm-Belly Dancing-Yoga Room


Tuesday, August 23:    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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