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FUMC Bristol Newsletter, August 31st-September 6th, 2016
September 1, 2016
First United Methodist Church
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Text: Luke 14: 25-33
Title: A Celebration of ‘Work’
and the Theology Behind It
Help me build this week’s sermon.
Please bring objects/symbols of your ‘work’ (paid or unpaid) including skills and hobbies that have added value to your life and that of others. I will weave your visual aids and stories into our sermon.
Join us as we find scriptural reference for our ‘work,’ and ultimately share the Sacrament of Holy Communion
as a Church family.
Beginning Sunday September 11
After reviewing some 39 completed surveys, talking extensively with our Children’s Coordinator, several Sunday School teachers, and pastorally seeking God’s guidance through prayer, the
August 28 Administrative Council approved my following recommendations for our
Worship and Sunday School schedule,
beginning September 11:
9:30-10:30 The River
*9:30-10:30 Sunday School for All Ages
10:30-11:30 Sunday School II
11:00 Traditional/Covergent Worship
(Childcare and Christian educational instruction will be provided from *9:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.)
Parents can pick up their children at any time
during the Sunday morning schedule.
In order for our Children’s Program to be successful,
parents and congregants
will rotate through the Sunday morning schedule, sharing their giftedness/interests and leadership with our youngest disciples.
Sunday School Update:
The Gifts of the Spirit Series ended with an exploration of the gift of Peace. The children made doves and they learned that peace makers are called “children of God.”
“If any one asks you who I am, tell them I am a child of God!”
Tausha and the Triplets
Born Friday August 26 in Nashville, Tennessee at
11:17 a.m. 11:18 a.m and 11:19 a.m respectively
4 pounds 11 ounces Mary Harbert
(Mary is from both sides of family and Harbert is Mary’s Daddy!)
4 pounds 12 ounces Elizabeth James
(Elizabeth is from both sides of family Grandma/Great Grandma
and James in Grandpa Ronald James Carmack’s middle name)
4 pounds 15 ounces Dorothy Lucille Cline
(Dorothy is from Grandma Dorothy Carmak,
Lucille is a Grandmother and the name of Harbert’s sister and
Cline is Dorothy Carmack’s maiden name)
Proud parents are
Tausha and Harbert Alexander
(big sister Nora Ridley)
Proud Grandparents are Ron and Dorothy Carmack!
The Sacrament of
Bella will be baptized in the Clinch River in
When given the choice on how her baptism would occur, she said assuredly,
‘I want to be baptized like Jesus.’
So a river it is!
Pastor Michelle and Bella’s Great-Grandfather, will share in the rite of
(Finalizing plans. Will publish date next week!)
For more information on what United Methodists believe about Baptism, at what age baptism is ‘appropriate,’ the 3 different ways United Methodists baptize and MORE click on the link:
On September 11, we will begin the book “If You Can Keep It: The Forgotten Promise of American Liberty.”
Historian Eric Metaxas ponders the ways in which Americans are losing the promises of the American Republic as citizens forfeit responsibilities and refuse to understand the intention of American ideals.
On the eve of this important election this study is timely as we consider our responsibilities as Americans and as concerned human beings.
Come join us!
Saturday, Oct 1st,
Sunday, Oct 2nd,
Gently used household items, books, toys, furniture and more
(budget remaining plus amount owed to Designated Fund)
$6,562 needed per week
Average weekly amount received first thirty-five weeks: $3,562 per week
May we each prayerfully and in timely fashion, do our part.
“Not equal gifts, but equal sacrifice.”
With God, all things are possible
Sunday, September 11
An Opportunity to
Help Your Church
Listen for more information.
Reading Buddy 2016- 2017 School-Year
Thursday, September 8th, 2016
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.
Church-Wide Work Day
September 24th, 9am-12pm
Projects: finish the berm bankwalls and the playground.
immediately after 11:00 a.m. Worship in Tankersley Hall, and outside on the church grounds
We will have hamburgers, hot dogs, and all the fixin’s.
Bring a dessert if desired.
Please join us for some time together and a good meal.You don’t need to go out to eat, come eat with your church family!!
We will accept donations for our UMW mission projects.
KIDS CAMPING DAY
Sunday, October 2nd, 2016
A day to play in the church yard and cook your own lunch.
We will learn about the nomadic people in the bible, Have Sunday school in the tent! A full day of games, learning, and just plain fun! We will be located on the Sparger Road side near the playground, as we are learning about
many Old Testament stories.
What do I need from you? A portable fire pit, or a dug fire pit, some extra hands when we cook if you have wee ones, and a sense of excitement as we experience shepherding, drawing water, cooking over a fire,
and welcoming guests into our home.
Children learn kinesthetically, they learn best by using their own bodies and their hands.
This great day of fun will lay a foundation for Bible stories
for years to come.
Feel free to invite a friend but make reservations.