FUMC Bristol Newsletter, September 21-27th, 2016


 Sunday, September 25, 2016
A Parable of Jesus 
Text:   Luke 16: 19-31
Title:  What It Takes…
Sunday Morning Schedule 
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/Convergent 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.
Luther Clinton (L.C.) Hale, Jr.
September 8, 1926-
September 17, 2016

90 years old!

Funeral:  September 21:  8:00 p.m.
Burial:  September 22:  12 noon
Temple Hill Memorial Park, Castlewood 
                                                                               Click to see:  
                                                              L.C. Hale Obituary
Congratulations Nate Hubbard
Bristol Herald Courier
New Sports Editor!
 Wednesday Nights Return 
You asked for it on your recent surveys
    so plans are underway:

Mid-Week Food, Fellowship,
Fun and Study 
 (maybe worship too)

  Join our planning team?  See Michelle.
Chapel Service Revisited
Many of you enjoyed our 3-month Taize/Monastic style Sunday morning Chapel Service.   Our plan is to continue offering the service with a combination of laity and clergy leadership. 

Most popular votes are for

Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday evenings.

 Which day and time works best for you?

Saturday, Oct 1st,  7am-3pm
Sunday, Oct 2nd, 12pm-3pm 
Drop-Off Dates, THIS WEEK!!! 
Tankersley Hall:
Fri, Sept 23, 9am-1pm
Sun, Sept 25, 9am-12pm
Mon Sept 26, 1pm-5pm
Contact Marguerite Buckley with inquiries
mbnc51@yahoo.com  or  (704)281-3319
The Sacrament of
Holy Baptism:
BellaShea Graybeal
Date: Sun. Sept 25
Time:  3:30 p.m
Location:  Hiltons, VA.
Clinch River 
After the UMW Picnic this Sunday, travel with us
 in the church van or follow in your car to Hiltons, Virginia for
Bella’s baptism!
                                    EMERGENCY:  Would You Know What to Do??
Hands-On Instruction
The care and use of an AED



October 9th after church

30 minute class

Certified by American Heart Association
. . This is not a full CPR certification class but optional
at a later time.
FINANCE UPDATE FROM September 18,2016

Contributions to Operating Fund: $1,696
Amount Needed Weekly:  $5,080
May we each prayerfully and in timely fashion, do our part.

“Not equal gifts, but equal sacrifice.” 
Operation Envelope:
A Novel Opportunity
to Help Your Church
To date
has been donated
Envelopes with suggested donation amounts will be available in both Sunday services for the next few weeks.
Prayerfully consider what you can give to
impact your church.
Church-Wide Work Day
September 24th, 9am-12noon
Projects:  Tackle berm bank walls and mulch playground

Bring:  Wheelbarrows,shovels, work gloves
THIS SUNDAY September 25th,
Time:  Following 11:00 a.m. Worship
Location:  Tankersley Hall & Outside on Grounds

What’s for Lunch:

Hamburgers, hot dogs, and all the fixin’s.
Bring desserts!
Accepting donations for our UMW mission projects!! 
Sunday, October 2nd, 2016
Sparger Road Side (near playground) 
Learn about Old Testament nomadic people in the Bible!
Lay a foundation of Bible Stories for years to come!  
INCLUDED:  Games, learning and plan fun! 

Needed:  portable fire pit, or a  dug fire pit
                  Extra hands when we cook
              A sense of excitement 

EXPERIENCE:  Shepherding, drawing water, cooking over a fire, 
and welcoming guests into our home.
HOW KIDS LEARN:  Kinesthetically,
by using their own bodies and their hands.

  Feel free to invite a friend

but make reservations.
suzpoolq@gmail.com         Suzanne Goyette
Annual Church Business Meeting:
Date:: Sun. Oct. 30
Time:: 3:00 p.m
 Location:  St. Luke
First UMC will join with 18 other churches for a 2016  Cluster Charge Conference

Make plans to join us!  

This week’s
Feed the Hungry
offering is for
Local School Missions. 
Our generous giving helps families in need within the
Bristol School System
 Upcoming Birthdays

     Sept 19: Sue Dietz, Claude Wood

     Sept 23: Jack Ford

     Sept 25: Nell Banks

     Sept 26: Bob Barrett

     Sept 28: Richard McCallum 

 Calendar & Events Schedule 
 Week of September 21-27
Wed, Sept 21:        6:30pm-Youth Activity
                         7:00pm- Chancel Choir Rehearsal
Thurs, Sept 22:      6:00pm-Sponsorship for Help for Haiti
                         6:30pm-Yoga with Jean
                         6:30pm-Mankind Project
Friday, Sept 23:      9am-1pm-Drop Off for Yard Sale
                         5:30pm-Belly Dancing-yoga room
                         6:30pm-Belly Dancing-yoga room 
Saturday, Sept 24:   9:00am-Church Work Day
Sunday, Sept 25:      9:00am-12:00pm-Drop Off for Yard Sale
                         9:30-10:30am-The River
                        *9:30-10:30am-Sunday School for all Ages
                        10:30-11:30am-Sunday School II
                        11:00am-Traditional/Convergent worship
       (Christian education/childcare from 9:30 a.m.-12 noon weekly)
                        12:00pm-UMW Social Picnic
3:30pm  BellaShea Baptism, Clinch River 

Monday, Sept 26:    1pm-5pm-Drop Off for Yard Sale

                        5:30pm-Staff Parish Meeting

                        6:00pm-Belly Dancing-Yoga Room



Tuesday, Sept 27:   8:00am -Men’s Prayer Breakfast

                        6:30pm- Yoga with Joe

                        7:00pm-Martha Circle


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

First United Methodist Church

 322 Vance Dr., Bristol, TN 37620


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