FUMC Bristol Newsletter, September 28-October 4, 2016


 Sunday, October 2, 2016
Text: II Timothy 1:1-14
Title: “Faith Family”
For this week’s World Communion Sunday,

bring an item from another country/culture for our display table (for visual effect only)

We will provide place cards so you can geographically or culturally ‘locate’
your item.   

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.
Discoverd in the Church Parking Lot
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
2 Skylights, ready for Wednesday Installation

Captured from Wednesday Installation
Real Time Skylight Installation, September 28, 2016
Video Link:
Real Time Skylight Installation,
September 28, 2016
Ready to Launch
Important Lift-Off Meetings!
Wednesday, October 12, 5:15 p.m  Wednesday Night Planning Team
                                                    “Small Group” Planning
Location:  Church Library

Thursday, October 13, 5:30 p.m. The River Worship Planning Team
Location:  Church Library

Sunday, October 16, 12:10 p.m.  Worship Team (Re-imagined)
Location:  Church Library

Thursday, October 20, 5:30 p.m  Education Team
Location:  Church Library
Chapel Service Revisited
Weeknight Worship
Updates Coming! 
Saturday, Oct 1st,  7am-3pm
Sunday, Oct 2nd, 12pm-3pm 
Enjoy Homemade Funnel Cakes and Grilled Hot dogs!
Contact Marguerite Buckley with inquiries
mbnc51@yahoo.com  or  (704)281-3319
The Sacrament of
Holy Baptism
BellaShea Graybeal


Time: 3:30pm

Location: Hiltons, VA

Clinch River





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 Assocation
. . This is not a full CPR certification class but optional
at a later time.
FINANCE UPDATE FROM September 25,2016

Amount Needed Until Year’s End: $73,164
Contributions to Operating Fund: 9/25/2106: $3,826
Amount Needed Weekly: $5,628
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 Work-Day
A Photographic Update
 Thanks to the volunteers who worked so hard to
 Many hands helped to pull weeds & spread new mulch
The library also received some attention!
Also accomplished:
Replaced over 20 light bulbs
Replaced damaged ceiling tiles
Sunday School
This Sunday we had so much fun! We rode our camel and played
“Pharaoh Says” with Reverend Mike (Teague)
Next Sunday is Tent Day!

FUMC-Bristol’s UMW Annual Picnic
Photos of The Gathering
This Sunday, October 2nd, 2016
9:30 a,m,-3:00 p.m,
Learn about Old Testament nomadic people in the Bible!
Lay a foundation of Bible Stories for years to come!  
INCLUDED:  Games, learning and plain fun! 
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!  
    We gratefully acknowledge receiving the following gifts
in loving memory of  L.C. Hale:
To the Memorial Fund by Richard & Beverly McCallum;
To Meals on Wheels by Russ & Beverly Basham

This week’s
Feed the Hungry
offering will go to the
World Communion Fund.
This fund supports graduate racial-ethnic World Communion Scholarships, with at least one-half of the annual amount reserved for ministries beyond the United States. Donations also provide for undergraduate U.S. Ethnic Scholarshipand Ethnic In-Service Training programs.
 Upcoming Birthdays

 Sept 28: Richard McCallum

 Oct 1: Dale Barker

 Oct 4: Algie Aubrey

 Oct 5: Jean Bentley

 Oct 6: Doug Taylor                            Oct 7: Sandy Platz, Wanda Wood, David Swecker



Upcoming Anniversaries
Oct 10: Adam Wells & Loren Biggs
Oct 14: Jim & Brenda Hobbs
Oct 18: Gary Young & Michelle
Oct 22: Andrew & Victoria Hansen
 Calendar & Events Schedule 
 Week of September 28-October 4
Wed, Sept 28:        6:30pm-Youth Activity
                         7:00pm- Chancel Choir Rehearsal
Thurs, Sept 29:       6:30pm-Yoga with Jean
                         6:30pm-Mankind Project
Friday, Sept 30:      5:30pm-Belly Dancing-yoga room
                         6:30pm-Belly Dancing-yoga room 
Saturday, Oct 1:     7am-3pm-Church Yard Sale
Sunday, Oct 2:        9:00am -Kids Camping Day
                         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-3:00pm-Church Yard Sale
                         7:00pm-Administrative Council

Monday, Oct 3:       1:00pm-Food Pantry Volunteers

                         6:00pm-Belly Dancing-Yoga Room 


Tuesday, Oct 4:      8:00am -Men’s Prayer Breakfast

                         6:30pm- 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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 322 Vance Dr., Bristol, TN 37620


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