FUMC Bristol Newsletter, October 5-11th, 2016

The Healing of the Ten Lepers
Artist:  Jesus MAFA
Country:  Cameroon
Date:  1973
Sunday, October 9, 2016
Text:  Luke 17: 11-19
Title:  “Much Obliged”
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.
Discovered 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! 
Our church yard sale brought in $1,309.72!!
Thank you to Marguerite Buckley and her tireless band of volunteers, as well as everyone who contributed items.
In addition, the Youth made $177.50 in hot dog
and funnel cake sales.


NOTE: rescheduled from October 9th 
EMERGENCY:  Would You Know What to Do??
Hands-On Instruction
The care and use of an AED



October 16th after church

30 minute class

Certified by:
American Heart Assocation
. . This is not a full CPR certification class but optional
at a later time.

Amount Needed Until Year’s End: $63,600
Contributions to Operating Fund 10/2/2016: $10,730.52
Amount Needed Weekly: $5,300
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.
Announcing 2017 Giving Campaign 
Look for a letter this week from Pastor Michelle as we prepare for our Consecration/Giving Sunday of October 23, 2016.  
We will, of course, receive pledges before and after this date.
“We make a living by what we get; we make a life by what we give.”

 October 2nd, 2016
Photographic Update! 
                                          WHAT WE DID! 
  •  Learned about Old Testament nomadic people
  • Played games, drew water from well, fished, boated down the River Nile, ran from Pharoah, cooked around the campfire, welcomed guests into our home 

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 Organ Maintenance Fund by Richard & Suzanne Rollins
To Meals on Wheels by JoAnn Rorrer
To Family Promise by Madeline D. Helton
In loving memory of Richard A. “Dick” Smith:
To the Organ Maintenance Fund by Richard & Suzanne Rollins
With Sympathy
 We express our deepest sympathy to Helen and Tim Harkleroad in the September 28th death of Helen’s  sister:
Phyllis Marie Frye Copeland
After a Newton, N.C service, there will be a Friday, October 7, 3:30 Memorial Service at
Emory Chapel, Emory, Virginia
with the Reverend Dr. David St. Clair presiding.
If you prefer, consider sending cards to the Harkleroad’s at:
309 Redstone Drive
Bristol, Tennessee  37620-2939

Feed the Hungry Offering, October 9: 
 Family Promise of Bristol
Our generous giving provides an opportunity to show God’s grace and Christ’s love to children with homeless families in the Bristol area.
 Upcoming Birthdays



 4: Algie Aubrey

 5: Jean Bentley

 6: Doug Taylor

 7: Sandy Platz, Wanda Wood,

     David Swecker


Upcoming Anniversaries
Oct 9: Adam Graybeal & Jennifer Daniels
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 October 5-11
Wed, Oct 5:       6:30pm-Youth Activity
                      7:00pm- Chancel Choir Rehearsal
Thurs, Oct 6:      6:30pm-Yoga with Jean
Friday, Oct 7:      5:30pm-Belly Dancing-yoga room
                      6:30pm-Belly Dancing-yoga room 
Sunday, Oct 9:     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) 

Monday, Oct 10:   6:00pm-Belly Dancing-Yoga Room 


Tuesday, Oct 11:   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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