FUMC Bristol Newsletter, October 19-25th, 2016

Photography by Michelle McKinnon-Young
Tree of Abundance by Carol Cavalaris

Sunday, October 23, 2016
Text: I Corinthians 9: (1-5), 6-13
Title: Bountiful Provider
All Saints Sunday
 Sunday, November 6
The Reverend Dr. Alan Gorrell preaching
River Worship Planning Team in Action!
Worship Team Leader:  Breanne Hubbard

left to right:  Gary Young (Music Director), Mary Jane Bradbury (Faith and Arts Team Leader), David Swecker, Sue Dietz, Carol Wright, Trinka Felty

Not pictured:  Cindi Carnahan
Michelle McKinnon-Young (photographer) 

Ready to Launch
Important Lift-Off Meeting
Thursday, October 20, 5:30 p.m  Education Team
Location:  Church Library
You are invited… 
to contribute to our church newsletter! As you participate in church-related events take photos.   

What about your experiences at FUMC 
inspire you?
Submit a photo and one will be chosen weekly as the Header Picture. Your contribution will be acknowledged in the newsletter.
email photos to Michelle pastor@fumcbristol.wpcomstaging.com or Julie jbb1927@gmail.com


Check out our new LIFE GROUP offerings based on your recent survey results.
Click on the group convener e-mail below to get more details and launch dates!
1.  Dinner Clubs/Groups:    Suzanne Rollins
       Meeting in homes at local restaurants for food and fellowship

2.   FUMC Game Club         Rebekah and Andrew McGrady
       No experience needed.  Come play with us, make new friends. Board games, card games — all skill levels — teaching included!
3.  The Bag Ladies (and Men, Youth, Children etc…)
 Sue Dietz
Cindi Carnahan
        Handcrafts, art and other service projects for the homeless and beyond
4.  FUMC Youth Group              John Mack
     Every Wednesday evening and myriad of other opps scattered throughout the year
5.  Book Club                            Michelle McKinnon-Young
        What are you reading these days?  Let’s study/discuss it together as a group over coffee!
6.  Bible Study                                 Kelly Logan
                                                   Michelle McKinnon-Young

Making connections between Scripture & life, building community and growing spiritually! 

                   More group launches soon!  CHECK THIS SPOT!
(Gourmet cooking, spirituality/yoga, sports & outdoor fitness club, etc…)
Chapel Service Revisited
Weeknight Worship
Launching 2017 
We gratefully acknowledge
receiving a gift to
The Help for Haiti Children’s Shelter
in loving memory of L.C. Hale
by Sue Bryngelson
A Word of Thanks
from Helen and Tim Harkleroad
In the recent death of Helen’s sister,
Phyllis Frye Copeland, Helen and Tim wish to thank the church members for the beautiful cards, concerns and prayers during their time of loss. Additional thanks to Reverend Mike Teague for his attendance at the funeral from both the Harkleroad’s and Pastor Michelle who was sick at the time.
Helen and Tim have made a generous donation towards church building improvements in Phyllis’ memory…
THE PRAYER SHAWL around Helen’s shoulders was lovingly crocheted by Beverly Basham as part of First UMC’s Prayer Shawl Ministry..
     Amount Needed Until Year’s End: $53,873
Contributions to Operating Fund 10/16/2016: $4,808
Amount Needed Weekly: $5,387
Operation Envelope:
 Gifts to date: 
Envelopes with suggested donation amounts are
 still available in the sanctuary.
Prayerfully choose what you can share.

Your gifts DO make a difference!

Family Promise
starts this week
 October 23rd-29th
“Transforming the lives of
homeless families.
Because every child
deserves a home.”
OCTOBER 23, 2016
 Please prayerfully consider your gifts towards the 2017 ministry year and bring them with you to worship on Sunday, October 23. 
  We will present them at the altar during both of our morning
worship services.
We will, of course, receive your estimate of giving cards
before and after that time.
Call us with any questions!
“We make a living by what we get; we make a life by what we give.”

 October 16th 2016
 We studied about Pharoah and the promises of God,
we made grasshoppers good enough to eat!
Our Teens are busy this Fall with lots of exciting events!
Check out their fun schedule by clicking on the link below
An Interview with Loetta Cornett

 This month begins a new feature in the newsletter-personal interviews with our church attendees.

 Click on the link below to go in depth with Loetta Cornett.

 Interview with Loetta Cornett

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!  
Our Weekly
Feed the Hungry 
offering this week goes to Local Missions.
This fund helps members of our church family and other immediate local mission needs.
 Upcoming October Birthdays


        24: Olivia Bittinger

        25: Eshea Prewitt

        26: Greg Androney

        27: Dan Ashworth,

             Noah Hubbard

29: Erica Rakes,

                                             Kerry Crussell

                                      30: Finley Elliott

                                      31: Loetta Cornett

October Anniversaries
 9: Adam Graybeal &
Jennifer Daniels
 10: Adam Wells & Loren Biggs
14: Jim & Brenda Hobbs
 18: Gary Young & Michelle 
22: Andrew & Victoria Hanson
 Calendar & Events Schedule 
 Week of October 19-25
         Family Promise October 23rd- 29th 
Wed, Oct 19:      6:30pm-Youth Activity
                      7:00pm- Chancel Choir Rehearsal

Thurs, Oct 20:     5:30pm-Education Team
                      6:00pm-Yoga with Jean
Friday, Oct 21:     5:30pm-Belly Dancing-yoga room
                       6:30pm-Belly Dancing-yoga room 
Saturday, Oct 22:  9:00am-UMW District Meeting
Sunday, Oct 23:   Family Promise Week begins
                       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 24:   6:00pm-Belly Dancing-Yoga Room 

Tuesday, Oct 25:   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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