FUMC Bristol Newsletter, Oct 26-Nov 1, 2016

Artwork created for the narthex by Mary Jane Bradbury
Sunday, October 30, 2016
Text:  Habakkuk 1: 1-4; 2: 1-4
Title: In the Meantime…
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) 

Trustee Church Work Day
Saturday, October 29th


Projects:  Finish spreading mulch on playground,

spread compost on berm & finish top cap of stones.


Bring:  shovels, rakes, wheelbarrows.


Many Hands Make Light Work.


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/more!
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 

     Amount Needed Until Year’s End: $50,409
Contributions to Operating Fund 10/23/2016: $3,447
Amount Needed Weekly: $5,601
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!

STEWARDSHIP SUNDAY continues this Week
Sunday, October 30
 If you forgot your card or misplaced it,
you will have an opportunity the next few Sundays
  to present Estimate of Giving Cards during both of our morning
worship services.  We will have extra cards available in worship! 
You can also drop your sealed envelope by the church office during the week OR mail it to us at:

322 Vance Drive
Bristol, TN   37620|
Attention:  Carol Wright

Call us with any questions!
“We make a living by what we get; we make a life by what we give.”

You are invited… 
to contribute to our church


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
Our Teens are busy this Fall with lots of exciting events!
Check out their fun schedule by clicking on the link below
Annual Church Business Meeting:
This Sunday, 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 is for          Local School Missions.
Our generous giving helps families in need within the Bristol School System.
 Upcoming Birthdays

       10/26: Greg Androney

       10/27: Dan Ashworth, Noah Hubbard

       10/29: Erica Rakes,Kerry Crussell

       10/30: Finley Elliott

       10/31: Loetta Cornett, Jimmy Bowden


       11/2: Glen Tankersley

       11/3: Amalia Hubbard

       11/5: Don Tankerlsey

November Anniversary
25: Dan Ashworth & Cindi Carnahan
 Calendar & Events Schedule 
 Week of October 26-Nov 1
        Family Promise October 23rd- 29th 
Wed, Oct 26:      6:30pm-Youth Activity
                      7:00pm- Chancel Choir Rehearsal
Thurs, Oct 27:     6:00pm-Yoga with Jean
                      6:30pm-Mankind Project
Friday, Oct 28:     5:30pm-Belly Dancing-yoga room
                       6:30pm-Belly Dancing-yoga room 
Saturday, Oct 29:  9am-12pm-Trustee Work Day
Sunday, Oct 30:    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) 
                      3:00pm-Charge Conference-St. Luke UMC

Monday, Oct 31:   6:00pm-Belly Dancing-Yoga Room 



Tuesday, Nov 1:   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.

First United Methodist Church

 322 Vance Dr., Bristol, TN 37620


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