FUMC Bristol Newsletter, Nov 2nd-8th, 2016

Tiny Pastors  Bellashea and Lara
Sunday, November 6, 2016
Text:  Luke 20: 27-38
Title: Everything is Alright
The Rev. Dr. Alan Gorrell
Trustee Church Work Day
Photographic Update

 This past Saturday faithful volunteers

 finished spreading mulch on

the children’s playground.


Many thanks to Joe, Tom, Dow, Kathy, John, and others who have worked on  revitalizing the playground area!






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, and more! 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…)

William (Bill) Massey, Jr.

05/18/1958 to 10/26/2016


James (Jim) Grover Gray, Jr.

02/13/1924 to 10/26/2016 


     Amount Needed Until Year’s End: $50,409       
Contributions to Operating Fund 10/23/2016: $3,447
Amount Needed Weekly: $5,601
Information from 10/30/2016 is unavailable but will be updated next week to reflect current totals
Operation Envelope:
 Gifts to date: 
$ 4,177
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, November 6th
 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.”

The Abingdon District United Methodist Women held training for officers of local church units on October 22nd at First UMC.
 There were about 70 in attendance, including First UMC United Methodist Women members who served a meal of soup, sandwiches, and homemade desserts.
Always Exciting Photographic Update!
Check out what we’ve been doing lately:
Moses parted the Red Sea, then we made tambourines and sang praise songs!
Thanks to Alan & Karen Hale for the gift of pumpkins and gourds!
 Our Weekly
Feed the Hungry 
offering goes to
Holston Home 
for Children. 
The goal of HHC is to help children & their families overcome hardships; sometimes, children are unable to live at home and Holston Home provides one. 
 Remember to send
your church-related photos for the newsletter header picture!
 Have you created paintings, drawings, needlecrafts, or other spiritually inspired artwork?   Send these photos as well.     
email photos to Michelle pastor@fumcbristol.wpcomstaging.com or Julie jbb1927@gmail.com
 Upcoming Birthdays 


       11/2:  Glen Tankersley

       11/3:  Amalia Hubbard

       11/5:  Don Tankerlsey

       11/6:  Ernestine Blanton

       11/7:  Louise Carver

       11/8:  Kathy Feagins

       11/11: Frances Coppedge

       11/12: Patricia Carr, Lola Lunsford

       11/13: Martha Dean

 Calendar & Events Schedule 
 Week of November 2-8
Wed, Nov 2:       6:30pm-Youth Activity
                      7:00pm- Chancel Choir Rehearsal

Thurs, Nov 3:      10am-Homebound Team  
                      6:00pm-Yoga with Jean
Friday, Nov 4:     5:30pm-Belly Dancing-yoga room
                      6:30pm-Belly Dancing-yoga room 

Sunday, Nov 6:    Daylight Savings Time ends-Fall Back one hour 
                       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, Nov 7:    1pm-Food Pantry Volunteers

                      6:00pm-Belly Dancing-Yoga Room 



Tuesday, Nov 8:    Election Day  

                      8:00am -Men’s Prayer Breakfast

                      6:30pm- Yoga with Joe




 To make changes or additions to the calendar
          contact Alan Gorrell


        or Sandy Gorrell 423-652-1987.

First United Methodist Church

 322 Vance Dr., Bristol, TN 37620


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