FUMC Bristol Newsletter, Nov 9-15th, 2016

The River Service
Sunday, November 13th
9:30am,Tankersley Hall
Text: Luke 21:5-19, Isaiah 65: 17-25
Title: el fin
Joe Rhymer, Lay Servant
Sunday, November 13, 2016
11:00am, Sanctuary
Hymn Sing
Led by Gary Young 
Community  Thanksgiving Worship and “Feast”
Addilynn UMC
Sunday evening, November 20,
5:00 p.m
Just as last year,our Cooperative Parish of Churches (this year including new churches) will join for a Community Thanksgiving Service followed by a ‘family-style’ meal in Addilynn’s generous-size fellowship hall.

Worship will include a joint choir from our participating churches with
Reverend Ray Amos, from South Bristol preaching.
  Each church is assigned specific dishes for the Thanksgiving Meal.
First UMC is asked to bring vegetable and/or
fruit casseroles as a compliment to the overall meal.. 
Come Join Us and Invite a Friend!
Always Exciting Photographic Update!
          Last week we learned about manna, which means “what is it?”, and we talked about how God provides for our needs.


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…)
Remembering The Saints
 Richard Allen (Dick) Smith, DDS ,   Jean S. Carr,    William Walter (Bill) Massey, Jr.,           Reba Elizabeth (Betty) Johnson Lewis,   Luther Clinton ( L.C.) Hale, Jr.,                             James G. (Jim) Gray, Jr. (not pictured)


We gratefully acknowledge receiving the following gifts:

In loving memory of L.C. Hale-

To Meals on Wheels by Larry & Kathy Wagner

and Roy & Martha Ann Watson

In loving memory of James G. Gray, Jr.-

To the Operating Fund by Richard & Beverly McCallum,

Dorothy Cox, John & Frances Coppedge, Julie Powell,

and Robert & Marie Broyles.

FINANCE UPDATE FROM November 6th, 2016

     Amount Needed Until Year’s End: $38,179          
Contributions to Operating Fund 11/06/2016: $5,813
Amount needed weekly to balance the budget: $5,454
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, November 13th
 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.”
 Our Weekly
Feed the Hungry 
offering goes to
Family Promise of Bristol
 Our generous giving provides an opportunity for us to show God’s grace and Christ’s love to children with homeless families in the Bristol area.
 Upcoming Birthdays 



       11/11: Frances Coppedge

       11/12: Patricia Carr, Lola Lunsford

       11/13: Martha Dean

       11/16: Max Sargent

       11/17: Victoria Hanson

       11/18: Mandi Aubrey

       11/20: Rebekah McGrady

       11/24: Peggy Spangler

       11/25: Sidney Hanson

                Mary Tankersley

       11/26: Edward Platz

       11/29: Gina Carnahan


 Calendar & Events Schedule 
 Week of November 9-15
Wed, Nov 9:       6:30pm-Youth Activity
                      7:00pm- Chancel Choir Rehearsal
Thurs, Nov 10:     6:00pm-Yoga with Jean
                      6:30pm-Mankind Project
Friday, Nov 11:    5:30pm-Belly Dancing-yoga room
                      6:30pm-Belly Dancing-yoga room 
Sunday, Nov 13    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)
                      5:00pm-Trustees Meeting

Monday, Nov 14:   6:00pm-Belly Dancing-Yoga Room 

Tuesday, Nov 15:  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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