FUMC Bristol Newsletter, Nov 16th-22nd, 2016

“Visitation” by Maurice Denis, oil on canvas, France, 1894
Sunday, November 20, 2016
Text: Luke 1:46b-55, Psalm 28
Title: “On Reversals and the Mission”
Rev. Kate Rollins 
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!
Youth Teens Group
November Schedule
Wed 16: Escape Game
Wed 23: No Meeting (Thanksgiving)
Wed 30: TBP
Get to Know
Rebekah McGrady
 We continue our monthly talks with FUMC-Bristol church attendees.
Click on the link below to learn more about Rebekah. 
Always Exciting Photographic Update!
Last Sunday we made a worship table in our classroom, which includes our beautiful aquarium. We Little Methodists are learning about worship!
Volunteers Needed 
The Soup Kitchen,
 operated by the United Company Foundation and located on the campus of the former Sullins Academy,

delivers almost 1,000 meals daily to those in
need in Bristol, VA. 
Please donate about an hour of your time to this worthy cause. 
Volunteers needed December 1st-14th, weekdays only, 9:15am.
Contact Carol Taylor to volunteer or for questions.
423-989-3574 or ctaylor2@chartertn.net
First Sunday of Advent
November 27th, 2016
Plan to join us immediately after the 11:00am service
as we decorate the church in preparation for Christmastide.
Updates to follow.



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 or 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…)
FINANCE UPDATE FROM November 13th, 2016
     Amount Needed Until Year’s End: $34,927          Contributions to Operating Fund 11/13/2016: $1,837
Amount needed weekly to balance the budget: $5,821
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 20th 
 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
Local Missions.
Our generous giving helps members of our church family and other immediate local mission needs.
 Upcoming Birthdays 


       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

 November 25:


Dan Ashworth


Cindi Carnahan 

 Calendar & Events Schedule 
 Week of November 16-22
Wed, Nov 16:      6:30pm-Youth Activity
                     7:00pm- Chancel Choir Rehearsal 
Thurs, Nov 17:     6:00pm-Yoga with Jean
Friday, Nov 18:     5:30pm-Belly Dancing-yoga room
                      6:30pm-Belly Dancing-yoga room 
Saturday, Nov 19:  9:00am-Holston Quilters
Sunday, Nov 20     9:30-10:30am-The River
                     *9:30-10:30am-Sunday School for all Ages
                      11:00am-Traditional/Convergent worship 
(Christian education/childcare from 9:30 a.m.-12 noon weekly)
                       5:00pm-Trustees Meeting

Monday, Nov 21:    5:30pm-Finance Committee

                       6:00pm-Belly Dancing-Yoga Room 

                       7:00pm-Administrative Council

                       7:00pm-PVUMC Group


Tuesday, Nov 22:    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.

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 322 Vance Dr., Bristol, TN 37620


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