FUMC Bristol Newsletter, January 11-18th, 2017

Photography by Victoria Hanson

January 15, 2017
Epiphany II 
 Text:    John 1: 29-42
                Title:    Come and See   
Jesus has a way of turning questions into opportunities for relationship.  For those who don’t know what they are looking for or even THAT they are looking for something,
Jesus offers a challenge:
‘come and see.’ 
Common Ground Fellowship
Chapel Worship Launch:
      January 15
Sharing Space
Partnering in Ministry and Mission
Studying and Eating Together
 Loving People into Relationship with Jesus Christ
 Building the Kingdom
Click here to find out more about

Allen Thomas Felty, III
We express our deepest sympathy to Tom, Donna, Michael Felty and Aunt Trinka Felty in the sudden loss of
Allen Thomas Felty III,
January 4, 2017
in New York City.

A funeral at First UMC Bristol is projected for early next week.  Once we have final details, we will

inform you.

In the meantime, click on the link below

to see that all that Thomas accomplished in his
short 36 years
Allen Thomas Felty, III Obituary
A Taste of Haiti
Church-Wide Meal and
Hearing the Story of Haiti
  Sunday, January 15
   6:00 p.m 
   Tankersley Hall
  Hosts:  Leferne and Melila Preptit &
Help for Haiti Committee
On the Menu:
  White Rice and Beans
 Sweet Potato Pie
 Haitian Coffee

 On Display:  Haitian Art

Come find out what it will take now and in the years to come to sustain our Help for Haiti Shelter.  Invite your friends to hear the story as told by Leferne and Melila Preptit themselves in story and photo.

We have decided there is no need to register! 
Inclement Weather Policy
Sunday Morning worship will always be held as scheduled.
Use discretion in attending, depending on your own travel conditions, etc.
Your SAFETY is our main concern!
WEEKDAYS:  If the Bristol Tennessee schools are closed for the day OR
 close during the day,  all scheduled church activities are cancelled UNLESS, conditions improving, the Team leader for the scheduled meeting/event notifies all persons of the plan to meet after all.  Again, use your discretion in attending.
Glorious Financial Updates, 2016
Operation Envelope Net:  $5771
Special Christmas Offering:  $6755
Operating Budget:   Needed $7,000 to finish the 2016 in the black.  Collected it $7566 (includes above figures)

Because of your stewardship and sacrificial giving,
we ended the year IN THE BLACK!
Bless you for your generosity, Church!
Enhancing Worship
Among the many things we do to help create a spirit and atmosphere for Worship is the
placing of Flowers
on the Altar.
Doing so is a great way to
honor or memorialize someone special, to celebrate a birthday, wedding anniversary or to express thanks. 

outside Skeen Chapel or call Kathy Wagner
at 423.323.5446 or cell at 423.534.6701.
What might you learn about deepening your faith from

a New York Times best-selling author, 
college professor,
and Episcopal priest?

Come and see as we study An Altar in This Word
 featuring the spiritual journey of
Barbara Brown Taylor. 

Wednesdays at 1:00 p.m, beginning February 1, 2017
Tankersley Hall 

Pastor Michelle’s all-time female mentor in ministry, Taylor is the author of some 14 books and in 2014, made the TIME MAGAZINE list of 100 most influential people in the world.  Time Magazine Article
In a world of bustling technology, political and cultural revolution and the changing tides of the church, An Altar in this World helps us reconnect with the HOLY within us and all around us.
To read more about the author of our study click on the link below

Barbara Brown Taylor

 Help Us Keep Your
Contact Information Up to Date
If we have missed a birthday, anniversary, or if you have a new physical address, phone number, or email address, click on the link below (before you forget) and let us know;
                                   Julie Blanton
Several of our FUMC Bristol youth, YMCA teens  and some 12,000 other teens from around our region are off to their annual transformational
Youth Revival:
Resurrection 2017
Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
Friday January 20- Sunday January 22


Pray for our group:  Erika Rakes,
 John Mack and Gina Carnahaon 

See them Off:  Friday 4:00 pm after school at the YMCA
Welcome them Back:  Sunday around 5:00 p.m YMCA

Photographic Images
Shared by our Members
Photography by Gina Carnahan and Victoria Hanson
January 15th
“Feed the Hungry” Offering:
Local MIssions
Our generous giving helps members of our church family and other immediate local mission needs.
Upcoming Birthdays 


    12: Susan Spangler

    23: Sandy Gorrell


 Calendar & Events Schedule 
 Week of Jan 11-18
Wed, Jan 11:    6:30pm-Youth Fellowship: Rock Bank Extravaganza
                   7:00pm-Chancel Choir    
Thurs, Jan 12:   6:00pm-Yoga with Jean
                   6:30pm-Mankind Project
Fri, Jan 13:      5:30pm-Belly Dancing Class-yoga room
                   6:30pm-Belly Dancing Class-yoga room 
Sun, Jan 15:     9:30am-Sunday School hour
                   9:30am-The River service, TH
                   11:00am-Traditional Worship, sanctuary
                 (childcare is provided from 9:30am to 12:00pm)
           Common Ground Fellowship Worships begins worship in Chapel
                   6:00pm- A Taste of Haiti and Hearing the Story

Mon, Jan 16:     6:00pm-Belly Dancing Class-yoga room

Tues, Jan 17:     8:00am -Men’s Prayer Breakfast

                    6:30pm- Yoga with Joe


Wed, Jan 18:    6:30pm-Youth Activity: Team Building Olympics 

                             with Gina

                    7:00pm-Chancel Choir


 To make changes or additions to the calendar
          contact Alan Gorrell 


        or Sandy Gorrell 423-652-1987.

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