FUMC Bristol Newsletter, January 19-25th, 2017

Tidying Up the Sacristy-
Photography by Michelle McKinnon-Young
January 22, 2017
Epiphany III

 And Jesus said to them, “Follow me and I will make you fishers of people.”  Immediately, they left their nets and followed him.  
                                                                                    ~Matthew 4: 19-20

Join us in worship this week to hear
     the rest of the story!

Common Ground Fellowship:
our Guests at Help for Haiti Dinner
Partnering in Ministry
             Read more about our new friends
in ministry,  mission and shared space!

Sharing a Meal and Hearing the Story
Sunday, January 15

wonderful time was had by all as
Leferene and Melila Preptit and the Help for Haiti Committee   
hosted a church-wide  Haitian dinner and program about the continued needs in Haiti and
what it will take to sustain our 9 children at the shelter
in Port-au-Prince.
Some forty people were on hand from First Bristol UMC,
Common Ground Fellowship,
and State Street UMC.
Did you realize for as little as $25 a month, you can help

provide an education for a child in Haiti? 
Click here to find out how 
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.
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 Carnahan 

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 Julie Blanton
January 22th
“Feed the Hungry” Offering:

Local School MIssions

Your generosity helps families in need within the Bristol School System
 Calendar & Events Schedule 
 Week of Jan 19-25
Thurs, Jan 19:   6:00pm-Yoga with Jean
Fri, Jan 20:      5:30pm-Belly Dancing Class-yoga room
                    6:30pm-Belly Dancing Class-yoga room 
Sat, Jan 21:      9:00am-Holston Quilters Guild-TH
                    2:00pm-Board game Meetup-TH
Sun, Jan 22:   9:30am-Sunday School Hour
9:30am-The River service, TH
10:00am-Common Ground Service, Chapel
11:00am-Traditional Worship, Sanctuary
(childcare is provided from 9:30am to 12:00pm; children may be picked up at any time)
4:00pm-Church Wide Children’s Ministry Discussion
Mon, Jan 23:     6:00pm-Belly Dancing Class-yoga room

Tues, Jan 24:     8:00am -Men’s Prayer Breakfast-TH

                    12:00pm-Martha Circle-FUMC

                    6:30pm- Yoga with Joe



Wed, Jan 25:    6:30pm-Youth Activity: Bowling!

                   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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