FUMC Bristol Newsletter, Jan 26-Feb 1, 2017

Worship Art by Mary Jane Bradbury
Photography by Gina Carnahan
January 29, 2017
Epiphany IV
Ah, yes. The Sermon on the Mount. The Beatitudes.
I know those.
Maybe not by heart, but I know them.
They hung on the wall of my childhood home!
Yes, but do we really ‘know’ them?
Or are we missing the point?
Come and see…
                                                                                                   -Matthew 5:1-12
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!
Welcome New Mission Chairperson
Julie Blanton 
Did you know our church gave over $43,000
to Missions last year?
This is truly something to celebrate!
Julie will be helping us find ways to feature “All Things Missions’  in Worship, in our newsletter, and in Missions Fairs (in our church and perhaps Cooperative Parish-Wide too!)
We will host our first Missions Team meeting in February.  Listen for more details in next newsletter!
Way to go, Julie! 
Meals on Wheels
Volunteer Opportunities
Every 4th Tuesday 
Needed:  1-2 more Baked Spaghetti Casseroles
                   *  We will provide the recipe
                   * Can bake in advance and place in
                          church freezer

One more driver for route with 6-8
Begin at 10:00 a.m. and
finish by 11 a.m or before
            Contact Brenda Hobbs at (423) 968-4391 or bjhobbs1@embarqmail.com

Help for Haiti Update

Recently 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 is needed to sustain our 9 children at the shelter in Port-au-Prince.
Here are just a few photos!
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:
Game Day: New Small Group!
Our newest Small Group, GAME DAY
is led by Andrew and Rebekah McGrady.
Come join us in February for
exciting fellowship and learn a new game!
One Saturday or Sunday per month, 2pm-6pm.
Email Rebekah with what date works best for you:
Feature Interview:
Breanne Hubbard
Click on the link below
You might be surprised!
Church-Wide Work Day
Saturday, January 28th
We will be cleaning carpets, checking exit door lighting, repairing a damaged pew, and more!
Please join us to help with needed attention to our building!
Inclement Weather Policy
Sunday Morning Worship will always be held as scheduled.
Use discretion in attending,
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 Event/Team leader notifies all persons of the plan to proceed with the meeting.

Again, use your discretion in attending.
Worship Asethetics
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.
Join Us!
Wednesdays at 1:00 p.m, beginning February 1, 2017
Tankersley Hall
To read more about the author of our study
click on the link below

 Is Your Contact Information
 Up to Date?
Have we have missed a birthday or anniversary? 
Do you have a new physical address, phone number,or email address, click on the link below and let us know! 
             Julie Blanton
Several of our FUMC Bristol youth, YMCA teens  and some 12,000 other teens from around our region attended
Resurrection 2017
in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
last weekend.

 Many thanks to Erika Rakes, John Mack, and Gina Carnahan

for accompanying and supporting our Youth!

January 29th
“Feed the Hungry” Offering:
Holston United Home
for Children  
Our fifth Sunday offering supports this vital ministry that transforms the lives of children who need the love and care of the church.
 Mark Your Calendars
 Sunday, March 5
     Vote for best time
   12:15 p.m. or 5 p.m 
Click link below

Pastor Michelle

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 Calendar & Events Schedule 
        Week of Jan 26-Feb 1            
Thurs, Jan 26:   6:00pm-Yoga with Jean
                    6:30pm-Mankind Project
Fri, Jan 27:      5:30pm-Belly Dancing Class-yoga room
                   6:30pm-Belly Dancing Class-yoga room 
Sat, Jan 28:     9:00am-Trustee Church Workday -Indoors
Sun, Jan 29:     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)
Mon, Jan 30:     6:00pm-Belly Dancing Class-yoga room

Tues, Jan 31:     8:00am -Men’s Prayer Breakfast-TH

                    6:30pm- Yoga with Joe



Wed, Feb 1:    6:30pm-Youth Activity           

                    7:00pm-Chancel Choir


 To make changes or additions to the calendar
          contact Alan Gorrell 


        or Sandy Gorrell 423-652-1987.

Our Vision-
Building A Community Where Anyone
Can Become
A Deeply Committed Christian

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 322 Vance Dr., Bristol, TN 37620


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