FUMC Bristol Newsletter March 2nd-8th, 2017

photography by Kelly Logan

Old Testament or New, no matter.
It litters the pages of Scripture.
this bait to turn from God and be masters of our own destiny!
Giving up control is weak; it is not within our power–
Genesis 2:15-17 and 3:1-7
Matthew 4:1-11
March 5th, 2017
Lent:  Week 1 
Called Charge Conference
(Administrative Council Members)

Sunday March 5, 12: 15 p.m
Preceding Chili Cook-Off
Refer to your recent e-mail for topic


Lenten Sermon Series:
Giving it Up 
March 5-April 16, 2017
With the arrival of Lent, the practice of shedding worn out habits  and “taking on” life-giving disciplines is in their place is nothing new to us.
But Lent is about more than giving up chocolate and Facebook
for 40 days.
 Come and See!
Click here to see Giving It Up, Lent Series
Easter Sunday
 April 16 
10:00  a.m. Joint Worship Service in Sanctuary
11:15  a.m.  Easter Brunch (bring your favorite breakfast/brunch foods to share)
11:45 ish  Easter Egg Hunt
Sunday School classes
can decide whether to meet before, afterwards or
to take a break for the week.
Common Ground Fellowship:
at Worship in our Chapel
(Stop by and join them for singing!)
Partnering in Ministry
             Read more about our new friends
in ministry,  mission and shared space!
Health Kits for Liberia-2017

click on the link below for list of items
to collect
Meet Amy McMurray
Amy came to The River Service by invitation from her family, Cindi and Gina Carnahan..Amy is mother of two lovely daughters and wife to Eric, After nearly 6 months of faithful attendance, we asked her recently why she stayed at First?
In addition to meaningful worship, a cutting-edge Sunday School class and a super friendly congregation, Amy noted she is attracted to the missional pulse of our church. With her family having provided temporary housing for refugees when she was a youngster, ministries like Family Promise have great appeal to her.  Amy is excited about getting more involved in the various outreach ministries of First. Be sure to greet her by name when you see her next!
 PERSONAL INVITATION remains the #1 BEST WAY to get folks to church.
People trust people they know.  

Candy & 
Plastic Eggs Needed
        Children’s Easter Egg Hunt
April 16th
Looking for 100 eggs Pre-filled with candy OR
 bring the supplies and we will fill them!
Donation box in reception office.

Thanks for supporting our growing Children’s Ministry! 
Julie Blanton
Weeding in raised beds, CHECK!
NEEDED: Truck and driver to
transport compost
Suzanne Goyette
Call Suzanne Goyette at (423) 612-6973

or click on the link below to e-mail her!

Searching for the Lost Coin
Children’s Ministry-
Snack Time

Finley provides the music
Worship and Mid-Day
Food & Fellowship 
Wednesday March 8-April 12
11:50 a.m. – 12 noon  Gathering: 12 noon – 12:30 p.m. Worship: 12:30 p.m.- 1:00  p.m. Lunch: 
Wednesday March 8:
Location:  Addilynn UMC
Preacher:  The Rev. Michelle McKinnon-Young, First UMC
Wednesday, March 15
Location:  First Bristol UMC
Preacher; The Rev. Rosa Slavik, Trinity UMC
For complete schedule, click below

Lenten Worship and Lunch Schedule, 2017

Photographic Images From our Members

Contributors: Julie Blanton, Kelly Logan, Gina Carnahan, John Mack,
and Rick Rollins
 THIS SUNDAY, March 5 at 12:15
Our Youth will host
the event! 
Receiving entries for both Chili and Cornbread!  
Teens Wednesday Night Activity
March 8th
Awesome Game Night-
unique games with Andrew & Rebekah
Click on the link below to see the exciting events they have lined up!

March 5th
Feed the Hungry” Offering
Family Promise

of Bristol
Our generous giving supports Family Promises’ goal to help homeless & low-income families achieve sustainable independence.
 Like what you see in your church newsletter?  Why not
to a friend, neighbor
or co-worker! 
Share some good news today!
 Calendar & Events Schedule 
        Week of March 2-8
Thurs, Mar 2:  6:00pm-Yoga with Jean-Yoga Studio
Fri, Mar 3:     5:30pm-Belly Dancing Class-yoga room
                  6:30pm-Belly Dancing Class-yoga room 
Sat, Mar 4:    8:00pm-NA
Sun, Mar 5:    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)
12:00pm-Called Charge Conference
12:15pm-Chili Cookoff

Mon, Mar 6:    1:00pm-Food Pantry Volunteers
                  6:00pm-Belly Dancing Class-yoga room
                  7:00pm-Hispanic Congregation PVUMC

Tues, Mar 7:   8:00am -Men’s Prayer Breakfast-TH



Wed, Mar 8:   11:50am-1:00pm-Lenten Food & Fellowship 

                         Luncheon Series, Location: Addilynn UMC, 

                         Preaching: The Rev. Michelle McKinnon-Young,

                         First UMC.


                  1:15 pm-Book Study, An Altar in This World

                  6:30pm-Youth Activity

                  7:00pm-Chancel Choir


 To make changes or additions to the calendar
          contact Alan Gorrell 423-652-7377 
        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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