FUMC Bristol Newsletter March 23rd-29th 2017

“Giving Up Parched Living”
The Reverend Mike Teague

Ezekiel 37: 1-14
March 26th, 2017
Carol Wright’s Retirement Reception
Sunday, March 26th
Tankersley Hall

Following 11:00 a.m. Service
         Drop by for cake and punch
Celebrate Carol’s 32 years of service and let her know how much we appreciate her!
What an accomplishment!
 Way to Go, Carol!
UMW Sponsored Event
Who’s in the Pulpit?
Sunday, March 26
The Reverend Mike Teague 
Ezekiel 37: ” Giving Up
Parched Living”
Sunday, April 2
The Reverend Kate Rollins
Psalm 23:  “Giving Up Fear”
Sunday April 9, Palm Sunday
Pastor Michelle
“Giving Up People-Pleasing”

Sunday April 16, Easter Sunday
Combined Worship 10:00 a.m
Pastor Michelle
“Giving Up Death” 
Sunday, April 23
Mr. Paul Bowman
United Methodist Foundation
“The Joy of Giving”
(Help for Haiti Scholarship Check presented in worship 4/23)
“Planned Giving” Workshop Following
Sponsors:  Church Finance Committee

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
Carol Burgess Johnson
Our New Church Secretary
Carol comes to us with 27 years of secretarial and extensive office experience from ETSU. where in 1992, she won the
ETSU  Distinguished Staff Award.

Having started in an entry-level position at the university, Carol received her certification as a Professional Secretary in 1989 and retired in 2014 as an Office Manager of Continuing Medical Education.

During this time, Carol also earned her B.A in English.  
Carol is the mother of 2 daughters, Traci a psychiatric nurse and Cristi, a member of the Christian Folk duo, “Alathea.”   Cristi’s husband, Justin, coordinates international disaster relief for Catholic Charities.  And Traci’s husband, Brian, is a maters level music major and plays the bagpipes.
After some respite with family, friends, writing, visiting the elderly, babysitting, playing with grandchildren (Emmi,10 and Samuel, 6), Carol said it was time to return to work!
An accomplished musician, Carol is the part-time Pianist at Addilynn UMC
where she is also a member. 
 We are thrilled to welcome Carol Burgess Johnson as our new part-time secretary at First UMC as of Tuesday, March 28. 

Be sure to stop by the office to meet her and introduce yourself!

Worship and Mid-Day
Food & Fellowship 
Wed. 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 29
Location: Trinity UMC, 320 Carter Street, Bristol, VA.
Preacher: Rev. Scott Spence, pastor Beech Grove UMC
Wednesday, April 5

Location: Weaver Union Church, 132 Peoples Road
Bristol. TN
Preacher: Rev. Liz Hamilton, pastor Addilynn Memorial UMC

Wednesday, April 12

Location:  Virginia Avenue UMC, 1127 Virginia Avenue,
Bristol, TN
Preacher: Jeremy McMillan, St. Luke UMC
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
A Special Donation will be taken at the brunch for our
 Help for Haiti Mission
Sunday School classes
can decide whether to meet before, afterwards or
to take a break for the week.
Sunday Morning Photographic Images

Health Kits for Liberia
click link below for an item list 
Liberia Health Kits 2017

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! 
Leaving a Legacy Through Your Church
When it comes to favorite conversation topics, death & money

are not our top picks.   That’s why it is important to talk about both of them while we can!  

While many of us may want to bless the church in our death, we may lack creative ways to do so!
Sunday, April 23, 2017
       Mr. Paul Bowman. The United Methodist Foundation

TIME:  Immediately following Traditional Worship
Lunch will be provided
(Paul will preach that day on “The Joy of Giving”)

Sponsored by your Church Finance Team
The United Methodist Foundation
Work Days
Plan Ahead!
10:00 a.m -1:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 1   
Saturday, May 6 
Saturday, June 3   
Note the extra hour
to sleep in!
Game Day Update
Our March Game Day was loads of fun!
Join us when we meet again in April, TBA.

Teens Wednesday Night Activity

March 29nd
Rock Band-
on the BIG screen!

Click on the link below to see more exciting Youth events!



Enjoy Images of our growing
Children’s Ministry.
This week they learned about the Passover and the New Covenant
March 26th
“Feed the Hungry” Offering
(Formerly One Great Hour of Sharing)
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 Calendar & Events Schedule 
        Week of March 23-29
Thurs, Mar 23:   9:00am-Help for Haiti-Library
                   10:00am-Homebound Meeting
                    6:00pm-Yoga with Jean-Yoga Studio
                   6:30pm-Mankind Project-Youth Room
Fri, Mar 24:      5:30pm-Belly Dancing Class-yoga room
                    6:30pm-Belly Dancing Class-yoga room 
Sat, Mar 25:     8:00pm-NA
Sun, Mar 26:     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-Carol Wright Retirement Reception
Mon, Mar 27:    6:00pm-Belly Dancing Class-yoga room
                  7:00pm-Hispanic Congregation PVUMC

Tues, Mar 28:   8:00am -Men’s Prayer Breakfast-TH

                  12:00pm-Martha Circle



Wed, Mar 29:  11:50am-1:00pm-Lenten Food & Fellowship 

    Luncheon Series
Location:  Trinity UMC, 320 Carter St, Bristol, VA
Preaching: Rev. Scott Spence of Beach Grove UMC

                 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.
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