FUMC Bristol Newsletter April 20-26th, 2017

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photo by Gina Carnahan

“…For they all contributed out of their abundance, but she out of her poverty put in all she had to live on.”

The Mercy of Giving

Luke 21: 1-4 

Mr. Paul Bowman
United Methodist Foundation
April 23, 2017

A Help for Haiti Scholarship Check will be presented during Worship.

A “Planned Giving” Workshop will immediately follow Morning Worship.
Lunch will be provided.
Sponsored by the Church Finance Committee 


Easter Season Celebration

Altar Lillies

Sanctuary stripped and veiled after Maundy Thursday


Sanctuary ready for Tennebrae


Easter Sunday Service
Children’s Easter Sunday sermon

Photo by Misty Moody Gorrell
Mime Holy Communion Service

This past Maundy Thursday Service, Dr. Alan Gorrell and Donna Camper
concluded our service with a powerful silent Mime Communion, depicting the birth, life and death of Christ with a loaf of bread as the focal point. 

Pastorally, let me encourage you to consider inviting Alan and Donna to share this powerful enactment with any small group you attend, both inside and outside our church.
You may contact them at:

  Alan Gorrell

Help for Haiti 
Fundraising UPDATE

To date your generosity has garnered $4,200! 

This is $1,200 above our initial $3,000 minimum to ensure

 short-term viability of the Shelter and to receive matching funds from State Street UMC donors.

and Thank-You!

Contact  Nate Hubbard with any questions by clicking on the link below!
Way to go, church!  

Wedding Photos
Jason and Julia Hobbs
Saturday, April 8th, 2017
Location: Rogersville Presbyterian Church, Rogersville, TN
Reception: General Morgan Inn, Greeneville, TN
Jason’s parents are Jim and Brenda Hobbs
Jason’s aunt & uncle are Dean and Vangie Chafin
Leaving a Legacy Through Your Church

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 this Sunday on “The Mercy of Giving”)

Sponsored by your Church Finance Team

The United Methodist Foundation

Nate Hubbard
Sport Editor  
 Bristol Herald Courier who
  recently won a
multimedia sports award
in the
Annual Tennessee AP Broadcasters & Media Editors
Way to go, Nate!
Easter Sermon Memories

Children’s Ministry 


Teens Schedule-Wed April 26th, 6:30pm
Hiking at Steele Creek-
weather permitting
  Sundays 9:30am  
for Biblical Exploration
Wednesdays 6:30-8:00pm for
FUN & Fellowship and
a message


Sunday, April 23rd
Feed the Hungry” Offering
Local School Missions
This fund helps families in need within the Bristol School System. 
6th Annual
Home Sweet Home Dessert Fundraiser
Family Promise of Bristol

Mon, April 24th
Addilynn Memorial UMC
3225 Avoca Road, Bristol, TN 37620
Please help support our area’s homeless families with children
and bid on a great line-up of silent auction items!
Abingdon District
Mission Health Kits
 for Liberia
Please return completed kits to the church by Sunday, May 28th. 
Kit instructions and bags are provided in the narthex, hallway near the chapel, and Tankersley Hall. Cost to prepare a kit is $15.00-$25.00.
Update: the $5.00 shipping charge per kit will be covered by the church. 

Please consider supporting this vital annual mission project!
In Memory of
Nell Shubert Banks
September 25th, 1931
April 17th, 2017
7:00pm, Wednesday, April 19th, 2071
First United Methodist Church
Rev. Michelle McKinnon-Young, officiating
10:00am, Thursday, April 20th, 2017
Glenwood Cemetery, Bristol, Tennessee
Children: Robert Banks, Jr., Suzanne Banks Goyette,
and Ruthie Banks Blair, 
Grandchildren, Great-Grandson,
Sisters and Brothers.
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 Calendar & Events Schedule 

   Week of April 20-26

Thurs, April 20:   6:00 pm-Yoga with Jean-Yoga Studio
                      8:00 pm-AA
 Fri, April 21:     5:30pm-Belly Dancing Class-yoga room
                6:30pm-Belly Dancing Class-yoga room 
 Sat, April 22:    8:00pm-NA
Sun, April 23:    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)
                    5:00pm-Finance Committee, Library
                    6:00pm-Administrative Council, TH


Mon, April 24:   6:00pm-Family Promise Home Sweet Home, Addilynn
                    6:00pm-Belly Dancing Class-yoga room
                    7:00pm-Hispanic Congregation PVUMC

Tues, April 25:   8:00am-Men’s Prayer Breakfast-TH
                    7:00pm-Martha Circle
Wed, April 26:  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

First United Methodist Church

 322 Vance Dr., Bristol, TN 37620


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