FUMC Bristol Newsletter July 6th-July 12th, 2017

O magnify the LORD with me, And let us exalt His name together.
                                            Psalm 34:3 NASB
Text: Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30
Title: Surprise!
Pastor Brandon Berg
July 9, 2017
 Sunday’s Feed The Hungry Offering
Our “Feed the Hungry” offering this week is for
Family Promise of Bristol.
This program provides an opportunity for us to show God’s grace and Christ’s love to children with homeless families in the Bristol area.
July 2, 2017
 Was A Sunday of Firsts in Our Many Seasons of Worshiping Together –
What a Glorious Morning!
Pastor Brandon’s Gospel text was Matthew 10:40-42.
The Church shared Holy Communion.
Kelly Logan and the Chancel Choir presented a beautiful rendition of the hymn, God of the Ages , 
and during special music, Kelly invoked everyone’s patriotism with the song, God Bless America.
Julia Grace Sietins
Born June 28, 2017
at 8:19 pm
8 lbs. 1 oz.
Parents are
Alexis and Jenny Sietins
Grandparents are
Bob and Ellen Mueller
Welcome to this world, Baby Julia!  Congratulations, parents and grandparents!
 Welcome Berg Family!
Church-wide Picnic
 July 9th after Traditional Service
Hamburgers, hotdogs, trimmings will be provided. Bring your favorite dessert along with the recipe to give to Karoline (which may read, “found at Kroger’s!” 🙂
In Children’s Sunday School, the Bible story was about Elijah.
God sent ravens with food to feed Elijah when he was hungry.
We made ravens as a craft.
We also picked squash and flowers from the garden. 
Leferne Preptit recently returned from a trip to Haiti.  Below is his message to the First United Methodist Church family:
We want to thank everyone of you for your love and support. We would like all of you to know that your love and support is greatly appreciated.
We bought eight new mattresses for the shelter.  All children have passed their classes.  We will have six children in high school and three in elementary school.
 May God continue to bless you all!
 Leferne Preptit 
     Jeffreyna Saintyl               Michelove Belice                 Betchina Belice
                Wesley                          Marvens Carliste                 Loveson Saintyl
    Christine Fleurent                DJennie Besson                  Dorvelie Dorvil
What a privilege and responsibility has been placed in our hands. May the grace of God rest upon each of these precious young people, and may the work He accomplishes in each of their lives and in generations to come be wrought of the same kind of love you are investing in them – the same kind of love God invests in each of us.  The gift goes on and on . . .
We gratefully acknowledge the Following Gifts:
In Memory of Jo Ann Rorrer to
The Homebound Ministry by Bob and Ellen Mueller
In Memory of Nell Banks to
The Memorial Fund by Bob and Ellen Mueller
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 Calendar & Events Schedule 
   Week of July 6th – July 12th
 Fri, July 7:     5:30pm-Belly Dancing Class-Yoga Room
6:30pm-Belly Dancing Class-Yoga Room 
 Sat, July 8:    8:00pm-NA
 Sun, July 9:    9:30am-Sunday School Hour
9:30am-The River Service, TH
10:00am-Common Ground Service-Chapel
11:00am-Traditional Worship, Sanctuary
12:00pm-Cook-out, Church Grounds
(childcare is provided from 9:30am to 12:00pm; children may be picked up at any time)
4:00pm-Finance Committee-Library

Mon, July 10:   8:00pm-NA   
Tues, July 11:   8:00am-Men’s Prayer Group-TH
Wed, July 12:   6:30pm-Youth Activity
    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 of Bristol Tennessee, 322 Vance Drive, Bristol, TN 37620