FUMC Bristol Newsletter September 7 – 13, 2017

Do not repay anyone evil for evil,
but take thought for what is noble in the sight of all.
If it is possible, so far as it depends on you,
live peaceably with all.
Do not be overcome by evil,
but overcome evil with good.
                                                                                     Romans 12: 17-18, 21
Reconciliation by Josefina de Vasconcellos, 1977, in St. Michael’s Cathedral, Coventry
 Matthew 18: 15-20
Christ Calls Us to Reconcile
 Rev. Brandon Berg
 September 10, 2017
Last Sunday . . .
Lift high the cross, the love of Christ proclaim
till al l the world adore his sacred name.
A question is asked, and one of the children explains:
the Pastor is not wearing an Iron Man glove.
The Children of First United Methodist Church Participating in Worship
Message from God’s Word:
Christ Calls Us to Sacrifice
Matthew 16: 21-28
An Observance of Holy Communion
Lord, we would follow you anywhere;
Help us not to object to the places
you have in mind.
Jesus, the cross is heavy and awkward;
Give us strength and courage to
take our cross and go your way.
Spirit, we know your inspiration is all we need;
Embolden us to reject our selfishness and trust you.
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.
SPR is looking for a music director and you can help!
Please let us know of anyone who might be interested in leading our
music program and/or providing piano and organ music.
The job description includes the following:
Choir Director
Ability to work with pastor and volunteers
          Oversee children’s music at certain times of the year
Play Piano
Play Organ
          Availability for additional services: weddings, funerals, and liturgical occasions
Because of our very limited budget, we are requesting a resume’
and salary requirement for either position or combined positions.
In Children’s Church this Week . . .
 We talked about Hannah and prayer. 
There are many types of prayer both formal and informal. 
You can even think a prayer and God hears you! That is a wonderful thing!
Sometimes he hears you when you don’t know how pray.
~Suzanne G
We made praying hands that looked like stained glass.
A Heartfelt 
Thank You
to volunteers of our congregation
who provided meals to the
  Wellmont Hospice House 
this week. 
OOPS! Some of the earlier information provided in the Church Newsletter and Bulletin about Kroger’s Community Rewards
Program was incorrect. Please note changes:
Participants may enroll at any time within the current year.
Purchases will apply from point of entry.
Shoppers who participated in the program last year
must re-enroll to continue participation.
To Enroll: Go to www.kroger.com. If you already have created an account, sign in; if not, you must create one. Once signed in, look for the “person” figure and down arrow on the far right of your screen. Click the down arrow. Choose My Account. Scroll to the bottom of the page to Community Rewards and enroll. Search for First United Methodist Church, and select the one in Bristol. Or, search by our organization number, which is 85975.
Reading Buddies Orientation

Thursday, September 7
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Tankersley Hall
We received a note this week from Martha Dean.
 … I miss First Methodist Church and especially the wonderful organ that I played for 21 years. Those were precious times for me! Give my dear friends my regards and that I am happy and safe here. Wishing FM much success and hope it will always be there.
If you would like to write a note to Martha, her address is: 10100 Cypress Cove Drive, #162, Ft. Myers, Fl. 33908.
Join Us This Saturday, September 9th
for an All Church Workday 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Supper Club Finally
Getting Started! 
Join us on September 22 at 6 p.m.  for a covered dish inauguration of the FUMC Supper Club.  We will eat, learn more about one another and pull names out of a hat to make up our groups.
Each group will decide where and when to get together.  Usually plan for a once a month dinner at a restaurant (Dutch treat), at someone’s home, a park or whatever tickles your group fancy.

                                              Please join us!

To:  The Ladies of First United Methodist Church
From:  The United Methodist Women
You are invited to a Fall Luncheon
Friday, October 14, 2017
11:30 a.m.
First United Methodist Church, Tankersley Hall
 An opportunity to contribute to our Haiti Children’s Mission will be available.
Please RSVP by October 2 to Suzanne Rollins
Disc Golf For Teens on August 27th –  Was a Splash!
What’s Coming Up for Teens . . .
Wednesday, September 13th
6:30 p.m.
Help the Homeless Work Project
and Improv Games!
with Rebekah and Erica
Servant Leadership
January 19-20-21
Everyone is invited to participate.
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Calendar & Events Schedule 

 Week of September 7 – September 13
Thurs, Sept. 7:    6:00pm-Yoga with Jean-The Upper Room
                      6:00pm-Reading Buddies Orientation-TH
 Fri, Sept. 8:      5:30pm-Belly Dancing Class-Yoga Studio
                 6:30pm-Belly Dancing Class-Yoga Studio
 Sat, Sept. 9:     9:00am-Church Work Day
 Sun, Sept. 10:    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)
4:00pm-Trustees Meeting-Library
5:00pm-Missions Team-Library
Mon, Sept. 11:    6:00pm-Belly Dancing Class-Yoga Studio
                     7:00pm-Hispanic Congregation PVUMC
Tues, Sept. 12:   8:00am-Men’s Prayer Group-TH
Wed, Sept. 13:   6:30pm-Youth Event-Help the Homeless Work Project
 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

Rev. Brandon Berg, Pastor (276.237.6498)

 322 Vance Dr., Bristol, TN 37620


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