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First United Methodist Church
Bristol, Tennessee

Your Weekly e-Newsletter and Events Schedule
 July 5-11, 2018
Seventh Sunday After Pentecost

July 8, 2018
Mark 6:1-13
Call the Repairman
Donna Camper

This week’s Feed the Hungry offering 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.

Food Prep for Hospice House Lunch Week, September 3-7
  • pack food for 4-5 servings in disposable container
  • label container with church’s name, prep date, and ingredients (for food allergy information)
  • deliver to Hospice kitchen by 10:30am-11:00am 
         volunteers needed for
September 5th, 6th, & 7th
please contact Julie Blanton to sign up 423-914-9820

Matching Funds Available for Bays Mountain Camp
for a Limited Time

There are matching Bays Mountain Camp funds available. Someone is going to donate $25,000 if the Camp can receive $25,000 from individual donors by the end of their Camp season which is July 31!
Individuals can make a check payable to Camp Bays Mountain & mark it “MATCH” in the memo line.
Mail to: Camp Bays Mountain, P O Box 3706, Kingsport, TN 37664.
OR if the church wants 5 Star credit do the following:
Record amount on the tithe form and mark #101 – Camp Development Funds.
An email or note needs to be sent to Mary Boehms ( at the Camp stating the name of the donor and the amount that is being sent to the conference office. If mailing a note send to Camp Bays Mountain, ATTN: Mary Boehms, PO Box 3706, Kingsport, TN 37664.

Help shape a child/teen by giving them a week to remember
at Camp Bay’s Mountain.

You can designate a donation to send an active church member’s child/teen
(grades 1-12) to one week at UMC Camp Bay’s Mountain this summer.
Your donation can help give a kid the experience of a lifetime!
Total cost per child/teen: $300-$500. Contributions of any size appreciated!

Register Your Child/Teen for Summer Camp
Pictures From Last Sunday
Do Not Fear; Have Faith on Your Own
Mark 5: 21-43

For the Youth . . .
We’re Going to Kingsport Aquatic Center !!
Wednesday, July 11 Meet at the Church at 3:00 PM
Swim from 4-6, return at 7
Bring $5 to swim
Bring a snack

REZ 2019 Coming to Pigeon Forge TN
January 25-26-27
It is time to start gearing up! Last year was phenomenal.
This year will be, also!
Registrations paid by August 30 are $50.00.
Thereafter, the price increases as the date of the event draws closer.
Our cabin sleeps only twelve, so don’t delay! See John Mack for more
information and/or to sign up.

Last Week in Children’s Sunday School
We started learning to use hand bells and played the song, “The Wise Man Built His House Upon A Rock.” We then went and saw the “big bells”, and Ms. Suzanne taught us that we could touch the handle but not the bell part. Because we didn’t have white gloves on, the oil from our fingers would ruin the big bells.
Our lesson was from Matthew 7:24-27……
Ms. Suzanne taught the parable about building your house on the rock and not on sand. When water was poured on the house on the rock, the house just stood there. When water was poured on the house on the sand, the house fell and the sand made a mess. It was good we were outside for this lesson.

On behalf of the Staff Parish Relations Committee (SPR), all are invited to a church cookout on Sunday, July 15, directly following the service. SPR will provide burgers and hot dogs with the fixings, as well as drinks. Please bring a salad or dessert to share. Due to the church picnic, there will be one combined service at 11 am on July 15. We hope to see everyone there!
Send Your Pictures and Announcements
to Publish in the Newsletter

Send your photos and announcements for the Newsletter
to or call Carol at 423.652.2811 M-Th, 9-2.
For each publication, information is needed by noon on Wednesday.

Your Church Event and Planning Calendar
Week of July 5 – July 11, 2018
Thursday, July 5
6:00pm-Yoga with Jean-The Upper Room
6:30pm-Mankind Project-Youth Room
Friday, July 6
5:30pm-Belly Dancing Class-Yoga Studio
 6:30pm-Belly Dancing Class-Yoga Studio
Saturday, July 7
Sunday, July 8
  9:30am-Sunday School Hour
  9:30am-The River Worship 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.)
12:15pm-Choir Rehearsal
Monday, July 9
6:00pm-Belly Dancing Class-Yoga Studio
 1:00pm-Food Pantry Volunteers (until 4 p.m.)
Tuesday, July 10
 8:00am-Men’s Prayer Group-TH
Wednesday, July 11
3:00pm-Youth Event-Kingsport Aquatic Center
            To make changes or additions to the calendar contact Alan Gorrell 423-652-7377
                                                   or Sandy Gorrell 423-652-1987.

First United Methodist Church
Rev. Brandon Berg, Pastor (276.237.6498)
 322 Vance Dr., Bristol, TN 37620

Our Vision
Building A Community Where Anyone
Can Become A Deeply Committed Christian