You can pick up supply lists for Preschool through
6th grade this Sunday in the narthex, or clink on the link above to print a supply list and
start shopping now!
Please return your donated supplies to the narthex
Sunday, July 31st! We plan to deliver them the next day, August 1st.
Many thanks for your support of Anderson Elementary, our Reading Buddy School!
Weekly Christian Education Abounds!
While our discussions about the best way forward for Worship are underway, Sunday School for all ages resumed at 9:30a.m., Sunday, July 10. Our numbers and smiling faces in adult classrooms reflected happy Sunday School participants! We have 4 adult Sunday School classes for you to choose from including our “Old Kids” who meet on designated Sunday afternoons.
Children’s Sunday School Update:
This was week three of the
Gifts of the Spirit Series
“We had such an exciting day! The fruit of the spirit was Gentleness.
We made a peach from fuzzy fabric, and we talked about how, even though fruit may be bruised if it hasn’t been handled gently, it still has wonderful sweet fruit. Our Lord is a gentle and good shepherd, caring for us in gentle ways.”
“The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.”
-from Psalm 23
We love having volunteers to share in the weekly Christian Education of our children! Remember the congregational vow we take at each child’s baptism?
Along with their parents, we pledge to do our part to nurture the children in the Christian faith!
What a blessed opportunity!
Point your kids in the right direction
when they’re old, they won’t be lost.
~ Proverbs 22:6 The Message
Current Sunday Morning Schedule
(Listen out for any updates after July 31)
9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m Sunday School for All Ages
10:45 a.m. Chapel Prayer, Reflection and Holy Communion
As our three-month worship trial is nearly over, some have asked to gather for a time of conversation to offer feedback. The Worship Team will be present as the entire church is invited to share thoughts on our Joint Worship experiment.
Help us discern best way forward!
Anytime Methodists gather, FOOD assures good conversation and happy guests! So bring your favorite picnic foods
and potluck dishes and enough to share; we’ll provide the paper products and drinks.
Dow and Johnnie Strader have graciously offered their farm as a place for our gathering. To make their task easier, we are looking for volunteers to both set up and clean-up.
Call Michelle at 423.430.2335 to volunteer or e-mail her at
Around $2500-$3,000 shy of our collection goal of $11,000 for 2 new skylights (but due to an anticipated $2000 price hike within the month), the Trustees have now ordered two new 2 skylights for our church sanctuary! They will arrive within 4-6 weeks with a 1-2 week installation process if all goes according to plans! Bless you for your generous contributions! As we rushed to beat the 10% price increase, we are still collecting money to equal the match from the Trustees funds.
We have chosen barrel vaulted skylights, double-paned and insulated as the best insurance against leakage. There is a 5-year warranty on the windows. PICTURED IS NOT OUR ACTUAL SKYLIGHT BUT MERELY AN EXAMPLE!
Thanks to Jim Riden for arranging the incredible deal through his roofing company, Summit BSR.
“Pay It Forward” Campaign
How are you doing with your cards? Need more?
Replenish your supply this Sunday!
Listen in worship for exciting
“Pay it Forward” Stories !
“By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.” ~ John 13: 35
Bristol Food Pantry
Monday, August 1:00 p.m-4:00 p.m.
Bobby Wright (Monthly)
Joneen Sargent (August)
Are you familiar with the
The Abingdon District of the United Methodist Church’s Holston Conference is composed of 91 churches spanning across seven counties in Tennessee and Virginia.
The Abingdon Advocate is the bimonthly newsletter of our Abingdon District.
Check out the spiritual growth and mission opportunities listed
in The Advocate that abound within our area:
Flood Buckets Needed to Replenish Ones Used in the Recent West Virginia Floods.
Children in Poverty Social Action 2016 Banquet-Maryville, TN
Help Kids with Challenging Behaviors Training Event-State Street UMC, Bristol
The Academy for Spiritual Formation-Emory & Henry
From Membership to Discipleship: Growing Mature Disciples-Blountville UMC
For complete descriptions of these and more opportunities check out the July/August issue