Making connections between Scripture & life, building community and growing spiritually!
More group launches soon! CHECK THIS SPOT! (Gourmet cooking, spirituality/yoga, sports & outdoor fitness club, etc…)
Chapel Service Revisited
THIS SUNDAY, OCTOBER 16, after Worship
Save a life with only 30-minutes of hands-on instruction!!
The care and use of an
(AUTOMATED EXTERNAL DEFIBRILLATOR)
American Heart Assocation
John Mack, Certified Instructor
FINANCE UPDATE FROM OCTOBER 9th, 2016
Amount Needed Until Year’s End: $58,942 Contributions to Operating Fund 10/9/2016: $3,324
Amount Needed Weekly: $5,358
Gifts to date:
Envelopes with suggested donation amounts are still available in the sanctuary.
Prayerfully choose what you can share.
Your gifts DO make a difference!
OCTOBER 23, 2016
By now, you should have received a letter from Pastor Michelle with an Estimate of Giving Card. Please prayerfully consider your gifts towards the 2017 ministry year and bring them with you to worship on Sunday, October 23.
We will, of course, receive your estimate of giving cards before and after that time.
Call Carol in the church office with any questions!
“We make a living by what we get; we make a life by what we give.”
October 9th, 2016
ALWAYS EXCITING PHOTOGRAPHIC UPDATE!
We learned about Moses, whose name means “drawn from the water”.
We dramatically acted out the story of the burning bush, AND
we made our own ‘burning bushes’ with glitter! WOW!
Many thanks to our visitor and
Sunday School helper, Simone Bellomo
contributing this week’s photographs!
Simone is a foreign exchange student fromItaly who has offered to help Suzanne Goyette periodically with the children.
Annual Church Business Meeting:
Date:: Sun. Oct. 30
Time:: 3:00 p.m
Location: St. Luke
First UMC will join with 18 other churches for a 2016 Cluster Charge Conference.
Make plans to join us!
South Sudan Famine, March 1,1993
The Gravity of Life and Death
South Sudan in Crisis
As difficult as it is to see, this is the very image that brought Holston Conference into our work with the South Sudan.
Our Holston Missionaries to the Sudan, the
Reverend Fred and Libby Dearing report:
“It’s a God-sized problem. The human condition is deteriorating. There is no food or medicine coming into the country and we are looking at massive famine. And, the fighting continues.”
YOUR Feed the Hungry Offering, October 16 helps address this human travesty.
The challenges in South Sudan are:
♦ Collapsed economy
♦ Challenged infrastructure
♦ Escalating violence
However, the opportunities are:
♦ The church is still at work
♦ The children of Grace and Greenland Homes are safe (Holston orphanages)
♦ Pastors and leaders continue God’s work
Help make a difference!
Upcoming October Birthdays
20: Leona Wyatt
21: Richard Rollins
22: Katye Rollins
24: Olivia Bittinger
25: Eshea Prewitt
9: Adam Graybeal & Jennifer Daniels
10: Adam Wells & Loren Biggs
14: Jim & Brenda Hobbs
18: Gary Young & Michelle
22: Andrew & Victoria Hansen
Calendar & Events Schedule
Week of October 12-18
Wed, Oct 12: 5:15pm-Wednesday Night Planning Committee
7:00pm- Chancel Choir Rehearsal
Thurs, Oct 13: 5:30pm-The River Worship Planning Committee
6:00pm-Yoga with Jean
Friday, Oct 14: 5:30pm-Belly Dancing-yoga room
6:30pm-Belly Dancing-yoga room
Saturday, Oct 15: 9:00am-Holston Quilters
Sunday, Oct 16: 9:30-10:30am-The River
*9:30-10:30am-Sunday School for all Ages
10:30-11:30am-Sunday School II
11:00am-Traditional/Convergent worship (Christian education/childcare from 9:30 a.m.-12 noon weekly)
12:00pm-Worship Team Meeting
Monday, Oct 17: 6:00pm-Belly Dancing-Yoga Room
Tuesday, Oct 18: 8:00am -Men’s Prayer Breakfast
6:30pm- Yoga with Joe
To make changes or additions to the calendar
contactAlan Gorrell423-652-7377 or Sandy Gorrell 423-652-1987.