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FUMC Bristol Newsletter May 25th-May 31st, 2017

Your Weekly Church E-Newsletter First United Methodist Church Bristol, Tennessee Your Weekly E-Newsletter and Events Schedule     Visit Our Website  http://www.fumcbristol.org/ Vital Congregation Sermon Series Week 5: The Necessity of Small Group Ministry      Vital Congregation Series Drivers of Vital Churches   (using Scripture, Denominational Statistics and Personal Interviews to tell the story) […]

FUMC Bristol Newsletter May 18th-May24th, 2017

Your Weekly Church E-Newsletter First United Methodist Church Bristol, Tennessee Your Weekly E-Newsletter and Events Schedule Worship and the Arts at First UMC Where artistic expressions of faith are welcome and enhance our common worship!   Visit Our Website  http://www.fumcbristol.org/ Vital Congregation Sermon Series What would it be like if we abandoned the church and […]

FUMC Bristol Newsletter May 11th-May17th, 2017

First United Methodist Church Bristol, Tennessee Your Weekly E-Newsletter and Events Schedule     Visit Our Website  http://www.fumcbristol.org/ Vital Congregation Sermon Series Mother Nature is an incredible teacher. All around us, life lessons unfold in the majesty, mystery and intricacy of creation.  The more we study nature, the rhythm and natural order about it is […]

FUMC Bristol Newsletter May 4th-May10th, 2017

First United Methodist Church Bristol, Tennessee Your Weekly E-Newsletter and Events Schedule     Visit Our Website  http://www.fumcbristol.org/ Vital Congregation Sermon Series This Sunday, we continue with week two of an important sermon series on what it takes for the 21st Century Church to become and sustain relevance viability with its own folks and the […]

FUMC Bristol Newsletter April 27th-May3rd, 2017

First United Methodist Church Bristol, Tennessee Your Weekly E-Newsletter and Events Schedule Visit Our Website  http://www.fumcbristol.org/ The future of the UMC and its sustainability (based on denominational and national trends/statistics) are not encouraging. Some denominational leaders refer to these trends as a ‘death tsunami’. But this need not be IF the denomination and local congregations […]

FUMC Bristol Newsletter April 13-19th, 2017

Your Weekly Church E-Newsletter First United Methodist Church Bristol, Tennessee Your Weekly E-Newsletter and Events Schedule photo by Julie Blanton Visit Our Website  http://www.fumcbristol.org/           “Giving Up Death!?”                 Easter Sunday April 16th, 2017 Maundy Thursday Service      April 13, 2017    7:00 p.m   […]

FUMC Bristol Newsletter April 6-12th, 2017

Your Weekly Church E-Newsletter First United Methodist Church Bristol, Tennessee Your Weekly E-Newsletter and Events Schedule  Display by Mary Jane Bradbury, photograph by Kelly Logan A Palm Sunday Painting by Kai Althoff “Giving up People Pleasing”   It’s almost here, God the day that lives on in infamy, yet the day you willingly faced on […]

FUMC Bristol Newsletter March 30-April 5th, 2017

Your Weekly Church E-Newsletter First United Methodist Church Bristol, Tennessee Your Weekly E-Newsletter and Events Schedule  Display by Mary Jane Bradbury “Giving Up Fear” The Reverend Kate Rollins   Psalm 23   Sunday April 2nd, 2017 Carol Wright’s Retirement Reception   A Note From Carol:   “First United Methodist Church Family:   Thank you all […]

FUMC Bristol Newsletter March 23rd-29th 2017

Your Weekly Church E-Newsletter First United Methodist Church Bristol, Tennessee Your Weekly E-Newsletter and Events Schedule “Giving Up Parched Living” The Reverend Mike Teague Ezekiel 37: 1-14   Sunday March 26th, 2017 Carol Wright’s Retirement Reception Sunday, March 26th Tankersley Hall Following 11:00 a.m. Service          Drop by for cake and punch […]

FUMC Bristol Newsletter March 16th-22nd, 2017

First United Methodist Church Bristol, Tennessee Your Weekly E-Newsletter and Events Schedule Photograph, Flowers and Arrangement by Kathy Wagner If you want to get along in this world, it’s best to know the rules and follow them. That’s just the way the world works. Period. If you choose to defy them and be different, well, there’s a price […]

LENTEN LUNCH CANCELLED

Cancellation of Today's Lenten Service Dear Church, Due to the snow and cold today, our guest preacher for today’s Lenten Worship and Lunch feels it is best to CANCEL.   It does not seem prudent to risk a fall or getting out in extreme cold.  We appreciate each of you who have prepared soups, bread, […]

FUMC Bristol Newsletter March 9-15th, 2017

Your Weekly Church E-Newsletter First United Methodist Church Bristol, Tennessee Your Weekly E-Newsletter and Events Schedule   photography by Kelly Logan We’re a curious lot, meaning we give ourselves to the quest for knowledge. We pride ourselves in what we know. And.we like to be ‘in the know’. Information equals Power equals, Control. To that […]

FUMC Bristol Newsletter March 2nd-8th, 2017

First United Methodist Church Bristol, Tennessee   photography by Kelly Logan Old Testament or New, no matter. It litters the pages of Scripture. Temptation. Attractive. Seductive. Lethal; this bait to turn from God and be masters of our own destiny! Giving up control is weak; it is not within our power– Truly. Genesis 2:15-17 and […]

FUMC Bristol Newsletter Feb 23rd-28th, 2017

First United Methodist Church Bristol, Tennessee Shaw-Anchor Sunday School Class photography by Kelly Logan For each of us there are places where the threshold between this world and the next seems so dangerously thin, that with a few more steps, walking through a door or the lifting of a veil. we encounter an entirely new […]