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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 […]

FUMC Bristol Newsletter Feb 16th-22nd, 2017

First United Methodist Church Bristol, Tennessee photography by Kelly Logan Your Weekly E-Newsletter and Events Schedule   Take a deep breath.  I know it’s an edgy portrayal. To some it may even be offensive.  Yet the Gospel is often that way, countercultural and ‘in your face.’   When you look at this image, what do you […]

FUMC Bristol Newsletter Feb 9th-15th, 2017

Your Weekly Church E-Newsletter First United Methodist Church Bristol, Tennessee photography by Gina Carnahan Your Weekly E-Newsletter and Events Schedule In Matthew’s Gospel, Jesus instructs the crowd from a Galilean hillside  for some 3 chapters.   This week, the Teacher reminds us what was said of old, compared to his new way of seeing and […]

FUMC Bristol Newsletter Feb 2nd-8th, 2017

First United Methodist Church Bristol, Tennessee     Your Weekly E-Newsletter and Events Schedule                              and a Whole Lot More!  Matthew 5: 13-20 February 5th, 2017 Fifth Sunday After the Epiphany   Visit Our Website  http://www.fumcbristol.org/ Carol Wright, Newly Hired at First […]

FUMC Bristol Newsletter, Jan 26-Feb 1, 2017

First United Methodist Church Bristol, Tennessee Worship Art by Mary Jane Bradbury Photography by Gina Carnahan Your Weekly E-Newsletter and Events Schedule January 29, 2017 Epiphany IV Ah, yes. The Sermon on the Mount. The Beatitudes. I know those. Maybe not by heart, but I know them. They hung on the wall of my childhood […]

FUMC Bristol Newsletter, January 19-25th, 2017

First United Methodist Church Bristol, Tennessee Tidying Up the Sacristy- Photography by Michelle McKinnon-Young Your Weekly E-Newsletter and Events Schedule January 22, 2017 Epiphany III  And Jesus said to them, “Follow me and I will make you fishers of people.”  Immediately, they left their nets and followed him.                 […]