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Wildfire Response
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Many congregations in the Holston Conference have been affected by the wildfires in East Tennessee. You can help by donating online and designated "Wildfires." You may also place a designated check in the offering plate on Sunday. We will post additional information on any needs the affected congregations might have going forward. Please keep all those affected by the fires, as well as emergency responders, in your prayers.

Posted: November 29, 2016 03:42 PM
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Food Co-op Needs List
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The Food Co-op at Beacon of Hope continues to grow and serve more families which means we need help stocking the shelves. Please bring donated items to the marked bin outside the kitchen. The items most-needed are: canned fruit, canned meats, cereal, oatmeal, and granola/breakfast bars. Thank you for your continued support of this outreach ministry.

Posted: November 28, 2016 09:33 AM
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Charge Conference
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Tuesday, November 29, at 6:30 p.m. in the Chapel is our Church Council meeting, followed by Charge Conference. Annual Charge Conference Session where Church Leadership is elected for the year, pastors? salaries are set, and other action items take place. In a Charge Conference, every member has a voice, but only elected members of the Church Council may vote. Our District Superintendent, Rev. Nathan Malone, will be present to lead us. Please note: Dinner will be served prior to the meeting at 5:30 p.m. in Parish Hall. Call 524-2038 to make a meal reservation.

Posted: November 22, 2016 01:02 PM
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UMW Christmas Lunch
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The United Methodist Women Christmas service and luncheon will be held Saturday, December 3. The service begins in the Nave at 11 a.m. Rev. Jan Buxton-Wade will deliver the meditation. The luncheon begins at noon in Parish Hall. Circle members may decorate their tables on Friday, December 2, from 1-3 p.m. or on Saturday morning before our program begins.

Each circle chairperson should call the church office at 524-3048 with a total number of reservations for her circle. The cost of the lunch is $10. A nursery will be provided. Please e-mail Pat Bellingrath at patbellingrath@gmail.com with the ages of your children no later than Wednesday, November 30.

Posted: November 21, 2016 12:52 PM
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Sharing Shop Needs List
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We are preparing for Christmas in the Sharing Shops and have a few requests at this time. We are in need of the following:

Coats (adult and children, all sizes)
Diapers-sizes 5 and 6
Laundry detergent
Older boys? clothing
New items that we can share as Christmas presents for our customers to give to their families (toys, new underwear, perfume, blankets, bed pillows, things that you would enjoy receiving)
Toilet paper

Please bring all donations to the marked bin outside the kitchen, across from room 118. Thank you very much for your help and support. Your gifts mean the world to someone else.

Posted: November 17, 2016 08:36 AM
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Singles Ministry Dance
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The Singles Ministry will host its First Friday dance on Friday, November 4, from 8-11 p.m. in the gym. Doors open at 7:15 p.m. for a couples dance or line dance lesson. Your $8 admission includes the dance, lesson, soft drinks, snacks, birthday cake, and door prizes. For more information, contact Barb at barbarastinnett@charter.net.

Posted: November 02, 2016 08:25 AM
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Mental Health and Stigma
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Join us in the Chapel this Thursday, October 27, 6:30 p.m. at Living Well Community as we welcome Carey Menefee, Certified Peer Recovery Specialist and mental health professional. She will share her story of mental illness and recovery. Carey writes: "One in four people are affected by mental health issues. I am a successful wife, mother, business woman and member of Church Street. I also am affected by a mental illness. My brain chemistry started to shift at age eleven. I have had three suicide attempts, six hospitalizations and numerous experiences of not knowing where to turn. I am now a mental health professional who speaks about 'stigma.' All 'stigma' means is looking at people who are affected with a mental illness as less than you. Having conversations about what we may not want to talk about is the very thing that helps stomp out stigma."

We hope you'll join us on October 27 for this time of honest conversation, education, and hope.

Posted: October 24, 2016 08:30 AM
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Healing Service
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Perhaps you are weary in mind and spirit, perhaps your physical challenges seem overwhelming, or maybe you feel the need for forgiveness, or desire to pray on behalf of a loved one. If so, you are invited to a meditative Service of Healing and Forgiveness tonight at 5:45 p.m. in the Chapel. The service includes liturgy, prayers, blessing with holy oil, and the restorative music of Rachel Schlafer-Parton. Reverends Laura Shearer & Jan Wade will lead the worship.

Posted: October 23, 2016 10:02 AM
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Devotion Book
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The Congregational Care Committee is planning a book of Advent Devotions written by members of our congregation. If you would like to contribute a short devotion (250 words) to be considered for publication, please contact Caroline Lamar at 521-0299 or clamar@churchstreetumc.org to receive the writing guidelines. All submissions are due by Tuesday, October 25.

Posted: October 16, 2016 09:56 AM
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Discover Church Street
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The next Discover Church Street class for prospective members will take place this Sunday, October 23, at 4 p.m. in room 120 of the Church Life Center. This one-time class, for persons who have been visiting our church and want to know more, is led by our clergy staff. It includes information about the beliefs and practices of The United Methodist Church, the mission and ministry of Church Street and how one can become involved. It includes a complimentary dinner, a full building tour and a time to ask questions. If you would like more information, please contact Rev. Rick Isbell, Minister of Discipleship at 521-0266 or risbell@churchstreetumc.org.

Posted: October 10, 2016 09:58 AM
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