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  • Special Thanks to UMW members Dona and Gaye for preparing Blessing Bags.
  • Rev. Ray with Lay Leader Wesley Bradley upon completion of first virtual Holston Annual Conference 2020.
  • The flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come, and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land; Song of Solomon 2:12
  • The beautiful sanctuary of FUMC


Rev. Ray's Daily Devotion 

“You pushed me violently, that I might fall, but the Lord helped me.” Psalm 118:13

Among the Christian population there are the pushed and the pulled. We do live in a pushy world. Who among us have not been pushed into something that we really did not want? People on crowded streets and busy places in this hurried society are often pushed by total strangers. A person wrote in his funeral arrangements, “Bury me in an open field; I’ve been crowded all my life.”

Some lives are always pushed by outward circumstances. These are the ones who live and die without knowing the joy of a life free to choose its path. There is sadness in the words of the one who said, “I have never done anything in life that I really wanted to do.”

No one enjoys pushy people. Give us those who attract, inspire, and pull us to a higher life. Let us be more like Jesus who was a magnet of glory and love. “If I am lifted up, I will draw all people unto me.” There is no greater pull in the Christians life than the love and life of Jesus Christ.

Let our lives be pulled by great and noble thoughts, propelled by great dreams and visions, and led by the Holy Spirit. Remember that Pilate was pushed (“desiring to please the crowds”). The Apostle Paul was pulled (“the Love of Christ compels us”). What about us? Are we pushed, or pulled?

"I am thine, O Lord, I have heard Thy voice, and it told Thy love for me; but I long to rise in the arms of faith and be closer drawn to Thee. Draw me nearer, nearer, blessed Lord..."

Grace and Peace, Rev Ray

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Wednesday Night Life Lesson August 05, 2020

Rev. Raymond W. Amos, Sr.
Date: August 5, 2020
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COVID19 Updates

AS OF JULY 15th:   It is with deep regret that we inform you of the suspension of indoor/outdoor worship services at First United Methodist Church of Elizabethton, TN.  Over the past few weeks, the Three Rivers District Office of the United Methodist Church leadership and staff have been monitoring developments related to COVID-19 within the district counties. With the increase of COVID19 cases in Carter, Greene, and Washington Counties; the decision has been made to suspend services in the churches located in these counties.  

Therefore, First United Methodist Church, Elizabethton, TN will not be gathering in person for Sunday Services until notification from the district office is received that we can do so safely. 

Sunday Morning Worship and Wednesday Night Life Lessons will continue to be broadcasted Online. 

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