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  January 2020  
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  • FUMC dressed for Christmas complete with snow.
  • To God be the Glory
  • Winter Beauty, courtesy of our Lord; and photo credit to Rev. Ray.
  • Resurrection Cross 2015
  • Ready for Advent - First Sunday
  • Ready for the Advent - Second Sunday
  • Third Sunday of Advent
  • Our beautiful Sanctuary - Ordinary Days
  • A Light Unto the World
  • I have set my rainbow in the clouds, and it will be the sign of the covenant between me and the earth.
  • Whenever the rainbow appears in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and all living creatures of every kind......
  • Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?
  • For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in,
  • On the glorious splendor of Your majesty And on Your wonderful works, I will meditate.
  • The grass withers, the flower fades, But the word of our God stands forever.
  • Pat & Ray
  • Everything that lives and moves about will be food for you. Just as I gave you the green plants, I now give you everything.
  • Then Jesus again spoke to them, saying,"I am the Light of the world; he who follows Me will not walk in the darkness, but will have the Light of life."
  • God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.
  • Summer is Beautiful at FUMC
  • The Covered Bridge in our beautiful city.

“…because of fear in the night.”  Song of Solomon 3:8b

Did you ever wake up in the dark of the night because worry was calling your name?  Troubles get restless in the night; and trouble loves company.  What do we do when we awaken with that sinking feeling in the pit of our stomach?  These words of Jesus are helpful, "Become as little children." 

What do children do when they are afraid at night?  In loving and caring homes they run to their parent’s arms.   Our Heavenly Father cherishes the times when we come to Him.  "Cast all your cares upon Him because He cares for you." (1 Peter 5:7) 

Some days we feel like singing, "Nobody knows the trouble I've seen."  Don't forget to sing the rest of it, "Glory, Hallelujah!"  Sure, we all have trouble; but we also have God.  

We were always pleased when our children brought broken things for us to fix; yet it hurts when they have broken hearts and troubles that we can't repair.  Then we do what other Mothers and Fathers did in the Gospel stories: We bring them to Jesus.  We are limited in what we can do, but with God all things are possible.

Is there something that you need to run to Jesus with?  His storehouse is abundant in love and grace.  "There is bread and enough to spare."  In His presence all the little lambs are safe from the wolf.  Weeping may endure through the night, but the Bright and Morning Star is announced by joy.   

Children of God, when the shadows in the night seem alive and frightening, remember the hymn: "I must tell Jesus all of my trouble; I cannot bear these burdens alone.  Jesus can help me, Jesus alone." 

Grace and Peace, Rev Ray


Contact Us  
FUMC of Elizabethton, TN
325 East E Street
Elizabethton, Tennessee 37643
Phone (423)543-3505
Regular Schedule  
  • Worship Service
    – 9:55 AM
  • Sunday School
    – 11:20 AM
  • 4:12 Youth Ministries Jr. High - Grades 6 thru 8
    – 4:10 PM to 5:30 PM
  • 4:12 Youth Ministries Sr. High - Grades 9 thru 12
    – 5:45 PM to 7:30 PM
  • Bible Study
    – 6:00 PM
  • Coolagers (grades K - 5th)
    – 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
  • Life Lessons in the Fellowship Hall
    – 6:00 PM
  • Chancel Choir Practice
    – 7:00 PM
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Isaiah House - Rhonda Paulson

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