Missions Celebration

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February 21-23, 2014

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We hope you have the dates for the 2014 Mission Celebration on your calendar and are preparing to join us for a weekend of celebrating how God is transforming the world through the mission ministry of First Broad Street and our denomination. This annual event both gives us opportunity to celebrate as well as understand where God is leading us in the weeks and months ahead. A host of speakers, missionaries, and workshop leaders from our community and around the world will provide exciting experiences for children, youth, and adults as they interpret the ministry of Christ in bringing wholeness to brokenness through the continued commitment of our congregation in missions.

We will be blessed as we are led by two wonderful speakers known in our denomination for their heart and their passion for the mission ministry of the church. Bishop Paul Leland comes to us
from the Alabama-West Florida Annual Conference. Originally a member of the North Carolina Annual Conference, Bishop Leland was elected to the Episcopacy in July of 2008 before being assigned to Alabama-West Florida. Dr. Jerry Russell, Senior Minister of Fairview UMC in Maryville, TN, returns to us with his passionate challenge to live into the opportunities to be a transformational church through mission ministry. Jerry travels extensively to Central America and Africa in response to God’s direction in his life and ministry.

Joining Bishop Leland and Dr. Russell will be Maria Humbane from Ishe Anesu, a school built by Holston in Zimbabwe. Also joining us will be Mike and Melanie Harris from Raceway Ministries, Taavet Taimla from Estonia, Ray Buchannan for “Stop Hunger Now,” Kevin Bowling with Church Planting in India, Mike Feeley from Henderson Settlement, Brook Atchley with Church and Community in Tazewell District, Marta Cogburn from Jubilee Project, Jim and Bernice Keech with Mission Interpretation of Southeastern Jurisdiction of UMC, Bruce Sites from Friends In Need, representatives from Jackson School Partnership and Jackson Elementary Chorus, Halo Haircuts, and a host of booths representing local and regional ministries and opportunities.

We look forward to celebrating together the transformation of the world through mission ministry here at First Broad Street, and we are excited about the new opportunities of healing and wholeness that will be revealed though this time together. Thank you First Broad Street for your commitment to God’s ministry of transformation! We look forward to being together in February.

Friday, February 21

4:00 p.m. Displays Open

5:00 p.m. Orientation in Chapel (speakers, host and Mission Committee)

5:30 p.m. Dinner in Fellowship Hall (no cost) *

6:30 p.m. Special music with Jackson Elementary School Chorus

  Introductions and Program – Danny Howe, Director of Missions, FBSUMC

  Children’s Time with Missionary, Maria Humbane

  Children dismissed to room 233.

8:30 p.m. Benediction

  Parents, please pick up children from room 233.

Saturday, February 22

8:30 a.m. Congregational singing

  Devotions in the Fellowship Hall, Maria Humbane

9:00 a.m. – noon Children with Missionaries (Rm 233)

9:00 a.m. – 9:40 a.m. Workshops

9:45 a.m. – 10:25 p.m. Workshops

10:30 a.m. – 11:10 a.m. Workshops

11:15 a.m. – noon Workshops

12:15 p.m. Lunch (cost)* **
Sounds of Joy singing
Lunch speaker, Fellowship Hall, Rev. Jerry Russell
Break until dinner

6:00 p.m. Dinner in the Fellowship Hall (cost)* **
Congregational singing and Art & Soul Children singing
Dinner speaker, Fellowship Hall, Bishop Paul Leeland

7:00 p.m. Children will have time in Room 233 with missionaries

Sunday, February 23

8:30 a.m. Worship — Traditional with Rev. Jerry Russell
Worship — Contemporary with Bishop Paul Leeland

9:40 a.m. Various speakers in Sunday School Classes
Worship — Traditional with Bishop Paul Leeland

10:45 a.m. Worship — Traditional with Bishop Paul Leeland
Worship — Contemporary with Rev. Jerry Russell

noon Lunch in room 305 – 306, High School Rooms (cost) * **

* Reservations are required for all meals and must be made by Monday, February 17.

** 7.00 per person; $3 children 5-11; children younger than 5 eat free; special $20 maximum per family for Missions Celebration. Call 423-224-1502 for reservations.

Nursery will be provided for children 4 years and younger in room 136 upon request. Please indicate the date(s) and time(s) you need child care, as well as the number of children with their ages when you call Ray Johnson at 423-224-1517 for nursery reservations. Deadline for nursery reservations is Friday, February 14.

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