Saturday, January 21, 2012

An Appalachain Dawn

Sunday night at 6:00 we will have an opportunity to view the movie, An Appalachian Dawn, which tells the story of Manchester, Kentucky. This film was the inspiration behind the March to the Gap this fall and the current prayer effort for Campbell County. It is an inspiring story of how the Holy Spirit moved in local churches enabling them to make a positive difference int he community. The community was transformed from one of hopelessness when the presence of God descended and transformed Manchester into the City of Hope. Let us pray for similar revival in healing in our own community.

Bring a pot of soup or tray of sandwiches and join us from 6-8 in the Family Life Center Jan. 22.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

No church activities tonight (Thurs. Jan. 12) due to weather

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Thank God For Birthdays. With my birthday I have time to reflect upon the year prior and look forward to the year ahead. I have seen a lot of miraculous things this year. I have watched my church, member by member, recognize a need for service, and act on that recognition. I have witnessed the Lord opening doors for Jacksboro United Methodist Church for growth, mission, discipleship, and encouragement within. I have never witnessed such a spirit of revival in all of my years as a Christian. I thank God for it. I also thank Dave Grant our beloved pastor for his huge part in administering and supporting this movement.

Also, as confirmation of this spiritual movement, I have been blessed to be a part of a few multidenominational efforts this year. These are folks who have also recognized that denominationalism distracts us from our core mission, winning disciples and serving our community. They have recognized that we are losing the citizens of our community to the bonds of the world. They see the effects of addiction, abuse, brokenness in our greater family. They are willing to spend time to deal with it. I am glad to be a part of it, thank you God.

One such effort has been the construction of a house for two disabled women. These women are wheelchair bound, they had no roof, and no outside wall on their original house. They also had no one to call on. Thanks to the efforts of Pastor Allen Shepherd of New Life Ministry and his ability to organize over a dozen churches. We were able to rebuild their house. They are living in it as of last Saturday.

Another example is the collaboration of Youth Ministers from the community’s local churches. Thanks to Joey St. John for acting on his vision for a community wide youth effort, through this action we are organizing youth events that one church would not be able to handle. Through the strengths of individual churches working together we can (through the power of the Holy Spirit) reap a great harvest. Thank You Jesus! We have had a large youth event which ministered to (by my estimate) somewhere around 1,000 kids in our community. Thank you for your efforts Brian Miracle. Looking forward to the year ahead, we are planning a “Disciple Now” event for the community youth. This will be a huge effort, and will benefit our youth in the same manner.

Finally, and more dynamically, I have witnessed the Spirit of God poured out on the elders of the churches in our community and beyond. There is a prayer effort in multiple locations in the Campbell County area. One such prayer effort has been meeting on Tuesdays, where I have seen people coming at an increasing rate, to pray for our community. They pray for our pastors, Lay leadership, politicians, Civil Servants, drug addictions, Broken Families, and Grandparents who are struggling while raising their grandchildren. It is a miraculous happening wrapped in a spirit of revival (Hallelujah). There is a Prayer March for the Harrogate community on November 6 for very similar purposes. I hope to see a lot of my friends there. I hope to make friends there.

Above all I hope to see that community healed through God’s grace and mercies.

I am having a happy Birthday, because I am blessed to be a part of all of it in this time. Thanks to my family (Jessica and Eli) for your support. God Bless You all.

Mr. Bryan

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Christian Life Club

Christian Life Club begins this Wednesday. CLC will be a fun time of singing, learning and playing for kids age 4 through elementary school. CLCers will work toward badges in 9 areas of Christian growth. Come and bring a friend or two!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Hayride & Picnic

Jacksboro UMC picnic and hayride this SATURDAY 9/17 at Cove Lake State Park Picnic Shelter #1. 5:00 PM.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Cottage Meetings

We still have 2 cottage meetings (Thursday and next Monday at 7 PM). If you haven't been to one yet, make sure to join us.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Baptism

Even thought it is raining we will still plan to meet tonight at the May's house for the baptism, since they have a covered area.