May 2022

"The holiest moment of the church service is the moment when God’s people – strengthened by preaching and sacrament – go out of the church door into the world to be the church. We don’t go to church, we are the church."
~Ernest Southcott
CHURCH MEETING, Sunday, May 15th, Following Worship
Sunday, May 15th, immediately following morning worship, we will have a congregational town hall-type meeting. We will be addressing the the "State of the Church", both local and denominationally.
Please plan to stay for this short meeting.

Sunday, May 22nd, we will be honoring this year's graduating young adult- Savannah Phillips, who has completed her studies in Dental Hygiene at Chattanooga State.
Home Buckets Hands-on
Mission Buckets:

1 bottle hand sanitizer (10 oz. or less)
1 bottle toilet cleaner (24 oz. or less)
1 laundry detergent (liquid OR powder, 40 loads or less)
1 bottle dish liquid (25 oz. or less)
1 bottle shampoo (15 oz. or less)
1 spray anti-perspirant (7 oz. or less)
1 bottle antibacterial hand soap (10 oz. or less)
1 roll paper towels 
The youth will be hosting their monthly Wednesday Night Kid's Club on Wednesday, May 18th. It will be from 6:30-7:30 for ages Kindergarten through 5th grade. A snack will be provided.
The Young at Heart Group will meet on May 19th at the Countryside Cafe, Ooltewah, TN @ noon.
May 1 - Nikki, Tab, Danny
May 8 - Patty, Brandon, Jackie
May 15 - David, Debbie, Jean
May 22 - Butch, Lebron, Becky
May 4 - Jo Pinckard
May 10 - Pam Phillips
May 15 - Sylvia Essary
May 19 - Brittany Emery
May 19 - Lebron Jones
May 24 - Lucas Scroggs
May 26 - Danny Sisk
May 29 - Glenda Stewart
For those not attending in-person worship on Communion Sunday (First Sunday of the Month), at home communion packs are available.

Just contact Pastor Natalie and we will make arrangements to get one delivered to you.
Join us for these opportunities of fellowship, laughter and study:

Sunday School - Sunday mornings at 9:45 am.

Bible Study - Wednesday evenings at 6:30 pm

Just use the following link:

Meeting ID: 323 714 6091
Passcode: ERUMC 

For God loved the world so much that He gave…
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Pastors Office Hours
All times are subject to change according to district,
conference and family needs
Please call ahead of time if needing to meet with pastor 423-364-1726

April Office Hours
Monday 20 - 9:00-1 00
Wednesday 4, 11, 18, 25 - 10:30-2:00
Thursday 5, 12, 19, 26 - 9:00-1:00
And by appointment

Subject to change.