"Muslims And The Gospel of Jesus" Seminar At Hixson United Methodist Church

Thursday, May 22, 2014

"Muslims and the Gospel of Jesus," an educational seminar at Hixson United Methodist Church, 5301 Old Hixson Pike, led by the Holston Conference Muslim Outreach Team will be Saturday, May 31 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Learn history and basic beliefs of Muslims; how to meet Muslims in your community; hear what God is doing in the Muslim world; get honest answers to your questions. Cost is $8 for registration and luncheon. Make reservations with Rev. Paul Longmire at 423-762-6099.

Graduated 4th-5th grade Girls and Boys Small Groups are invited next Wednesday night.

 Study topic will be "A Girl or Boy After God's Own Heart." Along with Bible Study, time will be spent playing together and in mission with one another.  Cost for the book is $10.00. Meetings will be weekly on Wednesday nights 6:30 p.m- 8 p.m. beginning May 28. Please let Melia Warren know if your child plans to attend!

The XYZ's will take a bus trip to the Cumberland County Playhouse June 2 to see "Annie Get Your Gun." Lunch will be at the Cumberland County State Park Restaurant. For information contact Chuck Sedgwick at 842-7287 or csedg@epbfi.com.


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