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“Calling all college students/young adults.  A new community group is forming on January 22nd at 10:00am in the conference room near the office at BUMC.   We will meet for fellowship, meet new people, grow together and serve our church and community.   If  interested, please come join us.  For more information, please contact Rachel Clifton  or Cindy Shelton.

February 1 Hearts of Hospitality
Hearts of Hospitality House, the ambassador group for Hospitality House, will have a general information meeting at the Episcopal Church of the Holy Cross, Valle Crucis on Wednesday, February 1, from 10:30am – 12 noon.  Interested individuals are welcome to attend to learn the many ways in which Hearts supports the work of the volunteers and staff of Hospitality House, the area facility for those who find themselves without shelter and in crisis.  Volunteer opportunities will be discussed. GPS address: 122 Skiles Way, Banner Elk, NC 28604.

FNOFebruary 10 – Friday Night Out
Have you been cooped up in the house too long with the kids?  The Nursery and Children’s staff will be hosting another Friday Night Out for parents on February 10 starting at 5:00 until 8:00 pm.  Dinner will be provided for your children with games, activities, and a movie time.  This “night out” is provided for children from birth to preschool (and their older siblings). Registration is required.  Registration will be open until February 8, or until space is no longer available.  Donations are appreciated.  To register click here or visit the children’s page.

February 17 – 19 Marriage Enrichment Retreatmarriage2
During the month of February, we’ll be preaching through a series entitled “Life Together” in which we’ll study what scripture teaches about our relationships with God and one another.  All thriving relationships require effort, intentionality, and quality time together.  With that in mind, our church is offering a marriage enrichment retreat on February 17-19 at a retreat center near Taylorsville.  Content will be facilitated by Dr. George Naff, his colleague Debbie Leonhardt, and Pastor Jeff.  Please contact Jeff at for more information and to register to save your spot (space is limited to 10 couples).

February 28  – Pancake Dinnerpancakes
Join us for our annual PANCAKE dinner… only this year on TUESDAY. We will be having a Fat Tuesday/ Madri Gras pancake dinner 2/28 at 5:30pm. You won’t want to miss this event!! This year you can see the Pastors compete in a pancake eating and pancake flip contest for a GOLDEN TROPHY, enjoy live entertainment from BOYS OUT BAND, and join in fellowship with your church family as we head into the Lent Season. (Meal will be pancakes and meat with coffee and juice and is free to all.  Donations are excepted and will help support JB Byrch and his Brookshire Ministry. )

For more information or to help in various capacities email: or call 828-964-8205

February 26 – 2017 Faith Mission
Last year many of you took a leap of faith and joined us on a Faith Promise Missions Giving journey.  One hundred percent of your Faith Promise Missions Giving supports individuals and organizations that are committed to spreading the good news of Jesus Christ through word and deed.  Last year we partnered with over 20 ministries working locally, nationally, and internationally.  Over the next 8 weeks, we will be sharing and celebrating some of these missions during worship, leading up to our April 29 Mission Celebration Concert of Prayer.  We hope you will come that evening at 6:30 pm to worship and pray over our mission partners, and we hope you will begin now to prayerfully consider how God is calling you to step out in faith through Faith Promise Missions Giving this year!

March 2 – Armor of God Women’s Bible StudyBook Cover Front
Starting on March 2, Boone UMC will be offering a new Bible study.  The Armor of God Bible study by Priscilla Shirer is a learning experience for women of all ages!  The study will have video teaching from Priscilla Shirer with follow-up Bible study and discussion time.  The 7 week study will start Thursday March 2nd and run through mid-April.  The Armor of God class will be held each Thursday, from 6-8pm in the Adult Ed. wing.  Snack + childcare will be provided.  For more information, please check the church website under the Grow/Current Study Opportunities.





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