Hands and Feet

His Hands and Feet

By Debra Blouin - Mission Chair 2015

Kickin’ Cancer

    If you attended our annual Church Fair last summer, I am sure you have heard about Kenny Sanborn, an 8-year-old Bristol son diagnosed with an extremely rare case of Pleomorphic high-grade sarcoma. Kenny has since had a successful amputation of his leg and is cancer free! Continued prayers are always welcome for his ongoing success with this challenging situation. Kenny is doing great!


    Even closer to home is the Frekot’s battle with beginning stage 3 colorectal cancer. I am sure some of you are familiar with the house across the street where Pat Storer once lived. The beautiful Frekot family purchased the home and settled into our wonderful town to raise their young daughters. If you were able to cruise through town during the day this summer, you most likely have seen Reta and the girls playing outside somewhere between their house and the church yard. Reta is a former teacher in our district and is currently a stay-at-home mom. Her husband Jason created a wonderful funding page where you can read their story and help them out. You can find the link on our church website, and at http://gogetfunding.com/project/frekot-s-family-fund. Always remember prayer is a powerful tool, Prayer Warriors Needed!

Helping Hunger

It is the time of year when our local food pantries are hurting the most. We are heading into the holiday season, as well as the chill of winter. Our gardens have gone by and our fuel tanks need filling, leaving fewer funds and resources available to feed our families. If you are blessed with the ability to help others in this area, please support our local food pantry at Bristol Community Services. They are always in need of non-perishable goods to stock their shelves, but never more so than when the temperatures dip. You can drop items off at their storefront, at the Shop-n-Save bins in town, or at our Church on Sunday mornings, or during Pastor hours.

If you find yourself in need, please visit or phone the BCS for assistance. Don’t forget, the first Saturday of the month at 5pm you can enjoy a great meal and fellowship right in our own Fellowship Hall. The TTCC also sponsors the Food For Friends meals provided at the BUCC from 5-6 pm the first Thursday of every month.

They have a great space, with lots of second hand items for sale ranging from house wares to clothing and beyond. You can keep abreast of their continuing needs by popping into the store, phoning them at 744-2222, or visiting their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bristol-Community-Services-Inc/501783445583. A link to which can also be found on our website.

Be the Change You Want To See In the World...

A Spotlight on Volunteering

Many of our local organizations rely on Volunteers to fulfill their commitments to our community. Our local community center has many ways you can get your hands and feet into the action! The Tapply-Thompson Community Center has a great website that lists all of the upcoming areas where help is needed ~ http://www.ttccrec.org. Currently, there are needs for Dance Chaperones, Bakers, Coaches, Homework Helpers…. The opportunities to serve are endless and there is always fun to be had! The TTCC offers many activities to our youth and AUMC is a proud supporter of their mission. Please mark your calendars for December 5th and come out and support the TTCC in their mission to benefit youth scholarships with their 2015 Jingle Mingle! This is a fun run that is not officially timed and fun for the whole family. Get your Festive best on and come on out and join the fun! The race will begin and end at the TTCC. You can register or find more information on their website or by phoning Les or Dan at 744-2713.