Edgefield United Methodist Church

745 N. Pickens Bridge Road, Piney Flats, Tennessee 37686

(423) 538-5940 

email:[email protected]

Church Website: http://www.edgefieldumctn.com

Estel Williams, Pastor

Sunday School 9:30 A.M. Morning Worship 8:30 A.M. & 10:30 A.M.

“Edgefield United Methodist Church is a supportive fellowship 
 where anyone can become a disciple of Jesus Christ."

 Order of Worship for Oct. 2, 2022

Prelude Cathy Sidebottom, Annette Gross

Pat Tester, early Worship Welcome

*Call to Worship “There’s Something About That Name” No. 171


*Hymn “My Hope is Built” No. 368; vv. 1, 2, 4

*Apostle’s Creed No. 881


The Worship of God with Tithes and Offerings The Doxology (No. 95)

Children’s Sermon Ashley Sidebottom

Celebration of Birthdays and Anniversaries

Prayer Requests, Pastoral Prayer and Lord’s Prayer

Anthem “In Remembrance”

Scripture “John 3:13-17"

Sermon “Back to the Basics”


Hymn “Seek Ye First” No. 405; vv. 1 & 2


Pastor: The Lord Bless You and Keep You;

People: The Lord make his face to shine upon you, and be gracious unto you;

The Lord lift up his countenance upon you, and give you peace. Amen

Pastor Estel’s cell: 423-963-9071 

Pastor Estel’s email: [email protected] 



8:30 am – Early Worship

9:30 am – Sunday School

10:30 am –Worship

4:00 pm – Church Council Meeting


12:00 – 3:00 pm – “Sew Happy” Quilters in CLC (upstairs)


12:00 – 3:00 pm – “Sew Happy” Quilters in CLC (upstairs)


9:00 am – Mayberry Bible Study (CLC Classroom)

6:00 pm – Acts Bible Study

7:00 pm – Choir Practice


8:00 am – Prayer Time in Sanctuary

12:00 – 3:00 pm – “Sew Happy” Quilters in CLC (upstairs)

Next Sunday:

Piney Flats Ruritan Club is sponsoring the 21st Annual Piney Flats Veterans Luncheon on Saturday, November 5, 12pm (noon) at Edgefield United Methodist Church Christian Life Center, 745 N. Pickens Bridge Road, Piney Flats, TN. This event is to recognize and honor those who have served and are serving in our United States Armed Forces. All Veterans and their spouse or guest are invited to attend. RSVP by Friday, October 28. Send email to [email protected] or call or text 423-416-1197. 

Saturday, October 29th, 11am - 4pm

Austin Springs UMC, 726 South Austin Springs Rd, JC. 423-282-5870

    Adults-$10, kids 6-12 - $6, kids under 5 eat free.  Carry out available. 

Bake sale too!   

    Meal includes soup or chili, corn fritters, dessert, and drink.

    Varieties:  Chili, vegetable soup, or potato soup.  Potato soup

is ovo-lacto vegetarian-friendly.

     Please note that Austin Springs Rd. is closed for construction from the East Oakland end.  The church can also be reached from the Bristol Highway; turn onto Creek Dock Rd. (across from Winged Deer Ball Park, near Isaac's Pools), and then left onto Austin Springs when the road tees off.

Winter is Coming! Women of Faith (formerly United Methodist Women), is again collecting socks, hats, scarves and gloves for the homeless. We will have a basket by the water cooler and take your donations until November first. Everything collected will be distributed to a local men’s and a local women’s shelter. We appreciate anything you are able to give.

Announcements and Schedules

Oct. 11 – 6:00 pm – Women of Faith in church library

Oct. 13 – 9:00 am – Food Pantry Run

Oct. 15 – 8:30 am - Food Pantry Distribution

Oct. 23 - after Worship - “Table for One?” at Primo’s in Piney Flats

Oct. 28 – 8:30 am – Food Pantry Run

Nov. 6 – 7:30 am – United Methodist Men Breakfast in CLC



Oct. 2 – Willow McClellan, Savanna Whitehead

Oct. 9 – Sha Kendrick, Deserae McClellan

Oct. 16 – Gage Dommel, William Whitehead


Oct. 2 – Chris Hodge, Gage Dommel, Jeff Hyder, Bob Jara

Oct. 9 – George Kendrick, Steve Little, Tim O’Neill, Bill Smith

Oct. 16 – Aaron Tuck, John Weaver, Adam Whitehead, William Whitehead


Oct. 2 – Pat Powell, Shirley Smith (Peggy Grubb)

Oct. 9 – Janette Berry, Nancy Little (Patricia Portnoi)

Oct. 16 – Paulette Broyles, Bonnie Sheldon (Evelyn Hunt)

Monthly Newsletters

The Edge

September 2022 Newsletter

Edgefield United Methodist Church Newsletter

Estel Williams – Pastor

Pastor Estel’s cell: 423-963-9071

Church email address: [email protected]

Greetings from the pastor. September is here. The school year is back in full swing and fall is around the corner. On August 28th Edgefield celebrated Homecoming. This was our first homecoming since before the Covid year of 2020. We had a great day. Great preaching by Pastor Mike Berry. Good singing by our Edgefield Choir, and an awesome meal. Visits from former pastors and their spouses. We all have our homecoming stories and memories from the past. We like to reminisce from our childhood and earlier years about homecomings from the past. Nothing could be as good as the good old days. Dinner on the ground. Eating chicken under a shade tree. I have those memories also. Those dear souls we remember who have gone on to their reward. In other words it brings us joy to reminisce about those times. Sometimes we all wish we could go back. So let me get to my point. To me this year’s Homecoming felt like going back. There was a feeling of nostalgia, a calm, no one was in a hurry. In other words we enjoyed the moment. Now all of this didn’t just fall into place. Each person who had a job to do did their best. I saw joy in the eyes of those working and participating. It was a good day to be thankful and remember. I think we made some memories. Thanks to Dolores, who headed up the homecoming committee, and all those who helped to make it a great day.




James and Patti Keeton are moving to Texas. Please keep them in your prayers.


CHURCH PICNIC-- Sept. 11 @ 5:00 pm - Church Picnic at Tim and Camille O’Neill’s (287 Riverview Drive, Johnson City)

Hot Dogs & Hamburgers are furnished. Bring a side dish and chair.



Sept. 11 – 5:00 pm – Church Picnic at Tim and Camille O’Neill’s (287 Riverview Drive,

Johnson City) Hot Dogs & Hamburgers are furnished. Bring a side dish and chair.

Sept. 13 – 6 00 pm – Women of Faith

Sept. 16 – 9:30 am – Food Pantry Run

Sept. 17 – 8:30 am – Food Pantry Distribution

Sept. 23 – 8:30 am – Food Pantry Run

Sept. 24 – 8:00-11:00 am – Lord’s Acre Sale

Breakfast : 8:00 – 9:30 - eggs, biscuits, gravy, sausage/bacon, jelly & local honey Cost for breakfast - $7.00

Live Auction: 9:00 – 11:00??

Crafts, canned goods, and baked goods : 8:00-11:00

Raffle: 8:00 – 11:00 (opportunity to win a 50” smart Samsung TV)

**Tickets for the TV raffle for the LAS are located in the back of the church in baggies in a box. For

some of our new members, you may not know how this works. So here are a few helpful hints:

There are 10 double tickets with 10 pieces of candy in each bag. Sell the candy for $1.00 each and have the person fill out the ticket for the raffle. They keep their half of the ticket and you keep the one with their name on it. (Money and tickets can be turned in to Ronnie Bowers or can be turned in the day of the Lord's Acre Sale). Please help us sell these or buy the whole bag for yourself. Who wouldn't want a new TV?? THANKS in ADVANCE for your consideration!! Linda Hodge

Sept. 25 – after Worship “Table for One?” at Primo’s in Piney Flats

Oct. 2 – 7:30 am – United Methodist Men in CLC

*Every Monday, Tuesday, & Saturday – 12:00-3:00 pm – “Sew Happy” Quilters in CLC (upstairs)

*Every Wednesday:

9:00 am – Mayberry Bible Study (CLC)

6:00 pm – Acts Bible Study in CLC & On-Line (zoom)

7:00 pm – Choir Practice



LAS is Saturday September 24 from 8:00 to 11:00. SPREAD THE WORD to everyone you know and invite them to come to our annual event.


Breakfast will start at 8:00. The menu will be eggs, biscuits, gravy, bacon and sausage, jelly & local honey. YUM!! YUM!! Cost is $7.00.


Baked goods, canned goods, and crafts will be available for you to purchase.


Raffle tickets are available for the 50” smart Samsung TV. Please help us by selling a bag of tickets for the raffle – they are located at the entrance of the church. Turn money and tickets in to Ronnie Bowers.


REMEMBER to get your best recipes together for the baked goods for the LAS. Terri Fox is in charge of baked goods. Please help us out by bringing lots of goodies for the LAS.In addition to

cakes, pies, breads and specialty items, we would like to have a variety of small items to sell as well. These may include individual bags of trash bag candy, trail mix, pieces of fudge, cookies

etc. The canning crew has been working really hard on canned items. We will have soup mix, pickled beets, pickles, chow chow and tomatoes for sale.

AUCTION: We have a lot of great items available. In addition to the baskets, we have several miscellaneous items, restaurant coupons and sites. The auction will start approximately at


CRAFTS: If you have some crafts you have made and would like to donate them for the LAS, please let Evelyn Hunt know. We have several ladies that have been working really hard on crafts for the LAS. Be sure to check out the facebook event and see all the pictures of the crafts that have been posted. They are beautiful!!

Set up day for the LAS will be Friday, September 23 at 5:30. All assistance is greatly appreciated!!

Thank you so much for all your willingness to help with the LAS!! It takes everyone working together to make our LAS a success.


STATISTICS: June Averages

Worship – 84

Sunday School – 34

Average Budget Offering – $3,612.00

(Needed – $3,608.00

September Birthdays:

Carolyn Fletcher 1             Kathy Chapman 3

Dawn Carter 9                   Kristy Williams 10

Pete Carrier 14                  Laura Smith 17

Savanna Whitehead 17    Thomas Hodge 20

Bill Powell 22                     Eli Johnson 22

Annette Ward 25


Henry & Bonnie Sheldon 4         Chris & Casey Hodge 6

Mike & Wanda Oliver 26             James & Kelley Collett 26

Johnny & Karen Williams 30


Louise Hewitt      Bill Cross            Terry Parker

Luxe Trivett         Craig Haynie       Trula Hodge

Carolyn Fletcher Sammy Susong  Rachel Calvert

Don Lewis           Pam King            David Casasola

Sandra Sinard     Sheryl Feathers  Steve Pruitt

Dave Tester         Sherry Hughes    Junior Smith

Broggie Broyles   Henry McNulty    Tommy Forrester

Joe Broyles          Gwen Arnold       Johnnie Smith

Ryan Cradic         Bill Sawyers        Sis Caldwell

Suzanne Groce    Mark Lewis         Janice Blackburn 

Sandy Thomas     Mary Beth Sidebottom 

Jane Owens & Mother.   Kim Baggett     Heather & Phil Shipley

Hunter Pendleton      Harvey Bowen Family

Matthew Hubbard      Lynn Crowe Family   Preston Hampton John Harris Family    Phyllis King            Ruby Fogleman Family


Betty Berry      Betty Birdwell      Carrie Mellons    Jean Sartain

Nursing Home Residents

Louise Cross - Courtyards, 2111 E. Lakeview Drive, Room 110, Johnson City, TN 37601

Bonnie Sheldon - NHC Healthcare, 3209 Bristol Hwy., Room 402B, Johnson City, TN. 37601

Janie Walsh - Dominion Senior Living, Room 124, 2412 Knob Creek Road, Johnson City, TN 37601