Bland Circuit UMC







Rev. Bobby Lorton

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Central United Methodist Church 2006

Bringing individuals to the saving grace of our Lord, Jesus Christ, is our mission.


We Praise God For

7 members died and are now reaping their Eternal rewards

1 new baby born         4 new marriages         1 graduated from college


We Serve Others

We served area youth with:

Easter in the Park (135), Back to School--God is With Me(75 youth)

One of our teens serves as the youth representative on the District Council of Ministries and will attend the í07 annual Conference.

We donated approximately $7000 to:

American Red Cross Relay for life, American Red Cross Bloodmobile,

Katrina & Rita Hurricane Relief, a car accident victim, a member with special medical needs, Holston Home for Children, 2 local high schools special prom events

We provided:

Lunch for Bland County Fire Fighters Association, brunch for Big Walker Century Bike Ride (71 riders), picnic for Bland High School class of 06 and their families (150),

 and roadside cleanup for 4 miles of highway

We saluted with special observances:

Senior members, veterans, mothers, fathers, and deceased members


We are Stewards of Godís Bounty

We made the following facility improvements:

Installed stained glass windows; made improvements to the playground equipment; plumbed water to the park; cleaned, painted, and waterproofed the basement;

 made plumbing improvements in basement 

Funds for their projects were raised with:

Member donations; Lordís Acre and apple butter projects; various bake sales and catering opportunities. We also applied for a grant from the Refro Trust Fund.

Special outreach methods:

Prayer chain, monthly newsletter, active web page, monthly summer vespers and picnics hosted by church members, and old fashioned hugs and handshakes


To God be the glory, great things He has done!


Recent Events

Members of Central's youngest Sunday School class celebrated with a Happy
Birthday Jesus Party on Christmas Eve.


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Bland UMC


9:45 AM Sunday School

11:00 AM Worship Service

Bland Children's Group meets on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of every month at 7 PM in the fellowship hall. This group is for children ages 5-11.

The Bland Hand chime group practices on Saturdays at 6 PM

If you do not have transportation and would like to attend, please contact the Church office at 276-688-4521 and we will make arrangements to pick you up in our church van.


Bland UMC is located one block from the Bland Courthouse on Jackson Street.

Central UMC


11:00 AM. Worship Service (1st Sunday of month)

9:45 AM Worship Service (3rd Sunday of month)

10:00 AM - Sunday School except 3rd Sunday of month which is 10:45 AM


Central UMC is located approximately 5 miles East of Bland on Rt. 42 - then turn Right on rt. 608.

Trinity UMC

Sundays -

9:45 a.m. Worship Service (Except third Sunday)

Childrens Church is available for 10 yrs & under

11:00 a.m. - Sunday School (Except third Sunday when it is scheduled for 10:00 a.m.)

7:00 p.m. - Bible Study


Trinity UMC is located approximately 5 miles West of Bland on Rt. 42.