We welcome Tim Bittinger, wife Carol and family to our Parish as the new Pastor of the Friendsville Charge. Pastor Tim began his ministry at Blooming Rose UM Church, Selbysport UM Church and Friendsville UM Church on Sunday, July 1st.
Tim & Carol and family are originally from the Westernport/Barton area. They currently reside in Bowling Green (Cumberland area). Between them, they have 5 children: Autumn, Nicholas, Chandra, Autumn and Amber, and an “adopted daughter” Jasmine. They are now enjoying being grandparents to a special little grandson named Jordan, and are looking forward to the arrival of their second grandchild in October. They were previously members of the Bloomington United Methodist Church, Bloomington, MD where they attended for over 12 years. God placed His call on Tim to minister shortly after he became saved. Tim has dutifully answered the call by first serving in his local church as a lay speaker, Sunday School teacher, board member and choir member.
Tim attended Life Christian University and received a diploma in theology. He then earned an Associate’s Degree from WV Christian University, where he has returned for 2 more years of schooling and wishes to complete another degree in the near future. Tim has also been active with children in the Kid’s for Jesus program at his former church, as well as participating in Camp Agape for several years.
His wife Carol has also been active in her former church as treasurer, Vacation Bible School teacher and substitute Sunday School teacher. She is currently responsible for the baked goods/apple dumpling booth at the Burlington Apple Harvest Festival where she serves as Vice-President on the Burlington Auxiliary.
Their desire is to live out the calling God has for them by serving His churches and His people by the power of God’s Word and His Holy Spirit.
We welcome Pastor Tim and his family!
April 6 – Good Friday Service, 7pm, Blooming Rose United Methodist Church
Apri 8 – Sunrise Service, 7am, Blooming Rose United Methodist Church, Breakfast will follow service
April 8 - Combined Church Service, 11am, Friendsville United Methodist Church, the Friendsville Community Choir will be presenting a cantata, “Amazing Grace”.
Saturday, Dec 10, 1:00pm, Blooming Rose Women’s Group Christmas Party, Cornish Manor, Oakland, MD
Tuesday, Dec 13, 6:30pm, Brotherhood, Blooming Rose UMC
Saturday, Dec 17, 7pm, Blooming Rose UMC Christmas Program, refreshments afterwards
Sunday, Dec 18, 7pm, Friendsville Community Choir presents “Mary, Did You Know?”, Friendsville UMC, refreshments will follow
Monday, Dec 19, 7pm, Friendsville Community Choir presents “Mary, Did You Know?”, McHenry UMC
Tuesday, Dec 20, 7pm, Friendsville Community Choir presents “Mary, Did You Know?”, Goodwill Home
Saturday, Dec 24, 7pm, Selbysport UMC Christmas Eve and Candlelight Service
We had several attend the Apple Butter Day, on 9/27/11, at Burlington Children’s Home, in Burlington, WV. Looks like a good time was had by all!
On Sunday, September 4, during worship service, Matthew and Breann Ackerman will be joining the Blooming Rose United Methodist Church. Matthew will also be declaring his candidacy towards ministry. Blooming Rose will be sponsoring Matthew and we wish him the best of luck in his endeavor. Welcome Matthew and Breann – - and daughter Taygen!
Sunday, July 31, 11am, Church Service in the Park, Friendsville
Covered dish dinner will follow service.