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Death Notice - Margie M. Bice

Mrs. Margie Trivett Bice, age 90, of Elizabethton, TN passed away Friday, December 16, 2016 in the Johnson City Medical Center Hospital. A native of Poga, TN she was the daughter of the late (T.L.) Lackey and Oda Guy Trivett. Mrs. Bice was a homemaker and was a teacher during World War II at Elk Mills School and Charity Hill School. She was a member of Heartland Fellowship for sixty-nine years where she served as Church Clerk and Treasurer and leader of the Women’s Missionary Auxiliary for many years. Mrs. Bice enjoyed camping, hiking, sewing, quilting and crocheting.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Ralph Bice; a son, Johnny Bice; sisters, Gladys Lund, Mildred Treadway and Ruby Trivett and brothers, Roy Trivett and Oscar Trivett. Those left to cherish her memory include three daughters, Charlotte Pate and husband Gary; Nancy Bennett and husband Lester, all of Elizabethton; Freda Russell and husband Joe, Chapmansboro, TN; four sisters, Daisy Shinglet…

Barna Research Project

The following information was received from our North American Presbyter:

Dear Overseer and Pastor;

"I would like to make two exciting announcements involving Barna Group and COGOP.

The first is that Barna is launching a major initiative focusing on pastors in early 2017, including a live event and national webcast on Thursday, January 26, 2017.   We would love for you to participate in the event in person or online.  It is for pastors, church staff, elders and others who support today's churches. Many of you are probably familiar with Barna.  If not check out their website.

If you scroll about halfway down on the homepage, you can subscribe to Barna Update--a free resource for periodic email updates about Barna's research into faith in culture in America.  Barna Update currently has nearly 90,000 subscribers, about half of whom are pastors.

The second is that COGOP is partnering with Barna to engage, on your behalf, in the same "state of pastors" research they c…