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JOIN US THIS SUNDAY AS WE CELEBRATE FATHER’S DAY

Calling all fathers! On Father’s Day you are invited to drive your oldest car to church all shined up! Dads attending will receive a donut and special treats! Thanks for being a great leader in your family!

 
PLEASE BE AWARE OF TEXT MESSAGE SCAMS
Once again, scammers are sending out illegitimate messages by text from a number we do not recognize. It has a message that is signed “Rev. Brad Scott”. If you receive one of these messages, do not respond to it, but report it to your carrier as spam. Pastor Brad has not nor will he ask anybody for money via text or email. Read more in this article. Be safe out there!
 
 

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL

VBS will be held Sunday, July 11-Thursday, July 15, 6:00-8:15 pm. Children ages 4-12 are welcome. We will provide a snack but no supper. Parents are invited to attend the closing session on Thursday at 7:50 pm. 
Please pray for children to attend! This year’s theme is “Treasured: Discovering You’re Priceless to God.”
 
CURRENT COVID GUIDELINES
The CDC has relaxed their guidelines regarding the wearing of masks by vaccinated persons. Accordingly, we have made the following changes for worship services: masks should be worn while entering and leaving the building and while singing. Vaccinated persons may remove their masks at other times during the worship service, if they feel comfortable doing so. We will still maintain social distancing between households.
 

SUMMER OFFICE HOURS

Summer office hours are in place while school is out – office hours are 9:00-12:00, Monday-Friday.

KIDS ROCK

Children’s Sunday School class will resume in the near future. Children will not be required to wear masks.
For Kid’s Rock to restart –  volunteers are needed.  To help with this ministry, please contact Jacqueline. Also, please let her know if your child(ren) will be attending so we know how many to plan for.
 

 

 
 
Current Opportunities to Serve
 

GREETERS NEEDED

We are looking for greeters for the 9am and 11am Sunday worship services. If you enjoy welcoming people, this is the perfect volunteer opportunity! You would serve only one Sunday a month. Please call the office at 337-7903 if you are interested.

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR 9:00 AM COFFEE

Beginning the first Sunday in June, we will be serving coffee and bottled water at the 9:00 service. We need volunteers for the 3rd and 4th Sundays of each month. Please call the office if you are interested in helping.

 

PROJECTION VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Projection volunteers are needed for the 11:00 worship service. You will be needed only one Sunday per month, and we will train you. Please consider volunteering for this important service!

ISAIAH 117 HOUSE

Jennifer Collins from Isaiah Collins 117 House spoke to us at worship about the services they provide for children in crisis in Monroe and McMinn Counties. While they don’t have a physical home here yet, they are looking to build one when resources are available.  Current needs:  monetary gifts, Walmart gift cards, adult-sized male & female pajamas and clothing, teen-sized male & female pajamas and clothing, jeans (all sizes), underwear (all sizes), socks (all sizes). Website for more information: https://isaiah117house.com/
 
COLLECTING ITEMS FOR FRESH START MINISTRY

Jacqueline is collecting Bibles and travel size shampoo and other toiletries for Fresh Start  Ministries, which is providing services for the homeless.

 
BE A BLESSING – PASS IT ON
Please keep our blessing box in mind when you shop. Non-perishable food items, as well as cleaning supplies and paper goods, are always needed!

 

REMINDER OF CLOSURES FUMC follows the Sweetwater City Schools regarding closures.  If the schools are closed due to weather, all activities at church will also be canceled.