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Church Events:
 
LADIES BREAKFAST
Saturday, May 11 9:00 am at Cup Runneth Over
Ladies, bring some friends and join us for a yummy breakfast and fellowship. It’s a great place to get to know new people.
 

HONORING GRADUATES

It’s almost graduation time for our children and grandchildren. Let Anne know if you have a high school or college graduate including their name and name of school, and degree program (if college). Please add location if they are not local. We would like to honor our graduates in an upcoming publication. Please provide this information on or before May 13.
 
TASK KIDS – NOTE THE DATES
There will not be TASK on Tuesday, May 14th
The final TASK of this school year will be on Tuesday, May 21
 
PRE-SCHOOL and CHILDREN’S CHOIR UPDATES
We will not have Preschool Bible & Choir on May 15th. Our Spring musical is happening on May 19. Please have the preschool kids at the church on May 19 at 4:00 pm to go through a final practice before the show starts at 5:00 pm.
 
SECOND TUESDAYS – FOR WOMEN OF ALL AGES Second Tuesdays is a place to connect with other women on the second Tuesday of each month in Knoxville. You are welcome to join us at 6:45 pm for light refreshment and good conversation, then we’ll dive into worship and the Word. If you are interested, please meet in the church parking lot on Tuesday, May 14, and we can carpool. We must leave by 5:30 pm. Contact Karen Sadikoff for further information. The location sometimes changes, so if you are driving separately, please check with Karen.
 
CHILDREN’S SPRING MUSICAL – “Faith News Network”
Sunday, May 19 5:30 PM in the FLC.

 

Our newest musical is a Heavenly broadcast coming straight from the Pearly Gates, hosted by two angelic News Anchors, Cameron
Flowers and Summer Showers. Bringing some of your favorite Bible Stories to life, our newscast flows back and forth between top
flight Bible news coverage by Cameron and Summer, to stellar on-the-ground reporting by our roving angel duo, Chera Bim and Sara Fim. We will meet some of our favorite Faith Heroes like Esther, Joshua, Noah,
Moses and Abraham! You can’t miss it!  Please invite family and friends.
 
FIRST KIDS GRADUATION
Ceremonies will take place on Thursday, May 23 at 1:00 pm in the FLC.  The children have been working hard on their sweet presentation and you will enjoy the fruits of their efforts.  Please come and invite family and friends.
 
FIRST KIDS SUMMER REGISTRATION
Registration is now open for the First Kids Summer Program.  Contact the church to register before May 24th
 
YOUNG AT HEART MAY OUTING
Friday, May 24 2-5:00 pm
 
Join us in attending a Clay Potting Class at 3 Generations Art Studio in downtown Sweetwater. We will be making a mug and the cost is $15. Afterwards let’s go to dinner locally in Sweetwater to enjoy food and fellowship. Deadline for sign up is Sunday, May 19.
 

Current Opportunities

HOLSTON CONFERENCE SPECIAL OFFERINGS
THE HELPING HANDS MISSION OFFERING for the Holston Conference this year is designated for our Conference-wide Opioid Addiction Response. This offering will be taken today, May 12. Please make checks payable to FUMC with a notation in memo line of “Conference Mission Offering.”
 
CHURCH GREETERS NEEDED
It is time to create our new Greeter Schedule that will start in July, 2019. We need new greeters in both services. If you would like to participate, please call Anne in the office by May 12. For those who are already on the greeter schedule, we thank you for serving, and you will remain on the schedule unless we hear from you.
 
MISSION PROJECT FOR LIBERIA
Our current project is Health Kits. The items needed are listed below. It is vital that you follow the guidelines for sizes of each item, or they will not be acceptable. $5.00 should accompany each kit to assist with shipping. Please give the $5.00 to Anne in the office rather than putting it in the kit. All kits are due in the Conference room by May 26th
 
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
Mark you calendars now for July 21-25 for VBS entitled ROAR.  If you would like your child to have a VBS shirt, they are $6 and orders will be taken in May.  Sizes available are 2-4, 6-8, 10-12 and 14-16.  A sign-up sheet for VBS servants will be on the bulletin board by First Kids.  Our goal is to have everyone signed up by May 31.
 
UMCOR MISSION TRIP
Our church will not be sending a team to Sager-Brown this summer.  If you are interested in participating in the summer of 2020, please contact Greer Heatherly at 423-337-1092 with dates of preference.  This is a great opportunity to see what happens to items we collect for missions.
 
CHILDREN’S CHOIR
Mark your calendar for the Children’s Christmas Program – December 8 @ 5:00 pm.
 
 
 
 
 

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