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Church Events and Announcements
 
COVID UPDATE
In unity with most recent CDC guidelines, we recommend that masks be worn in the church building whenever you are in close proximity of others. At this time, we plan to continue with our scheduled events for August and September.
 

CHARGE CONFERENCE

Our congregation will hold a Charge Conference at 2:00 on Sunday, October 24.  All are invited. 
 
 
WEDNESDAY NIGHT CONNECTION

Wednesday Night Connection has resumed on Wednesdays at 5:30.  Meals are prepared by Nathan Hendricks.  Cost is $7 for adults, $3 for children 11 & under, maximum $20 per family. Afterwards we are offering Adult Study Classes. It is not too late to join a class! 

  • WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE CHOSEN? (based on The Chosen TV series), facilitated by Vanessa Metzmeier
  • THE DANIEL PLAN, facilitated by Melinda Erwin, an appetizing approach to achieving a healthy lifestyle through faith, food, fitness, focus, and friends
  • A LOOK IN THE MIRROR, a special discussion group for men only, facilitated by Tony Martini  
 

UPPER ROOM AVAILABLE

The Upper Room printed daily devotionals for Sept/Oct are now available.

 

A GATHERING OF ARTISANS

First Fall Market will be held Saturday, November 13, in the FLC.  Spaces will be available for rent for those wanting to showcase and sell their work. All proceeds from the rental fees and food sales will be donated to the 2021 Angel Tree Project. Volunteers are needed to help in the kitchen. Guidelines/application forms are available on church entry tables.

 
 
Current Opportunities to Serve
 
 
UMCOR HYGIENCE AND CLEANING KITS

Our congregation has always been quick to help those in need! In response to the recent flooding in Holston and in middle Tennessee, the District Office is collecting UMCOR cleaning buckets and UMCOR hygiene kits. Instructions can be found at this link:  UMCOR Kit Instructions. Please bring your kits to the conference room on Sundays or weekdays during office hours. Deadline Is Sunday, October 3. We will deliver them to District Office on Monday, October 4.

If you would like to help financially in the Waverly, TN area, you may use this website: Disaster Response Ministries – TNUMC.org.

 

ISAIAH 117 HOUSE MONROE-MCMINN

This local organization is looking for volunteers  to fill slots in many capacities. If you are interested in helping in any way, please visit the link below:

 
 
ADOPT A SCHOOL – SWEETWATER ELEMENTARY
Once again we will sponsor Sweetwater Elementary School in the Adopt-a-school program. We will be showing appreciation and support to the teachers and staff throughout the school year. We already have September taken care of, and are looking for helpers for other months. Monetary gifts are always appreciated to help us purchase items such as hand sanitizer, lip balm, snacks, etc.

 

“WE CARE” VOLUNTEER NEEDED

A volunteer is needed to organize meals via telephone or Mealtrain online for those who are ill and/or have just come home from the hospital.  Please find it in your heart to assist in this important service.
 
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.

 
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!
 
 
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. Our stockpile is low and needs replenishing. Current needs include peanut butter and canned meats, beans, vegetables, soups, and fruits.  

 

 

 

 

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.