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YOUNG AT HEART: YOUTH-SENIOR DINNER – IMPORTANT NOTICE

Due to illness, the Youth/Senior Adult dinner planned for this week has been postponed and rescheduled.   It will now take place on Sunday, December 12, at 5:00 pm in the Youth room.  Seniors, please call the office by Monday, December 6, to let Pam know if you plan to attend.  Those who have already booked do not need to call. 

The Young at Heart group is invited to share in the celebration of Christmas with Crystal Regan’s Youth Group. The youth will provide a meal followed by their reading of “A Christmas Story” in the sanctuary. Having the opportunity to get to know the younger generation in our church is both rewarding and a blessing.
 

CHRISTMAS CANTATA COME MESSIAH KING

The Chancel Choir is excited to invite all of you to the presentation of the Cantata “Come Messiah King”.  We are so thankful to gather once more to celebrate the birth of Jesus and to ponder on the beautiful story of His coming.

Jesus is the divine fulfillment of a sacred promise. God’s people pleaded and prayed for the coming of the Messiah. The prayers were heard, and the promise was kept. All of heaven and earth rejoiced! Come, O Come Messiah King!

We hope to see you on Sunday, December 12th at 10:30am in the Family Life Center!
 

ADVENT STUDY

Starting Point SS class invites you to join them for an Advent study by Max Lucado, “Because of Bethlehem: Love Is Born, Hope Is Here.” It is a 4 week session video Bible study starting Nov. 28. Come join us to prepare for the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ.

 

ADULT EXERCISE CLASS

Classes are meeting on Tuesdays & Thursdays 6:0-7:45 in the FLC under the expert leadership of Tamara Vestal. All are welcome, regardless of your level of fitness!

 

SUNDAY MORNING PRAYER GROUP

Meets at 10:15 each Sunday in the Builders Classroom. All are welcome to join Pastor Brad and Brett for a chat/prayer time, no longer than 15 minutes.

 

CHRISTIAN SPORTS CAMP

We are excited to announce that we are joining First Baptist church to do a Christian sports camp on June 6-10, 2022! We will be looking for people to help sponsor a child and volunteers to assist coaches. More details to come. Please be praying for this new endeavor!
 
 
 
Current Opportunities to Serve
 

 

SWEETWATER NEEDY FAMILY FOOD BOXES

Each year our community, via the local churches, provides boxes of food for those who find it difficult to get through the holiday season. Our church provided this service long before it was done in the community. The people who benefit from these boxes really appreciate it. Anyone interested in helping with this project can contact Teresa Hickey, at church on Sunday or via phone at 423-295-4345. If you or anyone you know needs a box, please contact me or the church office.

 
Schedule:
Dec. 11: Auction to raise money to buy food
Dec. 18, 9am: Box the food at Sweetwater Primary School, 500 Hwy 322 East
Dec. 18: Delivery from our church after our boxes have been packed (around noon-1:30)
 
 

MONROE COUNTY GIDEONS

The Gideons are giving out 500 Bibles in Monroe County to help transform lives through the Word of God. Donations may be sent to Monroe County Gideons, P.O. Box 821, Sweetwater, TN 37874.

 

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.