Welcome to First United Methodist Church, Sweetwater!

Church Events and Announcements
If you are new to the church and have never attended WNC, you are in for a nice treat. There are so many activities going on to suit the needs of all ages.  Dinner and fellowship in the FLC start at 5:30 pm.  Chef Nathan Hendricks will prepare the meals and we will need a few people to help serve each week and maybe offer a hand in clean up.  Then at 6:30 pm adults are welcome to attend an Adult Study group as listed below.
The children (ages K-5) can attend WEB (Wednesday night Bible) with Miss Jacqueline. We will also have a nursery available at 6:30.  Adult Classes for this spring are found here.

WNC in Full Swing…

           4:30      Preschool Choir

           5:00      Children’s Choir

           5:30       WNC Dinner

           7:15       Adult Choir

           6:15      Adult Study Groups

           6:15      WEB (Wednesday Evening Bible for K-5)



We have a group that teaches and plays pickleball each Tuesday and Thursday.  The game is like a cross between tennis and ping pong. We have marked off a court in the Family Life Center, and will mark off more if we have enough interest. We have 4 beginner’s paddles and balls provided so all can have the opportunity to learn how to play. The only real requirement is that you wear some kind of “tennis” shoes. We have reserved the Family Life Center for Tuesday and Thursday from 7:00pm through 9:00 pm unless there is a conflict with a church activity and/or a paying rental of the Center.

If you are interested or have questions, please call/text: John Mortimer 423-503-3070

The Chancel Choir will start rehearsals for the Easter Cantata on Wednesday, February 12th from 7:15 to 8:00pm in the
Choir Room. All the congregation and friends are invited to join the choir for this special season. The choir will be presenting the Easter Cantata “The Day He Wore My Crown” on Sunday, April 5th at 10:30am in the Sanctuary. Please contact Margareth Urias at mthurias@hotmail.com if you have any questions

We so excited to announce that the Children’s Choir will be traveling in time once again! After going “Back to the Manger” and “Back to the Cross,” we will be going “Back to the Beginning”!
We hope the kids are ready to embark on an adventure using the time machine H.O. 2000 to visit the years of 2000, 1995, 1978, 1955, 1808, and finally, making it all the way back to Creation
and the Garden of Eden. ALL KIDS K- 5th grade are invited to
join the choir. Rehearsals start on Wednesday, February 12th from 5:00 to 6:00pm in the Choir Room. Please invite family and friends
to join our COMMUNITY CHOIR!
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, Maarch 10th  and we can carpool. We must leave by 5:15 pm. Contact Karen Sadikoff for further information.
The Watershed at Cedar Springs
9132 Kingston Pike,
Knoxville, TN


The Holston Annual Conference will be held June 7-10, 2020 at Lake Junaluska, NC. Anyone can attend. Housing lottery starts Febuary 3. Visit ac.holston.org for all annual conference information. You can also contact Brett Ward at 423-337-3609.

LADIES BREAKFAST                                              
Saturday, March 14th 9:00 am @ Dinner Bell.  Ladies, bring some friends and join us for a yummy breakfast and fellowship.
You might make some new friends.
If you know of someone in our church family who is ill or needing to be placed on the prayer list, please call the office and let us know.  The church always wants to care for its members in whatever way we can.  Also, if there is someone on the prayer list who is no longer needing to be there, let the office know.
Current Opportunities to Serve


The Hiwassee  District Discipleship Team invites you to join us for an exciting district training event. Community Engagement: Putting the Pieces Together  is designed to help pastors and laity find new and innovative ways to connect  with their community, reaching those outside the church with the love of Jesus Christ. There will also be special sessions for your local church leaders of SPRC, Finance, and Trustees. Sunday, February 23, 2:30-5pm at Allen Memorial UMC, 800 Decatur Pike, Athens.



We still need 4-5 volunteers from the 11:00 am service to run the projection on one Sunday per month.  Call Margareth or the office to volunteer.


We need someone to organize meals for those individuals who have just come home from the hospital due to illness or surgery.  Please find it in your heart to take on this very important and rewarding responsibility?  It can be done by telephone or on-line with mealtrain, or a combination of both.  If a team of two people stepped up, it would be even better.

Remember that special someone or a special date by signing up to provide Altar Flowers that are shared in both services.  The signup list is on the bulletin outside the church office.  Please contact Kay Bettis if you have any questions. 
Our church has a “Blessing Box” outside the building.  We are filling it with non-perishable items that can be used by those in need.  Please donate food and dry good items (clothes, blankets, etc.)  for this outreach service supporting those in need in our community.


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.