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We are all concerned about the increasing spread of COVID.  At this time, we plan to continue to have in-person worship services. We ask that you observe social distancing while in the church building, and we encourage you to wear a mask if that makes you feel more comfortable. We do ask you to stay home if you are showing any symptoms or have been exposed. Our services are live-streamed at 9:00 and 11:00 each Sunday morning and are available for viewing through YouTube, our Facebook page and here on the website at any time.  Continue to pray for an end to this pandemic!


DINNER and STUDY GROUPS will run Feb. 2 Apr. 6, 2022
No classes on Mar. 2 (Ash Wednesday) & Mar. 30 (Spring Break)

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 offer a hand in clean up.  Please call the office to volunteer. 
At 6:30 pm adults are welcome to attend an Adult Study group. Adult study groups will begin February 9. We have two classes so far: CHOSEN, SEASON 2 facilitated by Vanessa Metzmeier and TWELVE ORDINARY MEN,  a special discussion group for men only, facilitated by Tony Martini. Please contact Pastor Brad or the office if you are interested in facilitating a third group.  We would like to have other options for those interested in participating in study groups.


If you have a child that is a baby up to 5 years old and would like someone to watch the child while you attend  9 or 11 o’clock service please let Jacqueline know. 



Senior Potlucks Resume Feb. 6.  We’re excited to announce we will resume our seniors’ monthly potlucks on the first Sunday of each month in the FLC. The first one will be a Valentine’s celebration on Feb. 6. We will cater the first couple of months, but you are invited to bring a dessert. Hope to see you all there!



Start off the New Year with a resolution to improve your fitness!  We meet Tuesdays & Thursdays 6:30-7:30 pm in the FLC under the leadership of Tamara Vestal. Class is co-ed and all are welcome, regardless of your level of fitness! Classes are free; bring your own mat and dumbells. For questions call Tamara at 423-836-5146. 



Now enrolling children ages 2-5 years. Please call: 423-404-4885.



TASK after-school program has resumed. It is open to kids in grades K-5. See you at 3:15 for snacks, games, science experiments, and Bible study with Miss Jacqueline! We will have an attendance chart, and if a child comes 10 times, we will help them go to the sports camp in June. We are looking for donors to help sponsor children.


Current Opportunities to Serve


It’s time to think about providing altar flowers for our morning worship services for 2022. The flowers are placed in the 9 am service and then moved to the 11 am service, so all of our members can enjoy them. The sign-up sheet for 2022 is on the bulletin board outside Pam’s office or you can call the office to put your name on the list. Flowers can be from the florist or from your flower garden. You may designate if you would like to honor or remember loved ones and it will be noted in the bulletin. Please contact Bonnie Cleveland at 423-351-4368 if you have questions or need assistance.



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.