Welcome to First United Methodist Church, Sweetwater!

Church Events and Announcements
 
WNC IS COMING
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.
 
The Preschool Bible and Choir (ages 2-5) will meet
from 4:30-5:00 pm in the classroom across from the church office starting February 12th

The Children’s Choir (ages K-5) meets on Wednesdays from 5-6:00 pm in the choir room in preparation for the Children’s Easter Musical.

 
   CHANCEL CHOIR
The Chancel Choir will start rehearsals for the Easter Cantata on Wednesday, February 5th 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
 
  FIRST METHODIST COMMUNITY CHOIR

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 5th from 5:00 to 6:00pm in the Choir Room. Please invite family and friends
to join our COMMUNITY CHOIR!
LADIES BREAKFAST                                              
Saturday, February 8 9:00 am @ Dinner Bell.  Ladies, bring some friends and join us for a yummy breakfast and fellowship.
You might make some new friends.
 
 
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, February 11 and we can carpool. We must leave by 5:15 pm. Contact Karen Sadikoff for further information.
Location
The Watershed at Cedar Springs
Presbyterian
9132 Kingston Pike,
Knoxville, TN
 
KID NEWS 
Valentine party for TASK will be February11, and there will be about 40 kids.
Pre-school party will be February 12 with about 9 kids
 
PRAYER REQUESTS
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
 
 

PROJECTION VOLUNTEERS ARE  NEEDED  IN 11:00 AM SERVICE

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 CARE MINISTRY
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.

 
ALTAR FLOWERS
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. 
 
BE A BLESSING – PASS IT ON
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.