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Church Events:
WNC dinners have competed for the current session.  IMPORTANT REMINDER:  If your child is in Children’s Choir and staying for WEB, be sure to bring them something to eat between 6:00 and 6:30 pm.  Some of the Adult Study Group classes are still meeting, so we will continue WEB through April 3.  Also the Preschool Bible and Choir and the Children’s Choir will continue practicing until the Children’s Spring Musical in May.
SPRING FAMILY PICTURES will be taken in the Family Life Center on March 24 and 31 from 8:30-9:00 am and 10:15-10:45 am.  If you would like to have a family and/or children picture taken, please come on by on one of those days.  For questions see Miss Jacqueline. 
A drop-in BABY SHOWER will be held for our drummer in the Praise Band, Casey Green and his wife Meghan on Sunday, March 24, from noon-2:00 pm in the FLC.  Instead of gifts, the couple would prefer a money tree allowing them to choose the items they need for their baby.  Everyone is invited to celebrate this special occasion.
On Saturday, April 6 the Young at Heart group will journey to the Dogwood Arts Festival “Chalk Walk.”  This is a day-long street painting festival that turns downtown Knoxville sidewalks into a vast canvas for the region’s most talented professional and student artists.  We will depart at 9:30 am and lunch venue will be determined later.   No cost except lunch.  Sign up deadline is Sunday, March 31.
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, April 9, and we can carpool. We must leave by 5:30 pm. Contact Karen Sadikoff for further information. The location sometimes changes, so if you are driving separately, please check with Karen.
Saturday, April 13 9:00 am at Cup Runneth Over
Ladies, bring some friends and join us for a yummy breakfast and fellowship. It’s a great place to get to know new people.
Sunday, April 14th. Mark your calendar to attend this year’s performance of On a Hill Too Far Away.  The performance is certain to make this Season of Lent very special!

Current Opportunities

We have a serious need right now to replenish the supplies of cleaning buckets and health kits for UMCOR/Sager Brown that were supplied to folks after the recent floods.  If you have it in your heart to serve, please come forward to organize this endeavor for our church.  Contact the office  if you are willing to assist with this project.
The flower chart for 2019 is on the bulletin board outside the church office. Please check to see if the date you would like to provide flowers for our church is available and sign up.  These upcoming dates are still in need of flowers:  March 24, and 31
Miss Jacqueline is beginning to collect field eggs for our Annual Easter Egg Hunt happening April 16.  If you can provide some eggs (and treats to put inside,) please bring them to the church.  Your generosity will help our children celebrate the joys of this special season. 
Inasmuch as you have done it to the least of my brothers, you have done it to me“.  Join our community of faith as we mission in service to our local area by being the hands and feet of our Lord.   This annual event is scheduled for Saturday, April 27.  Mark your calendar.  If anyone would like to step up and become a project leader, please let Tiffany Hickey know by March 18.  The shirts this year are dark red with the verse Matthew 25:40, and we will have sizes S-XL for $12 each.  Deadline to order shirts is March 25.
All children from grades K-5th are invited to join the Children’s Choir for the Spring Musical “Faith News.” Rehearsals are on Wednesdays from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm in the Choir Room.  The kids will present the musical on Sunday, May 19th at 5:00 pm.   Also, mark your calendar for the Children’s Christmas Program – December 8 @ 5:00 pm.
Mark you calendars now for July 21-25 for VBS entitled ROAR.

REMINDER OF CLOSURES FUMC follows the Sweetwater City Schools regarding closures.  If the schools are closed due to weather, all activities at church will be cancelled.