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Church Events and Announcements
 
COKESBURY THANKSGIVING PROGRAM – Sunday, Nov. 24 6 PM at Cokesbury Methodist Church in Knoxville
This beautiful worship celebration of Thanksgiving is always such a special event and we hope you can attend. Come to support our choir as they will be participating.
 
COMMUNITY THANKSGIVING – 7 PM Tuesday, Nov. 26
Join the Sweetwater community as we gather to give thanks for our many blessings.  This annual event is being hosted by First Baptist Church this year.  Everyone is welcome!
 
CHRISTMAS PARADE – Friday, December 6th 7PM
Come out and enjoy the fun as our church children participate in
the Christmas Parade under the direction of Miss Jacqueline.
 

CHILDREN’S CHOIR MUSICAL – “The Little Drummer Dude”

Sunday, December 8th at 5:00 pm in the Family Life Center


Come meet the up-and-coming Persia’s Traveling Band—or PTB, as their fans call them—who are out on “their biggest tour yet!”
 
 
SECOND TUESDAYS – LADIES FELLOWSHIP
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, Dec 10th, and we can carpool.  We must leave by 5:15 pm.  Contact Karen Sadikoff for further information. 
 
The location sometimes changes, so if you are driving separately, remember to check with Karen.
 
LADIES BREAKFAST
 
Saturday, December 14th  9:00 am at The Dinner Bell.
Ladies, bring some friends and join us for a yummy breakfast and fellowship. It’s a great place to get to know new people.
 

  CHRISTMAS CANTATA – 10:30 AM Sunday, December 15  The Chancel Choir will be presenting the Christmas Cantata “FANTASIA NOEL”Be sure to invite your family and friends to join us in this very special celebration of the Christmas Season.


TASK KIDS – The final TASK Kids of 2019 will be Tuesday, December 17th.  Please mark your calendars.
 

Current Opportunities to Serve
 
PROJECTION VOLUNTEERS ARE  NEEDED FOR 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.  There will be a very capable instructor to teach you.   Call Margareth or the office to volunteer.  Please have it in your heart to be a servant for your church.
 
WE CARE – MEAL SERVICE TO OUR OWN
We have volunteers for organizing meals for families with new babies and handling the funeral meals.  We are in need someone to organize meals for those individuals who have just come home from the hospital due to illness or surgery.  Please search 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. 
 
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.
 
HANGING OF THE GREENS – Wednesday, Nov 20th 6:30 PM
Please join us as we prepare our church for the holidays. It’s so much fun to decorate and the more hands we have to assist, the more beautiful the church will be.
 
SAGER-BROWN 2020
Sager-Brown is the Methodist outreach depot located in Baldwin, LA.  In previous years, teams from our church have gone to the depot and  volunteered for a week of service supporting the relief and support efforts of our United Methodist Church.  If you are interested in participating in service at Sager-Brown during 2020, please contact Greer Heatherly by the beginning of January. Once a group of interested persons is identified, they will meet and plan for viable dates.
 
SANTA’S HELPER CHRISTMAS ANGELS
Help make Christmas really special for many children who won’t have any gifts under the tree without our assistance.  Pick a special angel for yourself and follow the instructions on the back. Make sure you write your angel’s number on the sheets provided.  Angel gifts are due back in the conference room no later than December 1.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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 cancelled.