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CHURCH OFFICE – SUMMER HOURS 
Just a reminder that the office begins “summer hours”  on Friday, May 24.  The office will be open from 9 AM – noon, Monday-Friday.  The office will be closed on Monday, May 27 and Thursday, July 4.

 
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, July 9th, 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.
 
LADIES BREAKFAST
Saturday, July 13th  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.
 
 
 

Current Opportunities

 

MISSION WORK FOR JUSTICE AND MERCY INTERNATIONAL Our Music Director, Margareth Urias, is joining Justice and Mercy International on their next mission trip to the Amazon.  She will serve as an interpreter for the Jungle Pastors’ Conference from July 14-21.  Margareth has been deeply touched by this ministry for the past two years, and she felt called by God to go back to her native country to support the pastors and families who work deep in the Amazon Forest. Each volunteer with Justice and Mercy is responsible for travel and room & board expenses. Would you be so kind as to consider a donation toward her mission trip?    Checks can be made payable to FUMC and will be needed by the end of June.   Also please pray for Margareth’s safety while she is traveling and when she is in the Amazon.  If you would like more information about the trip go to www.justiceandmercyamazon.org or click on the following link.  https://youtu.be/lF83ZLcdUI0.  Also please feel free to talk to Margareth as she will be glad to share her story with you.

 
BLESSING BOX IN NEED OF SUPPLIES 
Our church now 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.).  Several churches in our area offer this outreach service and we have joined in supporting those in need in our community.
 
TASK POOL PARTY
The Task pool party will be held on June 18 from 11-2 pm. Please bring a drink and snack to share and a can of food to go in the Blessing Box. Pizza will be provided. Let Jacqueline know if your child can come.
 
PRESCHOOL POOL PARTY
The Preschool swim party is happening on June 25 from 10-12:00 pm. Please bring a snack to share and a can of food to go in the Blessing Box.  And remember to let Miss Jacqueline know if your child is attending.
 
SHARE YOUR BULLETINS
Summer is here.  If you visit another church during your travels, please bring Miss Jacqueline a bulletin so she can see what other churches are doing. 
 

JOIN THE CHOIR FOR ENGAGE

The Chancel Choir will be performing “Let the Glory Come Down” at Engage this year on Sunday, August 25.   Everyone is invited to join the choir to participate in this special presentation.  Rehearsals will begin on Wednesday June 19th from 6:30-7:30 pm and will continue on Wednesdays until the performance on August 25.  
 
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL – Volunteers Needed to Make it Happen
Mark you calendars now for July 21-25 for VBS entitled ROAR.  Volunteers are needed for all areas of this very important week for the children of our community.  Please help make this event happen by volunteering your time to help with VBS.  Only 4 people have signed up to be Servants thus far.  Please sign up to serve, VBS will be here before we know it.
 
CHILDREN’S CHOIR
Mark your calendar for the Children’s Christmas Program – December 8 @ 5:00 pm.
 
 
 
 
 
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.