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PRESCHOOL & CHILDREN’S CHOIRS
The Preschool and Children’s Choirs will begin on Wednesday, September 4th. Children within the church and from the community are welcome to join.
 
WEDNESDAY NIGHT CONNECTION IS COMING
WNC is here! We’re so excited to begin our fall session including Preschool and Children’s Choir, a tasty supper where you can enjoy fellowship, followed by adult study groups, WEB (Wednesday Evening Bible) for kids K-5, a nursery for the tiny ones, and of course our Youth. Sessions will run September 4 – November 6 with a
break the week of October 9th (Fall Break). Adult Sessions.
Come join the fellowship and find a group to study with. 
 
 
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, Sept. 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, September 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.
 
WOMAN’S BIBLE STUDY FORMING
If you would like to join a Women’s Bible Study that will take place during the day, please call the office and let Anne know.  Details will be announced soon.
 
GODSONG MINISTRIES WOMAN’S CONFERENCE

Godsong Ministries is hosting a Women’s Conference entitled Deeper on Saturday, September 21, from 8:30am to 5:30 pm at Truelove Barn located at 2379 Keith Valley Road, Cleveland, TN.  The cost is $45 which includes a T-shirt, breakfast, lunch & snack.  Space is limited, so plan to register now at www.Godsongministries.com.  Deadline to register is September 3rd.  See bulletin board for more details. 

 
HYMN SING NIGHT
The Chancel Choir invites you to join us in the Sanctuary on
Sunday, September 29
th at 6:00 pm for another edition of our beloved
Hymn Sing Night with Marcelo Urias from Cokesbury UMC.  Come enjoy the glorious music and lift a joyful noise until the Lord.
 
CHRISTMAS CONTATA – SAVE THE DATE ANS LEND YOUR SONG
We are so excited to announce that the Chancel Choir will be presenting
the Christmas Cantata “FANTASIA NOEL” on Sunday, December 15
th.
All of you, your family and friends in the community are invited to join us for the Christmas Cantata. The commitment is to participate in the rehearsals on Wednesdays and in the performance on Sunday, December 15th. Books and rehearsal CDs will be provided for each participant. We would love to have you join us for this program. Rehearsals start on Wednesday, September 18th from 7:15 to 8:00 pm in the Choir Room.

 

Current Opportunities

NURSERY WORKER NEEDED FOR WNC
A nursery worker is needed for Wednesday evenings after the WNC meal from 6:00-7:45 pm. If you are able to assist, please contact Miss Jacqueline.
 
PROJECTION VOLUNTEERS STILL NEEDED
It’s such a blessing that we  have the capability of projecting words to our music and videos appropriate to the sermon onto a screen in the Sanctuary.  To be up and running in the Sanctuary by August, we need one volunteer to learn how to put the information into computer and 4 volunteers to run the projection one Sunday per month.  There will be a very capable instructor to teach needed skills, so please consider offering your time and talents for this area of ministry. We also desperately need one person to put information into the computer for the early service in the FLC and more people to volunteer to run the projection.  Please contact the office or Margareth as soon as possible so we can arrange training.
 
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.)  for this outreach service supporting those in need in our community.
 
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.