Welcome to First United Methodist Church, Sweetwater!

 
Come Join Us as We Worship the Lord
In Person
Or View Our Live Streamed Worship on Facebook
 
This Sunday we will celebrate All Saints Day. If you live-stream one of the services, we encourage you to find a candle to light.  You may let it represent your remembrance of someone who has died whom you want to remember, or let it represent all those who have died this past year. Also, we will also be celebrating holy communion, be prepared by having bread and juice ready.
 
 
 
 
Check out Pastor Brad’s Daily Devotionals on his
 
 
Church Events and Announcements
 
INDOOR WORSHIP HAS RETURNED
 
We have resumed our two services, 9:00AM praise & worship in FLC and 11:00 AM traditional worship in the sanctuary.
 
Masks are required, so please bring yours. Household groups must sit together, children included, and maintain social distancing from other groups. No nursery or Kids Rock at this time. The congregation will be dismissed by rows to prevent overcrowding at the exit.
 
Both worship services will continue to be live-streamed at 9AM and 11AM on Facebook. The service will also be recorded and made available for viewing later in the week. Link info will be posted on Facebook and our website.
 
INDOOR ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL RESUMES
Adult Sunday School classes, Wesley and Starting Point, will resume meeting in their usual classrooms. Social distancing is observed, and masks are required.
 

ALL SAINTS DAY—PHOTOS REQUESTED

On Sunday, November 1, we will remember members of our church, and loved ones of our members, who have passed away during the last year. We are putting together a slide show containing photos of them. If you have a photo you would like to include, please email it to the church or bring it by the office to be scanned no later than noon on Tuesday, October 27.

 
Current Opportunities to Serve
 

HALLOWEEN

We have reserved two spaces downtown across from People’s Bank. Call Jackie to volunteer to help give out candy, wearing masks and gloves. Or you may donate candy and we will fill individual bags. If you will be welcoming kids for Trick-or Treat at your home, please call the office and provide your name and address. We will let our kids know where it is safe to go!

 

OUTDOOR TASK VOLUNTEER NEEDED

We need someone to help with outdoor TASK (children’s after school program) on Tuesdays, 2:50 until 5. We will meet in the empty lot across from the FLC on a week-to-week basis, depending on the weather, until our plan for moving indoors is approved.
 
KIDS ROCK VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
We are in need of 2 or more volunteers to work with Kids Rock when we resume indoor children’s worship.  Please contact Jacqueline if you can assist with this ministry.

BOX TOPS FOR SCHOOLS 

Sweetwater Elementary School (our adopted school) can benefit from your grocery shopping. Schools receive 10 cents for your purchase of selected items.  Please save your box tops, and Jacqueline will provide a box for collection.  Or if you prefer, you can install the Box Tops for Education app on your phone and simply scan your grocery receipts for the same benefits.
 
SANTAS HELPER IS UNDERWAY
Due to the current social distancing and COVID concerns, this year’s Santa’s Helper will be donation based.  If you have previous selected a child from the Angel Tree and supplied Christmas gifts, please consider donating to this program again this year.   A complete description of 2020 program plan is available here:  2020 Santa’s Helper
 
 
 

SWEETWATER ADOPT-A-SCHOOL

Our church is partnering with Sweetwater Elementary School in the Adopt-A-School program. We will be showing appreciation and support to the teachers and staff throughout the school year. If you are interested in helping, please contact our Miss Jacqueline, who is coordinating our efforts. Monetary gifts are appreciated to help us purchase items such as hand sanitizer, lip balm, snacks, etc.

 
BE A BLESSING – PASS IT ON
 
Please keep our blessing box in mind when you shop,  we currently need canned meats and peanut butter. Pet foods are also welcome.  The needs are great in our community and every gift helps!

     

 

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.