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COVID UPDATE
In unity with most recent CDC guidelines, we recommend that masks be worn in the church building whenever you are in close proximity of others. At this time, we plan to continue with our scheduled events for August and September.
 

Holston Conference Celebrates New Bishop

Join us Sunday, October 17, 2021 at 3:00 pm EDT for a Service of Celebrating the Assignment of a Bishop to an Area. This service will take place at 1st United Methodist Church Maryville and will also be live streamed on holston.org/live. We are excited to “officially” welcome Bishop Debra Wallace-Padgett as the new resident bishop of the Holston Annual Conference. For those choosing to attend this service in person, masks will be required.

 

PODCAST BIBLE STUDY

For those who don’t feel comfortable coming to an in-person Bible Study or those who want more Bible Study, Pastor Brad is offering a Podcast Bible Study this fall on the Gospel of John. Check it out here: The Testimony of John the Baptist
 

CHARGE CONFERENCE

Our congregation will hold a Charge Conference at 2:00 on Sunday, October 24. All are invited.
 

A GATHERING OF ARTISANS

First Fall Market will be held Saturday, November 13, in the FLC. Spaces will be available for rent for those wanting to showcase and sell their work. All proceeds from the rental fees and food sales will be donated to the 2021 Angel Tree Project. Volunteers are needed to help in the kitchen. Guidelines/application forms are available on church entry tables.

 
 
Current Opportunities to Serve
 

HALLOWEEN TRUNK OR TREAT

It’s time for our annual Trunk or Treat on October 31! Once again we will be cooking hot dogs for the kids.  We would appreciate donations of bottled water and candy, as well as monetary contributions toward the cost of hot dogs & buns. Please let Jacqueline know if you would like to help serve (in costume, if you wish!).

 

ISAIAH 117 HOUSE MONROE-MCMINN

This local organization is looking for volunteers  to fill slots in many capacities. If you are interested in helping in any way, please visit the link below:

 
PROJECTION VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
Projection volunteers are needed for the 11:00 worship service. You will be needed only one Sunday per month, and we will train you. Please consider volunteering for this important service!
 
 
BE A BLESSING – PASS IT ON

Please keep our blessing box in mind when you shop. Non-perishable food items, as well as cleaning supplies and paper goods, are always needed. Our stockpile is low and needs replenishing. Current needs include peanut butter and canned meats, beans, vegetables, soups, and fruits.  

 

 

 

 

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.