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WEDNESDAY NIGHT CONNECTION

What is WNC – It’s a wonderful night for people of all ages to enjoy fellowship and a nice meal, adult and children’s Bible studies, join choirs and so much more.
We invite you to come and experience it for yourself. See the list of Adult Study Topics.
 
WNC in Full Swing            
 
4:30    Preschool Choir
5:00    Children’s Choir
5:30    WNC First Dinner
7:15    Adult Choir
6:15    Adult Study Groups
6:15    WEB (Wednesday Evening Bible for K-5)
 

WOMEN’S CONFERENCE

Kelly Minter’s Cultivate Women’s Event
February 22 from 7-9:00 pm &
February 23 from 8:30-12:30 pm
@ Two Rivers Church, Lenoir City
Join us for Cultivate: A Gathering Around the Word. Worship with an acoustic band, learn from Bible teacher Kelly Minter, and experience the sweetness of community and prayer. This is the perfect event to bring your whole group of friends or come on your own and leave with freshly-formed, deep friendships. No matter where you are in your spiritual walk, we want to see you at Cultivate.
Call Two Rivers Church for information on how to secure your tickets.  For questions contact Karen Sadikoff.
 
Life Line Screening, a leading provider of community-based preventive health screenings, is pleased to offer a preventive health event at First United Methodist Church Sweetwater on Monday, March 11.  Five screenings will be offered that scan for potential health problems related to: blocked arteries which is a leading cause of stroke; abdominal aortic aneurysms which can lead to a ruptured aorta; hardening of the arteries in the legs which is a strong predictor of heart disease; atrial fibrillation or irregular heart beat which is closely tied to stroke risk; and a bone density screening, for men and women, used to assess the risk of osteoporosis. Register for a Wellness Package which includes 4 vascular tests and osteoporosis screening from $149 ($139 with our member discount).  All five screenings take 60-90 minutes to complete.  There are three ways to register for this event and to receive a $10 discount off any package priced above $129, please call toll-free 1-888-653-6441 or visit http://lifelinescreening.com/communitycircle or text the word circle to 797979.
 
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, March 12, 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.

 

YOUNG AT HEART March Trip to Cumberland Playhouse Join the group for the production “Noises Off” on Tuesday, March 12 at 1:00 pm.  Cost is $15/person.  Sign up in Sunday School Classrooms or Conference room and pay monies to Anne no later than March 4.  Bus leaves the church at 10:30 am on March 12.  We will eat lunch at Cumberland State Park (approx. $10) before heading to the play. 
 
 

Current Opportunities

TRUE PURPOSE MINISTRIES COLLECTION
This is a wonderful organization that provides residential treatment for pregnant women and pregnant women with children. Ginger Mantooth, who presented at the Young at Heart Potluck luncheon in January explained that they were a full-service Recovery Center providing residential treatment in a loving, yet structured environment where a woman can receive the support she needs, while living with and caring for her children. If you would like to support this women’s facility, items currently needed are:
 Huggies & Pampers (sizes 2 & 3), baby wipes & other baby toiletries
 Hand Sanitizer—alcohol free
 Dreft (or any brand of baby laundry detergent)
 Laundry detergent & fabric softener
 Women’s sanitary products
 Toothpaste and other dental hygiene products
 Fixodent
 Skincare products (such as face wash, toner, moisturizer)
 Body wash
 Shampoo & Conditioner
 Deodorant
 No-show socks
 Make-up
If you would like to donate but don’t have time to shop, they are also accepting cash or gift card donations. Please bring donated items to the Conference Room by Sunday, February 24.
 
FLOWERS FOR THE CHURCH
The flower chart for 2019 is on the bulletin board outside the church office. Please check to see if the date you would like to provide flowers for our church is available and sign up.  These upcoming dates are still in need of flowers:  February 24 and March 10, 17, 24, and 31.
 
TASK KIDS
On Tuesdays from 2:50-5:00 pm we have our after-school program.  We need a volunteer to help Jacqueline during this time to help coordinate the program, keep an eye on the kids, distribute drinks, etc.  If you have a heart for children, this is a perfect fit for you.
 
FIRST KIDS
First Kids is planning a Children’s Talent Show in conjunction with the Wednesday Night Connection Dinner on March 13 at 5:30 pm. Mark your calendars for this very special and fun event.
 
CHILDREN’S CHOIR
All children from grades K-5th are invited to join the Children’s Choir for the Spring Musical “Faith News.” Rehearsals are on Wednesdays from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm in the Choir Room.  The kids will present the musical on Sunday, May 19th at 5:00 pm.   Also, mark your calendar for the Children’s Christmas Program – December 8 @ 5:00 pm.
 
Easter Cantata – “On a Hill Too Far Away”
All are invited to join the Chancel Choir for this short commitment of only 10 rehearsals. Rehearsals begin on Wednesday, February 6th from 7:15 to 8:00 pm in the Choir Room.  Also, actors and actresses of all ages are needed.  We  will be performing some silent scenes for the Easter Cantata on Sunday, April 14th and are in need of adults, youth and children.  Please text Margareth at 865-247-3679 if you would like to participate.
 

HIWASSEE DISTRICT – General Conference Debriefing Join the Hiwassee District on Sunday, March 3 at 3:00 pm at Keith Memorial UMC in Athens for a time of worship and a debriefing following the Special Session of the General Conference.  Everyone is invited.

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
Mark you calendars for July 21-25 for VBS titled ROAR.
 
 
 
 
 

REMINDER OF CLOSURES FUMC follows the Sweetwater City Schools regarding closures.  If the schools are closed due to weather, all activities at church will be cancelled.