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Church Events:
 
MAUNDY THURSDAY
Thursday, April 18th 7:00 PM in the Sanctuary.
 
GOOD FRIDAY COMMUNION
Friday, April 19th 11AM until 1 PM
Communion will be served in the Sanctuary.
 
EASTER SUNDAY
Sunday, April 21st
We will have Easter Services at 9 AM in the FLC and 11 AM in the Sanctuary.  Please bring fresh flowers to place in the cross on Easter morning.
 
SENIOR ADULT DAY at CAMP LOOKOUT is happening on Tuesday, April 30.  Detailed flyers are available in the Wesley and Builders Sunday School classes.   Bishop Richard Looney and Rev. Charles Maynard are the special speakers.  The cost is $15.  For more info and to register, please call 706-820-1163. 
 
YOUNG AT HEART MAY LUNCHEON is scheduled for May 5.  We will have our last potluck before summer break.  Bring your favorite dish and come for the fellowship, the food and this time we will enjoy a comedy DVD by Jeanie Robertson.  Don’t miss the fun.  See you then.  
 
LADIES BREAKFAST
Saturday, May 11 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.
 
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, May 14, 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.
 
CHILDREN’S SPRING MUSICAL
Sunday, May 19 5:30 PM in the FLC. Come enjoy a joyous sound unto the Lord as our children present “Faith News”.   All children from grades K-5 are invited to participate in the production.  Rehearsal are each Wednesday 5-6 PM in the Choir Room.
 

Current Opportunities

STAINED GLASS WINDOW REMOVAL
3-4 volunteers are needed to remove the stained glass window in front of the church so it can be repaired.  Please call Richard Allen (423-807-0229) if you can help.  He will let you know day and time. 
 
PROJECT INASMUCH 2019
Inasmuch as you have done it to the least of my brothers, you have done it to me“.  Join our community of faith as we mission in service to our local area by being the hands and feet of our Lord.   This annual event is scheduled for Saturday, April 27.  Mark your calendar.  If anyone would like to step up and become a project leader, please let Tiffany Hickey know by March 18.  The shirts this year are dark red with the verse Matthew 25:40, and we will have sizes S-XL for $12 each.  Deadline to order shirts is March 25. Full details are available at INASMUCHNEWS.
 
UMCOR MISSION TRIP
Each year our church sends a team to volunteer for a week at the UMCOR depot in Louisiana.  This is an opportunity to be the hands of Christ as we provide assistance for those who have been struck by disaster and destruction.  The date for this year’s Sager Brown Mission Trip is July 28-August 2, 2019. If you would like more information or are interested in going, please contact Greer Heatherly at 423-337-1092. This is a great opportunity to see what happens to items we collect for missions.
 
CHILDREN’S CHOIR
Mark your calendar for the Children’s Christmas Program – December 8 @ 5:00 pm.
 
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
Mark you calendars now for July 21-25 for VBS entitled 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.