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Church Events and Announcements
 
CURRENT COVID GUIDELINES
As we begin to restart activities throughout the church, please remember we will continue to wear masks and socially distance.  Seating arrangements at both services will continue to be by family with preset seating in the FLC and use of every other row in the sanctuary. 
 
 
MAY GRADUATES

We will recognize our graduates (high school and college) at our services on Sunday, May 23. Please email or call the office with names of our high school or college seniors who are graduating this spring. They especially deserve recognition with the extra hurdles they’ve had to overcome due to the coronavirus!

 

KIDS ROCK

Children’s Sunday School class will resume in the near future. Children will not be required to wear masks.
For Kid’s Rock to restart –  volunteers are needed.  To help with this ministry, please contact Jacqueline. Also, please let her know if your child(ren) will be attending so we know how many to plan for.
 

UPPER ROOM 

Copies of the May-June issue of the Upper Room devotional are available for pick up in the “In House Mail” box beside the office door.

 
CHURCH ON THE MOVE WALKING DEVOTIONAL

Each Wednesday at 5:30pm, Lea Watson will be hosting a weekly walking devotional. After the short devotion, we will split into small groups of 2-3 and walk. Join us in the church parking lot for a time of fellowship, prayers, and fresh air.

 
 
Current Opportunities to Serve
 

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!

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL

We need crew leaders and teachers! This year’s theme is “Treasured: Discovering You’re Priceless to God.” Contact Jacqueline for more details and to volunteer!

 

2021 HANDS-ON MISSION PROJECT  – DUE MAY 23rd

Liberia is still recovering from the effects of civil war. The process of rebuilding the social and economic structure of the country is difficult, and statistics indicate that about 85% of the population
live on less than US $1.25 a day.
The Hiwassee District will be collecting Health Kits for the 2021 Hands on Mission project.  Instructions for making kits are:

Pack these items in a 2-gallon Zip-Loc bag:
1 hand towel
1 washcloth
2 toothbrushes
2 tubes toothpaste (6.4. oz. or less)
1 bottle shampoo (15 oz. or less)
1 bottle lotion (18 oz. or less)
1 bottle roll-on deodorant (4 oz. or less)
1 small spray perfume/cologne/body mist (4 oz. or less)
 
Pack these separately in sandwich-size Zip-Loc bag—
please do NOT put in larger 2-gallon bag:
1 tube antibacterial ointment (1 oz.)
1 bottle Tylenol/acetaminophen 500mg (24 ct.)
 
Shipping is $5 per kit. (You may give cash or write a check to
the church). We will send one check for total amount of all kits to
District office.
Please leave your kits in the library/conference room.
 

ISAIAH 117 HOUSE

Jennifer Collins from Isaiah 117 House spoke to us at worship on Sunday, April 11, about the services they provide for children in crisis in Monroe and McMinn Counties. While they don’t have a physical home here yet, they are looking to build one when resources are available.  Current needs:  monetary gifts, Walmart gift cards, adult-sized male & female pajamas and clothing, teen-sized male & female pajamas and clothing, jeans (all sizes), underwear (all sizes), socks (all sizes). Website for more information: https://isaiah117house.com/
 
COLLECTING ITEMS FOR FRESH START MINISTRY

Jacqueline is collecting Bibles and travel size shampoo and other toiletries for Fresh Start  Ministries, which is providing services for the homeless.

 
 

YOUNG AT HEART YARD SALE

We finally have dates for our long awaited yard sale! It will be held Thursday through Saturday, June 10, 11, 12 in the FLC, and hosted by FUMC Young at Heart Senior Group. Proceeds will benefit Isaiah 117 House. We hope everyone in the church will donate serviceable, clean clothing and household items no later than Sunday,
June 6. We need a few volunteers to man tables during the sale. Please contact Melinda at 423-337-1642 to volunteer!
Invite your neighbors to shop with us!
 
 
ALTER FLOWERS NEEDED
Please think about signing up to provide altar flowers for our morning worship services for 2021. We need people from both services to help us provide flowers.  The flowers are placed in the 9 am service and then moved to the 11 am service, so all of our members can enjoy
them.  There is a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board outside Pam’s office.  You can sign up in person or call Pam to reserve your date. Flowers can be from the florist or from your flower garden.
 
BE A BLESSING – PASS IT ON
Please keep our blessing box in mind when you shop. If you would like to donate larger quantities, you may leave them in the office,
and we will add them to the box as needed. Needs are great in our community. Your donations make a difference in the lives of so many of our neighbors!


 

 

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.