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SECOND TUESDAYS – LADIES FELLOWSHIP
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, August 13, and we can carpool.  We must leave by 5:15 pm.  Contact Karen Sadikoff for further information. 
 
The location sometimes changes, so if you are driving separately, remember to check with Karen.
 
TASK
It’s almost time to go back to school. And, that means our wonderful after-school program will begin on Tuesday, August 20 from 3:15-5:00 pm. The children enjoy their time by learning about the Bible and of course we have our fun time where there are all sorts of activities, and snacks. 
 
ENGAGE 2019 IS COMING – SAVE THE DATE FOR OUR
11TH ANNUAL ENGAGE
Please plan to join us for our 11th annual Engage. It will be held on
August 25 at 10:30 am in the Sanctuary. There will be just one service that day. This year we will have our lunch and booths in the Family Life Center, so you can eat a delicious lunch and visit with friends in cooler temperatures. Outside on the grounds there will be lots of fun activities for kids of all ages. Please plan to join us and invite lots of friends and family to attend.

PRESCHOOL & CHILDREN’S CHOIRS
The Preschool and Children’s Choirs will begin on Wednesday, September 4th. Children within the church and from the community are welcome to join.
 
WEDNESDAY NIGHT CONNECTION IS COMING
WNC is just around the corner and we’re so excited to begin our fall session including Preschool and Children’s Choir, a tasty supper where you can enjoy fellowship, followed by adult study groups, WEB (Wednesday Evening Bible) for kids K-5, a nursery for the tiny ones, and of course our Youth. Sessions will run September 4 – November 6 with a
break the week of October 9th (during Fall Break).  Mark your calendar and plan to join the fellowship. 
 
LADIES BREAKFAST
 
Saturday, September 14th  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.

 

Current Opportunities

 
 
PROJECTION VOLUNTEERS NEEDED IN BOTH SERVICES
It’s such a blessing that we  have the capability of projecting words to our music and videos appropriate to the sermon onto a screen in the Sanctuary.  To be up and running in the Sanctuary by August, we need one volunteer to learn how to put the information0 into computer and 4 volunteers to run the projection one Sunday per month.  There will be a very capable instructor to teach needed skills, so please consider offering your time and talents for this area of ministry. We also desperately need one person to put information into the computer for the early service in the FLC and more people to volunteer to run the projection.  Please contact the office or Margareth as soon as possible so we can arrange training.
 

ENGAGE HELPERS NEEDED
Please call the office to let Anne know you would be willing to help with Engage.  Buddy’s Barbeque will be supplying the food and we will need someone to pick up the food that morning.  They will supply tea but we’ll need someone to get bottles of water and ice them.  And we will require servers and a clean-up crew after the lunch.  Please call as soon as possible so we can compile a list of helpers for the coordinator.   The more folks who volunteer, the less work for each.

 
BLESSING BOX IN NEED OF SUPPLIES 
Our church now has a “Blessing Box” outside the building.  We are filling it with non-perishable items that can be used by those in need.  Please donate food and dry good items (clothes, blankets, etc.)  for this outreach service supporting those in need in our community.
 

JOIN THE CHOIR FOR ENGAGE

The Chancel Choir will be performing “Let the Glory Come Down” at Engage this year on Sunday, August 25.   Everyone is invited to join the choir to participate in this special presentation.  Rehearsals are each Wednesday from 6:30-7:30 pm until the performance in August.
 
WEDNESDAY NIGHT CONNECTION MEAL ASSISTANCE
Is there anyone who would be interested in preparing the meals on Wednesday nights for approximately 75-90 people starting on September 4-November 6?  That would be 9 meals as we will not meet on October 9 during fall break week.  If you are interested, please call the office and we can discuss details.
 
CHILDREN’S CHOIR
Mark your calendar for the Children’s Christmas Program – December 8 @ 5:00 pm.
 
 
 
 
 
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 cancelled.