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SPECIAL REMINDER During the week of October 7-11 we will not have TASK or WNC activities as it is fall break.  Choir, Praise Team and Youth will NOT MEET either.

 
PRESCHOOL & CHILDREN’S CHOIRS
Our Children’s Choir is open to all the kids in the community.  You don’t have to be a member of the church or attend services on Sunday to have your child participate.  The only commitment is for kids to attend rehearsals on Wednesdays from 5-6:00 pm and to participate in the Children’s Musical presented on Sunday, December 8th at 5:00 pm in the Family Life Center.  ALL KIDS grades K-5th are invited!  It’s not too late to join.
 
WEDNESDAY NIGHT CONNECTION
No Wednesday Night Connection this week (10/9) – Enjoy Fall Break and we’ll see you back on the the 16th.
 
TASK KIDS
Remember to bring a canned food item for the blessing box every
Tuesday during the month of October. Other helpful items are shampoo, conditioner, soap from hotels. Special Advent Giving will be happening during the month of December. Stay tuned for details.
 
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, Oct 8th, 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.
 
LADIES BREAKFAST
 
Saturday, October 12th  9:00 am at The Dinner Bell.
Ladies, bring some friends and join us for a yummy breakfast and fellowship. It’s a great place to get to know new people.

  LET’S GROW OUR FIRST KIDS MINISTRY – First Kids gives children the opportunity to learn and develop in a safe, loving, Christian environment. On Sunday, October 27, First Kids will have a Money Bucket Fundraiser to GROW our ministry in both services. Also if you would like to sponsor a family unable to pay the fees for this program, please contact Janet Standridge at 423-404-4885

 
CHRISTMAS CONTATA – SAVE THE DATE ANS LEND YOUR SONG
We are so excited to announce that the Chancel Choir will be presenting
the Christmas Cantata “FANTASIA NOEL” on Sunday, December 15
th.
All of you, your family and friends in the community are invited to join us for the Christmas Cantata. The commitment is to participate in the rehearsals on Wednesdays and in the performance on Sunday, December 15th. Books and rehearsal CDs will be provided for each participant. We would love to have you join us for this program. Rehearsals start on Wednesday, September 18th from 7:15 to 8:00 pm in the Choir Room.
 
ALL SAINTS SUNDAY – Nov. 3rd
 
ANNUAL SERVICE BANQUET – Wednesday, Nov. 13
 
COKESBURY THANKSGIVING PROGRAM – Sunday, Nov. 24
 
COMMUNITY THANKSGIVING – 7 PM Tuesday, Nov. 26

 

Current Opportunities and Ways to Serve

TRUNK OR TREAT – Thursday, October 31 @ 4:30 pm
We will again have our annual Trunk or Treat in the church parking
lot.. This event is always a huge success. Please join us to give out treats. Like last year we will be cooking hot dogs for the kids.
We are in need of
monies and helping hands as we served over 500 last
year.
Also donations of bottled water would be greatly appreciated. If you are able to donate money or water, they will be needed by
October 20th
. Checks can be made payable to FUMC.
 

NEED KIDS ROCK TEACHER We still need another teacher for Kids Rock held at 9:00 am on Sundays.  It’s a wonderful opportunity to serve our sweet young ones.  Please contact Jacqueline if you can help.

 
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.
 
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.