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CHILDREN’S CHOIR MUSICAL – “The Little Drummer Dude”

Sunday, December 8th at 5:00 pm in the Family Life Center

Come meet the up-and-coming Persia’s Traveling Band—or PTB, as their fans call them—who are out on “their biggest tour yet!”
 
 
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, Dec 10th by 5:15 pm, and we can carpool.  Contact Karen Sadikoff for further information.  The location varies, check with Karen if you are driving separately.
 
LADIES BREAKFAST
 
Saturday, December 14th  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.
 
  CHRISTMAS CANTATA – 10:30 AM Sunday, December 15  The Chancel Choir will be presenting the Christmas Cantata “FANTASIA NOEL”Be sure to invite your family and friends to join us in this very special celebration of the Christmas Season.  
 
 
YOUTH FUNDRAISER
Sunday, December 15, 2019 6:00pm-8:00pm
You are invited to enjoy homemade soup, sandwiches and desserts with our youth, and afterward you will be treated with an individual reading of the Christmas Story in Luke.  Casual conversation is one thing with a teen, but what if your ears could hear the voice of Your Savior through them?  PLEASE consider coming to listen while they read Our Savior Story to YOU.  Over 80% of our youth do not have a parent attend church with them, or attend church at all.  Would you be the one to make a difference in their lives this season?   

TASK KIDS – The final TASK Kids of 2019 will be Tuesday, December 17th.  Please mark your calendars.
 
Current Opportunities to Serve
 
NEEDY FAMILY SCHEDULE 2019
Each year, the people of the Sweetwater community raise funds to provide Christmas meals to those in need within our community. 
Your donations and assistance can be used at any of the events:
 

FUND RAISING AUCTION – Saturday, December 14 @ 5:30 pm at SPS FOOD SETUP – Friday, December 20 @ 11:00 am at SPS              FOOD BOX ASSEMBLY – Saturday, December 21 @ 9:00 am @ SPS DELIVERY OF BOXES – Saturday, December 21 @ 11:30 am @ FUMC.

 
 
PROJECTION VOLUNTEERS ARE  NEEDED FOR 11:00 AM SERVICE
 
We still need 4-5 volunteers from the 11:00 am service to run the projection on one Sunday per month.  There will be a very capable instructor to teach you.   Call Margareth or the office to volunteer.  Please have it in your heart to be a servant for your church.
 
WE CARE – MEAL SERVICE TO OUR OWN
We have volunteers for organizing meals for families with new babies and handling the funeral meals.  We are in need someone to organize meals for those individuals who have just come home from the hospital due to illness or surgery.  Please search your heart to take on this very important and rewarding responsibility.  It can be done by telephone or on-line with mealtrain, or a combination of both.  If a team of two people stepped up, it would be even better. 
 
BE A BLESSING – PASS IT ON
Our church 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.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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.