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Church Events and Announcements
 

SUNDAY MORNING PRAYER GROUP

Brett Ward will be leading a brief prayer group on  Sunday mornings
at 10:15 in the Builders Class room. You are invited to attend!
 

CHURCH ON THE MOVE WALKING DEVOTIONAL

Starting on Wednesday, March 3 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.


WEDNESDAY NIGHT BOOK DISCUSSION

This group will be discussing “I Didn’t Sign Up For This.”  First class will be Wednesday, March 3, at 7:00. Classroom and other details to follow. Facilitators: John Mortimer and Bob Fugitt.  Class will be limited to the first 15 who sign up.  You may call the office to put your name on the list.
 

TUESDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY

Vanessa Metzmeier will offer “John, The Gospel of Light and Life” by Adam Hamilton, a 6 week study.  It will be held in her home on Tuesday evenings beginning March 2, 6:30-8:30. Please call the office to sign up.

 

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL

It is time to prepare for VBS!!! This year’s theme is “Treasured: Discovering You’re Priceless to God.” Looking for volunteers for Bible Adventure, Jungle Gym games , Vine Dining snacks, and Kidvid cinema. Let me know if you’re willing to help. I’m praying we can do it in person, but if we can’t we’ll do virtual again. Aiming for mid-June if virtual. Contact Jacqueline for more details and to volunteer!

 

UPPER ROOM 

Copies of the March-April issue of the Upper Room devotional are available in the “In House Mail” box beside the office door for you to pick up at your convenience.
 
 
WEEKLY BIBLE STUDY ON NEW TESTAMENT WORDS
Pastor Brad offered a Bible Study in which he studied New Testament words. Language has changed over time, and he looked at what these words mean to us today. If you missed the initial study, can find the podcast on our church Facebook page or you can access the sessions directly from Spotify at: https://open.spotify.com/show/6EqS5BVA1kMQVLI2Foculj
 
The 1st session is Love, Mercy, and Grace.
The 2ndsession is Sin, Shame, and Sorrow.
The 3rd session is Salvation, Welcome, and Divine Compassion.
The 4th session is Christian Discipleship, Fellowship, and Church.
The 5th session is Holy Spirit and Logos or “Word of God.”
The 6th is “Divine Power in Action.”

 

 
Current Opportunities to Serve
 

SWEETWATER ADOPT-A-SCHOOL

Jacqueline would like for some of us to write short notes with Bible verses or other words of encouragement for Sweetwater Elementary School teachers and staff.  She needs these by March 13.

 

EASTER EGGS

Jacqueline is collecting candy-filled plastic Easter eggs for the kids. We will have eggs for the kids either have a drive-by egg “hunt” or deliver the eggs to the kids’ yards and hide them there. We need the eggs by March 31.

 

COLLECTING ITEMS FOR FRESH START MINISTRY

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

 
 

YOUNG AT HEART YARD SALE

It’s spring cleaning time again! When you purge your closets and basements of serviceable but unneeded clothing and household items, please consider donating them to our yard sale. We are planning to hold it this spring or summer in the church parking lot. Proceeds will be used for needs around the church.

 
ALTAR FLOWERS

Sign up for Altar Flowers that are used in both services. The 2021 list is on the bulletin outside the church office or you may call Pam at 337-7903 to reserve your date.

 

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.