At Sweetwater First Methodist Church
We believe that Jesus Christ is the Savior of the world and that through His sacrifice we have been redeemed and reconciled to God. There is no limit to His forgiveness and He loves everyone. By the power of his resurrection we are made new. Our home is open to all people because if anyone is in Christ, he or she is a new creation.
Coronavirus Guidelines Update
Christ has called FUMC Sweetwater to live and work and worship and raise our families in this wonderful West Texas corridor. Therefore, we possess great concern for the physical, emotional, and spiritual health of Nolan County residents. As we continue to monitor the coronavirus outbreak in the United States, we have determined the most prudent course of action to include operating our physical campus according to the latest White House/CDC recommendations. As you have most likely read, the purpose of these safety measures is to “flatten the curve” through social distancing in order to protect the most vulnerable members of our community and society.
Here’s what you can expect this week:
Sunday Worship: Though we will not be gathering at our physical campus for worship and Sunday School for March 22nd or March 29th, we will continue to worship! It is impossible to “close church” because the Church transcends time and space and cannot be confined to any building or location. We remain members of the Body of Christ and finding creative ways to worship while we practice social distancing will be very important!
Here are a few options to get us started:
- Go to our website (FUMCsweetwater.org) Sunday morning or visit our Facebook page (facebook.com/FUMCsw). There you will find familiar faces and worship leadership for our families through Scripture reading, sermons, prayers, and musical offerings. We encourage families to gather in your living room and worship at some point Sunday just as if you were present on a typical Sunday morning.
- Also, FUMC’s chapel will be open from 9:00-11:00am Sunday mornings and someone will be present to lead prayers and offer words of encouragement in an intentionally small setting (according to the above-mentioned safety guidelines).
- Prayer requests can be shared HERE.
- Tithes and offerings can be made HERE.
- A daily guide for reading scripture can be found below.
- Call the church office at 325-236-6617 if we can assist you in any way as you make these preparations.
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As we met last night, one of our leaders shared the following Scripture passage – stating that it was a perfect word for us at the moment. I couldn’t agree more, and therefore leave you with St. Paul’s words from Romans 5.1-5:
Therefore, since we have been made right in God’s sight by faith, we have peace with God because of what Jesus Christ our Lord has done for us. 2 Because of our faith, Christ has brought us into this place of undeserved privilege where we now stand, and we confidently and joyfully look forward to sharing God’s glory.
3 We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us develop endurance. 4 And endurance develops strength of character, and character strengthens our confident hope of salvation. 5 And this hope will not lead to disappointment. For we know how dearly God loves us, because he has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with his love.