Sweetwater First Methodist Church

ABOUT US

A community of faithful followers of Jesus Christ, First Sweetwater Church is built on the foundation of generations past while committed to reaching the present generations and leaning forward into the future as we plan ways to transform our world with God's love and grace.  

 

We are people from different backgrounds, many different age groups and experiences.  Each one contributes to the whole community as we worship,, grow and serve together.  We take joy in the relationships we have with one another and we welcome newcomers to share in the joy we've found.

 

We are committed to seeking to know Christ, and to make Him known as we read the Bible, share our witness, and as we break bread together.  We don't turn anyone away.  We hope you'll find a welcome home here among us.

WHO WE ARE

OUR MISSION

We believe our mission is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.  

OUR VISION

Glorifying God

Offering Christ

Making Disciples

Serving Others

OUR VALUES

The Bible matters

People matter to God

Everyone can grow and serve

We are most like Christ when we care about those around us

OUR HISTORY

SMALL BEGINNINGS

  1. The congregation began as early as the 1850s and grew with the community.  
  2. The original church was located where the Baptist church now is.  Both churches swapped property before the present site was constructed.  
  3. The sanctuary was constructed in the 1890s with additions in at least three eras.  
  4. The Family Life Center was constructed in 2006 on the site of the old parsonage.  
  5. Our congregation looks forward to the future as we serve the Lord.

HELPING PEOPLE FOLLOW JESUS