Tucker First United Methodist Church | 5095 LaVista Road, Tucker GA 30084 | 770-938-3030
Thursday, August 21, 2014

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Welcome! We are glad you are here. Tucker First UMC is stays very active in a variety of activities, service projects, and small group fellowship. We invite you to look check this page often and see what new and exciting offerings we have for you.

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Join Us for Worship


Every Sunday we offer three worship services and Sunday School for all ages.


8:30 am Traditional Worship • Sanctuary


9:45 am Sunday School for all ages


11:00 am Traditional Worship • Sanctuary


11:00 am Table 153 • Contemporary Worship • Activities Center


Childcare is available for newborns to five years old starting at 9:30 am . The nursery is located in room 157 in the main building.


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Music Classes Offered

The Tucker First Music and Arts Ministry is pleased to offer courses in Class Piano and Guitar on Wednesday nights beginning on August 27. The classes are provided free of charge. Contact Tom Mooreat tom_moore@tfumc.org to sign up or for more information for either of these classes.
  • 5:00 – 5:45 pm
    • Class Piano I, beginning – grades 3-5
    • Beginning Guitar, Grade 3 – adult (little or no guitar instruction)
  • 5:45 – 6:30 pm
    • Class Piano II - beginning and intermediate youth and adults
    • Intermediate Guitar, grade 6 – adult (at least 1-2 years’ experience)



Great Day of Methodist Singing!

Sunday, August 24


Tucker First is hosting a Great Day of Methodist Singing! On Sunday, August 24 as part of the 8:30 and 11:00 am traditional worship services. As a part of this exciting day of singing on August 24, I thought it would be fun and informative to discover the “Top Ten Hymns of Tucker First!”

In order to gather this information we need YOU to complete the following hymn survey. It should only take a few minutes. Listed in the survey are all of the hymns in the current Methodist hymnal, as well as the The Faith We Sing (supplement). Please select those hymns that are your “favorites.”  You may select as many as you like. 


You will not be required to submit your name; however, it would be helpful to select your age range. This will help us to determine information about younger and older generations regarding hymnody. Also, if you have a question and/or would like to receive information about becoming involved in our Music & Arts Ministry if will be necessary for you to give us your email address. The deadline for completing this survey is Sunday, August 17.


Thank you participating, and have fun selecting your favorite hymns! Tom Moore



ESOL Classes Need Your Prayers and Support

The Tucker First English classes for adult speakers of other languages will begin August 19. In addition to the classes that will be taught by certified ESOL instructors, we will offer free childcare and homework help. Parents will be able to come and bring their children to a safe and loving place while they are in class.

 The ESOL Committee is asking for the support of the congregation in several ways:

  • Your prayers for the success of this ministry are essential.


  • The program needs volunteers who will be present on Tuesday nights to greet our guests, care for the little children, or help older children with their homework.


  • Donations of healthy snack foods for the children such as individual fruit cups, animal crackers, or Goldfish crackers as well as coffee and cookies or crackers for the adults at the end of their class time are needed. Boxes for donations are in the children’s wing of the education building and in the Activities Center. Monetary donations are also appreciated; please make checks to TFUMC and write “ESOL Ministry” on the memo line. Please do not put checks or cash in the donation boxes.

If you would like to be part of this ministry or have questions, please contact Leigh Andersen, lcandersen@bellsouth.net or Jonnie Johnston, jjjohnston@bellsouth.net


Join for the Discussion on What We Talk About When We Talk About God.
The Coffee Stop class has begun a new study of the book, What We Talk About When We Talk About God by Rob Bell. Jimmy Moor is leading this study. You will need to purchase the book or download it. Here is a note from Jimmy:
I am excited to be leading a discussion of Rob Bell's book. On the book jacket it says thus: How God is described today strikes many as mean, primitive, backward, illogical, tribal, and at odds with the frontiers of science. At the same time, many intuitively feel a sense of reverence and awe in the world.  Can we find a new way to talk about God? Bell writes in an engaging, thought-provoking style.  You are welcome to be part of this conversation.



Children’s Choir Starts on August 20. Register Your Child Today!
Come join the fun and join the choir! Tucker First is registering children Pre-k through 5th grade for classes in choir, Orff instruments, and handbells. You may register your child/children in advance by going to http://www.tfumc.org/signup4kidschoir or you may until the first day of rehearsals, August 20 to register.
Parents, please bring your child to Jenkins Hall to check in before proceeding to your child's classroom on August 20.You can enter through the main church office entrance.  For more information, contact Lynn Urda, 770-414-5633. 
Our Children's Choir program begins Wednesday, August 20. We offer the following music classes:  
  • Cherub Choir - Pre-K and Kindergarten 
  • Carol Choir- 1st and 2nd grades 
  • Wesley Orffans - 3rd grade, Orff instrument class 
  • Melody Bells- 4th and 5th grades, Handbells** 
    • **You must be enrolled in Wesley Singers to participate in Melody Bells. 
    • Wesley Singers - 3rd, 4th & 5th grades - Music Center




It’s old. It’s new. It’s Disciple Fast Track!
Building on the rich tradition of Disciple Bible Study, Disciple Fast Track is a disciplined Bible study designed for busy lives in the twenty-first century. In some ways it is different from the original Disciple studies: the class is shorter, only twenty-four weeks, twelve this fall and twelve in 2015. Weekly sessions are shorter, limited to seventy-five minutes. But in other ways it is similar to the original Disciple. Disciple Fast Track is still aimed at developing strong Christian leaders; its goal is transformation, not just information; it gives equal time to the Old and New Testaments; it draws upon the work of scholars, the personal reading and study of participants, and dynamic group discussion.
Jimmy Moor will be offering two sessions of Disciple Fast Track this fall. One will be Wednesdays at noon. The other will be Thursday evenings at 6:30 pm. Classes will begin the week of September 3 and run through the first week of December, with one week off in September and no class the week of Thanksgiving. You are invited to participate in one of these classes as a part of your intentional spiritual growth. Participants will need a good study Bible and to purchase the study manual and participant’s guide. Want to know more? Contact Jimmy for details at jmoor@tfumc.org or 404-313-1751.



New Beth Moore Bible Study – Children of the Day

Is family life a challenge? Is work is driving you crazy? Do you know God has a purpose for your life, but can't figure out what it is? Know that your circumstances are not coincidental. And God's timing is impeccable. Join Beth Moore on the Thessalonian shores as she walks you through the truth of each verse of 1 and 2 Thessalonians. In this study, you'll face crises, afflictions, relationships, doubts, concerns, and fears. Find encouragement for living the Christian life now and hope for when Christ returns.  

The classes start Sunday, September 14 and Wednesday, September 17

  • Sunday evenings, 4:30-6 pm.
  • Wednesday mornings, 9:30-11:30 am.
  • Wednesday evenings, 5:30-8:30 pm.
The Wednesday evening session has two discussion times: 5:30 pm and 7:30 pm with the video at 6:30 pm (once). Cost of the materials is $18, and you can pay the first day of class. You can view a video instruction and register online at www.tfumc.org/BethMooreStudy. For more information contact Kathryn Jackson at kakicpa@comcast.net.



Monday Fitness


Join us Mondays at 5 pm for a group run, jog, or walk. We will meet at the Wesley Center back parking lot. If you have never run before and would like to start, don't hesitate - join us! All ages and fitness levels are welcome. There are different pace groups so don't worry about being left behind and we will have running and walking programs laid out for you.  All routes will be around the Tucker First campus, and downtown Tucker. For more information, please contact Tina Sjogren at Sjogren@bellsouth.net or Chris Moss at cmoss@tfumc.org


Food Donations Needed for Saturday Sacks
The Children First Lunch Buddy ministry provides not only lunches during school holidays, but also helps meet the needs of hungry children in our community by providing snack bags on non-holiday weekends.  Back to school means donations for sacks are needed each weekend beginning August 16 for about 25 children living at Northlake Inn. 
Please help support this ministry by donating canned goods with pop tops such as:
ravioli, spaghetti, lasagna, Beanie Weenies, chili with meat, Vienna Sausages - chicken only, chicken noodle soup, vegetable beef soup, fruit in individual cans (peaches, pears, oranges), peanut butter or cheese filled snack crackers, and granola bars.
Buckets for collecting food donations for “Saturday Sacks” are in the Gathering Room and Activities Center as well as Jenkins Hall. Questions, please contact Robin Pounds, 770-279-7238; robinpounds@bellsouth.net.

Make a Difference! Volunteer to be a Reading Partner at Nesbit
Reading Partners is an outreach ministry of the Children First Committee. Volunteer read with a student at Nesbit Elementary for minutes a week. Now in its seventh year, this rewarding ministry helps meet a vital need of many young students who thrive on the extra personal attention that Reading Partners provides. Additional volunteers are needed for the 2014-15 school year. If you would like to make a difference in a child’s life as a Reading Partner, please contact Robin Pounds, 770-279-7238; robinpounds@bellsouth.net.