Tucker First United Methodist Church | 5095 LaVista Road, Tucker GA 30084 | 770-938-3030
Wednesday, September 17, 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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Wednesday Night Suppers Are Back!

September 3 - December 3

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Activities Center
Adults $6  
Children (ages 4-10)-$3
Under 3 -Free  
Family Max: $24
No reservations needed!


Lunch and Learn Series - September 21

Join Soumaya Khalifa, the Executive Director of the Islamic Speakers Bureau on Sunday, September 21, as she describes Islam's basic terminology, demographics, major beliefs and practices, and principal theological teachings, including its relation to Christianity and Judaism. The presentation will also address common misconceptions about Islam and Muslims. Soumaya was born in Egypt and raised in Texas. In addition to being the President of her intercultural consulting firm, she is also an adjunct professor at Emory University and the Federal Executive Institute and has received numerous awards for her community leadership and intercultural work.
This is another installment of our Lunch and Learn series. The event will be a covered dish meal on Sunday, September 21 in the Activities Center after the 11 am worship services. Bring a side dish or dessert large enough for your family plus four. The church will provide the meat and drinks. Contact Brian Friedman at bvfriedman@comcast.net for more information.



Piano Teachers and Assistants Needed


Would you be available to help teach/mentor our piano classes on a regular basis or on a rotating basis?  We have all the keyboards, curricula and materials we need. We just need more helpers. These are great classes with wonderful community and church support! Are you willing and able to assist with one or both of these classes?  If so, contact Tom Moore at Tom_Moore@tfumc.org.


Keyboards Needed


The Music and Arts ministry is in need of more keyboards for the Class Piano classes.  If you have a keyboard that you aren't using and you would be willing to donate or loan to us (September – April), we would be very appreciative.  Contact Tom Moore at tom_moore@tfumc.org.

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."


Education > Bible Studies

The Disciple Fast Track has already started for this fall. Check back here often for more educational opportunities.


Did You Miss the Christmas at Tucker Planning Meeting?

We recently had a great meeting to start planning the next Christmas at Tucker production. We would love to have you contribute your talents and gifts to make this production special. If you are interested in helping please contact Tom Moore at tom_moore@tfumc.org.

Donations Needed

Children’s Church Leaders Needed


The Children’s Ministry is in need of leaders for the following Children’s Church programs (11 am – 12 noon on Sundays):

  • Pre-K through Kindergarten
  • First grade through second grade

There is a need for two teachers and two assistants for each Sunday. You do not have to have a child in the program to participate. All materials and lessons will be provided. Contact Karen Wood at kcs411@hotmail.com for more information.


Stuffed Animal Ministry Beginning.

We have a new outreach at Tucker First! Jason Merchant is asking for donations of new or gently loved stuff animals to be a part of a hospital visitation ministry. There is a box in the church office for the donations. Contact Jason Merchant at jasonmerchant33@yahoo.com for more information.


Taste of Tucker Volunteers Needed


Taste of Tucker will be on Saturday, October 4 from 1-6 pm on Main Street, Tucker. Volunteers are needed in a variety of positions and all proceeds benefit the NETWorks ministry. Sign up is at www.tasteoftucker.com.


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.

New Girl Scout Troop Forming

A new troop is forming at Tucker First and they want your daughter or granddaughter involved! There will be multiple levels within the Girl Scout Troop – Daisies (5-6 years old), Brownies (6-8 years old), Juniors (8-11 years old), and Cadets (11-17 years old). An informational meeting will be in Jenkins Hall on Sunday, September 7 from 2-4 pm.  Contact Walter Kelly at walterandshima@bellsouth.net for more information.



Yard Sale!

The Tucker First youth will host a yard sale on Saturday, October 4 from 7:30 am – 3 pm. Get ready to clean out your garage and closets! Here is how you can help the youth with the yard sale: 

We will accept all donations small, medium, and large from cars, to pool tables, to a large amount of furniture with value, and a mink coat. We will even provide a tax deductible form for you.  We would prefer that donations of clothes be on hangers. 

It is acceptable to price your own items and helps out our volunteers. The team will gladly pick up large items if you will give us at least seven days’ notice so we can arrange for transportation.  All items can be brought to the Wesley Center starting Sunday, September 28.  If the building is open, please put them just inside the door, otherwise, leave them on the dock and call Kay Entrekin at 404-435-7002. Collections will stop on Friday, October 4 at 6 pm unless if arrangements are made ahead of time.

Pricers will be needed to help with ongoing pricing of items that arrive at the Wesley center the week of the sale.

The youth are also looking for donations for a bake sale. They will accept sandwich bags filled with one dollar values (cupcake or three cookies, a brownie, your choice), cakes to sell whole or by the slice, chocolate covered items (pretzels, etc…).  No dessert will be turned away. 

All proceeds will go to youth programming and scholarships for those who need assistance with the more expensive youth programs.                                                                                          

Questions? Contact Kay Entrekin at kayjohne@gmail.com or Vicki Huddleston at vhuddles1@yahoo.com.


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.