Tucker First United Methodist Church | 5095 LaVista Road, Tucker GA 30084 | 770-938-3030
Thursday, April 17, 2014

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Also, be sure to check out our newsletter, for more information about all that is going on at Tucker First UMC! 
 
 
 
 

Join Us for Worship

 
We offer three worship services:
 
8:30 am - traditional worship service in the Sanctuary
11:00 am - traditional worship service in the Sanctuary
11:00 am - Table 153 (casual, contemporary) worship service in the Activities Center
 
 
 
 

 

 

Palm/Passion Sunday
Sunday, April 13
We start with a procession of the palms for all interested persons. Those willing are invited to begin on the sidewalks outside of the main doors to the Sanctuary and to join in reenacting the entry into Jerusalem.
Later, the service will move to a focus on the passion of Jesus, and will include a dramatic
presentation of a work by James Weldon Johnson.
 
The 11 am worship services are combined in the Sanctuary.
No change to the 8:30 am worship schedule

 
Holy Thursday
Thursday, April 17 7:30 pm Sanctuary
Holy Thursday will feature communion, foot washing for all who desire it, and a drama
entitled "The Three Marys," which will speak to the meaning of Jesus’ death. 
 
Special Children's Program
Wesley Center - 7:30 pm
The Children's Council is planning a special Holy Thursday service titled,
Easter Story Cookies for children at 7:30 pm. The program will involve making cookies while telling the
story of Jesus’ crucifixion. Children in pre-k thru fifth grades should be dropped off and picked up in the Wesley
Center. Nursery will be available.
 
Good Friday, April 18
The Sanctuary will be open from 1:30 to 3:00 pm for persons who want to pray and meditate.
 
Easter Sunday, April 20
Three worship services 8:30 and 11:00 am Traditional, Sanctuary • 11:00 am Contemporary, Table 153
Nursery available starting at 8:15 am
Join us for one of our three morning worship services, all to include amazing music,
wonderful decorations, and the proclamation of the greatest news the world has ever heard!
 
Breakfast Bites in the Gathering Room
Breakfast bites will be served in the Gathering Room between the 8:30 and 11:00 am
worship services. Stop by with your friend or neighbor and enjoy the fellowship.
Children to Decorate the Cross on the lawn on Easter with flowers
The children’s ministry invites all children to bring fresh cut flowers for the cross on the
front lawn. It will be decorated during the Sunday School hour. Flowers can be store
bought or cut from your yard.
 
Join the Choirs on Easter for a Tucker First Tradition!
As an exciting conclusion to the 11:00 am traditional worship service, YOU will be invited
to join the choirs in the choir loft in the singing of Handel’s “Hallelujah Chorus!” This will
be an experience you will not want to miss. The sheet music will be provided. Join us!
 
 
 


  Did you know that Tucker First has a prayer shawl ministry? We have a group in the church that knits prayer shawls or lap robes for persons in the church or the community. The shawls can mark an event such as celebrating a new baby or they are given for comfort when someone is sick or grieving a loss of a loved one. They are distributed freely to anyone who requests one. The prayer shawls are a reminder of the great love of God for his children. If you know someone who would appreciate a prayer shawl, please contact Gloria Jones at redgloria@comcast.net.

Children to Decorate the Cross on the lawn on Easter with flowers
The children’s ministry invites all children to bring fresh cut flowers for the cross on the front lawn. It will be decorated during the Sunday School hour. Flowers can be store bought or cut from your yard.
 
 

 
Join the Choirs on Easter for a Tucker First Tradition!
As an exciting conclusion to the 11:00 am traditional worship service, YOU will be invited to join the choirs in the choir loft in the singing of Handel’s “Hallelujah Chorus!” This will be an experience you will not want to miss. The sheet music will be provided. Join us!
 

 

New Coffee Stop Discussion.
Stop in on Sunday morning and join the discussion of the CS Lewis book, The Problem of Pain.
The discussion will begin on Sunday, April 6 in room 112. Here is some information about the book.

 
The Problem of Pain answers the universal question, "Why would an all-loving, all-knowing God allow people to experience pain and suffering?" Master Christian apologist C.S. Lewis asserts that pain is a problem because our finite, human minds selfishly believe that pain-free lives would prove that God loves us. In truth, by asking for this, we want God to love us less, not more than he does. More information can be found at https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/958034.The_Problem_of_Pain.

 


 

Wednesday Night Suppers

 

Dinner is Served 

 

Supper time is from 5-6:30 pm in the Activities Center. This year, we are using a catering service so reservations are required. You may register one of two ways: 

  • Make a standing reservation for a season (first season ends December 4) or
  • Make your reservation week by week.
Reservations should be made by 4:30 pm on the Monday before the supper by contacting Sarah Cann in the church office at 678-325-4025 or sarah_cann@tfumc.org.
 
 

Because our meals are being catered, persons who show up without a reservation cannot be guaranteed a meal and will need to wait until reservations are honored to see if food is available.  A reservation MUST BE HONORED either by attending, by cancelling by the same Monday deadline or by paying if you do not eat or cancel.  We have to pay for all reservations.   

Children - age three and under eat FREE
Children - 5th grade and under - $3
Adults – includes 6th grade and up - $6 

We look forward to having supper with you! 

 


 
Children's Sunday School is on the Move!
 
This year in Children's Sunday School we are using the Cokesbury Curriculum called "Grow, Proclaim, Serve.
 
All children meet in the Preschool Wing as follows:  
  • Infants - Infant Nursery 
  • Toddlers and two year olds - Room 157  
  • Three year olds and young four year olds - Room 158 
  • Pre-K and Kindergarten - Room 160 (across from the preschool workroom) 
  • First and second graders - Room 154 - (across from the Music Center)
  • 3rd, 4th and 5th Graders - Room 162 - (across from the elevator)
 

Service and Mission Opportunities

 
 

NET Food Pantry - Please help our neighbors in need. Bring spaghetti noodles and sauce to the box in the reception area in the church office.   

NETWorks - NETWorks pantry is VERY low and would appreciate donations of ready-to-eat food items and bottled water.
 
4th Sunday Trinity Meal - Take a meal and eat with the men at Trinity House the 4th Sunday of each month.  
 
Saturday Snacks - Help provide food for hungry children living at Northlake Inn.
 
Volunteer to be a Reading Partner at Nesbit Elementary. Provide some extra attention to help a student improve their reading. It only involves you sitting down with a student at the school for thirty minutes a week , but it makes a world of difference in the student's life (and your own)!  
 
Northlake Inn Children's Library - pairs of volunteers are needed to supervise the library on weekdays from 3-5 and Saturdays, 12-2pm.  The manager converted a vacant hotel room at this extended-stay hotel into a cozy children’s library full of books, magazines, board games, and a computer.    
 
  

 Learn more about these and other opportunities you have to be in mission and service 

  


 
 
Men's Fellowship     
  • Wednesdays 6:30 pm Room 104 
  • Come any week you can...don't let missing a week keep you away!
  • Current discussion: A study on the book of Romans

       Learn About Our Men's Fellowship  
 

 
Other ways to connect...
 
red arrow Learn about some of our small groups like our Pioneers (senior adult group), poetry pals, men's fellowship and United Methodist Women (UMW) circles.