Tucker First United Methodist Church | 5095 LaVista Road, Tucker GA 30084 | 770-938-3030
Saturday, February 28, 2015

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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 check this page often to see what new and exciting offerings we have for you.

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We're always adding events so check back often! 


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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

 11:00 am Traditional Worship • Sanctuary 

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

9:45 am Sunday School for all ages

 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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Lenten mission opportunity: Imagine No Malaria 

Guitarist Rodringo Rodriquez in Concert February 22 at 7pm in the Sanctuary

Tucker First is pleased to welcome Rodringo Rodriquez in concert on Sunday, February 22 at 7 pm in our Sanctuary.
Rodrigo Rodriguez was born in Quito Ecuador, South America. Coming from a very musical family, he started playing guitar at the age of nine, recording his first LP at the age of twelve. When he was sixteen, he started to travel the world to increase his knowledge in the instrument, performing in Venezuela, Spain, France, England and Damascus, Syria. Rodrigo has recorded sixteen CDs, one recorded with the City of Prague Philharmonic.
In 1992, Rodrigo found a new direction in his life. He is now privileged to serve the Lord in full-time music ministry.
Listen to his music at http://www.rodrigorodriguez.net

Come Learn About the Rebel Jesus

Renegade Gospel  is a book by Mike Slaughter, Lead Pastor at the Ginghamsburg UMC. The goal of the book is to help us recognize the rebel Jesus of the gospels and to commit ourselves to his movement. It states on the back cover: “Jesus didn’t come to start a religion. The rebel Jesus came with a renegade gospel to start a revolution.” Shane Claiborne says, “This isn’t your grandma’s Sunday School curriculum….” Jimmy Moor and Owen Skinner will co-lead the class, and we believe it will be a wonderful Lenten experience. There’s a spot for you. We start February 22, at 9:45am, in Room 112. Join us!

Silent Auction Items Needed for Youth Choir Fundraiser


The youth choir will be traveling to Niagara Falls and Canada and we want their trip to be spectacular! The choir is hosting a BBQ fundraiser and silent auction on March 22 from 12:30-2 pm. Please consider donating an item or seeking out an item or two on our behalf from the community and nearby businesses. Great ideas include gift cards, event passes or tickets to social, cultural or athletic events, gift baskets, jewelry, vacation getaways, sports memorabilia, etc. All donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Please visit our website at tfumcyouthchoir.org for more details, including an event information sheet and donation form.

Tickets for the BBQ meal will be available for purchase closer to the event date. We gratefully thank you in advance for your support. Contact Vickie Huddleston at vhuddles1@yahoo.com if you have questions.


7-week Ladies' Bible Study, "Discerning the Voice of God"
Starts the Week of March 8

Three choices of time: Sunday evening, Wednesday morning and Wednesday evening.   Click to learn more and to sign up

Making Sense of the Bible Study Tuesday nights started February 17


The Rev. Dr. Don Goodwin, retired UMC minister, and associate member at Tucker First, will offer a six-session Bible workshop for Tucker First members and friends, beginning February 17. An exciting book by Rev. Adam Hamilton, Making Sense of the Bible: Rediscovering the Power of Scripture for Today, will be the focus of this study.

The first class session will be at Tuesday, February 17, 6:30-8:00 pm in the Wesley Center. Books will be available in the Gathering Room or church office by February 1 for those who sign up for the class. The class is open to anyone who seeks a deeper understanding of the Bible, who wants to learn more about how God speaks through Scripture, and wants to know how to deal with some of the "hot" issues of faith that divide Christians today. Questions? Contact  Don Goodwin at 770-469-5882. 

ESOL Classes Are Underway


Our first session that ended in November was a success. The current session of English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) began Tuesday, January 13 at 7:00 pm. Volunteers who can help with registration, testing, and childcare are also invited to join us. Questions or comments should be directed to Leigh Andersen at lcandersen@bellsouth.net or Jonnie Johnston at jjjohnston@bellsouth.net.

Debt is Normal. Be Weird. Find out how at Financial Peace University started February 12


If you took an honest look what would a picture of your finances look like? Dave Ramsey said seven out of ten of us are living paycheck to paycheck. That means that if we were to miss one paycheck, some of our bills would go unpaid. Well if broke is normal, don't you want to be weird? Financial Peace University will show you how!

Financial Peace University consists of a nine-week video curriculum, taught by financial expert Dave Ramsey encouraging accountability and discipleship. This class will be offered on Wednesday nights beginning February 12. Click here to learn more. Questions: contact Melanie Lynn at mlynn742002@yahoo.com.

Griefshare Group Started January 25


GriefShare is a recovery support group for those who are grieving the loss of a loved one. The program is Christ centered, and the group is facilitated by people who understand what you are experiencing and want to offer comfort and encouragement during this difficult time. The Northlake group will meet on Sundays starting January 25 from 5-7 pm at Northlake Church of Christ, 1625 Cooledge Road, Tucker.  For more information contact Doris Clark at 770-414-8717, ext 11, or register online at  www.griefshare.org.

Wednesday Night Suppers

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

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.