Tucker First United Methodist Church | 5095 LaVista Road, Tucker GA 30084 | 770-938-3030
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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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Back to School Service, August 3


At the 11 am worship services, we will be having a special emphasis on all teachers and students going back to school. As part of the service, there will be a blessing of the backpacks. All children, youth, and adults are encouraged to bring their backpacks for this special service. Contact Mimi Sanders at mimi_sanders@tfumc.org for more information.



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


Volunteer Opportunities


Children’s Ministry Teacher Needs

The Children’s Ministry is in need of teachers and leaders for Children’s Church.  We will be having two classes during the 11 am worship services: Pre-K and kindergarten and also first and second grades. You can sign up online at http://preview.tinyurl.com/tfumcchildrenschurch. Find out more by contacting Melinda Smith at melindamsmith@comcast.net or Mimi Sanders at mimi_sanders@tfumc.org.


Check out all Children's Ministry has to offer!



Stop in at The Coffee Stop – new discussion for Sunday mornings
Join us on Sundays at 9:45 am in room 112 for an open discussion on “Welcoming the Stranger – Discovering and Living God’s Heart for Immigrants.” Contact Leigh Andersen at lcandersen@bellsouth.net for more information. The topics include:
August 3, Where Immigrants Come From
August 10, A Christian Response to Immigration
New Study Starting August 17 in the Coffee Stop
On Sunday, August 17, the Coffee Stop will begin a new study of the book, What We Talk About When We Talk About God by Rob Bell. Jimmy Moor will be 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.


Help Make Cancer Pillows for DeKalb Hospital

The United Methodist Women will be assembling cancer pillows for DeKalb Hospital on Sunday, August 10 from 2-4 pm in Jenkins Hall.  No sewing required. Come join the fellowship and fun as the group works on this important mission project. For more information contact Gloria Jones at redgloria@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



Kroger Community Rewards

for the United Methodist Children's Home


Now your grocery budget will do more than feed your family nutritious food - you'll nourish the hearts and minds of our children, too! The United Methodist Children's Home is a member of Kroger's Community Rewards program. When you sign up online, the Children's Home will receive a donation every time you shop using your Kroger Plus Card. It is really that easy! Here's how to sign up:


1.  Visit https://www.kroger.com/communityrewards

2.  Sign in or create an account with your Kroger Plus Card number.
3.  Click "Enroll Now."
4.  Search for their name (hint: just type "the united" and it'll find them!) or the number 56630.
5. Click the box next to our name, and click "Enroll."

That's it! The next time you scan your Kroger Plus Card, Kroger will automatically make a donation to the mission and ministry of The United Methodist Children's Home.



Grief Support Class Starting in August


GriefShare is a recovery ministry for those who are grieving the loss of a loved one. A support group will begin meeting on Sundays starting August 17 from 5-7 pm at Northlake Church of Christ, 1625 Cooledge Road, Tucker.  For more information contact Doris Clark at 770-414-8717 or register online at www.griefshare.com



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.