Tucker First United Methodist Church | 5095 LaVista Road, Tucker GA 30084 | 770-938-3030
Monday, January 26, 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.

You can also join our electronic mailing list. By doing so, you can keep up to date on the latest news and events of the church.   

We also have a monthly newsletter that you may enjoy.

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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New ESOL Classes - Still Time to Join!


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.  We have room for additional students in this new session. 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.

Soup and Sandwiches for Trinity Table


Once a year, Tucker First goes to the Trinity soup kitchen in downtown Atlanta loaded down with gallons and gallons of soup and mounds of sandwiches.  You can participate in this mission project three ways:

  • Make some sandwiches! The fun day for the sandwich making is Saturday, January 24 from 9-11 am. No experience necessary, all supplies provided. Last year we made 1,600 sandwiches in an hour!
  • Make some soup! Tucker First has a goal of providing eighty gallons of soup. Soup drop off will be on Saturday, January 24 (same as a sandwich making). Look for the recipes in this month’s newsletter.  
    Can't make soup but still want to help?  There will be a soup bucket in the Narthex and at the Activities Center with "pledge cards" for soup or financial contributions. Suggested donation is $10/gallon. Please make your checks out to Tucker First and put "Trinity Soup" on the memo line.
  • Volunteer as a server. Thirty volunteers are needed to go to the Trinity Soup Kitchen on Sunday, January 25. The team usually leaves the church around 11 am and returns around 3:30 pm. We will carpool, so don't worry about transportation. You can sign up at http://tinyurl.com/trinitytable2015

Questions? Contact Becky Burnett at: rsb1950@gmail.com 

January School Supply Drive


The Family and Children's Ministry is collecting school supplies for the Tucker cluster schools (Tucker High School, Tucker Middle School, Midvale Elementary, Idlewood Elementary, Brockett Elementary, Livsey Elementary, and Smokerise Elementary). Items needed include: #2 pencils, Kleenex, black and blue pens, paper towels, dry erase markers, Clorox wipes, copy paper, hand sanitizer, Scotch tape, hand soap, staples, Ziploc bags (all sizes). Items may be dropped off in the purple box in the community room throughout the month of January.   For more information, contact Mimi Sanders at mimi_sanders@tfumc.org 

Making Sense of the Bible Study Tuesday nights starting 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

Griefshare Group Starts 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.

Debt is Normal. Be Weird. Find out how at Financial Peace University starting 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.

Pancake Breakfast Saturday, February 21 to benefit Bikes and Bibles


Our men’s ministry will be sponsoring the fourth annual pancake breakfast on Saturday, February 21 from 8:30 – 10:30 am in the Activities Center. Music will be provided by Ty Roberts and Art Wood. All donations will benefit the Bikes and Bible Ministry. For more information contact Andrew Carlton at adcarlton81@gmail.com

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.

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.

Wednesday Night Suppers Will Be Back Soon!

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


5-week ladies' Bible Study "Breathe: Making Time for Sabbath"

Three choices of time  Click to  learn more

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.