First United Methodist Church
Sunday, February 25, 2018
Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors





At the end of each service I give everyone an opportunity to respond to the leading of God. I ask if you need to come to the altar to pray, join the church and/or receive salvation. I feel like it is important to give people opportunities to respond.

My prayer is that, through these opportunities, your relationship with God and the church will begin to deepen. I hope that through prayer we will open ourselves up to what God is com-municating to us as HIS children.

I pray that if you feel like it’s time to join the church at FUMC, it will help you to use the gifts and graces God has blessed you with as part of a body of believers.

I pray that through salvation your relationship with God begins and that discipleship begins to grow. The discipleship part is hard for some, for you have a relationship with God and we of-ten feel like that is enough. I need to remind you that that is only the beginning: as God’s children we need to grow in our relationship with God and also with others.

I pray that you don’t take my words for granted at the end of the sermon but see it as a time to look into your life and see if decisions need to be made. I hope to see you Sunday.

— Rev. Dric Williford





  - Rev. Dric Williford




Your Servant in Christ,



We will begin looking at long-range plans for FUMC Tallassee as our first project for the coming year. I am also looking at the shepherding committee—to get it back into action. I am getting really excited about what the education committee is going to do this coming year. I am also thankful for our music program, youth and children’s programs.

I believe it is going to be a great year. We have an amazing staff at FUMC Tallassee who do great minis-try and we also have some of the best volunteers from the congregation. Thanks for all that all of you do for the Church.

We still need volunteers to help this coming year. Some of you may still be wondering how you can help? Or what your gift may be? I have two websites I would like for you to look at that can help you answer those questions. They are:

Please come and talk to me about your results. I would love to help you use your gifts for the Kingdom. This is going to be a great year!


 - Pastor Dric