First United Methodist Church
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors




The season of Advent is here: are you excited!!? The word "advent" means "to come to," so the season is one of celebrating the fact that God came to us, as one of us. The child that we celebrate coming in a stable, born in a manger, was indeed our God.

How do we celebrate HIS coming? We have parties, we exchange gifts and we have a joyous time, which is great. I like to celebrate with family and friends. Do we, however, go beyond this type of celebration and tell the story to a world that needs hope and help?

That word, Advent, doesn’t just mean God coming to us, it also means us coming to God. This year, come to God with joy but also with hope and help to those around you who need to know they are loved.

I pray that you all have a great Advent season and a Merry Christmas.

— Reverend Dric




  - 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