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

Church Happenings

We're on the Radio!
The service for the preceding week is broadcast on WTLS (106.5 FM and 1300AM) each Sunday at 11:00 a.m. 
Listen to Dric's daily devotions at 7:15 each weekday morning on WTLS.
Church Deadlines
Check Request - Tuesday at Noon
Bulletins articles/information - Wednesday 10 am
Newsletter items - 20th of the month
Sunday Schedule
8:30   Blended Service
9:30   Fellowship Time (Fellowship Hall)
9:40   Children's Gathering time (Beach Room)
9:45   Encounter/Sunday School
11:00 Traditional Service
4:00   Handbells
5:00   The Show
5:00   Youth Bible Study
5:00   Chancel Choir
Wednesday Night Fellowship
Make plans to attend Wednesday Night Fellowship.  The meal is served at 6:00 p.m. and programs begin at 6:30 p.m.  There are programs for everyone.  Adults meet in the Fellowship Hall, the youth will have bible study beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the Youth room, and the children will have choir beginning at 6:30 p.m.  The cost is $6.00 for adults, $3.50 for children 12 and under (should the child choose to have an adult meal that cost will be $6.00).  The maximum cost per household family $18.
  Nursery - A nursery is provided for newborn - age 3 during program time
 Children's Choirs - Cherub Choir: 3 years - Kindergarten, Grace Choir: 1st - 4th grade
 LAMP - 5th - 6th
 Youth - 7th - 12th
 Faithful Fretters - Dulcimer Group
 Adult Studies - Scriptures to read - Exodus 20:1-17, 1 Corinthians 1:18-25, John 2:13-22, Psalm 19
 Ladies Studies - Group Hug V (we will resume after the Vision series)
 Dinner menu February 28st - Poppy seed chicken over rice, garden salad, roll, dessert or grilled cheese sandwich, chips, dessert
Easter Egg Hunt - Candy needed
The Easter Egg Hunt will take place Sunday, March 25 from 5:00 - 6:30 pm.  There will be a bucket in the Fellowship Hall to collect candy for the eggs.  No chocolate, please.
Easter Lily Sale
The Worship Committee is once again offering Easter lilies for sale at $10 each.  They can be purchased in memory or honor of your loved one(s), with the names of honorees and donors listed on a special insert in the Easter Sunday bulletin.  The lilies will decorate the sanctuary and church on Easter Sunday and will be available to be taken home following whichever service you attend.  Sign up on the insert or call the church office; payments will be accepted until March 16.  For more information, contact Ethel Hale (334-782-9982).
Ecuador Mission Trip
Aldersgate UMC has invited our church our church to pair with them on their mission trip to Ecuador this summer, June 16-23.  We will have an interest meeting on Wednesday, February 28th at 7:15 pm.  Let Cory or Hillary know if you interested in the trip but can't attend the meeting.
Four-Hand Piano Concert - March 12
Leslye Ames and her former teacher, Dr. Cynthia MacCrae, will perform a four-hand piano concert at our church March 12th at 7:00 pm, sponsored by McCraney-Cottle Arts Council.  This special program features works by Schubert, Brahms, and Schumann.  Elizabeth and Leslye will also be playing a cello sonata by Handel.  There is no cost - just come and enjoy!
Chick-Fil-a sale - March 14
On March 14, Youth Handbells will be selling Chick-Fil-A meals, consisting of a sandwich, chips, and a cookie, for $6 each.  Meals will be available to the community at lunch (11 am - 1 pm) and supper (4:30 - 6 pm), as well as for WNF at 6 pm.  Pre-orders will be taken until March 7 and can be made via bulletin insert, through the church office, or from a youth handbell member.  This is a fundraiser to help pay for their lake Junaluska summer trip.
ACTS Donations
ACTS Ministry and First United Methodist are collaborating to provide two food items monthly to those in need.  We are responsible to provide flour - 2 lbs and Corn Meal.  Please bring your non-perishable items to the Fellowship Hall under the table for collection.
Endowment Fund
So far, over $165,000 has been donated to the fund since its inception.  The interest and dividends from these investments have been contributed to the general operating budget of the church and capital gains have been reinvested into the endowment fun to help ensure the long term solvency of the church.  Please contact Jackie Golden or the church office if you would like more information.
AmazonSmile - You Shop.  Amazon Gives.
Do you shop on  If you do, then you can sign up for Amazon Smile and a portion of you purchases will be donated to First United Methodist Tallassee.  Here is a link that explains the program:

If you'd like to sing up, go to, choose First United Methodist Church Tallassee from among the list of charities, and thereafter do your Amazon shopping from  It is that simple!

UMC Market - Join Now!

There is an easy way to donate money to our church every time you shop online by using UMCMarket.  There is no cost to you or to the church.  Visit for more information and to sign up, and go to our organization "First Tallassee" to begin donating.   

 Free Rides To and From Services

The Shepherding Committee has both men and women available to transport people to and from appointments - dental, doctor, hair, barber, pharmacy or whatever.  All we need is some customers and the shepherd-mobile will be on its way.  For transportation, please call Bucka Golden at 415-8186, Becky Segrest at 590-5558 or the church office at 334-283-2195 for more information.
Craft Fellowship - 1st and 3rd Mondays 
Come join us on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month from 1-2:30 for fellowship and the sharing of our talents.  If you don't have a craft talent, come join us, and we will teach you one.   
Rada Cutlery
The Mary Mattie Circle is selling Rada Cutlery and dips to raise funds for their projects.  Please see Ann Stuedeman or Kristina Pendergrass with your order.  There is also a catalog located by the elevator first floor.
Lighthouse Mission Project
The Lighthouse After School Program has an ongoing mission project and we need your help.  We are collecting aluminum pop tabs for the Ronald McDonald House Charities.  Save the pop tabs and bring them to church.  There is a collection jar near the drink machine.  Thank you!
An Easy Way to Help Our Schools
With education budgets being cut in schools these days, we have a simple and easy way to help our schools.  Box Tops for Education provide money to schools.  Please consider collecting these for our schools.  A box has been placed in front of the church office for box tops.  Lacey Brewer will be responsible for collecting them and giving them to the Tallassee schools.    .
Hospice Needs
Our church collects non-perishable items for Hospice such as: assorted canned soups, crackers, assorted canned vegetables, spaghetti noodles, Jell-O, boxed macaroni and cheese, toilet paper, soap, toothpaste, razors, and paper towels.  There is a basket in front of the office for items. 
Patients also need monetary help with utility bills, funeral and burial costs, medications and special equipment for the uninsured.  If you would like to help with those needs, make your checks payable to Community Hospice Care and give to Mary Ann Sheppard, volunteer for Hospice.
Other ways to volunteer help are home repairs, lawn care and holiday meals.  Contact Hospice to volunteer.
Thank you in advance for your donations. 
We're Recycling
A container for materials has been placed in our back parking lot.  This container is available for the public and will be maintained by the Elmore Correction Department and there is no cost to us.  Items that are accepted are paper, plastic and aluminum cans.  Please do not place garbage, tires or furniture in the container.