First United Methodist Church
Friday, January 19, 2018
Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors




Happy New Year 2018!

The New Year is here! So what are your plans? Will you vow to lose weight or stick to your budget, or how about a deeper relationship with God and others? We all make plans for the new year and some are better at keeping them than others.

I have a plan for the coming few weeks: as we start back our Wednesday Night Fellowships, let’s do a five week study conversation on vision for FUMC Tallassee. I want us to look at scripture, look at our community and what our role is in it. I want us to also look at our dreams and visions of what we can do as God’s children here in Tallassee.

I hope you will join me in this study. I need you to do a few things to prepare for it—don’t panic! these are easy but important. Look at, and write down, scripture that guides you as you make decisions in your life. Write down your dreams for our church and how we can go about implementing them. Look at our church’s vision and mission statements and how your dreams work within these statements.

I want you to do one more thing: begin with prayer and listen as God leads you. I am really looking forward to this study and sharing with you all.

I hope you have a great New Year in 2018!

— 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