Letter from Pastor Scott
Pray for Ukraine and the World

As we watch the constant news feeds from Ukraine, we are asking many questions. Is this the beginning of a World War? Our young people have been asking about a draft. Will this be something that they are forced to enter? What happens if Russia is successful? Of course, these are only the tip of the iceberg.

Here is where I believe we are and where we can engage as of today. It is too early to tell where this is headed, but we can all agree that this is evil and not in the best interest of the Ukraine people nor the world. We are also watching China and China is watching all of the happenings occurring in the current battle. It is serious and we need to pray as if it is.

So, let's pray.

Pray for Russia to quickly withdraw its troops.

Pray for the people of Ukraine.

Pray that in all of this they see Jesus at work and that He gets the glory.

This is the least we can do and the most we can do. All war is both physical and spiritual. The good news is that we know the God of both!

In Him,
Pastor Scott
Season of Lent
Join us tomorrow for our Ash Wednesday Service at 6:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary.

Ash Wednesday is an invitation to reflect on your life and relationship with Christ through a moving service and the imposition of ashes.
Douglasville First United Methodist Church is inviting the community to four musical recitals as a part of the Lenten Concert Series at 6 p.m. in the church’s Sanctuary. For details on each of the concert performers, please visit our website.
Order your Easter Lilies in memory or in honor of a loved one March 13 - April 10, Order in person in Huffine Hall before or after church on Sundays or order online here.

March 2 - Ash Wednesday Service - 6 pm
Sunday Morning Worship Services - 11 am
March 6 - Lenten Concert - 6 pm
March 13 - Lenten Concert - 6 pm
March 20 - Lenten Concert - 6 pm
April 15 - Good Friday Service (at Golden Memorial UMC) - 7 pm
April 17 - Easter Sunday Service - 10 am Traditional, 11 am Journey
Global Impact Celebration
Douglasville First UMC you are God's hands, feet, and eyes in Jerusalem, and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth. This was evident as we celebrated with our mission partners locally and across the world during our Global Impact Celebration weekend.

Thank you for your Kingdom work.
Faith Promise

If you've not gotten a chance to participate in Faith Promise, please prayerfully consider and submit a Faith Promise Pledge. Online pledges may be made here.
State of the Church
Sunday, March 27
5 p.m. in Patricia Tidwell Hall
We're having a "fireside chat" to talk more in depth about our vision for our church. What does a multi-ethnic community look like? This is the time to come ask questions and learn about how we will grow together.
50s and More News
Something to Chew On
March 2 & March 16 at Noon
at The Chat & Choo in Villa Rica

Lunches in March will be at The Chat and Choo in Villa Rica. Join us for engaging conversation, lots of laughter and great food as we eat our way around Douglasville and Villa Rica through 2022!!! 

Signup if you know you are coming or if you find you have a spare afternoon, drop in and surprise us!
History, Mystery & Mayhem
Oakland Cemetery Tour
Wednesday, March 23, 2022
9:30am – 2:30pm

Lunch at Six Feet Under

Oakland Cemetery’s original six acres was home to the first gardens in Atlanta. The cemetery expanded to 48 acres in 1872. It is one of Atlanta’s historical treasures. Come and hear the stories that defy explanation, from mysterious murders to tragic events that have passed into local legend. After our tour, we will eat lunch at Six Feet Under, across from the Cemetery. We will leave the church at 9:30am and return around 2:30pm. 

Entrance to the Cemetery is $6.00 for 65+ and $12.00 for everyone else.  You will need to bring approximately $20 for lunch and tip. 
A Picture’s Worth a Thousand Words
Take Better Photos This Easter
iPhone Class
Wednesday, March 30 from 1:00 - 3:00 pm

Easter is around the corner and family will be at your house. Your iPhone is designed with a good camera that is just waiting for you to use its full potential. Come learn how to take good pictures and how to edit average pictures to make them better. 
Youth News
Upcoming Youth Events
March 13 - Bonfire at the Holland's
5:00 - 6:30 pm
(address & transportation info to come on Sunday, March 6)

March 20 - Game Night at Youth
5:00-6:30 pm
We're playing all sorts of games at the Youth Activity Center. Electronic, board, & outside games!
Sundays with Renew Youth

Sunday Mornings the youth have engaged in Sunday School ABC's in which we have learned about various topics though scriptural lessons with letters of the alphabet. We will end February with lessons have being taught on A-E and we will teach from letters F-I in March, starting our March Gladness Month! 

Sunday Evenings
Youth Group
Youth Activity Center
5:00 - 6:30 pm
Dinner provided
Bowling at Thunderzone was so much fun!
Children's Ministry News
Safe Sanctuary Training This Sunday!
Sunday, March 6
3:30 – 4:30 pm
Huffine Hall

Jesus said, "Whoever welcomes [a] child ... welcomes me"
(Matthew 18:5).

Children are our present and our future, our hope, our teachers, our inspiration. They are full participants in the life of the church and in the realm of God. God calls us to make our churches safe places, protecting children and other vulnerable persons from abuse. God calls us to create communities of faith where children and adults grow safe and strong. Safe Sanctuaries is our response to this church wide challenge. 

This Sunday, March 6 from 3:30 – 4:30 in Huffine Hall we will be conducting Safe Sanctuaries Training. Mimi Sanders from the North Georgia Conference will be conducting our training. 

Who should take the training? You need this hour of training if you help with children, youth or the elderly in any way. Preschool, VBS, Nursery helper, Children’s Sunday School helper, Youth counselor or helper, and more. If you work with one or more of these groups, you are a prime candidate for Safe Sanctuaries Training. Have you had Safe Sanctuaries Training? You must be trained every 2 years. So, come join the fun on Sunday and get your training!!!! 

Contact Robin Payne, for more information or to register, by email at RobinP@douglasvillefumc.org  or by phone at 770-843-3466.
Finances & Giving
Douglasville FUMC Giving Report

  • Contributions received through February 28, 2022: $175,082
  • Contributions as budgeted through February 28, 2022: $175,695
IRA Minimum Distributions

Are you required to take an IRA minimum distribution this year? Consider using your required minimum distribution (RMD) to fund your donations to charity. Any amounts you give this way are non-taxable up to $100,000. If you no longer itemize deductions, this is a way to continue receiving a tax break for your contributions. Please check with your tax advisor concerning your own personal situation.
Little Scholars Academy
OPEN Enrollment Begins March 7!

Hurry to reserve your space if you have priority enrollment as a current LSA family or church member.
Douglasville First United Methodist Church
6167 Prestley Mill Dr.
Douglasville, GA 30134
770-942-3146 | douglasvillefumc.org