Behind the scenes with Randy Davison and Pastor Varner.
Social distancing and recording for Easter services.
Tucker First UMC News
April 11, 2020
Two Online Worship Services
April 12 @ 11:00 am

"Look For Things Above"
Traditional Worship Service
Rev. Gerald Varner, Preaching

Easter is the joyous celebration that God’s gift of life is victorious over death. Resurrection faith is more than the proclamation that Jesus rose from the dead 2,000 years ago. Resurrection faith means that Jesus is alive today in our lives and in our world. Easter is a celebration of the resurrected Christ living among us. He lives!

Resurrection faith is based upon what God has already done rather than what God might do in the future. Resurrection faith has two focal points: (1) We no longer have to fear death; and (2) We do not have to fear life.

Worship With Us Online on Easter Sunday!
Please join your Tucker First family in online worship this Sunday, April 12 at 11:00 am. We have a special web page setup for the Sunday services and it will be live starting at 11:00 am on Sunday. You can access the page by going to the church website.

Also, all the video messages from Holy Week (Maundy Thursday, Good Friday) will be stored on the church website. Join us at http://www.tuckerfirst.org .
Connect With Your Church Online
Whether it is a word from our pastors, a children Sunday School lesson, or an online meet-up with our youth, you can find connections and inspiration online for these troubled times.

Go to www.tuckerfirst.org and see all the opportunities available.

Charlie Lester sent his photo of his resurrection garden! Thank you!
How You Can Help
Next Red Cross Blood Drive is May 6
Tucker First has added another Red Cross Blood Drive on Wednesday, May 6 in the Activities Center.

Red Cross Blood Drive
Wednesday, May 6 | 2:30 - 7:30 pm
Tucker First UMC Activities Center
4315 Church Street

Donor appointments can be made by going to redcrossblood.org. Use site code TUCK1UMC.

Donors are encouraged to use RapidPass on the redcrossblood.org site or Red Cross Blood Donor app before coming to the drive to minimize their wait time.

Volunteers are needed in two-hour slots from 2:15 - 8:15 pm. You can sign up at https://tinyurl.com/tfumcblood

Due to the pandemic, the Red Cross has implemented some additional safety measures during the blood drive.
 
  • Guests will not be permitted in the drive. Guests are anyone not donating, so would include children of donors. 
  • Walk-in donors will not be accepted
  • Volunteers, staff and donors will have their temperature taken before entering the drive area.
  • All persons are encouraged to wear face-masks.
NETWorks Groceries Can Be Ordered Online
Networks Logo
Shopping for groceries and necessities is hard for all of us right now. NETWorks Cooperative is having the same problem that many of you are having in finding certain items. When you are shopping, they would appreciate you picking up a few items for them if you can find them.

They have a cart available outside for drive-by drop-off on Tues/Wed and Fri/Sat from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm at 2380 Fourth Street. They are in a shared building with Habitat for Humanity, directly behind Tucker First Baptist Church. You could also order from Amazon and have items shipped directly to NETWorks. This is the link for Amazon shopping - https://amzn.to/39WdiWY .

Items needed as of April 10
 
Masks, gloves, and hand sanitizer
Pasta noodles
Canned chicken
Powdered milk
1 lb bags white or brown rice
Canned pasta sauce
Bar soap
Powdered laundry detergent

Find out more about NETWorks and their needs by going to www.networkscoop.org.
Keep Our Missionaries in Your Prayers
Tyler and Shalynn (with Finn and Arlo) Crawford, our church missionaries in Tubingen, Germany, send out a newsletter about their family and their ministry. You can sign up for the newsletter by sending Tyler an email at tylercrawford@cmfi.org.
From the Church Office
Alternative Giving is Easy
On the web: Use this link to get started -

The Give+ app on your phone or other mobile device. Look for it in the App Store or Google Play. Setting up and making payments are quick and easy.

Text-to-Give at 833-488-6350. Simply type in the amount you would like to give and you will be prompted on how to complete the donation.
Coronavirus Care Team
We are continuing to reach out to congregants who are at risk of being extremely isolated during this time. If you are interested in volunteering to call folks or send notes and cards or if you know of anyone who could use this extra attention, please contact Pastor Anne at anne.cumings@ngumc.net  
How Can We Pray For You?
Our prayer ministry lifts your concerns in prayer. You can now submit prayer requests online at www.tuckerfirst.org or you may contact the church office at 770-938-3030 with your prayer request.
Prayer Requests for First Line Responders
Are you or someone you love working as a first line responder during this health crisis? Our prayer team would like to pray for you and your loved ones by name. Please send us these names by leaving a message with the church office (770-938-3030) or send an email to sshanholtzer@tfumc.org .
Follow Us on Social Media
We have a church twitter account - #TuckerFirstUMC

Check out these Facebook pages.

 
 
 
 
 

Additionally, the websites of the North Georgia Conference of the United Methodist Church ( ngumc.org) and the United Methodist Church ( umc.org) are great resources for messages and stories of hope.
Tucker First UMC
5095 LaVista Road, Tucker, GA 30084
770-938-3030
In the wake of the pandemic, the church office is closed. If you need to drop your tithe off at the church, please use the locked mailbox in the front of the church. It is checked daily. All church staff receive an email notification when a voicemail is left on their office phone extensions, and they will still be available to the congregation by email. If you need their email addresses, you can find them on the church website at www.tuckerfirst.org .
Tucker First News is a publication of Tucker First United Methodist Church.