Our own Tucker First Wesley Center was featured in the New York Times on Tuesday. The Wesley Center served as a polling place for Tucker residents.
Tucker First UMC News
January 7, 2021
"The B-I-B-L-E"

Sunday, January 10

Rev. Gerald Varner, Preaching

Photo on the right is a well read and well worn Bible of one of our members.
Two Ways to Worship This Sunday
Worship Online

Live-streamed Worship
11:00 am
Sunday Night Live!

Live-streamed from The Table
7:00 - 7:30 pm
Videos of any of the live-streamed services will be available on the church website at www.tuckerfirst.org or the Tucker First UMC YouTube channel at

Please note: Tucker First has suspended in-person worship. We will not gather for in-person worship again until the COVID-19 numbers have declined to a more acceptable level and sustained for a period of two weeks. You can find the most recent reports on the church website at www.tuckerfirst.org.
News and Notes
Disciple I Class Begins This Sunday
Have you signed up for the Disciple 1 class, Disciple I Bible Study: Becoming Disciples Through Bible Study?  The class will begin this Sunday at 4:30 pm and will be led by Pastors Gerald and Anne via Zoom. If you would like to sign up for the class or have questions, please contact Stephanie Shanholtzer at sshanholtzer@tfumc.org.
Additionally, Pastor Gerald will be aligning his Sunday sermons with the weekly Disciple themes. Chris Moss and Mimi Sanders are working on developing the Disciple themes for children and youth Sunday School classes and the adult Sunday School classes are encouraged and invited to follow the same path.
Audio Visual Help Needed
Like any new ministry or outreach, we are in need of volunteers with a servant’s heart and a willingness to learn. Any experiences with gaming, social media, art, music, photography, theater, video production/editing, or computers will be helpful. We would love for you to join us as we develop an effective use of these tools to share the good news.

Please contact Craig Coleman at jcraig_coleman@bellsouth.net for more details. 
In a busy world, you are invited to participate in twenty minutes of silence. Pastor Anne is leading a Lunch Break Centering Prayer on Mondays at noon via Zoom. Please contact Pastor Anne at anne.cumings@ngumc.net for login information.
Thursdays With Pastor Anne

Please note:
Thursdays With Pastor Anne has concluded. You are invited to tune into Pastor Anne’s Lunch Break Centering Prayer on Mondays at noon via Zoom.
Opportunities to Volunteer in Missions
Could You Be an Overnight Shelter Volunteer?
The cold weather shelter, which operates out of our Activities Center, is in need of ten women and twenty men to serve as overnight shelter volunteers when it is operating.

The shelter opens only when the night temperatures will drop below 30 degrees without precipitation or 32 degrees and below with precipitation.

Due to COVID and social distancing, volunteers (wearing masks) will provide a box dinner and a box breakfast to our guests. To volunteer, please contact Charlie Lester at charlestlester@comcast.net or 404-694-3028.
Can You Help Assemble "To Go" Bags?
Each year on the first Sunday in February, Tucker First has provided soup and sandwiches and served at the Trinity Table in Downtown Atlanta. This year, due to COVID restrictions, Trinity Table had to change their setup and switch to "To Go" bags only. No soup and no inside serving.
Because of these restrictions, Tucker First has been tasked with providing 400 "To Go" bags to Trinity Kitchen. Ten volunteers are needed on Saturday, February 6 from 10:00 am - 12:00 noon in the Activities Center to assemble 400 "To Go" bags. Please wear your masks and observe the COVID-19 guidelines when participating in this mission project. If you are interested in helping with this mission, please contact Becky Burnett at rsb1950@gmail.com.
Will You Deliver SuperPaks on Fridays?
Action Ministries SuperPack deliveries will continue into 2021 to the Tucker Mobile Homes, and the Springdale Glen and Stanford Oaks apartments.

Volunteers are needed on Friday afternoons to pick up bags at the Tucker First Activities Center at 3:30 pm to hand out at each location between 4:00-4:30 pm. To sign up to deliver the Super Packs, please go to:

Please note the tabs at the top of the sign-up for each of the three locations. Questions? Contact Robin Pounds, robinpounds631@gmail.com or 404-918-0069.
Church Office Notes
Members of our prayer ministry team lift your concerns in prayer. You can now submit prayer requests two ways:

  • Contact the church office at 770-938-3030.
You are doing a great job of being faithful in your giving to Tucker First. Thank you! Please remember to not let your church offering slip. There are many ways that you can give electronically. Use this link to get started:

Thank you to everyone who has contributed to the Tucker First Weekday Preschool Wish List on Amazon.com. If you would like to continue giving, the Preschool teachers have updated their Amazon wish list with new items. This is a wonderful project for a Sunday School class or small group. Many of the items are very economical. You can find the list online at

Amazon Smile is a program within Amazon.com where you can register a charity (in this case Tucker First) to receive .5% of your purchases.

Go to smile.amazon.com and designate Tucker First as your chosen charity. If you have the Amazon smartphone app, go to Menu> Settings> Amazon Smile> Generate Donation> ON.

Questions? Contact Cindy Petersiel at cpetersiel@tfumc.org.
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The church office will be closed on Monday, January 18 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
Tucker First UMC
5095 LaVista Road, Tucker, GA 30084

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