A trumpet trio! Tucker First is blessed with so many fine musicians.
Watch for them on Sunday along with other musicians.
Tucker First UMC News
May 2, 2020
"Day By Day"


Rev. Anne Cumings, Preaching
Sunday, May 3 @ 11:00 am
Online at tuckerfirst.org

Invite a friend who does not go to church to watch the Sunday worship service.
Then call them and discuss the service.
Bishop Urges Churches Not to Gather in Person at This Time
After talking with medical experts and reviewing data, the Bishop and cabinet are asking churches not to gather before June 22, 2020. This is the date current models predict that we in Georgia can begin safely relaxing our shelter-at-home strategies.

Full article can be found here .
Connect With Your Church Online
Whether it is a word from our pastors, a Sunday morning worship service, a children's 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.
Tuesdays With Pastor Gerald.
Tuesdays @ 12:00 Noon
Prayer Time With Pastor Anne.
Thursdays @ 12:00 Noon
Sunday Online Social With Pastor Anne
We all miss seeing each other's faces on Sundays. I've you have been feeling the need to connect with your church family during this time of social distancing, please join us for a weekly Sunday Social at 4:00 pm on Zoom.
This will be a casual place to check in and see each other. Pop in or stay for the whole time. Just use the link below to join the group each Sunday at 4:00 pm. See you there!

Zoom Link https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82004862615

Meeting ID 8200 4862 615

Note: In order to participate, you will have to download the Zoom app to your computer, tablet, or phone. Go to www.zoom.us for more details.
Time Change for Healing Class on May 3
This Sunday, May 3 is the final lesson in the Healing Class that Rev. Paul Yeun has been leading. The time of the meeting has changed to 6:30 pm. Joe Kilpatrick, Sr. can provide you with the login information if you email him at jkcpa71@gmail.com.
How You Can Help
Corners Outreach Does Lawns!
Throughout the year, our Children First mission program, provides homework help volunteers to Corners Outreach. We would like to highlight another part of the Corners program – Corners Industries Lawn Services. The company employs the parents of students and allows them to be paid better wages and work less hours so they can take a bigger role in their children's lives. 
 
If you are interested in having your yard cut or have landscaping needs, request an online quote by going to

 
The mission statement of Corners Industries is “Having a multi-generational focus, the program strives to increase high school graduation and improve career opportunities for underemployed parents. With over 1/3 of our families losing their jobs and 78% unable to file for unemployment, we want to help get them back to work. This is why we created Corners Industries.”
NETWorks Needs For This Week
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.

NETWorks Cart Available for Drive-by Drop-offs

NETWorks has a cart available outside for drive-by drop-offs 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.

Order Online for NETWorks

You could also order from Amazon and have items shipped directly to NETWorks. This is the link for Amazon shopping - https://amzn.to/39WdiWY .

Find out more about NETWorks and their needs by going to www.networkscoop.org .
Feeding the Men of
Trinity House
Last Sunday, Tucker First mission team members, Becky Burnett and Bill Penkava provided a meal to the men of Trinity House.

Tucker First provides a monthly T.E.A.M.( T ogether E veryone A chieves M ore) dinner to the men of Trinity House on the fourth Sunday of every month.
News and Notes
Our much anticipated church directory is unfortunately taking longer to publish than originally expected. A proof was reviewed and approved in March, but the LifeTouch printing facility is currently closed due to COVID-19. We are working with LifeTouch to see if there might be alternative solutions.

Questions? Please contact Cindy Petersiel at cpetersiel@tfumc.org.
Tell Us Something Good!
Are you celebrating a milestone birthday, anniversary or other life event during this time of quarantine?

Though we cannot celebrate with you in person, we want to send you a virtual hug or high-five and share your good news with the congregation in upcoming editions of the digital Spotlight.

Please send us your good news by leaving a message with the church office at 770-938-3030 or emailing Stephanie Shanholtzer at sshanholtzer@tfumc.org .
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  
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.
Prayer Requests
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 .
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.