Last week Tucker First officially began singing in church again and some eager choir members couldn't resist sitting in the choir loft for the hymns.
Tucker First UMC News
July 16, 2021
Worship Services at Tucker First
“Vaccinations…Vocations… Vacations”

July 18, 2021

11:00 am worship

Rev. Gerald Varner, Preaching
All worship service videos and live-streamed services are located on the church website or the Tucker First UMC YouTube channel.
Tucker First News and Notes
Recognizing Babies
In September, our United Methodist Women will be recognizing all babies born in the Tucker First family in the past year. If you welcomed a new baby or grand baby between March 2020 and May 2021, please send the information to Stephanie Shanholtzer at
Children and Youth News
Children and Youth Encouraged to
Sign Up For Acolyte Training
We are looking for children and youth in grades 4-12 who are interested in being acolytes during the Sunday 11:00 am worship service. There will be a training and information session on Sunday, July 25 @ 3:00 pm in the Sanctuary. You can sign up for the training session at by clicking on the graphic. Questions? Contact Mimi Sanders at
Between the raindrops this month, our Tucker First youth were able to attend a Braves game. They have been having a lot of fun this summer with group activities and outings.
If you have a youth that is interested in participating in Youth Week (July 25 - 30), please contact Chris Moss at The annual Youth Week focuses on mission work in our church and community as well fun, group activities.

This year's theme for Youth Week is, "All Together Now!" You can register for youth week by using the QR code to the right.
Mission Opportunities
UMW Collecting School Supplies
Our United Methodist Women are collecting school supplies to support two local schools, Idlewood Elementary and Tucker Middle School. Over the course of three Sundays in July, (July 11, 18, and 23) collection bins will be located around the church.
Click on the graphic to see what each school has requested and the locations of the collection bins. Questions? Please contact Evelyn Burkett at
Great Day of Service - September 25
Our Annual Great Day of Service will be Saturday, September 25 from 8:00 am - 12:30 pm. On this day, multiple teams will tackle projects in the community to meet the needs of our friends and neighbors.

Some of the organizations that will benefit include Wellroot Family Services, Tucker Parks and Recreation, UMCOR, local nursing homes, and DeKalb County Fire and Rescue. Mark the date on your calendar and watch for the registration links.

Questions? Contact Ellen Griffith, or Becky Burnett,
Some supplies and information need to be collected in advance of Great Day of Service 2021. See below on how you can help.
Every Bucket Counts
One of the many Great Day of Service projects will be to assemble flood buckets for UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief). The flood buckets contain much needed supplies that are used by volunteer cleaning teams after a disaster.
If you would like to order online, the link for the Flood Bucket Amazon Wish List is located below. Please ship all supplies to the church office.If your class or group would like to donate funds for a flood bucket, a full bucket of items is $75.
If you wish to purchase items locally, click on the button below to view a complete list of items. You can drop your item donation off in the bin in the Gathering Room. Please remember that in order for all the items to fit into a bucket, they have to be the exact size on the itemized supply list.
Church Office Notes
Did you know that you can download a weekly Spotlight from the Tucker First website?

The Spotlight includes a lot of the information found in the weekly newsletter, but also includes current prayer requests, weekly church calendar, and prayer emphasis. The spotlight is also easily printable for sharing.

Click on the graphic to go directly to the home page of the website and then click on Sunday News Spotlight.
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Tucker First United Methodist Church
5095 LaVista Road
Tucker, GA 30084