Tucker First UMC News
February 12, 2021
"Hear, Learn, Do"

Rev. Gerald Varner, Preaching

Sunday, February 14

Transfiguration Sunday - Learn more about this special Sunday and the UMC by clicking on this link:
Disciple Study Theme: Order
God Sends the Law
Pastor Gerald is aligning his Sunday sermons with the weekly Disciple themes/ chapters.
Presenting....Our Tucker First Virtual Choir
This Sunday, the Tucker First Music & Arts Ministry is excited to release the virtual choir video of the song, "God So Loved the World." A virtual choir, online choir, or home choir is a choir whose members do not meet physically but who work together online, individually recording from separate locations. This video was six months in the making and features recordings of thirty singers and instrumentalists. Since our choirs have been unable to meet in person, the creation of a virtual choir video was a labor of love from all the participants. We are pleased to release it on Valentine’s Day as we sing about the greatest love of all! We hope that you receive a blessing and that you share it with others.
Two Ways to Worship Online 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
Where do you find all the wood for the outdoor fire pits during Lent? Ask the Trustees. Neil Duggan cut down a dead tree on the church property and then used a log splitter to make the wood the right size. Thank you Neil!
News and Notes
Scholastic Online Book Fair Benefits Tucker Weekday Preschool
Black Women Pioneers in Methodism
Mary McLeod Bethune
Ida Bell Wells-Barnett
In celebration of Black History and Women’s History months, Ask The UMC remembers several of the pioneering and groundbreaking Black women in U.S. Methodist history in a two-part series. This week we recognize and celebrate Ida Bell Wells-Barnett and Mary McLeod Bethune. Read their stories by clicking on the link.
Opportunities to Serve
Church Office Notes
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

The Health and Wellness Committee encourages you to get the COVID-19 vaccine when your group is called.
Our prayer ministry lifts your concerns in prayer. You can submit prayer requests by clicking on the link below or you may contact the church office at 770-938-3030 with your prayer request.

You are doing a great job of being faithful in your giving to Tucker First. Please remember to not let your church offering slip. There are many ways that you can give electronically by going to:

Tucker First has made the Holy Communion elements available for pick up outside the church office. We encourage you to go ahead and pick up enough for March, and April. Look for the basket outside the church office doors.  
We continue to hear from people receiving emails that appear to be requests from Pastor Gerald or Pastor Anne. These are scam emails and should be deleted. The issue may not be unique to email but may also include text messages and phone calls. We will never ask for personal information or financial assistance by text or email. If you have questions, contact the church office at 770-938-3030 or email Stephanie Shanholtzer at the link below.

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 (use link below) and designate Tucker First as your chosen charity. Questions? Contact Cindy Petersiel at cpetersiel@tfumc.org.

Our Tucker First Weekday Preschool Teachers have a wish list on Amazon and we would encourage you to donate to the Preschool based on their list.

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Tucker First United Methodist Church
5095 LaVista Road
Tucker, GA 30084