Fireworks at Tucker First
We hope that you were able to watch the fireworks that the City of Tucker provided last week. They were launched from our Wesley Center parking lot.

A big thank you to our hard working Trustees who hosted the fireworks and a special shout out to Craig Coleman and Jill Young who kept watch over our facilities.

In this picture you can see our Sunday School building lit up by the fireworks..
Tucker First UMC News
July 8, 2021
Worship at Tucker First
"Perfect Harmony"

July 11, 2021

11:00 am worship

Rev. Anne Cumings, Preaching
The Health and Welfare Committee is excited to recommend the return of congregational singing in both our worship services beginning Sunday, July 11.
All worship service videos and live-streamed services are located on the church website or the Tucker First UMC YouTube channel.
Every Sunday
@ 7:00 pm

Are you looking for a new in-person worship experience at Tucker First? Please join us for Sunday Night With The Table@TuckerFirstUMC. The service will combine modern music with sacred rituals and focus on real relationships.
The worship service will be on Sunday nights at 7:00 pm in the Chapel.
This Sunday, July 11

We are all in need of healing at some point in our lives – physical, emotional, mental, or spiritual.

Join us for a service of music, communion, and healing prayer every second Sunday at 7:00 in the Chapel. Questions? Contact Anne Cumings at
Tucker First News and Notes
Four More Office
Volunteers Needed

Thank you to everyone who has stepped up and volunteered to help in the church front office.We are in need of four more people to be front office volunteers. All shifts will be Monday - Thursday from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm. Most volunteers serve one day every other week. We also have a substitute volunteer list called when the regular volunteer is unavailable.

Duties include answering and directing calls and answering the office door for members, visitors, and maintenance workers. Monday’s volunteers help with attendance entry on the computer (not a requirement to volunteer) and Thursday volunteers help stuff the bulletins for Sunday worship. If you are interested, please contact Stephanie Shanholtzer at and she will put you on the volunteer list and arrange training.
Teacher Needed

The Tucker First Weekday Preschool has openings for two teachers beginning with the fall term. If you, or someone you know, has a heart for children and would like to be part of a preschool ministry, please contact Director Marti Coleman at
This position is perfect for a parent of school-aged children who needs a part-time job and still be available after school or for a retired educator who still wants to pour into children, but not full-time.
Meal Train for Garnett Halstead
Garnett has fallen and broken her hip. As she recovers from surgery, a meal train has been set up for her. You can volunteer to take a meal or donate a gift card by clicking on the Meal Train graphic.
Red Chapel Hymnals Available
Tucker First has a surplus of red cover hymnals (originally used in the Chapel). They are being offered to the congregation for a $2 donation. Both worship services are using the blue cover hymnals.The Chapel hymnals will be available in the Gathering Room before and after services. All proceeds go to support The Table worship ministry.
Are You Wondering Where to Serve?
Have you been wondering how you can serve your church? Being an usher or a greeter is a wonderful way to begin serving. As a greeter or usher, you will welcome our members and guests as they come through the doors. The other tasks are very straightforward, and you never miss any of the worship service!

If you are interested in being an usher, contact Rob Bloomquist at

If you are interested in being a greeter, click on the button below depending on your preferred service. You may also volunteer by emailing Dara Duggan at
Mission Opportunities
UMW Collecting School Supplies
Our United Methodist Women will be 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
Save The Date - Great Day of Service
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,
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. You or your group can choose to order the supplies online or purchase them locally.
New this year, we have the “Flood Bucket Item of the Week.” These items will be added to the supplies already donated by our Vacation Bible School children to make complete buckets.
Flood Bucket Item of the Week - WORK GLOVES
Cotton gloves with a leather palm or all leather
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 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