We Invite You to Worship With Us


75 McCutchen Street,  P.O. Box 472, Ellijay, Georgia 30540          Phone: 706-635-2555

Methodist Cross And Flame Clipart #1SUNDAY SCHEDULE
8:45AM Traditional Worship
9:45 Sunday Bible Study Classes
9:45 Coffee and Donuts available in the Fellowship Hall
11:00AM Traditional Worship
5:00 – 7:00 Youth Impact
Nursery available during all Sunday services, Sunday School, and other special services.


                     CHRISTMAS POINSETTIAS

It is time to place your order to help adorn the sanctuary for Christmas in honor or in memory of those special people you wish to recognize. Their names will be listed in the Christmas Bulletin. The cost is $15 for each recognition.  The deadline to order is December 16th.  Please call the church office for more information.


Sunday, December 15th, 11:00 a.m.

One Starry Night in Bethlehem

Here at Ellijay First UMC
Wednesday, December 18th
1st Showing @ 6:00 p.m.    2nd Showing @  7:00 p.m.

This year, IMPACT and Children’s Ministries will create an interactive event for those who want to experience the Christmas Story!  Following a live nativity, participants will visit the census taker and the inn before traveling through the shepherds’ fields to see the star that announced Jesus’ birth!

Christmas Covered Dish Brunch

Sunday, December 22nd, 9:45 a.m. 

 Christmas Eve Candlelight Service     

Tuesday, December 24th    5:30 p.m.

              Preschool Fundraiser Honey Baked Gift   Cards

Preschool is participating in the Honey Baked Ham Gift Card Fundraiser! For every card bought on line or in the church office the preschool gets 20% of the cost of the card.  See Ann or Marianne in the office to purchase one by cash or check or go to the link below to order and pay for a card that will be shipped to you.  This is ghreat for gift giving or you can purchase a card before you order your holiday ham or turkey to help out the preschool.


MEN’S BIBLE STUDY –   Saturday Morning 8:00 –  9:30 a.m. in the Cornerstone Classroom. Coffee and snacks provided.  We will be studying John Ortberg’s, If You Want to Walk on Water You’ve God to Get Out of the Boat.  All men are invited to attend.  If you would like a workbook ($10.00), please call the church office at 706-636-2555 or email Allan Tarr at allantarr@gmailcom


Cameron Hall is in need of Volunteers to help call Bingo!  Please call Cameron Hall at 706-525-4100 and ask for Macey if you would like to volunteer.

Family Life Center Building Update

The Building Committee continues to work with the design build firm ESI, the architect, and on the relocation of the building from the east side of the campus to the west side. A detailed floor plan and exterior drawings are in the works and hopefully will be available and shared with the congregation within the next two months.  Efforts now turn to developing a finance plan and fundraising plan to make this project a reality for Ellijay First.

Looking for ways to volunteer.  Check out our volunteer page for opportunities.


Come and join us each Wednesday at 5:30 for dinner. 

Adults $6       Families $18     Children under 12 FREE

 To sign up, Click Here

Please contact the church office at 706-635-2555 to schedule a date for your group to sponsor a meal.   


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Stephen ministry is a nondenominational confidential ministry of trained Christian care givers. Their role is to LISTEN and CARE- not counsel of advise. Stephen Ministers are assigned only to  people who agree to receive the care of a Stephen Minister.  They minister to people in specific situations such as divorce, terminal illness, grief, aging, loneliness, single parenting, etc. Stephen Ministers minister to only one care receiver at a time and usually meets with that person for one hour per week.  They are trained to recognize when a care receiver’s needs go beyond the care of a Stephen Minister and can refer the Care Receiver for additional care. People interested in these services need not be a member of a church.

For more information on becoming a Stephen Minister or requesting services from a Stephen Minister please contact Gwen Scarth,  at gwenyth.allen@gmail.com or at 706-258-8757 or John VanNamen at vannamenjohn@ gmail.com or at 219-670-3057.



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Now that the church mortgage has been paid off, a new designated fund has been set up called “Building Fund” for the future expansion of our facilities.  There is also a fund for paying on the “Parsonage Debt”.  Just indicate “Building Fund” or “Parsonage Debt” on the memo line of your check if you would like to contribute to either of these funds.  Online givers can specify the same designations.



Get in Shape with Zumba and Yoga Classes

Zumba classes are offered on Monday and Thursday at 4:30PM.  Come by and work up a sweat while enjoying time with others and rocking to the beat.

Yoga Classes are held on Saturday at 9:30 AM. All classes are in the Fellowship Hall.


Check out our website often for updated information about events happening at Ellijay First United Methodist Church.

If your work area would like to post  or update information on our website please email information to shores.s@hotmail.com or turn in information to the church office.