We Invite You to Worship With Us

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

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Normal Schedule Cancelled until further notice. See below for more information.

Welcome to Worship Covid Style

We are holding  worship service inside our sanctuary for those who feel comfortable returning to worship.  Service will be at 10:00a.m. for the time being. Services will be added as necessary.

Seating in pews is arranged for social distancing and masks are required. Masks will be available if you forget yours. Hand sanitizer will be available as you arrive. Ushers will escort you to your seat. Unfortunately visiting with others will be discouraged.  We are taking reasonable steps to assure your safety. Because seating is limited we are asking that you call the church office and let us know that you will be attending so we can reserve you a seat.  You can call Monday – Thursday from 9:00a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The Fellowship Hall is being used as an overflow room where the service can be viewed in real time.

If seating is full or you are not ready to worship inside, you will be able to continue to worship in the parking lot as the FM 89.9 will still be operating.

We will also be streaming live on  on FACEBOOK at faceook.com/ellijayfumc.

The Sunday message will continue to be loaded on to YouTube. You can view any of our services by going to youtube.com. In the search window type the date and Ellijay for example:    03 22 20 ellijay  This will bring up this past Sunday’s message. Be sure to put a space between the month, day, and year and Ellijay just like you see it typed here If you put any past Sunday’s date, that week’s service will come up.

Come and Join us at EFUMC!


Our Newest worship opportunity!!

In addition to the indoor Sunday Morning Worship and the Parking Lot Worship bring your own chair, pick a spot by the fire and listen to the live 10:00 worship service. One added bonus to this style or worship is the available coffee cart.  (Cups will be provided but don’t forget your chair!) See you by the fire!

If you have a prayer request you would like included please call the church office at 706-635-2555. 

Allison Baker, Gary Barber, James Bell, Bonnie Bramlett, Charlie & Pam Brown, Charlene Byrd,  Amanda Chapman,  Mary Thelma Cole Jo Cox, Ronnie Dunnigan, Sr., Kevin Duvall, Sharon Elkins, James Elliott,  Emma Ford, Rosie Haney, Gwen Hanisch, Matt Hearn, Reynolds Hedland, Robert & Ruth Hix, Jacque Holloway, Marie Holt, Susan Johnson Horton, Ed Howes, Bill Johnson,  Tyler Kepley, Ken Knowlton, Ryan Kohn, Karl Kraus,  Shannon Leeper, Ethelyne Lingle,  Renda Mashburn, Will Mattison, Lynn McKibbin, Gary & Hannah McSwain,  Bob Morrow ,Jim Murray, Wells Neubert, Andrea O’Connor, Roger and Mary Paquette, Marlene Parker, Christina Pattillo, Phil Perry, Llea Phrist, Chuch Pinson, Steven Ray, Sharon Rice, Ellen Ringer, Ruth and Galen Shinkle, Sheila Stiles, George Talbot,  Frank & Jennie Sue Taylor, Paula & Chuck Taylor, Deborah Tedder, Renee Tully, Carol Ward, Marti Warren, Charlie Wells, Doug Wix, Terry Woehr, Elliot Young.


Financial Reports can now be accessed on our website. Go to the Menu tab and click on Financial.  Go to Financial Reports  on the dropdown menu to  view reports.

Election Day Prayer Opportunity

Tuesday, November 3rd the sanctuary will be open for prayer from 7:30 a.m.- 5:30 p.m. Masks will be required and socially distanced seating ill be available. The front and sides doors into the narthex will be open. Please do not enter the preschool area before 12:00 noon.


       SUNDAY, OCTOBER 25, 4-5 PM

Dogs, cats, chickens, sheep, heifers, and more! –,as well as their owners and friends, are invited to a Blessing of the Animals worship service on the front lawn of the Ellijay First United Methodist Church on Sunday, October 25, from 4 p 5 PM! There will be music, Scripture, and blessing for each animal and owner. Please note that those bringing their animals are responsible for them, and all pets must remain on leashes. Larger animals in trailers will be blessed inside their carriers. Please plan to wear a mask & follow social-distancing measures. for more info please contact Sam. 

Wednesday, Oct. 28th @ 5:30 Join us for our annual FUMC Trunk or Treat

Pop open your decorated trunks and pass out candy or prizes to all the little goblins.  Socially distanced parking will be provided for you, or bring a chair and costume if you’d rather.  No GAMES THIS YEAR! We will have a one sided trunk traffic flow.

Please call Marianne to get info regarding Covid Style precautions and to reserve your space.  706-635-2555


November 1st the group will meet at the Acree Farm for a hiking adventure. Please call Warren at 706-273=1134 if you would like to attend or for more information.  If you have not received an email about this group and would be interested in joining or receiving more information call the church office at 706=635-2555 and provide you email address.

Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child

Shoe Boxes are available in the church office if you would like to pack one. Boxes should be returned to the office by November 16.

  Ellijay First United Methodist Church Columbarium and Memorial Garden

Interest has been expressed by various members of our congregation for the establishment of a Columbarium and Memorial Wall on our church property. Plans for our columbarium have been developed.  A columbarium is a free-standing structure consisting of small niches designed to hold urns containing cremated remains. Each niche may contain the cremation urn of a single individual or two urns to accommodate a husband and wife or a parent and child.

It has been recommended that is be located in the area on the east side of our sanctuary within a Memorial Garden. Dependent on funds there will also be a Remembrance Wall within the garden where the name of deceased members, who may be interred elsewhere can be inscribed as a permanent remembrance. Inurnment in the Columbarium and inclusion of Remembrance Wall will be limited to current of past members of Ellijay First United Methodist Church and immediate family members. Please know that the Columbarium and Memorial Garden will be funded by private designated donations made to the church in addition to the funds from the purchase of niches. These funds will not be part of the church budget.

If interested in more information about the Columbarium and Memorial Garden please come by the church to pick up an informational brochure or call Lex Rainey at (706) 635- 4522.

Christian Learning Center Food Pantry Needs

Thanks to everyone who contributed to The Christian Learning Center food drive. We delivered 6 boxes of food. they were very grateful and we told them we would do another drive at the beginning of the year. We also want to thank you for funds sent for Louisiana hurricane relief.    The Mission Committee

Grief Support Group

A Grief Support Group is meeting on Thursdays. Call Paula Morris at 770-570-9958.

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 available.

May God bless all our efforts and may all we do glorify Him.


Wednesday night dinners are suspended until further notice.

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

Adults $6       Families $18     Children under 12 FREE

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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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