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We Invite You to Worship With Us

Ellijay First United Methodist Church

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

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.

February 14th       Ash Wednesday   Prayer Vigil at the Church  Begins at 6:00 a.m.  Worship service at 6:30 p.m.  

March 16, 17, 18   Mission Celebration Weekend highlighting activities our church supports. Friday – Mission Dinner with displays in the Fellowship Hall for review. Tony Saavedra of Country Corner Kitchen will be helping us cook red beqans and rice, salad, and pulled pork.  We will also have shcpatti bread, a staple in Kenya, and fruit for desert. Saturday – Packing hygiene kits for UMCOR  Sunday – Mission speaker at both services.

May  19th                   Rise Against Hunger Packing Day


TWO round-trip tickets onboard Southwest Airlines. NO Black-out dates (you choose when to travel). Once booked, you cannot be bumped. Transferable!  Good until March 15, 2019. $2,500 Value.

Only $20.00 or your chance to win and support the preschool at the same time.  Drawing is March 21, 2018.  Tickets are available now from Marianne, Preschool Board Member or in the Church Office.


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The choir is in full swing and is starting to look at a new cantata for Easter!  If you enjoy singing and have thought about joining the choir, come practice with us on Wednesday nights at 6:30 p.m. in the Choir Room.

If you would like to help us start a choir for the 8:45 Sunday Worship Service please join us at 8:15 a.m. on Sunday Mornings in the Choir Room.


See Marianne if you are willing to teach Children’s Church.  All supplies and lessons provided!  Also needed are Nursery Volunteers for the 11:00 service.


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Pastor Thom is leading a new study Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. in the sanctuary.  This is a 5-week study on “Five Practices of Fruitful Congregations”.

Bible Study Opportunity:  “Abiding in Christ” by Maxie Dunnam

This Bible Study will continue on Wednesdays and will meet at 4:00.

Saturdays 8:00 – 9:30 a.m. 

A Bible Study for men  will take place on Saturdays at 8:00 a.m. in the Cornerstone Classroom.  This study will feature Henry Blackaby’s “Experiencing God” workbook.  All men are invited and encouraged to participate.  The cost of the workbook is $16.00. To order a book call the church office at 706-635-2555.  If you have any questions, please email Allan Tarr at



                   Stained Glass Project

Willet Hauser has reported that they are currently working on patterning and packing.  they are anticipating studio completion toward the end of May.  At that time they will set an installation date.


 Wednesday Night Dinner 

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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In 1 Thessalonians 5 Paul writes, ” Therefore encourage one another and build each other up… Encourage the timid, help the weak, be patient with everyone.” God has called us all to build up and encourage one another. For those who are experiencing a really difficult time, our Stephen Ministers can provide the special encouragement, care, and support they need until they are past the crisis.

For more information on becoming a Stephen Minister please contact Gwen Scarth,  at or at 706-258-8757 or John VanNamen at vannamenjohn@ 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.

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