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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

SUNDAY 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.


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.  Contact the church office for further information.


                

Joy Circle invites you to:  A Covered Dish Brunch and Shower for the North Georgia Mountain Crisis Shelter, Thursday, December 6th at 11:00 a.m.

Donations will be accepted at the shower or placed in the box in the fellowship hall.

Suggested Items: paper towels, toilet paper, women’s hygiene products, robes and pajama bottoms, socks, gloves, scarves, assorted hair accessories, fleece throws, baby bottles, diapers etc., shampoo, soaps, etc. laundry detergent.  An extensive list may be found in the Church Office.


Save the Date!  December 5th

Santa Photos from 5:15 – 6:15  NO CHARGE FOR THE PHOTOS.

Please bring new or gently used winter clothing to be shared with Gilmer County Needy children and adults.


 


CHILDREN FIRST PRESCHOOL FUNDRAISER                                    HONEY BAKED GIFT CARDS

Preschool is participating in the Honey Baked Ham Gift Card Fundraiser!  For every gift 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 a great gift or you can purchase a card before you order your holiday ham or turkey to help out the preschool.       https:/honeybakedfundraising.com/fundraisersChildrenFirst



Wednesday Night Study – Allan Tarr is teaching a 6  week Bible study following Wednesday night supper on November 7th.  This study will meet on Wednesdays from 6:30 – 7:30 in the sanctuary. The study will cover the Bible and God’s story for humanity from 6 unique perspectives.  Allan will be using as a resource Josh McNall’s  book, Long Story Short.    There is no need to purchase the book, or to register for the study.

MEN’S BIBLE STUDY – “Abiding in Christ” by Maxie Dunnam.   Beginning Saturday, October 6th, 8:00 – 9:30 a.m. in the Cornerstone Classroom. Coffee and snacks provided. Cost of book is $10.00. 


Practice is now beginning! If you are interested in singing come to the Choir Room at 7:15 p.m. on Wednesday Nights.  Questions?  Feel free to email Austin at austinmtalbot@gmail.com.



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


TEACHER’S NEEDED

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.


                   

 Wednesday Night Dinner

*****  There will be no Wednesday Dinner on November 21st.  Dinners will resume on November 28th.

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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2020 Passion Play      and/or      Fall 2019 Holy Land Trip

How would you like to visit Oberammergau, Germany, in 2020 for the world famous “Passion Play” put on by the people of that town once per decade since 1635? Allan and Rachel Tarr are organizing a trip to the Passion Play which also includes visits to Bavarian towns in Germany and to Austria and Switzerland.

Allan and Rachel are organizing an opportunity for making a pilgrimage to the Holy Land in the Fall of 2019 to walk where Jesus walked.  Please contact the Tarrs if interested in either trip.


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STEPHEN MINISTRY

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.

 


ELLIJAY FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH IS ON “YouTube”

To access:  key     https/www.youtube.com    In the search bar type: Ellijay First UMC

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FROM THE FINANCE COMMITTEE

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.

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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.

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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.