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Ellijay First United Methodist Church

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


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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.

 Heartlite Caregiver’s Support Group

A new Caregiver’s Support Group will begin Jan 9th, 2019.  The group will meet in the BYKOTA classroom from 2:00-3:30 p.m. each Wednesday, January 9 – February 13.  Please share this information with those you believe might benefit from the information and support of this group.

Please call Wanda Brady at 706-635-7001 or the church office at 706-635-2555 to sign up for this group.

Topics featured during this series:

Jan. 23 – Challenges of Giving Care

Jan. 30 – How to Handle Unsafe Driving Issues

Feb. 6 – Issues Related to Caring for Loved Ones with Dementia

Feb. 13 – Care Planning Paves the Way to Successful Caregiving

Heartlite Hospice Grief Support Group

Begins Tuesday, January 22 at 11:30 in the Ben Barrett Room.

Call Paula at 770-570-9958 for more information or to reserve a spot.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY:  “Who Am I?”  Know Your Ancestry     7 week study led by Pastor Thom.  Begins: January 9th, 6:30 p.m

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

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Coming Feb. 3

On Sunday, Feb 3, millions of people will watch the Super Bowl! There will be many though who go without even a bowl of soup to eat.  IMPACT will host a Souper Bowl of Caring on Sunday, Feb. 3rd and Feb 10th.  We’re asking two things: 1] Bring 1 can of soup to donate to those in need, and 2] give a monetary donation to the youth group for our trip to Camp Glisson in  March.  We want to have worship at Glisson and serve — and the two to together.  Thank you!

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RISE AGAINST HUNGER is a hunger relief organization that distributes food and aid to the world’s most vulnerable, mobilizing the necessary resources to end hunger.  Our goal is to be able to pack 30,000 meals. We need to raise $10,000 in order to purchase the supplies.

DONATIONS  (tax deductible)

  1. Cash: put in an envelope and write Rise Against Hunger of the outside for the offering plate, or put the cash in the collection jars in the Narthex or next to the church office.
  2. Checks:  make out to the church and put Rise Against Hunger on the memo line and put in offering plate or collection jars.
  3. Credit Card:  if you wish to use a credit card to make a donation, go to

Packing day will be Saturday, March 3, 2019, 8:00 – 12:00 p.m.  Please let us know how many will attend from your family.

   Children First Preschool Drawing/Donation

Two Round-trip tickets onboard Southwest Airlines.

NO black-out dates (you choose when to travel).  Once booked, you cannot be bumped off, by anyone!  Transferable! If you win, you can give them away to whomever you wish.

GOOD UNTIL MARCH 10, 2020  – $ 2500 VALUE.

Only $20.00 for your chance to win (and support the preschool at the same time).  Buy your tickets from Marianne, Preschool Board Members or the Church Office.




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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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 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 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.


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