Category Archives: Upcoming Events

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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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.

*****ATTENTION     The 8:45 a.m. Service for Sunday, February 9th is canceled due to weather concerns.  We will have the 11:00 a.m.Service.  Please use your best judgment and stay safe.

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Grace in Him  Women’s Retreat

Saturday, March 21st   8:30 – 2:00

More information to follow.

Heartlite Hospice Grief Support Group

Thursdays at 11:30 in the BYKOTA ROOM

Call Paula Morris at 770-570-9958 for more information or to register.

A Time to Pray

“The prayer of a righteous person is very powerful in its effect.” James 5:16

“Pray in the Spirit with all kinds of prayers and requests.”  Ephesians 6:18

We, at EFUMC, believe in prayer. To God Be the Glory. Amen

MEN’S BIBLE STUDY –   Saturday Morning 8:00 –  9:30 a.m. in the Cornerstone Classroom. Coffee and snacks provided.   All men are invited to attend. They will be studying “From Shallow Belief to Mature Believer”.   If you would like to order a book ($12.00) please contact Allan or the church office. For more information please email Allan Tarr at allantarr@gmailcom

Study Series:   Study of Revelation led by Allan Tarr. Wednesdays. 6:00 to 7:30 in the Sanctuary.

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Hunger doesn’t need to exist – let’s end it together.

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 $10,200 in order to purchase the supplies.

Packing day will be:  Ellijay Civic Center on Saturday, March 7, 2020  8:00 – 12:00 p.m.

Donations are tax deductible.

Cash – put in an envelope and write Rise Against Hunger on the outside for the offering plate, or put in a collection jar in the Narthex or nest to the church office.

Checks – make check payable to Ellijay FUMC and write Rise Against Hunger on the memo line and put it in the offering plate or collection jar.

Credit Card – if you wish to use a credit card to make a donation go to

Apple Sale Fundraiser, Rescheduled for February 29th.

Fuji and Pink Lady Apples available for donations.  100% of the proceeds will go to fund the Meal Packing Event on March 7th

What’s Ahead for the UMC?

EFUMC is part of a connectional church-a local United Methodist Church in the Northwest District of the North Georgia United Methodist Church. The UMC, as we know it today, is proposed to split into more than one denomination this summer by vote at the Minneapolis General Conference in May. Then, if approved, it goes before all annual conferences. A local church could subsequently take their own voted and leave their annual conferences for one of the other Methodist denominations.

Our Bishop, Bishop Sue Haupert-Johnson, as well as many of the Bishops and leaders of the UMC, has endorsed this plan, known as the Protocol of Reconciliation and Grace Through Separation to help end the decades of discord and pain on gay marriages and clergy.

In an effort to give local congregations a chance to discuss and help understand the ramifications of this action and how it could impact our church, the Conference is holding six town meetings across our area in March and April. The closest ones to Ellijay are in Woodstock (March1), Cartersville (April 19), and Gainesville (April 26).

There will be a sign-up sheet in the church office for members of EFUMC who are interested in attending one of these meetings. They will be held at 3:00 p.m. Sunday afternoons. We can carpool or take the church bus to them and become better informed as we plan for our future.

Children First Preschool Drawing/Donation

TWO round-trip tickets onboard Southwest Airlines. NO black-out dates. Once booked, you cannot be bumped off, by anyone! Transferable! If you win, you can give them away to whomever you wish.  GOOD UNTIL APRIL 2021.  A $2,500 value.

Only $20.00 for your chance to win (and support the preschool at the same time).  Pack your bags! Drawing is April 15, 2020.  Buy your tickets from Marianne, any Preschool Board Member, or the Church Office.

Church Yard Sale

April 25th, 2020   8:00a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at  Lion’s Club Pavilion

We need volunteers for the set up and sale day: April 2oth-25th!!!  Please contact Tracy Van Namen at if you are able to help during any of that time.

Also, we need your gently used items to sell that day. Please hold on to them at your house… We will be doing pick up the week of the sale.

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.

We want to prepare the way for the future of our church and grow its ministries. With God’s help and faith in Him, we have set a goal of $250,000 by Easter. May God bless all our efforts and may all we do glorify Him.


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 or at 706-258-8757 or John VanNamen at vannamenjohn@ or at 219-670-3057.



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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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