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.

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.

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!


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

The sympathy of the congregation is extended to Judy Brunner at the passing of Bernie; to John & Tracy VanNamen at passing of John’s mother, Rita; and to Kenny &Denise Pugh at the passing of Kenny’s mother.

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

    Sunday, September 27  6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

On Sunday, September 27 from 6-8 p.m., Family Ministries will host a Park & Play Drive-In Bingo  & Talent Show  for our church family and friends! Please call Sam or Marianne to register for the Talent Show portion of the evening’s events–we have a max of twelve slots for performers! PLUS : We’ll have cotton candy, prizes, and a dunk tank. Yes, you read that right: a dunk tank…


The Gilmer County Health Department will be here at our church on Tuesday, October 13th from 2:00 – 3:00 to give flu shots.

  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.

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Appalachian Children’s Center, Inc. Supply Drive

Girl Scout Troop is asking for your help to donate items to the Appalachian Children’s Center. the ACC is a children’s advocacy center serving the Appalachian Judicial Circuit that includes Fannin, Gilmer and Pickens County.

Drop off location is Ellijay First United Methodist Church until September 30th, 2020 or call Ashley@ (706)889-5963.

Wish List:  Curtains, bean bag chairs, beads, white noise machines, oil diffusers and essential oil, small crayon box, Gas gift cards for clients ($10) paper products small playdough, journals, notebooks, band-aids, color pens/pencils/ small canvases, non-perishable food for clients, poster boards, paint brushes kid scissors, washable paints

Christian Learning Center Food Pantry Needs

The Christian Learning Center is requesting food that can be minimally heated. We would like our church to help fill their pantry with these items which can be sent home with the children who need extra food due to the family being unemployed by the pandemic. A donation box is located outside the church office.

Breakfast foods: cereal bowls, oatmeal pouches, grits pouches, breakfast bars, pop tarts.          Lunch and Supper: Ramen Noodles, Mac N Cheese Bowls, Soup cups, Pasta Cups, Rice Pouches or cups.     Canned Soups: stews, chowders, steak and potato, chili     Canned Meats:  Chicken, Vienna Sausages, Beanee Weenees, Tuna        Snacks:  Popcorn, Granola Bars, fruit cups, applesauce cups, pudding cups, individual packs of crackers, individual packs of cookies.

Grief Support Group

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

On June 30th the final mortgage payment was made on our church parsonage. This puts the church in an excellent financial position. We are totally debt free! We can now concentrate on funding our church expansion. While the parsonage is paid for, we still have our normal expenses to contend with. Please maintain your normal tithes and offerings to meet these needs.

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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