Gathering with Bishop Graves
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Gathering with Bishop Graves

You are invited to a Gathering with Bishop Graves A meeting of the South GA UMC SW & South Central Districts Tifton FUMC Sanctuary Sunday, September 18, 2022 – 4 to 6 pm Sharing Jesus and joining God in transforming lives Information sharing around denominational matters “Restart” our focus on mission Volunteers needed (ushers, greeters,...

The Questions
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The Questions

Every United Methodist pastor being ordained is asked 19 historical questions. The first four are these: 1) Have faith in Christ? 2) Are you going on to perfection? 3) Do you expect to be made perfect in love in this life? 4) Are you earnestly striving after perfection in love?   I really believe those are questions befitting...

A Time to Reflect
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A Time to Reflect

With things cranking back up, we also want to take some time to reflect on what God has done over the month of July. The Youth group went to Savannah, Ga July 13th-17th with leaders from all aspects of the church for River of Life. We had the privilege to meet with our work site...

Winding Down???
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Winding Down???

When I was doing youth ministry, it always amazed me. Some people thought I got 3-4 weeks of vacation – with Summer Camp, Choir Tour, a Wilderness Trip, and sometimes a Mission Trip. With some people who realized how crazy my summers were, they’d comment on how they knew I was glad things were “winding down,” as the...

Vacation Bible School
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Vacation Bible School

The time is almost here for the biggest children’s ministry event of the year. Vacation Bible School is only a few weeks away. It will be held June 13-16 from 9:00-noon for all kids, ages pre-k thru 5th grade. Children that are pre-registered will receive a free t-shirt to wear on the last day for...

Tifton First Preschool Graduation
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Tifton First Preschool Graduation

On Tuesday, May 10th at 11:00 a.m. First Methodist Preschool will hold its Graduation Program. Thirteen children in Preschool 4 classes will perform songs they have learned this year.   First Methodist Preschool is very proud of our 2022 graduates. They are: Elliott Bradford, Piper James Bradford, Oliver Chammoun, Reagan Edge, Alyssa Johnson, Gray McLemore, Jack Metropol, Gabriel...

Confirmation Sunday
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Confirmation Sunday

A lot of people don’t understand what Confirmation is. They think it is a class that you go through, and after that, you automatically become a member of the Church. Well, that may be the case in some places, but attending a class doesn’t mean that a person will make a decision. Confirmation in the Wesleyan tradition is...

Easter Services
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Easter Services

Can you believe it’s time for Easter? Sunday we’ll have our first fairly normal Easter services, since Covid started. The first Easter service was the strangest thing I’ve ever been a part of, with us taping the service beforehand, with no one in attendance. Then last year we didn’t have Sunday School, and had extra services in Traditional and...

Holy Week Opportunities
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Holy Week Opportunities

It’s hard to believe that we are already this close to Easter. We have a lot of special events coming up this coming week, in addition to the normal ones.   On Saturday, the 9th, Club 55’s Methodist Market will be held in the Activities Center, from 7:30am to 12:00pm.   At 4:00pm, that same day, the...