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...

What’s Going on with the Newsletter
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What’s Going on with the Newsletter

If you’re wondering what’s going on with the mailout newsletter, you are not alone. We have people who aren’t getting it at all, people getting it late, and people getting two different weeks issues the same day. Pat actually got one from the middle of February last week.  The only thing that seems to make sense...

Sitting at the Children’s Table
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Sitting at the Children’s Table

 If you missed this past Sunday, you missed a treat, as our youth led us in worship in the morning, and we had our first worship night, if not ever, in a long time. Thanks to all of those who made Sunday so successful.    You had lots of opportunities for takeaways from Sunday, but to me the...

Youth Sunday
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Youth Sunday

This Sunday is a very special day for the church! We are combining the 11:00am Contemporary and Traditional Services as the Youth will be leading us in worship.  I began in Ministry as a summer camp counselor looking to have a fun summer and make some money. Little did I know, God used each student...

Praise God from whom all blessings flow!
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Praise God from whom all blessings flow!

It seemed like forever since we’d sung the doxology. I know we sang it at the conclusion of our first services where we were back “in person,” because we weren’t passing the plates. Then we stopped that, and have sang it as we went through the short time of passing the plate before the latest surges. But there...

and the answer is…
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and the answer is…

This Wednesday, we celebrated Ash Wednesday, and started the season of Lent. I have been asked a couple of questions about Lent over the last weeks, and thought I’d share those with you:  1. Where did Lent come from?  Many early churches had periods of fasting before Easter. At the end of the 6th Century, Pope Gregory I set a...

Here We Go!
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Here We Go!

This next week, we start an exciting transition.  On Sunday, we’ll conclude our sermon series on “The Lies They Tell Us,” as we look at the Lie that Christians Just Need to Be Quiet. I think it’s an appropriate ending to this extended series, and am looking forward to it. Then, on Wednesday, during our Children’s Activities time, I...