Welcome Kaycie
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Welcome Kaycie

We are delighted to welcome Kaycie Self as our new Children’s Director. Kaycie is from Sugar Hill, Georgia, and is currently working towards an Elementary Education degree from Valdosta State University.    Kaycie brings a wealth of experience working in a larger membership church’s Youth and Children’s Ministry programs, but she says her heart is in the...

Charge Conference
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Charge Conference

On Wednesday, November 3rd, we’ll be having our Charge Conference, at 6:00 PM in the Chapel. Our District Superintendent, the Reverend Dr. Paula Lewis will be presiding. Charge Conference is our annual business meeting as a church, and the voting members are the members of the Church Council, but all are welcome to attend.  We will be...

From Pastor Trevor
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From Pastor Trevor

Hey ya’ll,   Well lots of change has happened since we arrived here in Tifton, Ga. We said goodbye to our friends, family, and church home in Macon, Ga and said hello to some amazing friends and what already feels like family here in Tifton. In the process of moving, we had a lot going on....

Laity Sunday
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Laity Sunday

This week we are excited to share at Tifton First that Kathryn Kozma will be preaching in the contemporary worship service this Sunday, October 17th in honor of Laity Sunday. Kathryn is married to Christian Kozma and has helped lead in the contemporary worship service by playing the piano and singing. She is also active...

What’s the Password?
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What’s the Password?

When I had to step in and start trying to handle mom’s business, I ran into a lot of hurdles. Everything, and I mean everything had a password – her answering machine, her bank accounts, her alarm system, her pension… The problem was, most of those had been setup after the early onset of her dementia, and...

Gideon’s Sunday
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Gideon’s Sunday

This Sunday we’ll be celebrating the ministry of the Gideons, by having some of our own share the Good News with us. I hope you will make it a point to be there to support them. We’ll be out of town, but will come back on Monday.    Next Saturday, October 16th, I will be hosting the What...

What’s Around the Bend?
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What’s Around the Bend?

When I went to go on my canoe trip across the state (I basically paddled from Helen to Rome, when I was in the 8th Grade), they showed us an American Red Cross film entitled, “What’s Around the Bend?” In it, it reenacted a drowning of a canoer on the river. And the theme was, you never...

Do You Have Hope?
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Do You Have Hope?

I’m writing this on Saturday afternoon, before I officiate Bonitta Bowman’s funeral service. I’ve already gotten an urgent call to prayer from Tom Coogle’s uncle’s pastor, for Tom’s uncle, who was in one of my former churches. Last night I saw an email from the conference, that one of my pastor friends had lost his daughter-in-law, and...

UPDATES ON PROGRAMMING
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UPDATES ON PROGRAMMING

I wanted to give you an update on where we are with the programming at Tifton First, as we continue to navigate through the crazy waters of COVID. This coming Sunday, our Children’s and Youth Sunday School classes will resume their in-person classes. The Christian Covenant class will resume meeting in-person as well. They join the adult classes...

Staying in Community with One Another
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Staying in Community with One Another

“From Social Media to Social Ministry” by Nona Jones is a very informational book I am currently reading that details how the church can effectively reach people. With today’s rapidly evolving technology, how does the church stay relevant and up to date with these changes?  Looking back at summer and all that the Youth were doing, I know I was...