The mission of the United Methodist Church is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. Check out some of the ways we do this through local, regional, and international missions below.
NETWorks Cooperative Ministry changes processes in response to COVID-19; Volunteers needed. As of March 18, Networks has moved to an all outdoor distribution method with pre-packed bags of grocery items. Hours remain the same, Wednesday/Friday/Saturday from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm. Many of their regular volunteers are self -isolating and volunteers from low risk groups are needed to help pack and distribute bags of groceries. No experience necessary; training will be provided.
To Pack Bags of Groceries (indoors) (T/W/T/F): https://signup.com/go/qrFucSp
To Help Distribute Bagged Groceries (outdoors) (W/F/Sat): https://signup.com/go/XyHGTNy
You must sign-up in advance to volunteer; walk-in volunteers will be unable to serve as Networks is closely managing volunteer numbers to maintain social distancing.
Emergency Blood Drives.Through March 19, more than 5,000 Red Cross blood drives have been canceled across the country due to Coronavirus concerns, resulting in some 170,000 fewer blood donations. Local numbers: In Georgia, 254 cancellations and counting, resulting in 9,264 units not collected.
Tucker First has agreed to be an emergency Red Cross Blood Drive location. The next date is Wednesday, April 1 from 2:30 pm - 7:30 pm. The Red Cross has implemented process changes to ensure required social distancing, which mean fewer person per drive and therefore the need to host more blood drives. Appointment Only, No Walk-Ins.
To schedule an appointment to donate, please call 1-800-RED CROSS or visit redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code: tuck1umc.
Tucker First Helps Trinity House and Trinity Kitchens During This Crisis. In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, all TEAM dinners at Trinity House have been cancelled in addition to their weekly Friday Fish Fry fundraiser. This has caused a real financial strain for Trinity House, which provides a safe place for homeless men in recovery to transition to their communities.
This week, Tucker First donated surplus frozen food stored for the cold weather shelter recipients. There was enough food to feed all residents and staff for several days. Trinity House was so appreciative of our donation and love that was extended to the residents and staff.
The Trinity Table Community Kitchen, run by Action Ministries, has also been negatively impacted by the cancellation of multiple church and civic groups’ commitment to prepare and serve hot meals to the undeserved community. Through an email vote, the mission committee authorized a donation of $500 for the program to distribute approximately 400 to-go meal bags.
“And do not forget to do good and share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased” Hebrews 13:16
Coming Soon: Information on Great Day of Service 2020!
We invite you to come out for one great day to help our community, and meet the needs of our friends and neighbors. Age, activity level, and experience do not matter; we have a project for you! Free child care will be provided for children eight years old and younger. Questions? Contact Trish Sudlow at email@example.com or 404 734 4465.
Tucker first missionaries
Please keep the names of our missionaries in your prayer list.
Florence Kaying is a missionary with the United Methodist Church Board of Global Ministries (UMC GBOGM). She is a native of the Democratic Republic of Congo and is a missionary to Mozambique working with women and children.
Tucker First, through the UMC GBOGM, has now established a covenant relationship with her.
Tyler & Shalynn Crawford
Tyler and Shalynn Crawford are no strangers to Tucker First. Tyler grew up in this church and many Sunday School classes and groups have been supporting the missionary family for many years.
They are missionaries through Christian Missionary Fellowship and are members of the Globalscope campus ministry team in Tübingen, Germany.