First United Methodist Church
Sunday, July 23, 2017
Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors



The life of freedom: to choose to be thankful for it or to choose to take it for granted? I hope we always choose to be thankful, because when we take it for granted we forget the price that was paid.

I try to choose every day to thank God for the great day HE has made. I thank God for the many opportunities to live free and share the greatness of our Lord with all those around me. I admit some days I do this better than others, and usually on those bad days I forget who gives me my free-dom: the freedom to arise each day and worship, sometimes in song, sometimes in words, and other times in silence. The thankfulness I feel for the one who gives me peace in hard times and solid ground in joyful times helps me to appreciate the freedom to serve.

Let us choose today to be thankful for the freedom to proclaim our Savior and be about doing it, because, actually, we proclaim to others that which we are thankful for having.

- Rev. Dric




Your Servant in Christ,



We will begin looking at long-range plans for FUMC Tallassee as our first project for the coming year. I am also looking at the shepherding committee—to get it back into action. I am getting really excited about what the education committee is going to do this coming year. I am also thankful for our music program, youth and children’s programs.

I believe it is going to be a great year. We have an amazing staff at FUMC Tallassee who do great minis-try and we also have some of the best volunteers from the congregation. Thanks for all that all of you do for the Church.

We still need volunteers to help this coming year. Some of you may still be wondering how you can help? Or what your gift may be? I have two websites I would like for you to look at that can help you answer those questions. They are:

Please come and talk to me about your results. I would love to help you use your gifts for the Kingdom. This is going to be a great year!


 - Pastor Dric