First United Methodist Church
Thursday, November 23, 2017
Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors




What do you remember about this time of year? I remember being thankful for the many blessings of God. The memories that I mainly have are of being young and being surrounded by my family. I wish I had not taken it for granted.

I am grown up now and, as I look around, I see just how blessed I was and am. There are those who aren’t surrounded by family at all, and others who aren’t surrounded by one that is loving and supportive. The season of Thanksgiving has meant more to me since I became a part of the family of God. I have looked more outside of my own needs and toward the needs of others.

I would ask for us as truly blessed and thankful people of God to look around and see what we can do this season to help those who are in need. The need for some is food, but for others it is knowing they are loved and that someone is listening.

I pray that we do not take our blessings from God for granted but help to be a blessing as we represent our God to others. HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!


  - Rev. Dric Williford




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