Men’s Night Out!

On Thursday evening, October 15, at 7:00 PM, Smyrna First UMC will be hosting a Harvil’s Heavenly Homerun Barbecue dinner for the men of our church. We will have as our guest speaker Dr. Jack Llewellyn, well known as the father of sports psychology as well as a business and spiritual motivator.

With over 45 years of experience in the sporting, corporate, and spiritual guidance realms – and more than six published books – Dr. Jack, as his friends call him, has worked with baseball greats such as John Smoltz, Tom Glavine, Chipper Jones, and Andrew Jones during the legendary seasons of the 90’s. Bobby Cox, former manager of the Atlanta Braves, said this of Dr. Llewellyn;

 “I have been privileged to have known and worked with Jack for the past ten years.  His help has been directly related to the Braves success.”
 Dr. Jack has also been a source of help to Tony Stewart of NASCAR fame and many of our Olympic athletes in developing a winning attitude. He will be speaking to us that evening on the topic, Clarity, Thought into Positive Action, and Tools for a More Fulfilled Spiritual Life.
I encourage all men of our church and community to come and be blessed through the spiritual insights that Dr. Jack will bring to us as we share in this special time together. Tickets for the evening are $10.00 per person and can be purchased beginning this Sunday in the Welcome Center before and after each one of our worship services. This will serve as a great outreach into our community, so think of someone to invite and bring them with you that evening!
Because He first loved us,

For Those Interested in Music

Orchestra is looking for instrumental players – woodwind, brass, strings, and percussion. Rehearsal on Wednesdays at 7:40 PM in the Sanctuary. Contact: Kim ( or ext. 216).

Gospel Choir supports the 8:45 service each Sunday and presents a Gospel selection each month during the offertory. Rehearsal on Sunday morning from 8:00 to 8:30 AM.

Chamber Choir rehearsals on Sun., 4:00-5:30 PM, in the Chapel. Rehearsal selections will be for December Madrigal Dinner presentation.

Christmas Choir begins rehearsals tonight, 7:30-8:15 PM, in Choir Room – Three Gifts Cantata to be presented on December 12 & 13. No experience necessary. Child care available.

For Gospel, Chamber and Christmas Choirs, contact Kimberly ( or ext. 214).

Calling All Moms of Preschoolers!

The Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) Night Group is embarking on a new year, and they invite all moms with infants through Kindergartners to be a part of this great group. Meetings are monthly on Wednesday evening from 6:30 to 8:30 PM (normally the 2nd or 3rd Wednesday). Child care is provided. For info, contact coordinator Jennifer Coggins ( Note: For those interested in the MOPS morning group, that group is currently on a wait list. To be placed on the wait list, send an email to

Trunk or Treat is Coming Wednesday, October 28!

Please join us for a FREE Trunk or Treat Event on Wed., Oct. 28 from 6:30-8pm in the West/Sanctuary Parking lot.  Get a two-fer out of your Halloween costume-wear your costumes and bring your collection bags as you trick or treat from trunk to trunk!  All are invited!

Dinner is served in the Fellowship Hall from 5:30-6:45pm for $5 (kids under 3 are free). Join us for Hot Dogs, Chili, Mac & Cheese, Cole Slaw, Soup & Salad Bar & Dessert. No reservations are required!

Please grab a few extra bags of candy and donate them to our annual Trunk or Treat activity sponsored by Children’s Ministry! Place your donations in the collection boxes in the Welcome Center or on the table outside Marla’s office.

Want to host a trunk at Trunk or Treat? Children’s Ministry will help park you in a designated space in the King Street lot by 6 PM. Trunk or Treat will begin around 6:30 PM after Wed. Night Dinner. Children’s Ministry will also have a cart of candy to supplement your trunk… so you don’t have to supply all the candy! Contact Marla Arnold at or ext. 229.

Hands on Christmas – Supplies Needed!

Hands On Christmas is coming November 14, 2015 and we could use your donation of supplies. Donations can be left on the table outside Marla Arnold’s office. Thank you!

  • Glass Ball Ornaments – Frosted, Light Blue, Clear, & Pink (We’re going to need A LOT of these this year – at least 450!)
  • Large Craft Sticks * Pipe Cleaners – Orange, Brown, and Beige
  • Food Service Gloves – the loose kind, not tight-fitting
  • Beads – Red, Yellow, Orange, and White
  • Googly Eyes – Various Sizes
  • Epsom Salt
  • Popcorn
  • Rainbow Goldfish
  • Plain Oatmeal
  • Glitter – Red, Gold, & Orange
  • Acrylic Paint – Brown, Red, Yellow, Green, White, & Blue
  • Muslin Fabric – Cream, White, & Orange
  • Micro Puff Balls – Red
  • Buttons – Various Sizes
  • Crayons – New/Unused and Old
  • Wooden Yardsticks and Wooden Rulers without metal edges