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July 30 Is Be A Blessing! Sunday

Prayer for Our Teachers and Schools

Teachers make a lasting difference for generations to come. Most likely, you’re able to look back with fondness for a particular teacher who encouraged you to dream big or helped you hone a specific skill. Perhaps your favorite teacher gently supported you as you struggled to grasp a certain concept and then cheered wildly for you when it finally ‘clicked.’
In many ways, teachers are a bright light, a friendly face, and a gentle guide. Day in and day out, they teach and mold the hearts and minds of our loved ones. The very least we can do is offer our support, respect, and prayers that they would remain strong in the Lord.
Please be in prayer for all teachers, administrators, students and schools for the coming school year, and more specifically for our those in our Smyrna area.  There will be a special time of prayer for them at all three services this Sunday, July 30, as we celebrate Be A Blessing! Sunday.
July 30 Is Be A Blessing! Sunday 2017-07-27T10:09:59+00:00

Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University

No matter where you are on your financial journey, this class will show you God’s ways to manage your money, get rid of debt, spend and save wisely. Information session on August 13 at 10:30 a.m. in Room A105. While supplies last, discounted FPU kits will be available for $80. If you have already taken FPU and need a refresher, please sign up (it is free).  Classes begin on Sunday, August 20 at 4:00 p.m. in Room A207.  Must pre-register for Childcare in advance.

For more information or to purchase FPU kit contact Bruce Griffith (770-436-4108 Ext 217, bgriffith@smyrnafumc.org) or Kim Watson (678-372-8109, kimawatson@bellsouth.net) or register at https://www.daveramsey.com/fpu/classes/1044552.

Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University 2017-07-18T10:24:04+00:00

Disciple Bible Study

Digging deeper into God’s word!

DISCIPLE Bible studies are designed to help us gain a fuller, richer understanding of scripture and its impact on our lives in the world today.  Through daily readings, discussions and prayer, DISCIPLE draws us into  God’s word and community with one another.

Please prayerfully consider enrolling in one of these 24-34 week classes.  Welcome and orientation begin the week of August 13.

  • Disciple I Fast Track – Sundays @ 4p.m.
  • Disciple I Fast Track – Wednesdays @ 6:30 p.m.
  • Disciple II Fast Track – Sundays @4 p.m.
  • Disciple III – Wednesdays @ 6:30 p.m.
  • Disciple IV – Tuesdays @ 7:00 p.m.

Cost: $45  Register online, cash or check payable to SFUMC (memo “Disciple”)

For more details contact: Rev. Bruce Griffith

bgriffith@smyrnafumc.org or 770.436.4108, ext. 217

Register Online



Disciple Bible Study 2017-07-27T09:05:09+00:00

Town Hall Meetings with our new Sr. Pastor

Do you have a question for Pastor Derek? Do you want to know about the church’s finances during the summer? Mark your calendar for this week’s Town Hall Meeting, and we’ll look forward to seeing you!

Here is the schedule for the remaining Town Hall Meetings:

  • Sunday, August 6th at 1 PM – Fellowship Hall
  • Sunday, August 20th at 1 PM – Fellowship Hall

Need childcare during a townhall? Please email Santrese Henson in advance to reserve childcare.


Town Hall Meetings with our new Sr. Pastor 2017-07-26T21:12:13+00:00

Welcome Rev. Derek Porter and Family

Rev. Derek PorterThis Sunday, June 25th we will welcome Reverend Derek Porter, his wife Jennifer and their sons, Travis, Tristan, Shane and Brendan to the family at Smyrna First UMC.

Derek most recently served 7 years at Villa Rica UMC and he has been serving the UMC since 2000. Following his graduation from Lagrange College he completed his Masters of Divinity at Emory’s Candler School of Theology in 2005. Pastor Derek is a 3rd generation Methodist pastor preceded by his father and grandfather who served as pastors in Georgia. While he grew up in several small towns across South Georgia the Columbus area is his “official” hometown and where his mother and brothers still reside. Derek brings SFUMC a wonderful legacy of serving God and the United Methodist Church. His Christian spirit is contagious and he is excited to accept the mission God led him to here at SFUMC.

To connect with the congregation during the summer months the Staff-Parish Relations Committee is going to sponsor a series of Town Hall meetings in coordination with the Facilities Planning Team and the Finance Committee. These meetings will begin on Wednesday, June 28 at 6:30 PM in the Fellowship Hall. Additional meetings are scheduled for:

  • Sunday, July 9th at 1PM – Room A-107
  • Sunday, July 23rd at 1PM – Fellowship Hall
  • Sunday, August 6th at 1PM – Fellowship Hall
  • Sunday, August 20th at 1PM – Fellowship Hall

These meetings will provide Reverend Derek an opportunity to meet and connect with the congregation and provide communication from the Facility Planning committee and the Finance Committee.

We prayerfully welcome Reverend Derek and his family as they join the family here at Smyrna First United Methodist and as they prepare to move into their new home.

There will be a reception in the Welcome Center after the 11AM service on June 25th to meet Reverend Derek and Jennifer.

In Christ,

Cliff Jordan
Staff-Parish Relations Chairman

Welcome Rev. Derek Porter and Family 2017-06-21T11:34:49+00:00

Outreach Wear

Show your support for SFUMC by purchasing our new SFUMC Outreach Wear!

What is SFUMC Outreach Wear?
We have 3 items available at this time:

  1. Fleece Jacket – $25
  2. Fleece Vest – $25
  3. Sweatshirt – $20

For now, adult sizes ONLY: S, M, L, XL, XXL* (We hope to offer additional sizes and options later.)

*$2 Additional cost for XXL

How do I get it?

Log on to: https://smyrnafumc.org/store

Select item and size

Payment required at time of order: Debit Card, Visa, Mastercard or AmEx

When do I get it?

Orders will be processed weekly. We will email you when your items are ready for pick-up. Two week turn-around time for all orders. For example: orders placed by midnight, Sunday, February 5, pickup will be Sunday, February 19

Pick up items in the Welcome Center between 8:30-10:30

Buy Fleece Jacket
Buy Fleece Vest
Buy Sweatshirt
Outreach Wear 2017-02-02T12:14:06+00:00