Ted Talks

On this page, you will find the four most recent Ted Talk emails from our pastor, Rev. Ted Goshorn. These are weekly emails that keep us all informed on the life of our church. This page will serve as a resource in case you have misplaced the email or just want to learn more about what is happening at Eastman First UMC.

To sign-up to receive these emails, please contact the church office at eastmanfumc@gmail.com.

January 21, 2020

Good Monday to you! Please find the latest information from Eastman FUMC below

  • Upcoming Events
    • The After School Program visited the Aviation Campus of Middle Georgia on Thursday. Middle Georgia played a wonderful host to a very remarkable program. Did you know there are about 1000 students enrolled in this program and that it attracts top talent from across the country?  
    • Wednesday Night Supper: This Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. See you there!
    • Councils Retreat coming up on Sunday, February 2. If you are on the Operations Council or Ministries Council, please block off that afternoon. Lunch will be provided
  • Ways to Serve
    • After School Program: If you know of an employer who would fit this program or would like to offer a 20 minute lesson on a lifeskill, email me: tgoshorn83@gmail.com 
    • Serve as a Reading Buddy! There’s still a need and it’s not too late. Contact Wynell Bond to sign up and learn more here: https://eastmanfirst.com/calendar/reading-buddies/
    • Serve withMeals on Wheels! Contact Beverly Hardin to sign-up.
  • Ways to Give
    • Donate to the Children’s Morning Out program as we prepare to launch on January 7, 2020! The list of items needed is: wall mount for a Books (preschool-aged and below), construction paper, glue, washable paint, and small children’s paint brushes. Items may be dropped off at the church office. 
    • Your giving enables all the ministry you read here (and what you will read in weeks to come). Thank you for your giving and, as we end the year, consider making a one-time tax-deductible donation to our church. Together, we sustain our mission to bring “life and life abundant, through Christ, to Eastman and Dodge County.” Bring your check by the church office if you missed the offering plate this Sunday or donate here: https://www.paypal.com/donate/?token=o4ac7RDw65sRQkdMuo6st2epXFiNMDWTSnHto3WEVERntBc3H90R5x_l_okzd29569D1rG&country.x=US&locale.x=US
  • News
    • Burton Small Group is celebrating its two year anniversary! Congratulate them when you see them on this accomplishment. If you are interested in a small group, let me know. I’m always game to start a new one!
    • Children’s Morning Out continues this week! Please keep them in prayer
    • I take over as Chair of the Board of the Eastman-Dodge County Chamber of Commerce this month. It’s an honor to deepen my service to this community and I look forward to exploring ways we can cooperate as a church more deeply in supporting our city and county. 
    • Recreation Department: Last year we sponsored two ball teams, including the one my son, Carter, was on. The plaques with their pictures will be up on the bulletin board outside of the Open Door Class. My thanks to those who contributed to make that sponsorship possible, for it serves as a witness to our community.
  • Community News 
    • The annual Chamber Affair banquet is next Thursday, January 30, and features Governor Brian Kemp. If you would like to attend, tickets are $40 and may be purchased from the Chamber.
  • Prayer for the Week
    • Protector God, Within our darkest night, you kindle a fire that never dies away. Reveal to us the light this week. Shine so brilliantly through us that others see you. Reveal yourself through us and in us we pray:
  • Ways to Pray
    • For the Uplifters Prayer Team, who meets Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. Join them by simply coming by the church office at that time. My thanks to Karen Cheek for her leadership of this program
    • For the children who will soon join our CMO program, as well as for the staff of Sonya Bundick, Gail Knox, and Charlene Thompson 
    • For those on our prayer list (see bottom of email for list)
  • Prayer List 
    • Fred Arnold
    • Aaron Babb
    • Lois Allen Baker
    • Jessie Bearden
    • Trevor Bland
    • Ruby Brown
    • Rita Charles
    • Jeff Cheek
    • Vickie Cheek 
    • Ellen Deen
    • Raylan Devane 
    • Scarlett Driggers 
    • Julie German 
    • Cindy Grimes
    • Monique Hayes
    • Carl Johnson 
    • Spencer Jones
    • Beth Law
    • Susan Price 
    • Tina Ryals
    • Joan Stevens
    • Joe Stevens
    • Daryl Summer
    • George Taylor
    • Phil West 
    • Michael Broome
    • Mel Frerking
    • Eddie Skelton
  • Holy God, for all those on our prayer list, for our church, and for each other, we lift these prayers to you; Amen.

January 13, 2020

Good Monday to you! Please find the latest information from Eastman FUMC below

  • Upcoming Events
    • The After School Program visits the Aviation Campus of Middle Georgia on Thursday afternoon to learn about opportunities that school provides. 
    • Wednesday Night Supper: Please register by this Thursday, January 16, if you plan to attend 
    • Councils Retreat coming up on Sunday, February 9. If you are on the Operations Council or Ministries Council, please block off that afternoon. Lunch will be provided
  • Ways to Serve
    • After School Program: If you know of an employer who would fit this program or would like to offer a 20 minute lesson on a lifeskill, email me: tgoshorn83@gmail.com 
    • Serve as a Reading Buddy! There’s still a need and it’s not too late. Contact Wynell Bond to sign up and learn more here: https://eastmanfirst.com/calendar/reading-buddies/
    • Serve withMeals on Wheels! Contact Beverly Hardin to sign-up.
  • Ways to Give
    • Donate to the Children’s Morning Out program as we prepare to launch on January 7, 2020! The list of items needed is: wall mount for a Books (preschool-aged and below), construction paper, glue, washable paint, and small children’s paint brushes. Items may be dropped off at the church office. 
    • Your giving enables all the ministry you read here (and what you will read in weeks to come). Thank you for your giving and, as we end the year, consider making a one-time tax-deductible donation to our church. Together, we sustain our mission to bring “life and life abundant, through Christ, to Eastman and Dodge County.” Bring your check by the church office if you missed the offering plate this Sunday or donate here: https://www.paypal.com/donate/?token=o4ac7RDw65sRQkdMuo6st2epXFiNMDWTSnHto3WEVERntBc3H90R5x_l_okzd29569D1rG&country.x=US&locale.x=US
  • News
    • Children’s Morning Out continues this week! Please keep them in prayer
    • I take over as Chair of the Board of the Eastman-Dodge County Chamber of Commerce this month. It’s an honor to deepen my service to this community and I look forward to exploring ways we can cooperate as a church more deeply in supporting our city and county. 
    • Recreation Department: Last year we sponsored two ball teams, including the one my son, Carter, was on. The plaques with their pictures will be up on the bulletin board outside of the Open Door Class. My thanks to those who contributed to make that sponsorship possible, for it serves as a witness to our community.
    • We ended the year with a deficit of $37,000. This year was expensive with maintenance and repairs to the building while simultaneously losing major sources of funding from those who have recently passed away. The Operations Council is working to both increase funding and trim expenses but you can help by increasing your giving. Every little bit helps, even if that is simply an increase of $5 or $10 a week. Each member of the Operations Council has committed increase their giving to the church in response to this need. We hope you will do the same.
  • Prayer for the Week
    • Loving God, in this new year, grant us the perseverance to run whatever race you have set before us. Where we have made resolutions, grant us strength to keep them. Where we have fallen short, grant us mercy. Where we strive to do better, grant us grace to live into all you have given us. 
    • We especially remember our children and teachers who begin Children’s Morning Out this week. Grant them hearts and minds to glorify you and to learn and grow as humans that we may serve you best. 
  • Ways to Pray
    • For the Uplifters Prayer Team, who meets Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. Join them by simply coming by the church office at that time. My thanks to Karen Cheek for her leadership of this program
    • For the children who will soon join our CMO program, as well as for the staff of Sonya Bundick, Gail Knox, and Charlene Thompson 
    • For those on our prayer list (see bottom of email for list)
    • For those who will receive toys or food boxes from our church this season
  • Prayer List 
    • Fred Arnold
    • Aaron Babb
    • Lois Allen Baker
    • Jessie Bearden
    • Trevor Bland
    • Ruby Brown
    • Rita Charles
    • Jeff Cheek
    • Vickie Cheek 
    • Ellen Deen
    • Raylan Devane 
    • Scarlett Driggers 
    • Julie German 
    • Cindy Grimes
    • Peggy Hardin 
    • Monique Hayes
    • Carl Johnson 
    • Spencer Jones
    • Beth Law
    • Susan Price 
    • Tina Ryals
    • Joan Stevens
    • Joe Stevens
    • Daryl Summer
    • George Taylor
    • Phil West 
  • Holy God, for all those on our prayer list, for our church, and for each other, we lift these prayers to you; Amen.

January 6, 2020

Happy New Year! Please find the latest info from Eastman First UMC below!

  • Upcoming Events
    • Methodist Men: Dan Harrell’s cabin on Thursday at 6:00pm
  • Ways to Serve
    • After School Program: If you know of an employer who would fit this program or would like to offer a 20 minute lesson on a lifeskill, email me: tgoshorn83@gmail.com 
    • Serve as a Reading Buddy! There’s still a need and it’s not too late. Contact Wynell Bond to sign up and learn more here: https://eastmanfirst.com/calendar/reading-buddies/
    • Serve withMeals on Wheels! Contact Beverly Hardin to sign-up.
  • Ways to Give
    • Donate to the Children’s Morning Out program as we prepare to launch on January 7, 2020! The list of items needed is: wall mount for a Books (preschool-aged and below), construction paper, glue, washable paint, and small children’s paint brushes. Items may be dropped off at the church office. 
    • Your giving enables all the ministry you read here (and what you will read in weeks to come). Thank you for your giving and, as we end the year, consider making a one-time tax-deductible donation to our church. Together, we sustain our mission to bring “life and life abundant, through Christ, to Eastman and Dodge County.” Bring your check by the church office if you missed the offering plate this Sunday or donate here: https://www.paypal.com/donate/?token=o4ac7RDw65sRQkdMuo6st2epXFiNMDWTSnHto3WEVERntBc3H90R5x_l_okzd29569D1rG&country.x=US&locale.x=US
  • News
    • Children’s Morning Out begins this week! We had orientation yesterday and open for the first time on Tuesday. Please be in prayer for our teachers and children.
  • Prayer for the Week
    • Loving God, in this new year, grant us the perseverance to run whatever race you have set before us. Where we have made resolutions, grant us strength to keep them. Where we have fallen short, grant us mercy. Where we strive to do better, grant us grace to live into all you have given us. 
    • We especially remember our children and teachers who begin Children’s Morning Out this week. Grant them hearts and minds to glorify you and to learn and grow as humans that we may serve you best. 
  • Ways to Pray
    • For the Uplifters Prayer Team, who meets Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. Join them by simply coming by the church office at that time. My thanks to Karen Cheek for her leadership of this program
    • For the children who will soon join our CMO program, as well as for the staff of Sonya Bundick, Gail Knox, and Charlene Thompson 
    • For those on our prayer list (see bottom of email for list)
    • For those who will receive toys or food boxes from our church this season
  • Prayer List 
    • Fred Arnold
    • Aaron Babb
    • Lois Allen Baker
    • Jessie Bearden
    • Trevor Bland
    • Ruby Brown
    • Rita Charles
    • Jeff Cheek
    • Vickie Cheek 
    • Ellen Deen
    • Raylan Devane 
    • Scarlett Driggers 
    • Julie German 
    • Cindy Grimes
    • Peggy Hardin 
    • Monique Hayes
    • Carl Johnson 
    • Spencer Jones
    • Beth Law
    • Susan Price 
    • Tina Ryals
    • Joan Stevens
    • Joe Stevens
    • Daryl Summer
    • George Taylor
    • Phil West 
  • Holy God, for all those on our prayer list, for our church, and for each other, we lift these prayers to you; Amen.