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Young Adult Connection Hike & Cookout

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Young Adult Connection Hike & Cookout is Saturday, April 28. Meet at FACT at 10am to carpool to hike Yonah Mountain. Hike from 11-2 and return to FACT by 3pm. Bring water, snack, sunscreen, and comfortable shoes for the hike. Then head to the Russells’ (185 Pine Valley) for a cookout to eat at 4pm. Bring an item to share at the cookout: Chips, Soda, Salad, Fruit, Veggies, Brownies, or Cookies. RSVP by April 25 to Gary or Diane. Learn more about the Yonah Mountain Trail here.

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to May 5

First Steps @FACT Weekend

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First Steps @FACT Weekend is Friday, May 4 from 6-9pm (including dinner) and Saturday, May 5 from 9am-12:30pm (including breakfast). This is for anyone ready to take the next step of learning more about First Alliance Church Toccoa and getting involved. During the weekend, you’ll discover what the C&MA is all about, how things work at FACT, and what it means to be connected as a member. Childcare will be available. 

RSVP via a Next Steps Card on Sunday, or use the form on the FACT Life page.

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8:00 AM08:00

Annual Yard Sale

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Annual All-Church Yard Sale & Pancake Breakfast is Saturday, May 26. Start gathering the stuff you are wanting to sell. Details on reserving a spot are forthcoming. Table fees will go toward PowerTime Campers, and you can either keep your personal proceeds or donate them toward camp.

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12:00 PM12:00

Membership Meeting

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The Brief Congregational Meeting to elect 2 members to serve on the Nominating Committee will immediately follow the 2nd service on April 15. All members of First Alliance should plan to take part. Nominees can be male or female members of FACT in good standing that have attended long enough to know the church family well.

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12:00 PM12:00

Fellowship Lunch

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Stay for a Fellowship Lunch after the 10:45am service on April 15. Enjoy a great lunch, connect with friends, and meet someone new. Use the form below or mark D on a Next Steps Card to RSVP with the number coming.  Food is provided, and donations benefit elementary kids going to PowerTime Camp.

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7:00 PM19:00

Holy & Hilarious Evening

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A Holy and Hilarious Evening is Coming! “A merry heart does good like medicine” (Prov. 17:22). You’re invited to Holy and Hilarious, a fast-paced, comical variety hour of skits, music, cartoons, humorous quotations and stories, show and tell, and possibly a surprise guest from Memphis. Come take your medicine on Friday, April 13 at 7pm in the Fellowship Hall with Pastor Aaron & Cynthia Wheaton of Terre Haute, IN, long-time friends of David & Maxine Reese. The event is free!

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7:00 PM19:00


We’ve all experienced it in one form or another. Our International Workers transition from one home to another, one culture to another, one language to another, one continent to another (just to name a few). Come hear a panel of International Workers share their unique stories of transition and what is/was helpful to them when they have “transitioned” stateside. Join GC Women as we learn how to make “transitioning” easier for Home Assignment workers that come to our area. Information on “Welcome Baskets” will be available! Babysitting is provided. Tuesday, April 10 at 7pm in the Fellowship Hall.

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9:00 AM09:00


Baptism will be a part of the Easter Sunday morning worship services. Baptism is a significant (and expected) moment in a disciple’s life of publicly declaring identity in Christ. If you would like to be baptized, mark a Next Steps Card or click here.

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2:00 PM14:00

Children's Easter Celebration

Children’s Easter Celebration is Saturday, March 31 from 2-3 pm. Children from infants through 5th grade (and their parents) are invited rain or shine for the Easter Story, Hallelujah Parade (with prizes for the best decorated self-powered vehicles), and Easter Egg Hunt. Bring your bike, wagon, stroller, scooter, etc. decorated to be part of the Parade around campus. Meet in the main Sanctuary. The Egg Hunt will be done in age groups.

Help make this a success by inviting kids/families in your neighborhood and by providing plastic eggs filled with candy. Please return filled eggs by 2pm on March 31 or place them in the box near the Children's Wing. Some empty eggs are available outside the Children’s Wing, as well as signs for decorating bikes, wagons, strollers, etc.

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to Apr 1

Holy Week at First Alliance

Easter Weekend Schedule as we remember Jesus’ death and celebrate His resurrection:

  • Palm Sunday - March 25 - 9am & 10:45am - regular Sunday Schedule
  • Good Friday Service with communion - March 30 - 7pm
  • Children’s Easter Celebration - Saturday, March 31 - 2 to 3pm
  • Easter Sunday Worship Celebrations - 9am & 10:45am - with Coffee & Connection (and special snacks) in between.
  • There will be NO Sunday School Communities or Sunday evening activities. The elders have chosen not to have a Sunrise Service this year.
  • Church Offices will be closed on Monday, April 2, in observance of Easter.
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9:00 AM09:00

Spring Work Day

Spring Work Day is Saturday, March 17. Join us in tackling a number of tasks around campus via a classic church work day. There will be projects suitable for all ages. Meet at 9am in the Family Life Center. We will eat lunch together as we wrap up around noon. Bring your own picnic lunch.

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to Mar 25

Directory Pictures

Directory Pictures for an updated directory will be taken before, between, and after morning services on March 11, 18, and 25 in the Fellowship Hall and also before and after the evening service on March 18. We ask that everyone participate as we want to produce the most up to date directory we can. You will also be asked to submit personal information so we can confirm our records. Each family will receive a digital copy of their photo.

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8:30 PM20:30

Young Adult Connection

Young Adult Connection: Coffee Edition is on Tuesday, Feb. 27 at 8:30pm. All young adults and college students are invited to meet at the Java Station following the evening Festival of Nations service to spend time and interact personally with the International Workers.

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to Mar 4

Family Festival of Nations 2018

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This year's annual Family Festival of Nations is February 25 - March 4, 2018. It's a full week of celebrating what God is doing around the world, hearing how God is using the skills of people just like you and me to introduce  unreached peoples to the saving grace of Jesus Christ, and discovering ways we can be part of the Great Commission.

When we organize our lives around the ways and priorities of Jesus, we discover a "World of Opportunity." Opportunities to use everyday skills and abilities in purposeful and intentional ways to proclaim the good news of Jesus all around the world. Living as disciples of Jesus can at times seem odd in these days, but living with this kind of purpose is exactly what Jesus calls all of His followers to do. When we live as the chosen people He has called us to be, we can show others the goodness of God in all kinds of ways. (1 Peter 2:4-12)

Our identity is in Jesus, and our purpose is the Great Commission. God is calling us to live intentionally, engaging in a world full of opportunities. Will you say yes?

You're invited to be part of this year's Family Festival of Nations. There's lots of ways to participate. Check it out below, and we hope you will choose to live purposefully for the sake of Jesus.


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This year's special project is raising money for the completion of the kitchen at the Messiah Evanlegical Church in Eastern Europe.


Messiah Evangelical Church is a key national church in Eastern Europe that the C&MA partners with in church planting and development and serves as the “mother” church in a network of 6 churches in different cities around a specific country.  For 13+ years, the church has tried to build their own building and finally, after years of complications, they received a building permit on June 30, 2017 to build on a plot of land they had purchased in 2005. Construction was completed in record time for a dedication service on December 23, 2017. They are thankful for the quick and relatively problem-free construction of the 4-story, nearly 12,000 square foot building!


Although the building is completed, it is minimally furnished, and the church is going to finish room-by-room as funds are available. One of the priorities is the kitchen. The church has never had a kitchen. Previously there was just a refrigerator and a sink, so having a full kitchen will be a big blessing and open up more opportunities for church fellowship and community events to be held onsite. In the Balkans, hospitality is a core cultural value and having the ability to prepare food and drink in the building will provide open doors for welcoming guests. Also, this is now the largest Evangelical church in the country and the most functional for large groups, so it’s sure to be a gathering place for nation-wide events.

The church plans to purchase industrial-grade appliances rather than household appliances because they will be a better value long-term, although this means a higher purchase price. 

Be part of this project by placing extra coins and dollars in a collection cans. They're available in the front foyer. As part of the closing service on Sunday, March 4 at 10:30am, we'll have the opportunity to give together. 


Sunday, February 25
   Worship Service -- 9AM & 10:45AM / Sanctuary
   Evening Service and Children's Program -- 6PM

Monday, February 26
   Meal and Fellowship -- 6:15-6:45PM / Family Life Center
   Family Fun Night -- 7:00PM / FLC

Tuesday, February 27
   Meal and Fellowship -- 6:15-6:45PM / FLC
   Adults -- 7:00PM / Sanctuary
   Children -- 7:00PM / GC Kidz Club
   Young Adult Connection Coffee -- 8:30PM / Java Station

Wednesday, February 28
   Youth Fundraiser Dinner -- 6:00PM / FLC
   Adult/Youth -- 7:00PM / Sanctuary
   Children -- 7:00PM / GC Kidz Club

Thursday, March 1
   Meal and Fellowship -- 6:15-6:45PM / FLC
   Adults -- 7:00PM / Sanctuary
   Children -- 7:00PM / GC Kidz Club

Friday, March 2
   Meal and Fellowship -- 6:15-6:45PM / FLC
   Adults -- 7:00PM / FLC (Unreached People Group Focus)
   Children -- 7:00PM / GC Kidz Club
   Pie Night -- 8:00PM / FLC

Saturday, March 3
   Men’s Breakfast -- 8:30AM / Quincy’s
   Women’s Brunch -- 9:30AM / Fellowship Hall

Sunday, March 4
   Joint Closing Celebration Service - 10:30AM / Sanctuary
   Festival of Praise Potluck Dinner -- Noon / FLC   
   NO Sunday School Communities or Evening Activities  


To help you participate, each evening (Monday through Friday) there will be a meal served from 6:15-6:45pm in the Family Life Center on an voluntary donation basis to help defray the cost. The proposed menu for the week is:

  • Monday (2/26): Shepherd's Pie
  • Tuesday (2/27): Chili and Soup
  • Wednesday (2/28): Indonesian Themed Meal (Youth Fundraiser Meal for international soccer ministry)
  • Thursday (3/1): Pancake & Bacon Supper
  • Friday (3/2): BBQ Sandwich

Please use the form below to make reservations so we can be adequately prepared. There will be peanut butter and jelly available each evening for the "picky" eaters among us.

On Saturday there will be a Men's Breakfast at Quincy's in Toccoa at 8:30am (dutch treat) and a Women's Brunch at 9:30am in the Fellowship Hall at First Alliance. Parents are encouraged to bring their kids to both of these events. Babysitting will be provided for the Women's Brunch for infants and toddlers. Please use the form below to sign up for the Women's Brunch. 

The Family Festival of Nations will conclude with a Festival of Praise Potluck Meal on Sunday, March 4 at Noon following the morning service. Please bring the following based on your last name:

  • Last Name A - H: Main dish & vegetable
  • Last Name I - P: Main dish & dessert
  • Last Name Q - Z: Main dish & salad


Images Help Us Remember. During this week, Clarence Wulf is making available a wide selection of international/missions slides that he has shot during his career. You can check them out in the FLC during meal times and the Family Fun Night. They are available to anyone interested to be digitized and turned into a prayer card, smartphone image, wall portrait, or something else to help you remember to pray for what God is doing around the world.

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12:00 PM12:00

Friends Fellowship

Join with Friends on Friday, February 23 at noon for food, fellowship, and fun in the Fellowship Hall. Ladies of all ages are invited to enjoy each other's company with lunch and games. Bring your favorite dish - main course, veggies, starch, or dessert.

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6:45 PM18:45

Wednesday Nights @ FACT Regular Schedule

On Wednesday, 21 February, the regular Wednesday Nights @ FACT schedule will be as normal. Even though Stephens County Schools is on a break that week, there will be no changes to the regular Wednesday schedule. This includes:

  • Awana at 6:45pm
  • On Deck Youth at 7pm
  • Choir Rehearsal at 7pm, followed by Worship Team Rehearsal
  • Prayer Meetings at 7pm

For Discipling Communities, please check with your group facilitator.

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7:00 PM19:00

Prayer for International Workers

International Workers count on us to intercede for them. Ladies, be part of a focused time of prayer on Tues., February 6th at 7pm in the Fellowship Hall for FACT workers, the upcoming Festival of Nations, and the District Retreat. Come “stand in the gap” together. Hosted by GC Women.

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9:00 AM09:00

Dr. John Stumbo

Dr. John Stumbo, president of the U.S. Christian & Missionary Alliance will be speaking in both morning services on Sunday, Feb. 4. We are excited he will be joining us in worship and communion that morning, and hope you will be here.

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to Feb 14

Calendar Overview for Feb-Jul 2018

Here's what's going on for the next 6 months at First Alliance and in our community. While the list isn't exhaustive, doesn't include Discipling Communities, and is subject to change, you can get an overview for the next 6 months. Check out the list below, click to open a PDF copy, or pick up a print copy at the Welcome Center to put on your refrigerator.

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4          John Stumbo in morning services
14         Ash Wednesday / Lent Begins
19-23    Stephens County Schools Break
24-3/4  Family Festival of Nations


11           Daylight Savings Time Begins
17          Spring Work Day
19-23    TFC Spring Break
21-4/11  On Deck Chicken Sale
25         Palm Sunday
25         TFC Choir Concert
25         Winter Jam (Youth)
29         Maundy Thursday
30         Good Friday Service
31          Children’s Easter Celebration


1             Easter Sunday
2            Easter Monday –
              Church Offices Closed
2-6        Stephens County Schools
              Spring Break
8-14       Discipling Communities
             Week of Prayer
15          Fellowship Lunch
             Cong Mtg to select Nom. Comm.
21          Young Adult Connection
             Hike & Cookout
20-22    South Atlantic District
             Women’s Retreat
27-29    FACT Marriage Retreat


2          On-Deck Senior Night
3          National Day of Prayer
4-5       First Steps @ FACT Weekend
13         Mother’s Day
19         TFC Graduation
20        Pentecost Sunday
23         Last Day of School for
             Stephens County
23         Awana Awards Celebration /
             Last Day of Awana
25         Stephens County Graduation
26         Yard Sale & Pancake Breakfast
28         Memorial Day (Offices Closed)


3           Promotion Sunday
10         Membership Meeting for
             Elections and Budget
17          Father’s Day
18-23    PowerTime Camp


4          Independence Day –
            Church Offices Closed
9-13     Merge
13         Game Night
25        Back to School Potluck & Prayer

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Be an Everyday Hero

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) are ordinary people who take a little time to volunteer each month to represent a child that has been removed from their home to ensure that the child has all their physical, emotional, and educational needs met and that they are returned to a safe, permanent home as soon as possible.

Find out what being a Court Appointed Special Advocate for children in foster care is all about! You will have a brief courtroom experience then enjoy light refreshments while we share details about our mission. Discover how you can be an everyday hero on either Tues, Jan. 16 (in Hartwell) or Fri, Jan. 19 (in Carnesville). Call 706-886-1098 or visit northeastgacasa.org for more. #EngagetheWorld

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7:00 PM19:00

All Ladies are Invited!

GC Women Invites All Ladies to hear Lauralyn Stombaugh on Tuesday Jan. 9 at 7pm in the Fellowship Hall, as she shares about what God is doing around Africa. Please come and bring a friend with you! Childcare will be provided.

A special offering will be taken to purchase a double stroller for the upcoming birth of the Greenfield’s twins. Join GC Women in blessing them in this way.

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5:00 PM17:00

New Year's Eve Open Prayer

New Year’s Eve Open Prayer is December 31 from 5-8pm. Stop by FACT anytime as a family or individual. Pastors and Elders will be available to pray with you about what’s happened in 2017, what you’re looking ahead to in 2018, and to offer a prayer of blessing and commitment for the new year. End 2017 and begin 2018 with prayer.

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5:00 PM17:00

Caroling & Chili Cook-off

The Caroling and Chili Cook-off is Sunday, Dec. 17 at 5pm. Caroling around Toccoa is first with chili and soup to follow. Bring your very best because we’re looking for the best chili, the best soup, and the best overall for the Golden Ladle award as determined by our secret panel of discerning judges. Or bring some crackers, bread, or veggies to share if chili/soup isn’t your specialty. Everyone should bring a favorite Christmas treat to share.

This is for the whole family. Minors should bring an adult with them. Mark C on your Next Steps Card (or use the form below) so we know how many to plan for.

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5:00 PM17:00

FACTKids Christmas Musical & Family Christmas Dinner

FACTKIds Christmas Musical & Family Christmas Potluck is Sunday, Dec. 10. The musical, The Secret of Snowflake County, begins at 5pm in the Sanctuary with the dinner to follow in the Family Life Center. Mark your calendars for an evening of music, great food, and fellowship. Please bring:

A-H Main Dish & Veggie;
I-P Main Dish & Dessert;
Q-Z Main Dish & Salad.

All are invited.

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