Jam Fest

If you are looking for a connection with a local church or for a fun way to spend your Sunday evening, First United Methodist Church in Toccoa is reaching out to the community with what better tools than food and music.

Jam Fest is what FUMC is calling their first Community Block Party. It will be held this Sunday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. in their church parking lot, located at 283 E Tugalo St.

“We are inviting anyone who wants to come celebrate with us,” said Associate Pastor Tom Fish. “We want to say thank you to our community.”

Events will be taking place for the whole family including an inflatable play area for kids, along with a night full of music from several local bands. Bring your lawn chair and enjoy FUMC’s contemporary praise band as they kick off the night with worship, followed by a 60’s rock band, an African American choir and other Christian artists.

Free drinks and grilled hot dogs will also be provided to all who attend.

Their main goal for the party is just to enjoy a fun time with the community, Fish said, but they also want this to be an outreach to those who may not have a church home yet. “We want people to come and get a sense of what we’re about,” he added.

Knowing that Toccoa Falls’ students are a big part of the community, FUMC is providing a shuttle bus to make trips to the college to transport students to and from the Block Party. The bus will first arrive at 4 p.m. and return every thirty minutes.

This being the first event of its kind for FUMC, Fish said they are unsure of what kind of attendance to expect. However, they are hopeful for a good crowd, he added, and they’ll just have to wait and see what happens.