We had an outstanding Pentecost Sunday last Sunday! Where the SPIRIT of GOD is blowing, the children of God are growing! And I have never been so proud to wear a blue t-shirt in all my life. Our VBS team has got it down to a art - thank you everyone! Thanks Table of Grace for what looked like your biggest crowd for lunch yet today - well done! We had 8 people respond Sunday to the invitation to serve in the worship service specific multimedia roles (still need more folks interested in rotating once a month through the 9:45 lighting role.) THANK YOU CHURCH! Where the SPIRIT of God is blowing, the children of God are growing!
Church Job Postings:
The FUMC Staff Parish Relations Committee is currently seeking all candidates interested in applying for the role of Youth Director that Camden will be leaving July 30 as he prepares to return to School to pursue his master’s degree in Art. This role oversees our ministry with Middler’s and High Schooler’s. If you are interested, please forward a resume to the Church Office and provide at least two references.
The FUMC CEC Board is currently seeking all candidates interested in applying for the role of CEC Director. This role oversees our Child Enrichment Center preschool that operates during the school year on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings for 2, 3, and 4 yr olds. If you are interested, please forward a resume to the Church Office and provide at least two references.
Invitation to Service: Eagle Scout Project
Devin Gasaway (Chad & Mitzi’s son) is doing his Eagle Scout Project at our church. His project consists of building a new walkway in the Memorial Garden that will go from the lower parking lot behind the MAC up to the center area outside the Sanctuary. He has already constructed a new foot bridge that goes over the drainage ditch area and has it in place.The plan is to have two work days (if needed) as he will be building the new path which will consist of laying landscape fabric, installing new paver stones, and back filling with gravel and edging. The plan is to start at 9am on Wednesday 6/14. If you are able to assist Devin with this project please reply directly to me and I will coordinate with Devin so we can plan accordingly for all of the individuals coming to work. If you can find it in your heart and schedule to come out, your help will be greatly appreciated. I know that many of you have talents and tools that could be tapped for this project. I will be bringing out my tractor to do the bulk of the heavy lifting of the materials and light grading, so if you can attend please reply directly to me and I will coordinate with Devin. Regards, Jeremy Bruce (FUMC Boy Scouting Coordinator) Jeremy.Bruce@pcm.com
Summer hours for the church office and MAC are 8:00—4:00 pm Monday-Thursday and 8:00—12:30 Friday. This will be for the months of June and July only.
Pray without Ceasing for:
All those with Alzheimers/Dementia related struggles (there are many in our faith family and extended faith family) and all their loving caregivers
Norm and Carol Thompson - recent loss of their granddaughter
Helen Owenby brother (Foster Wellbourne) passed on Saturday - tentative arrangements are being made for a service here in Blairsville on June 18.
Our custodian (B.L. Anderson) is recovering from a heart stent
Marian Malac - is actually at the Chatuge Regional Hospital in Hiawassee Room 123. The address is 110 Main Street, Hiawassee, GA 30546 - not in the same facility as Alex Box a few blocks away.
Mac Warren - at home in Blairsville recovering from cadiac event
Courtney Bruce grandmother - now under hospice care
Janice Jarrard - sister diagnosed with ovarian cancer
Our several expectant Mommies and their babies in our congregation
Kathy Johnson’s Mother -the family is staying with her in Florida
Our Confirmation class as they continue to discern
Avis Shaw - upcoming leg procedures June 26
Sharon Willits - trouble walking
Kim Kuykendall - general health - testing
Emily Cobb / Joyce Byers - lots of health issues in extended family members
Elaine Neuhaus - rehab new shoulder
Ruth Stefko son (Mike) - lung cancer - chemo and radiation
Kathy Zimmerman’s sister (Alice Pollert) - more cancer related treatments
Liz Patton’s son - struggling with PTSD
Alex Box - Hiawassee Rehab Center (visitors welcome!) Room A27 - driving from Blairsville take the first left up the hill after you pass McConnel Baptist Church in Hiawassee.
Nancy Sanford’s Mother in Kansas - general health
Nancy Joyce’s – Brother-in Law in Penn.- general health
Alex and Pat Box’s Son (Stephen) – severe health issues related to chronic Lyme disease - long term treatment continues