Just wanted to say thank you to the combined efforts of everyone involved last Wednesday (Ro & the Robinettes, United Methodist Men, and many United Methodist Women who helped make desserts.) That fundraiser meal was aimed at helping raise funds to purchase an additional campus mower. Our fleet of yard tractors are aging and it is time to add a new mower. The UMM have contributed $3,000 toward that cause. On Wed night, many more generous people contributed another $1,500 during the fundraiser. THANK YOU!
In addition Rev. Rod McClarnon’s multi week Wednesday night teaching series on “Whose Plan is it Anyway?” which continues this Wednesday, I will be offering another UM101 class on how our Local Church is organized from 6 pm to 7 pm in the lower level of the MAC - corner Youth Room. This session would be great for people new to the our church, new to the United Methodist Church, new members (and people considering joining), and everyone moving into a new leadership / committee position on January 1.
So far, we have sold 55 of those “It is WELL with my Soul” t-shirts. On the back, the t-shirts are an invitation to “Come to THE WELL” here at FUMC using our logo. By wearing the shirt, you are helping us get the word out to our community about this service. You can order a short sleeve or long sleeve shirt. The cost is $16 for either shirt. If you wish to order, simply email Teri McGinnis atterimcg@gmail.com
God’s Peace, mark

 We celebrate our newest members who joined this Sunday

Cecil and Mary Frances Lewis 1693 Stonecrest Circle, Hiawassee, Georgia

Job Posting

If you can work 8-5 five days a week, there is a local solar panel company looking for solar panel installers. The role offers $15/hr - repetitive installation of panels in a large field not far from our church. If you are interested (or know someone who is) call Robert Korpi at 404-934-7064. The job is now.


The Mission Committee is planning a Mini Mission Fair to show case ALL the church (that’s you the people) does in serving outside our church walls onOctober 29. Please let Kim Tatman (Mission Chairperson) know if you have a Mission to share with our congregation. Email: tokimnjoe@bellsouth.net I pray that together our church will carry Christ’s light out of the sanctuary and into the community.

Wednesday Night Nurture

Dinner in MAC begins at 5 pm - pork loin, twice baked potatoes, vegetable and ice cream sundaes
Youth - will meet downstairs in the youth room at 6 pm
Children - will meet in the Fundamentals room at 6 pm
Adult Multi-week Study by Rod McClarnon will meet at 6 pm
Pastor Mark UM-101 - will meet in the MAC Youth corner room at 6 pm
Disciple 2 Bible Study Fast Track - led by David and Benetta Cook, 6 pm
Loving Nursery is provided on Wednesday Nights beginning at 6 pm
Choir Practice in Music Room at 7 pm

Coat Collecting

Morning Glory Circle has begun their coat collecting for distribution this November. You may drop off your gently used winter coats in the closet across from the MAC desk.

Serving Holy Communion to Shut-ins Team

Would you like to join with a group of people who serve Holy Communion to our shut-ins once per month? Contact pastor mark if you would like to know more.

 FUMC Fall Festival News: October 13/14

Our 2017 Fall Festival coming in October will be one of our largest community outreach events of the year. Included in this 2 day event will be a Craft Sale, Silent Auction, Bakery, Country Store, Candy Shoppe, Clothes Sale, and a Treasure Sale @ the Annex. This is an “ALL HANDS ON DECK: event where the entire church comes together to donate time and resources. We need the involvement of everybody! Yard Sale Stuff in the Annex! People will be present to receive your “treasures” at the Annex from 9 am to noon on Friday, September 29th and Friday, October 6th. Whatever you donate, we sell during the Fall festival with all the proceeds going to retire the MAC debt. We are in need of sale items for each of the areas of the Festival. What can you make for the Fall Festival? Start now … Crafters, Bakers, Canners, and Candy Makers…If you MAKE IT, BAKE IT, CAN IT, or DON’T NEED IT, BRING IT! Bring your items to the MAC anytime beginning Monday, October 9th. Call Stan at the church office (706-745-2073) if you would be willing to help in any way with this outreach event. Thank you! Remember, all proceeds will go toward retiring the MAC debt! See you there!

Orphanage Emmanuel Trip

will be January 18-25. If you feel even the slightest nudge from God to “GO” please contact Joe Tatman 2jtatman@gmail.com
Orphanage Emmanuel – We are collecting Boy Themed Twin Sheets. We are also collecting items for the 2nd Quinceanera : Perfume, Make-up, Nail Polish, Shampoo & Conditioners and gently used Fancy Shoes (with Rhinestones, Sequins, Beads) size 6 or smaller.
YHC Concert at Glenn~McGinnis Hall on Saturday, September 30 at 7 pm. Come hear a combined concert featuring the YHC Band and YHC Concert Choir (the amazing group that performed here at FUMC two Sunday’s ago at YHCSunday.) Tickets are available through yhc.edu/glennmcginnis

Not this Week but Upcoming

1. Church Council Mtg - TONIGHT at 6:30 pm in the lower level of the MAC
2. Fall Festival October 13 & 14 … Our 2017 Fall Festival coming in October will be one of our largest community outreach events of the year.
3. Trustees coordinated “Campus Care Tuesday” beginning October 17
3. Union County School Fall Break – October 16-20
4. FUMC Missions Fair – October 29

Pray without Ceasing for

    • Everyone impacted by all the Hurricanes & Earthquake
    • Our military families - many recent deployments
    • The two UMC related agencies in our neighborhood (YHC & Brannon Lodge)
    • Our entire staff team and their families
    • Katie and Matthew Mashburn (Chloe & Max) - baby girl due mid October
    • All those with Alzheimers/Dementia related struggles
    • Richard Herbert (here to be with his daughter during his final days) passed Sunday
    • Mike Brandenburg - multiple biopsies - waiting 2 weeks for results
    • Claudia Deprez - final treatment in the series this week
    • Karen McGinn - recent loss of her brother in NC
    • Jamie Patton - back in Atlanta VA hospital with multiple serious health issues
    • Bob Taylor - cardiac abaltion and pacemaker Thursday at UGH 7:30 am
    • Kelly Schuknecht - niece in Pittsburg - memory loss
    • Phil Salling - healing from leg procedure
    • Marilyn Barnes - ankle
    • Hugh Lee - moved to Nursing home in Blue Ridge
    • Norm Rogers - recent prostate cancer diagnosis
    • Kris and Larry Ferguson – their 38 year old daughter Holly just got diagnosed with breast cancer.
    • Janice Jarrard - sister with ovarian cancer
    • Sharon Willits - general health
    • Ruth Stefko son (Mike Stefko) - cancer treatments done for now - scans planned at end of September - and daughter (Dawn Chappel) - general health
    • Kathy Zimmerman’s sister (Alice Pollert) - continuing cancer related treatments
    • Alex Box - Chatuge Regional Nursing Home (visitors welcome!) Room A29 - driving from Blairsville take the first left up the hill after you pass McConnel Baptist Church in Hiawassee.
    • Nancy Sanford’s Mother in Kansas - alzheimers and now also lung cancer
    • Luann, Carol & Bob Head – general health
    • Shirley Cobb/Bob Head/Eva Breedlove/Carol Warren – chronic back/neck/pain issues.

Through us God will reach people, touch souls, change hearts, and launch disciples (that’s Church!)

A Note from Finance

Thanks to God’s blessings and your faithfulness, we continue to be on track with our Ministry Plan. Your giving is truly appreciated! If you cannot be in worship, please consider having your bank set up auto-payments for your contributions ~ then you won’t have to be concerned with remembering the checkbook on Sunday morning. As we roll into the last 3 months of the year, we ask that you continue to be prayerful, and faithful, in your giving, not only your financial gifts, but also giving of your prayers, your presence, service and your witness.
September 3…………$32,356 ……$742,950
September 10……….$22,499…….$765,449
September 17……….$17,875…….$783,324
September 24……….$18,141…….$802,466

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