Pastor Mark has to be at the District Office today so I am filling in for him on the Tickle.

Thank you to all the men and women who pulled off a MAGNIFICENT Fall Festival. Stan did a wonderful job steering this massive undertaking. We had a great variety of crafts, our usual delicious barbeque, pretty graments and treasures galore to attract the community. Everyone worked together to pull off a profitable festival. We don’t have the final numbers yet but look for them to be announced on Sunday.

Thank you to Goodwin Bryan for pulling together a team of hardworking volunteers to come to Campus Care day today! Volunteers have been here since early this morning working to beautify our campus.

We celebrated the newest member of our FUMC family in church Sunday. Iris Katherine Mashburn, daughter of Matthew and Katie Mashburn and little sister to Chloe and Max was born on Thursday. Everyone is doing well.

There are no Wednesday Night programs or activities because of Fall Break with Union County schools. We will resume next Wednesday, 25th.

You’re a great congregation! 🙂

Hurricane Relief Committee meeting, this Wednesday at 6:00 pm in the conference room.

Concerning Don Wyckoff’s service: The Wyckoff children have requested that men NOT wear ties to the memorial service. Ladies are encouraged to wear green and/or pink in honor of the Missouri roots and breast cancer awareness.

FUMC Mission Committee Fair

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 on October 29. Please let Kim Tatman (Mission Chairperson) know if you have a Mission to share with our congregation. Email: I pray that together our church will carry Christ’s light out of the sanctuary and into the community.

Wednesday Night Nurture

NO Dinner this week due to Fall Break
Youth - will not meet
Children - will not meet
Disciple 2 Bible Study Fast Track - led by David and Benetta Cook, 6 pm
Loving Nursery - (no nursery tonight)
Choir Practice in Music Room at 7 pm

Beginning THIS Sunday we will have a uniformed Union County Sheriff Deputy with us every Sunday morning beginning at 8:30.


Reminder that ALL external locks will be changing next week. If you are a ministry leader who needs access to the building off hours, please see Evelyn in the church office to fill out a key request form.

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

Open Service/Training Opportunities at FUMC

Serving Holy Communion to Shut-ins Team:
There is a meeting scheduled for tomorrow - Wed, October 11, at 3 pm for everyone who is currently part of serving Holy Communion to Shut-ins and those who want to know more about that so that you might become part of that act of compassionate ministry. Pastor Mark is leading the meeting.

Emergency Response Team response

We have had a wonderful response to this invitation offered the last two Sundays in worship. Pastor Mark will be scheduling a “conversation” meeting in the next week with all who responded - THANK YOU!

Flag Team: We have one now - THANK YOU! If you wish to help, contact Bill Haygood

Holy Communion Servers in Worship - would you like to be trained to serve Holy communion in worship - we have a significant group of people who do this - you serve only in the service you worship in. Pastor Mark will lead this training / refresher training Wed evening October 11 in the main Sanctuary at 6 pm.

Videographer Team for 11 am worship service - we need two more people to join the 3 people who fill this necessary role in the 11 am service. You will be trained how to create the DVD that airs on Cable TV. Robbie Turner is our trainer. Once trained, you will serve one Sunday a month.

Lighting Team for 9:45 Service - we need two more people to join the existing 3 people who control the lights for the 9:45 service. Once trained, you will serve one week a month.

Computer Team for 9:45 Service - we need one more person to join the existing 4 people who run the computer for the 9:45 service. Once trained, you will serve one week a month.

Contemporary Christian Band Concert live

in the MAC by our Band OVERFLOW on Wednesday night at 7 pm, November 1 in the the MAC. Extra Nursery help will be provided for those who wish to come for this free concert. If you worship with us at THE WELL - you know this amazing band and multiple voices / musicians very well - they are a blessing! If you have always wondered what our band does at 9:45 am, come hear the breadth of Christian music they convey each Sunday morning. Bring a friend to come check them out! This will be a relaxed night of joy. Help us reach people by getting the word out.

Orphanage Emmanuel Trip

will be January 18-25. If you feel even the slightest nudge from God to “GO” please contact Joe Tatman

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.

Not this Week but Upcoming

1. Trustees coordinated “Campus Care Tuesday” TODAY
2. FUMC Missions Fair - October 29
3. Christian Contemporary Music Concert by OVERFLOW - Wed, Nov 1, 7 pm MAC

Pray without Ceasing for

Everyone impacted by the recent violence, storms, fires, earthquake
Firefighters and families impacted by the fires out west
Our military families - many recent deployments
The two UMC related agencies in our neighborhood (YHC & Brannon Lodge)
Our entire staff team and their families
All those with Alzheimers/Dementia related struggles
Hazel Douglass went on to Glory this past Friday. Family is holding a private family memorial in Marietta. There are no arrangements here.
Katie and Matthew Mashburn (Chloe & Max) - Iris Katherine was born last Thursday. All are doing well.
Kelly Schuknecht’s niece - had ATV accident and is currently paralyzed from the neck down
Susan Forrester’s - Aunt Hazel has passed
Mike Brandenburg - will have surgery tomorrow at Northside; doctors are removing his hip replacement to get a better bone biopsy
Jeannie Pickerill- fell and injured her back
Don Wyckoff’s service - St John’s UMC in Atlanta this Saturday, October 21 at 10:30 am - go down 515 t0 575 to I 75 to Merge onto I-285 E/GA-40E
via EXIT 259 toward Greenville/Augusta.Then 2.64 miles
Take the Northside Dr exit, EXIT 22, toward New Northside Dr/Powers Ferry Rd.Then 0.27 miles Turn slight right onto Northside Dr NW Waffle House is on the corner Then 0.14 miles Keep right at the fork to continue on Northside Dr NW. Then 0.47 miles Turn left onto Mount Vernon Hwy NW. Mount Vernon Hwy NW is 0.2 miles past Old Powers Ferry Rd NW Turn right onto Powers Ferry Rd NW. Powers Ferry Rd NW is 0.1 miles past Vernon Walk NW Then 0.95 miles Turn right onto Rebel Trl NW.Rebel Trl NW is just past Londonberry Rd NWIf you reach Carol Ln NW you’ve gone about 0.3 miles too far Then 0.70 miles Turn left onto Mount Paran Rd NW. Then 0.09 miles church is on the right (550 Mt. Paran Road)
Joyce Byers - recent losses
Dena and Jack Randall - their son Jeff and wife Tracy lost their home to fires in CA
Jean Riddle – her sister’s declining health, Ruby Hruby
Larry Culpepper’s sister (Joyce Hampton) - serious illness
Claudia Deprez - goods test results in months ahead
Jamie Patton - home now - but upcoming pacemaker procedure
Phil Salling - healing from leg procedure
Zadie McCall - great niece (Katrina Laxton) - chemo
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 has spread to brain - radiation treatments next step - and daughter (Dawn Chappel) - several health issues
Kathy Zimmerman’s sister (Alice Pollert) - continuing cancer related treatments
Alex Box - returned to Hiawassee Rehab; he will have his gall bladder out in a couple of weeks
Peggy Norris - loss that impacts her family; she and Norris are traveling to Virginia this week
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

Come to worship this Sunday and hear what you did together financially in support of UMCOR hurricane relief - it is a God thing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

October 1st …..$23,565………………… $ 826,030
October 8th……$22,280………………….$ 848,310
October 15th….$16,528………………….$ 864,838

Please remember FUMC in your legacy trusts & wills!

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