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

We were thrilled to celebrate two families joining our FUMC family at 11 am Sunday….
Richard and Shirley McGinnis (Doug McGinnis’ parents) - 253 Old Sod Lane, Blairsville
Laura Wilcher and her son Craig Wilcher - 315 Cook Lane, Blairsville.

A Thanksgiving Dinner is being planned for those who don’t have family coming in or can’t afford a nice big meal. It will be served at the House of Prayer on Thanksgiving Day. If you’d like more information about receiving a meal or volunteering to work, please contact Evelyn in the church office.


FUMC Mission Committee Fair:
is happening this coming Sunday, 29th after the 8:30 service through the noon hour in the fellowship hall. Come visit the booths and find out what all the different ministries in our area do.

Wednesday Night Nurture:
Dinner menu: Meatball subs, salad and dessert. This is a fundraiser for the Girl Scouts.
Youth - will meet at 6 pm downstairs of the MAC
Children - will meet at 6 pm downstairs of the children’s side
Disciple 2 Bible Study Fast Track - led by David and Benetta Cook, 6 pm
Pastor Mark’s Bible Study - Anxious About Nothing (5 week, dvd driven) begins at 6 pm in the sanctuary.
Loving Nursery - provided
Choir Practice in Music Room at 7 pm

The Well T shirts are still available through November 5th (last day to order for awhile). They are $16 each and come in long and short sleeves. To order, email Teri McGinnis at with size and sleeve length. Mail check to 111 Lowell Lane, Bville 30512.

Reminder that ALL external locks will be changing THIS Friday. If you are a ministry leader who needs access to the building off hours, you must fill out a a key request form. The forms are available in the church office. Entrance into the church will only be accessible through the main floor MAC door.

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.

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.

The Wyckoff children thank the FUMC Family for loving on their parents, Don and Joyce during their time here in Blairsville and for all of those that traveled down to the service on Saturday.

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
Larry Rosenberry - upcoming cryosurgery for prostate cancer
Manon Thompson - recovery from hip surgery on Sunday, due to go to rehab center today, appreciates prayers but asks that you hold off on calling
Jennifer de la Montagne - recent loss of a dear friend
Virginia Collins - recent loss of a dear friend
Kelly Schuknecht’s niece - had ATV accident and is currently paralyzed from the neck down
Mike Brandenburg - recovering from hip surgery
Jeannie Pickerill- fell and injured her back
Wider/Jorgensen family - recent loss of a family member
Kathy Heyer - recent loss of multiple extended family members
Mike Lewis - mother in Maryland on holy ground - family has gathered
Pennie Hebble - recovery from infection that caused hospitalization
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
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
As you do your shopping on AMAZON, you also have the opportunity to donate money to the our church. Simply use AMAZON SMILE, then set up “First United Methodist Church of Union County” as the supporting organization. Once you set it up, every time you place an AMAZON order (must use AMAZON SMILE), Amazon makes a donation to our church. Your same settings and benefits, including Amazon Prime, apply. So we urge you to make the change today. Thanks for your continued support!


October 1st …..$23,565………………… $ 826,030
October 8th……$22,280………………….$ 848,310
October 15th….$16,528………………….$ 864,838
October 22nd…$33,540………………….$ 898,379*
……………………………………………………*includes fall festival

Please remember FUMC in your legacy trusts & wills!

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