Pastor Mark and Pam Jordan are away at Annual Conference. Please keep them in your prayers this week.
There is an informational meeting with CASA representatives this Thursday evening at 6:30 pm in the small dining room in the MAC. This is a follow up from Sunday’s mission moment. If you have an interest in being a CASA, this is an excellent time to come learn more about it.
Thank you church for quickly stepping up and beautifying the church grounds before Bob Head’s service last Saturday. It was wonderful for Carol to see the church grounds so beautifully groomed. Thank you for that act of kindness.
The pictorial directory is progressing nicely. Please continue to send in your family’s picture to be included. Several of you have written that you wanted to submit a new picture but have not done so. The pictures can be YOUR pick of setting and style. And if you need one taken, just pop by the office and Evelyn can take one. This directory is for anyone and everyone who calls FUMC their church home. Just email your picture to the church office at email@example.com. Picture submissions are open til the end of June.
We will be ordering THE WELL t-shirts again soon for those who wish to purchase. They are $16 for long or short sleeves. Please order via email at firstname.lastname@example.org and include sizes. In your email, be sure to include complete information including sleeve length, size, number of shirts, your name and phone number. Checks should be made out to FUMC and left in the church office. Your shirt will be ordered once we have 13 shirts ordered and paid for. You will be notified via email once shirts are ready for pick up in church office. Thanks!
VBS online registration is up and running on our website www.firstmethodistblairsville.com for both participants and volunteers
Our VBS is JUNE 24-28 from 5 pm to 8 pm.
Shipwrecked? Come be rescued by Jesus!
VBS - You can help with Supplies!
We have several things that we need for VBS this year—would you consider helping us with collecting these items before VBS? We need:
25-30 empty, clean, gallon size milk jugs - HAVE ENOUGH
4-6 beach balls
Brightly colored finger nail polish (lots and lots!)
LARGE Cardboard boxes in all sizes for decorating - HAVE ENOUGH
Old umbrellas, especially golf size, that you will not get back!
Empty 16 oz. water bottles with lids
Large, red, washable markers
Small bottles of hand sanitizer- HAVE ENOUGH
Pens - HAVE ENOUGH
NEW ITEM NEEDED:
30-35 clean, empty gatorade/powerade single serving size bottles, that are wide mouth. NEED BY SECOND DAY OF VBS
If you are willing to donate any of these items please place them in the Children’s Ministry office in the main hall between the Sanctuary and the MAC. Thank you!
Our training and meeting schedule for VBS volunteers is as follows:
June 19 at 6pm VBS training in the Sanctuary for all volunteers
June 21 at 6pm Safe Sanctuary training in the Sanctuary
June 23 at 10 am Safe Sanctuary training in the Sanctuary
Every volunteer must have had Safe Sanctuary training done by Pastor Mark and have had a background check in the last 3 years. If you have not, please plan to attend one of the Safe Sanctuary training events
Upcoming Key Dates for Longer Range Planning
June 17 - Father’s Day / UMM Sunday
June 24-28 VBS - all hands on deck! We will be “Shipwrecked!”
July 4 (Wednesday) - Fireworks Outreach Event at FUMC - all hands on deck!
July 28 - Backpack 2 school FUMC Community Event - all hands on deck!
August 3 - Union County back to school
August 26 - 20th Anniversary Celebration of Jeff Bauman & Keith DeFoor - help us get the word out about this very special Sunday celebration as we worship God in song and music - also celebrating the 20th year anniversary of Keith & Jeff (they started the same month - a very good month - 20 years ago.) There will be a reception by the UMW for them both and their families in the fellowship hall immediately after the 11 am service. Mark this day and help us get the word out to everyone who has been blessed by their gifts here at FUMC for 20 years!
FUMC is hosting an Early Response Team Certification course on Saturday June 30 in the MAC from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm. Recipients will earn their ERT badges (which are good for 2 years.) If there is any chance that you might wish to participate in Hurricane Damage response (past or present) – this certification is the entry level training virtually required these days before you will be allowed entrance to an area that has significant damage.
Course materials and lunch are included. The cost is $10 per person. To register, email email@example.com or call the church office.
The Head famiy is now inviting the church family to visit Carol Head at the Blue Ridge Assisted Living located right off of Hwy 515 on the other side of Blue Ridge. Visitors are welcome. Just sign in at the welcome desk and they will give you instructions as to her room number. Mailing address is 1600 Ballewtown Road, Blue Ridge, Georgia 30513
Prayer Concerns and Celebrations:
May LOVE REIGN over fear, hate, and violence in the world
Rev. Richard Chewning and Rev. Dr. Alice Rogers - D.S. transition
Our military families
The two UMC related agencies in our neighborhood (YHC & Branan Lodge)
Our entire staff team and their families
All our expecting “Mommies to be”
All those with Alzheimers/Dementia related struggles
Peace in the Middle East
Kim Kuykendall - back in Northside Hospital Canton to remove device as suspected source of infection
Sandy & Jesse Eady - recent loss
Carol Head and family - recent loss
Gary Ledbetter - home healing from Achillels Tendon surgery
Youth Mission trip - back home
Kenny Engle - healing of knee
Ceil Jordan - did one Stent last week - has doctor appointment to schedule second one in weeks ahead
Alan/Kathy Zimmerman - recent loss
Ian McFarlane - recent diagnosis of lymphoma
Debbie Steed - broken wrist
Nick Poulos - in Florida receiving radiation treatments
Barbara Alderman - non-hodgkins lymphoma (treatments beginning)
Claudia Dupree - general health (and health of her Daughter Jenny)
Rev. Mike Cloyd - son David and his wife Amy home destroyed in fire. Solar batteries have been removed - final site prep work happening for contractor demo.
George Houdeshel - general health
Kelly Schuknecht - healing hip
Janice Smith - healing hip doing well - preparing to do second hip
Zadie McCall - great niece Katrina - upcoming bone marrow transplant
Rod McClarnon - continuing eye problems
Kerry Rittenhouse - Mother on chemo
Jim Norman - chemo
Rev. Harold Smith - now home with Janice - doing in-home therapy
Jamie & Liz Patton - Jamie general health - undergoing radiation treatments
Melanie Howell - sister Karen with cancer diagnosis
Phil Sallings - general health
Shannon Burgess two nephews (Luke - pancreas & Matt - colon cancer) - and brother in law (Steve) - cancer
Gail McGuire sister in law (Cheri) - kidney cancer / kidney function
Susan Flemming - recent cancer diagnosis
Jean Riddle – her sister’s declining health, Ruby Hruby
Kris and Larry Furgason - their 38 year old daughter Holly - breast cancer.
Janice Jarrard - sister with ovarian cancer.
Kathy Zimmerman’s sister (Alice Pollert) - cancer related treatments / procedures
Carol Head – general health
Shirley Cobb/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 Your Finance Team
Wow! Generosity is also contagious! Thank you Church!
June 3……………. $22,046………………………….. $ 460,150
June 10……………$ 20,360…………………………..$ 480,510
Please continue to remember your Church in your legacy trusts & wills - that gift is also greatly appreciated!