Yes, another new lighthouse appeared this last Sunday. It was lovingly created by the Union County High School Metal work shop for our Finance team in support of our Stewardship journey this year! That lighthouse at the MAC desk will draw you to the blank 2019 “Estimate of Giving” cards. As you fill one out, put one small card (remembering the yes/no questions on the back) into one of the treasure chests and the card with your household name into the other chest - totally confidential! We received another 22 cards this last Sunday - so it is not too late to participate. Use either the treasure chests at the new lighthouse located at the MAC desk or the treasure chests in the Sanctuary Narthex. Thank you so much for your response this year. To God be the Glory!
“Red” Campbell suffered a heart attack and passed away this past Friday in Florida. Arrangements are unknown. Karen’s Florida address is 50 Country Club Lane, Mulberry, FL 33860. Please surround Karen and the rest of the family with your prayers.
Wednesday Night Nurture activities this night of “Trick or Treat!”
Supper at 5:00 pm
Spooktacular Supper: Ghoulash, booroccoli, harvest salad, pumpkin rolls, candy corn cake bars (you’ve got to come to this!!!)
Adult Bible Study - led by Mike Cloyd at 6:00 pm in the Fidelis SS room, continuing in the book of Esther
Handbells at 6:00 pm
Choir at 7:00 pm
There is no Youth Gathering or Children’s activities this night
Flu Protocols Begin:
That means we are doing the following things:
Reminding everyone that we are in the season of flu shots
Please stay home from Church if you are sick
Re-establish that habit of coughing into your elbow rather than into your hands
We have suspended our hand holding fellowship until Easter Sunday
Be sensitive to those around you during our time of Christian fellowship. We have many people who worship with us with compromised immune systems. There is many ways to pass the peace of Christ without shaking hands - read the actions of the people around you. Be grace filled.
Myron & Brenda Turner’s Grandson Brady will be participating in a Medical Mission Trip to the Amazon. If you would like to support Brady, he is collecting the follow items: Flip Flops (all sizes), Bar Soap, Tooth Brushes, Adult & Children’s Vitamins with Iron, Fishing Line, Lures & Hooks. There will be a collection box in the Narthex.
OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD: Boxes are still available for you to pick up in the MAC . The list of approved items is there too. Please have boxes returned with the $9 by November 15th.
Don’t forget to go through your coat closet and donate any gently used winter coats to the Morning Glory Circle coat collection. They will be distributing out to the community next month. Share the warmth and give a coat.Donations may be placed in the MAC closet across from the reception desk.
The best link to official United Methodist Church Denominational (Global) news comes from a publication from the United Methodist Communications office that you can subscribe to at the following website umcom.org
On that web page, click the large “Subscribe box.” In the window that comes up, select Weekly Digest under United Methodist News. You then get a summary email from the United Methodist Church sent to you each week regarding the major developments in core stories around the globe. Among many other things, updates on the upcoming Special Session of General Conference in February will be found there. The North Georgia Conference Web site is a good source of continuous information as well - ngumc.org
FUMC MISSIONS FAIR: On Sunday November 18th our church would once again like to shine a spotlight on all the Missions and Ministry operating within our congregation so that members can easily find a place to serve. If you are an advocate for a Mission or Ministry and would like to be included in this event, please email Kim Tatman now in order to have your service included in the literature and planning.
Night to Shine event will be held here at FUMC again next February.
Would you like to be a volunteer for Night to Shine – February 8, 2019? In the coming weeks - watch for a general on-line link to register as a volunteer.
Lastly, but most important…we are looking for many subcommittee leaders. If you would like to be involved in the planning please contact Kim & Joe Tatman.
Prayer Concerns and Celebrations:
May LOVE REIGN over fear, hate, and violence in the world
Those recovering from the storms
Our military families
The two UMC related agencies in our neighborhood (YHC & Branan Lodge)
Church Without Walls (CWOW’S) - Suches, GA
Our entire staff team and their families
All our expecting “Mommies to be”
All those with Alzheimers/Dementia related struggles
Family of Red Campbell in his recent passing
Bud Akins - melanoma diagnosis - test results today are encouraging
Carol Head’s family - recent loss
Lisa Wilson- knee concerns
Judy Walls brother in Texas is in Hospice Care
Julie Sundsted’s brother (David) - lung cancer surgery tomorrow 10-31
Ruth Stefko’s daughter Dawn - general health
Joan Shaw - lung cancer diagnosis - begun Chemo/Radiation - surgery later
Bart & Richard Hoibraten - step mother in CA in hospice
Margie Bowron - general health
Dee Freed’s father (Kenneth Newman) - colon cancer has spread)
Rod McClarnon - cardiac concerns and needed eye surgery
Claudia Dupree - general health (and health of her Daughter Jenny)
George Houdeshel - general health
Kerry Rittenhouse - Mother on chemo
Rev. Harold Smith - now home with Janice - doing in-home therapy
Phil Sallings - general health
Shannon Burgess two nephews (Luke - pancreas & Matt - colon cancer) - and brother in law (Steve) - cancer
Kathy Zimmerman’s sister (Alice Pollert) - hospice care
Shirley Cobb/Eva Breedlove/Carol Warren/ Kim Kuykendall – chronic back/neck/pain issues.
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!
Through us God will reach people, touch souls, change hearts, and launch disciples (that’s Church!)
A Note from Your Finance Team
We usually have a very strong October because we benefit from the proceeds of the FALL Festival for the MAC loan. But even with our amazing Fall Festival, we do not remember having a $116,474 October before!
………………. . …….Received……….. .YTD Received
October 7th……..$22,450 ……………….$830,733
October 14th….. $42,449………………..$855,163
The numbers are a little skewed “up” from the Fall Festival numbers this month, but our current 43 week YTD giving rate would project us to end the year at $1,118,642.
Well done Church!
Please continue to remember your Church in your legacy trusts & wills - that gift is also greatly appreciated!