Lot’s to tell you about - so I am typing in short sentences!

ASH Wed service was awesome - LENT has begun. Don’t miss our Lenten Sermon series, “What Should Churches Do Well?”

Super Chef showdown raised over $12,000 from our community for Hope House - THANK YOU! That was a new record!

Haven Project (community ministry to families with people with special needs) kicked off successfully on Friday night.

Please come to the Red Bird KY Mission trip info meeting tonight at Sharp Memorial UMC Fellowship Hall on YHC campus at 6 pm. The week long trip that costs $375 per person is Sept 8-14. Come ask your questions!!!
If you have never done a mission trip, this is a GREAT FIRST TRIP!

UMC 101 Class will meet this Wed at 6 pm in the Sanctuary.

Wed night dinner fundraiser for Scouts upcoming hiking trip - PLEASE COME!

There is a Radon Gas presentation in the Civic Center Wed from 1-2 pm but you need to call to register 706-439-6030.

OASIS Spring session begins March 28.

UMCOR Sunday is March 31 - second mile giving that Sunday will be to support the “United Methodist Committee on Relief” activities.
God’s Peace,

Congratulations to FirstYouth and their tireless leaders Jennifer and Ragan on taking 3rd place for the amount of jug money raised at the Super Chef Showdown this past Saturday. They did an outstanding job preparing their meatballs and appreciate all the support from the FUMC family!

Wednesday Night Nurture
Menu: BBQ meal with all the fixin’s - fundraiser for the Boy Scouts
Adult Bible Study will begin at 6 pm along with Children and Youth
Handbells 6:00 pm
Choir 7:00 pm

Red Cross Blood Drive - this upcoming Sunday
First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall
Sunday, March 24th 9:00AM – 1:30PM
Schedule your blood donation appointment today.
Please call 1-800-REDCROSS (1-800-733-2767),
OR visit redcrossblood.org OR call Nancy at (706) 745-4870.

Daffodils, sold by our Relay for Life team, delivery date has been changed. They will now be delivered on Monday, April 1st. You may pick them up in the small Mac dinning room at 6:00 pm. Please make your check payable to Relay for Life.

Trustees Work Continues with Your Help:
Your Trustees have been involved in many projects around the church campus. We are thankful that the Church Bus has all new tires now (to match the new tires put on both vans last year.) The lights in the MAC desk area that have been repeatedly failing have been upgraded to a new style. Over 20 of the “up high” lights in the MAC that had been burned out have been replaced. The MAC stage lights and worship service related lights have been replaced. The recent HVAC problem (no heat) in the Sanctuary choir room was due to a burned out blower motor - it has been replaced and the system is fully functional again. We are currently installing the next step in our church security improvement initiative. You will notice many security cameras being installed at our entrance doors and at various appropriate places around the church. That system is integrated into a new DVR recorder. This is the next step in multiple security related upgrades. Underground conduit for new underground power lines have been installed to the front entrance area and other key places as we prepare for external lighting related upgrades across campus. This and much more is all made possible through your continued giving to the general fund of our church! THANK YOU!

In-house registration has begun for our preschool CEC. Please come in on a preschool morning (Monday, Wednesday, Friday) between 9 and noon to register with our Director Heidi Hall.Registration is non-refundable $100 and tuition for 2019-2020 is $100/month.

Michael Bruce will have a workday for his Eagle Scout project on Monday, March 18th beginning at 8:30 am. He is building a deck on the playground hillside. Anyone interested in helping out is welcome to join, just bring your work gloves and safety glasses.

New Women’s Study begins THIS Wednesday !
Jeremiah offers women hope for living in an uncertain world by learning to navigate the challenges and circumstances of their lives. This 6 week study in the book of Jeremiah examines God’s words of instruction through the prophet for intentional living to overcome fear, worry, and doubt as we surrender our wills to God’s WILL and put our hope in God alone. The study is in the lower level of the MAC in the center Youth room space at 10 am.

Circle of Love invites all Ladies in our Church Family to a baby shower in honor of Baby Girl Collins and her mom Ashley Taylor Collins on Sunday, April 7th immediately after the 11:00 Traditional Service in the fellowship hall. Baby Girl Collins is registered at Walmart and Amazon. Ashley is the daughter of Glenda Taylor.

Prayer Concerns and Celebrations:
May LOVE REIGN over fear, hate, and violence in our world
All those impacted by the tornadoes in the South East
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 extended families
All our expecting “Mommies to be”
All those with Alzheimers/Dementia related struggles
JoAnn Mayhew - general health
Glen Boland - now under hospice care
Nikki Schuknecht - recent passing of her mother
Paula Myers - rotator cuff surgery today
Bob Taylor - testing on source of chronic neck and back pain
Rev. Winfred Pitts (Shady Grove UMC pastor) neck surgery went well
Bill Gleasure - general health
Deidra Gilbert’s Mother in Mississippi - lung cancer
Maggie Plott - thyroid related testing
Deputy Todd Smith - recovering from cardiac event
June Colditz - undergoing treatments for lymphoma
Carole Thompson - general health
Kim Kuykendall - using new spinal stimulator implant for pain control
Camille Higginbotham - general health
Eileen Nichols - general health
Helen Owenby - general health
Nisia Redgrave - Chatuge Rehab (Green 27)
Sonya Alexander Cristofaro sister (Linda) - radiation treatments
Larry Culpepper’s sister - general health
Margie Bowron - general health
Dee Freed’s father (Kenneth Newman) - colon cancer
George Houdeshel - general health
Kerry Rittenhouse - Mother on chemo
Rev. Harold Smith - now home with Janice - doing in-home therapy
Shannon Burgess brother in law (Steve) - cancer
Shirley Cobb/Eva Breedlove/Carol Warren/ Kim Kuykendall – 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


………………. . …… .Received……….. .YTD Received
March 3rd…………$24,132……………….$ 206,896
March 10th………..$16,283………………$ 223,179

Every gift given to the ministry of FUMC is greatly appreciated. We are trying to limit designated giving to only MAC Debt retirement and specified second mile giving that get lifted up in worship. You can rest assured that when you give to the General Fund, every ministry benefits from that gift. Thank you for your continued contributions of your time, talent, gifts, service and witness to the Kingdom of God.

Please continue to remember your Church in your legacy trusts & wills - that gift is also greatly appreciated!

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