I will be finishing this cycle of UM101 classes this Wednesday in the Sanctuary. We will be discussing UM ordination and related topics. I have a 15 minute video that we will begin with that will end our conversation on Salvation from last week (and dovetail nicely into this last Sunday’s message.)
Spring Session of OASIS begins this week on Thursday!
We will be celebrating a special day of Worship in Song on April 7 during this season of Lent. Our Worship Choir and guest instrumentalists will offer our Easter Cantata on that day at our 8:30 and 11 am worship services. Our Praise Band OVERFLOW will be offering a very special “Easter themed” Worship in Song service at THE WELL at 9 :45 on that day. Come to any or all of these services to be embraced by the Spirit of God through song. Our goal is to sing the story at all 3 services on April 7 in preparation to live the story in WORD through Holy week April 14 - 21.
Wednesday Night Nurture
Menu: Choir Night - Loaded Poutine, fries with a full meal piled on top, salad, and dessert
Adult Bible Study will begin at 6 pm along with Children and Youth
Handbells 6:00 pm
Choir 7:00 pm
New Member in 9:45 service - Sandy Flodder 330 Porter Place, Blairsville
Please remember to return your Women’s Enrichment Baby Bottles this coming Sunday!
Thank you to everyone that donated blood at our Red Cross Blood Drive on March 24th. The drive collected 31 units which saved 93 lives! Also, thanks to everyone that volunteered during the drive. Please mark your calendars; our next Blood Drive is June 16th. The Health Cabinet.
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.
Prayer Quilt Ministry Needs Your Help:
If you have borrowed the book, “A Fabric of Faith - A Guide to Prayer” - they need it returned for their ministry. Thanks!
Public registration for our preschool CEC began on Monday, 25th. Applications can be gotten any 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. And yes, we are filling up quickly again! Don’t wait too long.
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.
We are preparing a wonderful custom cookbook as part of our Fall Festival Fundraiser. Our FUMC cookbook will be professionally published and there will be online access for each cookbook purchased.It is certain to become a treasured keepsake.
Please submit up to 2 favorite recipes. Thank you for contributing to make our cookbook a huge success. We already know we have many wonderful cooks amongst us.
we anticipate a great demand for our cookbooks, and we want to be certain to order plenty to supply the demand. In the near future, you will be able to pre-order as many cookbooks as you think you may need for yourself, your family and friends.
Start thinking birthday and Christmas gifts.
Be watching for further information.
Prayer Concerns and Celebrations:
May LOVE REIGN over fear, hate, and violence in our world
Mozambique Africa Devastation from Cyclone
Flooding in the midwest US
Our Union County students
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
Ray Rogers - moved from UGH to Chatuge Rehab
Susan Forrester’s brother Bobby - general health
Sue Stewart - recent loss
Glen Boland - under hospice care at home
Alan & Kathy Zimmerman’s Daughter Anne - blood clot in arm
Gary Marshall - recent hospitalization from gall bladder (home now)
Paula Myers - rotator cuff surgery - recovering nicely
Bob Taylor - chronic neck and back pain
Bill Gleasure - general health
Deidra Gilbert’s Mother in Mississippi - lung cancer
Maggie Plott - thyroid related testing
Katie Ziegler (Mark & Shannon’s daughter) - still waiting pathology
Deputy Todd Smith - strengthening - returned to desk duty
June Colditz - undergoing treatments for lymphoma
Carole Thompson - general health
Camille Higginbotham - 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 - in and out of hospital this weekend - back home
Dee Freed’s father (Kenneth Newman) - colon cancer
George Houdeshel - general health
Kerry Rittenhouse - Mother on chemo
Rev. Harold Smith - 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
March 17th………..$19,237………………$ 242,417
March 24th………..$10,057………………$ 252,474
Pastor Mark made a special appeal Sunday that as we close out March this coming Sunday, we would appreciate any help you can provide to make our shared vision of hiring more clergy staffing a reality. Help us if you can.
Please continue to remember your Church in your legacy trusts & wills - that gift is also greatly appreciated!