Any day that we get the precious privilege to watch a youth give their life to Christ and be baptized is a great day. How precious it was to see Katelynn come to the water’s edge with a knowing smile and the confidence of a child of God. I was so honored to stand with her in that Holy Moment.

I also want to acknowledge our Relay for Life Team effort as all our resources pulled off an amazing celebration Saturday night. If you only knew how many people work so very hard doing hundreds of things to make that night special for all. I was honored to dance beside you (that’s all I am going to say!)

Wednesday Night is our end of season picnic. We have a numbers of folks grilling hamburgers and hot dogs. Drinks are also provided. What we ask is the everyone who comes brings sides or desserts. We will be eating inside the MAC beginning at 5 pm. Come hang out with us. Shannon is doing Fundamentals and Jennifer is doing the Youth Gathering - both at 6 pm.

Lastly, this coming Sunday is promotion Sunday. We would love to lift up your graduating High School youth or graduating Collegiate young adult if you give us your permission to do so (and a pict would be nice if possible.)
Please send information to Evelyn no later than Thursday noon to be included.
BlairsvilleFUMCEvelyn@gmail.com
God’s Peace,
mark

Welcome New Members!
Katelynn Rosser - 167 Harkins Young Road, Blairsville
Margie Richards - 23 Jackson Heights #D, Blairsville
Helen Colwell - 56 Pat Colwell Road, Blairsville
Donna and Bill Fredericks - 82 Silver Maple Lane, Blairsville
WOO! HOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

TONIGHT: Red Bird Adult Mission Trip Orientation Mtg at FUMC:
To those who attended the information meeting regarding the September 2019 Red Bird Mission Work Camp trip (September 8-14) and to those who have expressed an interest in the trip, there will be a team meeting this coming Tuesday, May 14, 6:00 p.m. at FUMC in the Fellowship Hall. The Connection Group Mission trip is scheduled for Sunday, September 8-Saturday, September 14. At the meeting, Rev. Katie Strals and I will cover information about particulars and answer questions. We would like to ensure that everyone who is interested in this ministry has an opportunity to learn about it and participate as they are led. Cost is $375 for the week long trip (includes materials, room and food.)

Get Ready to ROAR for VBS!
Emily Stafford and Susan Forrester will be co-leading this year’s Vacation Bible School event June 23-27. If you would like to register as a volunteer or to register your child as a participant you can do so on our church website home page and click on the ROAR registration link. Our web site is:
www.firstmethodistblairsville.com

Is God leading you to be part of a mission team?
Have you ever considered joining a mission team? If you have thought about either of these questions then we have several opportunities for you. You may have read in past announcements that our church is organizing two mission trips this year. The first trip is our annual trek to Red Bird Missions in Kentucky. The dates for this trip are: September 8-14th. The second mission trip this year is to Orphanage Emmanuel in Honduras. The dates for this trip are: October 12-19th. If you would like more information on either of these trips please let me know via email: pjsteinke60@yahoo.com and I will have the leaders of these trips contact you.

Calling All Cooks! Ready! Set ! Go!
You may now submit 2 of your favorite recipes by one of two ways:
Online @www.morriscookbooks.com Under the typensave tab
Username: Fall FestFun
Passcode: salt092
Submit your personally handwritten recipe on the recipe collection sheet provided at the MAC desk. Place your recipe in the collection box located in the narthex or at the MAC desk. We’ll happily enter them for you.

Our goal is to have all recipe submissions no later than July 1st. Our goal is to have church presale orders be completed and cooksbooks available for our Fall Festival in October.

Your Fall Festival Fundraiser Cookbook Team:
Eileen Nichols suki2nich@aol.com (561) 635-6130
Barb Hahn bahahn19@gmail.com (706) 835 1289
Carol Engler paprika91@hotmail.com

Prayer Quilt Ministry:
There are prayer quilts in the chapel ready to receive prayers - please stop in , pray for the specific situation listed on the quilt and tie a knot for each prayer you pray.

Prayer Concerns and Celebrations:
May LOVE REIGN over fear, hate, and violence in our world
Our military families
The two UMC related agencies in our neighborhood (YHC & Branan Lodge)
Our Church Without Walls (CWOW’S) - Suches, GA
Our entire staff team and their extended families
All our expecting “Mommies to be” - four that we know of right now!
All those with Alzheimers/Dementia related struggles
All the Pastoral Families moving & all the congregations in transition
Rev. Don Landen (Heather and Wesley) - our inbound pastoral family
JoAnn & Gene Strickland - daughter Debbie in ICU in Gainesville
Maime Rogers (and rest of the family) - recent passing of Ray Rogers
Bill Mollnhauer - broken leg
Margie Richards - carotid artery procedure in Gainesville Wednesday
John Hahn - throat cancer related treatments
Evelyn Ueltzen - wrist healing
Walt & Susan Forrester - new grandson Noah came into our world
Rhonda Schlienger - poor kidney function - prepping for dialysis
Lee Dunham - upcoming procedure to improve foot circulation
Greg Lane’s Father’s wife passed - Greg’s Father health issues
Shirley Cobb’s brother passed (not in Blairsville)
JoAnn Mayhew - moved back home
Kathy Hyer - general health
Rev. Rod McClarnon - eyesight
Heidi Hall’s husband (Bill) - recovering from surgery
John Vogeley - needs bypass surgery
Maggie Guerrier - general health and back on kidney transplant list
Susan Forrester’s brother Bobby - general health
Glen Boland - under hospice care at home
Bob Taylor - pain relief
Bill Gleasure - general health
Deidra Gilbert’s Mother in Mississippi - lung cancer
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
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
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
THANK YOU!!!

………………. . …… .Received……….. .YTD Received
May 5th…………..$30,048………………$ 433,353
May 12th…………$17,831………………$ 451,184

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

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