It’s TIme ! ! !

It’s time to meet our new leader of the flock - Rev. Don Landen. Pastor Don, wife Heather and son Wesley will be our guests this coming Sunday at a reception in their honor. This will take place immediately after the 11 o’clock service in the fellowship hall.
He will begin preaching on June 30th.
Please continue to lift them up in prayer as they settle into a
new home, new town and new church.

Our Director of Pastoral Care, Mike Cloyd now has a FUMC email. It is blairsvillefumcmike@gmail.com.

Remember the youth and their fearless leaders in prayer as they work at Red Bird Mission in Kentucky this week.

COOKBOOK UPDATE!!! As of today we do not have the required amount of recipes to go forward with the cookbook… Please don’t wait until the deadline. FUMC is creating a custom cookbook featuring favorite recipes from our local and extended church family. These cookbooks will be professionally published and are sure to be a treasured keepsake for us all. All proceeds from the sale of the cookbooks will go toward retiring the MAC debt! We are asking you to submit 2-3 of your favorite recipes so you can be represented in our cookbook. There Are Two Ways To Submit Your Recipes…

To Submit Recipes Online (very easy): Go to www.typensave.com and click ‘Login.’ / Enter the User Name: FallFestFun / Enter the password: salt092 and click ‘Submit.’ / Enter your name and email address and click “Save” / Click ‘Add Recipes’ and you are ready to begin.

To Submit Recipes To The Church: At the MAC desk or in the Sanctuary narthex you will find Recipe Collection Sheets. Take a sheet and write your recipe, following the instruction listed. Drop the completed sheet in the labeled box.
Deadline for submitting recipes is July 1st (but please don’t wait until the last minute). Completed cookbooks will be available this Fall. For any questions contact Eileen Nichols at 561-635-6130 (leave a message).

The Prayer Quilt Ministry is missing TWO quilt books. If you borrowed them, it would be appreciated if you would return them.

“Labor of Love” Outreach Ministry Team
Our “Labor of Love” Outreach Ministry Team Coordinator Wayne Jones is in the process of creating a list of those that are interested in helping with Labor of Love projects. Wayne is attempting to match needs with the people who can help meet those needs. If you would like to get emails about future “Labor of Love” projects send your contact info to Wayne Jones at…

wayne_jones@sbcglobal.net

Youth Fundraising Wall
for Honduras Mission Continues to Move!
Our youth are preparing to go on mission to Orphanage Emmanuel in Honduras in October during Fall break. The fundraising wall is moving all around the church. If you haven’t already, please take a letter off the wall and place the dollar amount in the envelope. Envelopes can be put in the offering plate or turned into the church office. Thank you for helping make this mission trip opportunity a reality for several youth. During the week you can find the wall in the MAC lobby. Help a young person go and serve the Lord where you can’t go. Thank you!

July 4th Parking Team in Need! Can you serve? As we welcome the community to our church grounds there will be many activities happening. More details of the master plan coming next week! An immediate need is volunteers to serve on our parking team. If you can help the night of July 4th, call Bill Kolb at 706-487-9892.

Calling All Young-At-Heart…
Southern Belle Riverboat Senior Lunch Cruise!
— Tuesday, July 9 —
Join us on this special cruise as we go down the lazy Tennessee river in Chattanooga. Included is the riverboat’s famous slow cooked Prime Rib & Lemon Basil Chicken lunch. There will also be live entertainment playing good old favorites… plus free bingo! Grab a friend and come along! Cost is $35.00 per person and includes transportation and cruise. We will leave the church at 8:00am and return at approx. 5:30pm .Sign up by bringing the full amount to the church office. Registration deadline is Monday, July 1st Space is limited so reserve a spot early!

Mark Your Calendars!
Jun 23 Welcome Reception for Pastor Don Landen & Family
Jun 23 Vacation Bible School
Jun 30 Pastor Don Landen’s 1st Sunday in the Pulpit
July 1 Church Cookbook Recipes Due
July 4 Community Celebration & Fireworks
July 9 Young At Heart Chattanooga Lunch Cruise
Aug 9 Young At Heart “Back To School” Bunco Fellowship
Sep 5 “OASIS” Fall Session Begins

VBS - ROAR!
VBS begins this coming Sunday. We ask everyone to join together in prayer for this coming week as little lives are touched with the love of Jesus. VBS runs Sunday-Thursday nights 5:00 pm til 8:00pm. There is a dinner beginning at 5 pm in the fellowship hall.
www.firstmethodistblairsville.com

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
Kelly Schuknecht’s granddaughter, Kayla Frank and new premature baby
Susan Forrester’s sister-in-law Ann Forrester- colon cancer
Jackie and Lamar Franklin’s daughter-in-law Sherry - kidney and bowel infections and pneumonia
Youth and chaperones -Red Bird mission this week
Bill Gleasure - failing health, hospice has been called in
Joan Chiras- broken pelvis, recouping at home
Anna Stone - recovering from brain surgery at home
JoAnn & Gene Strickland -loss of daughter
Georgia Jestings - recovering from fall
Lois Ward- recovering from broken pelvis, UG Nursing Home Room 221A
Bill Mollnhauer - broken leg
Lee Dunham - artery cleaned out
Margie Richards - recovering at home from procedure
John Hahn - throat cancer related treatments
Rhonda Schlienger - poor kidney function - prepping for dialysis
Greg Lane’s - Greg’s Father health issues
JoAnn Mayhew - back in the hospital
Kathy Heyer - recovering
Heidi Hall’s husband (Bill) - undergoing chemo treatments
Maggie Guerrier - beginning process for consideration for Kidney transplant
Susan Forrester’s brother Bobby - general health
Glen Boland - under hospice care at home
Bob Taylor - pain relief
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
June 2nd………..$ 26,484 ………………. $520,169
June 9th…………$ 20,843…………………$541,013
June 16th……….$ 22,648…………………$563,661

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

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