08-13-2019 FUMC Tuesday Tickle

Kickoffs!

Many of us cannot wait for the kickoff of football season whether it be high school, college, or pro. So, in anticipation and just for fun I’m inviting you to wear your team colors to worship on Sunday, August 25. I imagine it will be a sea of red and black, white and gold, various shades of orange, and other colors, though I do wonder who will have the most representatives. Invite a friend to worship with us on team spirit day and we’ll find out.

Also, don’t forget our Wednesday night activities kick off next Wednesday, August 21, as well. We will have a “picnic” supper of chicken fingers, baked beans, cole slaw, and mac and cheese beginning at 5 pm. You are invited to bring a dessert to share. Following the meal, programs and ministries for kids, youth, and adults begin around 6 pm. If you can’t quite make it at 5 pm, join us for supper anyway. We’ll save a plate for you. I hope to see you there.

Retired Clergy: Wesley Woods of Blairsville is seeking a retired North Georgia Conference pastor to serve as chaplain to their vibrant, active residents. When people face challenges in their senior years, an on-site chaplain provides care and comfort critical to their journey. The position would be approximately 20 hours a week, with flexibility of schedule to accommodate grandchildren and travel. Please contact Rev. Karen Kagiyama, O. Wayne Rollins Director of Pastoral Care, at karen.kagiyama@wesleywoods.org or 678-234-4977 for more information.

Go Dawgs,
Don

CEC preschool Parent Night is this Thursday, 15th from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm. First school day is Monday, 19th.
EVERYONE, please be on alert as you drive into the parking lot for little beings.

Youth Ministry
Name Tag Fundraiser!

Tired of sticking a pin through your silk dress or putting a crinkle in your suit lapel by clasping on a name tag? Members of firstYOUTH will be at every worship service on Sunday prepared to take your order for one of our Magnetic Church Name Tags! These tags are $10 each. Look for a member of firstYOUTH to place your order!

We have TWO new crosswalks to help protect our little ones while crossing through the parking lot to get to the playground. The first crosswalk goes between the top stairs out from the sanctuary across the upper parking lot. If you see the children crossing, please come to a complete stop until they have all passed.

The second one is less obvious but is just as important. It runs perpendicular to the parking spots against the pavement to the playground sidewalk. These parking spots are still useable but do NOT pull up to the curb. Please leave the marked space empty so the children may walk in the crosswalk. NOTE how the car on the left is parked INTO the crosswalk. DO NOT park in the crosswalk. There is plenty of space for you to park outside of the crosswalk.

Weekday Bible Studies!

Men’s Bible Study meets on Tuesday’s at 10:00am in room M-7 (lower level of the MAC). Church Morgan is leading us through a study of 2 Corrinthians. All FUMC men are invited to come and bring a friend.
Ladies Bible Study Begins September 11th… and will meet on Wednesday’s at 10:00am in room M-1 (lower level of the MAC). Ladies will be doing the study “ROMANS… Good News That Changes Everything” by Melissa Spoelstra… We live in a world full of bad news. The media recounts stories of natural disasters, violence, and conflict. In the midst of all this heartbreak, we can’t lose sight of the fact that God has given us good news. We call it the gospel. In this six-week study of the Book of Romans, we will be highlighting the good news about faith, grace, daily life, God’s plan, relationships, and eternity. Whatever bad news we may receive, in Romans we will find good news to encourage and transform us. Mark your calendar!

SERVANTS NEEDED!
Have you found your place of service here at FUMC? Pray about these opportunities…

Media Volunteers are needed (sound & video) for the Media booth at all three worship services.
Worship Design help in the MAC for the “The Well”. Training will be provided. Please contact the church office if you are interested.
Nursery volunteers are needed during the 8:30 and 11:00 Sunday services. Please contact Donna Fredericks @ 239-821-0178.

OASIS Fall Registration Has Begun!

OASIS Dates to Note…

September 5 Fall Session Begins
October 10 No Class Session
October 31 Fall Session Concludes

“Young At Heart” Autumn Day Trip
Great Smoky Mountains Railroad
Thursday, November 7th

Departing from Bryson City, this four hour excursion travels 32 miles round-trip to Dillsboro, NC and back to the Bryson City depot. Pass by the infamous movie set of The Fugitive. This trip includes an hour-and-a-half layover in the historic town of Dillsboro, where you’ll find more than fifty shops, restaurants, bed and breakfasts and country Inns. There is time to shop, snack, and visit the many unique shops before returning to Bryson City. Cost is $50.00 per person plus $ for lunch on your own in Dillsboro. Cost includes transportation and train ticket. We will leave the church at 8:00am and return at approx. 4:00pm .Sign up by bringing the full amount to the church office. Space is limited!

Beginning Sunday, August 4th, the Morning Glory Circle’s Traveling Gift Shop will make its Sunday location at the MAC Welcome Desk and be open from 9:30 to 9:45 am and 10:40 to 11:00 am. We have UMC cross and flame necklaces, key rings and bookmarks, as well as Wesley coins and totes. Please come visit us!

There is a Need for a Videographer for Night to Shine in February. If you know of someone, please contact Kim Tatman at 404 226 2531.

Church Cookbooks Have Been Ordered… and will be available sometime in mid September. Cost is $10.00. Remember, all proceeds from the Cookbook efforts go to retire the MAC debt. Thank you FUMC cooks!

At the MAC!
Regular Walking Track & Weight Room Hours
Monday-Thursday 8am-5pm / Friday 8am-1pm

“Fast-Effective-Fitness”. “FEF” meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30pm - 6:30pm in the lower level of the MAC. Led by Rev. Mike Welch. Cost is $4.00 per class.
“Strength-Stretch-Balance”: SSB is a 1 hour class meets on Tuesdays and Fridays at 9:15am in room M-32. Class is led by Lisa Toups. Cost is $5.00 per class.
“PIYO”: 45 minute “Yoga and Pilates combined”. Meets on Monday’s at 10:00am in room M-0 (first floor of the MAC) Cost is $5.00 per class.
Christ Centered Yoga: This 1 hour class is led by Pat Tomzyck. Cost is $5.00 per class. Bring your own yoga mat. Meets Tuesdays at 9:00am in Room M-0.
“Tai Chi”: Tuesdays at 1:30pm downstairs in room M-0 of the MAC. Class is led by Dr. Dennis Tidwell. Cost is $10.00 per class.
Pickleball! Pickleball is a paddle sport created for all ages and skill levels. The local club plays in the MAC on Mondays & Tuesdays from 1:00pm - 4:30pm …everyone is welcome. There are plenty of experienced players there to get you started.

Missions at the MAC! In the MAC lobby there are several opportunities for you to give to local missions. Currently they are…
The Hope House meeting local needs!
The Food Bank meeting local food needs!
The Women’s Enrichment Center” A list of their needs is attached to the box.

We are missing a 10 ft. step ladder from the MAC. If you have borrowed it would you please return it. If you know where it might be call Stan at the church 706-745-2073.

Congratulations to “Church Without Walls” as this summer marks their 80th anniversary.

PLANNING HAS BEGUN… for our annual FUMC Fall Festival. This year’s dates are Friday, October 11th & Saturday, October 12th. Crafters, we will again be counting on you to help us with items as well as ya’ll who put away Jams and Jellies for the Country Store. All proceeds from our Festival go toward retiring our MAC debt. Everybody has a part to play! Start working now! More news coming soon!

Mark Your Calendars!
Aug 21 Wednesday Fellowship Picnic & Age Group Bible Study
Sep 5 “OASIS” Fall Session Begins
Sep 11 Wednesday Ladies Bible Study Returns
Oct 11-12 FUMC Fall Festival
Oct 14-19 Honduras Mission Trip to Orphanage Emmanuel
Nov 7 Young At Heart Autumn Day Trip

Prayer Concerns and Celebrations:
GENERAL:
May LOVE REIGN over fear, hate, and violence in our world
Our military families
All in hospice care
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”
All those with Alzheimers/Dementia related struggles
SPECIFIC:
Norma Jean Anderson’s brother, Wendell - mouth cancer,surgery
Kirby Bowron’s nephew - lung

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