11-12-2019 FUMC Tuesday Tickle Hey Everyone, I hope you are having a blessed week. I knew it would be cooler in Blairsville…but this is a little much!
Join us tomorrow at 5 pm for our Wednesday night supper provided this week by FirstYouth. If you can’t be here at 5, join us when you can. Children and youth activities follow at 6 pm. Also at 6 pm, our Honduras mission team will be sharing about their recent trip to Orphanage Emmanuel. Come hear about all the ways God is at work in this special place and in these young lives.
Finally, thank you for your support of Operation Christmas Child and the Turkey Tree. If you haven’t been able to yet, you can still pick up a Christmas box in the MAC and just a handful of helping hands from the Turkey Tree remain. Grace and Peace, Don
Welcome New Members: Harry and Pat Jinks 7 Choestoe Falls RV 770 548 3382
Can You Help? The Worship Design Team for our 9:45 service “The Well” is looking for working white Christmas tree lights, and solid red, silver and/or gold round ornaments. If you have any that we can use, they can be dropped off in the marked box next to the stage in the MAC. Please do so by Friday, November 22nd!! Thank You!
“Night to Shine” Registration Now Open! Volunteers, Guests and Sponsors… Check our church website. Also, our church will sponsor the Night to Shine honored guest gift gags. Please note “NTS Gifts” on the memo line of your donation.
Mark your calendars for Friday, February 7, 2020!
Wednesday… “FirstFAMILY” Nights! 5:00pm Fellowship Supper 6:00pm Age-Group Activities “FirstKIDS” FUNdamentals (grades 1-5) Meets in the “FUNdamentals room (lower level of the Children’s wing). Led by Emily Stafford, Director of Children’s Ministries. “FirstYOUTH” (grades 6-12) Bible Study and Mission Activities. Meets in room M-0 (lower level of the MAC). Led by Jennifer DLM, Director of Youth Ministries. “Adult Studies” 6:00 pm The Orphanage Emmanuel Mission Team will be available to share their testimony and answer questions about their recent mission trip at 6:00 pm. We will meet in the Friendship SS Class downstairs in the MAC. Hear about the impact you had on the team with your letters from home, impact on lives with God’s work at OE, pictures and fund stories of fellowship. “FirstMOMS” Fellowship Meets in the Church Conference Room. Moms are invited to join an informal time of “table talk” sharing and fellowship while their children attend our Wednesday “FUNdamentals” program. Group is facilitated by Katie Mashburn. “FirstFAMILY” Night Supper Wednesday, November 13th Baked potato bar, salad and dessert This a fundrasier for FirstYOUTH. Operation Christmas Child It’s time to pack that shoebox! Brochures with all the instructions you need to pack a box, an identification label for your box, and the boxes themselves are available in the MAC. Deadline for turning in your shoebox is Wednesday, November 20th. Weekday Bible Studies! Men’s Bible Study meets on Tuesday’s at 10:00am in room M-7 (lower level of the MAC). Ladies Bible Study meets on Wednesday’s at 10:00am in room M-1 (lower level of the MAC). New study coming Nov. 13th Beth Moore’s Jesus: The One and Only. Contact Alice Janessa, Paula Myers or Doris Eshelman for more info. Morning Glory Circle “Coat Drive” Drop your gently used coats (all sizes) in the MAC lobby closet. Coats will be distributed this Fall to needy families in our community. Help keep someone warm this Winter! If you or someone you know is in need of a Thanksgiving Dinner, one can be provided. Just call the church office and arrangements can be made for you to pick up, dine in or have a meal delivered on Thanksgiving day. Morning Glory Circle’s Traveling Gift Shop returns this Sunday, November 17th when it travels to its special holiday sale table location in the Narthex. Regular and one -season-only items will be available in limited quantities….such as cross & flame backpacks, rhinestone t-shirt, and sweatshirt plus an Amazing Grace lux0-leathr Bible tote. All items make thoughtful holiday gifts. Items are sold at cost. Any doations for items above their cost funds the Circle’s projects. There are a limited number of cookbooks still available for sale. Contact the church office or Stan to get one. Cost $10. At the MAC! Walking Track & Weight Room Hours Monday-Thursday 8am-5pm / Friday 8am-1pm NEW CLASS Beginning November 18th… “BalloFlex” BalloFlex is a seated chair fitness program for all ages and fitness levels. This fresh new fitness program is done to the rhythm of your favorite music, easily modified, low impact, and tones all major muscle groups. It is a complete core workout from the seated position. Advanced age, limited mobility, pain…none of these is an excuse to not try BalloFlex. Class will be led by Certified BalloFlex instructor Cynthia Lyles and will meet Mondays at 1:00pm in room M-0 (1st floor). Cost is $3.00 per class (free to 75 and over). “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, Wednesdays, 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. There is free play 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. Mark Your Calendars! Nov 24 “Hanging of the Greens” Service Dec 4 “Churchwide Holiday Meal” 5pm in the MAC Dec 14 Children’s Ministry “Parents Night Out” Dec 15 Chancel Choir Christmas Cantata Dec 24 Christmas Eve Candlelight Services 5pm & 7&11 Jan 9 OASIS Winter Session Begins Please Help Us at the church by keeping us informed of any sickness or procedures that you or any of our members may be experiencing. Thank you! You can contact our Director of Pastoral Care, Rev. Mike Cloyd at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the church office @ 706-745-2073. Prayer Concerns and Celebrations: GENERAL: 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 Church staff team and their extended families All our expecting “Mommies to be” All those with Alzheimers/Dementia related struggles SPECIFIC: Margie Bowron - recovering from carpal tunnel surgery Eva Breedlove - Back Issues Courtney Bruce - recovering from surgery Shannon Burgess brother in law (Steve) - cancer Joyce Byers - back procedure Helen Colwell - vertigo Mel Crask - carpal tunnel Sonya Alexander Cristofaro sister (Linda) -radiation treatments Marcie Culpepper - recovering from knee replacement surgery Lee Dunham - recovering from foot surgery Shane Douylliez - knee replacement surgery Jesse Eady - kidney issues Kristen Engler - healing Dee Freed’s father (Kenneth Newman) - continued treatments for colon cancer Kevin Garland - Young Harris music intern at Shepherd Center in Atlanta for brain bleed Deidra Gilbert’s Mother - getting settled and making new friends Maggie Guerrier - beginning process for consideration for Kidney transplant LuAnn Head - MS active again Camille Higginbotham - general health George Houdeshel - general health Miki Johnson (Laura Wilcher’s mom) - recent surgery Rod Johnson - fell, fractured right shoulder & other issues Greg Lane -at home Cecil Lewis - recovery after surgery Loretta McIntosh - biopsy Don Murphy - recovering from bypass surgery Ray Norwood - health issues Helen Owenby - general health Mike and Liz Plott - death of their son Judd Nisia Redgrave - Chatuge Rehab (Green 27) Karen Rice - recovering from surgery Margie Richards - home with bronchitis Kerry Rittenhouse - Mother on chemo Pat & Erica Ryan’s baby born at 28 weeks Rhonda Schlienger - poor kidney function - prepping for dialysis Joe & Kim Tatman’s grandson, Lawson - broken femur Bob Taylor - surgical procedure to relieve pain in neck Norm Thompson - foot infection, moved to Chatuge Hospital Carole Thompson - back issues Evelyn Ueltzen’s sister-in-law (Heidi) - begins 12 weeks of radiation Carol Warren – chronic back issues. Sharon Willits - general health Norris Wood - in PIedmont Hospital recovering from open heart surgery A Note from Your Finance Team THANK YOU!!! ………………. . …… .Received……….. .YTD Received November 3…….. 29,622………………. 1,038,118 November 10…….27,022………………. 1,065,141 Please continue to remember your Church in your legacy trusts & wills - that gift is also greatly appreciated!