11-26-2019 FUMC Tuesday Tickle A HUGE thank you to our youth for leading our Hanging of the Greens service on Sunday. It was a moving time of worship where we prepared ourselves and the sanctuary for the season of Advent as we look forward to the coming of Christ. Find out more about this season in our December newsletter. As Thanksgiving approaches, I also want you to know how thankful I am for God’s work in the life of this congregation. This Thanksgiving I am giving thanks for your giving spirit. In the last few weeks alone, you have shared nearly 250 coats with those in our community, 185 Christmas boxes with children around the world, and 21 Thanksgiving meals so that families in our area can celebrate that meal with their families in their homes. This is God at work in the world through you. Thank you! Don’t forget to count your blessings. Have a happy Thanksgiving. Don Union County’s Thanksgiving Community Dinner! Thank you to those who are volunterring in the kitchen to do prep work for the Thursday meal offered to the community! Also… 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. LOST - Faye Eubanks has lost her Sunday School book. If anyone has seen or has picked up a hard bound Max Lucado book Glory Days, please return it to the church office. Thank you! Reminder!!! The MAC and Church Offices will be closed Wednesday - Friday November 27,28 & 29 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. They will re-open on Monday, December 2nd. Have a Happy Thanksgiving! Our Christmas “Angel Tree” is up in the MAC lobby. Please take an Angel off the tree and purchase the gift on the Angel. You can leave the gift (unwrapped) back under the tree. Gifts will be donated to the Union Count Sheriff’s Department for distribution to needy children in Union County. Please have gifts back by December 10th. This mission project is sponsored by our Ladies Bible study. “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! Join Us! Wednesday… “FirstFAMILY” Nights! 5:00pm Fellowship Supper 6:00pm Age-Group Activities THIS WEEK’S ACTIVITIES ARE CANCELLED! “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” Pastor Don’s Adult Bible Study “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 The Next Wednesday Family Night Supper is our Churchwide Holiday Meal on December 4th. 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). The study will resume on January 8th. For info Contact Alice Janessa, Paula Myers or Doris Eshelman. ON BREAK TILL THE NEW YEAR. Morning Glory Circle Coat Drive has concluded! Thank you for your contributions! The Prayer Quilt Ministry is now accepting requests for prayer quilts. Contact Paula Myers 706 745 5760 for further information or pick up a flyer off of the narthex desk. Completed quilts are placed in the Bray Chapel to receive your prayers and knots. Please stop by throughout the week. Church Cookbooks Still Available for sale. Contact the church office or Stan to get one. Cost $10. Mark Your Calendars! The next Orphanage Emmanuel mission trip is schedule for May 16-23, 2020. For information please contact Joe Tatman via email: firstname.lastname@example.org At the MAC! Walking Track & Weight Room Hours Monday-Thursday 8am-5pm / Friday 8am-1pm Reminder! (MAC will be closed Wed-Fri November 27-29) “BalloFlex”: A seated chair fitness program for all ages and fitness levels. Class is led by Certified BalloFlex instructor Cynthia Lyles and meets 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! Dec 4 “Churchwide Holiday Meal” 5pm in the MAC Dec 14 Children’s Ministry “Winter Mini VBS” Dec 15 Chancel Choir Christmas Cantata Dec 24 Christmas Eve Candlelight Services 5pm & 7pm 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 email@example.com 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 those with Alzheimers/Dementia related struggles SPECIFIC: Margie Bowron - recovering from carpal tunnel surgery Eva Breedlove - Back Issues Shannon Burgess brother in law (Steve) - cancer Joyce Byers - back procedure Helen Colwell - vertigo Sonya Alexander Cristofaro sister (Linda) -radiation treatments Marcie Culpepper - recovering from knee replacement 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 - Under Hospice care Greg Lane -at home Cecil Lewis - recovery after surgery Loretta McIntosh - biopsy results were good Don Murphy - recovering from bypass surgery Ray Norwood - health issues Helen Owenby - general health Dinah Paris’ sister died Mike and Liz Plott - recent loss of their son Nisia Redgrave - Chatuge Rehab (Green 27) Margie Richards - home with bronchitis Kerry Rittenhouse - Mother on chemo Pat & Erica Ryan’s baby born at 28 weeks Shirley Smith - undergoing radiation treatments for breast cancer Rhonda Schlienger - poor kidney function - prepping for dialysis Joe Tatman’s sister Doris Richards- on hospice care Bob Taylor - surgical procedure to relieve pain in neck Norm Thompson - foot infection, moved to Union General Nursing Home Carole Thompson - back issues Evelyn Ueltzen’s sister-in-law (Heidi) - undergoing radiation treatments Lois Ward - back at Stonehenge Carol Warren – chronic back issues. Sharon Willits - general health Norris Wood - At home 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 November 17…….21,963………………. 1,087,104 November 24…….15,586………………..1,102,690 Please continue to remember your Church in your legacy trusts & wills - that gift is also greatly appreciated! STAY CONNECTED First United Methodist Church of Union County 938 Highway 515 Blairsville, Georgia 30512 (706) 745 2073 Rev. Don Landen, Pastor Church Website: www.firstmethodistblairsville.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org We are a Stephen Ministry Congregation! First United Methodist Church of Union County | 938 Highway 515, Blairsville, GA 30512 Unsubscribe email@example.com Update Profile | About Constant Contact Sent by firstname.lastname@example.org in collaboration with Try email marketing for free today!