Join us this Sunday for a great day of music. At 8:30 and 11 am, the chancel choir will be presenting their Christmas program, What Sweeter Music: A Festival of Carols, in the sanctuary. At 9:45, our contemporary band Overflow will share a Christmas Concert at The Well. Come to one or come to all! This Sunday is a great day to invite someone to worship with you. I hope to see you and them there.
Remember no Wednesday night suppers until the New Year. Our first meal will be January 15, 2020.
 “Our staff works tirelessly in their mission to help us move the ministry forward here. We are so blessed that God has sent each person on our staff to share their gifts and graces they bring to the ministry here. Each year we present you with an opportunity to show how much you appreciate each of our staff for what they do, what they share and give in ministry here. If you would like to show your appreciation for them, you may give a love offering gift until December 16th by placing your gift in the envelopes in the pew, designate it Staff Love offering and place in the offering. You may also use the online giving and email Deidra to let her know it is for the Staff Love offering. We will share your gift with the staff in time to add to their holiday. Thank you. ~ Staff Parish Relations Team”
Vogel Christmas Tree lighting and program will be on Saturday, December, 14th. If you would like to help provide cookies this year, please bring cookies to the small dining room next to the MAC kitchen anytime before noon on December, 13th.
If you have any questions, please call: Pat Maryscuk at 706 781 3900. Your cookies will be greatly appreciated. Thank you!
A “FIRSTKid’s”
Gingerbread Christmas!
This Saturday, December 14th
4pm-7pm.
This parent night out event will include dinner, crafts, games and learning about how God wants to make His home in our hearts! Go to…
to register your children or grandchildren or to sign up to volunteer!
Christmas at the Dillard House!
- This Sunday, December 15th –
Cost is $30 per person and includes transportation and supper. We will leave the church at 2:00pm (so grab a quick lunch after church). We’ll arrive in Dillard and take a little time to browse the specialty shops of the “Boardwalk”. Then head to the famous Dillard House restaurant to share in a meal together. We return at approx. 8:30pm. Reserve a spot by bringing the full amount to the main church office today!
 Join us for this Christmas Fellowship Dinner!
Please be checking the Christmas Card table in the narthex for your cards. Cards left on the table will not be mailed out.
Left in the church office….
a nice Tote umbrella
a pair of black gloves
Come claim in the church office if these are yours!
“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
Resumes Wednesday, January 15th!
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.
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: 2jtatman@gmail.com
At the MAC!
Walking Track & Weight Room Hours
Monday-Thursday 8am-5pm / Friday 8am-1pm
  • “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 24 Christmas Eve Services @ 5pm, 7pm, & 11pm
Jan 9 OASIS Winter Session Begins
Jan 25 Children’s UPWARD Soccer Begins
Jan 31 Young @ Heart “Super Bowl” Bunco Fellowship
Feb 7 “A Night To Shine”
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 blairsvillefumcmike@gmail.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:
  • Eva Breedlove – Back Issues
  • Shannon Burgess brother in law (Steve) - cancer
  • Joyce Byers - back procedure
  • Helen Colwell - vertigo
  • Sonya Alexander Cristofaro sister (Linda) -radiation treatment
  • 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
  • Gwen Graphman - had surgery, in NGMC
  • LuAnn Head - MS active again
  • Camille Higginbotham - general health
  • George Houdeshel - general health
  • Miki Johnson (Laura Wilcher’s mom) - recent surgery
  • Kathy Johnson - passing of husband Rod
  • Greg Lane -at home, did attend church Sunday
  • Cecil Lewis - recovery after surgery
  • Rod McClarnon - upcoming test and results
  • Lily Mercer - surgery at Scottish Rite
  • Don Murphy - another heart spell
  • 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 - health issues
  • 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
  • Gene Strickland -had hip replaced and is back home
  • Kim Tatman - hand surgery Thursday
  • 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.
  • Ursula Whitelock family’s at passing of her brother
  • Sharon Willits - general health
  • Norris Wood - At home recovering from open heart surgery
  • Jerry Young - ICU at NE Georgia Medical Center
A Note from Your Finance Team
THANK YOU!!!
………………. . …… .Received……….. .YTD Received
December 1st………$ 28,688…………………..$1,131,379
December 8th………$ 24,808…………………..$1,156,187
Please continue to remember your Church in your legacy trusts & wills - that gift is also greatly appreciated!

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