Both firstKIDS and firstYOUTH will meet this Wednesday. Children will meet 5 - 7 pm in the Fundamentals room for pizza, drinks and painting. Youth will meet from 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm in the youth room. We will have dinner and watch the movie “Overcomer” (beginning at 5:20). Any youth or youth parents wanting to help with food, please contact Jennifer.
The nursery staff wishes to thank the anonymous donor for their love gift. We will put it to good use!
~ Donna Fredericks, Nursery Director
“Night to Shine”
Register NOW!
Volunteers, Guests and Sponsors… Check our church website. Also, our church will sponsor the Night to Shine honored guest gift bags. Please note “NTS Gifts” on the memo line of your donation. Mark your calendars for Friday, February 7, 2020!
NEEDED: faux ivy or greenery for decorating. You may drop it off in the Youth Ministry office.
“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). 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.
Census Team in our area NEEDS WORKERS!
Great Pay - $17.00/hour plus mileage @ .58/mile…
Flexible Hours, Weekly Pay, Paid Training. Apply online:
Calling All Young At Heart!
It’s Our “Super Bowl Bunco Fellowship”
  • - Friday, January 31st –
6:00pm  In the Fellowship Hall
Everyone should bring an appetizer or a dessert. $2.00 per person donation. Wear the colors of your favorite team! What is this game of Bunco?  Bunco has been played in America at least since the 1800’s. It’s a game centered around three dice and usually three sets of four players, averaging a standard group of 12. It is a game of pure luck; no real skill is required other than rolling the dice. However, the game is played in upbeat and social setting involving a lot of eating and fellowship. Join Us and Bring a Friend!
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.
The next Orphanage Emmanuel mission trip is schedule for May 16-23, 2020. For information please contact Joe Tatman via email:
Mark Your Calendars!
JAN 25 Children’s UPWARD Soccer Begins
JAN 31 YAH “Super Bowl” Bunco Fellowship
FEB 7 “A Night To Shine”
MAR 26 OASIS Spring Session Begins
APR 12 “Easter Sunday”
MAY 16-23 Orphanage Emmanuel Mission Trip
JUN 7-11 “Vacation Bible School”
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 or call the church office @ 706-745-2073.
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 Church staff team and their extended families
  • All those with Alzheimers/Dementia related struggles
  • Adams Family on the passing of their daughter
  • Marilyn Barnes -recovering from fall
  • Clint Blackman - test to locate cancer
  • 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
  • Larry Culpepper’s sister - in the hospital
  • Shane Douylliez - knee replacement surgery
  • Lloyd Dunham- surgery went well
  • Jesse Eady - kidney issues
  • Kristen Engler - healing
  • Bob Eshelman’s brother died
  • 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
  • Peg Gordon - passing of her husband Bill, no arrangements at this time
  • Maggie Guerrier - beginning process for consideration for Kidney transplant
  • Gwen Graphman - had surgery, in NGMC
  • Roy Hamby - surgery went well
  • LuAnn Head - MS active again
  • Jeff Henderson - flu and lung issue
  • Vic Henderson - home from the hospital and has health issues
  • Camille Higginbotham - home from the hospital and on Hospice care
  • 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
  • Spencer Lewis -recovering from total knee replacement
  • Rod McClarnon - upcoming test and results
  • Allie McTureous - recovery from dental surgery
  • Lily Mercer - back at home after surgery
  • Don Murphy - another heart spell
  • Ray Norwood - health issues
  • Helen Owenby - general health
  • Nisia Redgrave - Chatuge Rehab (Green 27)
  • Margie Richards - health issues
  • Kerry Rittenhouse - Mother on chemo
  • Jerry Roberson- sister died last week
  • 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 -recovering at home from hip surgery
  • Kim Tatman - hand surgery Thursday
  • Joe Tatman’s sister Doris Richards- on hospice care
  • Bob Taylor - surgical procedure to relieve pain in neck
  • Ron/Pauline Taylor’s son Ronnie - has a tumor
  • Norm Thompson - foot infection has gone to the bone, moved to Union General Nursing Home
  • Carole Thompson - back issues
  • Carlyn Turner (one of John Mark/Jennifer Turner’s triplets) - emergency surgery at Egleston-is doing fair
  • Evelyn Ueltzen’s sister-in-law (Heidi) - undergoing last radiation tomorrow
  • Lynn Varian - broken ankle
  • Carol Warren – chronic back issues.
  • Ursula Whitelock family’s at passing of her brother
  • Doris Wilder- son Keith having brian surgery
  • Sharon Willits - general health
A Note from Your Finance Team
………………. . …… .Received……….. .YTD Received
January 5th………….$24, 186 …………………..$ 24, 186
Please continue to remember your Church in your legacy trusts & wills - that gift is also greatly appreciated!

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