Good Afternoon Church,
Grace and peace to you in the name of Jesus Christ!
I hope this finds you well and commend you all on your faithfulness through these days.
You will find it no surprise that the Bishop and Cabinet announced yesterday that church properties are to remained closed through April 30. They will revisit the issue and provide further direction on April 27.
Even though the offices and buildings are closed, we’d love to see you! This Thursday, April 2, Evelyn and I will have Beyond the Office Drive Thru Hours from 11 am - 12:30 pm and 4:30-6 pm on campus. I will be at the MAC portico offering waves, greetings, prayers, and blessings. Evelyn will be at the Sanctuary portico to say hello and answer any questions you may have.
Two words of instruction: 1) Come at your leisure and 2) Stay in your car so we may observe social distancing guidelines, or we will run away.
See you Thursday,
Don
Our worship service is being broadcast on our own channel on Youtube. You may find it on our website (firstmethodistblairsville.com) and click on the link.
If you watched Sunday’s worship service, you heard our Contemporary Band OVERFLOW. The band is made of lead singer Eric Miller, Tiffany Martinez on keyboard, Gary Groves on bass guitar, Jay Golden on guitar, Isaiah Ledford on drums, and Jack Dalton on guitar.
THANK YOU to all who have signed up for online giving. If you haven’t signed up yet, it’s as easy as going to our website (firstmethodistblairsville.com), scrolling down on the front page and hitting the online giving button.
Girl Scout Service Unit 108 needs your help.
Do you have any ¼” or 3/8” elastic in your sewing stash? The girl scouts are sewing masks for healthcare workers and need elastic to continue on their project. If you have – please drop it off at the church and place it in the white laundry basket on the lower level by the doors to the Fundamentals room at the base of the east stairs. (underneath the fellowship hall). Thanks for your continued support.
Parents may register for school year beginning Fall 2020 of CEC preschool online through our website (firstmethodistblairsville.com). Scroll down the main page to see the button for registration. You may fill out the paperwork and mail it in along with your check.
It’s Time for VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL Planning… and we need your help to make it happen! This year the theme is ‘Rocky Railway” where we will learn how Jesus’ power pulls us through! Dates are June 7-11 and registration is now open! At the web address below you can register your child to attend and (or) register yourself as a volunteer!
Please see Susan Forrester or Emily Stafford if you have any questions.
The Living Last Supper drama has been canceled for this year. We thank everyone who was already having a hand in this year’s production. We will look forward to having it again in 2021!
Mark Your Calendars!
(all events subject to change)
MAY 13 “Church Picnic” / “OVERFLOW Concert”
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 blairsvillefumcmike@gmail.com or call the church office @ 706-745-2073.
1 - Teresa Davis 2 - Glen Womack 3 - Margaret Frizzell, 4 - Kenna Bauman 5 - Wayne Chapman 7 - Joan Chiras 8 - Lola Hunter 10- Tammy Tucker, Linda Womack 11 - Tom Heuker, Steven Seiler, Teresa Turner 12 - Rebecca Gibson 13 - Carleen Ward 14 - Ken Flood, Fritz Simonsen 15 - Jim Wiley 17 - Carl Anderson, Stacy Head, Ria Ledbetter 18 - Bill Kolb, Nancy Woods 19 - Chris Collins 20 - Michael Sulser, Glenda Taylor 21 - Marjorie Bowron, Kim Kuykendall, Miriam Roper 22 - Barbara Salvette, Carol Mercer, 23 - Camryn Carter, Lee Sundsted 24 - Greg Lane 25 - Alex Box, Kyle Freed, Rod McClarnon 26 - Mason Schuknecht, 29 - Elizabeth Belcher, Jack Smith, Doris Wilder, Evelyn Ueltzen 30 - Donna Fredericks, Gary Law
Prayer Concerns and Celebrations:
GENERAL:
May LOVE REIGN over fear, hate, and violence in our world
  • Our healthcare workers and first responders who are working on the frontlines of COVID-19
  • Teachers who are teaching their students online and the parents who are having to facilitate their children’s studies
  • 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:
  • Avery - 10 month old who has a tumor in her stomach and head
  • Mary Carol Akin’s son-in-law Gregg Brogden is having seizures
  • Clint Blackman - test to locate cancer
  • Jim Belcher - had 2 back surgeries, home doing rehab
  • Kirby Bowron - breathing issues
  • Mike Brandenburg - broken arm
  • Eva Breedlove - recovering from surgery
  • 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 a nursing home
  • Rheannna Dockery - recovering from surgery
  • Lloyd Dunham - health concerns
  • Jesse Eady - kidney issues
  • Kristen Engler - healing
  • Dee Freed’s father (Kenneth Newman) - continued treatments for colon cancer
  • Maggie Guerrier - beginning process for consideration for Kidney transplant
  • David Hand’s co-worker Karl Rubin has COVID-19
  • Jeff Henderson - flu and lung issue
  • Billy Hendrick’s niece Melanie Daniels has COVID-19
  • Kathy Heyer - heart issues, had fluid drained
  • Camille Higginbotham - on Hospice care
  • Sue Hill - recovering from surgery
  • George Houdeshel - general health
  • Miki Johnson (Laura Wilcher’s mom) - recovering from surgery
  • Diane Kolb - having surgery
  • David Kuykendall’s dad died
  • Robin Lambert - diagnosed with aggresive breast cancer
  • Greg Lane -at home
  • Robert & Jo Mantell - health issues
  • Linda McClarnon- in ICU with heart issues and possibly blood clots in her lungs
  • Judy McCorkle - liver failing
  • Carol Mercer - general health
  • Buster Miller - broken ribs, fractured pelvis from fall, due home Thursday
  • David Miller family - loss
  • Don Murphy - another heart spell
  • Elaine Neuhaus - home and doing rehab
  • Ray Norwood - health issues
  • Rose Oberlin’s mother Letha Hicks, fell and broke her hip
  • Nisia Redgrave - Chatuge Rehab (Green 27)
  • Delores Richards - on hospice care
  • Margie Richards - in rehab at Hayesville Care Center
  • Kelly Schuknecht’s niece Molly was in an accident and is paralyzed from the chest down
  • Ron and Peggy Schultz - on the passing of their son
  • Bob Taylor - in ER and released
  • 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 - home from UGH recovering from flu & pneumonia
  • Evelyn Ueltzen’s sister-in-law (Heidi) - in chemo and radiation treatments
  • John Vogeley- PRAISE! broken bone in foot has gone back in place and no surgery is needed
  • Carol Warren – chronic back issues
  • Sharon Willits - general health
  • Karen Wise - home after surgery
  • Peggy Wood - home after having stents
A Note from Your Finance Team
THANK YOU!!!
………………. . …… .Received……….. .YTD Received
March 1st………………$34,153..…………………..$190,841
March 8th………………$13,704..…………………..$204,545
March 15th…………….$13,210…………………….$217,756
March 22nd………….. $ 5,862……………………..$223,618
March 29th……………..$11,461..…………………..$235,079
Please continue to remember your Church in your legacy trusts & wills - that gift is also greatly appreciated!

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