Worshiping online or in person
Just a reminder that we will offer both online and in person worship this week. The services will be at 9:30 (Contemporary) and 11:15 (Traditional). Both services will be in the MAC (Methodist Activities Center) and streamed online at their respective times and available thereafter on YouTube. Live streaming worship is new to all of us, so bear with us while we work it out. If you want to see us working some of it out, check out YouTube tonight between 6:30 and 8 pm.
Also, I want to thank those of you in advance who are making the decision to wait a while before you return to in person worship. You are doing a good thing.
If you plan to worship in person, here is a Top Ten list of worship guidelines from your Relaunch Team.
10. Parking will be in every other space.
9. All greetings will be touch free. Sorry, no handshakes, hugs, fist bumps, elbow bumps, or any other kind of bumps, etc. at this time.
8. Limit bathrooms to emergencies only.
7. No congregational singing at this time.
6. All will receive hand sanitizer upon entering and exiting. Masks will be provided for those who do not have one.
5. Maintain social distance of 6 feet.
4. Please do not move chairs.
3. Doors will open 15 minutes before worship begins.
2. Masks are to be worn throughout the service.
1. Spread the Gospel. Not the germs.
See you online and/or in person this Sunday (and maybe tonight if I ever get this to Evelyn),
Our worship services are being broadcast on our channel under our name on Youtube. You may find it on our website (firstmethodistblairsville.com) and click on the link.
We will return to in-person worship on
Sunday, June 28th.
9:30 Contemporary in the MAC
11:15 Traditional in the MAC
Parking every other space, special parking for elderly
  • Masks are to be worn
  • Social distancing applies with no contact greeting
  • Everything will be sanitized before, between and after services
  • Bathrooms will be open for emergencies only, 1 person at a time
  • Services will continue to be streamed online at 9:30 and 11 am
The county will be holding the annual July 4th Fireworks at Meeks Park on the 4th. We have coordinated with the county and will open up our campus to the community STILL holding to social distancing. There will be no activites (food or music) as we have had in the past. The parking lot will be open with every other space available. You are to remain in your space. The building restrooms will not be open yet porta potties will be on the premises.
The Men’s Bible Study has been studying the Epistles in chronological order beginning with James who wrote to the church in Jerusalem in A.D. 44. We are now studying Titus, one of the pastoral letters written by the apostle Paul in the mid 60’s.A.D. We have met via Skype for 3 months but had our first in-person study yesterday, under the portico of the MAC. We will be meeting Tuesday, June 23 and June 30 in this way, under the portico, at 10:00 am. We will be finishing our study of Titus and beginning our study of 2 Timothy. Bring a lawn chair and join us. We follow the church’s instructions for social distancing and those who have risk factors wear masks. I’ll greet you with a squirt of hand sanitizer as a hand shake and welcome.
We will be taking a summer break during the month of July picking back up with study on Tuesday, August 4 at 10:00 am, maybe in our classroom M-7 of the MAC. If not, we will meet under the portico or via Skype or Zoom, depending on circumstances with COVID 19. Hope to see you in Bible Study.
Rev. Chuck Morgan, Retired
We are meeting together on Zoom each Wednesday morning at 10:30 am. If you are interested in joining the study, email Doris Eshelman at
doris.eshelman@gmail.com to get Zoom meeting details.
You may pick up your next quarterly edition of the Upper Room Devotional this Thursday from 10-noon under the MAC portico or this Sunday in worship.
The church office will reopen on Monday, July 6th. Hours are yet to be determined. This does NOT include the MAC or the walking track.
1- Danny Young 2- Jim Arthur, Sonya Cristofaro, Barb Hahn 3 - Robert Gorman, Ray Graphman, Bette Ivy 4 - Barbara Alderman, David Steed 5 - Teresa Cronk, Lindie Wright 7 - Debbie Steed, Laura Wicher 8 - Linda Hamby 9 - Rose Oberlin, Lynn Varian 10- Eric Miller 11- Jessica Stamper, Myron Turner 12 - Doris Eshelman, Maggie Guerrier 13 - Kevin Clark, Cindy Mercer, Buster Miller, Sue Stewart, Ellen Woolsey 14 - Mary Ruth Cook, Katie Rittenhouse, Peggy Schultz 15 - Kitty Jones, Ian and Isabel Lander, Kelly Sulser, Tricia Wallace 16 - Mike Schlienger 17 - Jan Boland, Kay Bradley 18 - Sandy Young 20 - Jim McCracken 21 - Colton Chandler, Jean Mellor 23 - Jack Wilson 24 - Jack Dugger, Beth Hand, Artie Hodgson, Angela Johnson, Xander and Pearse Ledbetter 25 - Mona Hackney 26 - Kathy Johnson 27 - Duane Busse, Lloyd Dunham, Maria McGlen 30 - Gail Bachteler 31 - Bill Fredericks,Liz Plott, Lillyanne Sosensky, Alex Bailey, Cindy Weitzel, Robert Woods
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.
Lee Dunham wants to thank you all for the prayers and cards following her heart procedure last week. They were very much appreciated. Lee is doing well and feeling grateful.
Prayer Concerns and Celebrations:
Please help us keep this list updated by notifying the office or Mike Cloyd of any changes. With us not gathering right now, we don’t always hear the latest.
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
  • School systems as they try to make plans for the fall following new guidelines they will be asked to put in place
  • 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
  • Avery - 10 month old who has a tumor in her stomach and head
  • Clint Blackmon - pray cancer hasn’t spread while awaiting stem-cell harvest
  • Mike Brandenburg - broken arm
  • Eva Breedlove - recovering from surgery
  • Shannon Burgess brother in law (Steve) - cancer, nephew Luke in need of back surgery & financing
  • Larry Callahan-passed his medical test and is coming home
  • Larry Culpepper’s sister - in a nursing home
  • Jennifer de la Montagne’s mom - health concerns
  • Rheannna Dockery - recovering from surgery
  • Jesse Eady - kidney issues
  • Kristen Engler - healing
  • Faye Eubanks - has mulitple degenrative, bulging discs,has appt July 7th
  • Steve Everman - home recovering from cellulitis
  • Jackie Franklin - having tests done
  • Dee Freed’s father (Kenneth Newman) - continued treatments for colon cancer
  • Chad Gasaway fell and is being treated
  • Deidra Gilbert’s mom- healing from broken hip, at Chatuge Rehab
  • Maggie Guerrier - beginning process for consideration for Kidney transplant
  • Jeff Henderson - flu and lung issue
  • Vic Henderson - home recovering after hernia surgery
  • Billy Hendrick’s niece Melanie Daniels recovering from COVID and another niece Kathi has been diagnosed with COVID
  • Kathy Heyer - heart issues
  • Camille Higginbotham - on Hospice care
  • Sue Hill - recovering from surgery
  • George Houdeshel - general health
  • Georgia Jestings’ cousin Bonnie and her daughter Charice and granddaughter Skyla were in a bad automobile accident. Moved to rehab or long term care. Still many health issues.
  • Miki Johnson (Laura Wilcher’s mom) - recovering from surgery
  • Kitty Jones - upcoming PET scan
  • Robin Lambert - diagnosed with aggresive breast cancer
  • Katrina Laxton - having scan to see if she is in remission
  • Greg Lane - fell again, going to see neurologist
  • Robert & Jo Mantell - health issues
  • Linda McClarnon- at home recovering
  • Judy McCorkle - liver failing
  • Roger McGlen - recovering from having a pacemaker put in Monday
  • Gail McGuire’s friend Ruth - admitted to hospice care
  • Carol Mercer - general health
  • Don Murphy - another heart spell
  • Paula Myers - knee surgery this Friday
  • Ray Norwood - health issues
  • Rose Oberlin’s mother Letha Hicks-in IMCU for dehydration, renal failure and low blood pressure
  • Nisia Redgrave - Chatuge Rehab (Green 27)
  • Delores Richards - on hospice care
  • Margie Richards - on dialysis
  • Billie Roach - moved to rehab center
  • Carol Rogers’ grandson Chris - medical equipment specialist with armed forces now serving on frontline in New Jersey with COVID
  • J L Tanner - stroke following surgery
  • Bob Taylor - transferred to Chatuge Hospital yesterday for rehab
  • Glenda Taylor’s cousin Roynelle Simmons - COVID-19 in nursing home in FL
  • Ron/Pauline Taylor’s son Ronnie - has a tumor
  • Carol Warren – chronic back issues
  • Lee and Cindy Weitzel’s son - kidney and thyroid health complications
  • Sam Wilson - doing exercises to help shoulder
  • Sharon Willits - general health
  • Kathy Zimmerman-infection in incision
If you haven’t signed up yet for online giving, it’s as easy as going to our website (firstmethodistblairsville.com), scrolling down on the front page and hitting the online giving button.
A Note from Your Finance Team
………………. . …… .Received……….. .YTD Received
June 7……………..$26,095…..…………..$428,839
June 14……………$15,687……………….$444,526
June 21……………$13,672……………….$458,198
Please continue to remember your Church in your legacy trusts & wills - that gift is also greatly appreciated!
 First United Methodist Church of Union County
(706) 745 2073
Rev. Don Landen, Pastor
      We are a Stephen Ministry Congregation!

Evelyn Ueltzen <blairsvillefumcevelyn@gmail.com> Wed, Jun 24, 2020 at 7:52 PM
To: Bud/Mary Carol Akins <akinsw@yahoo.com>

Evelyn Ueltzen

Administrative Assistant
First United Methodist Church, Blairsville, GA
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If you haven’t signed up yet for online giving, it’s as easy as going to our website (firstmethodistblairsville.com), scrolling down on the front page and hitting the online giving button.
A Note from Your Finance Team
………………. . …… .Received……….. .YTD Received
June 7……………..$26,095…..…………..$428,839
June 14……………$15,687……………….$444,526
June 21……………$13,672……………….$458,198
Please continue to remember your Church in your legacy trusts & wills - that gift is also greatly appreciated!

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