Words of Thanks
Good afternoon church,
I hope you are able to take advantage of the beautiful weather in the middle of this week. I also wanted to share a few words of thanks for those helping make worship happen and those who help us share it beyond the walls.
Many thanks to the Young Harris College Brass Quintet for being part of worship this past Sunday. A big personal thank you to Reverend Ryan Snider for preaching on Sunday as well. If you missed it, check it out on our YouTube channel.
Speaking of which, thank you to all the folks behind the scenes working in the audio/visual booths to make our online streaming the best it can be. You are sharing the good news of Jesus Christ. We are connecting not only with members of the congregation but with folks beyond. It’s not uncommon for the church to receive a note in the mail thanking us for our online presence. Some of these letters are local and some are long distance. In addition, over the past month, we’ve had no less than three new families join us for worship in person on Sunday or on Ash Wednesday who got to know us through our online services. You are making a difference!
Grace and peace to all,
Don
OASIS Update!
Spring Session Cancelled…
Due to the current restrictions associated with Covid-19 we have decided to cancel our Spring session. Continue to pray that we will soon be out of these pandemic days. We will plan for the Fall Session. Continue to stay safe and pray without ceasing!
“Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you”. I Peter 5:7
The children, youth and Adult Bible Studies will meet at 6 pm.
CIRCLE OF LOVE IN ACTION
25 UMCOR crisis flood buckets made, more to come. Thank you church family for the generous donations. We are so happy to be sending help when it is most needed.
To receive a copy of your contribution statement, simply email Deidra, the financial secretary, at blairsvillefumcdeidra@gmail.com and request it. She will gladly email or “snail” mail it to you.
Walking Track Hours!
Monday-Thursday 8:00am-3:00pm.
Face coverings required on the track!
Join a MAC Fitness Class Today!
BalloFlex: A seated chair fitness program for all ages and fitness levels. Cost is $3.00 per class (free to 75 and over). Mondays and now Thursdays at 1:00 pm.
Strength-Stretch-Balance: SSB is a 1 hour class meeting on Mondays and Wednesdays at 9:00am. Cost is $5.00
PIYO: 45 minute “Yoga and Pilates combined”. Meets on Monday’s at 10:30am. Cost is $5.00 per class.
Christ Centered Yoga: Cost is $5.00 per class. Bring your own yoga mat. Meets Tuesdays at 9:00am.
Face coverings required. All classes will meet in room M-0 (lower level of the MAC). Bottom door will be open so parking on the lower level is encouraged.
Line Dancing Thursday’s!
Classes offered…
*LOW BEGINNER… 9:15am-10am Class will be for those new to line dancing.
*HIGH BEGINNER… 10am-10:45am For those that have mastered the basic dance steps.
*INTERMEDIATE… 10:45am-11:30am For experienced dancers only.
Classes meet in the MAC gym and are suitable for all ages.
No pre-registration needed. Face coverings will be required!
For more information contact Rita Gallau at  vckids2001@yahoo.com
FUMC “Sunday School”
Below is our current class schedule…
“Study to show thyself approved unto God…”
  • Children PreK - Gr. 5…………….9:30am ……….. FUNdamentals Rm
  • Youth Gr. 6 - 12……………………10:30am………..Youth Room M-0
  • Kardia Class…………………….… 8:30am………… Small Dining Room
  • Searchers Class…………………. 9:45am………….Conference Room
  • Determined Class……………….. 9:45am………….MAC 9
  • Upper Room Class…………….. 10:00am…………MAC M-31
Prayer Quilt for Carla Persaud (Avis Shaw’s daughter) She has ovarian cancer again. The quilt will be in the narthex again this Sunday
BIRTHDAYS: 5 – Rhonda Schlienger 6 -Janet Dittus 7 - Kris Furgason  9 – Shirley Cobb 10 - Margaret Kennard 11 –Danielle Snider 12 - Leura Mollnhauer, Ro Robbins 13 -Betty Jones, Reagan Schuknecht 14 –Dennis Bradley, Brenda Morningstar 15 – Dick Eby, Mike Gurley 17 - Greg Buchanan, Linda McClarnon 18 –Caylor Gasaway, Brad McAfee, Anita McGirt, Joel Palmer 19 –Jackie Hughes 20 - Bud Akins 21 – Eloise Grenga, Dee Heuker, Jeanne Taylor 22 - Jeff Davis 23 –Debbie Crask, Will Stafford 24 -Stacy Clements, Stephen Espinosa 25 - Henry Livingston 26- Robbie Turner 27- John Browning, Jerry Driskell 28 – Carter Spence 29 - Dinah Carter, Diana Guimond, Jennifer Turner 30 - Jim Fletcher, Kobi Robbins 31 - Charles Smith
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:
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.
SPECIFIC:
  • Glenda Adams - fell, fractured a vertebra and suffered a brain bleed
  • Bud Akins - got a good dr report, only preventative treatments monthly
  • Margie Bowron - pneumonia- recovering at home
  • Mike Brandenburg - home from the hospital
  • Pat Clay’s brother-in-law, David - lung cancer-taking chemo and radiation
  • Claudia dePrez - taking aggressive chemo
  • Helen Douylliez’ son Shane -scheduled for surgery to replace hip prosthesis
  • Jack Duggar - much improved-moved to a regular hospital room
  • Lee & Lloyd Dunham’s son-in-law Jarrett- car accident, knee surgery soon
  • Maggie Guerrier - consideration for kidney transplant
  • Kathy Heyer - concerns about healing from heart surgery
  • Tom & Dee Heuker’s daughter, Kristen - stage 3 liver cancer - good improvement
  • Greg Lane - successful knee replacement surgery
  • Linda McAfee- passing of her mom Carol Rabun
  • Judy McCorkle - taking chemotherapy for liver cancer
  • Gail McGuire’s son Larry-hit by a car-concussion and broken bones
  • Loretta McIntosh - recovering from broken legs
  • Aurore Miller - fell and broke her knee
  • Evie Miller’s aunt, Janie - has angiosarcoma in leg, continue with chemo
  • Paula Myers - fell and broke her left wrist
  • Rose Oberlin’s mother, Letha - in hospice care
  • Carla Persaud - cancer has returned, 2nd round of chemo this Friday
  • Jeannie Pickerill - severe back pain
  • Teresa Price’s grandson, Asher - in car accident, burned over 70% of his body
  • Al Reid - pneumonia, recovering at home
  • Jean Riddle’s pregnant granddaughter - baby has heart problems
  • Billie Roach - recovering from infection
  • Kim Steinke- hip surgery this week
  • Carole Thompson’s husband Norm, passed away
  • Lee & Cindy Weitzel’s son, Nick - needs kidney transplant
  • Roy Whitelock - upcoming knee replacement
RECOVERING FROM SURGERY:
  • Tonia Albright
  • Pat Clay’s brother, Vic
  • John Conkle
  • Debbie Crask
  • Becky Dyer
  • Susan Forrester’s son-in-law, Don
  • Lamar Franklin
  • Marie Goddard
  • Robert Mantell
  • Larry Rosenberry
  • Janice Taylor’s husband, Rob
HEALTH ISSUES and CONCERNS:
  • Jennifer de la Montagne’s mom and dad
  • Lloyd Dunham
  • Jesse Eady
  • Jackie Franklin’s daughter-in-law’s family
  • George Houdeshel
  • James Jordan
  • Hugh Lee
  • Jerry Price
  • AG Sherman
  • Ron and Pauline Taylor
  • Carole Thompson
  • John Vogeley
  • Carol Warren
  • Sharon Willits
IN NURSING HOMES:
  • Nisia Redgrave - Chatuge
  • Phil Salling - Union County
  • Bob Taylor - Chatuge
  • Janice Jarrard - Blue Ridge Assisted Living, Room 305
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 THANK YOU!!!
………………. . …… . Received…………YTD Received
February 7th.(SNOW)..$13,961………..……..$89,110
February 14th………. $16,965……………..$106,075
February 21st………..$ 20,988…………….$127,064
Please continue to remember your Church in your legacy trusts & wills - that gift is also greatly appreciated!

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