Join FirstKids families at the Meeks Park Splash Pad every Wednesday at noon. Bring your sunscreen and snacks and join in the fun. Text Danielle Snider at 706 662 4092 with questions.
Norris and Peggy Wood’s memorial service will be this Saturday, 24th at 2 pm here at the church. Their family will receive friends beginning at 1 pm in the sanctuary.
It’s Our 6th Annual…
“Backpack 2 School Bash”
Saturday, August 7th  10am - 1pm In the MAC!
Last year this Community event provided backpacks and school supplies for over 400 children in Union County. FUMC of Union County helped provide many of those backpacks. COLLECTION BOXES ARE OUT! Thank you in advance for helping provide needed school supplies for children and families in Union County. If you would prefer to donate directly to the event you can drop your donation off in the treasure chests and label it for “Backpacks”. Any questions on how you can help further call Tricia Wallace at 229-402-9361.
LAWN CARE HELP WANTED
If anyone is willing to help with the church mowing program for the next 3 weeks, please call the church office. We are going to be short-handed during this time and the grass will continue to grow. Please help us keep our campus manicured.
Young @ Heart…
Back to School “Bunco Fellowship”
Friday, August 13th 6pm In the Fellowship Hall
Everyone should bring an appetizer or a dessert. $2.00 per person donation. Bunco has been played in America at least since the 1800’s. It is a game of pure luck; no real skill is required other than rolling dice. The game is played in an upbeat social setting that involves a lot of eating and fellowship so come ready to meet somebody new! Join us!
OASIS “Game Day” Thursdays!
 July Dates: July 22nd, & 29th
August Dates: August 5th, 12th, 19th, & 26th
** 1:00pm in the Fellowship Hall **
 Come Play Bridge, Mahjong, & other favorite games. Great fellowship too!
2021 Fall Festival!
Can You Help? Yes! We are back and help is again needed! This year’s Fall Festival dates are Friday, October 8th & Saturday, October 9th. Volunteers are needed in each area. Call Stan at the church office if you would like to help! Crafters, we are counting on you to help us with items as well as ya’ll who put away Jams and Jellies for the Country Store. We will also be back with our Bakery, Candy Shoppe, Silent Auction, Treasure Sale, and Clothing Sale. Mark your calendars! Remember… all proceeds from our Festival go toward retiring our MAC debt. Everybody has a part to play! Start working now!
Our community feeding the hungry program is re-activating. If you are interested in helping with this ministry, please contact the church office.
Attention: MAC Desk Receptionists
We will begin working the MAC desk on Monday, August 16th. Shifts are once a month for a 3 hour period. There is still a need for people to work the Noon-3 afternoon shift. If you haven’t signed up yet and are interested in serving at the desk, please contact Evelyn in the church office.
MAC Walking Track Hours…
Monday-Thursday 8:00am - 3:00pm
Join a 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 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: 1 hour “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.
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.
Play Pickleball! The Blairsville Pickleball Club is playing in the MAC on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 am until noon. Everyone is welcome! You do not need to be a member of the club to play. If you are interested in learning how to play, there is plenty of great fellowship and instruction available. Come join us!
Camillie Higginbotham
3769 Kallie Circle
Room 316
Dawsonville, Georgia 30534
Al and Wilma Reid
2281 S Pecan Vista Drive
Green Valley, AZ 85614
David and Benetta Cook
1425 Wood Creek Drive
Flower Mound, TX 75028
Jim and Twyla deRevere
moved to south Georgia
Jim and Brenda McCracken
moved to Villa Rica, GA
Phil Salling passed away at UC Nursing Home last week. A service is not planned at this time. Please keep Marilyn in your prayers.
Roland Palmer passed away Friday. A service is not planned at this time. Please keep Joyce in your prayers.
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:
  • Diane Brackett - recovering from successful back surgery at home
  • Kay Bradley - extensive back surgery
  • Dennis Bradley - undergoing treatments for lung cancer
  • Joyce Byers’ sister-in-law Shirley Kelley - diagnosed with cancer
  • Emily Cobb - suffering from kidney stones
  • Debbie Crask - at home still fighting infection
  • Helen Douylliez - severe infection
  • Jack Dugger - recovering at home and doing much better
  • Kenny Engle’s son Chris - home recovering
  • Christine Golden - very sick - at home
  • Ray Graphman - in Chatuge Hospital for rehab
  • Maggie Guerrier - consideration for kidney transplant
  • Earl Hall - diagnosed with cancer
  • Eva Kemp - stroke
  • Lyn LeCompte - home recovering
  • Linda McClarnon - fell; bruised but nothing broken
  • Shirley McGinnis - doing well, recovering
  • Allie McTureous - having a medical procedure
  • Evie Miller’s aunt, Janie - has angiosarcoma in leg, continue with chemo
  • Elaine Neuhaus - home recovering - please no visitors
  • Patty Norwood’s son, Ryan-serious colon problems
  • Patty Norwood’s sister, Jan-lung problems
  • Joyce Palmer - the passing of her husband Rollie
  • Jeanne Pickerill - severe back pain
  • Teresa Price’s grandson, Asher -home recovering from burns-upcoming surgery
  • Marilyn Sallings - the passing of her husband Phil
  • Bob Taylor - in UG hospital
  • John Vogeley - recent fall breaking hip, had surgery & is recovering
  • Cindy Weitzel - donating her kidney to her son Nick on July 30th
  • Roy Whitelock - home recovering
  • Barbara Williams- discharged from the hospital
RECOVERING FROM SURGERY:
  • Becky Dyer
  • Marie Goddard
  • Pam Jordan- recovering from thyroid surgery
  • Jo Mantell - recovering from pacemaker surgery
  • Robert Mantell
  • Judy Mears- recovering from surgery on broken arm
HEALTH ISSUES and CONCERNS:
  • Kay Beaver
  • Mike Brandenburg
  • 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
  • Aurore Miller
  • Rose Oberlin’s mother, Letha
  • Jerry Price
  • Janice Taylor’s husband Rob
  • Ron and Pauline Taylor
  • Carole Thompson
  • Carol Warren
  • Sharon Willits
IN NURSING HOMES and ASSISTED LIVING FACILITIES:
  • Polly Conkle - Blue Ridge Assisted Living
  • Bob Eshelman - Union County
  • Richard and Shirley McGinnis - Brasstown Manor Assisted Living
  • Nisia Redgrave - Chatuge
  • Bob Taylor - Union County
  • Lois Ward - Brasstown Manor Assisted Living
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
July 4th…………….$22,581……………..$458,020
July 11th…………..$36,285………………$494,305
July 18th…………..$14,324………………$508,629
Please continue to remember your Church in your legacy trusts & wills - that gift is also greatly appreciated!
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 First United Methodist Church of Union County
938 Highway 515 Blairsville, Georgia 30512
(706) 745 2073
Rev. Don Landen, Pastor
      We are a Stephen Ministry Congregation!

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