09/08/2021 FUMC Words for Wednesday
The story of the Bible is our story. More than informational, the work of scripture is transformational as we connect the work of God in the lives of those who have come before with our own lives. This is the idea behind the Narrative Lectionary we will begin at worship this Sunday. This year, we will begin the story in Genesis 1 and move through the Old Testament this fall. Around Christmas, we will begin John’s gospel and journey on that Way until after Easter.
The story of God’s work is still being written in our lives, and so each week we will have the opportunity to connect the biblical story with our own. I look forward to being on this journey with you.
If you missed it, over the last two Sundays, we covered the Old Testament in 20 minutes and the New Testament in 20 minutes. The following is a poem that was shared with me years ago that will catch you up. It is called The Bible in 50 Words.
God made, Adam bit,
Noah arked, Abraham split,
Jacob fooled, Joseph ruled,
bush talked, Moses balked,
Pharaoh plagued, people walked,
sea divided, tablets guided,
Promise landed,
Saul freaked, David peeked,
prophets warned, Jesus born,
God walked, love talked,
anger crucified, Hope died,
Love rose, Spirit flamed,
Word spread, God remained.
Blessings on the rest of your week,
Don
This week’s Wednesday Night Programming:
The Robinette’s will be serving:
Chicken Pot Pie, Fruit Salad and a Dessert
Please join us for a meal and fellowship at 5 pm.
Children, Youth, and Adults will have Bible Study at 6 pm.
We will have Wednesday Night suppers on the weeks that people have volunteered to prepare a meal. Would you be willing to gather some friends and prepare 1 meal? It doesn’t have to be fancy. You could do a potato bar, breakfast, bring in fried chicken and just add sides. There is a multitude of choices that you could do to provide a meal. And there are ladies ready to consult with you and offer help. If you’re willing, please sign up on the poster by the MAC desk.
September spots still open are Sept. 15th and 29th.
TREASURE COLLECTING
The annex will be open on Fridays beginning this Friday from 9am till 11 am to receive your treasures for the Fall Festival sale.
New Bible Study Group for Young Moms: Wednesday Women
We meet on Wednesdays at 9:15 am outside on the outdoor stage weather permitting. Children are welcome- just bring something for them to do while we meet!
2021 Fall Festival News!!!
Can You Help?
A huge part of our Fall Festival each year is our BBQ LUNCH. United Methodist Men we need you to help serve on our BBQ team. We need a team of men to help in areas such as food prep, the serving line, table hosts, cashiers, and clean up. Serving times are 11:00am - 1:00pm on both days. Men we need you! To volunteer call Bill Kolb at 706-487-9892 or Stan at the church.
In our marketplace this year we will be having some new areas, expanding others, and of course keeping our most popular. We need help with sale items…Read the following…
SILENT AUCTION ITEMS: We are still looking for some special auction items. We would like to have some college themed gift baskets to auction. We are collecting small college themed items to make up the baskets. We will start with UGA, Georgia Tech, and Florida baskets (unless there are items enough for another school). Also, we are looking for someone gifted in helping assemble the baskets. Contact Tricia Wallace if you can help.
GENERAL STORE: Think about any items you may find in a general store that you can donate…canned goods (we sold a lot of these in 2019), cookbooks, unique kitchen items (cast iron and such), utensils, sewing/crafting items, fabric items such as aprons, dish towels, candles, scented items, homemade soaps/lotions, bird houses, baskets, etc. Get the idea? You can bring items by anytime. Just leave them in the small dining room by the MAC kitchen!
CRAFTERS ROW: CRAFTERS NEEDED! Anyone needing tables for their craft items just let us know. We will again be displaying similar items together to save on tables and space. If there is something you LOVE to make, bring it! You don’t need a full table of items. REMEMBER even just a few items, makes a great impact when put all together. You don’t have to make 50 to be helpful. PLEASE include a recommended selling price. … For questions contact Tricia Wallace or Jan Boland.
CRAFT DEMONSTRATIONS: This was an idea from 2019!! We had one of our resident artists set-up and paint over the two days and we had a wonderful response. This year we would like to have more of our artists and crafters demonstrating their skills during the Festival. Weavers, Chair Caners, Needle Crafters, Painters, Woodcarvers, Quilters, etc…It would be really nice if at your table you could have a few items to sell (but not required). People love to see you work. Contact Stan Wallace if you can help.
CHRISTMAS IN OCTOBER!! Yes… Begin digging in your Christmas closet, attic, or storage room. We are looking for anything Christmas that is in good shape and working. Nativity sets, home decor, pillows, dishes, fabric/quilted items, trees, ornaments, wrapping paper, bows, tags, etc. ALSO, this will be an area we will begin setting up on the Monday before the sale. We will need a lot of help that week! Contact Tricia Wallace if you could serve as a helper for her that week!
BAKERY: Homemade cookies, brownies, pies and cakes are always needed. Sugar free / gluten free and children friendly are always a good idea. THE BIG NEED IS ALSO yummy LAYERED CAKES!!! Items can be brought to the church anytime beginning October 1st and before the 9th. We have freezer space available here at the church for your Bakery items if you want to bake early.
SWEET SHOPPE: Our Sweet Shoppe each year is sponsored by the United Methodist Women’s Morning Glory Circle. For more information about the “Sweet Shoppe” contact Diane Kolb at 706-487-9764.
OUR TREASURE SALE team is collecting your yard sale items on Friday’s at the annex from 9am-11am. Please no electronics, books, or exercise equipment.
CLOTHES CLOSET is now accepting your slightly used clothes for our clothes sale. You can drop your clothes at the MAC desk anytime between 8am and 3pm Monday thru Thursday. Please have your clothes in bags!
You can bring Marketplace items to Stan’s office anytime or to the Small Dining Room the week of festival set-up. Festival dates are Friday, October 8th, 9am-4pm & Saturday, October 9th, 9am-2pm THANK YOU and Remember… “ It’s all hands on deck !”
Contact phone #’s… Stan Wallace 229-326-0644 Tricia Wallace 229-402-9361
Please stop by and say a prayer over these quilts.
Tying a knot lets the receivers know people care and have prayed for them.
Ron and Pauline Taylor –
receiving their prayer quilt
Joyce Palmer – .Heart issues and grief of suddenly losing her husband Rollie
Arrangements for Dennis Bradley are still unknown at this time.
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A private family service for Bob Eshelman took place last week. If you’d like to give a remembrance, the family requests that memorials go to the MAC.
MAC Walking Track Hours…
— Monday-Thursday 8:00am - 3:00pm —
Play Pickleball! The Blairsville Pickleball Club is playing in the MAC on Tuesdays from 8am until noon. Everyone is welcome! Come join us!
Line Dancing Thursday’s
Begin September 23rd !!
Classes offered…
*LOW BEGINNER… 9:15am-10:00am Class will be for those new to line dancing.
*HIGH BEGINNER… 10:00am-10:45am For those that have mastered the basic dance steps.
*INTERMEDIATE… 10:45am-11:30am For experienced dancers only.
Classes will 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
1 - Sandy Eady 2- Zadie McCall, Holly Viccaro 4 - Rada Cline, Craig Dyer 5 - Vickie McCann, Carol Young 6 - Eden Snider  7 -Carlene Spence 8 -Tanner Carrier 11 -Cathy Flood 12 -Milo Bauman, Mary Frances Lewis 15 - Heather Voshall 16 - Shane Douylliez 17 -Mary McCann 19 -Dinah Paris 20 - Jeff Bauman, Shirley Evans 22 - Gene Chumley, Georgia Jestings 23- Larry Clay, Nick Graphman, Bob Johnson, Miriam Sherman 24 -Nash Collins, Larry Furgason 25 -Nancy Smith 26- Nancy Sanford, Lois Ward 27 -Dale Engler, Jackie Franklin, Lindsey McCann, Ragan McCarter, Lily Mercer, Hugh Stone 28 - Wade Smith 29 -Dee Arthur, Paul Steinke 30 -Carol Warren
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:
  • Alex Box’s brother, Sam, passed away from Covid
  • Beverly Bradley and family - at the passing of Dennis
  • Joyce Byers’ sister-in-law Shirley Kelley - has started chemo
  • Joyce Byers’ grandson Dylan - joined the Army and left for basic training
  • Emily Cobb - suffering from kidney stones
  • Debbie Crask - at home still fighting infection
  • Doris Eshelman/Diane Bauman and family - on the passing of their husband/dad Bob
  • Ray Graphman - in Chatuge Hospital for rehab
  • Maggie Guerrier - consideration for kidney transplant
  • Earl Hall - diagnosed with cancer
  • Bruce Johnson’s brother, Kenny - in hospital with heart problems
  • Pam Jordon’s brother, Mike Bryant, recovering from broken hip surgery
  • Eva Kemp - stroke
  • Ria Ledbetter’s sister, Mindy - broke her leg-had surgery-starts rehab
  • David Lifsey - aortic valve replacement surgery went well, recovering
  • Linda McClarnon’s cousin- in hospice care for aggressive MS
  • Shirley McGinnis - doing well, recovering
  • Evie Miller’s aunt, Janie - doing much better, next appointment in 3 months
  • Elaine Neuhaus - home recovering - please no visitors
  • Patty Norwood’s son, Ryan-serious colon problems
  • Patty Norwood’s sister, Jan-lung problems
  • Jeanne Pickerill - severe back pain
  • Jessica Stamper - surgery, recovering
  • Carleen Ward’s Aunt Bessie - doing much better after fall
  • Cindy Weitzel - recovering from donating a kidney to her son
  • Roy Whitelock - complications with diabetes
RECOVERING FROM SURGERY:
  • Diane Brackett - recovering from back surgery
  • Kay Bradley - recovering from back surgery
  • Becky Dyer
  • Jo Mantell - recovering from pacemaker surgery
  • Robert Mantell
  • Judy Mears- recovering from surgery on a broken arm
  • John Vogeley - recovering from hip surgery
HEALTH ISSUES and CONCERNS:
  • Kay Beaver
  • Mike Brandenburg
  • Jennifer de la Montagne’s mom and dad
  • Jack Dugger
  • Lloyd Dunham
  • Jesse Eady
  • George Houdeshel
  • James Jordan
  • Greg Lane
  • Hugh Lee
  • Aurore Miller
  • Ray Norwood
  • Rose Oberlin’s mother, Letha
  • Jerry Price
  • Teresa Price’s grandson, Asher
  • 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
  • Homer Jinks - Ellijay rehab
  • 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
September 5…….$24,260 ……………..$637,324
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
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