Fall Festival Thanks! A special thank you to all those who served in leadership positions, those who gave their time and effort to help set up and takedown, those who volunteered in the various areas of our Festival, and to those who donated their crafts and Auction items. We had a wonderful 2 days of Festival and fun.
Flowers on the altar this Sunday
are given to the Glory of God
and
in memory of the 103 Domestic Violence Victims in both Union & Towns Counties last year
by Carol Rogers
There is no supper or programs this week
due to Fall Break.
We are going to go back to signing up for Wednesday Night suppers. This will allow us to be wiser with our food spending and preparation. The Sunday before a meal we will have someone after each service with the sign-up sheet. Your help is appreciated by
letting us know by Monday morning if you are dining with us.
Our next Wednesday night supper is on the 20th sponsored by FirstKids.
First United Methodist Men will meet at 0900 on Saturday, October 16th in the fellowship hall. Please join us for breakfast and fellowship.
Tuesday, October 19th at 6:30 pm
downstairs of the MAC

The Blairsville Parent/Teacher Organization is having a Yard Sale on Saturday, October 23rd in our church parking lot from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM.

The PTO is selling spaces for $20.00 each for this event. If you are interested in this opportunity to be part of this multi-family event, contact Michelle McKechnie 770.503.4094 or mmckechnie64@gmail.com to reserve your spot!

The concert benefits Ferst Readers.
For more information, please call Pam Jordan at (706) 897-3188
First Methodist Fall Festival Cookbooks For Sale!
We have reprinted a batch of our own FUMC Fall Festival church cookbooks! They are now on sale in our church office for $10.00. Appetizers and Beverages, Soups and Salads, Vegetable Dishes, Main Dishes and Desserts are some of the category of recipes from our church members. Be sure you have one and buy one for your friends!
Please stop by and say a prayer over these quilts.
Tying a knot lets the receivers know people care and have prayed for them.
Lloyd Dunham - severe back pain, surgery has been postponed until December
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 and Thursdays from noon til 3pm. Everyone is welcome! Come join us!
Line Dancing Thursday’s !! Classes offered…
*LOW BEGINNER… 9:15am-10:00am For those new to line dancing.
*HIGH BEGINNER… 10:00am-10:45am those that have mastered the basic dance steps.
*INTERMEDIATE… 10:45am-11:30am Experienced dancers only.
Classes will meet in the MAC gym and are suitable for all ages.
No pre-registration needed. For more information contact
Rita Gallau at  vckids2001@yahoo.com
Operation Christmas Child is Happening Now!
How to pack a shoebox… Item ideas… Toys: Toy cars, jump ropes, yo-yos, musical instruments, toys that light up and make noise, Personal care items: Toothbrushes, washcloths, combs, hairbrushes. School Supplies: Pens, pencils, crayons, markers, notebooks, paper, coloring books, solar calculator. Accessories: Socks, sunglasses, jewelry, watch, flashlight (with extra batteries). DO NOT INCLUDE: Candy, gum, scary or war-related items, seeds, food, liquids or lotions, vitamins, breakable items or glass containers. Pre-printed shoeboxes and labels are available now in the MAC lobby.
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 the church office @ 706-745-2073.
Prayer Concerns and Celebrations:
Please help us keep this list updated by notifying the office of any changes. With us not gathering right now, we don’t always hear the latest.
SPECIFIC:
  • Joyce Byers’ sister-in-law Shirley Kelley - has started chemo
  • Emily Cobb - suffering from kidney stones
  • Debbie Crask - at home still fighting infection
  • Jesse Eady - open heart surgery - October 21
  • Maggie Guerrier - consideration for kidney transplant
  • Pam Jordon’s brother, Mike Bryant, in UC Nursing home for rehabrecovering from hip surgery
  • Eva Kemp - stroke
  • Ria Ledbetter’s sister, Mindy -progressing well in her rehab from a badly broken leg
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Ray Graphman- Chatuge Nursing Home
  • 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
October 3 ………..$23,684 …………..$700,927
October 10 ………$11,993…………….$712,920
received from Fall Festival- not included above
……………………………… $ 15,333.30
Please continue to remember your Church in your legacy trusts & wills - that gift is also greatly appreciated!
STAY CONNECTED
 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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