08-24-2022 FUMC Words for Wednesday
Good Morning Church!
Don’t forget that Bible classes for all ages continue tonight. Kids will meet in the Fundamentals Room, Youth in the…Youth Room, and adults will meet downstairs in the MAC.
On the Sunday after Labor Day, we will begin year 1 of the Narrative Lectionary. We began this Lectionary last year with year 4. Journeying through the Old Testament in the fall, we came to John around Christmas and walked with Jesus through Easter and beyond. This year, we will do the same, using different passages as we work our way through the Old Testament and arriving at Matthew around Christmas time.
In preparation, over the next two weeks we will have a two part series - The Old Testament in 20 minutes and The New Testament in 20 minutes. This may sound familiar as we did the same last year. The difference this year is that the sermon will pay particular attention to our passages for the coming year.
The Cabinet of the North Georgia Conference released a special statement last week regarding discernment over disaffiliation. You can read it here:
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Finally, I leave you this morning with a blessing from Colossians 3:15-17:
Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts. And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.
Wednesday Night programming has resumed. Bible Studies for all ages begin at 6 pm and last an hour. There will be suppers on the first and third Wednesdays of the month. Choir is also back to meeting and is looking for singers for all voice parts. If you have an interest, please join them for rehearsals on Wednesday evenings at 7pm in the Sanctuary and choir room.
We have been unable to locate the FUMC logo tablecloth. If you know its whereabouts, please call the church office and share the information. It is needed for an event Thursday!
1561 Mauney Circle
Blairsville, Georgia 30512
706 781 4212
They attend the 9:30 service on Sunday.
Orphanage Emmanuel Mission Trip Meeting:
There will be an Orphanage Emmanuel Mission Trip Meeting for team members, prospective team members and others interested in this mission. The meeting will be held in the church conference room (across the hall from the administrative offices) THIS Wednesday, 24th at 6:00 PM.
FIRST Family Fun Night
Children, youth and parents are invited to attend our FIRST 4th Saturday Family Fun Night. It will be this Saturday, 27th at 5:00 pm. For this month, we will be setting up a 100 foot slip ‘n slide. Come, invite your friends and join in the fun.
The Fall Ministry Fair will take place in two months, on Sunday, September 11th! If you are a leader, or a member, of ANY ministry at First UMC, please be prepared to have a table set up in the Fellowship Hall on that Sunday with information on your ministry, information on how new disciples can SERVE with you, and how they can expect to CONNECT with others in your outreach. Together, let’s GROW the Kingdom for God’s glory! Be on the lookout for more information. Jennifer de la Montagne will be your contact for this event. jcarydlm@gmail.com
2022 Fall Festival!
Planning Has Begun…
Yes! We are back and, as always, help will be needed! This year’s
Fall Festival dates are Friday, October 7th & Saturday, October 8th.
Volunteer Needs! / Get Involved!
We will need top dollar items for the SILENT AUCTION. There will be many bidders as this is a community event. Call Stan Wallace at the church (706-745-2073) if you have an item to donate.
Calling all BAKERS …. If you have a favorite cookie, cake, bread or pie recipe, please keep in mind the Fall Festival date of October 8th & 9th. The Bakery will need all kinds of baked goods to sell at the festival and we will need your help to make it a success. Baked goods can be brought to the Small dining room on Wednesday and Thursday the week of the Festival. For information or to volunteer to work in the Bakery call Virginia Collins @ 706-781-3833
The ANNEX will receive your “TREASURES” Fridays September 2, 16, & 30 from 9:00am - Noon. We have visitors from many areas who put our Fall Festival on their calendars and love to browse the bargains in the annex. Remember us when you are cleaning out! PLEASE… NO ELECTRONICS, NO EXERCISE EQUIPMENT, TELEVISIONS, OR BOOKS! To volunteer at the Treasure sale call Tammy at 813-334-6470.
The COUNTRY STORE is one of the favorite places for our shoppers. For those willing to provide items to sell, when you are canning your specialties, please keep our store in mind. We would love to have several jars, etc. of your “canned with love” items to sell in the store. Please put your names on the jellies and jams that you donate so we can know who to thank. We will be selling lap quilts, baby quilts, jars, jellies, old cookbooks, aprons and other items. Be preparing now to help. To donate early, you may bring donations to the church office anytime. For info or to volunteer for the Country Store call Barb at 706-487-9695.
CRAFTERS!  Our craft sale is a major part of our festival and we will again need all our crafters to participate. Whatever crafting skill you have we need something from you for our sale. You do not have to fill a table with your crafts nor will you have to be present to man a table. If you are willing to make just a few of your crafts, we will collect and display them. We are not asking you to make 20 or 30 items; just as many as you would like to contribute to the sale. Start now! If you will donate craft items for our craft sale please call Tricia Wallace at 229-402-9361. More info on when we will start collecting items will be coming soon. Thank you!
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!
Our CLOTHING SALE will again take place in the Fellowship Hall. Please only CLEAN, SLIGHTLY USED apparel. We also need clothes hangers and portable clothing racks if you have them to loan. We will be accepting your clothing donations (please have your clothes in bags) in the Fellowship Hall on Fridays, September 2nd, 16th, 30th from 9:00am - Noon. You may also bring bagged clothes to the MAC desk during regular church hours.
Mark your calendars! Remember… all proceeds from our Festival go toward
retiring our MAC debt. Everybody has a part to play! Start working now!
2nd Annual WEC Golf Tournament Fundraiser
Saturday, Sept. 17th 2:00 pm
$75 per player/$300 per team
Butternut Creek Golf Course
706 745 7518
Please stop by and say a prayer over these quilts. Tying a knot lets the receiver know that people care and that we have prayed for them.
Renee Herring - bilateral mastectomy
Meg Whitley - serious medical issues
OASIS Fall Registration
Has Begun!
OASIS Dates to Note… September 8th - Fall Session Begins
October 6th - No Classes, November 3rd - Fall Session Concludes
Get Registration forms at the MAC desk or in the OASIS office.
MAC Walking Track Hours…
*** Monday-Thursday 8am - 3pm ***
New Pickleball Schedule! Beginning September 12th the new Blairsville Pickleball Club schedule is Mondays from noon til 3:00pm & Tuesdays from 8:00am until noon. PLEASE MAKE NOTE! Everyone is welcome! Come join us!
Fitness Classes For You!
“Tai Chi”: Led by Pat Tomzyck. Meets Tuesdays at 8:00am in room M-0 (First floor). Cost is $5.00 per class. Bring a mat!
“Christ-Centered” Yoga: led by Pat Tomzyck. Meets Tuesdays at 9:00am in room M-0 (First floor). Cost is $5.00 per class. Bring your own yoga mat.
1 – Sandy Eady, Sharon Richards 2 – Zadie McCall, Holly Viccaro, 4 – Rada Cline, Craig Dyer, Robert Mundy 5 – Carol Young 6 – Eden Snider 7- Carlene Spence 11- Cathy Flood 12- Milo Bauman, Mary Frances Lewis 15 – Heather Voshall 16 – Shane Douylliez 17 Mary McCann, Jeannine Riley 19 – Dinah Paris 20 - Jeff Bauman, Shirley Evans 22 – Eliza Burdine, Charlotte Burdine, Gene Chumley 23 – Larry Clay, Nick Graphman, Bob Johnson, Miriam Sherman 24 – Larry Furgason 25 – Deidra Gilbert, Nancy Smith 26 – Nancy Sanford, Lois Ward, 27 – Jackie Franklin, 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 family members may be experiencing. You may contact Pastor Mack for your prayer requests at mack.riley@ngumc.net or call the church at 706 745 2073.
Prayer Concerns and Celebrations:
Please help us keep this list updated by notifying the office of any changes.
  • Norma Jean Anderson’s brother -recovering from jaw surgery
  • Jim Arthur- diagnosed with lewy body dementia
  • Clint Blackmon - cancer
  • Jan Boland’s sister June Gesch - in hospice care at Stonehenge
  • Jack & Jackie Bowlin’s friend - Allen Davenport - prostate cancer
  • Kirby and Marjorie Bowron’s niece Laura Hansen - cancer
  • Diane Brackett - taking physical therapy on shoulder and arm
  • Kathy Brandenburg- recovering from knee replacement surgery
  • Tom Bunten - recovering from pacemaker surgery
  • Joyce Byers’ sister-in-law Shirley Kelley - had a mastectomy
  • Pat Clay’s brother Victor- health issues
  • Don Cruce - recuperating from shoulder surgery
  • Jack Dugger - recuperating from covid pneumonia
  • Christine Golden -recovering from surgery
  • Maggie Guerrier - recoup from kidney transplant
  • Jessica Johnson - CEC teacher - blood clots
  • Mike Lewis- recovering from car accident
  • Maria McGlen - still recuperating from fall
  • Jeanee and Jerry McJilton’s brother- cancer has returned
  • Louise McTaggart - recuperating from knee replacement surgery
  • Leura Mollnhauer - diagnosed with lewy body dementia
  • Patty Norwood’s son, Ryan-serious colon problems
  • Patty Norwood’s sister, Jan-lung problems
  • Jeanne Pickerill - several concerns - requests prayer
  • Teresa Price’s grandson Isiah Arrant-long term recovery from burns
  • Joe Roach - recuperating from pacemaker surgery today
  • Carol Rogers - health issues
  • Avis Shaw - had a fall, is home recuperating
  • Avis Shaw’s niece Gail Craft - had surgery
  • Avis Shaw’s sister Mildred Elkin
  • Lydia Stafford - fall from a horse - broken arm in two places
  • Sue Stewart - taking treatments for leukemia
  • Lois Ward - in hospice care - mother of Teri McGinnis
  • Carol Warren - back pain
  • Mac Warren - vertigo
  • Dennis Wetzel- back surgery and recuperating at the Gobin’s home
  • Meg Whitley - serious health issues
  • Jim Arthur
  • Marjorie Bowron
  • Mike Brandenburg
  • Shirley Cobb
  • Jennifer de la Montagne’s mom and dad
  • Jack Dugger
  • Jesse Eady
  • Kathy Heyer
  • Wayne Jones
  • James Jordan
  • Hugh Lee
  • Elaine Neuhaus
  • Ray Norwood
  • Rose Oberlin’s mother, Letha
  • Jerry Price
  • Jerry Roberson
  • Norm Rogers
  • Ron and Pauline Taylor
  • Carole Thompson
  • Roy Whitelock
  • Sharon Willits
  • Mike Bryant - UC Nursing Home
  • Polly Conkle - Blue Ridge Assisted Living
  • Richard and Shirley McGinnis - Brasstown Manor Assisted Living
  • Nisia Redgrave - Chatuge Nursing Home
  • Lois Ward - Brasstown Manor Assisted Living - under hospice care
  • Margaret Wise - Brassstown 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
August 7th………..$ 28,274…………….$579,247
August 14th………$ 15,192…………….$594,439
August 21st………$ 11,770…………….$606,209
Please continue to remember your Church in your legacy trusts & wills - that gift is also greatly appreciated!
Staff Emails:
Pastor Don Landen………………………………………………………. revdonaldlanden@gmail.com
Pastor Mack Riley…………………………………………………………………. mack.riley@ngumc.net
Stan Wallace…………………………………………………………….. blairsvillefumcstan@gmail.com
Evelyn Ueltzen……………………………………………………….. blairsvillefumcevelyn@gmail.com
Deidra Gilbert…………………………………………………………. blairsvillefumcdeidra@gmail.com
Jennifer de la Montagne……………………………………………………………..jcarydlm@gmail.com
 First United Methodist Church of Union County
938 Highway 515 Blairsville, Georgia 30512
(706) 745 2073
Rev. Don Landen, Pastor
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