09-07-2022 FUMC Words for Wednesday

Good Morning First UMC,

I hope this finds you well.

We begin the Narrative Lectionary at worship this Sunday, September 11th, and will take a broad sweep through the Old Testament this fall. Of course, we won’t cover everything on Sundays. However, short daily readings are provided that help fill in the gaps between Sundays. Beginning today, readings will be provided in the weekly email for the following week to provide a fuller image of the Biblical narrative. I help you will join me on this journey.

9/11………………………Genesis 6:5-22; 8:6-12; 9:8-17 - Noah and the Ark

9/12………………………Genesis 9: 18-29         Noah and Family after the Ark

9/13………………………Psalm 93                      A Song of God’s Strength

9/14………………………Psalm 104:1-9             Praise ofr God’s Wonderful Work

9/15………………………Psalm 104: 24-35        God’s Wonderful Work Continued

9/16………………………Genesis 11: 1-9           The Tower of Babel

9/17………………………Genesis 11: 26-32        Abram and His Family

9/18………………………Genesis 12: 1-9           God Calls Abram

Grace and Peace,

Don

Bible Studies for all ages begin at 6 pm and last an hour. Choir follows at 7 pm.

Supper will begin at 5 pm today.

Menu is rice, pork and black bean caserole

with dessert.

MEMORIAL GARDEN BEAUTIFICATION PROJECTS

Please be sure to go out and visit the Memorial Garden. The path from the lower parking lot to the garden has been reworked. New pavers have also been installed so far for easier footing. Many thanks to Raul Espinosa for his great work in maintaining the garden. He has done a lot of raking and clean up in the back part of the garden. If you see him, tell him please how much you appreciate his hard efforts to make the garden beautiful. And thanks to the volunteers who give so much time and effort to care for our beautiful campus. And…we need more. If you are interested, let us know.

The Fall Ministry Fair will take place this coming Sunday beginning at the end of the 8:45 service in the fellowship hall. You will find information on various ministry opportunities that are available right here at FUMC. Together, let’s GROW the Kingdom for God’s glory!

Night to Shine is Back and In Person!

If you would like to be a part of the Fundraising Team for Night to Shine, we will be meeting on Tuesday, September 13 at 6:00pm in the Fellowship Hall.

Contact Scott & Elizabeth Terry at ntsfumcuc@gmail.com if you have questions.

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!

Parish Nurses are offering another CPR class in the evening.

Thursday, September 22nd at 6:30 pm.  Cost is $20 per person.

There is a sign up sheet on the narthex desk.

The Methodist Men will meet this Saturday at 9:00 in the fellowship hall. Come enjoy some coffee and fellowship.
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.

Eric Smith - prostate cancer

Meg Whitley - colon cancer

Our former youth pastor Zack Thompson (2011-2014) has recently been diagnozed with Non Hodgkin’s T Cell Lymphoma- Cutaneous T Cell Lymphoma with Sézary Syndrome Stage 4A. He and his wife Savannah need our prayers desperately.

OASIS Fall Registration

Has Begun!

OASIS Dates to Note… TOMORROW - 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.
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.

 

SPECIFIC:

  • Norma Jean Anderson’s brother Wendell -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
  • JaneCruce - father passed away last Friday
  • Jeff Davis- heart issues
  • 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
  • Linda McClarnon - recuperating
  • 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 - severe back pain
  • Teresa Price’s grandson Isiah Arrant-long term recovery from burns

  • 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 - recovering from arm surgery last week
  • Debbie Steed - recovering from severe meniscus surgery
  • Sue Stewart - taking treatments for leukemia
  • Zach Thompson - former youth pastor - non-hodgkins lymphoma
  • 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 - has colon cancer, waiting on surgery date

HEALTH ISSUES and CONCERNS:

  • 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

IN NURSING HOMES and ASSISTED LIVING FACILITIES:

  • 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

September 4th………$19,315…………………$641,534

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
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938 Highway 515 Blairsville, Georgia 30512
(706) 745 2073
Rev. Don Landen, Pastor
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