10-12-2022 FUMC Words for Wednesday

All Bible Studies are cancelled tonight for Fall Break. See you next week when we’ll have supper before Bible Study.

The next Church Council meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, October 25th. One of the items of business will be receiving the report and recommendation of the subgroup that has been studying disaffiliation from the United Methodist Church. Meeting will begin at 6:30 pm.

Dear Church Family,

Thank you for the true privilege of serving with the youth of First UMC since August of 2017. It was a very tearful goodbye between me and the kids, but I am so glad they understood where I was going and why I needed to be there.

THANK YOU:

To the FirstYOUTH Parents for an awesome Goodbye Party and for your gift!

To the congregation for your letters, cards, and love offering; I am overwhelmed by your love and generosity.

To the worshipping community at the 9:45 service! Worship BOLDLY and sing with all you have for Jesus!

To the greatest church staff ANYWHERE; it was a pleasure to work with you!

To Pastor Don; I’ll serve beside you any time! Thank you for your excellent leadership, and for being a wonderful boss, pastor, and friend.

To FirstYOUTH; keep reading your Bibles! Keep Scripture in context and don’t rely on Google! Be ACTIVE in your faith! Write those letters to people on the prayer concerns list! MAKE GOOD CHOICES. And always remember, it’s pronounced OreGONE.

The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you in spirit, brothers and sisters. Amen.

In His Service,

Jennifer de la Montagne

Narrative Lectionary Daily Readings

We have begun Year 1 of the Narrative Lectionary. We will journey through the Old Testament this fall and arrive in Matthew in time for Christmas. We can’t cover everything on Sundays, so daily readings are provided to fill in the gaps. These readings will be provided each week.

10/13………………Joshua 1:1-11 - The Call of Joshua

10/14………………Joshua 3:1-17 - Joshua and Israel Cross the Jordan

10/15………………Joshua 4:1-9 - Twelve Stones to Help Remember

10/16………………Joshua 24:1-15 [16-26] - Joshua Serves God

10/17…………….. 1 Samuel 16:1-13 - David Is Anointed by Samuel

10/18 ……………. 1 Samuel 17:1-11 - David and Goliath, part 1

10/19…………….. 1 Samuel 17:12-30 - David and Goliath, part 2

 

HURRICANE RELIEF

You may give through the church by designating your donation for UMCOR U.S. Disaster Response #901670 (include this number on your check) or directly at https://umcmission.org/advance-project/901670/.

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.

The DOT is holding virtual and live meetings for the public regarding the widening project of Murphy Highway from downtown to Ivy Log Road on the north end of the county. Check out this website for more information (https: //sr-11-widening-union-gdot.hub.arcgis.com/). There will also be an in-person Open House on Wednesday, October 20th from 5 - 7 pm at the Union County Recreation Department.

There is a poster in the MAC lobby where you can sign up to be the groomer/pruner for a particular spot on our campus. You know the phrase many hands make light work, right? We’re hoping that together we can get our grounds beautiful again. This is in addition to our lawn mowing crew.

Ferst Readers Fundraiser. Sunday, October 23rd. Please contact Pam Jordan for tickets at 706-897-3188 or pjjordan50@gmail.com. The price of one ticket purchases a years’ supply of books for birth-to 5 year old children.
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.

Joyce Byers - numerous medical issues

Mrs. James Taylor - (sister to Michelle Hernden) - dementia meds need to work

Six Hurricane Ian flood victims

MAC Walking Track Hours…
*** Monday-Thursday 8am - 3pm ***

Pickleball! 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.

OCTOBER IS BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH

WHAT IS BREAST CANCER?

Breast Cancer is the 2nd most common cancer among women, after skin cancer. It is a disease in which cells in the breast grow out of control. Cancer cells can also spread, or metastasize, to other parts of the body.

WHAT SYMPTOMS SHOULD I LOOK FOR?

New lump in the breast or underarm area (armpit).           Pulling in of the nipple.

Thickening or swelling of part of the breast.                      Nipple discharge

Irritation or dimpling of the breast skin.                               including blood.

Redness or flaky skin in the nipple area or                        Any change in the size or shape

the breast.                                                                          Pain in the breast.

WHAT CAN I DO TO FIND BREAST CANCER EARLY?

Breast cancer screening involves checking a woman’s breasts for cancer before there are signs or symptoms of the disease.

A mammogram is an x-ray picture of the breast. Doctors use a mammogram to look for early signs of breast cancer. The United States Preventative Services Force (USPSTF) recommends that most women who are 50 to 74 years old get one every 2 years. USPSTF recommendations state that women with a parent, sibling, or child with breast cancer are at a higher risk for breast cancer and may benefit from beginning screening in their 40’s.  Weighing the benefits & risks of screening is important when considering your screening options. If you’re 40 – 49 years old, talk to your health care provider about when to start screening.

ARE YOU CONCERNED THAT YOU CANNOT AFFORD TO HAVE A MAMMOGRAM?

Most health insurance plans cover the cost of screening mammogram. If you have a low income or do not have insurance, you may qualify for a free or low-cost mammogram through the CDC’s National Breast & Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program.

 

WHAT CAN I DO TO LOWER MY CHANCE OF GETTING BREAST CANCER?

One of the most important things you can do to lower your risk is know your risk of breast cancer. Talk to your doctor about things you cannot change:

Your personal history of breast problems.

Your family’s history of breast cancer.

Your breast density (the amount of connective & fatty tissue in your breasts).

Your age. Most breast cancers are found after age 50.

Your menstrual and childbirth history.

Your history of radiation treatment therapy to the chest or breasts.

Any history of the drug diethylstilbestrol (DES), which was given between 1940 – 1971 to prevent miscarriages by your mother.

If you or your family members have known mutations in your breast cancer genes (BRACA1 or BRACA2).

Your doctor will also consider factors which can be changed, like any hormone replacement use.

Other things:

Healthy weight

Regular physical activity

Eliminating or limiting alcohol drinks to no more than 1 per day

Evie Miller in the loss of her Aunt Janie.

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:

  • Hurricane Ian flooding victims
  • Prayers for God leading the right person to us as Youth Director

 

  • Norma Jean Anderson’s brother Wendell -recovering from jaw surgery
  • Clint Blackmon - cancer
  • 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
  • Joyce Byers - numerous medical issues
  • Joyce Byers’ sister-in-law Shirley Kelley - had a mastectomy
  • Pat Clay’s brother Victor- health issues
  • Jennifer de la Montagne - moving near parents

  • Maggie Guerrier - recuperating from kidney transplant
  • 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
  • Brenda Morningstar - home recovering from back surgery
  • Patty Norwood’s son, Ryan-serious colon problems
  • Patty Norwood’s sister, Jan-lung problems
  • Teresa Price’s grandson Isiah Arrant-long term recovery from burns

  • Avis Shaw’s niece Gail Craft - had surgery
  • Avis Shaw’s sister Mildred Elkin
  • Lydia Stafford - recovering from arm surgery
  • Mrs. James Taylor - sister of Michelle Hernden - dementia meds to work
  • Mac Warren - vertigo
  • Dennis Wetzel- back surgery and recuperating at the Gobin’s home
  • Meg Whitley - doing well after surgery; waiting to see if she’ll have chemo

HEALTH ISSUES and CONCERNS:

  • Jim Arthur
  • Marjorie Bowron
  • Mike Brandenburg
  • Shirley Cobb
  • Jennifer de la Montagne’s mom and dad
  • Jack Dugger
  • Jesse Eady
  • Christine Golden
  • Kathy Heyer
  • Wayne Jones
  • James Jordan
  • Hugh Lee
  • Leura Mollnhauer
  • Elaine Neuhaus
  • Ray Norwood
  • Rose Oberlin’s mother, Letha
  • Jeanne Pickerill
  • Jerry Price
  • Jerry Roberson
  • Carol/Norm Rogers
  • Avis Shaw
  • Sue Stewart
  • Ron and Pauline Taylor
  • Carole Thompson
  • Zach Thompson
  • Carol Warren
  • Roy Whitelock
  • Sharon Willits

IN SYMPATHY:

IN NURSING HOMES and ASSISTED LIVING FACILITIES:

  • Polly Conkle - Blue Ridge Assisted Living
  • Jan Boland’s sister June Gesche - hospice care at Stonehenge
  • 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

October 2……………$ 32,278…………………$ 718,500

October 9……………$ 20,179…………………$ 738,680

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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