04-05-2023 FUMC Words for Wednesday
Join us for worship and invite someone else this Easter Sunday as we celebrate Jesus’ Resurrection!

Our Sunrise Service will be led by the Youth at 7 am and will be on the hill at the outdoor stage. If it is raining, the youth will lead the service from the MAC portico. Bring your umbrella if you need it.

Then services follow the rest of the morning at 8:30 and 11 am in the sanctuary including brass and organ. We will celebrate the Resurrection with Overflow in the MAC at 9:30 am.

Be sure to check out just below what is happening before we get there.

Blessings on your Holy Week,


This Wednesday Night supper will be lasagna (both veggie and meat), salad and dessert. Meal begins at 5 pm.

There will be no Bible Study for adults and children due to spring break. Youth will meet to practice for the Sunrise Service.

We will have a Maundy Thursday service on the 6th at 6:30 pm in the sanctuary. We will walk with Jesus as he has entered Jerusalem and has his last supper.

Good Friday, 7th the church doors will be open from 9 am to 6 pm to have personal worship in the sanctuary.

Kardia Sunday School class has changed class times. They now meet at 11 am downstairs of the MAC.

Balance Class sign-up sheet will be out on the narthex.

Our Youth Ministry is looking for some adult volunteers to help April with their activities. If you are willing please contact her at april.leigh27@gmail.com or 404 360 5966.


We will have a farewell dinner for

Stan and Tricia Wallace

on Wednesday, May 3rd at 5:00 pm.

The church will provide the barbeque, the rest is up to you - Potluck sides and dessert.

The Brasstown Ringers, a 16-member community handbell ensemble, will be in concert here at FUMC on Sunday, May 7th at 6 pm in the sanctuary. All donations received that night will be given to Blairsville’s Healing Hands Community Clinic.


Items which can be leant to members of our congregation:

     Walkers    Wheelchairs      Canes

Bedside Commodes and Shower Chairs


Disposable Items which can be given away:

Masks         Gloves Gowns Under Pads



MAC Desk - bottom left drawer in tool box

MAC kitchen - (shelf to the right of big sink

MAC Youth Kitchen

Narthex by AED on wall

OASIS office

In nurseries and between CEC 2 year old rooms

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.

Delkin Jones - third grade student with osteosarcoma(rare bone cancer). He is recovering from having his leg amputated last week.

Stan and Tricia Wallace - as a remembrance of their time here at FUMC.

Chris Cuviello – hand was caught in a meat grinder at work. Healing and reconstructive surgery to follow.

1 – Teresa Davis 3 – Margaret Frizzell 4- Kenna Bauman 8 – Lola Hunter 10 – Tammy Tucker 11 – Tom Heuker, Steven Seiler, Teresa Turner 12 – Ron Martin 13 – Carleen Ward 14 – Ken Flood, Fritz Simonsen 15 – Jim Wiley 16 - Robert Clair 17 – Ria Ledbetter 18 –Bill Kolb, Nancy Woods 20- Michael Sulser, Glenda Taylor 21 – Marjorie Bowron, Kim Kuykendall, Miriam Roper 22 – Barbara Salvette 23 – Camryn Thomas 25 – Alex Box, Kyle Freed, Rod McClarnon 26 – Mason Schuknecht 29 – Elizabeth Belcher, Jack Smith, Evelyn Ueltzen, Doris Wilder 30 – Donna Fredericks

MAC Walking Track Hours…

Monday-Thursday 8am - 4:30pm

Winter Pickleball Schedule!

The Blairsville Pickleball Club now plays on Mondays from 1:00pm til 4:00pm & Tuesdays from 1:00pm til 4:00pm. Everyone is welcome! 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.

Long-time member and original CEC Board Chair Pennie Hebble passed away Sunday night. She was 96 years old. Our thoughts and prayers go out to her daughter and family.

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.

  • GENERAL: victims of tornados
  • Clint Blackmon - cancer
  • Eva Breedlove -rehab at Union Co. Nursing Home
  • Kevin Bridges’ family friend Makenna Cook - moved to Shepherd Spine Center
  • Joyce Byers - numerous medical issues
  • Joyce Byers’ sister-in-law Shirley Kelley - had a mastectomy
  • Pat Clay’s brother Victor- health issues
  • Lamar Franklin - broken ankle
  • Gene and Artie Hodgson’s son Glenn - in hospital in Houston
  • Jana Howe - recovering from cancer treatments
  • Cheri Hulke’s son Scott - health issues
  • Nancy Hussey’s sister Debbie Wilfert- cancer treatments
  • Jeanee and Jerry McJilton’s brother- cancer has returned
  • Shannon Miller’s mom Wanda Pickelsimer
  • Patty Norwood’s son, Ryan-serious colon problems
  • Patty Norwood’s sister, Jan-lung problems
  • Ann Payne - rotator cuff surgery today (5th)
  • Teresa Price’s grandson Isiah Arrant-long term recovery from burns
  • Jeannine Riley’s sister Suzanne Mobley - lymphoma
  • Avis Shaw’s sister Mildred Elkin
  • AG Sherman’s sister Paula Holley - healing from a pit bull attack
  • David and Debbie Steed’s son-in-law Billy Cain- throat cancer
  • Glenda Taylor’s granddaughter Kinsley - health issues
  • Ron Taylor - in hospice care at the nursing home
  • Carole Thompson - recovering from knee replacement surgery
  • Margaret Wise - under hospice care at her family’s home


  • Jim Arthur
  • Marjorie Bowron
  • Alex Box
  • 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
  • Jeanne Pickerill
  • Jerry Roberson
  • Carol/Norm Rogers
  • Avis Shaw
  • Fritz Simonsen
  • Sue Stewart
  • Carole Thompson
  • Zach Thompson
  • Carol Warren
  • Roy Whitelock
  • Sharon Willits


  • 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
  • Ron Taylor - UG Nursing Home
  • Lois Ward - Brasstown Manor Assisted Living - under hospice care

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

April 2nd……………$13,686…………..$201,750

Please continue to remember your Church in your legacy trusts & wills - that gift is also greatly appreciated!

Reading the New Testament in 40 Days

Lent 2023

1        Mark 1-4

2        Mark 5-8

3        Mark 9-12

4        Mark 13-16

5        1 & 2 Thessalonians

6        Galatians

7        Philippians & Colossians

8        Philemon & Ephesians

9        Matthew 1-7

10      Matthew 8-12

11      Matthew 13-18

12      Matthew 19-24

13      Matthew 25-28

14      1 Corinthians 1-9

15      1 Corinthians 10-16

16      2 Corinthians 1-13

17      Romans 1-8

18      Romans 9-16

19      Luke 1-3

20      Luke 4-7

21       Luke 8-11

22      Luke 12-16

23      Luke 17-21

24      Luke 22-24

25      Acts 1-6

26      Acts 7-10

27      Acts 11-16

28      Acts 17-22

29      Acts 23-28

30      1 & 2 Timothy & Titus

31      Hebrews 1-10

32      Hebrews 11-13 & James

33      John 1-5

34      John 6-10

35      John 11-16

36      John 17-21

37      1&2&3 John & Jude

38      1&2 Peter

39      Revelation 1-11

40      Revelation 12-22

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

 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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