10-25-2023 FUMC Words for Wednesday

  • ALL SAINTS OBSERVANCE - Remembering those who have passed in the last year


  • VETERANS RECOGNITION-Our salute to those who have served in the Armed Forces

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 26TH in the evening

  • HANGING OF THE GREENS - Join us as we adorn our sanctuary in preparation for Advent






  • CHRISTMAS CANTATA AND OVERFLOW CHRISTMAS - Join us for worship at each service for special Christmas music


  • CHRISTMAS EVE - Join us in the morning as we finish our observance of Advent then Sunday Evening for our Christmas Eve celebration.
Pastor Jimmy will begin a 6 week Advent Bible Study tonight at 6 pm.

1st week - Introduction to Advent

2nd week - Season of Hope

3rd week - Season of Peace

4th week - Season of Joy

5th week - Season of Love

6th week - Anticipation of Advent

Wednesday Night Bible Study for all ages is meeting at 6 pm.

Adults will meet in the Fundamental Room (below the fellowship hall).

Next week (1st) is a special treat. It will be a fundraising dinner for the youth. The menu is assorted quiches, spring green salad, potato leek soup, corn chowder and assorted desserts.

There will also be a fun game of Bible Jeopardy during the dinner.



We would like to recognize our Veterans in the month of November. If you are a veteran, please send us a picture of you in uniform, with the information of what branch, date of service and years of service. Please email all this info along with your picture to Ingrid at iengle@firstmethodistblairsville.com. Deadline to submit is October 31st.

The Women’s Enrichment Center (WEC) is looking for someone from FUMC to be their church liason between us. The liason ensures our church is aware of special happenings with WEC. If you are interested, please contact the church office.

We have empty shoeboxes ready out on a table in the MAC reception area. You may fill them with toys, hygiene items, and cuddly stuffed animals. Please no war toys or war books. Deadline to return the boxes IS Sunday, Nov. 12th.


76B 101 Hunt Martin St

Blairsville, GA 30512


Ashley Holland

Phone: (706) 439.6050

Fax: (706) 439.6051

Has two 10-passenger vans

Supported by County funds, and a Federal Grant.

Offers rides for a nominal fee for those who need transportation to & from doctor’s appointments, the grocery store, and other locations within County limits.

Best to call at least a day before to make an appointment for a van to pick you up. The vans are air-conditioned, equipped with hydraulic chair lifts, and are handicap accessible. Riders under 12 must be accompanied by an adult 18 or over. Rider must provide a child safety seat for all children under 6 years of age.


Fees listed are for one-way fares.

First mile - $3.00

Each additional mile - $.50

Hours of Transport:

Monday - Friday

8:30am - 1:30pm

“MYF (Methodist Youth Fellowship) will be collecting items for S.A.F.E (Support in Abusive Family Emergencies) in Blairsville. S.A.F.E. is a domestic violence and sexual assault program with a designated service area of both Towns County and Union County. You can view their wish list here. There will be a “S.A.F.E TREE” set up in the main entrance area of the MAC. The ornaments on the tree will be labeled with items that we are collecting. Please take an ornament and purchase item(s). Then place items under the tree after you pick them up. You can also pick items from the “wish list” and bring them to the church to place under the S.A.F.E tree. There is no official deadline on when to drop off items, but the “S.A.F.E. TREE” will only be up until November 19th. Thank you for supporting this local ministry-missions organization.”

The Morning Glory Circle is taking coat donations for their annual coat give-away in November. Coats of all sizes and which show little wear are needed. You may drop off your donations in the closet across from the MAC desk.

We have quite a collection of unclaimed eyeglasses and thermos bottles. If you are missing one, please check the MAC desk and claim yours.

FOUND: a pair of keys on a keychain marked “Gloria” were found in a donated purse.

A BIG THANKS to each & every thoughtful, generous, hard-working, creative church member & friend who helped in so many ways to make our 2023 Fall Festival extra special & a huge success! As you frequent these businesses in town, please remember their wonderful donations-

Melissa’s Custom Cakes, Retreat at Hiawassee River, Azalea Farm, Damn Good BBQ, Two Busy Bees & Stitches of Joy at Farmer’s Market, Sugar Magnolias, Keen’s Creations, The Josephine Boutique, Pat’s Hallmark, Farmer’s Daughter, Home Depot, Chick fil A, Mr. Clean Car Wash, Sunflowers on the Square, From Me 2 You, Doc’s Healing Hives, Hulsey’s Fly Fishing, & Mountain Lakes Toy Store!  THANK YOU!

   ~ Fall festival Committee

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.

Brenda Turner – Carotid artery blockage, healing from surgery

MAC Walking Track Hours…

Monday-Thursday 9 am - 3:00 pm

Pickleball Schedule!

The Blairsville Pickleball Club now plays on Tuesdays from 12:00pm till 3:00pm. Everyone is welcome! Join us!

Fitness Classes For You!

“Ladies Exercise”: Led by Lisa Toups. Meets Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:00 - 10:00 am in M-30.

“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.

3 - Judy Haygood, Samuel Lewis, Patty Norwood, 4 - Diane Simonsen 6 - John Hahn, Nikki Schuknecht 7 - Sue Giorgi, Pam Kocher, Larry Rosenberry, Ann Smith 8 - Diane Bauman, Elmo Giorgi 9 - James McTureous 10 - Brian McGill 11 - Darryl Blalock, Debbie Hunt, Karen Williams 12 - John Wischmeyer 13 - Jesse Eady, Jana Howe 14 - JKacqueline Davis, Roger Pope 15 - Von Cordray, Michelle Hernden, Emma Lander 16 - Joe Kennard, Julie Rittenhouse, Carol Rogers 18 - Joyce Byers 20 - Alice Janessa, Rick Stamper, Brenda Turner 22 - Chuck McGinn 23 - Larry Culpepper, Marcie Culpepper, Taylor Schuknecht 24 - Kelly Schuknecht 25 - Sarah Partain 26 - Doug McGinnis 27 - Wayne Jones 28 - Braedyn Robbins 30 - John Cook, Steve Reno, Mac 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.

  • Mark Beam - recovering from rotator cuff surgery
  • April & Clint Blackmon - Clint has cancer
  • Lyric Brogden’s friend Lu Millsaps - cancer diagnosis
  • John Browning - cancer diagnosis
  • Joyce Byers’ sister-in-law Shirley Kelley - had a mastectomy
  • Shirley Cobb’s 2nd cousin Laurie Mulloy - undergoing chemo/radiation
  • Shirley Cobb’s niece Renee Cegelis - health issues with her lungs
  • OASIS instructor Rachel Driskell - diagnosed with lung cancer
  • Jack Dugger - health issues
  • Mitzi Gasaway - breast cancer, taking treatments
  • Christine Golden - abdominal cancer
  • Cheri Hulke’s son Scott - health issues
  • Nancy Hussey’s sister Debbie Wilfert- cancer treatments
  • Kitty Jones - reoccuring cancer
  • Jeanee and Jerry McJilton’s brother- cancer has returned
  • Patty Norwood’s son, Ryan-serious colon problems
  • Patty Norwood’s sister, Jan-lung problems
  • Carrie Parker’s newborn daughter Vera having heart issues
  • Brittany Payne - still having seizures
  • Jeannie Pickerill’s granddaughter Kyla Bauer- has a second bout with cancer
  • Teresa Price’s grandson Isiah Arrant-long term recovery from burns
  • Linda/Jerry Roberson- both have continuing health issues
  • Nikki Schuknecht - successful surgery, continued prayers for recovery
  • Avis Shaw’s sister Mildred Elkin
  • Glenda Taylor - recovering from eye surgery
  • Zach Thompson - search for stem cell donor
  • Brenda Turner - heart issues
  • Mac Warren - health issues


  • Bill Bender
  • Marjorie Bowron
  • Alex Box
  • Mike Brandenburg
  • Joyce Byers
  • David Cline
  • Shirley Cobb
  • Jack Dugger
  • Jesse Eady
  • Christine Golden
  • Jana Howe
  • Wayne Jones
  • James Jordan
  • Linda McClarnon
  • Leura Mollnhauer
  • Elaine Neuhaus
  • Ray Norwood
  • Niki Owrey
  • Jeanne Pickerill
  • Jerry Roberson
  • Carol/Norm Rogers
  • Avis Shaw
  • Fritz Simonsen
  • Sue Stewart
  • Zach Thompson
  • Carol Warren
  • Roy Whitelock
  • Sharon Willits


  • Jim Arthur - Stonehenge Assisted Living, Building 2, Room 5
  • Polly Conkle - Blue Ridge Assisted Living
  • Richard and Shirley McGinnis - Brasstown Manor Assisted Living
  • 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

October 1st……….$24,500…………..$624,471

October 8th……….$ 9,807……………$634,279

October 15th……..$37,554…………..$671,834

October 22nd…….$22,318…………..$694,152

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

Staff Emails:

Pastor Jimmy Hood……………………………………………………………… jimmy.hood@ngumc.net

Pastor Mack Riley………………………………………………………………….. mack.riley@ngumc.net

Evelyn Ueltzen……………………………………………………….. blairsvillefumcevelyn@gmail.com

Deidra Gilbert………………………………………………………….. blairsvillefumcdeidra@gmail.com

Jeff Bauman…………………………………………………………………………………jbauman@yhc.edu


 First United Methodist Church of Union County

938 Highway 515 Blairsville, Georgia 30512

(706) 745 2073

Rev. Jimmy Hood, Pastor

Church Website: www.firstmethodistblairsville.com

Email: blairsvillefumcevelyn@gmail.com

      We are a Stephen Ministry Congregation!

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