12-06-2023 FUMC Words for Wednesday

Holiday Meal is TONIGHT! 5 PM

Pastor will wrap up his Advent study at 6 pm.

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

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

Muscles needed: Volunteers are needed to put the creche up on the hill Saturday at 9AM weather permitting. Kenny Engle is the contact.

Our Angel Tree is up and running!

Feel free to stop by the tree in the MAC, pick an angel, buy that item, and return it UNWRAPPED with the tag attached.

These gifts will be distributed through the Sheriff’s Department for needy children in Union County.

Come enjoy a special Christmas musical worship this coming Sunday, December 10th. All services will have a full program of music. Invite your friends and neighbors.
Pastor Jimmy continues his Advent Bible Study tonight at 6 pm.

6th week - Anticipation of Advent

We will have the Christmas Card table set up down the administration hall by Sunday. You may “mail” your Christmas cards to your church friends without having to use postage. Just place them by the appropriate letter of their last name. Please, Please, make sure your cards are addressed to attending members.Our membership has changed, and the cards are NOT mailed out if they aren’t picked up.
Help Us make the Vogel Tree Lighting a huge success. At the annual tree lighting, refreshments are given away to the crowd. We have been asked to help supply cookies for the event. If you can, please bake or buy a batch of cookies and bring them to the church by Thursday, December 7th. Please bring the cookies in a non-returnable container and mark if the cookies have nuts. Thank you.The tree lighting is December 9th. This is a simple way for us to give back and support the community as they have given to us.

OASIS Moves to Online Registration

Please join me in welcoming Janice Walters as our registrar. She is available at oasis30512@gmail.com.

Class dates for the Winter 2024 session are: Jan. 11,18,25, Feb 1, 15, 22, 29 and March 7th. Registration opened online on December 5th and will run through midnight on January 7th. (you may click on the “button” below to go straight to our online registration). Registration will reopen onsite at FUMC on January 11th. If you are absolutely unable to register online, that is if you are without a computer or email address, please call Janice at 706-897-3378 to discuss registration options.

This Fall marked the 25th year of OASIS here in Blairsville! If you are taking classes for the first time, we hope you find something in the list of classes that interest you enough to join us. Many of the classes fill up quickly, so be prompt with your online application.

We look forward to serving you. Alan Zimmerman, Director

gps.user@gmail.com, 706-994-0603

For Online Registration

Young at Heart 2.0

Young At Heart Trip to the Dillard House on Wednesday, December 20, 2023. Their menus consist of generous portions of homemade Southern dishes (served Family style) from recipes handed down over the years from Dillard House chefs and generations of Dillard family members’. There are 13 slots available, the bus will leave the church campus at 10:00am. The cost is $25.95 per person (price is subject to change depending on the menu.)

Please see Ingrid for more information or to sign up.

Christmas Eve Services will be at 5:00 pm and 7:00 pm.

Nursery will be provided at both services.

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.

If you know of someone who would benefit from a prayer quilt,

 please let the office or Paula Myers know.

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!

“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 – Peggy Gorman, David Kuykendall 2 – AG Sherman 3 – Cathy Berggreen, Diane Kolb, Lydia Stafford, Paisley Stamper 5 – Lewis McAfee, Richard Myers, Jeannie Pickerill 6 – Bonnie Reno, April Southern 7 – Beverly Bradley 8 – Shirley Walker 10 – Karen Rice 11 – Sharon Willits 12 – Milton Bradley, Peggy Hergert 16 – Kathy Wiley 17 – Marie Goddard 18 – Jerry Roberson 19 – Sally Wiley 20 – Glenda Wischmeyer 23 – Tsali Bentley 24 – Joshua Gobin 25 – Mitzi Gasaway, Ray Norwood, Alan Zimmerman 27 – Ginger Adamson, Penny Collins, Maggie Plott, 28 – Kerry Rittenhouse 29 – Marilyn Barnes, James Young 30 – Cher Young 31 – Joe Livingston, Carole Thompson

It is with a personally sad and heavy heart that I share that Joe Roach passed away last night. I imagine he had a wonderful reunion in heaven with his soulmate Billie, along with his Lord and Savior Jesus. Sometime in the future they both will be buried in the Georgia National Cemetary in Canton. Please keep their sons and their families in your prayers. ~ Evelyn

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.

  • Glenda Adams- at home dealing with double pneumonia
  • 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 - recovering at home from surgery
  • Christine Golden - abdominal cancer
  • Cheri Hulke’s son Scott - undergoing radiation treatment for cancer
  • Nancy Hussey’s sister Debbie Wilfert- cancer treatments
  • Kitty Jones - reoccuring cancer
  • Jeanee and Jerry McJilton’s brother- cancer has returned
  • Louise McTaggart - sister Ruth has vascular dementia
  • Buster Miller’s mother- skin cancer on nose
  • Bill Mollnhauer - back at home and doing well
  • Patty Norwood’s son, Ryan-serious colon problems
  • Patty Norwood’s sister, Jan-lung problems
  • Brittany Payne - seeing doctor’s and getting a plan for 3 part surgery
  • Jeannie Pickerill’s granddaughter Kyla Bauer- has a second bout with cancer
  • Teresa Price’s grandson Isiah Arrant-long term recovery from burns
  • Nikki Schuknecht - continued prayers for recovery
  • Avis Shaw’s sister Mildred Elkin
  • Glenda Taylor - recovering from eye surgery
  • Kristy Tornabene - foot surgery
  • Zach Thompson - search for stem cell donor
  • Mac Warren - health issues
  • Doris Wilder - recovering from heart surgery and improving daily


  • 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

December 3rd……$ 29,052……………..$803,790

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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