05-01-2024 FUMC Words for Wednesday

Attitude

 

Dr. Viktor Frankl, an Austrian psychiatrist, was a prisoner of war for a long period of time in Nazi concentration camps. During his imprisonment, he noticed something that intrigued him. He observed that some of the prisoners who looked physically strong and robust were actually weak because of their poor attitudes, whereas some others, who outwardly appeared to be frail and feeble, were amazingly strong because of their positive attitudes. These positive people became an inspiration to all in the prison camp.

 

In his book, Man’s Search for Meaning, Frankl wrote this marvelous paragraph:

 

We who lived in concentration camps can remember the ones who walked through the huts comforting others . . . giving away their last piece of bread. They may have been few in number but they offer sufficient proof that everything can be taken from us but one thing: the last of the human freedoms—-to choose one’s own attitude in any given set of circumstances . . . to choose one’s own way.

 

You know what Dr. Frankl was saying? He was saying, “Attitude is your paintbrush; it colors every situation.”

 

This is precisely what the apostle Paul was underscoring in Romans 12 when he said this: “Present your bodies as a living sacrifice . . . to God” (verse 1). In other words, let serving God and trusting God be the attitude of your life. “Do not be conformed to this world” (verse 2). Don’t be imprisoned by your circumstances. Don’t let the world around you squeeze you into its mold. Rather, be God’s servant, do God’s will, and trust God to bring it out right. Or simply, let your attitude of unflinching commitment to God color

every situation!

 

The apostle Paul was right. Viktor Frankl was right. Attitude is so important. Attitude determines who we are and how we live day to day.

 

-from James W. Moore’s Attitude Is Your Paintbrush: It Colors Every Situation

 

Soli Deo Gloria,

 

Jimmy

Supper this week at 5 pm.

Menu: Scalloped potatoes and ham casserole, vegetable and dessert

Youth and Children will meet at 6 pm.

Pastor Jimmy will conclude his Bible study on 1 Thessalonians.

Wednesday, May 8th he will begin a 3 week study on 2 Thessalonians.

Young at Heart Day Trip to Gibbs Garden in Ball Ground on Saturday, May 18th. Bus leaves at 8 am. Cost for seniors is $18. Bring money for lunch at the Arbor Cafe there in the park.13 slots available. Sign up with Ingrid at iengle@firstmethodistblairsville.com
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This coming Sunday, May 5th we will be recognizing our 2024 graduates.
The Annual Memorial Day Parade will be held in downtown Blairsville on Saturday, May 25, 2024. Any group interested in representing FUMC in the parade, please reach out to the office so that an official Entry Form can be submitted.

Suzanne Thomas

47 Long Drive, Blairsville

706 745 8357

She attends the 11 am service.

She is Kent Thomas’ mother.

Any member or regular attender who wishes to be have our church app, Realm Connect, please contact the church office to receive an “invite”.

The Morning Glory Circle will have their annual Mother’s Day candy sale next Sunday. They will be set up to sell after each service. Proceeds from the sale will go to Isaiah 117 House.

We will have the blood mobile here on Sunday, May 5th between 9 am and 1 pm. You may sign up online by clicking on the button below.

Schedule Your Appointment Here

There is a new sign-up sheet if you want a magnetic name tag. Cost is $12.00. Barb Wagner, your tag is in the church office ready for pick-up.

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.

Cathy Flood - recovering from surgery for staghorn stones

Gym hours:

Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 am till 7:00 pm.

Wednesdays from 9:00 am till 3:00 pm

Fridays from 1:00 pm till 4:00 pm.

Those under 21 years of age need to be accompanied by a parent or another adult over 21.

There is still a need for volunteers to oversee the gym on

Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 3:00 until 7:00 pm.

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Robby Morris after church, at his office, by email @ rmorris@firstmethodistblairsville.com, and by text @ 704-942-8769. Training will be provided.

MAC Walking Track Hours…

Monday-9 am - 7 pm, Tuesday-9 am - 7 pm,

Wednesday-9 am - 3 pm, Thursday- 9 am - 7 pm, Friday- 1 - 4 pm

Pickleball Schedule!

The Blairsville Pickleball Club now plays on Tuesdays from 12:00pm till 3:00pm and Fridays from 1:00 pm till 4:00 pm. 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.

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:
  • Bud Akins - melanoma returned on leg, taking chemo
  • BL Anderson - thyroid cancer
  • Gail Bachteler’s mom Verne Lee Kephart- recovering from broken femur and has dementia
  • Jeff Bauman’s mom had hip surgery
  • Lyric Brogden’s friend Lu Millsaps - cancer diagnosis
  • Fran Browning - recent knee replacement
  • John Browning - cancer diagnosis
  • Shirley Cobb - heart issues, macular degeneration in left eye
  • 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 - in rehab from back surgery
  • Cathy Flood - recovering from surgery
  • Christine Golden - abdominal cancer
  • Barb Hahn - recovering from broken ankle
  • John Hahn - May 9, dr consultation for possible cancer reoccurrence
  • Cheri Hulke’s daughter Kristin - heart issues and travel mercies to Africa to visit her sister
  • Kitty Jones - cancer
  • Joe Kennard-back issues
  • Sandy Koss - hand healing
  • David Lifsey- hospitalized in Emory at St. Joseph
  • Jeanee and Jerry McJilton’s brother- cancer has returned
  • Zadie McCall- great nephew Kenn undergoing radiation for mouth cancer and nephew Ray has lost sight in one eye from an infection
  • Louise McTaggart - recovering from outpatient surgery
  • Louise McTaggart - sister Ruth has vascular dementia
  • Allie McTureous- diagnosed with diabetic retinopathy in the right eye
  • Buster Miller’s mother, Jimmie Lee Miller- skin cancer on nose
  • Bill Mollnhauer - recently hospitalized with congestive heart failure
  • Patty Norwood’s son, Ryan-serious colon problems
  • Patty Norwood’s sister, Jan-lung problems
  • Brittany Payne - waiting on doctors for surgery plan
  • Jeannie Pickerill’s granddaughter Kyla Bauer- has a second bout with cancer
  • Nikki Schuknecht - continued prayers
  • Avis Shaw’s sister Mildred Elkin
  • Sue Stewart - hip replacement surgery tomorrow, 2nd
  • Kristy Tornabene - recovering from foot surgery
  • Doris Wilder - recovering from surgery

HEALTH ISSUES and CONCERNS:

  • Bill Bender
  • Marjorie Bowron
  • Mike Brandenburg
  • Joyce Byers
  • David Cline
  • Shirley Cobb
  • Jack Dugger
  • Jesse Eady
  • Christine Golden
  • Wayne Jones
  • Linda McClarnon
  • Leura Mollnhauer
  • Elaine Neuhaus
  • Ray Norwood
  • Jeanne Pickerill
  • Carol/Norm Rogers
  • Avis Shaw
  • Fritz Simonsen
  • Sue Stewart
  • Carol Warren
  • Roy Whitelock
  • Sharon Willits

IN NURSING HOMES and ASSISTED LIVING FACILITIES:

  • Jim Arthur - Stonehenge Assisted Living, Building 2, Room 5
  • Polly Conkle - Blue Ridge Assisted Living
  • Richard 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 GF…………YTD GF Received

April 7th………$13,516…………………..$206,846

April 14th…….$ 9,965……………………$216,811

April 21st…….$13,154…………………..$229,965

April 28th…….$10,236…………………..$240,202

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

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 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

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