05-15-2024 FUMC Words for Wednesday

PENTECOST SUNDAY

 

Pentecost is this Sunday, May 19th. But many people, including Christians, may not know why the day is special or what is celebrated. Unlike Easter and Christmas, when colorful eggs, Easter bunnies, Christmas trees and Santa Claus are harbingers of the up-coming Christian holidays, there are no such social markers by secular society ahead of Pentecost.

For those who need a quick and basic understanding of what Pentecost Sunday is, below is listed 10 things you should know about the holiday.

1. Pentecost Sunday marks the day when the Holy Spirit descended upon the Apostles.

2. Pentecost Sunday occurs 50 days after Easter.

3. The Bible records the Pentecost in Acts 2:1-13.

4. Pentecost comes 10 days after the Ascension of Jesus Christ.

5. Pentecost is also known as “the birthday of the Church”.

6. Pentecost fulfills Jesus’ promise to send the “Counselor” and “Spirit of Truth” in John 16:5-15.

7. Pentecost launches the large-scale spreading of the Gospel after Jesus’ ascension.

Acts 2:41 records that after Peter spoke to the crowd after receiving the Holy Spirit, some 3,000 people were baptized.

8. The Pentecostal movement derives its name from the New Testament event in Acts 2.

9. Jews also celebrate Pentecost, but not for the same reason as Christians. The celebration by Jews of Pentecost is to observe God giving the Ten Commandments on Mount Sinai 50 days after the Exodus. The Pentecost in Jewish tradition takes place 50 days after Passover.

10. In Western churches, Pentecost is usually represented with the color red, which symbolizes the fire of the Holy Spirit.

 

Join us for our Pentecost celebration on May 19th!    Wear red!   And continue to spread the wondrous story of Jesus and his love!

Jimmy

Supper at 5 pm

Menu: Meatloaf, mashed potatoes, vegetable and dessert

Youth and Children will meet at 6 pm.

Pastor Jimmy will continue his 3 week study on 2 Thessalonians.

We welcome Janice Hayman as our new Financial Secretary. She will work on Mondays and Wednesdays. Her direct email is jhayman@firstmethodistblairsville.com. Please give her a warm welcome.
TRIP IS FULL - you’re welcome to follow along behind the bus. Young at Heart Day Trip to Gibbs Garden in Ball Ground on Saturday, May 18th. Cost for seniors is $18. Bring money for lunch at the Arbor Cafe there in the park. Sign up with Ingrid at iengle@firstmethodistblairsville.com

Our next Church Council meeting is Tuesday, May 21 at 6:30pm in the MAC.  In addition to it’s regular business meeting, we will also (1) hear the current state of our church (2) get an update on the recent General Conference, and (3) hear the results of the Natural Church Development survey. All church members are welcome to come hear this important information.

We have hearing aid batteries # 312s, 1.45 V free for whomever wants them. Just drop by the church office to pick them up.

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

Boy Scouts Troop 101 invites you to their fundraiser Pancake Breakfast at

Longhorn Steak Restaurant on Saturday,May 18th from 8:00-10:00 am.

Tickets are $7.00 at the door.

WELCOME

TO OUR NEWEST MEMBER

Cathy Destefano

8305 Old Dial Road, Blue Ridge, GA 30513

561-358-3482

She attends the 9:30 service.

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.

Sam Wilson - Stage 4 prostate cancer; metastasized to bones

Carrie Ann Fredericks - Kidney dialysis

Tyler Cook - Brain tumor removed this week; 10 year old grandson of Phil and Kathy Cook

Lois McCray - Cancer

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
  • Norma Jean Anderson - recovering at home from pneumonia
  • Gail Bachteler’s mom Verne Lee Kephart- recovering from broken femur and has dementia
  • Lyric Brogden’s friend Lu Millsaps - cancer diagnosis
  • 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
  • Phil & Kathy Cook’s 10 year old grandson Tyler had a brain tumor successfully removed last week;
  • OASIS instructor Rachel Driskell - diagnosed with lung cancer
  • Jack Dugger - in rehab from back surgery
  • Faye Eubanks -recovering from shoulder surgery
  • Christine Golden - abdominal cancer
  • John Hahn - May 9, dr consultation for possible cancer reoccurrence
  • Cheri Hulke’s daughter Kristin - heart issues
  • Kitty Jones - cancer
  • Joe Kennard-back issues
  • Sandy Koss - hand healing nicely
  • 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
  • Buster Miller’s mother, Jimmie Lee Miller- skin cancer on nose
  • Brenda Morningstar - recovering from hip surgery she had yesterday
  • Patty Norwood’s son, Ryan-serious colon problems
  • Patty Norwood’s sister, Jan-lung problems
  • Brittany Payne - upcoming hip surgery
  • Jeannie Pickerill’s granddaughter Kyla Bauer- has a second bout with cancer
  • Nikki Schuknecht - continued prayers
  • Avis Shaw’s sister Mildred Elkin
  • Fritz Simonsen - in UGH
  • Sue Stewart - rehabbing at home after hip 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
  • James Jordan
  • 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

May 5th………….$20,217……………………$260,419

May 12th………..$11,353……………………$271,772

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

Janice Hayman…………………………………………………jhayman@firstmethodistblairsville.com

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

Robby Morris………………………………………………………rmorris@firstmethodistblairsville.com

Ingrid Engle………………………………………………………….iengle@firstmethodistblairsville.com

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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

      We are a Stephen Ministry Congregation!

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