05-29-2024 FUMC Words for Wednesday

The Source Matters

 

How much would you pay for a baseball? Not a baseball made of gold—one made of leather with red stitching just like any other baseball. You can get a whole bag of baseballs from a place like Wal-Mart for about $20. So, what is the maximum you would pay for a baseball?

What if I told you the ball had been used in a Major League Baseball game?

What if I told you the ball had been hit for a home run?

What if I told you the ball was Mark McGwire’s 70th home run from the 1998 season?

Well, someone paid $3 million for that particular baseball.

Why? What made that ball so valuable?

It was deemed valuable because of the person with whom it was connected. The source matters!

What makes the Bible different from any other book? It is from God. “All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work” (2 Tim. 3:16-17).

What makes the Church different from any other institution? It is from God. “Pay careful attention to yourselves and to all the flock, in which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to care for the church of God, which He obtained with His own blood” (Acts 20:28).

Why are we so special? What makes humanity different from the plants and animals? We are made in the image of God. “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness…so God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them” (Gen. 1:26-27).

Because God exists and has created, there are numerous things that become valuable and important just because they are from God. “And being made perfect, He became the source of eternal salvation to all who obey Him” (Heb. 5:9).

The source matters!

                                                                            -Bart Warren of Glasgow, KY

There will be NO Bible Study or Dinner tonight.

However, next Wednesday, June 5th, we will have both!

The topic for the upcoming Adult Bible Study is an 8 session study on

Paul’s 1st letter to the Corinthians. The study will begin on Wednesday, June 5th at 6:30 pm. The first session will look at chapters 1 and 2.

The Morning Glory Circle invites any and all to attend their Wednesday,June 5th meeting at 10:30 am. Sheriff Deputy Robert Calamari will be speaking on recent scams and what to know about them so you don’t fall prey. The MGC meets downstairs of the MAC in room M 3-5.

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”.

Church Council

There will be a brief church council meeting on June 4th at 6:45 in the sanctuary.

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

Milton Teamer - Accident, many injuries, leg amputated

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.

1 – Jason Neely, Chris Freeman 3- Kathy Cook 5- Dana Robbins 6 – David Lifsey, Dave Mollnhauer 9 – Lyn LeCompte 10 – Faye Eubanks 11 – Pat Clay 12 – John Rives 13- Bill Haygood 14 – Phil Cook 15 – Sam Seiler, Mack Riley 16 – Lamar Franklin 17 – Chad Gasaway 18 – Judy Hair 19 – Alice O’Rourke 21 – Sophie Gobin 22- Teri McGinnis 26 – Barbara Delli-Veneri, 27 – June Colditz, Janice Smith

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
  • Diane Brackett - recovering from car accident
  • 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 recovering from brain surgery
  • OASIS instructor Rachel Driskell - diagnosed with lung cancer
  • Jack Dugger - in rehab from back surgery
  • Faye Eubanks -recovering from shoulder surgery
  • Mitzi Gasaway - praise for successful surgery - prayers for recovery
  • 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
  • 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
  • Jerri Rogers - on the pasing of her husband Terry
  • Nikki Schuknecht - continued prayers
  • Avis Shaw’s sister Mildred Elkin
  • Fritz Simonsen - in UGH
  • Sue Stewart - rehabbing at home after hip surgery
  • Carole Thompson - cancer

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

May 19th………..$ 7,425……………………$279,197

May 26th………..$10,250…………………..$289,447

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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