06-05-2024 FUMC Words for Wednesday

Please Help Vulnerable Kids Heal and Thrive

Greetings brothers and sisters in Christ!

I am writing to invite you to participate with your fellow members of First United Methodist Church in a special offering this Sunday, June 9, to benefit the Murphy-Harpst Children’s Center.

In 1914, Ethel Harpst was assigned by the Women’s Home Mission Society of the Methodist Church to teach children, conduct worship, and care for the sick in rural Georgia. In 1924, the Society established the Ethel Harpst Center, located on 160 wooded acres in Cedartown, Georgia, to support her work. Several years later in 1931, Sarah D. Murphy, a Spelman College student born to former slaves, established a school at the edge of Cedartown for poor African American children. Then, in response to the plight of so many of her students abandoned by their parents, Sarah transformed her school into an orphanage. After her death in 1961, the national Women’s Division of the Methodist Church took over the Sarah Murphy home. Then, in 1984, the two homes merged into the Murphy-Harpst Children’s Centers. The vision of Sarah Murphy and Ethel Harpst continues to this day. That is the history of this ministry.

For almost a century, the Spirit of Christ has been prompting individuals and congregations to embrace the vulnerable youth in our state. This program provides a safe and nurturing environment where severely abused and neglected children and teenagers can thrive and heal from trauma. They provide:

  • Residential treatment for adolescents and teens
  • Transitional living for older teens and young adults
  • Specialized foster care for children of all ages
  • Recreation therapy such as equine therapy, sports leagues, clubs, and more
  • Community services including family therapy, life skills, and substance abuse counseling.

Through the years, Murphy-Harpst has successfully treated thousands of children by building the environment necessary to reverse the cycle of a lifetime of cruelty and neglect. In the name of Christ their lives have been transformed.

I encourage your prayers and generous support for some of God’s most precious children. Please bring your gift this Sunday, or mail your check made payable to FUMC and marked for “Murphy-Harpst” to the church. Thank you for your faithfulness to all our church’s ministries – and, especially, this one!

 

Grace and peace,

Jimmy

TONIGHT - Supper at 5 pm

Menu: Chicken cordon bleu, creamy broccoli and cheese rice casserole and dessert

New study for Adult Bible Study begins. It is an 8 session study on

Paul’s 1st letter to the Corinthians. The first session will look at chapters 1

and 2.

Prior to Wednesday Night Suppers throughout the summer, Young at Heart 2.0 is offering games in the fellowship hall from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Come into the cool and have some fun with friends before dining. Starts up next supper date - 19th.

If you are a cancer survivor –

The American Cancer Society invites you and 1 Guest to a Survivors’ Luncheon on Saturday, June 29th

at noon here at the church.

Please pre-register by calling 706 781 4166 no later than Friday, June 14th.

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”.

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.

Milton Teamer - Accident, many injuries, leg amputated. He is a friend of James McTureous.

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 -severe lung issues
  • 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
  • Jim Conley’s grandson was killed in a motorcycle accident
  • 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 -in physical therapy after shoulder surgery
  • Mitzi Gasaway - praise for successful surgery - prayers for recovery
  • Christine Golden - abdominal cancer
  • John Hahn - upcoming surgery
  • Cheri Hulke’s daughter Kristin - heart issues
  • Nancy Hussey’s mom is in hospice in Indiana
  • Kitty Jones - cancer
  • Joe Kennard-back issues
  • 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 rehab at Union General nursing home
  • Sue Stewart - rehabbing at home after hip surgery
  • Carole Thompson - cancer

HEALTH ISSUES and CONCERNS:

  • Bill Bender
  • Kirby Bowron
  • 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

JUNE 2ND……$ 22,683…………………..$ 313,733

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

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