06-12-2024 FUMC Words for Wednesday

The Influence of a Father

As we go through life, we have different perspectives about our Dads. Here’s how one person summed it up:

When I was…

4 years old, my Daddy could do anything.

7 years old, my Dad knew a lot, a whole lot.

8 years old, my father didn’t quite know everything.

12 years old, well, maybe he didn’t know as much as I thought he knew.

14 years old, my Dad hopelessly old-fashioned.

17 years old, my Dad didn’t have a clue!

21 years old, his ideas were still out-of-date.

25 years old, he knew a little bit about it but not much.

30 years old, I needed to find out what Dad thought about it.

40 years old, what would Dad have thought about it?

50 years old, my Dad knew literally something about everything.

60 years old, I wish I could talk it over with Dad just one more time.

The awesome responsibility of being a father has been laid upon countless men throughout the ages. Men continue to struggle, many becoming successful fathers, some not. One way that men can be sure that they’ll do the best job possible when it comes to leading the family is to include God and His instruction. Nothing is more important than a godly father. Those of us who were blessed to have fathers that feared and served God, can easily see the great influence that we still carry with us everyday. As we give tribute to our Dads on Father’s Day, let’s be thankful for their wisdom and guidance that will continue to help us throughout the days and years of our lives.

“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.” (Deuteronomy 6:5-7)

-Copied from Jay Launius

 

May our Heavenly Father Bless you!

Jimmy

Adult Bible Study continues with 1st Corinthians chapters 3&4.

Meeting at 6 pm.

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.

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.

Our love and prayers go out to these families in this season of loss

Doug & Teri McGinnins for the loss of Doug’s father, Richard McGinnis

Pete & Nancy Hussey for the loss of Nancy’s mother,

Jo Ann Vance

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
  • Cathy Destafano - undergoing heart tests
  • Michael Destafano - cancer
  • 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
  • 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
  • Milton Teamer - recovering from accident
  • 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
  • Kearstin Russell
  • 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

JUNE 9th…….$ 7,734…………………….$ 316,053

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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