FUMC Words for Wednesday: 02-01-2023

02-01-2023 FUMC Words for Wednesday

We are well on the way on our journey through Matthew this year. This Sunday, we will have our last text from the Sermon on the Mount. One of the things Matthew wants us to know is that God’s work is fulfilled in Jesus. We hear that word “fulfilled” again and again in Matthew. And we are fulfilled in him.

Eugene Peterson puts it this way in his introduction to Matthew in The Message; “…Matthew tells the story in such a way that not only is everything previous to us completed in Jesus; we are completed in Jesus. Every day we wake up in the middle of something that is already going on…we are neither accidental nor incidental to the story.” He continues, “Matthew provides the comprehensive context by which we see all God’s creation and salvation completed in Jesus, and all the parts of our lives – work, family, friend, memories, dreams – also completed in Jesus. Lacking such a context, we are in danger of seeing Jesus as a mere diversion from the concerns announced in the newspapers. Nothing could be further from the truth.”

You are neither accidental nor incidental to God’s great story of salvation in and through Jesus. May you be fulfilled, yes completed, in him.

Grace and Peace.

Don

Adult, children and youth Bible Studies begin at 6 pm.

CEC is in immediate need for an Aide with the 2 year olds from now till May. If you are interested, please contact Heidi Hall at heidi.hall@mac.com.

We are also hiring a Preschool Director for the CECfor the upcoming fall. Current Director Heidi Hall is retiring in May. Applicants should love Jesus and little children. You may submit applications by email at blairsvillefumcevelyn@gmail.com. Position starts in April.

A new Sunday School class is forming. The class is gathering on Sundays at 9:45 am in room M-31 on the third floor of the MAC. Facilitators of the group are David Kuykendall and Courtney Bruce. If you are interested, we would love for you to join us.

If you would like your 2022 contribution statement, please contact the church office or sign up on the sheet on the narthex desk.

Church-wide Tuesday Luncheons will continue in February. Because of the Night To Shine activities,

we will be having only 1 Tuesday lunch this month, February 21. Mark your calendars now!

Union County American Cancer Society presents DAFFODIL DAYS 2023 - Flower of Hope Project. You may buy a bouquet of 10 fresh cut daffodils for $5 with the money going towards the ACS. Pre-orders are being taken now through February 28th. Contact Glenda Taylor at 706 781 7528. PIck-up of flowers will be Monday, March 13th under the MAC portico at 5:30 pm.
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.

Eva Breedlove- acute diverticulitis, awaiting surgery on Friday

Amazing Grace Catering and Events of Blairsville is sponsoring a fundraiser for the ministries of Church Without Walls. It will take place Saturday, February 11th beginning at 5:30 pm. Cost is $15/person and includes dinner, silent auction, games, balloon photo booth and live music with DJ. It will be held at 86 Stable Gate Road. TIckets are on sale during the week through the church office or see Paula Myers on Sunday mornings around the 11 o’clock service.

MAC Walking Track Hours…

Monday-Thursday 8am - 4:30pm

New Winter Pickleball Schedule!

The Blairsville Pickleball Club now plays on Mondays from 1:00pm til 4:00pm & Tuesdays from 1:00pm til 4:00pm. 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 –Gerri Johnson, John Moon, Debbie Parson 2 – Kathy Zimmerman 3- Pete Hussey 6 – David Heyer 7 – Devin Gasaway, Gary Marshall 8 – Joe Duket, Ann Duket, Richard Hoibraten, Tom Morningstar, John Mark Turner 9 – Kirby Bowron 11 – Elaine Neuhaus, Shirley Smith 13 – Kathie McAfee, Ben Payne, Mamie Rogers, Billie Young 15 – Pat Warden 17 – Emily Stafford 18 – Shirley McGinnis 19 – Barbara Marshall, Manon Thompson 21 – Wes Seiler 23 – Eva Breedlove, Renee Rives, 24 – Darrell Hackney 25 – Doug Young 27 – Allie McTureous 28 – Gary Davis, Bob Voshall, Grace Wischmeyer

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:
  • Prayers for God leading the right person to us as Youth Director
  • Bl and Norma Jean Anderson-in car accident, broken hand and bruised
  • BL Anderson -recovering from fused disc surgery
  • Norma Jean Anderson’s brother Wendell -recovering from jaw surgery
  • Elizabeth Belcher - shoulder surgery successful - recovering at home
  • Clint Blackmon - cancer
  • Marjorie Bowron - health concerns
  • Alex Box - health issues
  • Diane Brackett - taking physical therapy on shoulder and arm
  • Kathy Brandenburg- recovering from knee replacement surgery
  • Eva Breedlove -recovering from surgery; still in hospital
  • Kevin Bridges’ family friend Makenna Cook - health issues
  • Greg Brogden, Bud & Mary Carol Akin’s son in law- recovering from brain surgery, out of the hospital
  • Joyce Byers - numerous medical issues
  • Joyce Byers’ sister-in-law Shirley Kelley - had a mastectomy
  • Pat Clay’s brother Victor- health issues
  • Jana Howe -in middle of treatments for cancer
  • Nancy Hussey’s sister Debbie Wilfert- diagnosed with stage 3 cancer
  • Ria Ledbetter - recovering from rotator cuff surgery
  • Linda McClarnon - recuperating
  • Maria McGlen - recuperating
  • Roger McGlen - recovering from having stents put in
  • Jeanee and Jerry McJilton’s brother- cancer has returned
  • Louise McTaggart - recuperating from knee replacement surgery
  • Shannon Miller’s mom Wanda Pickelsimer
  • Bill Mollnhauer - positive for COVID
  • Patty Norwood’s son, Ryan-serious colon problems
  • Patty Norwood’s sister, Jan-lung problems
  • Teresa Price’s grandson Isiah Arrant-long term recovery from burns
  • Jeannine Riley’s sister Suzanne Mobley - lymphoma
  • Avis Shaw’s sister Mildred Elkin
  • David and Debbie Steed’s son-in-law Billy Cain- throat cancer
  • Ron Taylor - in hospice care at the nursing home
  • Dennis Wetzel- back surgery and recuperating at the Gobin’s home
  • Doris Wilder - health issues, in UGH
  • Margaret Wise - under hospice care at her family’s home

HEALTH ISSUES and CONCERNS:

  • Jim Arthur
  • Marjorie Bowron
  • Mike Brandenburg
  • Shirley Cobb
  • Jennifer de la Montagne’s mom and dad
  • Jack Dugger
  • Jesse Eady
  • Christine Golden
  • Kathy Heyer
  • Wayne Jones
  • James Jordan
  • Hugh Lee
  • Leura Mollnhauer
  • Elaine Neuhaus
  • Ray Norwood
  • Jeanne Pickerill
  • Jerry Price
  • Jerry Roberson
  • Carol/Norm Rogers
  • Avis Shaw
  • Fritz Simonsen
  • Sue Stewart
  • Carole Thompson
  • Zach Thompson
  • Carol Warren
  • Roy Whitelock
  • Sharon Willits

IN NURSING HOMES and ASSISTED LIVING FACILITIES:

  • Polly Conkle - Blue Ridge Assisted Living
  • Jan Boland’s sister June Gesche - hospice care at Stonehenge
  • Richard and Shirley McGinnis - Brasstown Manor Assisted Living
  • Nisia Redgrave - Chatuge Nursing Home
  • Ron Taylor - UG Nursing Home
  • 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…………YTD Received

January 1……………$21,901…………….$ 21,901

January 8……………$20,214…………….$ 42,115

January 15………….$10,084…………….$ 52,199

January 22………….$13,140…………….$ 65,339

January 29………….$ 9,658……………..$ 74,997

Please continue to remember your Church in your legacy trusts & wills - that gift is also greatly appreciated!

Staff Emails:

Pastor Don Landen………………………………………………………. revdonaldlanden@gmail.com

Pastor Mack Riley…………………………………………………………………. mack.riley@ngumc.net

Stan Wallace…………………………………………………………….. blairsvillefumcstan@gmail.com

Evelyn Ueltzen……………………………………………………….. blairsvillefumcevelyn@gmail.com

Deidra Gilbert…………………………………………………………. blairsvillefumcdeidra@gmail.com

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938 Highway 515 Blairsville, Georgia 30512
(706) 745 2073
Rev. Don Landen, Pastor
      We are a Stephen Ministry Congregation!

FUMC Words for Wednesday: 01-18-2023

01-18-2023 FUMC Words for Wednesday
Good morning church,

There are a couple of new things happening soon at First UMC!

First, Night to Shine returns to an in-person, indoor celebration here for

the first time since 2020, just over three weeks from now on Friday,

February 10th.

Don’t forget that training happens tonight at 6 pm and Sunday at 4 pm in the sanctuary. Volunteers can attend either of these sessions.

Many, many thanks to Scott and Elizabeth Terry who are facilitating the event this year!

Also, a new Sunday School class is forming. There will be an initial interest and information meeting this coming Sunday, January 22nd at 9:45 am in

room M-31 on the third floor of the MAC.

If you are interested, they would love for you to join them.

Thank you for continuing to be the church and seeking and sharing the love of Christ!

Grace and Peace.

Don

Children and Youth Bible Studies begin at 6 pm.

Adult Bible Study will instead be Night to ShineTraining

at 6 pm in the sanctuary.

CELEBRATING 5 YEARS!!

The Prayer Quilt Ministry is celebrating their 5th year of service at FUMC.

They have distributed 218 “quilts of love”

to many in need.

The Ministry Team currently has 7 members and will always welcome anyone willing to help.

Happy Anniversary Team!!

Our mission team returned this weekend from a great week in Honduras at Orphanage Emmanuel.

Members of the team from First UMC were

Joe Tatman, Kim Tatman, April Southern, Zoey Southern, Zayden Southern, and Jim Belcher.

TO GOD BE ALL GLORY!

We are hiring a Preschool Director for the CEC. Current Director Heidi Hall is retiring in May. Applicants should love Jesus and little children. You may submit applications by email at blairsvillefumcevelyn@gmail.com. Position starts in April.

If you would like your 2022 contribution statement, please contact the church office or sign up on the sheet on the narthex desk.

The women will be beginning a new Zoom Bible Study on Wednesday, January 18th. They will be studying First Corinthians.

Church-wide Tuesday Luncheons will continue in February on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays.

Mark your calendars now!

Kathy Cook, Missions Chair, has an invitation for all. Please read her invite by clicking the button below.

 Open Letter

Next NIght to Shine Training will be Sunday afternoon at 4 pm in the sanctuary.

The Brasstown Community Handbell Choir is recruiting new handbell ringers. No experience is necessary other than the ability to read music. Beginning handbell technique classes start Thursday Jan 19 at 6 pm with practice afterwards from 7 pm to 9pm weekly. Practice is at Oak Forest UMC in Hayesville. We are a fun group of folks who love to ring bells! If you are interested, reach out to Evie Miller at evie.mlr@gmail.com, 469-446-0664 or Linda Sterrett at lkmsterrett@gmail.com828-371-8794.
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.

Kaye Rich - colon cancer. She is a teacher in Union County.

Jana Howe - cancer

Billy Cain - multiple cancers. He is the son-in-law of David and Debbie Steed

MAC Walking Track Hours…

Monday-Thursday 8am - 4:30pm

New Winter Pickleball Schedule!

The Blairsville Pickleball Club now plays on Mondays from 1:00pm til 4:00pm & Tuesdays from 1:00pm til 4:00pm. 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.
The parents & family of Jason Nichols would like to express their deep gratitude for the outpouring of prayers from the members and pastoral staff of FUMC. These prayers brought Jason home from Grady ICU & back to the embrace of his family. Jason continues to improve on a daily basis & is looking forward to returning to his previous employment. A special Thank You goes to the members of the quilt ministry for the beautiful quilt Jason received. God Bless You All!

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:
  • Prayers for God leading the right person to us as Youth Director
  • BL Anderson -recovering from fused disc surgery
  • Norma Jean Anderson’s brother Wendell -recovering from jaw surgery
  • Elizabeth Belcher - shoulder surgery successful - recovering at home
  • Clint Blackmon - cancer
  • Alex Box - health issues
  • Diane Brackett - taking physical therapy on shoulder and arm
  • Kathy Brandenburg- recovering from knee replacement surgery
  • Eva Breedlove - in UGH
  • Kevin Bridges’ family friend Makenna Cook - health issues
  • Joyce Byers - numerous medical issues
  • Joyce Byers’ sister-in-law Shirley Kelley - had a mastectomy
  • Pat Clay’s brother Victor- health issues
  • Maggie Guerrier - recuperating from kidney transplant
  • Jana Howe - taking chemo treatments
  • Melanie Howell’s mother Sybil passed into Glory-our sympathies
  • Nancy Hussey’s sister Debbie Wilfert- diagnosed with stage 3 cancer, surgery date of January 20th
  • Ria Ledbetter - recovering from rotator cuff surgery
  • Linda McClarnon - recuperating
  • Maria McGlen - recuperating
  • Roger McGlen - recovering from having stents put in
  • Jeanee and Jerry McJilton’s brother- cancer has returned
  • Louise McTaggart - recuperating from knee replacement surgery
  • Shannon Miller’s mom Wanda Pickelsimer
  • Bill Mollnhauer - positive for COVID
  • Patty Norwood’s son, Ryan-serious colon problems
  • Patty Norwood’s sister, Jan-lung problems
  • Teresa Price’s grandson Isiah Arrant-long term recovery from burns
  • Jeannine Riley’s sister Suzanne Mobley - lymphoma
  • Joan Shaw - passing of her sister
  • Avis Shaw’s sister Mildred Elkin
  • April Southern’s mom Laurel Denmon -pneumonia
  • David and Debbie Steed’s son-in-law Billy Cain- throat cancer
  • Ron Taylor - in hospice care at the nursing home
  • Dennis Wetzel- back surgery and recuperating at the Gobin’s home
  • Margaret Wise - under hospice care at her family’s home

HEALTH ISSUES and CONCERNS:

  • Jim Arthur
  • Marjorie Bowron
  • Mike Brandenburg
  • Shirley Cobb
  • Jennifer de la Montagne’s mom and dad
  • Jack Dugger
  • Jesse Eady
  • Christine Golden
  • Kathy Heyer
  • Wayne Jones
  • James Jordan
  • Hugh Lee
  • Leura Mollnhauer
  • Elaine Neuhaus
  • Ray Norwood
  • Jeanne Pickerill
  • Jerry Price
  • Jerry Roberson
  • Carol/Norm Rogers
  • Avis Shaw
  • Fritz Simonsen
  • Sue Stewart
  • Carole Thompson
  • Zach Thompson
  • Carol Warren
  • Roy Whitelock
  • Sharon Willits

IN NURSING HOMES and ASSISTED LIVING FACILITIES:

  • Polly Conkle - Blue Ridge Assisted Living
  • Jan Boland’s sister June Gesche - hospice care at Stonehenge
  • Richard and Shirley McGinnis - Brasstown Manor Assisted Living
  • Nisia Redgrave - Chatuge Nursing Home
  • Ron Taylor - UG Nursing Home
  • 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…………YTD Received

January 1……………$21,901…………….$ 21,901

January 8……………$20,214…………….$ 42,115

January 15………….$10,084…………….$ 52,199

Please continue to remember your Church in your legacy trusts & wills - that gift is also greatly appreciated!

Staff Emails:

Pastor Don Landen………………………………………………………. revdonaldlanden@gmail.com

Pastor Mack Riley…………………………………………………………………. mack.riley@ngumc.net

Stan Wallace…………………………………………………………….. blairsvillefumcstan@gmail.com

Evelyn Ueltzen……………………………………………………….. blairsvillefumcevelyn@gmail.com

Deidra Gilbert…………………………………………………………. blairsvillefumcdeidra@gmail.com

STAY CONNECTED
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 First United Methodist Church of Union County
938 Highway 515 Blairsville, Georgia 30512
(706) 745 2073
Rev. Don Landen, Pastor
      We are a Stephen Ministry Congregation!

FUMC Words for Wednesday: 01-25-2023

01-25-2023 FUMC Words for Wednesday

FAMILY FUN NIGHT - DODGEBALL

THIS SATURDAY 5 PM - 8 PM IN THE MAC

Children and Youth Bible Studies begin at 6 pm.

New Members:

Robert and Robin Clair

1725 Watercrest Way, Unit C

Young Harris 30582

 

They attend the 11 am service

CEC is in immediate need for an Aide with the 2 year olds from now till May. If you are interested, please contact Heidi Hall at heidi.hall@mac.com.

We are also hiring a Preschool Director for the CECfor the upcoming fall. Current Director Heidi Hall is retiring in May. Applicants should love Jesus and little children. You may submit applications by email at blairsvillefumcevelyn@gmail.com. Position starts in April.

If you would like your 2022 contribution statement, please contact the church office or sign up on the sheet on the narthex desk.

Church-wide Tuesday Luncheons will continue in February. Because of the Night To Shine activities,

we will be having only 1 Tuesday lunch this month, February 21. Mark your calendars now!

Union County American Cancer Society presents DAFFODIL DAYS 2023 - Flower of Hope Project. You may buy a bouquet of 10 fresh cut daffodils for $5 with the money going towards the ACS. Pre-orders are being taken now through February 28th. Contact Glenda Taylor at 706 781 7528. PIck-up of flowers will be Monday, March 13th under the MAC portico at 5:30 pm.
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.

Eva Breedlove- acute diverticulitis, awaiting surgery on Friday

Billy Cain - multiple cancers. He is the son-in-law of David and Debbie Steed

MAC Walking Track Hours…

Monday-Thursday 8am - 4:30pm

New Winter Pickleball Schedule!

The Blairsville Pickleball Club now plays on Mondays from 1:00pm til 4:00pm & Tuesdays from 1:00pm til 4:00pm. 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 –Gerri Johnson, John Moon, Debbie Parson 2 – Kathy Zimmerman 3- Pete Hussey 6 – David Heyer 7 – Devin Gasaway, Gary Marshall 8 – Joe Duket, Ann Duket, Richard Hoibraten, Tom Morningstar, John Mark Turner 9 – Kirby Bowron 11 – Elaine Neuhaus, Shirley Smith 13 – Kathie McAfee, Ben Payne, Mamie Rogers, Billie Young 15 – Pat Warden 17 – Emily Stafford 18 – Shirley McGinnis 19 – Barbara Marshall, Manon Thompson 21 – Wes Seiler 23 – Eva Breedlove, Renee Rives, 24 – Darrell Hackney 25 – Doug Young 27 – Allie McTureous 28 – Gary Davis, Bob Voshall, Grace Wischmeyer

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:
  • Prayers for God leading the right person to us as Youth Director
  • BL Anderson -recovering from fused disc surgery
  • Norma Jean Anderson’s brother Wendell -recovering from jaw surgery
  • Elizabeth Belcher - shoulder surgery successful - recovering at home
  • Clint Blackmon - cancer
  • Alex Box - health issues
  • Diane Brackett - taking physical therapy on shoulder and arm
  • Kathy Brandenburg- recovering from knee replacement surgery
  • Eva Breedlove - having surgery for diverticulitis
  • Kevin Bridges’ family friend Makenna Cook - health issues
  • Joyce Byers - numerous medical issues
  • Joyce Byers’ sister-in-law Shirley Kelley - had a mastectomy
  • Pat Clay’s brother Victor- health issues
  • Maggie Guerrier - recuperating from kidney transplant
  • Jana Howe -in middle of treatments for cancer
  • Nancy Hussey’s sister Debbie Wilfert- diagnosed with stage 3 cancer, had surgery Friday and is now in ICU recovering
  • Ria Ledbetter - recovering from rotator cuff surgery
  • Linda McClarnon - recuperating
  • Maria McGlen - recuperating
  • Roger McGlen - recovering from having stents put in
  • Jeanee and Jerry McJilton’s brother- cancer has returned
  • Louise McTaggart - recuperating from knee replacement surgery
  • Shannon Miller’s mom Wanda Pickelsimer
  • Bill Mollnhauer - positive for COVID
  • Patty Norwood’s son, Ryan-serious colon problems
  • Patty Norwood’s sister, Jan-lung problems
  • Teresa Price’s grandson Isiah Arrant-long term recovery from burns
  • Jeannine Riley’s sister Suzanne Mobley - lymphoma
  • Joan Shaw - passing of her sister
  • Avis Shaw’s sister Mildred Elkin
  • April Southern’s mom Laurel Denmon -pneumonia
  • David and Debbie Steed’s son-in-law Billy Cain- throat cancer
  • Ron Taylor - in hospice care at the nursing home
  • Dennis Wetzel- back surgery and recuperating at the Gobin’s home
  • Margaret Wise - under hospice care at her family’s home

HEALTH ISSUES and CONCERNS:

  • Jim Arthur
  • Marjorie Bowron
  • Mike Brandenburg
  • Shirley Cobb
  • Jennifer de la Montagne’s mom and dad
  • Jack Dugger
  • Jesse Eady
  • Christine Golden
  • Kathy Heyer
  • Wayne Jones
  • James Jordan
  • Hugh Lee
  • Leura Mollnhauer
  • Elaine Neuhaus
  • Ray Norwood
  • Jeanne Pickerill
  • Jerry Price
  • Jerry Roberson
  • Carol/Norm Rogers
  • Avis Shaw
  • Fritz Simonsen
  • Sue Stewart
  • Carole Thompson
  • Zach Thompson
  • Carol Warren
  • Roy Whitelock
  • Sharon Willits

IN NURSING HOMES and ASSISTED LIVING FACILITIES:

  • Polly Conkle - Blue Ridge Assisted Living
  • Jan Boland’s sister June Gesche - hospice care at Stonehenge
  • Richard and Shirley McGinnis - Brasstown Manor Assisted Living
  • Nisia Redgrave - Chatuge Nursing Home
  • Ron Taylor - UG Nursing Home
  • 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…………YTD Received

January 1……………$21,901…………….$ 21,901

January 8……………$20,214…………….$ 42,115

January 15………….$10,084…………….$ 52,199

January 22………….$13,140…………….$ 65,339

Please continue to remember your Church in your legacy trusts & wills - that gift is also greatly appreciated!

Staff Emails:

Pastor Don Landen………………………………………………………. revdonaldlanden@gmail.com

Pastor Mack Riley…………………………………………………………………. mack.riley@ngumc.net

Stan Wallace…………………………………………………………….. blairsvillefumcstan@gmail.com

Evelyn Ueltzen……………………………………………………….. blairsvillefumcevelyn@gmail.com

Deidra Gilbert…………………………………………………………. blairsvillefumcdeidra@gmail.com

STAY CONNECTED
Facebook
 First United Methodist Church of Union County
938 Highway 515 Blairsville, Georgia 30512
(706) 745 2073
Rev. Don Landen, Pastor
      We are a Stephen Ministry Congregation!

FUMC Words for Wednesday: 01-11-2023

01-11-2023 FUMC Words for Wednesday

All Bible Studies are back up and running beginning at 6 pm.

We are hiring a Preschool Director for the CEC. Current Director Heidi Hall is retiring in May. Applicants should love Jesus and little children. You may submit applications by email at blairsvillefumcevelyn@gmail.com. Position starts in April.

If you would like your 2022 contribution statement, please contact the church office or sign up on the sheet on the narthex desk.

Evie and Buster Miller joined our church family on Sunday in the 8:30 service. Their address is 1648 Highland Trace, Blairsville.

Most are probably aware that the North Georgia Conference has paused the disaffiliation process. You can read more about that here:

https://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/north-georgia-conference-to-pause-disaffiliation-process-17216662

As such, our town hall meetings for January 8 and January 15 have been cancelled.

The women will be beginning a new Zoom Bible Study on January 18th. They will be studying First Corinthians.

Blood Assurance Blood Drive THIS Sunday, Jan 15th 9 am - 1 pm

Blood Assurance maintains a BloodMobile which comes to several sites in our community. For the past year, they have been coming to FUMC on reserved Sundays to collection blood donations from our congregation & others in our community.

FUMC’s Blood Drives, beginning in 2023, will be done on a quarterly basis. This allows the ‘Double-Red’ donors to donate on a routine basis. When you give a double red donation, you give 2 units of red blood cells in on 1 appointment. Your fluids, plasma & platelets are returned to your body. In 2 donations, you give the same number of life-saving red cells as you would during 4 whole blood donations. If you are interested in learning more about the Double red donation, please speak to the blood mobile staff. You may set up an appointment for Jan 15th, 2023 by going to www.bloodassurance.org, click on the drop down menu on the top right, choose, ‘donate’, then, Make an Appointment. Thank you in advance for your life-saving donation!

Around 25 people enjoyed the luncheon that the Robinettes served yesterday. We encourage everyone to come out and enjoy the second luncheon scheduled for Tuesday, 17th at 11:30 am.

Kathy Cook, Missions Chair, has an invitation for all. Please read her invite by clicking the button below.

 Open Letter
The Brasstown Community Handbell Choir is recruiting new handbell ringers. No experience is necessary other than the ability to read music. Beginning handbell technique classes start Thursday Jan 19 at 6 pm with practice afterwards from 7 pm to 9pm weekly. Practice is at Oak Forest UMC in Hayesville. We are a fun group of folks who love to ring bells! If you are interested, reach out to Evie Miller at evie.mlr@gmail.com, 469-446-0664 or Linda Sterrett at lkmsterrett@gmail.com828-371-8794.
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.

Kaye Rich - colon cancer. She is a teacher in Union County.

Jana Howe - cancer

Billy Cain - multiple cancers. He is the son-in-law of David and Debbie Steed

MAC Walking Track Hours…

Monday-Thursday 8am - 4:30pm

New Winter Pickleball Schedule!

The Blairsville Pickleball Club now plays on Mondays from 1:00pm til 4:00pm & Tuesdays from 1:00pm til 4:00pm. 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:
  • Prayers for God leading the right person to us as Youth Director
  • BL Anderson -recovering from fused disc surgery
  • Norma Jean Anderson’s brother Wendell -recovering from jaw surgery
  • Elizabeth Belcher - shoulder surgery postponed due to her having COVID
  • Clint Blackmon - cancer
  • Jack & Jackie Bowlin’s friend - Allen Davenport - prostate cancer
  • Diane Brackett - taking physical therapy on shoulder and arm
  • Kathy Brandenburg- recovering from knee replacement surgery
  • Eva Breedlove-in UGH with severe diverti
  • Kevin Bridges’ family friend Makenna Cook - health issues
  • Joyce Byers - numerous medical issues
  • Joyce Byers’ sister-in-law Shirley Kelley - had a mastectomy
  • Pat Clay’s brother Victor- health issues
  • Margaret Frizzel - recovering from knee surgery
  • Maggie Guerrier - recuperating from kidney transplant
  • Jana Howe - taking chemo treatments
  • Nancy Hussey’s sister Debbie Wilfert- diagnosed with stage 3 cancer, surgery date of January 20th
  • Diane and Bill Kolb’s grandson Jason Nichols - bad motorcycle accident
  • Ria Ledbetter - recovering from rotator cuff surgery
  • Linda McClarnon - recuperating
  • Maria McGlen - recuperating
  • Roger McGlen - recovering from having stents put in
  • Jeanee and Jerry McJilton’s brother- cancer has returned
  • Louise McTaggart - recuperating from knee replacement surgery
  • Shannon Miller’s mom Wanda Pickelsimer - surgery on the 12th
  • Bill Mollnhauer - positive for COVID
  • Patty Norwood’s son, Ryan-serious colon problems
  • Patty Norwood’s sister, Jan-lung problems
  • Teresa Price’s grandson Isiah Arrant-long term recovery from burns
  • Jeannine Riley’s sister Suzanne Mobley - lymphoma
  • Jeannine Riley’s brother-in-law - Ricky Mobley- heart surgery
  • Joan Shaw - passing of her sister
  • Avis Shaw’s sister Mildred Elkin
  • April Southern’s mom Laurel Denmon -pneumonia
  • David and Debbie Steed’s son-in-law Billy Cain- throat cancer
  • Ron Taylor - in hospice care at the nursing home
  • Dennis Wetzel- back surgery and recuperating at the Gobin’s home

HEALTH ISSUES and CONCERNS:

  • Jim Arthur
  • Marjorie Bowron
  • Mike Brandenburg
  • Shirley Cobb
  • Jennifer de la Montagne’s mom and dad
  • Jack Dugger
  • Jesse Eady
  • Christine Golden
  • Kathy Heyer
  • Wayne Jones
  • James Jordan
  • Hugh Lee
  • Leura Mollnhauer
  • Elaine Neuhaus
  • Ray Norwood
  • Rose Oberlin’s mother, Letha
  • Jeanne Pickerill
  • Jerry Price
  • Jerry Roberson
  • Carol/Norm Rogers
  • Avis Shaw
  • Fritz Simonsen
  • Sue Stewart
  • Carole Thompson
  • Zach Thompson
  • Carol Warren
  • Roy Whitelock
  • Sharon Willits

IN NURSING HOMES and ASSISTED LIVING FACILITIES:

  • Polly Conkle - Blue Ridge Assisted Living
  • Jan Boland’s sister June Gesche - hospice care at Stonehenge
  • Richard and Shirley McGinnis - Brasstown Manor Assisted Living
  • Nisia Redgrave - Chatuge Nursing Home
  • Ron Taylor - UG Nursing Home
  • Lois Ward - Brasstown Manor Assisted Living - under hospice care
  • Margaret Wise - Brassstown Manor Assisted Living
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…………YTD Received

January 1……………$21,901…………….$ 21,901

January 8……………$20,214…………….$ 42,115

Please continue to remember your Church in your legacy trusts & wills - that gift is also greatly appreciated!

Staff Emails:

Pastor Don Landen………………………………………………………. revdonaldlanden@gmail.com

Pastor Mack Riley…………………………………………………………………. mack.riley@ngumc.net

Stan Wallace…………………………………………………………….. blairsvillefumcstan@gmail.com

Evelyn Ueltzen……………………………………………………….. blairsvillefumcevelyn@gmail.com

Deidra Gilbert…………………………………………………………. blairsvillefumcdeidra@gmail.com

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938 Highway 515 Blairsville, Georgia 30512
(706) 745 2073
Rev. Don Landen, Pastor
      We are a Stephen Ministry Congregation!

FUMC Words for Wednesday: 01-04-2023

01-04-2023 FUMC Words for Wednesday

Good Morning Church!

I hope you are having a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

In this new year, my hope and prayer for this church is that God’s grace be upon us all as we worship, pray, study, and serve together. The Good News of Jesus Christ is too important (and too good) not to be sought and shared. This is our mission as the church - “to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.” Several opportunities to live that mission are happening this week.

Bible studies for all ages resume tonight at 6 pm, a good way to begin the new year. In the Adult class, we will begin our journey through the gospel of Matthew for this winter and into the spring.

Our regularly scheduled worship returns this Sunday, January 8, at 8:30, 9:30, and 11 am as we celebrate Epiphany and Baptism of the Lord Sundays together.

Our mission team leaves this Friday to serve at Orphanage Emmanuel. Please continue to pray for them and the ministry there.

In this new year and always, may we be found in Christ, for “if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.”

Don

We will resume Wednesday night Bible Studies this Wednesday, 4th at 6:00 pm.

Congratulations to Keith and Cindy DeFoor on becoming first-time grandparents. Their son Richard and his wife had a baby girl Elena born on December 30th in San Diego.

If you would like your 2022 contribution statement, please contact the church office or sign up on the sheet on the narthex desk.

Most are probably aware that the North Georgia Conference has paused the disaffiliation process. You can read more about that here:

https://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/north-georgia-conference-to-pause-disaffiliation-process-17216662

As such, our town hall meetings for January 8 and January 15 have been cancelled.

The women will be beginning a new Zoom Bible Study on January 18th. They will be studying First Corinthians.

Blood Assurance Blood Drive Sunday, Jan 15, 2023

Blood Assurance is a nonprofit regional blood center, which supplies blood products to hospitals in our area. Blood Assurance receives reimbursement from hospitals for the costs incurred in collecting, testing, & shipping the blood.

Blood Assurance maintains a BloodMobile which comes to several sites in our community. For the past year, they have been coming to FUMC on reserved Sundays to collection blood donations from our congregation & others in our community.

FUMC’s Blood Drives, beginning in 2023, will be done on a quarterly basis. This allows the ‘Double-Red’ donors to donate on a routine basis. When you give a double red donation, you give 2 units of red blood cells in on 1 appointment. Your fluids, plasma & platelets are returned to your body. In 2 donations, you give the same number of life-saving red cells as you would during 4 whole blood donations. If you are interested in learning more about the Double red donation, please speak to the blood mobile staff. You may set up an appointment for Jan 15th, 2023 by going to www.bloodassurance.org, click on the drop down menu on the top right, choose, ‘donate’, then, Make an Appointment. Thank you in advance for your life-saving donation!

Around 25 people enjoyed the luncheon that the Robinettes served yesterday. We encourage everyone to come out and enjoy the second luncheon scheduled for Tuesday, 17th at 11:30 am.

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.

Kaye Rich - colon cancer. She is a teacher in Union County.

MAC Walking Track Hours…

Monday-Thursday 8am - 4:30pm

New Winter Pickleball Schedule!

The Blairsville Pickleball Club now plays on Mondays from 1:00pm til 4:00pm & Tuesdays from 1:00pm til 4:00pm. 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.

4 – Dee Freed, Jim Hughes 5 – Jonathan Engle 8 – Kathy Brandenburg, Jeremy Bruce, Julie Sunsted, 9 – Matthew Gibson, Case Hand 10- Rob Howell 12- Frank Bachteler 13 – Billy Hendricks 14 – Jordan Young 15 – Marion Lifsey 18- Charlene Cook 20- Barbara Davis, Ray Parson, Avis Shaw, Danita Stephens 21 – Stephen Schuknecht 22 – Kim Steinke 25 – Ava Smith, Ashton Smith 27 – Adele Bauman, Wayne Jones (married to Kitty), 28 – Fran Edwards 29 – John Redgrave 30 – Andrew Engle, Virginia Lane 31 – Bruce Johnson

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:
  • Prayers for God leading the right person to us as Youth Director
  • BL Anderson -recovering from fused disc surgery
  • Norma Jean Anderson’s brother Wendell -recovering from jaw surgery
  • Elizabeth Belcher - shoulder surgery postponed due to her having COVID
  • Clint Blackmon - cancer
  • Jack & Jackie Bowlin’s friend - Allen Davenport - prostate cancer
  • Diane Brackett - taking physical therapy on shoulder and arm
  • Kathy Brandenburg- recovering from knee replacement surgery
  • Joyce Byers - numerous medical issues
  • Joyce Byers’ sister-in-law Shirley Kelley - had a mastectomy
  • Pat Clay’s brother Victor- health issues
  • Faye Eubanks - physical therapy for torn rotator cuff
  • Margaret Frizzel - recovering from knee surgery
  • Maggie Guerrier - recuperating from kidney transplant
  • Jana Howe - taking chemo treatments
  • Nancy Hussey’s sister Debbie Wilfert- diagnosed with stage 3 cancer, surgery date of January 20th
  • Diane and Bill Kolb’s grandson Jason Nichols - bad motorcycle accident
  • Ria Ledbetter - recovering from rotator cuff surgery
  • Tiffany Martinez’s son Sky - recovery from surgery
  • Linda McClarnon - recuperating
  • Maria McGlen - recuperating
  • Roger McGlen - recovering from having stents put in
  • Jeanee and Jerry McJilton’s brother- cancer has returned
  • Louise McTaggart - recuperating from knee replacement surgery
  • Shannon Miller’s mom Wanda Pickelsimer - surgery on the 12th
  • Bill Mollnhauer - positive for COVID
  • Patty Norwood’s son, Ryan-serious colon problems
  • Patty Norwood’s sister, Jan-lung problems
  • Teresa Price’s grandson Isiah Arrant-long term recovery from burns
  • Jeannine Riley’s sister Suzanne Mobley - lymphoma
  • Jeannine Riley’s brother-in-law - Ricky Mobley- heart surgery
  • Joan Shaw - passing of her sister
  • Avis Shaw’s sister Mildred Elkin
  • April Southern’s mom Laurel Denmon - health issues, upcoming PET scan
  • Ron Taylor - in hospice care at the nursing home
  • Dennis Wetzel- back surgery and recuperating at the Gobin’s home

HEALTH ISSUES and CONCERNS:

  • Jim Arthur
  • Marjorie Bowron
  • Mike Brandenburg
  • Shirley Cobb
  • Jennifer de la Montagne’s mom and dad
  • Jack Dugger
  • Jesse Eady
  • Christine Golden
  • Kathy Heyer
  • Wayne Jones
  • James Jordan
  • Hugh Lee
  • Leura Mollnhauer
  • Elaine Neuhaus
  • Ray Norwood
  • Rose Oberlin’s mother, Letha
  • Jeanne Pickerill
  • Jerry Price
  • Jerry Roberson
  • Carol/Norm Rogers
  • Avis Shaw
  • Fritz Simonsen
  • Sue Stewart
  • Carole Thompson
  • Zach Thompson
  • Carol Warren
  • Roy Whitelock
  • Sharon Willits

IN NURSING HOMES and ASSISTED LIVING FACILITIES:

  • Polly Conkle - Blue Ridge Assisted Living
  • Jan Boland’s sister June Gesche - hospice care at Stonehenge
  • Richard and Shirley McGinnis - Brasstown Manor Assisted Living
  • Nisia Redgrave - Chatuge Nursing Home
  • Ron Taylor - UG Nursing Home
  • Lois Ward - Brasstown Manor Assisted Living - under hospice care
  • Margaret Wise - Brassstown Manor Assisted Living
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…………YTD Received

December 25……….$21,113……………$940,635

January 1……………$21,901…………….$ 21,901

Please continue to remember your Church in your legacy trusts & wills - that gift is also greatly appreciated!

Staff Emails:

Pastor Don Landen………………………………………………………. revdonaldlanden@gmail.com

Pastor Mack Riley…………………………………………………………………. mack.riley@ngumc.net

Stan Wallace…………………………………………………………….. blairsvillefumcstan@gmail.com

Evelyn Ueltzen……………………………………………………….. blairsvillefumcevelyn@gmail.com

Deidra Gilbert…………………………………………………………. blairsvillefumcdeidra@gmail.com

STAY CONNECTED
Facebook
 First United Methodist Church of Union County
938 Highway 515 Blairsville, Georgia 30512
(706) 745 2073
Rev. Don Landen, Pastor
      We are a Stephen Ministry Congregation!

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