FUMC Words for Wednesday: 09-21-2022

09-21-2022 FUMC Words for Wednesday

Bible Studies for all ages begin at 6 pm.

Supper menu tonight is meatloaf, scalloped potatoes, vegetable and dessert. Begins at 5 pm.

Choir follows at 7 pm.

Family Fun Night

Fourth Saturday-Sept. 24th

There will be a family game of Dodgeball in the MAC gym. Starting at 5 pm

Narrative Lectionary Daily Readings

We have begun Year 1 of the Narrative Lectionary. We will journey through the Old Testament this fall and arrive in Matthew in time for Christmas. We can’t cover everything on Sundays, so daily readings are provided to fill in the gaps. These readings will be provided each week.

9/21/2022………Genesis 25:19-34 - The Quarreling Brothers: Jacob and Esau 9/22/2022………Genesis 33:1-15 - The Reconciled Brothers: Jacob and Esau 9/23/2022………Genesis 37:1-24 - Joseph’s Dreams

9/24/2022………Genesis 37:25-36 - The Dreamer in Trouble

9/25/2022…….. Genesis 39:1-23 - Joseph’s Hope

9/26/2022………Genesis 41:1-13 - Pharaoh’s Dream

9/27/2022………Genesis 41:14-45 - Joseph Interprets Pharaoh’s Dream 9/28/2022………Genesis 47:1-12 - Jacob and His Sons Come to Egypt

Join Our Church Wide Effort!

October 7th & 8th

A huge part of our Fall Festival each year is our BBQ LUNCH. United Methodist Men we need you to help serve on our BBQ team. We need a team to help in areas such as food prep, the serving line, table hosts, cashiers, and clean up. Serving times are 11:00am - 1:00pm on both days. To volunteer show up at the MAC kitchen at 9am on Friday or 10am on Saturday morning. For more info call Bill Kolb at 706-487-9892 or Stan at the church.

Crafters Needed!

We are looking to fill the following craft tables for our Fall Festival craft sale. Would you donate a few of your creations to our Festival? If so call Tricia Wallace @ 229-402-9361.

Baskets…Paintings…Paper

Crafts…Woodworking…Yard Art…Seasonal Crafts…College Items…Cards…Quilting…

Beading/Jewelry…Baby Items… Furniture…

Crocheting…Knitting…Floral/Wreaths…

Glass Art…Your Creations

 

You do not have to fill a table with your crafts nor will you have to be present for the sale. If you are willing to make just a few of your crafts, we will collect and display them. We are not asking you to make 20 or 30 items; just as many as you would like to contribute to the sale.

There is a poster in the MAC lobby where you can sign up to be the groomer/pruner for a particular spot on our campus. You know the phrase many hands make light work, right? We’re hoping that together we can get our grounds beautiful again. This is in addition to our lawn mowing crew.

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.

Joyce Byers - numerous medical issues

“Operation Christmas Child”

Coming in October!

Materials available October 1st!

MAC Walking Track Hours…
*** Monday-Thursday 8am - 3pm ***
New Pickleball Schedule! Beginning September 12th the new Blairsville Pickleball Club schedule is Mondays from noon til 3:00pm & Tuesdays from 8:00am until noon. PLEASE MAKE NOTE! Everyone is welcome! Come 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 Parish Nurses maintain several small 1st Aid kits through out our FUMC Campus. The kits are not uniform in appearance but contain a variety of items, such as: Bandaids, burn treatment, wound antiseptic, insect bite treatment, gauze pads & tape. The kitchen kits have eye wash, as well. The kits DO NOT contain any medication, alcohol, or hydrogen peroxide.

Location of kits:

MAC Main Kitchen (shelf to right of big sink)

MAC Desk (bottom left drawer in a tool box)

MAC Youth Kitchen downstairs (small minimal kit)

Narthex by AED on wall near the information desk

Kits between CEC rooms upstairs; location should be marked

Both nurseries - well marked

Fellowship Hall Kitchen on wall by desk

Children’s big room downstairs in children’s wing - left hand kitchen drawer

Classroom downstairs

2 – Richard McGinnis 5 – Jeff Neal 6 – Bill Cronk         7 – Donna Mollnhauer 8 – Vic Henderson 9 – Tim Hunter 10 – Sandra Buchanan 11 – Heather Landen, Evie Miller, Joe Tatman 12 – Zachary Gibson, Richard Guimond 13 – Kathy Heyer 14 – Scott Carter 15 – Helen Douylliez, Carl Neuhaus 16 – Gloria Rhoades  17 – Kellie Davis, Pat Maryscuk 19 – Jacque Bentley, Kim Lewis 20 –Kaye McCann 22 – Betty Rose Shope 23- Diane Brackett, Marty Evans, 24 – Murphy McGirt, Connie Rosenberry 25 – Jim Belcher 26 – Tammy Fowler, Al Kocher 27 – Oliver Burdine 28 – Diane Kolb, Mike Lewis 29 – Marie Williams 31 – Kent Thomas

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:

  • Norma Jean Anderson’s brother Wendell -recovering from jaw surgery
  • Clint Blackmon - cancer
  • Jan Boland’s sister June Gesch - in hospice care at Stonehenge
  • Jack & Jackie Bowlin’s friend - Allen Davenport - prostate cancer
  • Kirby and Marjorie Bowron’s niece Laura Hansen - cancer
  • Diane Brackett - taking physical therapy on shoulder and arm
  • Kathy Brandenburg- recovering from knee replacement surger
  • Joyce Byers’ sister-in-law Shirley Kelley - had a mastectomy
  • Pat Clay’s brother Victor- health issues
  • Jack Dugger - recuperating from covid pneumonia
  • Christine Golden -recovering from surgery
  • Maggie Guerrier - recoup from kidney transplant
  • Jessica Johnson - CEC teacher - blood clots
  • Mike Lewis- recovering from car accident
  • Linda McClarnon - recuperating
  • Maria McGlen - still recuperating from fall
  • Jeanee and Jerry McJilton’s brother- cancer has returned
  • Louise McTaggart - recuperating from knee replacement surgery
  • 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

  • Avis Shaw’s niece Gail Craft - had surgery
  • Avis Shaw’s sister Mildred Elkin
  • Lydia Stafford - recovering from arm surgery
  • Debbie Steed - recovering from severe meniscus surgery
  • Mac Warren - vertigo
  • Dennis Wetzel- back surgery and recuperating at the Gobin’s home
  • Meg Whitley - recovering from colon surgery

HEALTH ISSUES and CONCERNS:

  • Jim Arthur
  • Marjorie Bowron
  • Mike Brandenburg
  • Shirley Cobb
  • Jennifer de la Montagne’s mom and dad
  • Jack Dugger
  • Jesse Eady
  • 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
  • Sue Stewart
  • Ron and Pauline Taylor
  • Carole Thompson
  • Zach Thompson
  • Carol Warren
  • Roy Whitelock
  • Sharon Willits

IN NURSING HOMES and ASSISTED LIVING FACILITIES:

  • Mike Bryant - UC Nursing Home
  • Polly Conkle - Blue Ridge Assisted Living
  • Richard and Shirley McGinnis - Brasstown Manor Assisted Living
  • Nisia Redgrave - Chatuge 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

September 4th………$ 19,315…………………$641,534

September 11th…….$ 17,462…………………$658,996

September 21st…….$ 15,632…………………$674,628

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
Jennifer de la Montagne……………………………………………………………..jcarydlm@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: 09-14-2022

09-07-2022 FUMC Words for Wednesday

Good morning church!

What a great day it was at First UMC this past Sunday! We had wonderful worship at all three services. And you also went beyond worship.

Our Ministry and Mission Fair was a great event. Thank you to everyone involved, those who hosted booths and those who visited them to learn more about how they could be in ministry and mission within and beyond the church. People were able to connect in so many ways.  A special thank you goes to Jennifer de la Montagne for organizing the event. Thank you all for being the church!

God’s blessings on you all this week.

Don

Bible Studies for all ages begin at 6 pm and last an hour. Choir follows at 7 pm.

We are having a blood drive this Sunday from 9 am till 1 pm. You can sign up online.   The bloodmobile will be outside the fellowship hall.

NEW CHILDREN’S DIRECTOR  ANNOUNCED

Mason Schuknecht has been a lifelong member of FUMC having come from one of the original merged churches. He has always held an interest in serving the public. He has served through the military, law enforcement, fire department, and is currently a Criminal Investigator with the Georgia Forestry Commission.  He is married to Nicole and together they have four children; Taylor, Reagan, Peyton and Gordon.

I am very grateful and excited for this opportunity to be the Children’s director. I love working with the children and being able to expand their knowledge and faith! I hope to build the program through outreach and events that will encourage involvement from the children, parents and the entire church. I feel like no ministry is stand alone and it takes all members of the church to help new families and children find their homes in the church. If anyone has ideas or criticisms, I am always available! Open communication is the key to building any program.  ~ Mason

Family Fun Night

Fourth Saturday-Sept. 24th

There will be a family game of Dodgeball in the MAC gym. Starting at 5 pm

Narrative Lectionary Daily Readings

This past Sunday, we began Year 1 of the Narrative Lectionary. We will journey through the Old Testament this fall and arrive in Matthew in time for Christmas. We can’t cover everything on Sundays, so daily readings are provided to fill in the gaps. These readings will be provided each week.

9/14/2022 Psalm 104:1-9 - Praise for God’s Wonderful Work

9/15/2022 Psalm 104:24-35 - God’s Wonderful Work Continued

9/16/2022 Genesis 11:1-9 - The Tower of Babel

9/17/2022 Genesis 11:26-32 - Abram and His Family

9/18/2022 Genesis 12:1-9 - God Calls Abram

9/19/2022 Genesis 18:1-15 - The Promise Is Given Again

9/20/2022 Genesis 21:1-8 - The Promised Child Is Born

9/21/2022 Genesis 25:19-34 - The Quarreling Brothers: Jacob and Esau

2022 Fall Festival!
Planning Has Begun…
Yes! We are back and, as always, help will be needed! This year’s
Fall Festival dates are Friday, October 7th & Saturday, October 8th.
Volunteer Needs! / Get Involved!
We will need top dollar items for the SILENT AUCTION. There will be many bidders as this is a community event. Call Stan Wallace at the church (706-745-2073) if you have an item to donate.
Calling all BAKERS …. If you have a favorite cookie, cake, bread or pie recipe, please keep in mind the Fall Festival date of October 8th & 9th. The Bakery will need all kinds of baked goods to sell at the festival and we will need your help to make it a success. Baked goods can be brought to the Small dining room on Wednesday and Thursday the week of the Festival. For information or to volunteer to work in the Bakery call Virginia Collins @ 706-781-3833
The ANNEX will receive your “TREASURES” Fridays September 2, 16, & 30 from 9:00am - Noon. We have visitors from many areas who put our Fall Festival on their calendars and love to browse the bargains in the annex. Remember us when you are cleaning out!  PLEASE… NO ELECTRONICS, NO EXERCISE EQUIPMENT, TELEVISIONS, OR BOOKS! To volunteer at the Treasure sale call Tammy at 813-334-6470.
The COUNTRY STORE is one of the favorite places for our shoppers. For those willing to provide items to sell, when you are canning your specialties, please keep our store in mind. We would love to have several jars, etc. of your “canned with love” items to sell in the store. Please put your names on the jellies and jams that you donate so we can know who to thank. We will be selling lap quilts, baby quilts, jars, jellies, old cookbooks, aprons and other items. Be preparing now to help. To donate early, you may bring donations to the church office anytime. For info or to volunteer for the Country Store call Barb at 706-487-9695.
CRAFTERS!  Our craft sale is a major part of our festival and we will again need all our crafters to participate. Whatever crafting skill you have we need something from you for our sale. You do not have to fill a table with your crafts nor will you have to be present to man a table. If you are willing to make just a few of your crafts, we will collect and display them. We are not asking you to make 20 or 30 items; just as many as you would like to contribute to the sale. Start now! If you will donate craft items for our craft sale please call Tricia Wallace at 229-402-9361. More info on when we will start collecting items will be coming soon. Thank you!
CHRISTMAS IN OCTOBER!! Yes… Begin digging in your Christmas closet, attic, or storage room. We are looking for anything Christmas that is in good shape and working. Nativity sets, home decor, pillows, dishes, fabric/quilted items, trees, ornaments, wrapping paper, bows, tags, etc. ALSO, this will be an area we will begin setting up on the Monday before the sale. We will need a lot of help that week! Contact Tricia Wallace if you could serve as a helper for her that week!
Our CLOTHING SALE will again take place in the Fellowship Hall. Please only CLEAN, SLIGHTLY USED apparel. We also need clothes hangers and portable clothing racks if you have them to loan. We will be accepting your clothing donations (please have your clothes in bags) in the Fellowship Hall on Fridays, September 2nd, 16th, 30th from 9:00am - Noon. You may also bring bagged clothes to the MAC desk during regular church hours.
Mark your calendars! Remember… all proceeds from our Festival go toward
retiring our MAC debt. Everybody has a part to play! Start working now!

Parish Nurses are offering another CPR class in the evening.

Thursday, September 22nd at 6:30 pm.  Cost is $20 per person.

There is a sign up sheet on the narthex desk.

There is a poster in the MAC lobby where you can sign up to be the groomer/pruner for a particular spot on our campus. You know the phrase many hands make light work, right? We’re hoping that together we can get our grounds beautiful again. This is in addition to our lawn mowing crew.

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.

Eric Smith - prostate cancer

Meg Whitley - received her quilt, she is having surgery on the 20th for colon cancer

Our former youth pastor Zack Thompson (2011-2014) has recently been diagnozed with Non Hodgkin’s T Cell Lymphoma- Cutaneous T Cell Lymphoma with Sézary Syndrome Stage 4A. He and his wife Savannah need our prayers desperately.

OASIS Fall Registration

Has Begun!

OASIS Dates to Note…

October 6th - No Classes, November 3rd - Fall Session Concludes

Get Registration forms at the MAC desk or in the OASIS office.

MAC Walking Track Hours…
*** Monday-Thursday 8am - 3pm ***
New Pickleball Schedule! Beginning September 12th the new Blairsville Pickleball Club schedule is Mondays from noon til 3:00pm & Tuesdays from 8:00am until noon. PLEASE MAKE NOTE! Everyone is welcome! Come 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 Parish Nurses maintain several small 1st Aid kits through out our FUMC Campus. The kits are not uniform in appearance but contain a variety of items, such as: Bandaids, burn treatment, wound antiseptic, insect bite treatment, gauze pads & tape. The kitchen kits have eye wash, as well. The kits DO NOT contain any medication, alcohol, or hydrogen peroxide.

Location of kits:

MAC Main Kitchen (shelf to right of big sink)

MAC Desk (bottom left drawer in a tool box)

MAC Youth Kitchen downstairs (small minimal kit)

Narthex by AED on wall near the information desk

Kits between CEC rooms upstairs; location should be marked

Both nurseries - well marked

Fellowship Hall Kitchen on wall by desk

Children’s big room downstairs in children’s wing - left hand kitchen drawer

Classroom downstairs

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:

  • Norma Jean Anderson’s brother Wendell -recovering from jaw surgery
  • Jim Arthur- diagnosed with lewy body dementia
  • Clint Blackmon - cancer
  • Jan Boland’s sister June Gesch - in hospice care at Stonehenge
  • Jack & Jackie Bowlin’s friend - Allen Davenport - prostate cancer
  • Kirby and Marjorie Bowron’s niece Laura Hansen - cancer
  • Diane Brackett - taking physical therapy on shoulder and arm
  • Kathy Brandenburg- recovering from knee replacement surger
  • Joyce Byers’ sister-in-law Shirley Kelley - had a mastectomy
  • Pat Clay’s brother Victor- health issues
  • Jack Dugger - recuperating from covid pneumonia
  • Christine Golden -recovering from surgery
  • Maggie Guerrier - recoup from kidney transplant
  • Jessica Johnson - CEC teacher - blood clots
  • Mike Lewis- recovering from car accident
  • Linda McClarnon - recuperating
  • Maria McGlen - still recuperating from fall
  • Jeanee and Jerry McJilton’s brother- cancer has returned
  • Louise McTaggart - recuperating from knee replacement surgery
  • Leura Mollnhauer - diagnosed with lewy body dementia
  • Patty Norwood’s son, Ryan-serious colon problems
  • Patty Norwood’s sister, Jan-lung problems
  • Jeanne Pickerill - severe back pain
  • Teresa Price’s grandson Isiah Arrant-long term recovery from burns

  • Carol Rogers - health issues
  • Avis Shaw - had a fall, is home recuperating
  • Avis Shaw’s niece Gail Craft - had surgery
  • Avis Shaw’s sister Mildred Elkin
  • Lydia Stafford - recovering from arm surgery
  • Debbie Steed - recovering from severe meniscus surgery
  • Sue Stewart - taking treatments for leukemia
  • Zach Thompson - former youth pastor - non-hodgkins lymphoma
  • Lois Ward - in hospice care - mother of Teri McGinnis
  • Carol Warren - back pain
  • Mac Warren - vertigo
  • Dennis Wetzel- back surgery and recuperating at the Gobin’s home
  • Meg Whitley - has colon cancer, suregery on the 20th

HEALTH ISSUES and CONCERNS:

  • Jim Arthur
  • Marjorie Bowron
  • Mike Brandenburg
  • Shirley Cobb
  • Jennifer de la Montagne’s mom and dad
  • Jack Dugger
  • Jesse Eady
  • Kathy Heyer
  • Wayne Jones
  • James Jordan
  • Hugh Lee
  • Elaine Neuhaus
  • Ray Norwood
  • Rose Oberlin’s mother, Letha
  • Jerry Price
  • Jerry Roberson
  • Norm Rogers
  • Ron and Pauline Taylor
  • Carole Thompson
  • Roy Whitelock
  • Sharon Willits

IN NURSING HOMES and ASSISTED LIVING FACILITIES:

  • Mike Bryant - UC Nursing Home
  • Polly Conkle - Blue Ridge Assisted Living
  • Richard and Shirley McGinnis - Brasstown Manor Assisted Living
  • Nisia Redgrave - Chatuge 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

September 4th………$19,315…………………$641,534

September 11th…….$ 17,462…………………$658,996

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
Jennifer de la Montagne……………………………………………………………..jcarydlm@gmail.com
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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: 09-07-2022

09-07-2022 FUMC Words for Wednesday

Good Morning First UMC,

I hope this finds you well.

We begin the Narrative Lectionary at worship this Sunday, September 11th, and will take a broad sweep through the Old Testament this fall. Of course, we won’t cover everything on Sundays. However, short daily readings are provided that help fill in the gaps between Sundays. Beginning today, readings will be provided in the weekly email for the following week to provide a fuller image of the Biblical narrative. I help you will join me on this journey.

9/11………………………Genesis 6:5-22; 8:6-12; 9:8-17 - Noah and the Ark

9/12………………………Genesis 9: 18-29         Noah and Family after the Ark

9/13………………………Psalm 93                      A Song of God’s Strength

9/14………………………Psalm 104:1-9             Praise ofr God’s Wonderful Work

9/15………………………Psalm 104: 24-35        God’s Wonderful Work Continued

9/16………………………Genesis 11: 1-9           The Tower of Babel

9/17………………………Genesis 11: 26-32        Abram and His Family

9/18………………………Genesis 12: 1-9           God Calls Abram

Grace and Peace,

Don

Bible Studies for all ages begin at 6 pm and last an hour. Choir follows at 7 pm.

Supper will begin at 5 pm today.

Menu is rice, pork and black bean caserole

with dessert.

MEMORIAL GARDEN BEAUTIFICATION PROJECTS

Please be sure to go out and visit the Memorial Garden. The path from the lower parking lot to the garden has been reworked. New pavers have also been installed so far for easier footing. Many thanks to Raul Espinosa for his great work in maintaining the garden. He has done a lot of raking and clean up in the back part of the garden. If you see him, tell him please how much you appreciate his hard efforts to make the garden beautiful. And thanks to the volunteers who give so much time and effort to care for our beautiful campus. And…we need more. If you are interested, let us know.

The Fall Ministry Fair will take place this coming Sunday beginning at the end of the 8:45 service in the fellowship hall. You will find information on various ministry opportunities that are available right here at FUMC. Together, let’s GROW the Kingdom for God’s glory!

Night to Shine is Back and In Person!

If you would like to be a part of the Fundraising Team for Night to Shine, we will be meeting on Tuesday, September 13 at 6:00pm in the Fellowship Hall.

Contact Scott & Elizabeth Terry at ntsfumcuc@gmail.com if you have questions.

2022 Fall Festival!
Planning Has Begun…
Yes! We are back and, as always, help will be needed! This year’s
Fall Festival dates are Friday, October 7th & Saturday, October 8th.
Volunteer Needs! / Get Involved!
We will need top dollar items for the SILENT AUCTION. There will be many bidders as this is a community event. Call Stan Wallace at the church (706-745-2073) if you have an item to donate.
Calling all BAKERS …. If you have a favorite cookie, cake, bread or pie recipe, please keep in mind the Fall Festival date of October 8th & 9th. The Bakery will need all kinds of baked goods to sell at the festival and we will need your help to make it a success. Baked goods can be brought to the Small dining room on Wednesday and Thursday the week of the Festival. For information or to volunteer to work in the Bakery call Virginia Collins @ 706-781-3833
The ANNEX will receive your “TREASURES” Fridays September 2, 16, & 30 from 9:00am - Noon. We have visitors from many areas who put our Fall Festival on their calendars and love to browse the bargains in the annex. Remember us when you are cleaning out!  PLEASE… NO ELECTRONICS, NO EXERCISE EQUIPMENT, TELEVISIONS, OR BOOKS! To volunteer at the Treasure sale call Tammy at 813-334-6470.
The COUNTRY STORE is one of the favorite places for our shoppers. For those willing to provide items to sell, when you are canning your specialties, please keep our store in mind. We would love to have several jars, etc. of your “canned with love” items to sell in the store. Please put your names on the jellies and jams that you donate so we can know who to thank. We will be selling lap quilts, baby quilts, jars, jellies, old cookbooks, aprons and other items. Be preparing now to help. To donate early, you may bring donations to the church office anytime. For info or to volunteer for the Country Store call Barb at 706-487-9695.
CRAFTERS!  Our craft sale is a major part of our festival and we will again need all our crafters to participate. Whatever crafting skill you have we need something from you for our sale. You do not have to fill a table with your crafts nor will you have to be present to man a table. If you are willing to make just a few of your crafts, we will collect and display them. We are not asking you to make 20 or 30 items; just as many as you would like to contribute to the sale. Start now! If you will donate craft items for our craft sale please call Tricia Wallace at 229-402-9361. More info on when we will start collecting items will be coming soon. Thank you!
CHRISTMAS IN OCTOBER!! Yes… Begin digging in your Christmas closet, attic, or storage room. We are looking for anything Christmas that is in good shape and working. Nativity sets, home decor, pillows, dishes, fabric/quilted items, trees, ornaments, wrapping paper, bows, tags, etc. ALSO, this will be an area we will begin setting up on the Monday before the sale. We will need a lot of help that week! Contact Tricia Wallace if you could serve as a helper for her that week!
Our CLOTHING SALE will again take place in the Fellowship Hall. Please only CLEAN, SLIGHTLY USED apparel. We also need clothes hangers and portable clothing racks if you have them to loan. We will be accepting your clothing donations (please have your clothes in bags) in the Fellowship Hall on Fridays, September 2nd, 16th, 30th from 9:00am - Noon. You may also bring bagged clothes to the MAC desk during regular church hours.
Mark your calendars! Remember… all proceeds from our Festival go toward
retiring our MAC debt. Everybody has a part to play! Start working now!

Parish Nurses are offering another CPR class in the evening.

Thursday, September 22nd at 6:30 pm.  Cost is $20 per person.

There is a sign up sheet on the narthex desk.

The Methodist Men will meet this Saturday at 9:00 in the fellowship hall. Come enjoy some coffee and fellowship.
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.

Eric Smith - prostate cancer

Meg Whitley - colon cancer

Our former youth pastor Zack Thompson (2011-2014) has recently been diagnozed with Non Hodgkin’s T Cell Lymphoma- Cutaneous T Cell Lymphoma with Sézary Syndrome Stage 4A. He and his wife Savannah need our prayers desperately.

OASIS Fall Registration

Has Begun!

OASIS Dates to Note… TOMORROW - Fall Session Begins

October 6th - No Classes, November 3rd - Fall Session Concludes

Get Registration forms at the MAC desk or in the OASIS office.

MAC Walking Track Hours…
*** Monday-Thursday 8am - 3pm ***
New Pickleball Schedule! Beginning September 12th the new Blairsville Pickleball Club schedule is Mondays from noon til 3:00pm & Tuesdays from 8:00am until noon. PLEASE MAKE NOTE! Everyone is welcome! Come 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:

  • Norma Jean Anderson’s brother Wendell -recovering from jaw surgery
  • Jim Arthur- diagnosed with lewy body dementia
  • Clint Blackmon - cancer
  • Jan Boland’s sister June Gesch - in hospice care at Stonehenge
  • Jack & Jackie Bowlin’s friend - Allen Davenport - prostate cancer
  • Kirby and Marjorie Bowron’s niece Laura Hansen - cancer
  • Diane Brackett - taking physical therapy on shoulder and arm
  • Kathy Brandenburg- recovering from knee replacement surgery
  • Tom Bunten - recovering from pacemaker surgery
  • Joyce Byers’ sister-in-law Shirley Kelley - had a mastectomy
  • Pat Clay’s brother Victor- health issues
  • JaneCruce - father passed away last Friday
  • Jeff Davis- heart issues
  • Jack Dugger - recuperating from covid pneumonia
  • Christine Golden -recovering from surgery
  • Maggie Guerrier - recoup from kidney transplant
  • Jessica Johnson - CEC teacher - blood clots
  • Mike Lewis- recovering from car accident
  • Linda McClarnon - recuperating
  • Maria McGlen - still recuperating from fall
  • Jeanee and Jerry McJilton’s brother- cancer has returned
  • Louise McTaggart - recuperating from knee replacement surgery
  • Leura Mollnhauer - diagnosed with lewy body dementia
  • Patty Norwood’s son, Ryan-serious colon problems
  • Patty Norwood’s sister, Jan-lung problems
  • Jeanne Pickerill - severe back pain
  • Teresa Price’s grandson Isiah Arrant-long term recovery from burns

  • Carol Rogers - health issues
  • Avis Shaw - had a fall, is home recuperating
  • Avis Shaw’s niece Gail Craft - had surgery
  • Avis Shaw’s sister Mildred Elkin
  • Lydia Stafford - recovering from arm surgery last week
  • Debbie Steed - recovering from severe meniscus surgery
  • Sue Stewart - taking treatments for leukemia
  • Zach Thompson - former youth pastor - non-hodgkins lymphoma
  • Lois Ward - in hospice care - mother of Teri McGinnis
  • Carol Warren - back pain
  • Mac Warren - vertigo
  • Dennis Wetzel- back surgery and recuperating at the Gobin’s home
  • Meg Whitley - has colon cancer, waiting on surgery date

HEALTH ISSUES and CONCERNS:

  • Jim Arthur
  • Marjorie Bowron
  • Mike Brandenburg
  • Shirley Cobb
  • Jennifer de la Montagne’s mom and dad
  • Jack Dugger
  • Jesse Eady
  • Kathy Heyer
  • Wayne Jones
  • James Jordan
  • Hugh Lee
  • Elaine Neuhaus
  • Ray Norwood
  • Rose Oberlin’s mother, Letha
  • Jerry Price
  • Jerry Roberson
  • Norm Rogers
  • Ron and Pauline Taylor
  • Carole Thompson
  • Roy Whitelock
  • Sharon Willits

IN NURSING HOMES and ASSISTED LIVING FACILITIES:

  • Mike Bryant - UC Nursing Home
  • Polly Conkle - Blue Ridge Assisted Living
  • Richard and Shirley McGinnis - Brasstown Manor Assisted Living
  • Nisia Redgrave - Chatuge 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

September 4th………$19,315…………………$641,534

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
Jennifer de la Montagne……………………………………………………………..jcarydlm@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: 08-31-2022

08-31-2022 FUMC Words for Wednesday

Bible Studies for all ages begin at 6 pm and last an hour. Choir follows at 7 pm.

Our next supper will be September 7th at 5 pm.

PLEASE WELCOME NEW MEMBERS

John and Renee Rives

94 Charles Lane

Morganton, GA 30560

706 374 0969

They attend the 11:00 service on Sunday.

FIRST Family Fun Night was a HUGE success !

Pastor Don even got in on the action.

Plan now to attend our September 24th

DODGEBALL Game in the MAC

5:00 pm

The church office and MAC will be closed this coming Monday, 5th for Labor Day.

The Fall Ministry Fair will take place in two months, on Sunday, September 11th! If you are a leader, or a member, of ANY ministry at First UMC, please be prepared to have a table set up in the Fellowship Hall on that Sunday with information on your ministry, information on how new disciples can SERVE with you, and how they can expect to CONNECT with others in your outreach. Together, let’s GROW the Kingdom for God’s glory! Be on the lookout for more information. Jennifer de la Montagne will be your contact for this event. jcarydlm@gmail.com

Night to Shine is Back and In Person!

If you would like to be a part of the Fundraising Team for Night to Shine, we will be meeting on Tuesday, September 13 at 6:00pm in the Fellowship Hall.

Contact Scott & Elizabeth Terry at ntsfumcuc@gmail.com if you have questions.

2022 Fall Festival!
Planning Has Begun…
Yes! We are back and, as always, help will be needed! This year’s
Fall Festival dates are Friday, October 7th & Saturday, October 8th.
Volunteer Needs! / Get Involved!
We will need top dollar items for the SILENT AUCTION. There will be many bidders as this is a community event. Call Stan Wallace at the church (706-745-2073) if you have an item to donate.
Calling all BAKERS …. If you have a favorite cookie, cake, bread or pie recipe, please keep in mind the Fall Festival date of October 8th & 9th. The Bakery will need all kinds of baked goods to sell at the festival and we will need your help to make it a success. Baked goods can be brought to the Small dining room on Wednesday and Thursday the week of the Festival. For information or to volunteer to work in the Bakery call Virginia Collins @ 706-781-3833
The ANNEX will receive your “TREASURES” Fridays September 2, 16, & 30 from 9:00am - Noon. We have visitors from many areas who put our Fall Festival on their calendars and love to browse the bargains in the annex. Remember us when you are cleaning out!  PLEASE… NO ELECTRONICS, NO EXERCISE EQUIPMENT, TELEVISIONS, OR BOOKS! To volunteer at the Treasure sale call Tammy at 813-334-6470.
The COUNTRY STORE is one of the favorite places for our shoppers. For those willing to provide items to sell, when you are canning your specialties, please keep our store in mind. We would love to have several jars, etc. of your “canned with love” items to sell in the store. Please put your names on the jellies and jams that you donate so we can know who to thank. We will be selling lap quilts, baby quilts, jars, jellies, old cookbooks, aprons and other items. Be preparing now to help. To donate early, you may bring donations to the church office anytime. For info or to volunteer for the Country Store call Barb at 706-487-9695.
CRAFTERS!  Our craft sale is a major part of our festival and we will again need all our crafters to participate. Whatever crafting skill you have we need something from you for our sale. You do not have to fill a table with your crafts nor will you have to be present to man a table. If you are willing to make just a few of your crafts, we will collect and display them. We are not asking you to make 20 or 30 items; just as many as you would like to contribute to the sale. Start now! If you will donate craft items for our craft sale please call Tricia Wallace at 229-402-9361. More info on when we will start collecting items will be coming soon. Thank you!
CHRISTMAS IN OCTOBER!! Yes… Begin digging in your Christmas closet, attic, or storage room. We are looking for anything Christmas that is in good shape and working. Nativity sets, home decor, pillows, dishes, fabric/quilted items, trees, ornaments, wrapping paper, bows, tags, etc. ALSO, this will be an area we will begin setting up on the Monday before the sale. We will need a lot of help that week! Contact Tricia Wallace if you could serve as a helper for her that week!
Our CLOTHING SALE will again take place in the Fellowship Hall. Please only CLEAN, SLIGHTLY USED apparel. We also need clothes hangers and portable clothing racks if you have them to loan. We will be accepting your clothing donations (please have your clothes in bags) in the Fellowship Hall on Fridays, September 2nd, 16th, 30th from 9:00am - Noon. You may also bring bagged clothes to the MAC desk during regular church hours.
Mark your calendars! Remember… all proceeds from our Festival go toward
retiring our MAC debt. Everybody has a part to play! Start working now!

Parish Nurses are offering another CPR class in the evening.

Thursday, September 22nd at 6:30 pm.  Cost is $20 per person.

There is a sign up sheet on the narthex desk.

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.
Renee Herring - bilateral mastectomy
Meg Whitley - serious medical issues
OASIS Fall Registration
Has Begun!
OASIS Dates to Note… September 8th - Fall Session Begins
October 6th - No Classes, November 3rd - Fall Session Concludes
Get Registration forms at the MAC desk or in the OASIS office.
MAC Walking Track Hours…
*** Monday-Thursday 8am - 3pm ***
New Pickleball Schedule! Beginning September 12th the new Blairsville Pickleball Club schedule is Mondays from noon til 3:00pm & Tuesdays from 8:00am until noon. PLEASE MAKE NOTE! Everyone is welcome! Come 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 – Sandy Eady, Sharon Richards 2 – Corbin Carter, Zadie McCall, Holly Viccaro, 4 – Rada Cline, Craig Dyer, Robert Mundy 5 – Carol Young 6 – Eden Snider 7- Carlene Spence 11- Cathy Flood 12- Milo Bauman, Mary Frances Lewis 15 – Heather Voshall 16 – Shane Douylliez 17 Mary McCann, Jeannine Riley 19 – Dinah Paris 20 - Jeff Bauman, Shirley Evans 22 – Eliza Burdine, Charlotte Burdine, Gene Chumley 23 – Larry Clay, Nick Graphman, Bob Johnson, Miriam Sherman 24 – Larry Furgason 25 – Deidra Gilbert, Nancy Smith 26 – Nancy Sanford, Lois Ward, 27 – Jackie Franklin, Ragan McCarter, Lily Mercer, Hugh Stone 28 – Wade Smith 29 – Dee Arthur, Paul Steinke 30 – Carol Warren

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:

  • Norma Jean Anderson’s brother -recovering from jaw surgery
  • Jim Arthur- diagnosed with lewy body dementia
  • Clint Blackmon - cancer
  • Jan Boland’s sister June Gesch - in hospice care at Stonehenge
  • Jack & Jackie Bowlin’s friend - Allen Davenport - prostate cancer
  • Kirby and Marjorie Bowron’s niece Laura Hansen - cancer
  • Diane Brackett - taking physical therapy on shoulder and arm
  • Kathy Brandenburg- recovering from knee replacement surgery
  • Tom Bunten - recovering from pacemaker surgery
  • Joyce Byers’ sister-in-law Shirley Kelley - had a mastectomy
  • Pat Clay’s brother Victor- health issues
  • JaneCruce - father passed away last Friday
  • Jeff Davis- heart issues
  • Jack Dugger - recuperating from covid pneumonia
  • Christine Golden -recovering from surgery
  • Maggie Guerrier - recoup from kidney transplant
  • Jessica Johnson - CEC teacher - blood clots
  • Mike Lewis- recovering from car accident
  • Linda McClarnon - recuperating
  • Maria McGlen - still recuperating from fall
  • Jeanee and Jerry McJilton’s brother- cancer has returned
  • Louise McTaggart - recuperating from knee replacement surgery
  • Leura Mollnhauer - diagnosed with lewy body dementia
  • Patty Norwood’s son, Ryan-serious colon problems
  • Patty Norwood’s sister, Jan-lung problems
  • Jeanne Pickerill - severe back pain
  • Teresa Price’s grandson Isiah Arrant-long term recovery from burns

  • Carol Rogers - health issues
  • Avis Shaw - had a fall, is home recuperating
  • Avis Shaw’s niece Gail Craft - had surgery
  • Avis Shaw’s sister Mildred Elkin
  • Lydia Stafford - fall from a horse - broken arm in two places
  • Debbie Steed - recovering from severe meniscus surgery
  • Sue Stewart - taking treatments for leukemia
  • Lois Ward - in hospice care - mother of Teri McGinnis
  • Carol Warren - back pain
  • Mac Warren - vertigo
  • Dennis Wetzel- back surgery and recuperating at the Gobin’s home
  • Meg Whitley - has colon cancer, waiting on surgery date

HEALTH ISSUES and CONCERNS:

  • Jim Arthur
  • Marjorie Bowron
  • Mike Brandenburg
  • Shirley Cobb
  • Jennifer de la Montagne’s mom and dad
  • Jack Dugger
  • Jesse Eady
  • Kathy Heyer
  • Wayne Jones
  • James Jordan
  • Hugh Lee
  • Elaine Neuhaus
  • Ray Norwood
  • Rose Oberlin’s mother, Letha
  • Jerry Price
  • Jerry Roberson
  • Norm Rogers
  • Ron and Pauline Taylor
  • Carole Thompson
  • Roy Whitelock
  • Sharon Willits

IN NURSING HOMES and ASSISTED LIVING FACILITIES:

  • Mike Bryant - UC Nursing Home
  • Polly Conkle - Blue Ridge Assisted Living
  • Richard and Shirley McGinnis - Brasstown Manor Assisted Living
  • Nisia Redgrave - Chatuge 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

August 7th………..$ 28,274…………….$579,247

August 14th………$ 15,192…………….$594,439

August 21st………$ 11,770…………….$606,209

August 28th………$ 16,008…………….$622,218

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
Jennifer de la Montagne……………………………………………………………..jcarydlm@gmail.com
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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: 08-24-2022

08-24-2022 FUMC Words for Wednesday
Good Morning Church!
Don’t forget that Bible classes for all ages continue tonight. Kids will meet in the Fundamentals Room, Youth in the…Youth Room, and adults will meet downstairs in the MAC.
On the Sunday after Labor Day, we will begin year 1 of the Narrative Lectionary. We began this Lectionary last year with year 4. Journeying through the Old Testament in the fall, we came to John around Christmas and walked with Jesus through Easter and beyond. This year, we will do the same, using different passages as we work our way through the Old Testament and arriving at Matthew around Christmas time.
In preparation, over the next two weeks we will have a two part series - The Old Testament in 20 minutes and The New Testament in 20 minutes. This may sound familiar as we did the same last year. The difference this year is that the sermon will pay particular attention to our passages for the coming year.
The Cabinet of the North Georgia Conference released a special statement last week regarding discernment over disaffiliation. You can read it here:
If you’d like to receive updates and other information from the conference, you can sign up at this link:
Finally, I leave you this morning with a blessing from Colossians 3:15-17:
Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts. And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.
Don
Wednesday Night programming has resumed. Bible Studies for all ages begin at 6 pm and last an hour. There will be suppers on the first and third Wednesdays of the month. Choir is also back to meeting and is looking for singers for all voice parts. If you have an interest, please join them for rehearsals on Wednesday evenings at 7pm in the Sanctuary and choir room.
We have been unable to locate the FUMC logo tablecloth. If you know its whereabouts, please call the church office and share the information. It is needed for an event Thursday!
PLEASE WELCOME NEW MEMBERS
KURT AND LAURA BAUMEISTER
1561 Mauney Circle
Blairsville, Georgia 30512
706 781 4212
They attend the 9:30 service on Sunday.
Orphanage Emmanuel Mission Trip Meeting:
There will be an Orphanage Emmanuel Mission Trip Meeting for team members, prospective team members and others interested in this mission. The meeting will be held in the church conference room (across the hall from the administrative offices) THIS Wednesday, 24th at 6:00 PM.
FIRST Family Fun Night
Children, youth and parents are invited to attend our FIRST 4th Saturday Family Fun Night. It will be this Saturday, 27th at 5:00 pm. For this month, we will be setting up a 100 foot slip ‘n slide. Come, invite your friends and join in the fun.
The Fall Ministry Fair will take place in two months, on Sunday, September 11th! If you are a leader, or a member, of ANY ministry at First UMC, please be prepared to have a table set up in the Fellowship Hall on that Sunday with information on your ministry, information on how new disciples can SERVE with you, and how they can expect to CONNECT with others in your outreach. Together, let’s GROW the Kingdom for God’s glory! Be on the lookout for more information. Jennifer de la Montagne will be your contact for this event. jcarydlm@gmail.com
2022 Fall Festival!
Planning Has Begun…
Yes! We are back and, as always, help will be needed! This year’s
Fall Festival dates are Friday, October 7th & Saturday, October 8th.
Volunteer Needs! / Get Involved!
We will need top dollar items for the SILENT AUCTION. There will be many bidders as this is a community event. Call Stan Wallace at the church (706-745-2073) if you have an item to donate.
Calling all BAKERS …. If you have a favorite cookie, cake, bread or pie recipe, please keep in mind the Fall Festival date of October 8th & 9th. The Bakery will need all kinds of baked goods to sell at the festival and we will need your help to make it a success. Baked goods can be brought to the Small dining room on Wednesday and Thursday the week of the Festival. For information or to volunteer to work in the Bakery call Virginia Collins @ 706-781-3833
The ANNEX will receive your “TREASURES” Fridays September 2, 16, & 30 from 9:00am - Noon. We have visitors from many areas who put our Fall Festival on their calendars and love to browse the bargains in the annex. Remember us when you are cleaning out! PLEASE… NO ELECTRONICS, NO EXERCISE EQUIPMENT, TELEVISIONS, OR BOOKS! To volunteer at the Treasure sale call Tammy at 813-334-6470.
The COUNTRY STORE is one of the favorite places for our shoppers. For those willing to provide items to sell, when you are canning your specialties, please keep our store in mind. We would love to have several jars, etc. of your “canned with love” items to sell in the store. Please put your names on the jellies and jams that you donate so we can know who to thank. We will be selling lap quilts, baby quilts, jars, jellies, old cookbooks, aprons and other items. Be preparing now to help. To donate early, you may bring donations to the church office anytime. For info or to volunteer for the Country Store call Barb at 706-487-9695.
CRAFTERS!  Our craft sale is a major part of our festival and we will again need all our crafters to participate. Whatever crafting skill you have we need something from you for our sale. You do not have to fill a table with your crafts nor will you have to be present to man a table. If you are willing to make just a few of your crafts, we will collect and display them. We are not asking you to make 20 or 30 items; just as many as you would like to contribute to the sale. Start now! If you will donate craft items for our craft sale please call Tricia Wallace at 229-402-9361. More info on when we will start collecting items will be coming soon. Thank you!
CHRISTMAS IN OCTOBER!! Yes… Begin digging in your Christmas closet, attic, or storage room. We are looking for anything Christmas that is in good shape and working. Nativity sets, home decor, pillows, dishes, fabric/quilted items, trees, ornaments, wrapping paper, bows, tags, etc. ALSO, this will be an area we will begin setting up on the Monday before the sale. We will need a lot of help that week! Contact Tricia Wallace if you could serve as a helper for her that week!
Our CLOTHING SALE will again take place in the Fellowship Hall. Please only CLEAN, SLIGHTLY USED apparel. We also need clothes hangers and portable clothing racks if you have them to loan. We will be accepting your clothing donations (please have your clothes in bags) in the Fellowship Hall on Fridays, September 2nd, 16th, 30th from 9:00am - Noon. You may also bring bagged clothes to the MAC desk during regular church hours.
Mark your calendars! Remember… all proceeds from our Festival go toward
retiring our MAC debt. Everybody has a part to play! Start working now!
2nd Annual WEC Golf Tournament Fundraiser
Saturday, Sept. 17th 2:00 pm
$75 per player/$300 per team
Butternut Creek Golf Course
706 745 7518
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.
Renee Herring - bilateral mastectomy
Meg Whitley - serious medical issues
OASIS Fall Registration
Has Begun!
OASIS Dates to Note… September 8th - Fall Session Begins
October 6th - No Classes, November 3rd - Fall Session Concludes
Get Registration forms at the MAC desk or in the OASIS office.
MAC Walking Track Hours…
*** Monday-Thursday 8am - 3pm ***
New Pickleball Schedule! Beginning September 12th the new Blairsville Pickleball Club schedule is Mondays from noon til 3:00pm & Tuesdays from 8:00am until noon. PLEASE MAKE NOTE! Everyone is welcome! Come 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 – Sandy Eady, Sharon Richards 2 – Zadie McCall, Holly Viccaro, 4 – Rada Cline, Craig Dyer, Robert Mundy 5 – Carol Young 6 – Eden Snider 7- Carlene Spence 11- Cathy Flood 12- Milo Bauman, Mary Frances Lewis 15 – Heather Voshall 16 – Shane Douylliez 17 Mary McCann, Jeannine Riley 19 – Dinah Paris 20 - Jeff Bauman, Shirley Evans 22 – Eliza Burdine, Charlotte Burdine, Gene Chumley 23 – Larry Clay, Nick Graphman, Bob Johnson, Miriam Sherman 24 – Larry Furgason 25 – Deidra Gilbert, Nancy Smith 26 – Nancy Sanford, Lois Ward, 27 – Jackie Franklin, Ragan McCarter, Lily Mercer, Hugh Stone 28 – Wade Smith 29 – Dee Arthur, Paul Steinke 30 – Carol Warren
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:
  • Norma Jean Anderson’s brother -recovering from jaw surgery
  • Jim Arthur- diagnosed with lewy body dementia
  • Clint Blackmon - cancer
  • Jan Boland’s sister June Gesch - in hospice care at Stonehenge
  • Jack & Jackie Bowlin’s friend - Allen Davenport - prostate cancer
  • Kirby and Marjorie Bowron’s niece Laura Hansen - cancer
  • Diane Brackett - taking physical therapy on shoulder and arm
  • Kathy Brandenburg- recovering from knee replacement surgery
  • Tom Bunten - recovering from pacemaker surgery
  • Joyce Byers’ sister-in-law Shirley Kelley - had a mastectomy
  • Pat Clay’s brother Victor- health issues
  • Don Cruce - recuperating from shoulder surgery
  • Jack Dugger - recuperating from covid pneumonia
  • Christine Golden -recovering from surgery
  • Maggie Guerrier - recoup from kidney transplant
  • Jessica Johnson - CEC teacher - blood clots
  • Mike Lewis- recovering from car accident
  • Maria McGlen - still recuperating from fall
  • Jeanee and Jerry McJilton’s brother- cancer has returned
  • Louise McTaggart - recuperating from knee replacement surgery
  • Leura Mollnhauer - diagnosed with lewy body dementia
  • Patty Norwood’s son, Ryan-serious colon problems
  • Patty Norwood’s sister, Jan-lung problems
  • Jeanne Pickerill - several concerns - requests prayer
  • Teresa Price’s grandson Isiah Arrant-long term recovery from burns
  • Joe Roach - recuperating from pacemaker surgery today
  • Carol Rogers - health issues
  • Avis Shaw - had a fall, is home recuperating
  • Avis Shaw’s niece Gail Craft - had surgery
  • Avis Shaw’s sister Mildred Elkin
  • Lydia Stafford - fall from a horse - broken arm in two places
  • Sue Stewart - taking treatments for leukemia
  • Lois Ward - in hospice care - mother of Teri McGinnis
  • Carol Warren - back pain
  • Mac Warren - vertigo
  • Dennis Wetzel- back surgery and recuperating at the Gobin’s home
  • Meg Whitley - serious health issues
HEALTH ISSUES and CONCERNS:
  • Jim Arthur
  • Marjorie Bowron
  • Mike Brandenburg
  • Shirley Cobb
  • Jennifer de la Montagne’s mom and dad
  • Jack Dugger
  • Jesse Eady
  • Kathy Heyer
  • Wayne Jones
  • James Jordan
  • Hugh Lee
  • Elaine Neuhaus
  • Ray Norwood
  • Rose Oberlin’s mother, Letha
  • Jerry Price
  • Jerry Roberson
  • Norm Rogers
  • Ron and Pauline Taylor
  • Carole Thompson
  • Roy Whitelock
  • Sharon Willits
IN NURSING HOMES and ASSISTED LIVING FACILITIES:
  • Mike Bryant - UC Nursing Home
  • Polly Conkle - Blue Ridge Assisted Living
  • Richard and Shirley McGinnis - Brasstown Manor Assisted Living
  • Nisia Redgrave - Chatuge 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
August 7th………..$ 28,274…………….$579,247
August 14th………$ 15,192…………….$594,439
August 21st………$ 11,770…………….$606,209
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
Jennifer de la Montagne……………………………………………………………..jcarydlm@gmail.com
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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!

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