FUMC Words for Wednesday: 07-10-2024

07-10-2024 FUMC Words for Wednesday

“IN GOD WE TRUST”

 

“Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.”

Reliance on God and his providence was very real to our founding fathers as our early national documents bear eloquent testimony. It was not surprising that in the midst of the Civil War when our nation received its greatest test, the decision was made to inscribe on American coins the motto:

“In God We Trust”

Ever since that motto was first adopted there have been those who have felt it was hypocritical since so often, we put our priorities elsewhere.

First of all, the motto “In God We Trust” is not so much a boast as it is a conviction. It is not the proclamation of a smug people who deem themselves privileged and singled out for special favor. It is instead a conviction that calls us to repentance and nurtures our hopes. As one theologian put it: “If within we find nothing over us, we succumb to what is around us.”

The motto “In God We Trust,” while not always an actuality, is still a commitment, to be a nation whose Lord is God. While we are not presumptuous enough to think this is true in every way, we are committed to let it be so. Our prayer should be that God would make it so through us.

In Christ,

Jimmy

Adult Bible Study will continue with 1 Corinthians at 6 pm.

NEXT WEEK: we will have games in the fellowship hall from 2 - 4 pm

and supper at 5 pm.

 Backpack to School Bash

will take place on our campus on Saturday, August 3rd. If you’d like to donate to it, you may drop a check in the offering plate noted: Backpack. You may also donate actual school supplies (see list beside). You may place your donations in the box in the MAC. The Backpack event supplies families with school-age children a backpack with the necessary, school required, supplies that can be a financial burden for many parents.

Families wanting to sign up may do so before July 19th at https://sites.google.com/view/backpack-2-school-bash/register.

Volunteers are also needed on the 3rd. If you can help, just show up that morning by 9:30.

There will be a church-wide Church Conference on Sunday, July 28th at 2 pm in the sanctuary. The conference will vote on the selling of some acreage to address the MAC debt. All members are encouraged to attend.

Our tech booths are desperately needing more volunteers.

You don’t have to have tech experience. We only ask for a willingness to serve and learn. You would be asked to serve only once a month in the service of your choice.

Contact Jeremy Bruce at 214 435 1878.

After a few years break, our Flower Ministry is up and running again. So, if you order Altar Flowers, you have the choice of taking them home and enjoying them OR you may let our team of ladies divide the flowers up into smaller arrangements and take them to our homebound, nursing home, Branan Lodge, etc folks.

Any member or regular attender who wishes to be have our church app, Realm Connect, please contact the church office to receive an “invite”.

Please stop by and say a prayer over these quilts. Tying a knot lets the receiver know that people care and that we have prayed for them.

If you know of someone who would benefit from a prayer quilt,

 please let the office or Paula Myers know.

Gym hours:

Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 am till 7:00 pm

Wednesdays from 9:00 am till 3:00 pm

Fridays from 1:00 pm till 4:00 pm

Those under 21 years of age need to be accompanied by a parent

or another adult over 21

There is still a need for volunteers to oversee the gym on

Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 3:00 until 7:00 pm.

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Robby Morris after church, at his office, by email @ rmorris@firstmethodistblairsville.com, and by text @ 704-942-8769. Training will be provided.

MAC Walking Track Hours…

Monday-9 am - 7 pm, Tuesday-9 am - 7 pm,

Wednesday-9 am - 3 pm, Thursday- 9 am - 7 pm, Friday- 1 - 4 pm

Pickleball Schedule!

The Blairsville Pickleball Club now plays on Tuesdays from 12:00pm till 3:00pm and Fridays from 1:00 pm till 4:00 pm.

Everyone is welcome! Join us!

Fitness Classes For You!

“Tai Chi”: Led by Pat Tomzyck. Meets Tuesdays at 8:00am in room M-0 (First floor). Cost is $5.00 per class. Bring a mat!

“Christ-Centered” Yoga: led by Pat Tomzyck. Meets Tuesdays at 9:00am in room M-0 (First floor). Cost is $5.00 per class. Bring your own yoga mat.

Kirby Bowron’s sister Betty passed away this Monday morning. Please keep Kirby, Marjorie and their family in your thoughts and prayers.

Also, Kellie Davis’ mom Linda Spires passed away this week. Please keep Kellie, Jeff and their family in your prayers.

We appreciate the love & support of pastors & friends in the loss of Larry’s sister. Your prayers through her years of fighting ovarian cancer meant more than words can say!

~ Pat & Larry Clay

Please Help Us at the church by keeping us informed of any sickness or procedures that you or any of our family members may be experiencing. You may contact Pastor Mack for your prayer requests at mack.riley@ngumc.net or call the church at 706-745-2073.

Prayer Concerns and Celebrations:

Please help us keep this list updated by notifying the office of any changes.

  • SPECIFIC:
  • Bud Akins - melanoma returned on leg, taking chemo
  • Norma Jean Anderson -severe lung issues, having tests run
  • Gail Bachteler’s mom Verne Lee Kephart- recovering from broken femur and has dementia
  • Lyric Brogden’s friend Lu Millsaps - cancer diagnosis
  • John Browning - cancer diagnosis
  • Shirley Cobb - leg issues
  • Phil & Kathy Cook’s 10 year old grandson Tyler recovering from brain surgery
  • Cathy Destafano - undergoing heart tests
  • Michael Destafano - cancer
  • OASIS instructor Rachel Driskell - diagnosed with lung cancer
  • Jack Dugger - in rehab from back surgery
  • Faye Eubanks -in physical therapy after shoulder surgery
  • Mitzi Gasaway - prayers for recovery
  • Christine Golden - abdominal cancer
  • John Hahn - upcoming surgery on his vocal chords
  • Cheri Hulke’s daughter Kristin - heart issues
  • Kitty Jones - cancer
  • Joe Kennard- recovering at home
  • Jeanee and Jerry McJilton’s brother- cancer has returned
  • Zadie McCall- great nephew Kenn undergoing radiation for mouth cancer and nephew Ray has lost sight in one eye from an infection
  • Louise McTaggart - recovering from outpatient surgery
  • Louise McTaggart - sister Ruth has vascular dementia
  • Buster Miller’s mother, Jimmie Lee Miller- skin cancer on nose
  • Patty Norwood’s son, Ryan-serious colon problems
  • Patty Norwood’s sister, Jan - lung problems
  • Alice O’Rourke - upcoming hip replacement on July 31st.
  • Brittany Payne - upcoming hip surgery
  • Jeannie Pickerill’s granddaughter Kyla Bauer- has a second bout with cancer
  • Nikki Schuknecht - continued prayers
  • Avis Shaw’s sister Mildred Elkin
  • Fritz Simonsen -in rehab at Union General Nursing Home
  • Sue Stewart - recovering from hip surgery
  • Milton Teamer - recovering from accident
  • Carole Thompson - cancer

HEALTH ISSUES and CONCERNS:

  • Bill Bender
  • Kirby Bowron
  • Marjorie Bowron
  • Mike Brandenburg
  • Joyce Byers
  • David Cline
  • Shirley Cobb
  • Jack Dugger
  • Jesse Eady
  • Christine Golden
  • Wayne Jones
  • James Jordan
  • Linda McClarnon
  • Leura Mollnhauer
  • Elaine Neuhaus
  • Ray Norwood
  • Jeanne Pickerill
  • Carol/Norm Rogers
  • Kearstin Russell
  • Avis Shaw
  • Fritz Simonsen
  • Sue Stewart
  • Carol Warren
  • Roy Whitelock
  • Sharon Willits

IN NURSING HOMES and ASSISTED LIVING FACILITIES:

  • Jim Arthur - Stonehenge Assisted Living, Building 2, Room 5
  • Polly Conkle - Blue Ridge Assisted Living
  • Lois Ward - Brasstown Manor Assisted Living - under hospice care

If you haven’t signed up yet for online giving,

it’s as easy as going to our website (firstmethodistblairsville.com), scrolling down on the front page and hitting the online giving button.

A Note from Your Finance Team THANK YOU!

…………………… Received GF…………YTD GF Received

July 7th………..$18,923……………………$388,107

Please continue to remember your Church

in your legacy trusts & wills - that gift is also

greatly appreciated!

Staff Emails:

Pastor Jimmy Hood……………………………………………………………… jimmy.hood@ngumc.net

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

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

Janice Hayman…………………………………………………jhayman@firstmethodistblairsville.com

Jeff Bauman…………………………………………………………………………………jbauman@yhc.edu

Robby Morris………………………………………………………rmorris@firstmethodistblairsville.com

Ingrid Engle………………………………………………………….iengle@firstmethodistblairsville.com

STAY CONNECTED
Facebook

 First United Methodist Church of Union County

938 Highway 515 Blairsville, Georgia 30512

(706) 745 2073

Rev. Jimmy Hood, Pastor

Church Website: www.firstmethodistblairsville.com

Email: blairsvillefumcevelyn@gmail.com

      We are a Stephen Ministry Congregation!

FUMC Words for Wednesday: 07-03-2024

07-03-2024 FUMC Words for Wednesday

The Greatness and Genius of America

French writer Alexis de Tocqueville, after visiting America in 1831, said,

“I sought for the greatness and genius of America in her commodious harbors and her ample rivers, and it was not there. I sought for the greatness and genius of America in her fertile fields and boundless forests, and it was not there. I sought for the greatness and genius of America in her rich mines and her vast world commerce, and it was not there. I sought for the greatness and genius of America in her public school system and her institutions of learning, and it was not there. I sought for the greatness and genius of America in her democratic Congress and her matchless Constitution, and it was not there. Not until I went into the churches of America and heard her pulpits flame with righteousness did I understand the secret of her genius and power. America is great because she is good, and if America ever ceases to be good, she will cease to be great.”

Rev. Peter Marshall, chaplain of the U.S. Senate from 1947 to 1949 gave this prayer before the Senate,

“Lord Jesus, thou who art the way, the truth, and the life; hear us as we pray for the truth that shall make all free. Teach us that liberty is not only to be loved but also to be lived. Liberty is too precious a thing to be buried in books. It costs too much to be hoarded. Help us see that our liberty is not the right to do as we please, but the opportunity to please to do what is right.”

Pray that Americans will do what is right and good in God’s eyes. May our lives be witnesses and blessings to people in other nations as they learn about our reliance on God and his faithfulness.

May God Bless America!

Jimmy

There will be no games, no supper and no Bible Study tonight (3rd)

due to the 4th holiday tomorrow.

We will be having our annual July 4th celebration on campus with Girl Scouts selling hotdogs and cookies, and hospitality will be giving out waters. Our band Overflow will also be performing. Bring your lawn chair and come enjoy the fellowship.
 Backpack to School Bash

will take place on our campus on Saturday, August 3rd. If you’d like to donate to it, you may drop a check in the offering plate noted: Backpack. You may also donate actual school supplies (see list beside). You may place your donations in the box in the MAC. The Backpack event supplies families with school-age children a backpack with the necessary, school required, supplies that can be a financial burden for many parents.

Families wanting to sign up may do so before July 19th at https://sites.google.com/view/backpack-2-school-bash/register.

Volunteers are also needed on the 3rd. If you can help, just show up that morning by 9:30.

There will be a church-wide Church Conference on Sunday, July 28th at 2 pm in the sanctuary. The conference will vote on the selling of some acreage to address the MAC debt. All members are encouraged to attend.

Our tech booths are needing more volunteers.

You don’t have to have tech experience. We only ask for a willingness to serve and learn. You would be asked to serve only once a month in the service of your choice.

Contact Jeremy Bruce at 214 435 1878.

Any member or regular attender who wishes to be have our church app, Realm Connect, please contact the church office to receive an “invite”.

Please stop by and say a prayer over these quilts. Tying a knot lets the receiver know that people care and that we have prayed for them.

If you know of someone who would benefit from a prayer quilt,

 please let the office or Paula Myers know.

Gym hours:

Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 am till 7:00 pm

Wednesdays from 9:00 am till 3:00 pm

Fridays from 1:00 pm till 4:00 pm

Those under 21 years of age need to be accompanied by a parent

or another adult over 21

There is still a need for volunteers to oversee the gym on

Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 3:00 until 7:00 pm.

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Robby Morris after church, at his office, by email @ rmorris@firstmethodistblairsville.com, and by text @ 704-942-8769. Training will be provided.

MAC Walking Track Hours…

Monday-9 am - 7 pm, Tuesday-9 am - 7 pm,

Wednesday-9 am - 3 pm, Thursday- 9 am - 7 pm, Friday- 1 - 4 pm

Pickleball Schedule!

The Blairsville Pickleball Club now plays on Tuesdays from 12:00pm till 3:00pm and Fridays from 1:00 pm till 4:00 pm.

Everyone is welcome! Join us!

Fitness Classes For You!

“Tai Chi”: Led by Pat Tomzyck. Meets Tuesdays at 8:00am in room M-0 (First floor). Cost is $5.00 per class. Bring a mat!

“Christ-Centered” Yoga: led by Pat Tomzyck. Meets Tuesdays at 9:00am in room M-0 (First floor). Cost is $5.00 per class. Bring your own yoga mat.

1 – Danny Young 2- Jim Arthur, Barb Hahn, Sandy Flodder 3 – Robert Gorman 5- Teresa Cronk 9 – Lynn Varian, Rose Oberlin 10 – Eric Miller 11 – Myron Turner, Dennis McIntosh 12 – Doris Eshelman, Maggie Guerrier 13 – Ellen Woolsey, Sue Stewart, Buster Miller 14 – Mary Ruth Cook, Peggy Schultz 15 – Ian Lander, Isabel Lander, Kitty Jones, Kelly Sulser 16 – Mike Schlienger 17 – Kay Bradley 18 – Micah Southern, Sandy Young 21 – Christy Freeman 23 – Julie Gobin 24 – Jack Dugger, Artie Hodgson, Mark Beam 26 –Jeanette Espinosa 30 – Gail Bachteler 31 – Keith DeFoor, Liz Plott, Bill Fredericks

Please Help Us at the church by keeping us informed of any sickness or procedures that you or any of our family members may be experiencing. You may contact Pastor Mack for your prayer requests at mack.riley@ngumc.net or call the church at 706-745-2073.

Prayer Concerns and Celebrations:

Please help us keep this list updated by notifying the office of any changes.

  • SPECIFIC:
  • Bud Akins - melanoma returned on leg, taking chemo
  • Norma Jean Anderson -severe lung issues, seeing a pulmonologist
  • Gail Bachteler’s mom Verne Lee Kephart- recovering from broken femur and has dementia
  • Lyric Brogden’s friend Lu Millsaps - cancer diagnosis
  • John Browning - cancer diagnosis
  • Shirley Cobb - heart issues, macular degeneration in left eye
  • Shirley Cobb’s 2nd cousin Laurie Mulloy - undergoing chemo/radiation
  • Shirley Cobb’s niece Renee Cegelis - health issues with her lungs
  • Phil & Kathy Cook’s 10 year old grandson Tyler recovering from brain surgery
  • Cathy Destafano - undergoing heart tests
  • Michael Destafano - cancer
  • OASIS instructor Rachel Driskell - diagnosed with lung cancer
  • Jack Dugger - in rehab from back surgery
  • Faye Eubanks -in physical therapy after shoulder surgery
  • Mitzi Gasaway - praise for successful surgery - prayers for recovery
  • Christine Golden - abdominal cancer
  • John Hahn - upcoming surgery
  • Cheri Hulke’s daughter Kristin - heart issues
  • Kitty Jones - cancer
  • Joe Kennard- recovering at home
  • Jeanee and Jerry McJilton’s brother- cancer has returned
  • Zadie McCall- great nephew Kenn undergoing radiation for mouth cancer and nephew Ray has lost sight in one eye from an infection
  • Louise McTaggart - recovering from outpatient surgery
  • Louise McTaggart - sister Ruth has vascular dementia
  • Buster Miller’s mother, Jimmie Lee Miller- skin cancer on nose
  • Patty Norwood’s son, Ryan-serious colon problems
  • Patty Norwood’s sister, Jan - lung problems
  • Alice O’Rourke - extreme hip pain - orthopedic consult July 2
  • Brittany Payne - upcoming hip surgery
  • Jeannie Pickerill’s granddaughter Kyla Bauer- has a second bout with cancer
  • Nikki Schuknecht - continued prayers
  • Avis Shaw’s sister Mildred Elkin
  • Fritz Simonsen -in rehab at Union General Nursing Home
  • Sue Stewart - recovering from hip surgery
  • Milton Teamer - recovering from accident
  • Carole Thompson - cancer

HEALTH ISSUES and CONCERNS:

  • Bill Bender
  • Kirby Bowron
  • Marjorie Bowron
  • Mike Brandenburg
  • Joyce Byers
  • David Cline
  • Shirley Cobb
  • Jack Dugger
  • Jesse Eady
  • Christine Golden
  • Wayne Jones
  • James Jordan
  • Linda McClarnon
  • Leura Mollnhauer
  • Elaine Neuhaus
  • Ray Norwood
  • Jeanne Pickerill
  • Carol/Norm Rogers
  • Kearstin Russell
  • Avis Shaw
  • Fritz Simonsen
  • Sue Stewart
  • Carol Warren
  • Roy Whitelock
  • Sharon Willits

IN NURSING HOMES and ASSISTED LIVING FACILITIES:

  • Jim Arthur - Stonehenge Assisted Living, Building 2, Room 5
  • Polly Conkle - Blue Ridge Assisted Living
  • Lois Ward - Brasstown Manor Assisted Living - under hospice care

If you haven’t signed up yet for online giving,

it’s as easy as going to our website (firstmethodistblairsville.com), scrolling down on the front page and hitting the online giving button.

A Note from Your Finance Team THANK YOU!

…………………… Received GF…………YTD GF Received

JUNE 2nd……$ 22,683…………………..$ 313,733

JUNE 9th………$ 7,374…………………..$ 316,054

JUNE 16th……$ 12,709…………………..$ 328,762

JUNE 23rd…….$ 9,390…………………..$ 347,520

JUNE 30th…….$11,024…………………..$ 361,213

Please continue to remember your Church

in your legacy trusts & wills - that gift is also

greatly appreciated!

Staff Emails:

Pastor Jimmy Hood……………………………………………………………… jimmy.hood@ngumc.net

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

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

Janice Hayman…………………………………………………jhayman@firstmethodistblairsville.com

Jeff Bauman…………………………………………………………………………………jbauman@yhc.edu

Robby Morris………………………………………………………rmorris@firstmethodistblairsville.com

Ingrid Engle………………………………………………………….iengle@firstmethodistblairsville.com

STAY CONNECTED
Facebook

 First United Methodist Church of Union County

938 Highway 515 Blairsville, Georgia 30512

(706) 745 2073

Rev. Jimmy Hood, Pastor

Church Website: www.firstmethodistblairsville.com

Email: blairsvillefumcevelyn@gmail.com

      We are a Stephen Ministry Congregation!

FUMC Words for Wednesday: 06-26-2024

06-26-2024 FUMC Words for Wednesday

How People Choose a Church

Our world, our society, needs the gospel as much as it ever has. How are you sharing the “Good News?”

A survey was taken among a group churches. Each church member interviewed was asked, “Why did you choose to join the particular church where you are now worshiping?

 

• 9% said they chose their church because of its architectural beauty.

• 14% joined a church because of denominational loyalty.

• 18% joined because it was convenient to their homes.

• 3% joined because of the influence of the pastor.

• 22% joined because there were people in the church whom they respected.

• 34% joined because neighbors or friends invited them to that church.

These statistics show that God is still using people to bring other people into the fellowship of His churches. How long has it been since you invited someone or offered to pick up someone and bring him/her to church?

Watch your community and neighborhood for newcomers and those not active in a church. Get acquainted with them and ask about their church affiliation.

Invite them to church.

In Christ’s Service,

Jimmy

Adult Bible Study continues with 1st Corinthians.

Meeting at 6 pm.

(There will be no games, supper or Bible Study next week

on the 3rd due to the 4th holiday.)

We will be having our annual July 4th celebration on campus with Girl Scouts selling hotdogs and cookies, and hospitality will be giving out waters. My Pop Pop Nuts will be there too. Bring your lawn chair and come enjoy the fellowship.
 Backpack to School Bash

will take place on our campus on Saturday, August 3rd. If you’d like to donate to it, you may drop a check in the offering plate noted: Backpack. You may also donate actual school supplies (see list beside). You may place your donations in the box in the MAC. The Backpack event supplies families with school-age children a backpack with the necessary, school required, supplies that can be a financial burden for many parents.

Any member or regular attender who wishes to be have our church app, Realm Connect, please contact the church office to receive an “invite”.

Please stop by and say a prayer over these quilts. Tying a knot lets the receiver know that people care and that we have prayed for them.

If you know of someone who would benefit from a prayer quilt,

 please let the office or Paula Myers know.

Alice O’Rourke - having severe hip pain, meeting with doctors soon to see if surgery is needed.

Gym hours:

Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 am till 7:00 pm

Wednesdays from 9:00 am till 3:00 pm

Fridays from 1:00 pm till 4:00 pm

Those under 21 years of age need to be accompanied by a parent

or another adult over 21

There is still a need for volunteers to oversee the gym on

Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 3:00 until 7:00 pm.

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Robby Morris after church, at his office, by email @ rmorris@firstmethodistblairsville.com, and by text @ 704-942-8769. Training will be provided.

MAC Walking Track Hours…

Monday-9 am - 7 pm, Tuesday-9 am - 7 pm,

Wednesday-9 am - 3 pm, Thursday- 9 am - 7 pm, Friday- 1 - 4 pm

Pickleball Schedule!

The Blairsville Pickleball Club now plays on Tuesdays from 12:00pm till 3:00pm and Fridays from 1:00 pm till 4:00 pm.

Everyone is welcome! Join us!

Fitness Classes For You!

“Tai Chi”: Led by Pat Tomzyck. Meets Tuesdays at 8:00am in room M-0 (First floor). Cost is $5.00 per class. Bring a mat!

“Christ-Centered” Yoga: led by Pat Tomzyck. Meets Tuesdays at 9:00am in room M-0 (First floor). Cost is $5.00 per class. Bring your own yoga mat.

1 – Danny Young 2- Jim Arthur, Barb Hahn, Sandy Flodder 3 – Robert Gorman 5- Teresa Cronk 9 – Lynn Varian, Rose Oberlin 10 – Eric Miller 11 – Myron Turner, Dennis McIntosh 12 – Doris Eshelman, Maggie Guerrier 13 – Ellen Woolsey, Sue Stewart, Buster Miller 14 – Mary Ruth Cook, Peggy Schultz 15 – Ian Lander, Isabel Lander, Kitty Jones, Kelly Sulser 16 – Mike Schlienger 17 – Kay Bradley 18 – Micah Southern, Sandy Young 21 – Christy Freeman 23 – Julie Gobin 24 – Jack Dugger, Artie Hodgson, Mark Beam 26 –Jeanette Espinosa 30 – Gail Bachteler 31 – Keith DeFoor, Liz Plott, Bill Fredericks

Our prayers and sympathy go to the family of Joy Davis who passed away last week. Her service will be this Thursday at 3 pm here at the church. A reception will follow to visit with the family. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

Please Help Us at the church by keeping us informed of any sickness or procedures that you or any of our family members may be experiencing. You may contact Pastor Mack for your prayer requests at mack.riley@ngumc.net or call the church at 706-745-2073.

Prayer Concerns and Celebrations:

Please help us keep this list updated by notifying the office of any changes.

  • SPECIFIC:
  • Bud Akins - melanoma returned on leg, taking chemo
  • Norma Jean Anderson -severe lung issues, seeing a pulmonologist
  • Gail Bachteler’s mom Verne Lee Kephart- recovering from broken femur and has dementia
  • Lyric Brogden’s friend Lu Millsaps - cancer diagnosis
  • John Browning - cancer diagnosis
  • Shirley Cobb - heart issues, macular degeneration in left eye
  • Shirley Cobb’s 2nd cousin Laurie Mulloy - undergoing chemo/radiation
  • Shirley Cobb’s niece Renee Cegelis - health issues with her lungs
  • Phil & Kathy Cook’s 10 year old grandson Tyler recovering from brain surgery
  • Cathy Destafano - undergoing heart tests
  • Michael Destafano - cancer
  • OASIS instructor Rachel Driskell - diagnosed with lung cancer
  • Jack Dugger - in rehab from back surgery
  • Faye Eubanks -in physical therapy after shoulder surgery
  • Mitzi Gasaway - praise for successful surgery - prayers for recovery
  • Christine Golden - abdominal cancer
  • John Hahn - upcoming surgery
  • Cheri Hulke’s daughter Kristin - heart issues
  • Kitty Jones - cancer
  • Joe Kennard-due to come home from rehab this week
  • Jeanee and Jerry McJilton’s brother- cancer has returned
  • Zadie McCall- great nephew Kenn undergoing radiation for mouth cancer and nephew Ray has lost sight in one eye from an infection
  • Louise McTaggart - recovering from outpatient surgery
  • Louise McTaggart - sister Ruth has vascular dementia
  • Buster Miller’s mother, Jimmie Lee Miller- skin cancer on nose
  • Patty Norwood’s son, Ryan-serious colon problems
  • Patty Norwood’s sister, Jan - lung problems
  • Alice O’Rourke - extreme hip pain - orthopedic consult July 2
  • Brittany Payne - upcoming hip surgery
  • Jeannie Pickerill’s granddaughter Kyla Bauer- has a second bout with cancer
  • Nikki Schuknecht - continued prayers
  • Avis Shaw’s sister Mildred Elkin
  • Fritz Simonsen -in rehab at Union General Nursing Home
  • Sue Stewart - complications from hip surgery
  • Milton Teamer - recovering from accident
  • Carole Thompson - cancer

HEALTH ISSUES and CONCERNS:

  • Bill Bender
  • Kirby Bowron
  • Marjorie Bowron
  • Mike Brandenburg
  • Joyce Byers
  • David Cline
  • Shirley Cobb
  • Jack Dugger
  • Jesse Eady
  • Christine Golden
  • Wayne Jones
  • James Jordan
  • Linda McClarnon
  • Leura Mollnhauer
  • Elaine Neuhaus
  • Ray Norwood
  • Jeanne Pickerill
  • Carol/Norm Rogers
  • Kearstin Russell
  • Avis Shaw
  • Fritz Simonsen
  • Sue Stewart
  • Carol Warren
  • Roy Whitelock
  • Sharon Willits

IN NURSING HOMES and ASSISTED LIVING FACILITIES:

  • Jim Arthur - Stonehenge Assisted Living, Building 2, Room 5
  • Polly Conkle - Blue Ridge Assisted Living
  • Lois Ward - Brasstown Manor Assisted Living - under hospice care

If you haven’t signed up yet for online giving,

it’s as easy as going to our website (firstmethodistblairsville.com), scrolling down on the front page and hitting the online giving button.

A Note from Your Finance Team THANK YOU!

…………………… Received GF…………YTD GF Received

JUNE 2nd……$ 22,683…………………..$ 313,733

JUNE 9th………$ 7,374…………………..$ 316,054

JUNE 16th…..$ 12,709…………………..$ 328,762

JUNE 23rd…….$ 9,390…………………..$ 347,520

Please continue to remember your Church

in your legacy trusts & wills - that gift is also

greatly appreciated!

Staff Emails:

Pastor Jimmy Hood……………………………………………………………… jimmy.hood@ngumc.net

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

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

Janice Hayman…………………………………………………jhayman@firstmethodistblairsville.com

Jeff Bauman…………………………………………………………………………………jbauman@yhc.edu

Robby Morris………………………………………………………rmorris@firstmethodistblairsville.com

Ingrid Engle………………………………………………………….iengle@firstmethodistblairsville.com

STAY CONNECTED
Facebook

 First United Methodist Church of Union County

938 Highway 515 Blairsville, Georgia 30512

(706) 745 2073

Rev. Jimmy Hood, Pastor

Church Website: www.firstmethodistblairsville.com

Email: blairsvillefumcevelyn@gmail.com

      We are a Stephen Ministry Congregation!

FUMC Words for Wednesday: 06-19-2024

06-19-2024 FUMC Words for Wednesday

SPECIAL FUN FOR THIS AFTERNOON!!

Games in the Fellowship Hall

2 pm - 4 pm

Supper at 5 pm

Menu: Pizza, Salad and Dessert

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

Meeting at 6 pm

Prior to Wednesday Night Suppers throughout the summer, Young at Heart 2.0 is offering games in the Fellowship Hall from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Come into the cool and have some fun with friends before dining.

If you are a cancer survivor –

The American Cancer Society invites you and one guest to a Survivor’s Luncheon on Saturday,

June 29th at noon here at the church.

Please pre-register by calling 706-781-4166 (Wendy).

We will be having our annual July 4th celebration on campus with Girl Scouts selling hotdogs and cookies, and hospitality will be giving out waters. Bring your lawn chair and come enjoy the fellowship.

Any member or regular attender who wishes to be have our church app, Realm Connect, please contact the church office to receive an “invite”.

Please stop by and say a prayer over these quilts. Tying a knot lets the receiver know that people care and that we have prayed for them.

If you know of someone who would benefit from a prayer quilt,

 please let the office or Paula Myers know.

Alice O’Rourke - having severe hip pain, meeting with doctors soon to see if surgery is needed.

Gym hours:

Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 am till 7:00 pm

Wednesdays from 9:00 am till 3:00 pm

Fridays from 1:00 pm till 4:00 pm

Those under 21 years of age need to be accompanied by a parent

or another adult over 21

There is still a need for volunteers to oversee the gym on

Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 3:00 until 7:00 pm.

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Robby Morris after church, at his office, by email @ rmorris@firstmethodistblairsville.com, and by text @ 704-942-8769. Training will be provided.

MAC Walking Track Hours…

Monday-9 am - 7 pm, Tuesday-9 am - 7 pm,

Wednesday-9 am - 3 pm, Thursday- 9 am - 7 pm, Friday- 1 - 4 pm

Pickleball Schedule!

The Blairsville Pickleball Club now plays on Tuesdays from 12:00pm till 3:00pm and Fridays from 1:00 pm till 4:00 pm.

Everyone is welcome! Join us!

Fitness Classes For You!

“Tai Chi”: Led by Pat Tomzyck. Meets Tuesdays at 8:00am in room M-0 (First floor). Cost is $5.00 per class. Bring a mat!

“Christ-Centered” Yoga: led by Pat Tomzyck. Meets Tuesdays at 9:00am in room M-0 (First floor). Cost is $5.00 per class. Bring your own yoga mat.

Larry Clay’s sister Monica passed away on Sunday after her 8 year fight w/ stage 4 ovarian cancer. Pat and Larry will be traveling to Michigan for the service. Please keep them in your prayers.

Please Help Us at the church by keeping us informed of any sickness or procedures that you or any of our family members may be experiencing. You may contact Pastor Mack for your prayer requests at mack.riley@ngumc.net or call the church at 706-745-2073.

Prayer Concerns and Celebrations:

Please help us keep this list updated by notifying the office of any changes.

  • SPECIFIC:
  • Bud Akins - melanoma returned on leg, taking chemo
  • Norma Jean Anderson -severe lung issues, seeing a pulmonologist
  • Gail Bachteler’s mom Verne Lee Kephart- recovering from broken femur and has dementia
  • Lyric Brogden’s friend Lu Millsaps - cancer diagnosis
  • John Browning - cancer diagnosis
  • Larry Clay’s sister Monica - passed away on Sunday
  • Jim Conley’s grandson was killed in a motorcycle accident
  • Shirley Cobb - heart issues, macular degeneration in left eye
  • Shirley Cobb’s 2nd cousin Laurie Mulloy - undergoing chemo/radiation
  • Shirley Cobb’s niece Renee Cegelis - health issues with her lungs
  • Phil & Kathy Cook’s 10 year old grandson Tyler recovering from brain surgery
  • Cathy Destafano - undergoing heart tests
  • Michael Destafano - cancer
  • OASIS instructor Rachel Driskell - diagnosed with lung cancer
  • Jack Dugger - in rehab from back surgery
  • Faye Eubanks -in physical therapy after shoulder surgery
  • Mitzi Gasaway - praise for successful surgery - prayers for recovery
  • Christine Golden - abdominal cancer
  • John Hahn - upcoming surgery
  • Cheri Hulke’s daughter Kristin - heart issues
  • Kitty Jones - cancer
  • Joe Kennard-back issues
  • Jeanee and Jerry McJilton’s brother- cancer has returned
  • Zadie McCall- great nephew Kenn undergoing radiation for mouth cancer and nephew Ray has lost sight in one eye from an infection
  • Louise McTaggart - recovering from outpatient surgery
  • Louise McTaggart - sister Ruth has vascular dementia
  • Buster Miller’s mother, Jimmie Lee Miller- skin cancer on nose
  • Brenda Morningstar - recovering from hip surgery
  • Patty Norwood’s son, Ryan-serious colon problems
  • Patty Norwood’s sister, Jan - lung problems
  • Alice O’Rourke - extreme hip pain - orthopedic consult July 2
  • Brittany Payne - upcoming hip surgery
  • Jeannie Pickerill’s granddaughter Kyla Bauer- has a second bout with cancer
  • Nikki Schuknecht - continued prayers
  • Avis Shaw’s sister Mildred Elkin
  • Fritz Simonsen -in rehab at Union General Nursing Home
  • Sue Stewart - complications from hip surgery
  • Milton Teamer - recovering from accident
  • Carole Thompson - cancer

HEALTH ISSUES and CONCERNS:

  • Bill Bender
  • Kirby Bowron
  • Marjorie Bowron
  • Mike Brandenburg
  • Joyce Byers
  • David Cline
  • Shirley Cobb
  • Jack Dugger
  • Jesse Eady
  • Christine Golden
  • Wayne Jones
  • James Jordan
  • Linda McClarnon
  • Leura Mollnhauer
  • Elaine Neuhaus
  • Ray Norwood
  • Jeanne Pickerill
  • Carol/Norm Rogers
  • Kearstin Russell
  • Avis Shaw
  • Fritz Simonsen
  • Sue Stewart
  • Carol Warren
  • Roy Whitelock
  • Sharon Willits

IN NURSING HOMES and ASSISTED LIVING FACILITIES:

  • Jim Arthur - Stonehenge Assisted Living, Building 2, Room 5
  • Polly Conkle - Blue Ridge Assisted Living
  • Lois Ward - Brasstown Manor Assisted Living - under hospice care

If you haven’t signed up yet for online giving,

it’s as easy as going to our website (firstmethodistblairsville.com), scrolling down on the front page and hitting the online giving button.

A Note from Your Finance Team THANK YOU!

…………………… Received GF…………YTD GF Received

JUNE 2nd……$ 22,683…………………..$ 313,733

JUNE 9th…….$ 7,374…………………….$ 316,054

JUNE 16th…..$ 12,709…………………..$ 328,762

Please continue to remember your Church

in your legacy trusts & wills - that gift is also

greatly appreciated!

Staff Emails:

Pastor Jimmy Hood……………………………………………………………… jimmy.hood@ngumc.net

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

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

Janice Hayman…………………………………………………jhayman@firstmethodistblairsville.com

Jeff Bauman…………………………………………………………………………………jbauman@yhc.edu

Robby Morris………………………………………………………rmorris@firstmethodistblairsville.com

Ingrid Engle………………………………………………………….iengle@firstmethodistblairsville.com

STAY CONNECTED
Facebook

 First United Methodist Church of Union County

938 Highway 515 Blairsville, Georgia 30512

(706) 745 2073

Rev. Jimmy Hood, Pastor

Church Website: www.firstmethodistblairsville.com

Email: blairsvillefumcevelyn@gmail.com

      We are a Stephen Ministry Congregation

FUMC Words for Wednesday: 06-12-2024

06-12-2024 FUMC Words for Wednesday

The Influence of a Father

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

When I was…

4 years old, my Daddy could do anything.

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

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

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

14 years old, my Dad hopelessly old-fashioned.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

-Copied from Jay Launius

 

May our Heavenly Father Bless you!

Jimmy

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

Meeting at 6 pm.

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

If you are a cancer survivor –

The American Cancer Society invites you and 1 Guest to a Survivors’ Luncheon on Saturday, June 29th at noon here at the church.

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

Any member or regular attender who wishes to be have our church app, Realm Connect, please contact the church office to receive an “invite”.

Please stop by and say a prayer over these quilts. Tying a knot lets the receiver know that people care and that we have prayed for them

If you know of someone who would benefit from a prayer quilt,

 please let the office or Paula Myers know.

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

Gym hours:

Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 am till 7:00 pm.

Wednesdays from 9:00 am till 3:00 pm

Fridays from 1:00 pm till 4:00 pm.

Those under 21 years of age need to be accompanied by a parent or another adult over 21.

There is still a need for volunteers to oversee the gym on

Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 3:00 until 7:00 pm.

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Robby Morris after church, at his office, by email @ rmorris@firstmethodistblairsville.com, and by text @ 704-942-8769. Training will be provided.

MAC Walking Track Hours…

Monday-9 am - 7 pm, Tuesday-9 am - 7 pm,

Wednesday-9 am - 3 pm, Thursday- 9 am - 7 pm, Friday- 1 - 4 pm

Pickleball Schedule!

The Blairsville Pickleball Club now plays on Tuesdays from 12:00pm till 3:00pm and Fridays from 1:00 pm till 4:00 pm. Everyone is welcome! Join us!

Fitness Classes For You!

“Tai Chi”: Led by Pat Tomzyck. Meets Tuesdays at 8:00am in room M-0 (First floor). Cost is $5.00 per class. Bring a mat!

“Christ-Centered” Yoga: led by Pat Tomzyck. Meets Tuesdays at 9:00am in room M-0 (First floor). Cost is $5.00 per class. Bring your own yoga mat.

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

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

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

Jo Ann Vance

Please Help Us at the church by keeping us informed of any sickness or procedures that you or any of our family members may be experiencing. You may contact Pastor Mack for your prayer requests at mack.riley@ngumc.net or call the church at 706-745-2073.

Prayer Concerns and Celebrations:

Please help us keep this list updated by notifying the office of any changes.

  • SPECIFIC:
  • Bud Akins - melanoma returned on leg, taking chemo
  • Norma Jean Anderson -severe lung issues
  • Gail Bachteler’s mom Verne Lee Kephart- recovering from broken femur and has dementia
  • Lyric Brogden’s friend Lu Millsaps - cancer diagnosis
  • John Browning - cancer diagnosis
  • Jim Conley’s grandson was killed in a motorcycle accident
  • Shirley Cobb - heart issues, macular degeneration in left eye
  • Shirley Cobb’s 2nd cousin Laurie Mulloy - undergoing chemo/radiation
  • Shirley Cobb’s niece Renee Cegelis - health issues with her lungs
  • Phil & Kathy Cook’s 10 year old grandson Tyler recovering from brain surgery
  • Cathy Destafano - undergoing heart tests
  • Michael Destafano - cancer
  • OASIS instructor Rachel Driskell - diagnosed with lung cancer
  • Jack Dugger - in rehab from back surgery
  • Faye Eubanks -in physical therapy after shoulder surgery
  • Mitzi Gasaway - praise for successful surgery - prayers for recovery
  • Christine Golden - abdominal cancer
  • John Hahn - upcoming surgery
  • Cheri Hulke’s daughter Kristin - heart issues
  • Kitty Jones - cancer
  • Joe Kennard-back issues
  • Jeanee and Jerry McJilton’s brother- cancer has returned
  • Zadie McCall- great nephew Kenn undergoing radiation for mouth cancer and nephew Ray has lost sight in one eye from an infection
  • Louise McTaggart - recovering from outpatient surgery
  • Louise McTaggart - sister Ruth has vascular dementia
  • Buster Miller’s mother, Jimmie Lee Miller- skin cancer on nose
  • Brenda Morningstar - recovering from hip surgery
  • Patty Norwood’s son, Ryan-serious colon problems
  • Patty Norwood’s sister, Jan-lung problems
  • Brittany Payne - upcoming hip surgery
  • Jeannie Pickerill’s granddaughter Kyla Bauer- has a second bout with cancer
  • Jerri Rogers - on the pasing of her husband Terry
  • Nikki Schuknecht - continued prayers
  • Avis Shaw’s sister Mildred Elkin
  • Fritz Simonsen -in rehab at Union General nursing home
  • Sue Stewart - rehabbing at home after hip surgery
  • Milton Teamer - recovering from accident
  • Carole Thompson - cancer

HEALTH ISSUES and CONCERNS:

  • Bill Bender
  • Kirby Bowron
  • Marjorie Bowron
  • Mike Brandenburg
  • Joyce Byers
  • David Cline
  • Shirley Cobb
  • Jack Dugger
  • Jesse Eady
  • Christine Golden
  • Wayne Jones
  • James Jordan
  • Linda McClarnon
  • Leura Mollnhauer
  • Elaine Neuhaus
  • Ray Norwood
  • Jeanne Pickerill
  • Carol/Norm Rogers
  • Kearstin Russell
  • Avis Shaw
  • Fritz Simonsen
  • Sue Stewart
  • Carol Warren
  • Roy Whitelock
  • Sharon Willits

IN NURSING HOMES and ASSISTED LIVING FACILITIES:

  • Jim Arthur - Stonehenge Assisted Living, Building 2, Room 5
  • Polly Conkle - Blue Ridge Assisted Living
  • Richard McGinnis - Brasstown Manor Assisted Living
  • Lois Ward - Brasstown Manor Assisted Living - under hospice care

If you haven’t signed up yet for online giving,

it’s as easy as going to our website (firstmethodistblairsville.com), scrolling down on the front page and hitting the online giving button.

A Note from Your Finance Team THANK YOU!

…………………… Received GF…………YTD GF Received

JUNE 2nd……$ 22,683…………………..$ 313,733

JUNE 9th…….$ 7,734…………………….$ 316,053

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

Staff Emails:

Pastor Jimmy Hood……………………………………………………………… jimmy.hood@ngumc.net

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

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

Janice Hayman…………………………………………………jhayman@firstmethodistblairsville.com

Jeff Bauman…………………………………………………………………………………jbauman@yhc.edu

Robby Morris………………………………………………………rmorris@firstmethodistblairsville.com

Ingrid Engle………………………………………………………….iengle@firstmethodistblairsville.com

Pin It on Pinterest