FUMC Words for Wednesday: 04-10-2024

04-10-2024 FUMC Words for Wednesday

Stewardship Sunday April 28, 2024

Congregations that approach financial stewardship from a biblical perspective do not view the money Christians give to their church merely as a way to pay its bills. Rather, such congregations see financial contributions as a way to help people grow spiritually in their relationship with God by supporting their church’s mission and ministry with a percentage of their incomes.

Stewardship is based on the biblical philosophy of the need of the giver to give for his or her own spiritual development, rather than on the need of the church to receive. Instead of treating people like members of a social club who should pay dues, we want to treat people like followers of Jesus Christ who want to give unselfishly as an act of discipleship. Stewardship encourages people toward proportionate and systematic giving in response to the question, “What percentage of my income is God calling me to give?”

During morning worship on Stewardship Sunday, we are asking our attendees and members to make their financial estimate of giving to our church’s missionary, benevolent, and educational ministries in this community and around the world.

Every attendee and member who completes an Estimate of Giving Card does so voluntarily by attending morning worship on Stewardship Sunday. We urge people to attend who feel strongly opposed to completing a card. The procedure is done in such a way that no one feels personal embarrassment if he or she chooses not to fill out a card.

We will do no home solicitation to ask people to complete cards. During morning worship, we will conduct a brief period of instruction and inspiration, climaxed by members making their estimates of giving as a confidential act of worship.

Many may ask, why we are holding our Stewardship Sunday at this time? Due to the events of last fall, followed by the holidays and an early Easter, it was felt that this was the most opportune time.

Through the weeks ahead, be in prayer about what God is leading you to do.

Thanks in advance for your enthusiastic participation in our Stewardship Sunday.

Tonight, Pastor Jimmy begins a 4 week Bible study on 1 Thessalonians until May 1st. Then we will follow with a 3 week study on 2 Thessalonians

May 8th to May 22nd.

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On Sunday, May 5th we will be recognizing the graduating class of 2024. If your child or grandchild is graduating from high school or college, please send us the following information: full name, the school that they are graduating from, a picture and a brief description of their future plans. Only those who are members of the church and are graduating high school will be recognized during our Sunday worship services on May 5th. With permission, all of the graduate information that we receive whether they are members or not will be shared in print and through online media so that everyone can join in the celebration of their accomplishments. The deadline for submitting graduate information will be Thursday, April 25th. Please send all graduate info to Robby Morris at rmorris@firstmethodistblairsville.com.

Faith, Hope, Resilience, and Love

North East District Mission 2024

ME IN THE KINGDOM

Saturday, April 27th

at the church from 9:30 am till 2:00 pm

Please bring your own brown bag lunch.

Morning coffee, lunch drinks and dessert will be provided.

For more information, please contact Kathy Cook at 770 403 9337.

We will have the blood mobile here on Sunday, May 5th between 9 am and 1 pm. You may sign up online by clicking on the button below.

Schedule Your Appointment Here

There is a new sign-up sheet if you want a magnetic name tag. Cost is $12.00. Barb Wagner, your tag is in the church office ready for pick-up.

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.

Barbara Hahn – recovering from surgery to repair a broken ankle

Eddie Rich – heart surgery. Neighbor of Sarah Partain

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.

We sadly announce the passing of Mac Warren this morning. Please keep Carol and their family in your prayers. Details will be forthcoming.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Teresa and Robby Turner on the passing of her 91 year old mother last Thursday. 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:
  • BL Anderson - thyroid cancer
  • Gail Bachteler’s mom Verne Lee Kephart- recovering from broken femur and has dementia
  • Jeff Bauman’s mom had hip surgery
  • Lyric Brogden’s friend Lu Millsaps - cancer diagnosis
  • Fran Browning - recent knee replacement
  • 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
  • OASIS instructor Rachel Driskell - diagnosed with lung cancer
  • Roger & Shirley Evan’s son Joel - hospitalized in FL with a pulmonary embolism and an embolism in his leg
  • Cathy Flood - upcoming surgery for staghorn stones
  • Christine Golden - abdominal cancer
  • Barb Hahn - recovering from broken ankle
  • Cheri Hulke’s daughter Kristin - heart issues and travel mercies to Africa to visit her sister
  • Kitty Jones - cancer
  • Joe Kennard-back issues
  • Sandy Koss - hand healing
  • Jeanee and Jerry McJilton’s brother- cancer has returned
  • Louise McTaggart - surgery on April 15th
  • Louise McTaggart - sister Ruth has vascular dementia
  • Allie McTureous- diagnosed with diabetic retinopathy in the right eye
  • Buster Miller’s mother, Jimmie Lee Miller- skin cancer on nose
  • Bill Mollnhauer - recently hospitalized with congestive heart failure
  • Patty Norwood’s son, Ryan-serious colon problems
  • Patty Norwood’s sister, Jan-lung problems
  • Brittany Payne - waiting on doctors for surgery plan
  • Jeannie Pickerill’s granddaughter Kyla Bauer- has a second bout with cancer
  • Nikki Schuknecht - continued prayers
  • Avis Shaw’s sister Mildred Elkin
  • Sue Stewart - upcoming hip replacement surgery on May 2nd
  • Kristy Tornabene - recovering from foot surgery
  • Teresa Turner - passing of her 91 year old mother
  • Doris Wilder - recovering from surgery at home

HEALTH ISSUES and CONCERNS:

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

IN NURSING HOMES and ASSISTED LIVING FACILITIES:

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

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

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

A Note from Your Finance Team THANK YOU!!!

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

March 31st…..$15,832………………….$193,330

April 7th………$13,516…………………..$206,846

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

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

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

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 First United Methodist Church of Union County

938 Highway 515 Blairsville, Georgia 30512

(706) 745 2073

Rev. Jimmy Hood, Pastor

Church Website: www.firstmethodistblairsville.com

Email: blairsvillefumcevelyn@gmail.com

      We are a Stephen Ministry Congregation!

FUMC Words for Wednesday: 04-03-2024

04-03-2024 FUMC Words for Wednesday

No Withholding

He sat down opposite the treasury and watched the crowd putting money into the treasury. Many rich people put in large sums. A poor widow came and put in two small copper coins, which are worth a penny. Then he called his disciples and said to them, “Truly I tell you; this poor widow has put in more than all those who are contributing to the treasury. For all of them have contributed out of their abundance; but she out of her poverty has put in everything she had, all she had to live on.”

(Mark 12:41-44)

 

Jesus sat down to watch worshipers contribute money to the temple treasury. Why did Jesus do it? Because he knew it said something about their faith. What the story really tells us is that the measure of our commitment is not how much we give, but in how much we hold back.

 

She put in everything she had. Not most of what she had; all of what she had. Not just “leftovers,” symbolic tokens, not a “tithe,” not her “fair share.” What she put in was her future, her trust, her faith, her life. Whatever she had, whatever summed up her whole being, her existence, her life—that is what this woman offered that day.

 

What would move someone to give that much?

 

She simply gives because she loves and because she thinks she can. That’s all there is to it for her. It was an expression of love, and expression of who she was and who she wanted to be.

 

Why did the widow give the way she did? Because she believed in the work of God. The work of the temple was important to her, and she wanted to support it. She freely dropped her two coins in the box, for she knew that in so doing, she was part of something bigger than herself.

 

Someone once said, “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.”

 

Jesus’ act of singling out the widow and her seemingly small gift reminds us that a gift cannot be measured by its size or impact alone. It must be measured against the balance one retains after the gift is given. It really has little to do with the actual money itself; it has to do with the depth of our love, our faith, our discipleship.

 

Mother Teresa has said: “It’s not how much we do, but how much love we put into doing it. It’s not how much we give, but how much love we put into giving.”

 

In Christ,

Jimmy

Supper at 5:00 p.m. Menu is swedish meatballs.

No Adult Bible Study this week.

NO Youth and children tonight.

INSTEAD, we plan on having a tech help session to get everyone online with our new directory app. Bring your phones. We will walk you through the process step by step at 6 pm after the supper.

Next week, Pastor Jimmy will begin a 4 week Bible study on 1 Thessalonians until May 1st. Then we will follow with a 3 week study on 2 Thessalonians

May 8th to May 22nd.

Registration for the Fall ’24-25 school year for CEC is on-going. Contact Director Jessica at 706 897 6621 to enroll.

Spring Session 2024 begins tomorrow.

This Sunday, 7th is the last Sunday that Eric and Auora Miller will be with us for a while. They have shared their gifts and talents with us for many years, and they will be sorely missed. Please join us in a farewell reception for them outside the MAC immediately following the 930 service on Sunday.

Sandy and Kurt Koss

32 Wildwind Lane, Blairsville 719 465 6411

Attend the 8:30 service

Lisa and Pat Poersch

397 Black Forest Lane, B’ville

678 520 9955

Attend the 11:00 service

On Saturday, April 6, 2024 Y@H 2.0 will be taking a trip to Fields of the Wood – This beautiful, biblical outdoor theme park is located on more than two hundred acres of land in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. There are 13 slots available, the bus will leave the campus at 11:00am. No cost. Please see Ingrid to sign up.

Faith, Hope, Resilience, and Love

North East District Mission 2024

ME IN THE KINGDOM

Saturday, April 27th

at the church from 9:30 am till 2:00 pm

Please bring your own brown bag lunch.

Morning coffee, lunch drinks and dessert will be provided.

For more information, please contact Kathy Cook at 770 403 9337.

We will have the blood mobile here on Sunday, May 5th between 9 am and 1 pm. You may sign up online by clicking on the button below.

Schedule Your Appointment Here

Driver needed: We have a lady who lives off of Mulkey Gap Road who for now cannot drive to Sunday service. She attends the 9:30 service and stays for the 11:00 service too. If you’d be willing to offer a ride for her, please contact the church office.

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.

Barbara Hahn – recovering from surgery to repair a broken ankle

Eddie Rich – heart surgery. Neighbor of Sarah Partain

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.

Bob Johnson passed away Tuesday. His service will be Saturday at 2 pm here at the church. Please keep Gerri and family in your prayers.

Charles Smith passed away on Saturday, 30th. Service will be held at Coosa on Saturday, April 6th at 2 pm. Please keep Nancy and her family in your prayers.

Karen Williams’ mother, Anna, passed away Sunday at the age of 101 in Virginia. Please keep Karen and Gray 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:
  • Gail Bachteler’s mom Verne Lee Kephart- recovering from broken femur and has dementia
  • Jeff Bauman’s mom had hip surgery
  • Lyric Brogden’s friend Lu Millsaps - cancer diagnosis
  • Fran Browning - recent knee replacement
  • 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
  • Jane Craddock - broken hip, in Murphy rehab
  • OASIS instructor Rachel Driskell - diagnosed with lung cancer
  • Roger & Shirley Evan’s son Joel - hospitalized in FL with a pulmonary embolism and an embolism in his leg
  • Cathy Flood - recent outpatient surgery for staghorn kidney stones
  • Christine Golden - abdominal cancer
  • Barb Hahn - ankle surgery on Monday, at home recovering
  • Cheri Hulke’s daughter Kristin - heart issues and travel mercies to Africa to visit her sister
  • Bob Johnson - passed away this morning.
  • Kitty Jones - cancer
  • Joe Kennard-back issues
  • Sandy Koss - home recovering from hand surgery yesterday
  • Jeanee and Jerry McJilton’s brother- cancer has returned
  • Louise McTaggart - surgery on April 15th
  • Louise McTaggart - sister Ruth has vascular dementia
  • Allie McTureous- diagnosed with diabetic retinopathy in the right eye
  • Buster Miller’s mother, Jimmie Lee Miller- skin cancer on nose
  • Bill Mollnhauer - recently hospitalized with congestive heart failure
  • Patty Norwood’s son, Ryan-serious colon problems
  • Patty Norwood’s sister, Jan-lung problems
  • Brittany Payne - waiting on doctors for surgery plan
  • Jeannie Pickerill’s granddaughter Kyla Bauer- has a second bout with cancer
  • Nikki Schuknecht - continued prayers
  • Avis Shaw’s sister Mildred Elkin
  • Sue Stewart
  • Kristy Tornabene - recovering from foot surgery
  • Mac Warren - In UGH still with pneumonia, no visitors please
  • Doris Wilder - recovering from surgery at home

HEALTH ISSUES and CONCERNS:

  • Bill Bender
  • Marjorie Bowron
  • Alex Box
  • Mike Brandenburg
  • Joyce Byers
  • David Cline
  • Shirley Cobb
  • Jack Dugger
  • Jesse Eady
  • Christine Golden
  • Wayne Jones
  • Linda McClarnon
  • Leura Mollnhauer
  • Elaine Neuhaus
  • Ray Norwood
  • Jeanne Pickerill
  • Carol/Norm Rogers
  • Avis Shaw
  • Fritz Simonsen
  • Sue Stewart
  • Carol/Mac 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

March 3rd…….. …$17,019………………$140,918

March 10th……….$12,421………………$153,339

March 17th……….$ 9,518……………….$162,857

March 24th……….$14,641………………$177,498

March 31st……….unavailable at press time

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

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

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

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 First United Methodist Church of Union County

938 Highway 515 Blairsville, Georgia 30512

(706) 745 2073

Rev. Jimmy Hood, Pastor

Church Website: www.firstmethodistblairsville.com

Email: blairsvillefumcevelyn@gmail.com

      We are a Stephen Ministry Congregation!

FUMC Words for Wednesday: 03-27-2024

03-27-2024 FUMC Words for Wednesday

Celebrating Easter!

 

On Sunday we will celebrate Easter as a First United Methodist Church family. I love the chorus of the hymn, “Because He Lives,” written by Gloria and Bill Gaither: “Because he lives, I can face tomorrow; because he lives, all fear is gone; because I know he holds the future, and life is worth the living just because he lives.” This is the center of our Easter celebration. All the flowers, all the cards, all the pretty Easter dresses, all the delicious food that will be feasted on point to one thing: God raised Jesus Christ from the dead.

Historians and scholars have written about the existence of other messianic figures in the first century. Many claimed to be the answer for the Jewish people, but only Jesus of Nazareth was authentic. His followers, who were once so devastated, participated in the greatest movement in human history. They moved from cowardice to courage because he lives. They embodied the truth of the words the Apostle Paul wrote to believers living in the city of Corinth:

“For as all die in Adam; so, all will be made alive in Christ.”(1 Corinthians 15:22)

Easter is more than the resurrection of Jesus. Because he lives, we live fully, abundantly, eternally. No challenge, no tragedy, no illness, not even death itself can take away our hope.

Of course, we will be tested and tempted. We will face pain and grief and loss in the course of our lives. We will face them differently because he lives. The message of Easter is the promise that we will ultimately live in the very presence of God. Revelation 21 promises that when we live in the presence of God, every tear is wiped away, even pain and death disappear. This is what we cling to on Easter. This is the truth that sustains us. This is what we believe.

 

Join us for Easter Worship at 7:00 a.m. for Sunrise, 8:30 a.m. for our Early Service, 9:30 a.m. for our Praise Service, or 11:00 a.m. for Traditional Worship.

 

May God in Christ bless you richly!

Jimmy

No Adult Bible Study this week.

Youth and children will meet at 6 pm.

Tomorrow we will have a Maundy Thursday service at 6 pm in the sanctuary. It will have both communion and the stripping of the altar. We will open up the sanctuary on Good Friday from 9am till 5 pm for anyone to come in and pray.
These nametags are ready for pick up in the church office. Cost is $12.

Diane Brackett

Barb Wagner

Virginia Lane

Marilyn Moore

Diana Bunten

Tom Bunten

Registration for the Fall ’24-25 school year for CEC is on-going. Contact Director Jessica at 706 897 6621 to enroll.

Spring Session 2024 begins on Thursday, April 4th.

REALM CONNECT APP

Next Wednesday we plan on having a tech help session to get everyone online with our new directory app. Bring your phones (know your email and that password). We will walk you through the process step by step at 6 pm after the Wednesday night supper.

Suggested activities for Lent by the UM Higher Education Foundation:

28th - Read John 13: 1-17, 31b-35

29th - Read John 18:1-19:42

30th - Read John 19: 38-42

31st - Read John 20: 1-18 Christ the Lord is Risen Today! Hallelujah!

On Saturday, April 6, 2024 Y@H 2.0 will be taking a trip to Fields of the Wood – This beautiful, biblical outdoor theme park is located on more than two hundred acres of land in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. There are 13 slots available, the bus will leave the campus at 11:00am. No cost. Please see Ingrid to sign up.

Faith, Hope, Resilience, and Love

North East District Mission 2024

ME IN THE KINGDOM

Saturday, April 27th

at the church from 9:30 am till 2:00 pm

Please bring your own brown bag lunch.

Morning coffee, lunch drinks and dessert will be provided.

For more information, please contact Kathy Cook at 770 403 9337.

The Aging Mastery Program is being sponsored by the Parish Nurses. If you are interested in attending, there will be a sign-up sheet on the Narthex Desk. The Program lasts for 10 weeks & it meets for once a week for 1.5 hours.

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Fritz and Diane Simonsen have a wheelchair available to anyone. It is in good working order although the brakes could use an adjustment. Please call them at 706 745 0004 if you are in need of one.

Driver needed: We have a lady who lives off of Mulkey Gap Road who for now cannot drive to Sunday service. She attends the 9:30 service and stays for the 11:00 service too. If you’d be willing to offer a ride for her, please contact the church office.

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.

Barbara Hahn – recovering from surgery to repair a broken ankle

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 - Teresa Davis 3 - Margaret Frizzell 4 - Kenna Bauman 8 - Lola Hunter 11 - Tom Heuker, Steven Seiler, Teresa Turner 12 - Ron Martin 13 - Carleen Ward 14 - Fritz Simonsen, Ken Flood 15 - Jim Wiley 16 - Rae Ann Straub 17- Ria Sullivan 18 - Bill Kolb 20 - Glenda Taylor, Michael Sulser 21- Marjorie Bowron, Kim Kuykendall, MIriam Roper 22 - Barbara Salvette 23 -Camryn Thomas 25 - Kyle Freed 26 - Mason Schuknecht 29 - Jack Smith, Elizabeth Belcher, Evelyn Ueltzen, Doris Wilder 30 - Donna Fredericks, Sandy Koss

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:
  • Gail Bachteler’s mom Verne Lee Kephart- recovering from broken femur and has dementia
  • Jeff Bauman’s mom had hip surgery
  • Lyric Brogden’s friend Lu Millsaps - cancer diagnosis
  • Fran Browning - recent knee replacement
  • 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
  • Jane Craddock - broken hip, in Murphy rehab
  • OASIS instructor Rachel Driskell - diagnosed with lung cancer
  • Roger & Shirley Evan’s son Joel - hospitalized in FL with a pulmonary embolism and an embolism in his leg
  • Cathy Flood - recent outpatient surgery for staghorn kidney stones
  • Christine Golden - abdominal cancer
  • Barb Hahn - ankle surgery on Monday, at home recovering
  • Cheri Hulke’s daughter Kristin - heart issues and travel mercies to Africa to visit her sister
  • Bob Johnson - health issues
  • Kitty Jones - cancer
  • Joe Kennard-back issues
  • Sandy Koss - bone is growing back, just needs to grow back in alignment
  • Jeanee and Jerry McJilton’s brother- cancer has returned
  • Louise McTaggart - sister Ruth has vascular dementia
  • Allie McTureous- diagnosed with diabetic retinopathy in the right eye
  • 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
  • Brittany Payne - waiting on doctors for surgery plan
  • Jeannie Pickerill’s granddaughter Kyla Bauer- has a second bout with cancer
  • Nikki Schuknecht - continued prayers
  • Avis Shaw’s sister Mildred Elkin
  • Sue Stewart
  • Kristy Tornabene - recovering from foot surgery
  • Brenda Turner - recovering at home, more tests to follow
  • Mac Warren - In UGH
  • Doris Wilder - surgery this week

HEALTH ISSUES and CONCERNS:

  • Bill Bender
  • Marjorie Bowron
  • Alex Box
  • Mike Brandenburg
  • Joyce Byers
  • David Cline
  • Shirley Cobb
  • Jack Dugger
  • Jesse Eady
  • Christine Golden
  • Wayne Jones
  • Linda McClarnon
  • Leura Mollnhauer
  • Elaine Neuhaus
  • Ray Norwood
  • Jeanne Pickerill
  • Carol/Norm Rogers
  • Avis Shaw
  • Fritz Simonsen
  • Sue Stewart
  • Carol/Mac 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

March 3rd…….. …$17,019………………$140,918

March 10th……….$12,421………………$153,339

March 17th……….$ 9,518……………….$162,857

March 24th……….$14,641………………$177,498

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

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

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

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 First United Methodist Church of Union County

938 Highway 515 Blairsville, Georgia 30512

(706) 745 2073

Rev. Jimmy Hood, Pastor

Church Website: www.firstmethodistblairsville.com

Email: blairsvillefumcevelyn@gmail.com

      We are a Stephen Ministry Congregation!

FUMC Words for Wednesday: 03-20-2024

03-20-2024 FUMC Words for Wednesday

Nature Tells the Story

 

God shares his message of love and grace in many different ways. He never ceases communicating with us! He cares for us that much. Just look around, even nature itself can remind and tell us of His great love!

Here is a story, a legend if you will, about a common symbol of spring that tells His story. Maybe you have heard it? Share it! For God will often give us the words to testify to His grace and love for us.

As one legend goes, at the time of Christ’s crucifixion, the dogwood tree was as tall as the oak and other forest trees. Its wood was so strong and firm that it was chosen for the cross.

The tree was very distressed to be used for such a purpose and Jesus understood. He told the tree, “Because of your regret and pity for my suffering, I promise this: never again shall the dogwood tree grow large enough to be used for a cross. Henceforth, it shall be slender and bent and twisted, and its blossoms shall be in the form of a cross. And in the center of the outer edge of each petal there will be nail prints. And in the center of the flower, brown with rust and stained with blood, will be a crown of thorns – so that all who see it will remember it was upon a dogwood tree that I was crucified, and this tree shall not be mutilated nor destroyed, but cherished and protected as a reminder of my agony and death upon the cross.”

 

All praise and honor to Christ!

Jimmy

Supper at 5 pm.

Menu is pork chops, sweet potato soufflé, green beans and dessert.

Adults will conclude the Lenten Study “The Last Words of Christ.”

Tonight Pastor Jimmy will be covering

The Seventh (and final) Word – Reunion

Luke 23: 44-46

Youth and children will meet at 6 pm.

Our monthly Family Fun Night is this Saturday beginning at 5 pm downstairs in the MAC. ALL are invited to come and play.

Next week we will have a Maundy Thursday service at 6 pm in the sanctuary. It will have both communion and the stripping of the altar. We will open up the sanctuary on Good Friday for anyone to come in and pray.
These nametags are ready for pick up in the church office. Cost is $12.

Diane Brackett

Barb Wagner

Fran Edwards

Virginia Lane

Marilyn Moore

Peggy Schultz

Diana Bunten

Tom Bunten

Stephen Espinosa

Registration for the Fall ’24-25 school year for CEC is on-going. Contact Director Jessica at 706 897 6621 to enroll.

REMINDER

Registration for OASIS

Spring Session 2024 ends May 23rd.

If you have not registered yet, please do so at your earliest opportunity. I am currently at sea, and we have had an itinerary change, hence, I require extra time to process the registrations and transmit them to the director.

Please remember, when you register, click the

“+1 next to MANDATORY SESSION”

the very first line of the registration form. This is the session charge of $25.00. Then go on down the form to select the classes you wish to take,

add +1 next to your selection.

You may find the catalog and the registration link at

https://firstmethodistblairsville.com/oasis/

Phone calls are not coming through to the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, texts are 50/50. The best way to communicate is through oasis30512@gmail.com

Happy registering and see you in April.

Janice, Registrar

REALM CONNECT APP

We are launching a new app called REALM CONNECT. Through this app, church membership can have easy access to a “live” church directory, active contribution statements, and live chats with others. Over the next few weeks, you will receive an email that has a link in it on how to sign up with Connect (app). PLEASE once you get the email, sign up. Follow the instructions on how to set up your account. Your user name is your email address. You will choose your own password but there are specifics things you have to have in your password. Please read those specs before you start inputting one in. Once you have successfully signed up, then download the Realm Connect app. Once you have that, you will sign in. You have the ability to edit the information and can also insert a photo. We encourage you to do this since this will be the directory.

If you scroll down your info page, you will see “Directory”. Click on it and you will see others already in there. Check it out. We have been doing a soft launch with church leaders and SS teachers. If you have difficulty, please seek someone out who has already signed up or drop by the church office for help.

Suggested activities for Lent by the UM Higher Education Foundation:

21st-Text someone you haven’t heard form recently and ask how they’re doing

22nd- Invite someone to join you for next week’s Easter service

23rd-Plant flowers or garden seeds.

24th-Read Mark 14: 1-15:47

25th-Read John 12: 1-11

26th- Read John 12: 20-36

27th-Read John 13:21-32

Faith, Hope, Resilience, and Love

North East District Mission 2024

ME IN THE KINGDOM

Saturday, April 27th

at the church from 9:30 am till 2:00 pm

Please bring your own brown bag lunch.

Morning coffee, lunch drinks and dessert will be provided.

For more information, please contact Kathy Cook at 770 403 9337.

The Aging Mastery Program is being sponsored by the Parish Nurses. If you are interested in attending, there will be a sign-up sheet on the Narthex Desk. The Program lasts for 10 weeks & it meets for once a week for 1.5 hours.

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Fritz and Diane Simonsen have a wheelchair available to anyone. It is in good working order although the brakes could use an adjustment. Please call them at 706 745 0004 if you are in need of one.

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.

Kathy Tant - sinus cancer. She plays handbells with Evie Miller.

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 - Teresa Davis 3 - Margaret Frizzell 4 - Kenna Bauman 8 - Lola Hunter 11 - Tom Heuker, Steven Seiler, Teresa Turner 12 - Ron Martin 13 - Carleen Ward 14 - Fritz Simonsen, Ken Flood 15 - Jim Wiley 16 - Rae Ann Straub 17- Ria Sullivan 18 - Bill Kolb 20 - Glenda Taylor, Michael Sulser 21- Marjorie Bowron, Kim Kuykendall, MIriam Roper 22 - Barbara Salvette 23 -Camryn Thomas 25 - Kyle Freed 26 - Mason Schuknecht 29 - Jack Smith, Elizabeth Belcher, Evelyn Ueltzen, Doris Wilder 30 - Donna Fredericks, Sandy Koss

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:
  • Gail Bachteler’s mom Verne Lee Kephart- recovering from broken femur and has dementia
  • Jeff Bauman’s mom had hip surgery
  • Lyric Brogden’s friend Lu Millsaps - cancer diagnosis
  • Fran Browning - recent knee replacement
  • 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
  • Jane Craddock - broken hip, in Murphy rehab
  • OASIS instructor Rachel Driskell - diagnosed with lung cancer
  • Roger & Shirley Evan’s son Joel - hospitalized in FL with a pulmonary embolism and an embolism in his leg
  • Christine Golden - abdominal cancer
  • Barb Hahn - ankle surgery on Monday, at home recovering
  • Cheri Hulke’s daughter Kristin - heart issues and travel mercies to Africa to visit her sister
  • Bob Johnson - health issues
  • Kitty Jones - cancer
  • Joe Kennard-back issues
  • Sandy Koss - bone is growing back, just needs to grow back in alignment
  • Jeanee and Jerry McJilton’s brother- cancer has returned
  • Louise McTaggart - sister Ruth has vascular dementia
  • Allie McTureous- diagnosed with diabetic retinopathy in the right eye
  • 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
  • Brittany Payne - waiting on doctors for surgery plan
  • Jeannie Pickerill’s granddaughter Kyla Bauer- has a second bout with cancer
  • Nikki Schuknecht - continued prayers
  • Avis Shaw’s sister Mildred Elkin
  • Kristy Tornabene - recovering from foot surgery
  • Brenda Turner - recovering at home, more tests to follow
  • Mac Warren - In UGH

HEALTH ISSUES and CONCERNS:

  • Bill Bender
  • Marjorie Bowron
  • Alex Box
  • Mike Brandenburg
  • Joyce Byers
  • David Cline
  • Shirley Cobb
  • Jack Dugger
  • Jesse Eady
  • Christine Golden
  • Wayne Jones
  • Linda McClarnon
  • Leura Mollnhauer
  • Elaine Neuhaus
  • Ray Norwood
  • Jeanne Pickerill
  • Carol/Norm Rogers
  • Avis Shaw
  • Fritz Simonsen
  • Sue Stewart
  • Carol/Mac 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

March 3rd…….. …$17,019………………$140,918

March 10th……….$12,421………………$153,339

March 17th……….$ 9,518………………$162,857

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

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

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

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 First United Methodist Church of Union County

938 Highway 515 Blairsville, Georgia 30512

(706) 745 2073

Rev. Jimmy Hood, Pastor

Church Website: www.firstmethodistblairsville.com

Email: blairsvillefumcevelyn@gmail.com

      We are a Stephen Ministry Congregation!

FUMC Words for Wednesday: 03-13-2024

03-13-2024 FUMC Words for Wednesday
Today’s article introduces the last two areas of ministry that outline what we are striving to accomplish in 2024.

 

INTENTIONAL FAITH DEVELOPMENT

 

“Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.” Colossians 3:16

 

Through faith development we grow closer to God. Whether it is by learning, sharing, or reflecting, our faith grows stronger. Faith development is important at all ages. Children’s and Youth ministries are two foundational areas that can make a major difference in a person’s life. Learning the stories of the Bible, Vacation Bible School, spiritual retreats, and mission trips are all a part Intentional Faith Development at First Methodist.

 

However, this ministry is not only for our children and youth. Adult Bible studies, Sunday School, and devotional materials such as The Upper Room are ways in which we continue our development and growth into our adult years. Since this Fall, over 50 people have been involved in weekly Bible study. But we would like to make room for more!

 

Through Intentional Faith Development we grow in our faith and knowledge of God’s Word. We foster the spiritual formation of our children and youth so they can be strong in their faith. And we provide resources to guide you as you walk in faith. To offer all of this and more, we need your support.

 

Our Intentional Faith Development budget for 2024 is $147,696.00.

 

(This total includes children and youth directors’ salaries, a percentage of the pastor’s salary package, utilities, mortgage, insurance, janitorial services, technical support and equipment, and support staff.)

 

RISK-TAKING MISSION AND SERVICE

 

“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be My witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”

Acts 1:8

 

Missions and service to others is faith in action. It is through this area of ministry that we address the needs of others. No matter whether it is within our community or beyond, we are called to share the Gospel in word and deed.

 

One area in which we address the needs of parents in our community is through our Childrens Enrichment Center or CEC. It has been a missional ministry of this church for over 25 years. Not only do children receive a strong educational foundation, but they receive it in a Christian environment and learn of God’s love for them and hear the stories of the Bible.

 

We host fund raising events such as the Supper Chef Showdown, so Hope House can continue to meet the needs of people in our community and surrounding areas. We support and host the Backpack to School event that provides school supplies to students in need.

 

We also help provide scholarships, support Africa University, support missions and missionaries across the globe, and provide for disaster relief assistance wherever it is needed in the world.

 

To offer all of this and more, to touch lives through Risk-Taking Mission and Service and give honor and glory to God in the ways that bring Christ into the lives of others and touches their needs, we need your support.

 

Our Risk-Taking Mission and Service budget for 2024 is $300,488.00.

 

(This total includes CEC director salary, utilities, mortgage, insurance, janitorial services, paper products, a percentage of the pastor’s salary package, and denominational giving.)

 

Will you help us in providing Intentional Faith Development and Risk-Taking Mission and Service?

 

To God be the glory!

Jimmy

Adults will continue with the Lenten Study “The Last words of Christ.”

Tonight Pastor Jimmy will be covering

The Fifth Word – Abandonment

Mark 15: 33-34

The Sixth Word – Triumph

John 19: 30

Youth and children will meet at 6 pm.

Our Easter musical presentations will be this Sunday in all services.

These nametags are ready for pick up in the church office. Cost is $12.

Alice Janessa

Diane Brackett

Barb Wagner

Fran Edwards

Virginia Lane

Marilyn Moore

Peggy Schultz

Diana Bunten

Tom Bunten

Stephen Espinosa

We are decorating the church worship spaces with lilies for Easter. If you would like to purchase one or two, please send an email to the church or fill out the sheet in Sunday’s bulletin. Easter lilies are $15 for singles, $20 for doubles. Peace lilies are $20. You will be able to take them home with you after Easter services. Lilies not picked up after Easter will be taken to our Homebound members. Sunday is your last chance to sign up !!!

In-house registration for the upcoming Fall school year is open.

Any church member family, former CEC family or current CEC family may register at this time. Registration is $150 and is non-refundable.

Open registration for new families will begin this Friday, March 15th.

Welcome to registration for the Spring 2024 Session of OASIS.

Make sure to visit the FUMC OASIS webpage (or firstmethodistblairsville.com/ministries/oasis) to see the full course catalog before making your selections. Some of the old standard class descriptions and/or class requirements have changed, so pay close attention to the catalog descriptions.

You will also be able to register for, and pay for, all of the lunches ahead of time. Afraid of registering and then missing a lunch? No worries - refunds are available for extenuating circumstances.

Janice

Registrar

oasis30512@gmail.com

REALM CONNECT APP

We are launching a new app called REALM CONNECT. Through this app, church membership can have easy access to a “live” church directory, active contribution statements, and live chats with others. Over the next few weeks, you will receive an email that has a link in it on how to sign up with Connect (app). Please follow the instructions on how to set up your account. Your user name is your email address. You will choose your own password but there are specifics things you have to have in your password. Please read those specs before you start inputting one in. Once you have successfully signed up, then download the Realm Connect app. Once you have that, you will sign in. You have the ability to edit the information and can also insert a photo. We encourage you to do this since this will be the directory. If you scroll down your info page, you will see “Directory”. Click on it and you will see others already in there. Check it out. We have been doing a soft launch with church leaders and SS teachers. If you have difficulty, please seek someone out who has already signed up or drop by the church office for help.

Suggested activities for Lent by the UM Higher Education Foundation:

14th - Remember and give thanks for those who have guided your faith and discipled you.

15th - Support a local business.

16th - Go on a walk and listen to the sounds of nature.

17th - Read John 12: 20-33

18th - Pray for someone in your extended family

19th - Fast from electronics

20th - Ask God to help you reconcile a broken relationship

Faith, Hope, Resilience, and Love

North East District Mission 2024

ME IN THE KINGDOM

Saturday, April 27th

at the church from 9:30 am till 2:00 pm

Please bring your own brown bag lunch.

Morning coffee, lunch drinks and dessert will be provided.

For more information, please contact Kathy Cook at 770 403 9337.

The Aging Mastery Program is being sponsored by the Parish Nurses. If you are interested in attending, there will be a sign-up sheet on the Narthex Desk. The Program lasts for 10 weeks & it meets for once a week for 1.5 hours.
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.

Kathy Tant - sinus cancer. She plays handbells with Evie Miller.

The Gym is now open:

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

Wednesdays from 9:00 am till 3:00 pm

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

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

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

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

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

MAC Walking Track Hours…

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

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

Pickleball Schedule!

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

Fitness Classes For You!

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

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

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

Prayer Concerns and Celebrations:

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

  • SPECIFIC:
  • Gail Bachteler’s mom Verne Lee Kephart- recovering from broken femur and has dementia
  • Jeff Bauman’s mom had hip surgery
  • Lyric Brogden’s friend Lu Millsaps - cancer diagnosis
  • Fran Browning - recent knee replacement
  • 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
  • Jane Craddock - broken hip, in Murphy rehab
  • OASIS instructor Rachel Driskell - diagnosed with lung cancer
  • Roger & Shirley Evan’s son Joel - hospitalized in FL with a pulmonary embolism and an embolism in his leg
  • Mitzi Gasaway - recovering at home
  • Barbara Gleasure’s daughter-in-law passed away
  • Christine Golden - abdominal cancer
  • Barb Hahn - fell and broke her ankle
  • Cheri Hulke’s daughter Kristin - heart issues and travel mercies to Africa to visit her sister
  • Bob Johnson - health issues
  • Kitty Jones - cancer
  • Joe Kennard-back issues
  • Sandy Koss - bone is growing back, just needs to grow back in alignment
  • Jeanee and Jerry McJilton’s brother- cancer has returned
  • Louise McTaggart - sister Ruth has vascular dementia
  • Allie McTureous- diagnosed with diabetic retinopathy in the right eye
  • 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
  • Brittany Payne - waiting on doctors for surgery plan
  • Jeannie Pickerill’s granddaughter Kyla Bauer- has a second bout with cancer
  • Nikki Schuknecht - continued prayers
  • Avis Shaw’s sister Mildred Elkin
  • Kristy Tornabene - recovering from foot surgery
  • Brenda Turner - recovering at home, more tests to follow
  • Mac Warren - In UGH

HEALTH ISSUES and CONCERNS:

  • Bill Bender
  • Marjorie Bowron
  • Alex Box
  • Mike Brandenburg
  • Joyce Byers
  • David Cline
  • Shirley Cobb
  • Jack Dugger
  • Jesse Eady
  • Christine Golden
  • Wayne Jones
  • Linda McClarnon
  • Leura Mollnhauer
  • Elaine Neuhaus
  • Ray Norwood
  • Jeanne Pickerill
  • Carol/Norm Rogers
  • Avis Shaw
  • Fritz Simonsen
  • Sue Stewart
  • Carol/Mac 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

March 3rd…….. …$17,019………………$140,918

March 10th……….$12,421………………$153,339

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

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

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

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 First United Methodist Church of Union County

938 Highway 515 Blairsville, Georgia 30512

(706) 745 2073

Rev. Jimmy Hood, Pastor

Church Website: www.firstmethodistblairsville.com

Email: blairsvillefumcevelyn@gmail.com

      We are a Stephen Ministry Congregation!

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