Words for Wednesday: 05-27-2020

Good evening church and welcome to this belated episode of Words for
Wednesday.
I want to take just a moment and remind you of our plans for returning to in-person worship. Our plan remains to return on Sunday, June 28, with proper
social distancing in place, including masks, for the foreseeable future.
If you feel it would be better to wait a while longer due to health concerns or if
you are uncomfortable with the social distancing guidelines, know that we plan
to continue online worship even after the church returns to the
building. We plan to live stream our worship services on Sunday mornings
and also to have them available online after that.
Speaking of worship, join us online this Sunday on YouTube any time after
8:30 am. It is Pentecost Sunday and we will celebrate the gift of the Holy Spirit
at work in our lives and world. You’ll also catch a glimpse or two of First
Methodist’s favorite Family Band.
For now, keep being the Church.
Peace.
Don
Congratulations to Mary Wischmeyer, 2020 graduate of Union
County High School.
Our worship services are being broadcast on our own channel
(under our name) on Youtube. You may find it on our website
(firstmethodistblairsville.com) and click on the link.
God has blessed our church with the best
preschool in the area, CEC/Child Enrichment
Center. We have a few spots in the four year old
and two year old classes. Registration form and
contact person are available on the church website.
Please Help Us at the church by keeping
us informed of any sickness or procedures that
you or any of our members may be
experiencing. Thank you! You can contact our
Director of Pastoral Care, Rev. Mike Cloyd at blairsvillefumcmike@gmail.com
or call the church office @ 706-745-2073.
Prayer Concerns and Celebrations:
Please help us keep this list updated by notifying the office or Mike Cloyd
of any changes. With us not gathering right now, we don’t always hear
the latest.
GENERAL:
May LOVE REIGN over fear, hate, and violence in our world
Our healthcare workers and first responders who are working on the
frontlines of COVID-19
Teachers who are teaching their students online and the parents who are
having to facilitate their children’s studies
Our military families
The two UMC related agencies in our neighborhood (YHC & Branan Lodge)
Our Church Without Walls (CWOW’S) - Suches, GA
Our Church staff team and their extended families
All those with Alzheimers/Dementia related struggles
SPECIFIC:
Avery - 10 month old who has a tumor in her stomach and head
Bud Akins- had 2 stents put in Tuesday, another stent will be done later in the
week
Clint Blackmon - pray cancer hasn’t spread while awaiting stem-cell harvest
Jim Belcher - had 2 back surgeries, home doing rehab
Kirby Bowron - breathing issues
Mike Brandenburg - broken arm
Eva Breedlove - recovering from surgery
Shannon Burgess brother in law (Steve) - cancer, nephew Luke in need of
back surgery & financing
Joyce Byers - gall bladder surgery
Larry Callahan-passed his medical test and is coming home
Larry Culpepper’s sister - in a nursing home
Rheannna Dockery - recovering from surgery
Lee Dunham - recovering from stints in her foot and is waiting for upcoming
heart surgery
Lloyd Dunham - health concerns
Jesse Eady - kidney issues
Kristen Engler - healing
Dee Freed’s father (Kenneth Newman) - continued treatments for colon
cancer
Deidra Gilbert’s daughter’s-in-law’s sister-has COVID, spiked fever
Maggie Guerrier - beginning process for consideration for Kidney transplant
Tina Hendren - gone into hospice care
Jeff Henderson - flu and lung issue
Billy Hendrick’s niece Melanie Daniels recovering from COVID and another
niece Kathi has been diagnosed with COVID
Kathy Heyer - heart issues
Camille Higginbotham - on Hospice care
Sue Hill - recovering from surgery
George Houdeshel - general health
Georgia Jestings’ cousin Bonnie and her daughter Charice and
granddaughter Skyla were in a bad automobile accident. Multiple broken
bones and surgeries
Miki Johnson (Laura Wilcher’s mom) - recovering from surgery
Robin Lambert - diagnosed with aggresive breast cancer
Katrina Laxton - having scan to see if she is in remission
Greg Lane - fell again, going to see neurologist
Robert & Jo Mantell - health issues
Linda McClarnon- at home recovering
Judy McCorkle - liver failing
Carol Mercer - general health
Don Murphy - another heart spell
Elaine Neuhaus - home and doing rehab
Ray Norwood - health issues
Rose Oberlin’s mother Letha Hicks-in IMCU for dehydration, renal failure and
low blood pressure
Nisia Redgrave - Chatuge Rehab (Green 27)
Delores Richards - on hospice care
Margie Richards - home now
Billie Roach - fell, closed fracture in elbow and hip injury
Carol Rogers’ grandson Chris - medical equipment specialist with armed
forces now serving on frontline in New Jersey with COVID
Joan Shaw’s sister Jackie Milam - cancer has returned and in lymphatic
system
Charles Smith - pacemaker put in, recovering nicely at home
J L Tanner - stroke following surgery
Bob Taylor - health issues
Glenda Taylor’s cousin Roynelle Simmons - COVID-19 in nursing home in FL
Ron/Pauline Taylor’s son Ronnie - has a tumor
Norm Thompson - foot infection has gone to the bone, moved to Union
General Nursing Home
Carol Warren – chronic back issues
Sam Wilson - doing exercises to help shoulder
Sharon Willits - general health
Kathy Zimmerman-infection in incision
If you haven’t signed up yet for online giving, it’s
as easy as going to our website
(firstmethodistblairsville.com), scrolling down
on the front page and hitting the online giving
button.
A Note from Your Finance Team
THANK YOU!!!
………………. . …… .Received……….. .YTD Received
May 3……………..$16,244………………..$336,371
May 10……………$36,275………………..$372,646
May 17……………$ 6,760………………. .$379,067
May 24……………$13,306………………..$392,373
Please continue to remember your Church in your legacy
trusts & wills - that gift is also greatly appreciated!

Words for Wednesday: 05-20-2010

CONGRATULATIONS, GRADUATES ! ! !
It’s official. These fine students who were a part of firstYOUTH at FUMC of Union County have graduated! Join us in congratulating them and praying for God’s favor on the next part of their journey in life! Well done, students! You are loved!
Our worship services are being broadcast on our own channel (under our name) on Youtube. You may find it on our website (firstmethodistblairsville.com) and click on the link.
THANK YOU to all who have signed up for online giving or are faithfully mailing in your tithe. You are a faithful church and it is appreciated. 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.
God has blessed our church with the best preschool in the area, CEC/Child Enrichment Center. We have a few spots in the four year old and two year old classes. Registration form and contact person are available on the church website.
Please Help Us at the church by keeping us informed of any sickness or procedures that you or any of our members may be experiencing. Thank you! You can contact our Director of Pastoral Care, Rev. Mike Cloyd at blairsvillefumcmike@gmail.com or call the church office @ 706-745-2073.
Prayer Concerns and Celebrations:
Please help us keep this list updated by notifying the office or Mike Cloyd of any changes. With us not gathering right now, we don’t always hear the latest.
GENERAL:
May LOVE REIGN over fear, hate, and violence in our world
  • Our healthcare workers and first responders who are working on the frontlines of COVID-19
  • Teachers who are teaching their students online and the parents who are having to facilitate their children’s studies
  • Our military families
  • The two UMC related agencies in our neighborhood (YHC & Branan Lodge)
  • Our Church Without Walls (CWOW’S) - Suches, GA
  • Our Church staff team and their extended families
  • All those with Alzheimers/Dementia related struggles
SPECIFIC:
  • Avery - 10 month old who has a tumor in her stomach and head
  • Mary Carol Akin’s son-in-law Gregg Brogden is having seizures
  • Clint Blackmon - pray cancer hasn’t spread while awaiting stem-cell harvest
  • Jim Belcher - had 2 back surgeries, home doing rehab
  • Kirby Bowron - breathing issues
  • Mike Brandenburg - broken arm
  • Eva Breedlove - recovering from surgery
  • Shannon Burgess brother in law (Steve) - cancer, nephew Luke in need of back surgery & financing
  • Joyce Byers - back procedure
  • Larry Culpepper’s sister - in a nursing home
  • Rheannna Dockery - recovering from surgery
  • Lloyd Dunham - health concerns
  • Jesse Eady - kidney issues
  • Kristen Engler - healing
  • Dee Freed’s father (Kenneth Newman) - continued treatments for colon cancer
  • Maggie Guerrier - beginning process for consideration for Kidney transplant
  • Tina Hendren - gone into hospice care
  • Jeff Henderson - flu and lung issue
  • Billy Hendrick’s niece Melanie Daniels recovering from COVID and another niece Kathi has been diagnosed with COVID
  • Kathy Heyer - heart issues
  • Camille Higginbotham - on Hospice care
  • Sue Hill - recovering from surgery
  • George Houdeshel - general health
  • Georgia Jestings’ cousin Bonnie and her daughter Charice and granddaughter Skyla were in a bad automobile accident. Multiple broken bones and surgeries
  • Miki Johnson (Laura Wilcher’s mom) - recovering from surgery
  • Robin Lambert - diagnosed with aggresive breast cancer
  • Katrina Laxton - having scan to see if she is in remission
  • Greg Lane - fell again, going to see neurologist
  • Robert & Jo Mantell - health issues
  • Linda McClarnon- at home recovering
  • Judy McCorkle - liver failing
  • Carol Mercer - general health
  • Don Murphy - another heart spell
  • Elaine Neuhaus - home and doing rehab
  • Ray Norwood - health issues
  • Rose Oberlin’s mother Letha Hicks-in IMCU for dehydration, renal failure and low blood pressure
  • Nisia Redgrave - Chatuge Rehab (Green 27)
  • Delores Richards - on hospice care
  • Margie Richards - home now
  • Billie Roach - fell, closed fracture in elbow and hip injury
  • Carol Rogers’ grandson Chris - medical equipment specialist with armed forces now serving on frontline in New Jersey with COVID
  • Joan Shaw’s sister Jackie Milam - cancer has returned and in lymphatic system
  • Charles Smith - pacemaker put in on Monday, due to be home Tuesday
  • J L Tanner - stroke following surgery
  • Glenda Taylor’s cousin Roynelle Simmons - COVID-19 in nursing home in FL
  • Ron/Pauline Taylor’s son Ronnie - has a tumor
  • Norm Thompson - foot infection has gone to the bone, moved to Union General Nursing Home
  • Carol Warren – chronic back issues
  • Sam Wilson - doing exercises to help shoulder
  • Sharon Willits - general health
A Note from Your Finance Team
THANK YOU!!!
………………. . …… .Received……….. .YTD Received
May 3……………..$16,244…..……………$336,371
May 10……………$36,275………………..$372,646
May 17……………$ 6,760………………..$379,067
Please continue to remember your Church in your legacy trusts & wills - that gift is also greatly appreciated!

Words for Wednesday: 05-13-2020

Good Morning Church!
I hope this finds you safe and well.
It was great seeing so many of you last week at our Drive Thru.  Thanks for stopping by!
As the school year draws to a close, I want to commend all of our children, youth, parents, teachers, and staff for doing such an amazing job over the past few months.  You have risen above and beyond the challenges of these days!
I also want to congratulate all of our graduating seniors, and there is a bunch, for your accomplishments.  We will be recognizing you here soon and want you to know how proud we all are of you!
Finally, as things begin to slowly open and we look forward to gathering again, please continue to be smart and safe.  We want you back!
Join us online for worship this Sunday as we continue our series on Three Essential Prayers.  The text is Luke 17.11-19.  The theme this week is Thanks!
May the peace and grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be yours in abundance.
See you online.
Don
Our worship services are being broadcast on our own channel (under our name) on Youtube. You may find it on our website (firstmethodistblairsville.com) and click on the link.
THANK YOU to all who have signed up for online giving or are faithfully mailing in your tithe. You are a faithful church and it is appreciated. 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.
God has blessed our church with the best preschool in the area, CEC/Child Enrichment Center. We have a few spots in the four year old and two year old classes. Registration form and contact person are available on the church website.
The Rocky Railway Train has been delayed at the station. We will keep you posted with updated information as we get it.
Please Help Us at the church by keeping us informed of any sickness or procedures that you or any of our members may be experiencing. Thank you! You can contact our Director of Pastoral Care, Rev. Mike Cloyd at blairsvillefumcmike@gmail.com or call the church office @ 706-745-2073.
Prayer Concerns and Celebrations:
Please help us keep this list updated by notifying the office or Mike Cloyd of any changes. With us not gathering right now, we don’t always hear the latest.
GENERAL:
May LOVE REIGN over fear, hate, and violence in our world
  • Our healthcare workers and first responders who are working on the frontlines of COVID-19
  • Teachers who are teaching their students online and the parents who are having to facilitate their children’s studies
  • Our military families
  • The two UMC related agencies in our neighborhood (YHC & Branan Lodge)
  • Our Church Without Walls (CWOW’S) - Suches, GA
  • Our Church staff team and their extended families
  • All those with Alzheimers/Dementia related struggles
SPECIFIC:
  • Avery - 10 month old who has a tumor in her stomach and head
  • Mary Carol Akin’s son-in-law Gregg Brogden is having seizures
  • Clint Blackman - pray cancer hasn’t spread while awaiting stem-cell harvest
  • Jim Belcher - had 2 back surgeries, home doing rehab
  • Kirby Bowron - breathing issues
  • Mike Brandenburg - broken arm
  • Eva Breedlove - recovering from surgery
  • Shannon Burgess brother in law (Steve) - cancer
  • Joyce Byers - back procedure
  • June Colditz - PRAISE ! She is back home.
  • Larry Culpepper’s sister - in a nursing home
  • Rheannna Dockery - recovering from surgery
  • Lloyd Dunham - health concerns
  • Jesse Eady - kidney issues
  • Kristen Engler - healing
  • Dee Freed’s father (Kenneth Newman) - continued treatments for colon cancer
  • Maggie Guerrier - beginning process for consideration for Kidney transplant
  • Tina Hendren - gone into hospice care
  • Jeff Henderson - flu and lung issue
  • Billy Hendrick’s niece Melanie Daniels recovering from COVID and another niece Kathi has been diagnosed with COVID
  • Kathy Heyer - heart issues
  • Camille Higginbotham - on Hospice care
  • Sue Hill - recovering from surgery
  • George Houdeshel - general health
  • Jana and Tom Howe - bridge on driveway got washed away, stranding them even more at their house
  • Georgia Jestings’ cousin Bonnie and her daughter Charice and granddaughter Skyla were in a bad automobile accident. Multiple broken bones and surgeries
  • Miki Johnson (Laura Wilcher’s mom) - recovering from surgery
  • Robin Lambert - diagnosed with aggresive breast cancer
  • Katrina Laxton - having scan to see if she is in remission
  • Greg Lane - fell again, going to see neurologist
  • Robert & Jo Mantell - health issues
  • Linda McClarnon- at home recovering
  • Judy McCorkle - liver failing
  • Carol Mercer - general health
  • Don Murphy - another heart spell
  • Elaine Neuhaus - home and doing rehab
  • Ray Norwood - health issues
  • Rose Oberlin’s mother Letha Hicks-in IMCU for dehydration, renal failure and low blood pressure
  • Nisia Redgrave - Chatuge Rehab (Green 27)
  • Delores Richards - on hospice care
  • Margie Richards - in rehab at Hayesville Care Center
  • Carol Rogers’ grandson Chris - medical equipment specialist with armed forces now serving on frontline in New Jersey with COVID
  • Stephen Schuknecht’s mom Betty death,please keep the Schuknecht family in your prayers
  • Joan Shaw’s sister Jackie Milam - cancer has returned and in lymphatic system
  • Diane Simonsen’s daughter’s mother-in-law Jean - has COVID-19, not doing well
  • Charles Smith - pacemaker to be put in on 18th
  • J L Tanner - stroke following surgery
  • Bob Taylor - home after being in hospital
  • Glenda Taylor’s cousin Roynelle Simmons - COVID-19 in nursing home in FL
  • Ron/Pauline Taylor’s son Ronnie - has a tumor
  • Norm Thompson - foot infection has gone to the bone, moved to Union General Nursing Home
  • Carole Thompson - home from UGH recovering from flu & pneumonia
  • Evelyn Ueltzen’s sister-in-law (Heidi) - ends radiation treatments tomorrow
  • Carol Warren – chronic back issues
  • Sam Wilson - severe pain in shoulder
  • Sharon Willits - general health
  • Karen Wise - home after surgery
  • Kathy Zimmerman - surgery went well, expected to go home Thursday
A Note from Your Finance Team
THANK YOU!!!
………………. . …… .Received……….. .YTD Received
May 3……………..$16,244…..……………$336,371
May 10……………$36,275………………..$372,646
Please continue to remember your Church in your legacy trusts & wills - that gift is also greatly appreciated!

Words for Wednesday: 05-06-2020

Three Essential Prayers
I hope this finds you safe and well. I’m looking forward to seeing you this Thursday from 2 - 4 pm at our Drive Thru. More details can be found below.
I imagine one of the challenges for us all is our prayer life, or better the life of prayer. Even those closest to Jesus had their questions, so we’re not alone. This Sunday at worship we will begin a three part series called Three Essential Prayers.  As always join us (online for now) and invite others as well. Scripture and sermon titles are:
May 10     Help!     Luke 18.1-14
May 17     Thanks!   Luke 17.11-19
May 24     Wow!     Luke 18.35-43
“Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication let your requests be made know to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4.6-7)
See you online and on Thursday.
Don
The Drive Thru will be open this Thursday from 2 - 4 pm and we look forward to seeing you. Mike, Evelyn, Stan, Deidra, Emily, and Don plan to be there. There may be a few more staff present as well.
A few instructions and opportunities follow:
- To control the traffic flow, please us the second entrance (the one closest to the college). Don will be at the station at the far corner of the MAC and other staff will be spread along the side of the building.
- Many of you appreciated it last time, so there will be a basket to leave your offering if you like.
- One member has volunteered to collect thank you cards for our local health care workers and will be delivering those to medical staff in the area. If you would like to write a general card of thanks to local health care workers, there will be a place to leave those for delivery.
- If you haven’t picked up your latest issue of The Upper Room, those will be available.
- Last but not least, please remain in your cars. If you don’t, we will run away.
We look forward to seeing you!
Our worship services are being broadcast on our own channel (under our name) on Youtube. You may find it on our website (firstmethodistblairsville.com) and click on the link.
THANK YOU to all who have signed up for online giving or are faithfully mailing in your tithe. You are a faithful church and it is appreciated. 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.
God has blessed our church with the best preschool in the area, CEC/Child Enrichment Center. We have a few spots in the four year old and two year old classes. Registration form and contact person are available on the church website.
The Rocky Railway Train has been delayed at the station. We will keep you posted with updated information as we get it.
1 - Eric Seiler 2 - Barbara Gleasure, Wayne LeCompte, Tom Maryscuk, Karen McGinn, Ernie Payne 3 - Pam Ackerman, Pam Jordan 4 - Teri Mager, Sherry Pope 5 - Tom Rogers 6 - Goodwin Bryan 7 - Beth Bryan 8 - Cora Bauman 10 - Chuck Nichols 11 - Dave Evans, Jim McAfee, Ariel McCarter, Becky Stone 12 - Nancy Hussey, Ivy Robbins 13 - Ken Hinton, Mary Caroline Wischmeyer 14 - Shelley Lewis, Shirley York 15 - Ilke Lander 18 - Melanie Gibbs 19 - Michael Bruce, Tim Holby, Pat Jinks, Tammy Seiler 20 - Ken Engle, Jack Gray, Katelynn Rosser 21 - Fran Edwards, Nancy Joyce, Cecil Lewis, Chloe Mashburn, Lamar Paris 22 - Bob Johnson 24 - Janice Jarrard, Andrew Young 25 - Mike Cloyd, Mandy Hunter, Debbie Ray 26 - Barry Varian 28 - Robert Rogers, Bryan Thomas 29 - Bill Mollnhauer, Ann Payne, Kathy Fain 30 - Barry Lewis, Amelia Turner
Please Help Us at the church by keeping us informed of any sickness or procedures that you or any of our members may be experiencing. Thank you! You can contact our Director of Pastoral Care, Rev. Mike Cloyd at blairsvillefumcmike@gmail.com or call the church office @ 706-745-2073.
Prayer Concerns and Celebrations:
Please help us keep this list updated by notifying the office or Mike Cloyd of any changes. With us not gathering right now, we don’t always hear the latest.
GENERAL:
May LOVE REIGN over fear, hate, and violence in our world
  • Our healthcare workers and first responders who are working on the frontlines of COVID-19
  • Teachers who are teaching their students online and the parents who are having to facilitate their children’s studies
  • Our military families
  • The two UMC related agencies in our neighborhood (YHC & Branan Lodge)
  • Our Church Without Walls (CWOW’S) - Suches, GA
  • Our Church staff team and their extended families
  • All those with Alzheimers/Dementia related struggles
SPECIFIC:
  • Avery - 10 month old who has a tumor in her stomach and head
  • Mary Carol Akin’s son-in-law Gregg Brogden is having seizures
  • Clint Blackman - test to locate cancer
  • Jim Belcher - had 2 back surgeries, home doing rehab
  • Kirby Bowron - breathing issues
  • Mike Brandenburg - broken arm
  • Eva Breedlove - recovering from surgery
  • Shannon Burgess brother in law (Steve) - cancer
  • Joyce Byers - back procedure
  • June Colditz - PRAISE ! She is back home.
  • Larry Culpepper’s sister - in a nursing home
  • Rheannna Dockery - recovering from surgery
  • Lloyd Dunham - health concerns
  • Jesse Eady - kidney issues
  • Kristen Engler - healing
  • Dee Freed’s father (Kenneth Newman) - continued treatments for colon cancer
  • Maggie Guerrier - beginning process for consideration for Kidney transplant
  • Jeff Henderson - flu and lung issue
  • Billy Hendrick’s niece Melanie Daniels recovering from COVID and another niece Kathi has been diagnosed with COVID
  • Kathy Heyer - heart issues
  • Camille Higginbotham - on Hospice care
  • Sue Hill - recovering from surgery
  • George Houdeshel - general health
  • Jana and Tom Howe - bridge on driveway got washed away, stranding them even more at their house
  • Georgia Jestings’ cousin Bonnie and her daughter Charice and granddaughter Skyla were in a bad automobile accident. Multiple broken bones and surgeries
  • Miki Johnson (Laura Wilcher’s mom) - recovering from surgery
  • Robin Lambert - diagnosed with aggresive breast cancer
  • Greg Lane - fell and is recovering from cut above his eye
  • Robert & Jo Mantell - health issues
  • Linda McClarnon- at home recovering
  • Judy McCorkle - liver failing
  • Carol Mercer - general health
  • Don Murphy - another heart spell
  • Elaine Neuhaus - home and doing rehab
  • Ray Norwood - health issues
  • Rose Oberlin’s mother Letha Hicks-in IMCU for dehydration, renal failure and low blood pressure
  • Nisia Redgrave - Chatuge Rehab (Green 27)
  • Delores Richards - on hospice care
  • Margie Richards - in rehab at Hayesville Care Center
  • Carol Rogers’ grandson Chris - medical equipment specialist with armed forces now serving on frontline in New Jersey with COVID
  • Stephen Schuknecht’s mom Betty death,please keep the Schuknecht family in your prayers
  • Joan Shaw’s sister Jackie Milam - cancer has returned
  • Diane Simonsen’s daughter’s mother-in-law Jean - has COVID-19, not doing well
  • Bob Taylor - home after being in hospital
  • Glenda Taylor’s cousin Roynelle Simmons - COVID-19 in nursing home in FL
  • Ron/Pauline Taylor’s son Ronnie - has a tumor
  • Norm Thompson - foot infection has gone to the bone, moved to Union General Nursing Home
  • Carole Thompson - home from UGH recovering from flu & pneumonia
  • Evelyn Ueltzen’s sister-in-law (Heidi) - ends radiation on May 13th
  • Carol Warren – chronic back issues
  • Sharon Willits - general health
  • Karen Wise - home after surgery
  • Kathy Zimmerman - surgery went well, expected to go home Thursday
A Note from Your Finance Team
THANK YOU!!!
………………. . …… .Received……….. .YTD Received
May 3……………..$16,244…..……………$336,371
Please continue to remember your Church in your legacy trusts & wills - that gift is also greatly appreciated!

Words for Wednesday: 4 -29-2020

The Masked Singers
Good afternoon church! Grace and Peace to you in the name of our Risen Lord Jesus Christ!
We are planning another Drive Thru at the church for next week and many of the staff will be there. We haven’t set a date or time, mostly because I haven’t looked at the weather yet, but we will let you know as soon as we do. We look forward to SEEING you next week!
You may have seen the tentative plan for returning to worship that came from the Bishop and Cabinet on Monday. If you haven’t you may review it here: https://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/bishop-and-cabinet-churches-not-to-gather-at-this-time-but-to-prepare-13651168 .
Senior leadership met this week and we are in discussion about how to put this plan into place. One item of particular interest is the date. We will gather for worship sometime after June 22. It is not set in stone yet, but hopefully we will be in worship on June 28.
As important or more so than WHEN we will return to worship is the HOW we will return to worship. In the guidance provided by Conference leaders, you will surely note that we will be wearing masks.
I know that many of you have been making and providing masks to many others in our community. Thank you again for this great service. Looking ahead, we can use your help in getting back to worship. We are not sure how many masks we will need but will be working to make a projection in the coming weeks. All this to say, be thinking about this and how you or your group might help. For now, if you would, please let Evelyn in the church office know that you are willing to help and we will call on you when the time comes. Thank you so much!
See you online.
Don
Many of you are wanting the new Upper Room devotional. The new copies will be out on a stool on the office sidewalk on Thursday morning (tomorrow) from 10 - 11:30. There will be an envelope in which you may place your money.
Our worship services are being broadcast on our own channel (under our name) on Youtube. You may find it on our website (firstmethodistblairsville.com) and click on the link.
THANK YOU to all who have signed up for online giving or are faithfully mailing in your tithe. You are a faithful church and it is appreciated. 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.
God has blessed our church with the best preschool in the area, CEC/Child Enrichment Center. We have a few spots in the four year old and two year old classes. Registration form and contact person are available on the church website.
The Rocky Railway Train has been delayed at the station. We will keep you posted with updated information as we get it.
1 - Eric Seiler 2 - Barbara Gleasure, Wayne LeCompte, Tom Maryscuk, Karen McGinn, Ernie Payne 3 - Pam Ackerman, Pam Jordan 4 - Teri Mager, Sherry Pope 5 - Tom Rogers 6 - Goodwin Bryan 7 - Beth Bryan 8 - Cora Bauman 10 - Chuck Nichols 11 - Dave Evans, Jim McAfee, Ariel McCarter, Becky Stone 12 - Nancy Hussey, Ivy Robbins 13 - Ken Hinton, Mary Caroline Wischmeyer 14 - Shelley Lewis, Shirley York 15 - Ilke Lander 18 - Melanie Gibbs 19 - Michael Bruce, Tim Holby, Pat Jinks, Tammy Seiler 20 - Ken Engle, Jack Gray, Katelynn Rosser 21 - Fran Edwards, Nancy Joyce, Cecil Lewis, Chloe Mashburn, Lamar Paris 22 - Bob Johnson 24 - Janice Jarrard, Andrew Young 25 - Mike Cloyd, Mandy Hunter, Debbie Ray 26 - Barry Varian 28 - Robert Rogers, Bryan Thomas 29 - Bill Mollnhauer, Ann Payne, Kathy Fain 30 - Barry Lewis, Amelia Turner
Please Help Us at the church by keeping us informed of any sickness or procedures that you or any of our members may be experiencing. Thank you! You can contact our Director of Pastoral Care, Rev. Mike Cloyd at blairsvillefumcmike@gmail.com or call the church office @ 706-745-2073.
Prayer Concerns and Celebrations:
Please help us keep this list updated by notifying the office or Mike Cloyd of any changes. With us not gathering right now, we don’t always hear the latest.
GENERAL:
May LOVE REIGN over fear, hate, and violence in our world
  • Our healthcare workers and first responders who are working on the frontlines of COVID-19
  • Teachers who are teaching their students online and the parents who are having to facilitate their children’s studies
  • Our military families
  • The two UMC related agencies in our neighborhood (YHC & Branan Lodge)
  • Our Church Without Walls (CWOW’S) - Suches, GA
  • Our Church staff team and their extended families
  • All those with Alzheimers/Dementia related struggles
SPECIFIC:
  • Avery - 10 month old who has a tumor in her stomach and head
  • Mary Carol Akin’s son-in-law Gregg Brogden is having seizures
  • Clint Blackman - test to locate cancer
  • Jim Belcher - had 2 back surgeries, home doing rehab
  • Kirby Bowron - breathing issues
  • Mike Brandenburg - broken arm
  • Eva Breedlove - recovering from surgery
  • Shannon Burgess brother in law (Steve) - cancer
  • Joyce Byers - back procedure
  • June Colditz - PRAISE ! She is back home.
  • Larry Culpepper’s sister - in a nursing home
  • Rheannna Dockery - recovering from surgery
  • Lloyd Dunham - health concerns
  • Jesse Eady - kidney issues
  • Kristen Engler - healing
  • Dee Freed’s father (Kenneth Newman) - continued treatments for colon cancer
  • Maggie Guerrier - beginning process for consideration for Kidney transplant
  • Jeff Henderson - flu and lung issue
  • Billy Hendrick’s niece Melanie Daniels recovering from COVID and another niece Kathi has been diagnosed with COVID
  • Kathy Heyer - heart issues
  • Camille Higginbotham - on Hospice care
  • Sue Hill - recovering from surgery
  • George Houdeshel - general health
  • Jana and Tom Howe - bridge on driveway got washed away, stranding them even more at their house
  • Georgia Jestings’ cousin Bonnie and her daughter Charice and granddaughter Skyla were in a bad automobile accident. Multiple broken bones and surgeries
  • Miki Johnson (Laura Wilcher’s mom) - recovering from surgery
  • Robin Lambert - diagnosed with aggresive breast cancer
  • Greg Lane - fell and is recovering from cut above his eye
  • Robert & Jo Mantell - health issues
  • Linda McClarnon- at home recovering
  • Judy McCorkle - liver failing
  • Carol Mercer - general health
  • Buster Miller - home recovering
  • Don Murphy - another heart spell
  • Elaine Neuhaus - home and doing rehab
  • Ray Norwood - health issues
  • Rose Oberlin’s mother Letha Hicks-in IMCU for dehydration, renal failure and low blood pressure
  • Nisia Redgrave - Chatuge Rehab (Green 27)
  • Delores Richards - on hospice care
  • Margie Richards - in rehab at Hayesville Care Center
  • Carol Rogers’ grandson Chris - medical equipment specialist with armed forces now serving on frontline in New Jersey with COVID
  • Stephen Schuknecht’s mom Betty died this past Sunday, please keep the Schuknecht family in your prayers
  • Diane Simonsen’s daughter’s mother-in-law Jean - has COVID-19, not doing well
  • Bob Taylor - home after being in hospital
  • Ron/Pauline Taylor’s son Ronnie - has a tumor
  • Norm Thompson - foot infection has gone to the bone, moved to Union General Nursing Home
  • Carole Thompson - home from UGH recovering from flu & pneumonia
  • Evelyn Ueltzen’s sister-in-law (Heidi) - in chemo and radiation treatments
  • Carol Warren – chronic back issues
  • Sharon Willits - general health
  • Karen Wise - home after surgery
  • Kathy Zimmerman - surgery went well, expected to go home Thursday
A Note from Your Finance Team
THANK YOU!!!
………………. . …… .Received……….. .YTD Received
April 5…………….$46,250…………………$281,329
April 12…………..$18,881…….…………..$294,211
April 19…………..$13,060…….…………..$307,271
April 26…………..$12,856…….…………..$320,127
Please continue to remember your Church in your legacy trusts & wills - that gift is also greatly appreciated!

Words for Wednesday: 04-22-2020

4-22–2020 FUMC Words for Wednesday
Hello Church,
I hope this finds you safe and well. It has been a joy to speak with many of you on the phone over the past few weeks. If you haven’t received a call yet, this is fair warning.
The Bishop and Cabinet announced that United Methodist churches in the North Georgia Conference will remain closed through at least Wednesday, May 13. Between now and then, and after, and as we have over the past month, our decisions will continue to be guided by the CDC and the medical community.
There is no date yet for when we will return, but we will begin gathering again when our conference and congregational leadership has a plan in place that meets forthcoming safety recommendations.
For now, know I am blessed to lead a congregation generous with its prayers and financial resources. Thank you for your continued faithfulness on all fronts.
Peace be with you.
See you online,
Don
YES, WE HAVE GOOD NEWS !
On behalf of the Staff Parish Relations Team, I am pleased to announce that Pastor Don, Heather, and Wesley will be returning to First Methodist to be in ministry with us. Please join us in welcoming them back! Also, thank you to the rest of the staff who are keeping us connected and to the congregation for your continued faithfulness through these days. We look forward to what God will do in the year ahead through our community of faith.
Blessings,
Kelly Schuknecht
SPR Chair
It is with heavy hearts that we say so long for now to Chuck and Eileen Nichols as they move this week to Palm Beach to be closer to family. If you would like to send them greetings at their new home (after May 4), the address is below.
Thank you Chuck and Eileen for being faithful members of this community. You will be missed!
Their address after May 4 is:
Chuck and Eileen Nichols
440 Midsummer Court
Royal Palm Beach, FL 33411
Our worship services are being broadcast on our own channel (under our name) on Youtube. You may find it on our website (firstmethodistblairsville.com) and click on the link.
THANK YOU to all who have signed up for online giving or are faithfully mailing in your tithe. You are a faithful church and it is appreciated. 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.
God has blessed our church with the best preschool in the area, CEC/Child Enrichment Center. We have a few spots in the four year old and two year old classes. Registration form and contact person are available on the church website.
It’s Time for VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL Planning… and we need your help to make it happen! This year the theme is ‘Rocky Railway” where we will learn how Jesus’ power pulls us through! Dates are June 7-11. At the web address below you can register your child to attend and (or) register yourself as a volunteer!
Please see Susan Forrester or Emily Stafford if you have any questions.
Mark Your Calendars!
(all events subject to change)
MAY 13 “Church Picnic” / “OVERFLOW Concert”
MAY 16-23 Orphanage Emmanuel Mission Trip POSTPONED (rescheduled for Nov. 14-21)
JUN 7-11 “Vacation Bible School”
Please Help Us at the church by keeping us informed of any sickness or procedures that you or any of our members may be experiencing. Thank you! You can contact our Director of Pastoral Care, Rev. Mike Cloyd at blairsvillefumcmike@gmail.com or call the church office @ 706-745-2073.
Prayer Concerns and Celebrations:
GENERAL:
May LOVE REIGN over fear, hate, and violence in our world
  • Our healthcare workers and first responders who are working on the frontlines of COVID-19
  • Teachers who are teaching their students online and the parents who are having to facilitate their children’s studies
  • Our military families
  • The two UMC related agencies in our neighborhood (YHC & Branan Lodge)
  • Our Church Without Walls (CWOW’S) - Suches, GA
  • Our Church staff team and their extended families
  • All those with Alzheimers/Dementia related struggles
SPECIFIC:
  • Avery - 10 month old who has a tumor in her stomach and head
  • Mary Carol Akin’s son-in-law Gregg Brogden is having seizures
  • Clint Blackman - test to locate cancer
  • Jim Belcher - had 2 back surgeries, home doing rehab
  • Kirby Bowron - breathing issues
  • Mike Brandenburg - broken arm
  • Eva Breedlove - recovering from surgery
  • Shannon Burgess brother in law (Steve) - cancer
  • Joyce Byers - back procedure
  • Helen Colwell - vertigo
  • Sonya Alexander Cristofaro sister (Linda) -radiation treatment
  • Larry Culpepper’s sister - in a nursing home
  • Rheannna Dockery - recovering from surgery
  • Lloyd Dunham - health concerns
  • Jesse Eady - kidney issues
  • Kristen Engler - healing
  • Dee Freed’s father (Kenneth Newman) - continued treatments for colon cancer
  • Devin Gasaway - home from the hospital
  • Maggie Guerrier - beginning process for consideration for Kidney transplant
  • David Hand’s co-worker Karl Rubin has COVID-19
  • Jeff Henderson - flu and lung issue
  • Billy Hendrick’s niece Melanie Daniels recovering from COVID and another niece Kathi has been diagnosed with COVID
  • Kathy Heyer - heart issues
  • Camille Higginbotham - on Hospice care
  • Sue Hill - recovering from surgery
  • George Houdeshel - general health
  • Jana and Tom Howe - bridge on driveway got washed away, stranding them even more at their house
  • Georgia Jestings’ cousin Bonnie and her daughter Chalice and granddaughter Skyla were in a bad automobile accident. Multiple broken bones and surgeries
  • Miki Johnson (Laura Wilcher’s mom) - recovering from surgery
  • Bill Kolb - had surgery on 2 fingers as a result from a fall, home recovering
  • Diane Kolb - recovering from surgery
  • Robin Lambert - diagnosed with aggresive breast cancer
  • Greg Lane - fell and is recovering from cut above his eye
  • Robert & Jo Mantell - health issues
  • Linda McClarnon- at home recovering, they ask for no calls but text is fine
  • Judy McCorkle - liver failing
  • Carol Mercer - general health
  • Buster Miller - home recovering
  • David Miller family - loss
  • Don Murphy - another heart spell
  • Elaine Neuhaus - home and doing rehab
  • Ray Norwood - health issues
  • Rose Oberlin’s mother Letha Hicks, being released from the hospital
  • Nisia Redgrave - Chatuge Rehab (Green 27)
  • Delores Richards - on hospice care
  • Margie Richards - in rehab at Hayesville Care Center
  • Carol Rogers’ grandson Chris - medical equipment specialist with armed forces now serving on frontline in New Jersey with COVID
  • Stephen Schuknecht’s mom Betty died this past Sunday, please keep the Schuknecht family in your prayers
  • Bob Taylor - home after being in hospital
  • Ron/Pauline Taylor’s son Ronnie - has a tumor
  • Norm Thompson - foot infection has gone to the bone, moved to Union General Nursing Home
  • Carole Thompson - home from UGH recovering from flu & pneumonia
  • Evelyn Ueltzen’s sister-in-law (Heidi) - in chemo and radiation treatments
  • Carol Warren – chronic back issues
  • Sharon Willits - general health
  • Karen Wise - home after surgery
  • Kathy Zimmerman - colonoscopy next Monday followed by surgery the next day
A Note from Your Finance Team
THANK YOU!!!
………………. . …… .Received……….. .YTD Received
April 5…………….$46,250…………………$281,329
April 12…………..$18,881…….…………..$294,211
April 19…………..$13,060…….…………..$307,271
Please continue to remember your Church in your legacy trusts & wills - that gift is also greatly appreciated!

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