FUMC Words for Wednesday: 04-14-2021

Good morning church,
There is much talk going on about the future of the United Methodist Church. It seems, as we are hopefully coming out of this pandemic, that talk continues to grow and with it so do misconceptions and rumors. I am, of course, available to discuss these issues with you.
I am also glad to share with you that Bishop Sue Haupert-Johnson invites you to a laity webinar on Zoom on Monday, April 19 at 6:30 pm. In this webinar, the Bishop will address the future of the United Methodist Church. This should help clear up the present reality. Registration closes on Friday, April 16.
Here’s the link:
If the link doesn’t work for you, you can find it easily on the ngumc.org website.
Blessings on all your days,
Don
From the Health and Welfare Team:
The COVID vaccine is now available for ANY AND ALL ADULTS.  The link to register is below. Appointments can be made as soon as today! Once at the site, there is a REGISTER HERE button on the top of the page. Despite the questions asked, the vaccine IS available to everyone. Once you arrive at your vaccination site, the process is smooth, quick, and easy.
Church Council will meet Thursday, April 29th at 6:30 pm.
Children, youth and Adult Bible Studies will meet at 6 pm.
Walking Track Hours!
Monday-Thursday 8:00am-3:00pm.
Face coverings required on the track!
Join a MAC Fitness Class Today!
BalloFlex: A seated chair fitness program for all ages and fitness levels. Cost is $3.00 per class (free to 75 and over). Mondays and Thursdays at 1:00 pm.
Strength-Stretch-Balance: SSB is a 1 hour class meeting on Mondays and Wednesdays at 9:00am. Cost is $5.00
PIYO: 45 minute “Yoga and Pilates combined”. Meets on Monday’s at 10:30am. Cost is $5.00 per class.
Christ Centered Yoga: Cost is $5.00 per class. Bring your own yoga mat. Meets Tuesdays at 9:00am.
Face coverings required. All classes will meet in room M-0 (lower level of the MAC). Bottom door will be open so parking on the lower level is encouraged.
Line Dancing Thursday’s!
Classes offered…
*LOW BEGINNER… 9:15am-10am
*HIGH BEGINNER… 10am-10:45am
*INTERMEDIATE… 10:45am-11:30am
Classes meet in the MAC gym and are suitable for all ages.
No pre-registration needed. Face coverings will be required!
For more information contact Rita Gallau at  vckids2001@yahoo.com
FUMC “Sunday School”
Below is our current class schedule…
“Study to show thyself approved unto God…”
  • Children PreK - Gr. 5…………….9:30am ……….. FUNdamentals Rm
  • Youth Gr. 6 - 12……………………10:30am………..Youth Room M-0
  • Kardia Class…………………….… 8:30am………… Small Dining Room
  • Searchers Class…………………. 9:45am………….Conference Room
  • Determined Class……………….. 9:45am………….MAC 9
  • Friendship Class…………………..9:45am………….MAC 3-5
  • Upper Room Class……………… 9:45am………….MAC M-31
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.
The Panther Pantry is a “food bank” for school children to have food over weekends and school breaks. They are in need of individual microwaveable food, poptarts, single serving snacks. You may drop off donations in the designated bucket at the entrances.
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.
SPECIFIC:
  • Glenda Adams - fell, fractured a vertebra and suffered a brain bleed
  • Dennis Bradley - undergoing treatments for lung cancer
  • Joyce Byers - fell and is bruised, but nothing broken
  • Pat Clay’s brother-in-law, David - lung cancer-taking chemo and radiation
  • Jennifer de la Montagne - upcoming surgery
  • Helen Douylliez’ son Shane -scheduled for surgery to replace hip prosthesis
  • Jack Duggar - recovering at home and doing much better
  • Maggie Guerrier - consideration for kidney transplant
  • Kathy Heyer - recovering from heart procedure to replace pacemaker battery
  • Tom & Dee Heuker’s daughter, Kristen - finished chemotherapy, feeling better
  • Pam Jordan - seeing specialist Wednesday concerning afib and thyroid
  • Virginia Lane - upcoming hip surgery on 21st
  • Shirley McGinnis - rehabilitating at Chatuge from broken vertebra
  • Gail McGuire’s son Larry-hit by a car-concussion and broken bones
  • Evie Miller’s aunt, Janie - has angiosarcoma in leg, continue with chemo
  • Elaine Neuhaus - decisions about upcoming hip surgery
  • Patty Norwood’s son, Ryan-serious colon infection-may require surgery
  • Patty Norwood’s sister, Jan-pneumonia and needs by-pass surgery
  • Jeanne Pickerill - severe back pain
  • Al Reid - severe back pain
  • Teresa Price’s grandson, Asher -home recovering from burns-upcoming surgery
  • Jean Riddle’s granddaughter and son-in-law - in the loss of their baby
  • Ro Robbins - granddaughter Ivy - at home now recovering from pneumonia
  • Glenda Taylor’s nephew Colton - fell and rebroke his leg - having surgery
  • Lee & Cindy Weitzel’s son, Nick - needs a kidney transplant
  • Charlie Wooten - not doing well
RECOVERING FROM SURGERY:
  • Pat Clay’s brother, Vic
  • Debbie Crask
  • Becky Dyer
  • Susan Forrester’s son-in-law, Don
  • Lamar Franklin
  • Marie Goddard
  • Greg Lane
  • Robert Mantell
  • Larry Rosenberry
  • Kim Steinke
  • Janice Taylor’s husband, Rob
  • Roy Whitelock
HEALTH ISSUES and CONCERNS:
  • Mike Brandenburg
  • Jennifer de la Montagne’s mom and dad
  • Lloyd Dunham
  • Jesse Eady
  • Jackie Franklin’s daughter-in-law’s family
  • George Houdeshel
  • James Jordan
  • Hugh Lee
  • Aurore Miller
  • Rose Oberlin’s mother, Letha
  • Jerry Price
  • Ron and Pauline Taylor
  • Carole Thompson
  • Carol Warren
  • Sharon Willits
IN NURSING HOMES:
  • Polly Conkle - Blue Ridge Assisted Living
  • Nisia Redgrave - Chatuge
  • Phil Salling - Union County
  • Bob Taylor - Union County
  • Janice Jarrard - Blue Ridge Assisted Living, Room 305
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
April 4th……………$31,904…..………….$ 237,883
April 11th………….$18,061……………….$255,944
Please continue to remember your Church in your legacy trusts & wills - that gift is also greatly appreciated!
STAY CONNECTED
 First United Methodist Church of Union County
938 Highway 515 Blairsville, Georgia 30512
(706) 745 2073
Rev. Don Landen, Pastor
      We are a Stephen Ministry Congregation!

FUMC Words for Wednesday: 04-07-2021

Norm Thompson’s memorial service will be held this Saturday, 10th at 12:30 in the sanctuary. Carole and the family will receive friends before and after the service.
From the Health and Welfare Team:
The COVID vaccine is now available for ANY AND ALL ADULTS.  The link to register is below. Appointments can be made as soon as today! Once at the site, there is a REGISTER HERE button on the top of the page. Despite the questions asked, the vaccine IS available to everyone. Once you arrive at your vaccination site, the process is smooth, quick, and easy.
Confirmation Class 2021
Plans are being made now for our next Confirmation class. Confirmation is an opportunity for young people to confirm for themselves the faith we as the church have sought to raise them in. This year, the class is open to all youth in 6th grade and above. If your daughter or son has not been confirmed and would like to be part of this class, please contact us in the office at 706-745-2073. I look forward to hearing from you.
Grace and Peace, Don
No mid-week programs due to UC spring break.
Walking Track Hours!
Monday-Thursday 8:00am-3:00pm.
Face coverings required on the track!
Join a MAC Fitness Class Today!
BalloFlex: A seated chair fitness program for all ages and fitness levels. Cost is $3.00 per class (free to 75 and over). Mondays and Thursdays at 1:00 pm.
Strength-Stretch-Balance: SSB is a 1 hour class meeting on Mondays and Wednesdays at 9:00am. Cost is $5.00
PIYO: 45 minute “Yoga and Pilates combined”. Meets on Monday’s at 10:30am. Cost is $5.00 per class.
Christ Centered Yoga: Cost is $5.00 per class. Bring your own yoga mat. Meets Tuesdays at 9:00am.
Face coverings required. All classes will meet in room M-0 (lower level of the MAC). Bottom door will be open so parking on the lower level is encouraged.
Line Dancing Thursday’s!
Classes offered…
*LOW BEGINNER… 9:15am-10am
*HIGH BEGINNER… 10am-10:45am
*INTERMEDIATE… 10:45am-11:30am
Classes meet in the MAC gym and are suitable for all ages.
No pre-registration needed. Face coverings will be required!
For more information contact Rita Gallau at  vckids2001@yahoo.com
FUMC “Sunday School”
Below is our current class schedule…
“Study to show thyself approved unto God…”
  • Children PreK - Gr. 5…………….9:30am ……….. FUNdamentals Rm
  • Youth Gr. 6 - 12……………………10:30am………..Youth Room M-0
  • Kardia Class…………………….… 8:30am………… Small Dining Room
  • Searchers Class…………………. 9:45am………….Conference Room
  • Determined Class……………….. 9:45am………….MAC 9
  • Friendship Class…………………..9:45 am…………MAC 3-5
  • Upper Room Class…………….. 10:00am…………MAC M-31
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.
Morning Glory Circle (MGC) invites YOU to join them this Wednesday, April 7th at 10 am in the downstairs youth room.
The Panther Pantry is a “food bank” for school children to have food over weekends and school breaks. They are in need of individual microwaveable food, poptarts, single serving snacks. You may drop off donations in the designated bucket at the entrances.
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.
SPECIFIC:
  • Glenda Adams - fell, fractured a vertebra and suffered a brain bleed
  • Dennis Bradley - undergoing treatments for lung cancer
  • Joyce Byers - fell and is bruised, but nothing broken
  • Pat Clay’s brother-in-law, David - lung cancer-taking chemo and radiation
  • John Conkle - passed away
  • Claudia dePrez - taking aggressive chemo
  • Helen Douylliez’ son Shane -scheduled for surgery to replace hip prosthesis
  • Jack Duggar - recovering at home and doing much better
  • Maggie Guerrier - consideration for kidney transplant
  • Kathy Heyer - recovering from heart procedure to replace pacemaker battery
  • Tom & Dee Heuker’s daughter, Kristen - finished chemotherapy, feeling better
  • Pam Jordan - hospitalized with heart concerns
  • Shirley McGinnis - rehabilitating at Chatuge from broken vertebra
  • Gail McGuire’s son Larry-hit by a car-concussion and broken bones
  • Evie Miller’s aunt, Janie - has angiosarcoma in leg, continue with chemo
  • Elaine Neuhaus - decisions about upcoming hip surgery
  • Patty Norwood’s son, Ryan-serious colon infection-may require surgery
  • Patty Norwood’s sister, Jan-pneumonia and needs by-pass surgery
  • Jeanne Pickerill - severe back pain
  • Al Reid - severe back pain
  • Teresa Price’s grandson, Asher - in car accident, burned over 70% of his body
  • Jean Riddle’s granddaughter and son-in-law - in the loss of their baby
  • Glenda Taylor’s nephew Colton - fell and rebroke his leg - having surgery
  • Lee & Cindy Weitzel’s son, Nick - needs a kidney transplant
RECOVERING FROM SURGERY:
  • Pat Clay’s brother, Vic
  • Debbie Crask
  • Becky Dyer
  • Susan Forrester’s son-in-law, Don
  • Lamar Franklin
  • Marie Goddard
  • Greg Lane
  • Robert Mantell
  • Larry Rosenberry
  • Kim Steinke
  • Janice Taylor’s husband, Rob
  • Roy Whitelock
HEALTH ISSUES and CONCERNS:
  • Mike Brandenburg
  • Jennifer de la Montagne’s mom and dad
  • Lloyd Dunham
  • Jesse Eady
  • Jackie Franklin’s daughter-in-law’s family
  • George Houdeshel
  • James Jordan
  • Hugh Lee
  • Aurore Miller
  • Rose Oberlin’s mother, Letha
  • Jerry Price
  • Ron and Pauline Taylor
  • Carole Thompson
  • John Vogeley
  • Carol Warren
  • Sharon Willits
IN NURSING HOMES:
  • Polly Conkle - Blue Ridge Assisted Living
  • Nisia Redgrave - Chatuge
  • Phil Salling - Union County
  • Bob Taylor - Union County
  • Janice Jarrard - Blue Ridge Assisted Living, Room 305
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
April 4th……………$31,904…..………….$ 237,883
Please continue to remember your Church in your legacy trusts & wills - that gift is also greatly appreciated!
STAY CONNECTED
 First United Methodist Church of Union County
938 Highway 515 Blairsville, Georgia 30512
(706) 745 2073
Rev. Don Landen, Pastor
      We are a Stephen Ministry Congregation!

FUMC Words for Wednesday: 03-31-2021

03-31-2021 FUMC Words for Wednesday
Good morning everyone,
Our Holy Week schedule is below. Please note we have added a Sunrise Service for this Sunday morning on the hill. We will gather at 7 am. This is a BYOC event, so please bring your own chair. A special thanks to Will Stafford for leading us in music and Pastor Mike for sharing a good word with us! Looks like you might want to bring a jacket (or make that coat), too.
Also, don’t miss the word from our Health and Welfare Team regarding vaccines just below. I received my first dose yesterday and the process could not have been any smoother.
Grace and Peace to all.
Don
Maundy Thursday - Noon and 7 pm
Scripture reading and communion
Good Friday - Noon, 3 pm, and 7 pm
Passion Narrative from the book of John, prayer and quiet reflection on the Cross
Easter – 7 am Sunrise Service on the hill
8:45 and 11:00 Services are the same in the sanctuary 9:30 Contemporary Service in the MAC
From the Health and Welfare Team:
The COVID vaccine is now available for ANY AND ALL ADULTS.  The link to register is below. Appointments can be made as soon as today! Once at the site, there is a REGISTER HERE button on the top of the page. Despite the questions asked, the vaccine IS available to everyone. Once you arrive at your vaccination site, the process is smooth, quick, and easy.
Confirmation Class 2021
Plans are being made now for our next Confirmation class. Confirmation is an opportunity for young people to confirm for themselves the faith we as the church have sought to raise them in. This year, the class is open to all youth in 6th grade and above. If your daughter or son has not been confirmed and would like to be part of this class, please contact us in the office at 706-745-2073. I look forward to hearing from you.
Grace and Peace, Don
The children, youth and Adult Bible Study will meet on Wednesday at 6pm.
Walking Track Hours!
Monday-Thursday 8:00am-3:00pm.
Face coverings required on the track!
Join a MAC Fitness Class Today!
BalloFlex: A seated chair fitness program for all ages and fitness levels. Cost is $3.00 per class (free to 75 and over). Mondays and Thursdays at 1:00 pm.
Strength-Stretch-Balance: SSB is a 1 hour class meeting on Mondays and Wednesdays at 9:00am. Cost is $5.00
PIYO: 45 minute “Yoga and Pilates combined”. Meets on Monday’s at 10:30am. Cost is $5.00 per class.
Christ Centered Yoga: Cost is $5.00 per class. Bring your own yoga mat. Meets Tuesdays at 9:00am.
Face coverings required. All classes will meet in room M-0 (lower level of the MAC). Bottom door will be open so parking on the lower level is encouraged.
Line Dancing Thursday’s!
Classes offered…
*LOW BEGINNER… 9:15am-10am
*HIGH BEGINNER… 10am-10:45am
*INTERMEDIATE… 10:45am-11:30am
Classes meet in the MAC gym and are suitable for all ages.
No pre-registration needed. Face coverings will be required!
For more information contact Rita Gallau at  vckids2001@yahoo.com
FUMC “Sunday School”
Below is our current class schedule…
“Study to show thyself approved unto God…”
  • Children PreK - Gr. 5…………….9:30am ……….. FUNdamentals Rm
  • Youth Gr. 6 - 12……………………10:30am………..Youth Room M-0
  • Kardia Class…………………….… 8:30am………… Small Dining Room
  • Searchers Class…………………. 9:45am………….Conference Room
  • Determined Class……………….. 9:45am………….MAC 9
  • Friendship Class…………………..9:45 am…………MAC 3-5
  • Upper Room Class…………….. 10:00am…………MAC M-31
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.
Morning Glory Circle (MGC) invites YOU to join them on Wednesday, April 7th at 10 am in the downstairs youth room.
The ladies gather for fellowship, prayer, praising God, and supporting the church ministries Text or call Sue for more info about the Circle. 706 994 5519.
The county food bank can use SMALL cans of Chef Boyardee such as ravioli, spaghetti and meatballs, lasagna and chili mac. You may drop off the cans in the box at the MAC entrance.
1 - Teresa Davis 2 - Glen Womack 3 - Margaret Frizzell 4 - Kenna Bauman 5 - Wayne Chapman 7 - Joan Chiras 8 - Lola Hunter, Art McCann 10 - Tammy Tucker, Linda Womack 11 - Tom Heuker, Steven Seiler, Teresa Turner 12 - Rebecca Gibson 13 - Carleen Ward 14 - Ken Flood, Fritz Simonsen 15 - Jim Wiley 17 - Carl Anderson, Ria Ledbetter 18 - Bill Kolb, Nancy Woods 19 - Chris Collins 20 - Michael Sulser, Glenda Taylor 21 - Marjorie Bowron, Kim Kuykendall, Miriam Roper 22 - Barbara Salvette, Carol Mercer 23 - Camryn (Carter) Thomas, Lee Sundsted 24 - Greg Lane 25 - Alex Box, Kyle Freed, Rod McClarnon 26 - Mason Schuknecht 29 - Elizabeth Belcher, Jack Smith, Evelyn Ueltzen, Doris Wilder 30 - Donna Fredericks, Gary Law
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.
SPECIFIC:
  • Glenda Adams - fell, fractured a vertebra and suffered a brain bleed
  • Joyce Byers - fell and is bruised, but nothing broken
  • Pat Clay’s brother-in-law, David - lung cancer-taking chemo and radiation
  • John Conkle - passed away
  • Claudia dePrez - taking aggressive chemo
  • Helen Douylliez’ son Shane -scheduled for surgery to replace hip prosthesis
  • Jack Duggar - recovering at home and doing much better
  • Maggie Guerrier - consideration for kidney transplant
  • Kathy Heyer - recovering from heart procedure to replace pacemaker battery
  • Tom & Dee Heuker’s daughter, Kristen - finished chemotherapy, feeling better
  • Judy McCorkle - passed away
  • Shirley McGinnis - rehabilitating at Chatuge from broken vertebra
  • Gail McGuire’s son Larry-hit by a car-concussion and broken bones
  • Evie Miller’s aunt, Janie - has angiosarcoma in leg, continue with chemo
  • Patty Norwood’s son, Ryan-serious colon infection-may require surgery
  • Patty Norwood’s sister, Jan-pneumonia and needs by-pass surgery
  • Jeanne Pickerill - severe back pain
  • Teresa Price’s grandson, Asher - in car accident, burned over 70% of his body
  • Jean Riddle’s granddaughter and son-in-law - in the loss of their baby
  • Glenda Taylor’s nephew Colton - fell and rebroke his leg - having surgery
  • Lee & Cindy Weitzel’s son, Nick - needs a kidney transplant
  • Roy Whitelock - recovering from knee surgery
RECOVERING FROM SURGERY:
  • Pat Clay’s brother, Vic
  • Debbie Crask
  • Becky Dyer
  • Susan Forrester’s son-in-law, Don
  • Lamar Franklin
  • Marie Goddard
  • Greg Lane
  • Robert Mantell
  • Larry Rosenberry
  • Kim Steinke
  • Janice Taylor’s husband, Rob
HEALTH ISSUES and CONCERNS:
  • Mike Brandenburg
  • Jennifer de la Montagne’s mom and dad
  • Lloyd Dunham
  • Jesse Eady
  • Jackie Franklin’s daughter-in-law’s family
  • George Houdeshel
  • James Jordan
  • Hugh Lee
  • Aurore Miller
  • Rose Oberlin’s mother, Letha
  • Jerry Price
  • Ron and Pauline Taylor
  • Carole Thompson
  • John Vogeley
  • Carol Warren
  • Sharon Willits
IN NURSING HOMES:
  • Polly Conkle - Blue Ridge Assisted Living
  • Nisia Redgrave - Chatuge
  • Phil Salling - Union County
  • Bob Taylor - Union County
  • Janice Jarrard - Blue Ridge Assisted Living, Room 305
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
March 7th………..$ 24,259………………$169,808
March 14th………$ 12,366………………$182,174
March 21st………$ 10,082………………$ 192,256
March 28th………$ 13,723………………$ 205,979
Please continue to remember your Church in your legacy trusts & wills - that gift is also greatly appreciated!
STAY CONNECTED
 First United Methodist Church of Union County
938 Highway 515 Blairsville, Georgia 30512
(706) 745 2073
Rev. Don Landen, Pastor
      We are a Stephen Ministry Congregation!

FUMC Words for Wednesday: 03-24-2021

Good morning church,
Here’s the plan for worship over the next two weeks.
Join us for worship online or in person at any of our three services this Sunday as we recount the Passion of our Lord. The form of the service will include readings from Mark 15 with musical responses to the scripture.
Our Holy Week services this year will be simple. On Maundy Thursday, April 1, I will be leading in prayer and scripture and serving communion. There will be two services at 12 noon and at 7 pm in the sanctuary.
On Good Friday, April 2, we will have three identical services. The services will include a reading of the Passion narrative from John as well as prayer and quiet reflection. There will be three services at 12 noon, 3 pm, and 7 pm in the sanctuary.
We will have all three of our regularly scheduled worship services on Easter Sunday – 9:30 am at the Well for contemporary worship and 8:45 am and 11 am in the sanctuary for traditional worship.  Please note the traditional services will be the same and have the same special music, so if you usually go to 11 but would be willing to attend 8:45 on Easter Sunday this would free up more room (prepare the way) for others who may visit at 11 am.
Grace and Peace.
Don
Confirmation Class 2021
Plans are being made now for our next Confirmation class. Confirmation is an opportunity for young people to confirm for themselves the faith we as the church have sought to raise them in. This year, the class is open to all youth in 6th grade and above. If your daughter or son has not been confirmed and would like to be part of this class, please contact us in the office at 706-745-2073. I look forward to hearing from you.
Grace and Peace, Don
The children, youth and Adult Bible Study will meet on Wednesday at 6pm.
Walking Track Hours!
Monday-Thursday 8:00am-3:00pm.
Face coverings required on the track!
Join a MAC Fitness Class Today!
BalloFlex: A seated chair fitness program for all ages and fitness levels. Cost is $3.00 per class (free to 75 and over). Mondays and Thursdays at 1:00 pm.
Strength-Stretch-Balance: SSB is a 1 hour class meeting on Mondays and Wednesdays at 9:00am. Cost is $5.00
PIYO: 45 minute “Yoga and Pilates combined”. Meets on Monday’s at 10:30am. Cost is $5.00 per class.
Christ Centered Yoga: Cost is $5.00 per class. Bring your own yoga mat. Meets Tuesdays at 9:00am.
Face coverings required. All classes will meet in room M-0 (lower level of the MAC). Bottom door will be open so parking on the lower level is encouraged.
Line Dancing Thursday’s!
Classes offered…
*LOW BEGINNER… 9:15am-10am
*HIGH BEGINNER… 10am-10:45am
*INTERMEDIATE… 10:45am-11:30am
Classes meet in the MAC gym and are suitable for all ages.
No pre-registration needed. Face coverings will be required!
For more information contact Rita Gallau at  vckids2001@yahoo.com
FUMC “Sunday School”
Below is our current class schedule…
“Study to show thyself approved unto God…”
  • Children PreK - Gr. 5…………….9:30am ……….. FUNdamentals Rm
  • Youth Gr. 6 - 12……………………10:30am………..Youth Room M-0
  • Kardia Class…………………….… 8:30am………… Small Dining Room
  • Searchers Class…………………. 9:45am………….Conference Room
  • Determined Class……………….. 9:45am………….MAC 9
  • Friendship Class…………………..9:45 am…………MAC 3-5
  • Upper Room Class…………….. 10:00am…………MAC M-31
Spring Event
An experience for women of all ages
April 24, 2021 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
First Baptist Church, Blairsville
Featured Speaker JESUS & WOMEN IN THE FIRST CENTURY AND NOW Kristi McLelland. Kristi, is the author of Jesus and Women, as well as a speaker, teacher, and professor at Williamson College. This will provide an opportunity for women of all ages to experience spiritual inspiration, fellowship, and growth. Registration Cost: $ 25 and includes lunch and snacks and other GOODIES! Register Here: https://notla-women-north-georgia-womens-spring-fling.ticketleap.com/
The Circle of Love assembled another 25 flood buckets this past Thursday evening to go to UMCOR. The flood buckets go to victims of natural disasters to assist them in clean up of their homes.
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.
Morning Glory Circle (MGC) invites YOU to join them on the first Wednesday of each month. 10 am
in the downstairs youth room.
The ladies gather for fellowship, prayer, praising God, and supporting the church ministries.
The MGC actively supports many ministries including Night to Shine, Relay for Life, Backpack to School, Union County Food Bank and Shop with a Cop. Text or call Sue for more info about the Circle. 706 994 5519.
The county food bank can use SMALL cans of Chef Boyardee such as ravioli, spaghetti and meatballs, lasagna and chili mac. You may drop off the cans in the box at the MAC entrance.
1 - Teresa Davis 2 - Glen Womack 3 - Margaret Frizzell 4 - Kenna Bauman 5 - Wayne Chapman 7 - Joan Chiras 8 - Lola Hunter, Art McCann 10 - Tammy Tucker, Linda Womack 11 - Tom Heuker, Steven Seiler, Teresa Turner 12 - Rebecca Gibson 13 - Carleen Ward 14 - Ken Flood, Fritz Simonsen 15 - Jim Wiley 17 - Carl Anderson, Ria Ledbetter 18 - Bill Kolb, Nancy Woods 19 - Chris Collins 20 - Michael Sulser, Glenda Taylor 21 - Marjorie Bowron, Kim Kuykendall, Miriam Roper 22 - Barbara Salvette, Carol Mercer 23 - Camryn (Carter) Thomas, Lee Sundsted 24 - Greg Lane 25 - Alex Box, Kyle Freed, Rod McClarnon 26 - Mason Schuknecht 29 - Elizabeth Belcher, Jack Smith, Evelyn Ueltzen, Doris Wilder 30 - Donna Fredericks, Gary Law
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.
SPECIFIC:
  • Glenda Adams - fell, fractured a vertebra and suffered a brain bleed
  • Pat Clay’s brother-in-law, David - lung cancer-taking chemo and radiation
  • Claudia dePrez - taking aggressive chemo
  • Helen Douylliez’ son Shane -scheduled for surgery to replace hip prosthesis
  • Jack Duggar - due to go home this Wednesday
  • Maggie Guerrier - consideration for kidney transplant
  • Kathy Heyer - heart procedure rescheduled for 30th of this month to replace pacemaker battery
  • Tom & Dee Heuker’s daughter, Kristen - finished chemotherapy, feeling better
  • Judy McCorkle - passed away
  • Shirley McGinnis - rehabilitating at Chatuge from broken vertebra
  • Gail McGuire’s son Larry-hit by a car-concussion and broken bones
  • Evie Miller’s aunt, Janie - has angiosarcoma in leg, continue with chemo
  • Jeannie Pickerill - severe back pain
  • Teresa Price’s grandson, Asher - in car accident, burned over 70% of his body
  • Al Reid - pneumonia, recovering at home
  • Jean Riddle’s granddaughter and son-in-law - in the loss of their baby
  • Glenda Taylor’s nephew Colton - fell and rebroke his leg - having surgery
  • Lee & Cindy Weitzel’s son, Nick - needs a kidney transplant
  • Roy Whitelock - knee surgery postponed till 30th
RECOVERING FROM SURGERY:
  • Pat Clay’s brother, Vic
  • Debbie Crask
  • Becky Dyer
  • Susan Forrester’s son-in-law, Don
  • Lamar Franklin
  • Marie Goddard
  • Greg Lane
  • Robert Mantell
  • Larry Rosenberry
  • Kim Steinke
  • Janice Taylor’s husband, Rob
HEALTH ISSUES and CONCERNS:
  • Mike Brandenburg
  • Jennifer de la Montagne’s mom and dad
  • Lloyd Dunham
  • Jesse Eady
  • Jackie Franklin’s daughter-in-law’s family
  • George Houdeshel
  • James Jordan
  • Hugh Lee
  • Aurore Miller
  • Rose Oberlin’s mother, Letha
  • Jerry Price
  • AG Sherman
  • Ron and Pauline Taylor
  • Carole Thompson
  • John Vogeley
  • Carol Warren
  • Sharon Willits
IN NURSING HOMES:
  • Nisia Redgrave - Chatuge
  • Phil Salling - Union County
  • Bob Taylor - Union County
  • Janice Jarrard - Blue Ridge Assisted Living, Room 305
  • John Conkle - Union County
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
March 7th………..$ 24,259………………$169,808
March 14th………$ 12,366………………$182,174
March 21st………$ 10,082………………$192,256
Please continue to remember your Church in your legacy trusts & wills - that gift is also greatly appreciated!
STAY CONNECTED
 First United Methodist Church of Union County
938 Highway 515 Blairsville, Georgia 30512
(706) 745 2073
Rev. Don Landen, Pastor
      We are a Stephen Ministry Congregation!

FUMC Words for Wednesday: 03-17-2021

Palm Sunday AND Passion Sunday
Good afternoon church! I hope you are all well.
Our local custom has been to have a “music Sunday” two weeks prior to Easter Sunday. That would be this coming Sunday, March 21. With current constraints, it works better for our musicians at all services to push this day into May. We will let you know what Sunday that will be as soon as we know. Also, it is the tradition in the Church to have Palm/Passion Sunday when we acknowledge both Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem and his death on the cross on the Sunday immediately prior to Easter Sunday.
With the change in our local schedule, we will observe Palm Sunday and Passion Sunday on two successive Sundays at First UMC this year. This Sunday, March 21, will be Palm Sunday complete with the children’s palm procession. Sunday, March 28, will be Passion Sunday where we will hear and remember again Jesus’ suffering and death. I hope you will be able to join us online or in-person for these times of worship leading us to and preparing us for our Lord’s resurrection.
Grace and Peace.
Don
Confirmation Class 2021
Plans are being made now for our next Confirmation class. Confirmation is an opportunity for young people to confirm for themselves the faith we as the church have sought to raise them in. This year, the class is open to all youth in 6th grade and above. If your daughter or son has not been confirmed and would like to be part of this class, please contact us in the office at 706-745-2073. I look forward to hearing from you.
Grace and Peace, Don
The children, youth and Adult Bible Study will meet on Wednesday at 6pm.
Walking Track Hours!
Monday-Thursday 8:00am-3:00pm.
Face coverings required on the track!
Join a MAC Fitness Class Today!
BalloFlex: A seated chair fitness program for all ages and fitness levels. Cost is $3.00 per class (free to 75 and over). Mondays and Thursdays at 1:00 pm.
Strength-Stretch-Balance: SSB is a 1 hour class meeting on Mondays and Wednesdays at 9:00am. Cost is $5.00
PIYO: 45 minute “Yoga and Pilates combined”. Meets on Monday’s at 10:30am. Cost is $5.00 per class.
Christ Centered Yoga: Cost is $5.00 per class. Bring your own yoga mat. Meets Tuesdays at 9:00am.
Face coverings required. All classes will meet in room M-0 (lower level of the MAC). Bottom door will be open so parking on the lower level is encouraged.
Line Dancing Thursday’s!
Classes offered…
*LOW BEGINNER… 9:15am-10am
*HIGH BEGINNER… 10am-10:45am
*INTERMEDIATE… 10:45am-11:30am
Classes meet in the MAC gym and are suitable for all ages.
No pre-registration needed. Face coverings will be required!
For more information contact Rita Gallau at  vckids2001@yahoo.com
FUMC “Sunday School”
Below is our current class schedule…
“Study to show thyself approved unto God…”
  • Children PreK - Gr. 5…………….9:30am ……….. FUNdamentals Rm
  • Youth Gr. 6 - 12……………………10:30am………..Youth Room M-0
  • Kardia Class…………………….… 8:30am………… Small Dining Room
  • Searchers Class…………………. 9:45am………….Conference Room
  • Determined Class……………….. 9:45am………….MAC 9
  • Friendship Class…………………..9:45 am…………MAC 3-5
  • Upper Room Class…………….. 10:00am…………MAC M-31
Spring Event
An experience for women of all ages
April 24, 2021 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
First Baptist Church, Blairsville
Featured Speaker JESUS & WOMEN IN THE FIRST CENTURY AND NOW Kristi McLelland. Kristi, is the author of Jesus and Women, as well as a speaker, teacher, and professor at Williamson College. This will provide an opportunity for women of all ages to experience spiritual inspiration, fellowship, and growth. Registration Cost: $ 25 and includes lunch and snacks and other GOODIES! Register Here: https://notla-women-north-georgia-womens-spring-fling.ticketleap.com/
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.
Morning Glory Circle (MGC) invites YOU to join them on the first Wednesday of each month. 10 am
in the downstairs youth room.
The ladies gather for fellowship, prayer, praising God, and supporting the church ministries.
The MGC actively supports many ministries including Night to Shine, Relay for Life, Backpack to School, Union County Food Bank and Shop with a Cop. Text or call Sue for more info about the Circle. 706 994 5519.
The county food bank can use SMALL cans of Chef Boyardee such as ravioli, spaghetti and meatballs, lasagna and chili mac. You may drop off the cans in the box at the MAC entrance.
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.
SPECIFIC:
  • Glenda Adams - fell, fractured a vertebra and suffered a brain bleed
  • Margie Bowron - pneumonia- recovering at home
  • Pat Clay’s brother-in-law, David - lung cancer-taking chemo and radiation
  • Claudia dePrez - taking aggressive chemo
  • Helen Douylliez’ son Shane -scheduled for surgery to replace hip prosthesis
  • Jack Duggar - moved to Chatuge Rehab-room 327
  • Lee & Lloyd Dunham’s son-in-law Jarrett- car accident, knee surgery soon
  • Maggie Guerrier - consideration for kidney transplant
  • Kathy Heyer - heart procedure on 19th to replace pacemaker battery
  • Tom & Dee Heuker’s daughter, Kristen - finished chemotherapy, feeling better
  • Linda McAfee- passing of her mom Carol Rabun
  • Judy McCorkle - taking chemotherapy for liver cancer
  • Shirley McGinnis - rehabilitating at Chatuge from broken vertebra
  • Gail McGuire’s son Larry-hit by a car-concussion and broken bones
  • Evie Miller’s aunt, Janie - has angiosarcoma in leg, continue with chemo
  • Paula Myers - broken left wrist
  • Jeannie Pickerill - severe back pain
  • Teresa Price’s grandson, Asher - in car accident, burned over 70% of his body
  • Al Reid - pneumonia, recovering at home
  • Jean Riddle’s granddaughter and son-in-law - in the loss of their baby
  • Lee & Cindy Weitzel’s son, Nick - needs kidney transplant
  • Roy Whitelock - upcoming knee replacement on March 18th
RECOVERING FROM SURGERY:
  • Tonia Albright
  • Pat Clay’s brother, Vic
  • Debbie Crask
  • Becky Dyer
  • Susan Forrester’s son-in-law, Don
  • Lamar Franklin
  • Marie Goddard
  • Greg Lane
  • Robert Mantell
  • Larry Rosenberry
  • Kim Steinke
  • Janice Taylor’s husband, Rob
HEALTH ISSUES and CONCERNS:
  • Mike Brandenburg
  • Jennifer de la Montagne’s mom and dad
  • Lloyd Dunham
  • Jesse Eady
  • Jackie Franklin’s daughter-in-law’s family
  • George Houdeshel
  • James Jordan
  • Hugh Lee
  • Loretta McIntosh
  • Aurore Miller
  • Rose Oberlin’s mother, Letha
  • Jerry Price
  • AG Sherman
  • Ron and Pauline Taylor
  • Carole Thompson
  • John Vogeley
  • Carol Warren
  • Sharon Willits
IN NURSING HOMES:
  • Nisia Redgrave - Chatuge
  • Phil Salling - Union County
  • Bob Taylor - Union County
  • Janice Jarrard - Blue Ridge Assisted Living, Room 305
  • John Conkle - Union County
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
March 7th………..$ 24,259………………$169,808
March 14th………$ 12,366………………$182,174
Please continue to remember your Church in your legacy trusts & wills - that gift is also greatly appreciated!
STAY CONNECTED
 First United Methodist Church of Union County
938 Highway 515 Blairsville, Georgia 30512
(706) 745 2073
Rev. Don Landen, Pastor
      We are a Stephen Ministry Congregation!

FUMC Words for Wednesday: 03-10-2021

“Yesterday and Tomorrow”
There is no denying that to one degree or another, the past 12 months have been difficult for all of us. I don’t need to list the events that have led us to such sorrow, disappointment, frustration, and fear. While the problems of 2020 have been seen worldwide, the effects for some of us have been deeply personal. I have lost two close friends to Covid-19, both who were serving in the ministry. I know many of you in our church family have experienced the sickness or loss of family and friends.
Thankfully, God’s Word not only prepares us to expect trials in this life but it also assures us that He is accomplishing His good purposes through them. The Scripture teaches us God brings trials to test the strength of our faith, to wean us off earthly things, to enable us to help others in their suffering, to produce in us endurance and strength, and to remind us that our future hope is not in this world. Trials cause us to look upward and to long for heaven in a way we otherwise would not.
One of my favorite old hymns is “I Know Who Holds Tomorrow”. It was written by Ira Stanfill. Stanfill was born in 1914. He came to know the Lord at age 12 and was called into the ministry soon after college. In 1939 he married Zelma Lawson, a minister’s daughter who was a gifted musician herself. For years they traveled and ministered together in Crusades across the country. But Zelma eventually became disillusioned with ministry and left Ira. Zelma remarried and soon after was killed in a car accident. Ira was devastated. He had tried to reconcile with her. He remained true to his vows and was willing to forgive her right up until her death. During those years of separation, divorce and Zelma’s death, Ira sunk into a deep depression. “I Know Who Holds Tomorrow” was written during this time in his life. It goes like this…
I don’t know about tomorrow; I just live from day to day.
I don’t borrow from its sunshine, For its skies may turn to grey.
I don’t worry o’er the future, For I know what Jesus said.
And today I’ll walk beside Him, For He knows what lies ahead.
Every step is getting brighter, As the golden stairs I climb;
Every burden’s getting lighter, Every cloud is silver-lined.
There the sun is always shining, There no tear will dim the eye;
At the ending of the rainbow, Where the mountains touch the sky.
Chorus
Many things about tomorrow I don’t seem to understand,
But I know who holds tomorrow And I know who holds my hand.
I heard a preacher say recently “One of the unhealthy effects of living in a prolonged era of relative comfort, convenience, and acceptance is that it curbs our appetite for heaven.”
Let the difficulty of 2020 remind you to now more than ever, “Set your affections on things above, not on things on the earth” (Colossians 2). Look upward and be encouraged. We know who holds our tomorrows!
Press On!  Stan
Confirmation Class 2021
Plans are being made now for our next Confirmation class. Confirmation is an opportunity for young people to confirm for themselves the faith we as the church have sought to raise them in. This year, the class is open to all youth in 6th grade and above. If your daughter or son has not been confirmed and would like to be part of this class, please contact us in the office at 706-745-2073. I look forward to hearing from you.
Grace and Peace, Don
The children and youth will meet on Wednesday at 6pm. There will be no Adult Bible Study this week.
Walking Track Hours!
Monday-Thursday 8:00am-3:00pm.
Face coverings required on the track!
Join a MAC Fitness Class Today!
BalloFlex: A seated chair fitness program for all ages and fitness levels. Cost is $3.00 per class (free to 75 and over). Mondays and Thursdays at 1:00 pm.
Strength-Stretch-Balance: SSB is a 1 hour class meeting on Mondays and Wednesdays at 9:00am. Cost is $5.00
PIYO: 45 minute “Yoga and Pilates combined”. Meets on Monday’s at 10:30am. Cost is $5.00 per class.
Christ Centered Yoga: Cost is $5.00 per class. Bring your own yoga mat. Meets Tuesdays at 9:00am.
Face coverings required. All classes will meet in room M-0 (lower level of the MAC). Bottom door will be open so parking on the lower level is encouraged.
Line Dancing Thursday’s!
Classes offered…
*LOW BEGINNER… 9:15am-10am
*HIGH BEGINNER… 10am-10:45am
*INTERMEDIATE… 10:45am-11:30am
Classes meet in the MAC gym and are suitable for all ages.
No pre-registration needed. Face coverings will be required!
For more information contact Rita Gallau at  vckids2001@yahoo.com
FUMC “Sunday School”
Below is our current class schedule…
“Study to show thyself approved unto God…”
  • Children PreK - Gr. 5…………….9:30am ……….. FUNdamentals Rm
  • Youth Gr. 6 - 12……………………10:30am………..Youth Room M-0
  • Kardia Class…………………….… 8:30am………… Small Dining Room
  • Searchers Class…………………. 9:45am………….Conference Room
  • Determined Class……………….. 9:45am………….MAC 9
  • Friendship Class…………………..9:45 am…………MAC 3-5
  • Upper Room Class…………….. 10:00am…………MAC M-31
Legacy Link Area Agency on Aging has been given a grant project to determine the effects of dementia on the aged and on their family members. To do this they are holding a one-time virtual meeting( week of March 15th or 22nd) with people suffering from dementia or family members dealing with a relative who has it. If you are interested in participating in this group meeting, please call Evelyn in the church office.
Daffodils purchased for Relay for Life will be available for pickup outside the MAC on Monday, March 15th at 5:30. If you are unable to pick them up, please call Glenda Taylor at 706-781-7528 for other arrangements.
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.
Morning Glory Circle (MGC) invites YOU to join them on the first Wednesday of each month. 10 am
in the downstairs youth room.
The ladies gather for fellowship, prayer, praising God, and supporting the church ministries.
The MGC actively supports many ministries including UMCOR, Orphanage Emmanuel, Girl Scouts, and the Fall Coat Drive. Text or call Sue for more info about the Circle. 706 994 5519.
Dear Congregation, Words fail to express my deep appreciation for all the calls, food, flowers, and prayers since Norm’s passing. I am overwhelmed and am ever so grateful to belong a such a caring church family. May God bless you all! ~ Carole Thompson
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.
SPECIFIC:
  • Glenda Adams - fell, fractured a vertebra and suffered a brain bleed
  • Bud Akins - got a good dr report, only preventative treatments monthly
  • Margie Bowron - pneumonia- recovering at home
  • Pat Clay’s brother-in-law, David - lung cancer-taking chemo and radiation
  • Claudia dePrez - taking aggressive chemo
  • Helen Douylliez’ son Shane -scheduled for surgery to replace hip prosthesis
  • Jack Duggar - moved to Chatuge Rehab-room 327
  • Lee & Lloyd Dunham’s son-in-law Jarrett- car accident, knee surgery soon
  • Maggie Guerrier - consideration for kidney transplant
  • Kathy Heyer - concerns about healing from heart surgery
  • Tom & Dee Heuker’s daughter, Kristen - finished chemotherapy, feeling better
  • Linda McAfee- passing of her mom Carol Rabun
  • Judy McCorkle - taking chemotherapy for liver cancer
  • Shirley McGinnis - rehabilitating from broken vertebra at Chatuge
  • Gail McGuire’s son Larry-hit by a car-concussion and broken bones
  • Evie Miller’s aunt, Janie - has angiosarcoma in leg, continue with chemo
  • Paula Myers - broken left wrist
  • Carla Persaud - passed away
  • Jeannie Pickerill - severe back pain
  • Teresa Price’s grandson, Asher - in car accident, burned over 70% of his body
  • Al Reid - pneumonia, recovering at home
  • Jean Riddle’s pregnant granddaughter - baby has heart problems
  • Billie Roach - recovering from infection
  • Carole Thompson’s husband Norm passed away
  • Lee & Cindy Weitzel’s son, Nick - needs kidney transplant
  • Roy Whitelock - upcoming knee replacement on March 18th
RECOVERING FROM SURGERY:
  • Tonia Albright
  • Pat Clay’s brother, Vic
  • Debbie Crask
  • Becky Dyer
  • Susan Forrester’s son-in-law, Don
  • Lamar Franklin
  • Marie Goddard
  • Greg Lane
  • Robert Mantell
  • Larry Rosenberry
  • Kim Steinke
  • Janice Taylor’s husband, Rob
HEALTH ISSUES and CONCERNS:
  • Mike Brandenburg
  • Jennifer de la Montagne’s mom and dad
  • Lloyd Dunham
  • Jesse Eady
  • Jackie Franklin’s daughter-in-law’s family
  • George Houdeshel
  • James Jordan
  • Hugh Lee
  • Loretta McIntosh
  • Aurore Miller
  • Rose Oberlin’s mother, Letha
  • Jerry Price
  • AG Sherman
  • Ron and Pauline Taylor
  • Carole Thompson
  • John Vogeley
  • Carol Warren
  • Sharon Willits
IN NURSING HOMES:
  • Nisia Redgrave - Chatuge
  • Phil Salling - Union County
  • Bob Taylor - Chatuge
  • Janice Jarrard - Blue Ridge Assisted Living, Room 305
  • John Conkle - Union County
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
March 7th………..$ 24,259………………$169,808
Please continue to remember your Church in your legacy trusts & wills - that gift is also greatly appreciated!

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