Tuesday Tickle January 28, 2020

Congrats and Thanks !
Congratulations to our very own Emily Stafford, Director of Children’s Ministries. Emily was selected as a Gainesville District Representative to Annual Conference for North Georgia this year. Way to go, Emily! We’re glad you’re here…and that you’ll be there!
A big thanks to Wayne Jones for refurbishing and updating the cross, flame, and sign at the main entrance to the church campus. It looks great and, as I and many others have noted, really pops!
Many thanks from the church staff to Ro and the Robinettes for providing the staff and their families lunch this past Sunday. It was wonderful! Thanks so much. Creme brûlée, y’all. Creme brûlée.
Don’t forget Wednesday night activities. The meal starts at 5, but join us when you can. Activities for children, youth, and adults begin at 6 pm. For the pastor’s Bible study, bring a Bible, whether it is paper or pixels. If you don’t have one, we’ll have one for you.
Also, I’ll have Beyond the Office Hours this Thursday from 3-4:30 at Cabin Coffee on the square. This is a drop-in, casual affair offering a chance for us to visit.
See you soon,
Don
Youth “Soup-er Bowl of Caring”
This Sunday February 2nd!
Our Youth will be collecting cans of soup at all three services! Bring a can of soup and help our youth “Tackle Hunger”!
Also, congratulations to FirstYouth member Cristian Martinez took first place at 182 at the Amicalola Classic Wrestling Tournament on 28 December 2019.
2019 Contribution statements are provided to you upon request. Please sign the notepad on the narthex desk if you would like to receive a statement. One will be mailed to you.
“Night to Shine”
* Night to Shine Decorating times and job assignments will be emailed by this weekend.
*Bingo gift donations will be collected
            Sunday Feb. 2 at a table in the Narthex
           Or Mon. Feb 3 – put gift card in a designated box in Evelyn’s office and gifts in the work room (where the copy machine is located)
*Brownies and Cookies can be delivered Thursday Feb. 6 to the Fellowship Hall
NEEDED: still in need of artificial greenery and flowers. Check your attics and basements, and please leave your donations in the Youth Ministry Office across from the Main Office. Thanks
Wednesday…
“FirstFAMILY” Nights!
5:00pm Fellowship Supper
6:00pm Age-Group Activities
  • “FirstKIDS” FUNdamentals (grades 1-5) Meets in the “FUNdamentals room (lower level of the Children’s wing). Led by Emily Stafford, Director of Children’s Ministries.
  • “FirstYOUTH” (grades 6-12) Bible Study and Mission Activities. Meets in room M-0 (lower level of the MAC). Led by Jennifer DLM, Director of Youth Ministries.
“Adult Studies”
  • Pastor Don’s Adult Bible Study… Meets back in room M - 3/5 !
  •  “FirstMOMS” Fellowship Meets in the Church Conference Room. Moms are invited to join an informal time of “table talk” sharing and fellowship while their children attend our Wednesday “FUNdamentals” program. Group is facilitated by Katie Mashburn.
“FirstFAMILY” Night Supper
Wednesday, January 29th
Adult Menu – “Soup-er bowl Dinner”
“Punt” the Potato” and “Touchdown Taco” soups, sideline salad bar, team spirit cookies.
Children’s Menu –
Hamburger Soup, Grilled Cheese, Fruit
Weekday Bible Studies!
Men’s Bible Study meets on Tuesday’s at 10:00am in room M-7 (lower level of the MAC).
Ladies Bible Study meets on Wednesday’s at 10:00am in room M-1 (lower level of the MAC). For info Contact Alice Janessa, Paula Myers or Doris Eshelman.
MISSING! Our church is missing a portable CD player from the MAC storage room. If you have taken it, please return it. It belongs on the glass case in the storage room by the Pickleball nets.
The Prayer Quilt Ministry is accepting requests for prayer quilts. Contact Paula Myers 706 745 5760 for further information or pick up a flyer off of the narthex desk. Completed quilts are placed in the Bray Chapel to receive your prayers and knots. Please stop by throughout the week.
Church Cookbooks still available. We still have a very limited number of cookbooks. Call Stan at the church office before they are gone.
Calling All Young At Heart!
It’s Our “Super Bowl Bunco Fellowship”
  • - This Friday, January 31st –
6:00pm  In the Fellowship Hall
Everyone should bring an appetizer or a dessert. $2.00 per person donation. Wear the colors of your favorite team! Join Us and Bring a Friend!
At the MAC!
Walking Track & Weight Room Hours
Monday-Thursday 8am-5pm / Friday 8am-1pm
  • “BalloFlex”: A seated chair fitness program for all ages and fitness levels. Class is led by Certified BalloFlex instructor Cynthia Lyles and meets Mondays at 1:00pm in room M-0 (1st floor). Cost is $3.00 per class (free to 75 and over).
  • “Fast-Effective-Fitness”. “FEF” meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30pm - 6:30pm in the lower level of the MAC. Led by Rev. Mike Welch. Cost is $4.00 per class.
  • “Strength-Stretch-Balance”: SSB is a 1 hour class meets on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 9:15am in room M-32. Class is led by Lisa Toups. Cost is $5.00 per class.
  • “PIYO”: 45 minute “Yoga and Pilates combined”. Meets on Monday’s at 10:00am in room M-0 (first floor of the MAC) Cost is $5.00 per class.
  • Christ Centered Yoga: This 1 hour class is led by Pat Tomzyck. Cost is $5.00 per class. Bring your own yoga mat. Meets Tuesdays at 9:00am in Room M-0.
  • “Tai Chi”: Tuesdays at 1:30pm downstairs in room M-0 of the MAC. Class is led by Dr. Dennis Tidwell. Cost is $10.00 per class.
  • Pickleball! Pickleball is a paddle sport created for all ages and skill levels. There is free play in the MAC on Mondays & Tuesdays from 1:00pm - 4:30pm …everyone is welcome. There are plenty of experienced players there to get you started.
The next Orphanage Emmanuel mission trip is schedule for May 16-23, 2020. For information please contact Joe Tatman via email: 2jtatman@gmail.com
Mark Your Calendars!
FEB 26 “Ash Wednesday” Service
MAR 26 OASIS Spring Session Begins
MAR 29 Chancel Choir “Easter Cantata”
APR 9 “Living Last Supper” Presentation
APR 12 “Easter Sunday”
MAY 13 “Church Picnic”
MAY 15 CEC Graduation
MAY 16-23 Orphanage Emmanuel Mission Trip
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 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:
  • Adams Family on the passing of their daughter
  • Marilyn Barnes - recovering at home
  • Clint Blackman - test to locate cancer
  • Mike Brandenburg - broken arm
  • Eva Breedlove – fighting shingles
  • 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
  • Lloyd Dunham- surgery went well
  • Jesse Eady - kidney issues
  • Kristen Engler - healing
  • Bob Eshelman’s brother died
  • Dee Freed’s father (Kenneth Newman) - continued treatments for colon cancer
  • Maggie Guerrier - beginning process for consideration for Kidney transplant
  • Roy Hamby - surgery went well
  • LuAnn Head - MS active again
  • Jeff Henderson - flu and lung issue
  • Vic Henderson - health issues
  • Kathy Heyer - heart issues
  • Camille Higginbotham - on Hospice care
  • Sue Hill - having surgery
  • George Houdeshel - general health
  • Miki Johnson (Laura Wilcher’s mom) - recent surgery
  • Greg Lane -at home
  • Spencer Lewis -recovering from total knee replacement
  • Rod McClarnon - upcoming test and results
  • Linda McClarnon - home recovering from shoulder surgery
  • Judy McCorkle - liver failing
  • David Miller family - loss
  • Tom Morningstar - heart stent put in, home recovering
  • Don Murphy - another heart spell
  • Elaine Neuhaus - complete shoulder surgery
  • Ray Norwood - health issues
  • Helen Owenby - general health
  • Nisia Redgrave - Chatuge Rehab (Green 27)
  • Delores Richards - on hospice care
  • Margie Richards - health issues
  • Kerry Rittenhouse - Mother on chemo
  • Jerry Roberson- sister died last week
  • Pat & Erica Ryan’s baby born at 28 weeks
  • Rhonda Schlienger - recovering from kidney transplant
  • Bob Taylor - surgical procedure to relieve pain in neck
  • 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 - back issues
  • Carlyn Turner (one of John Mark/Jennifer Turner’s triplets) - emergency surgery at Egleston-is doing fair
  • Evelyn Ueltzen’s sister-in-law (Heidi) - in holding pattern to have surgery next month
  • John Vogeley- fighitng MRSA and blood coagulation problems
  • Walter- protection while in jail
  • Carol Warren – chronic back issues
  • Fred Whitley - oral surgery today (Tuesday)
  • Doris Wilder- son Keith recovering from brain surgery
  • Sharon Willits - general health
  • Glen Womack - pain relief from neuropathy
A Note from Your Finance Team
THANK YOU!!!
………………. . …… .Received……….. .YTD Received
January 5th………….$24, 186 …………………..$ 24, 186
January 12th………..$20,646……..……………..$ 44, 832
January 19th………..$18,482……..……………..$ 63, 315
January 26th………..$18,098……..………………$ 81,413
Please continue to remember your Church in your legacy trusts & wills - that gift is also greatly appreciated!

January 14 ,2020 Tickle

2019 Contribution statements are provided to you upon request. Please sign the notepad on the narthex desk if you would like to receive a statement. One will be mailed to you.
“Night to Shine”
Required Volunteer training is scheduled as indicated below.
YOU ONLY NEED TO ATTEND ONE:
  Wednesday, January 15, 6:00 PM
  Sunday, January 19, 4:00 PM
Buddy training is separate and scheduled for Sunday, January 26 at 2:00 PM
Training will be held in the FUMC church sanctuary. There will be a sign-in sheet for you to record your attendance.
Volunteer t-shirts will be available to order during the training event for $10 (S-XL) and $12 (XXL).
NEEDED: faux ivy or greenery for decorating. You may drop it off in the Youth Ministry office.
Wednesday…
“FirstFAMILY” Nights!
5:00pm Fellowship Supper
6:00pm Age-Group Activities
Meal - King Ranch chicken, vegetable, salad and dessert
Weekday Bible Studies!
Men’s Bible Study meets on Tuesday’s at 10:00am in room M-7 (lower level of the MAC).
Ladies Bible Study meets on Wednesday’s at 10:00am in room M-1 (lower level of the MAC). For info Contact Alice Janessa, Paula Myers or Doris Eshelman.
The Prayer Quilt Ministry is now accepting requests for prayer quilts. Contact Paula Myers 706 745 5760 for further information or pick up a flyer off of the narthex desk. Completed quilts are placed in the Bray Chapel to receive your prayers and knots. Please stop by throughout the week.
 Church Cookbooks Still Available for sale. Contact the church office or Stan to get one. Cost $10.
Census Team in our area NEEDS WORKERS!
Great Pay - $17.00/hour plus mileage @ .58/mile…
Flexible Hours, Weekly Pay, Paid Training. Apply online: 2020census.gov/jobs
Calling All Young At Heart!
It’s Our “Super Bowl Bunco Fellowship”
  • - Friday, January 31st –
6:00pm  In the Fellowship Hall
Everyone should bring an appetizer or a dessert. $2.00 per person donation. Wear the colors of your favorite team! What is this game of Bunco?  Bunco has been played in America at least since the 1800’s. It’s a game centered around three dice and usually three sets of four players, averaging a standard group of 12. It is a game of pure luck; no real skill is required other than rolling the dice. However, the game is played in upbeat and social setting involving a lot of eating and fellowship. Join Us and Bring a Friend!
At the MAC!
Walking Track & Weight Room Hours
Monday-Thursday 8am-5pm / Friday 8am-1pm
  • “BalloFlex”: A seated chair fitness program for all ages and fitness levels. Class is led by Certified BalloFlex instructor Cynthia Lyles and meets Mondays at 1:00pm in room M-0 (1st floor). Cost is $3.00 per class (free to 75 and over).
  • “Fast-Effective-Fitness”. “FEF” meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30pm - 6:30pm in the lower level of the MAC. Led by Rev. Mike Welch. Cost is $4.00 per class.
  • “Strength-Stretch-Balance”: SSB is a 1 hour class meets on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 9:15am in room M-32. Class is led by Lisa Toups. Cost is $5.00 per class.
  • “PIYO”: 45 minute “Yoga and Pilates combined”. Meets on Monday’s at 10:00am in room M-0 (first floor of the MAC) Cost is $5.00 per class.
  • Christ Centered Yoga: This 1 hour class is led by Pat Tomzyck. Cost is $5.00 per class. Bring your own yoga mat. Meets Tuesdays at 9:00am in Room M-0.
  • “Tai Chi”: Tuesdays at 1:30pm downstairs in room M-0 of the MAC. Class is led by Dr. Dennis Tidwell. Cost is $10.00 per class.
  • Pickleball! Pickleball is a paddle sport created for all ages and skill levels. There is free play in the MAC on Mondays & Tuesdays from 1:00pm - 4:30pm …everyone is welcome. There are plenty of experienced players there to get you started.
The next Orphanage Emmanuel mission trip is schedule for May 16-23, 2020. For information please contact Joe Tatman via email: 2jtatman@gmail.com
Mark Your Calendars!
JAN 25 Children’s UPWARD Soccer Begins
JAN 31 YAH “Super Bowl” Bunco Fellowship
FEB 7 “A Night To Shine”
MAR 26 OASIS Spring Session Begins
APR 12 “Easter Sunday”
MAY 16-23 Orphanage Emmanuel Mission Trip
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 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:
  • Adams Family on the passing of their daughter
  • Marilyn Barnes -at Clay County Care Center in Hayesville recovering from fall
  • Clint Blackman - test to locate cancer
  • Eva Breedlove – Back Issues
  • 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
  • Lloyd Dunham- surgery went well
  • Jesse Eady - kidney issues
  • Kristen Engler - healing
  • Bob Eshelman’s brother died
  • Dee Freed’s father (Kenneth Newman) - continued treatments for colon cancer
  • Maggie Guerrier - beginning process for consideration for Kidney transplant
  • Roy Hamby - surgery went well
  • LuAnn Head - MS active again
  • Jeff Henderson - flu and lung issue
  • Vic Henderson - health issues
  • Camille Higginbotham - on Hospice care
  • Sue Hill - having surgery
  • George Houdeshel - general health
  • Miki Johnson (Laura Wilcher’s mom) - recent surgery
  • Kathy Johnson - passing of husband Rod
  • Greg Lane -at home
  • Spencer Lewis -recovering from total knee replacement
  • Rod McClarnon - upcoming test and results
  • Lily Mercer - back at home after surgery
  • Don Murphy - another heart spell
  • Ray Norwood - health issues
  • Helen Owenby - general health
  • Nisia Redgrave - Chatuge Rehab (Green 27)
  • Delores Richards - on hospice care
  • Margie Richards - health issues
  • Kerry Rittenhouse - Mother on chemo
  • Jerry Roberson- sister died last week
  • Pat & Erica Ryan’s baby born at 28 weeks
  • Shirley Smith - undergoing radiation treatments for breast cancer
  • Rhonda Schlienger - poor kidney function - prepping for dialysis
  • Kim Tatman - recovering from hand surgery
  • Bob Taylor - surgical procedure to relieve pain in neck
  • 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 - back issues
  • Carlyn Turner (one of John Mark/Jennifer Turner’s triplets) - emergency surgery at Egleston-is doing fair
  • Evelyn Ueltzen’s sister-in-law (Heidi) - in holding pattern to have surgery next month
  • Lynn Varian - broken ankle
  • Carol Warren – chronic back issues.
  • Doris Wilder- son Keith recovering from brain surgery
  • Sharon Willits - general health
A Note from Your Finance Team
THANK YOU!!!
………………. . …… .Received……….. .YTD Received
January 5th………….$24, 186 …………………..$ 24, 186
January 12th………..$20,646…………………….$ 44,832
Please continue to remember your Church in your legacy trusts & wills - that gift is also greatly appreciated!

Tuesday Tickle Addition

Faith Family: There is an addition to the Tuesday Tickle that was just sent. Vogel Christmas Tree lighting and program will be on Saturday, December, 14th. If you would like to help provide cookies this year, please bring cookies to the small dining room next to the MAC kitchen anytime before noon on December, 13th. If you have any questions, please call: Pat Maryscuk at 706 781 3900. Your cookies will be greatly appreciated. Thank you! Through us God will reach people, touch souls, change hearts, and launch disciples (that’s Church!) STAY CONNECTED ‌ First United Methodist Church of Union County | 938 Highway 515, Blairsville, GA 30512 Unsubscribe firstmethodistblairsville@gmail.com Update Profile | About Constant Contact Sent by blairsvillefumcevelyn@gmail.com in collaboration with Try email marketing for free today!

FUMC Tuesday Tickle: 12-03-2019

12-03-2019 FUMC Tuesday Tickle Let’s eat (again) ! I hope you all enjoyed a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends. On Wednesday, we will enjoy a holiday meal together as a church family. We start at 5 pm, but show up when you can. We will continue to fellowship after the meal and the children and youth will have their activities as well. This is a great opportunity to bring someone new. I hope to see you and them then! Don Rod Johnson passed away this past Sunday, December 1st. His “Celebration of Life” will be held in the Sanctuary on Saturday the 7th at 3 pm. Visitation with the family will begin at 2 pm at the church. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested the donations be made to Pruitt Hospice, Pruitt Cares Foundation for Camp Cocoon Children’s Bereavement Camp. Please keep Kathy, her sons and their families in your prayers. The Hospitality Committee would like to extend our thanks to everyone who helped with the Hanging of the Greens Reception by either bringing snacks or assisting in the set up and clean up! We are blessed to have so many generous members and giving hearts we can rely on. Christmas at the Dillard House! - Sunday, December 15th - Cost is $30 per person and includes transportation and supper. We will leave the church at 2:00pm (so grab a quick lunch after church). We’ll arrive in Dillard and take a little time to browse the specialty shops of the “Boardwalk”. Then head to the famous Dillard House restaurant to share in a meal together. We return at approx. 8:30pm. Reserve a spot by bringing the full amount to the main church office today! Join us for this Christmas Fellowship Dinner! Our Christmas “Angel Tree” is up in the MAC lobby. Please take an Angel off the tree and purchase the gift on the Angel. You can leave the gift (unwrapped) back under the tree. Gifts will be donated to the Union Count Sheriff’s Department for distribution to needy children in Union County. Please have gifts back by December 10th. This mission project is sponsored by our Ladies Bible Study. “Night to Shine” Registration Now Open! Volunteers, Guests and Sponsors… Check our church website. Also, our church will sponsor the Night to Shine honored guest gift gags. Please note “NTS Gifts” on the memo line of your donation. Mark your calendars for Friday, February 7, 2020! Join Us! Wednesday… “FirstFAMILY” Nights! 5:00pm Fellowship Supper 6:00pm Age-Group Activities “FirstKIDS” FUNdamentals (grades 1-5) Meets in the “FUNdamentals room (lower level of the Children’s wing). Led by Emily Stafford, Director of Children’s Ministries. DECEMBER 4th: FAMILY COOKIE DECORATING… Come join us for a fun time decorating cookies with FirstFAMILES! We will meet in the FUNdamentals room after the church holiday meal. Please donate $5/person to cover materials for Paige Robbins who is making cookies for us! “FirstYOUTH” (grades 6-12) Bible Study and Mission Activities. Meets in room M-0 (lower level of the MAC). Led by Jennifer DLM, Director of Youth Ministries. “Adult Studies” Pastor Don’s Adult Bible Study… Meets in room M-3/5 (lower level). “FirstMOMS” Fellowship Meets in the Church Conference Room. Moms are invited to join an informal time of “table talk” sharing and fellowship while their children attend our Wednesday “FUNdamentals” program. Group is facilitated by Katie Mashburn. “FirstFAMILY” Night Supper this Wednesday! Churchwide Holiday Meal! Weekday Bible Studies! Men’s Bible Study meets on Tuesday’s at 10:00am in room M-7 (lower level of the MAC). Ladies Bible Study meets on Wednesday’s at 10:00am in room M-1 (lower level of the MAC). The study will resume on January 8th. For info Contact Alice Janessa, Paula Myers or Doris Eshelman. ON BREAK TILL THE NEW YEAR. The Prayer Quilt Ministry is now accepting requests for prayer quilts. Contact Paula Myers 706 745 5760 for further information or pick up a flyer off of the narthex desk. Completed quilts are placed in the Bray Chapel to receive your prayers and knots. Please stop by throughout the week. Church Cookbooks Still Available for sale. Contact the church office or Stan to get one. Cost $10. LOST - Faye Eubanks has lost her Sunday School book. If anyone has seen or has picked up a hard bound Max Lucado book Glory Days, please return it to the church office. Thank you! Mark Your Calendars! The next Orphanage Emmanuel mission trip is schedule for May 16-23, 2020. For information please contact Joe Tatman via email: 2jtatman@gmail.com At the MAC! Walking Track & Weight Room Hours Monday-Thursday 8am-5pm / Friday 8am-1pm “BalloFlex”: A seated chair fitness program for all ages and fitness levels. Class is led by Certified BalloFlex instructor Cynthia Lyles and meets Mondays at 1:00pm in room M-0 (1st floor). Cost is $3.00 per class (free to 75 and over). “Fast-Effective-Fitness”. “FEF” meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30pm - 6:30pm in the lower level of the MAC. Led by Rev. Mike Welch. Cost is $4.00 per class. “Strength-Stretch-Balance”: SSB is a 1 hour class meets on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 9:15am in room M-32. Class is led by Lisa Toups. Cost is $5.00 per class. “PIYO”: 45 minute “Yoga and Pilates combined”. Meets on Monday’s at 10:00am in room M-0 (first floor of the MAC) Cost is $5.00 per class. Christ Centered Yoga: This 1 hour class is led by Pat Tomzyck. Cost is $5.00 per class. Bring your own yoga mat. Meets Tuesdays at 9:00am in Room M-0. “Tai Chi”: Tuesdays at 1:30pm downstairs in room M-0 of the MAC. Class is led by Dr. Dennis Tidwell. Cost is $10.00 per class. Pickleball! Pickleball is a paddle sport created for all ages and skill levels. There is free play in the MAC on Mondays & Tuesdays from 1:00pm - 4:30pm …everyone is welcome. There are plenty of experienced players there to get you started. Mark Your Calendars! Dec 14 Children’s Ministry “Winter Mini VBS” Dec 15 Chancel Choir Christmas Cantata Dec 24 Christmas Eve Services @ 5pm, 7pm, & 11pm Jan 9 OASIS Winter Session Begins Jan 25 Children’s UPWARD Soccer Begins Jan 31 Young @ Heart “Super Bowl” Bunco Fellowship Feb 7 “A Night To Shine” 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 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: Eva Breedlove - Back Issues Shannon Burgess brother in law (Steve) - cancer Joyce Byers - back procedure Helen Colwell - vertigo Sonya Alexander Cristofaro sister (Linda) -radiation treatment Shane Douylliez - knee replacement surgery Jesse Eady - kidney issues Kristen Engler - healing Dee Freed’s father (Kenneth Newman) - continued treatments for colon cancer Kevin Garland - Young Harris music intern at Shepherd Center in Atlanta for brain bleed Deidra Gilbert’s Mother - getting settled and making new friends Maggie Guerrier - beginning process for consideration for Kidney transplant LuAnn Head - MS active again Camille Higginbotham - general health George Houdeshel - general health Miki Johnson (Laura Wilcher’s mom) - recent surgery Kathy Johnson - Sunday’s passing of husband Rod, service Saturday at 3 pm Greg Lane -at home, did attend church Sunday Cecil Lewis - recovery after surgery Don Murphy - recovering from bypass surgery Ray Norwood - health issues Helen Owenby - general health Dinah Paris’ sister died Mike and Liz Plott - recent loss of their son Nisia Redgrave - Chatuge Rehab (Green 27) Margie Richards - health issues Kerry Rittenhouse - Mother on chemo Pat & Erica Ryan’s baby born at 28 weeks Shirley Smith - undergoing radiation treatments for breast cancer Rhonda Schlienger - poor kidney function - prepping for dialysis Gene Strickland - hip replacement surgery this Friday Joe Tatman’s sister Doris Richards- on hospice care Bob Taylor - surgical procedure to relieve pain in neck Norm Thompson - foot infection, moved to Union General Nursing Home Carole Thompson - back issues Evelyn Ueltzen’s sister-in-law (Heidi) - undergoing radiation treatments Lois Ward - back at Stonehenge Carol Warren – chronic back issues. Sharon Willits - general health Norris Wood - At home recovering from open heart surgery Jerry Young - ICU at NE Georgia Medical Center A Note from Your Finance Team THANK YOU!!! ………………. . …… .Received……….. .YTD Received December 1st………$ 28,688…………………..$1,131,379  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

December 2019 Newsletter

December 2019 FUMC Newsletter Rev. Don Landen, Pastor “Look, I myself will be with you every day until the end of this present age.” – Matthew 28:20a (CEB) This year, the season of Advent begins this Sunday, December 1. The season includes the four Sundays before Christmas and continues until Christmas Eve. During this season, we proclaim the “coming” or “arrival” of Christ. It is a time of preparing, watching, and waiting. That is part of the reason we use the color blue in worship, a symbol of the night sky, a time for wondering and dreaming of just what God has in store for us. During this time, we not only look back as we prepare to celebrate his birth once again at Christmas; we also look forward to Christ’s return in final victory. As amazing as these are, there’s one more way we proclaim Christ’s arrival – God comes to us again and again in Word and Spirit on any day in all sorts of ways. This year I have sensed his presence in so many ways. I have sensed this presence at worship from the pulpit and in the pews. I have seen God’s presence in homes and at the hospital. God in Christ has been present where our children and their leaders and parents gather on campus and in the community. I have seen it in parents caring for their children, and in children caring for their parents. I have seen God at work in the lives of our youth. I have seen God at work as you share his love in the community of faith and the community beyond. In these and so many other ways, I think this is what Jesus meant when he said, “the kingdom of God is in the midst of you.” (Luke 17:21 RSV) Advent is indeed a time for watching and waiting. And I will continue to watch, because I can’t wait to see what God will do next. May you sense and see the presence of Christ in your life today, tomorrow, and every day. See you Sunday, Don SPECIAL DATES IN DECEMBER Wednesday, 4th - Our Holiday Meal at 5:00 pm in the MAC Saturday, 14th - Children’s “A Gingerbread Christmas” Sunday, 15th - Worship Choir’s Cantata at 8:30 am and 11:00 am Sunday, 15th - “Overflow” Christmas Tuesday, 24th - Christmas Eve Services at 5:00 pm, 7:00 & 11:00 pm Wednesday, 25th - Merry Christmas ! Morning Glory Circle is the first Wednesday of each month at 10:00 am HOWEVER, in December we will gather at 11:00 am(Note time change) in the lower level of the MAC. This meeting will be their Christmas luncheon. Circle of Love is the first and third Thursdays of the month at 6:00 pm. They meet in the lower level of the MAC in the youth Sunday School Room. December 5th they will meet at Debbie Steed’s home for their Christmas party. All women are invited to attend any and all of these groups for fellowship. A couple of Santa’s elves will set up and manage a Christmas card table so you might “mail” your in-house church Christmas cards. Please do remember that cards are not mailed out afterwards so make sure the friend has not left for the season. The table will be located in the narthex. Calling All Young At Heart! Christmas at the Dillard House! Sunday, — December 15th — Join us for a Christmas Fellowship Dinner! Cost is $30 per person and includes transportation and the meal. We will leave the church at 2:00pm (so grab a quick lunch after church). We’ll arrive in Dillard and take a little time to browse the specialty shops of the “Boardwalk” then head to the famous Dillard House restaurant to share in a meal together. We return at approx. 8:30pm. Reserve a spot by bringing the full amount to the main church office. WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY is on break until January 8th METHODIST MEN BIBLE STUDY The Men’s Bible Study meets on Tuesdays @10:00am in room M-7. All men are welcome to join us. “Night to Shine” Registration Now Open! Volunteers, Guests and Sponsors… Check our church website. Also, our church will sponsor the Night to Shine honored guest gift bags. Please note “NTS Gifts” on the memo line of your donation. Mark your calendars for Friday, February 7, 2020! Our Christmas “Angel Tree” is up in the MAC lobby. Please take an Angel off the tree and purchase the gift on the Angel. You can leave the gift (unwrapped) back under the tree. Gifts will be donated to the Union Count Sheriff’s Department for distribution to needy children in Union County. Please have gifts back by December 10th. This mission project is sponsored by our Ladies Bible study. Mark Your Calendars! The next Orphanage Emmanuel mission trip is schedule for May 16-23, 2020. For information please contact Joe Tatman via email: 2jtatman@gmail.com As we look back on 2019 here at FUMC, I realize we have had a very busy and out-reaching year. My little paws have been pushed to the limit gathering facts and letting everyone know about our special congregation. All the amazing things accomplished have blessed others in so many ways and have brought so much joy to our church and community. And so, here is my last article for the year, but I’ll still be collecting info for my January 2020 report. Let me hear from you, even over Thanksgiving and Christmas, when you see someone being the hands or feet of Jesus. Also, if one or several of our folks do something that needs to be shared, please leave me a note in my Mouse House. Speaking of Mouse House, did I ever tell you Pastor Mike was the architect who built my quarters about 4 years ago? (It might even be 5 years…) In any case, thanks Mike for your talent and for all the things you do for us everyday. You are loved and appreciated! I saw a handsome face in the newspaper recently who was one of The Students of the Month at Union County Middle School. His name is Sawyer Beck, and along with your folks, I congratulate you! Keep up the good work! Congratulations to Mary Ruth Cook for retaining her City Council Seat during the November 5th election. The red sweater you wore for the newspaper picture looked great. Speaking of Red…White and Blue, The Smokie Mountain Melodies sang during a “Quilts of Valor” program for the veterans receiving quilts. In keeping with the theme, they all looked great in their red, white and blue costumes. See, I really watch the fashions!! On November 8th, Veterans were treated to a breakfast presented by students, staff and personnel of Union County Schools. Art McCann, Administrative Assistant, took part in the program. In scanning the article about this event, there was a picture of The North Georgia Civil Air Patrol Squadron(of Blairsville) performing The Flag detail. In the background of that picture was our own Will Stafford standing very respectively. There was a music stand behind him, so I’m sure he was there to help with the music. I know I mentioned in my last article about Faye Eubanks who put Blairsville on the map on the game show, ‘Wheel of Fortune’. There was a wonderful article in The North Georgia News about “Our Star”. Faye told ALL THE WORLD about how important her church is to her. What a testimony!! Way to go Faye! So…as we leave 2019 behind (now I sound like a Travel log, ) I believe I have some summary words for the year…respecting, helping, participating, loving, caring, giving, sharing, accomplishing, outreaching, praying, testifying, standing up…etc. etc. etc. Notice…they are all verbs…meaning you are going and doing for The Kingdom. I am so blessed to be a part of this congregation. I wish you all a Thanksgiving filled with thoughts of how we may share our blessings in this world and a LOVE and renewed BELIEF in The Miracles of Christmas. Love to all, The Church Mouse Winter sessions begins January 9th. firstKIDS have been learning a lot about serving others the past few months! One way was by packing 27 Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes last week. We love seeing their servant hearts shine!! A Gingerbread Christmas is coming up on December 14th from 4pm-7pm. This parent night out event will include dinner, crafts, games and learning about how God wants to make His home in our hearts! Go to vbspro.events/p/events/wintervbs to register your children/grandchildren or if you would like to volunteer. This month, FirstKIDS will learn about light! It’s the time of year when Christmas decorations begin to fill our homes. From the twinkling lights, to the sparkling stars, to the glittering snow, there is light all around us! The very first Christmas didn’t have Christmas trees or ornaments, but it did have something special: light! Just like a star in the sky led the wisemen to Jesus on the very first Christmas, today our Christmas lights remind us to continue looking toward Jesus, the One we celebrate each Christmas. In this 4-week Christmas series, kids will discover the many ways God gets our attention and guides us toward Him: through His direction, through other people, through our Savior, and through the hope Jesus has given us. Don’t forget to ask FirstKIDS about their memory verse this month! They LOVE to share God’s word with you!! Peace and Joy, Emily firstYOUTH thank the congregation for generously supporting our 3rd Annual Operation Turkey Tree and helping to give 21 local families an abundant Thanksgiving meal in their own homes. Extra donated canned goods will go to the 9th District food pantry. The inaugural offering of the firstYOUTH Stick Ministry took place during this year’s Hanging of the Greens Service. Our students shared the true meaning of Christmas … with STICKS! A baby born in a manger, the light of the world given for us, He shall reign forevermore! Well done, kids! We follow the Wednesday Night Dinner Schedule. When there is no dinner offered on Wednesday evenings, firstYOUTH (usually!) does not gather. Student guardians should be signed up for our REMIND APP. We WILL have a Wednesday Night Dinner and a Movie some time in December. Date and time will be announced. Youth Sunday School never takes a break! Meet 11 am to noon every Sunday with Jennifer, Ragan and Colby. See you there! Youth have an opportunity to serve with firstKIDS on Saturday, December 14th from 4-7 pm at a mini Winter VBS. Students interested in helping out should contact Miss Emily. Our ministry is blessed by the love and support of our congregation, and we are most grateful for it! Sunday worship services are shown on Cable Channel 4 on Sundays at 8:30 am and 8:00 pm. Christ Centered Yoga is held on Tuesdays 9:15 to 10:15 am in room M-0 downstairs at the MAC. $5 per class. Bring yoga mat. Led by Pat Tomzyck. Tai Chi class is held on Tuesdays 1:30 pm. $10 per class. Led by Dr. Dennis Tidwell. Pickleball is a paddle sport created for all ages and skill levels. The local club plays in the MAC on Mondays & Tuesdays from 1:00pm - 4:30pm and everyone is welcome. There are plenty of experienced players there to get you started in the game and equipment is provided. PIYO: This 45 minute class of Pilates and Yoga focuses on building your core strength and toning your legs and glutes. The class will be done on the floor on a yoga mat and should be done in comfortable clothes with or without shoes. Class meets on Monday’s at 10:00am in room M-32 (3rd floor of the MAC) Cost is $5.00 per class. All exercise classes are open to everyone and are held in room M-0 downstairs at the MAC. “BalloFlex”: A seated chair fitness program for all ages and fitness levels. Class is led by Certified BalloFlex instructor Cynthia Lyles and meets Mondays at 1:00pm in room M-0 (1st floor). Cost is $3.00 per class (free to 75 and over). “Strength-Stretch-Posture”: SSP class combines isometric (strength and stretch) and moving exercises to relatable music that incorporates fitness and wellness into everyday living. This 1 hour class meets on Wednesday and Fridays at 10am in room M-32. Class is led by ACE certified trainer Lisa Toups. Cost is $5.00 per class. Bring a mat. “Fast-Effective-Fitness”. “FEF” meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30pm - 6:30pm in the lower level of the MAC… cardio to music with some weight training included. Cost is $4.00 per class. Class is led by Rev. Mike Welch. For more information check the MAC desk. Click here for info about exercise classes Celebrating 48 Individuals who Joined our Faith Family in 2019 Ray & Cathy Berggreen, Diane Brackett, Helen Colwell, Phil & Kathy Cook,Barbara Dell-Veneri, Joe & Ann Duket, Sandy Flodder, Bill & Donna Fredericks, Harold & Peggy Hergert, Harry & Pat Jinks, Heather Landen, Emma Lander, Nina Landers, Joe & Kristen Livingston, Terri Mager, Roger & Maria McGlen, Anita Meza, Ray & Debbie Parson, Ernie & Ann Payne, Ben Payne, Margie Richards, Miriam Roper, Katelynn Rosser, Mike & Rhonda Schlienger, Jack & Ann Smith, Wade & Shirley Smith, Danielle Snider, Carter & Carlene Spence, Rick & Jessica Stamper, Michael & Kelly Sulser, Robert & Nancy Woods The Prayer Quilt Ministry is now accepting requests for prayer quilts. Contact Paula Myers 706 745 5760 for further information or pick up a flyer off of the narthex desk. Completed quilts are placed in the Bray Chapel to receive your prayers and knots. Please stop by throughout the week. Airman William Prentice, Wright Paterson AFB, Ohio. He is the grandson of Juanita Prentice. CW02 Blane Dorton. PS473, Box 2896, FPO AP 96349 He is the son of Buddy & Teresa Moore and Bob Dorton. ND1 Brody Dorton. 232 Marsh Haven Drive, Sneads Ferry, NC 28460 He is the son of Buddy & Teresa Moore and Bob Dorton. SSgt. Krystle Lewis-Wayne Reserve Air National Guard . She is the daughter of Barry & Shelley Lewis. Pvt., Prentice, Nathaniel, 11214 8th Avenue CT E #82, Tacoma, Washington 98455. He is the grandson of Juanita Prentice. Major Paul Hargrove, Germany He is the grandson-in-law of Henry and Myrtle von Staden. Master Sgt. Kevin Ryan, 19102 East Crestridge Circle Aurora, CO 80015. He is the grandson-in-law of Henry and Myrtle von Staden. Lt. Jody Stuckey, 820 Emory Street, Imperial Beach, CA 91932. He is the nephew of Richard and Paula Myers. Michael Couture, US Marine Corps, Afghanistan. Sgt. Christopher Womack, Kailua Hawaii. He is the grandson of Glen and Linda Womack. Sgt. 1st class, Matthew Ueltzen, Fort Bragg, NC. He is the son of David and Evelyn Ueltzen. Captain David Riddle, grandson of Bob and Jean Riddle Matthew Moore, 5840 B Chason Ridge Drive, Fayetteville, NC 28314. Matthew is the son of Buddy and Teresa Moore. Cpt. Laura Jeffrey, 1 Sgt. Craig Jeffrey, Lt. Andre LaTaste All children of Vern and Angie Craft. Sgt. 1st Class, Josh Pierce,Pennsylvania SEY, grandson-in-law of George Houdeshel. Seth Loertscher,Union 111, Unite 223 AP AE09348. He is the nephew of Ruth Stefko. Command Sgt Major George Ackerman, Fort Bliss, El Paso, Texas. He is the son of Tommy and Pam Ackerman. Christopher Varian, MISTF-C 61274, APO AE 09309. He is the grandson of Lynn and Barry Varian. SR Weldon, Tucker B Ship 14, Div 365 Recruit Training Command, 3410 Sailer Drive, Great Lakes, IL 60088. He is the son of Melinda and Jeff Weldon. Lt. Tsali Bentley II, Sheppard AFB, Wichita Falls, TX. He is the son of Tsali and Jacque Bentley. Alex Hayden Varian, BM3 Coast Guard. Guam. He is the grandson of Lynn and Barry Varian. David Mears, Air Force, He is the grandson-in-law of Diane and Fritz Simonsen. Pray for our homebound… Juanita Prentice Sharon Willits Hugh Lee Anita Lippman Missions Around You Our next Missions committee meeting is Sunday 12/8/2019 at 4:00pm. Ongoing Collections Hope House — laundry detergent, household cleaner, dish soap Food Pantry - canned goods and dry goods Orphanage Emmanuel - baby diapers and female pads. Women’s Enrichment Center - a list is provided on their box The CEC Preschool celebrated Halloween this year with a “dress-up” parade. The students got a special treat from a few friends along the parade route. Mrs. Evelyn, Mrs. Deidra, and Pastor Don passed out candy dressed in fancy hats. At the Mac desk we had a special visit from CEC Board member, Pat Clay, who helped pass out candy before we went to the gym to sing songs and see everyone in their costumes. The students and the teachers all had a great time playing “dress-up”. We are excited this year to have had the opportunity for our 3 and 4-year old classes to take a field trip to the Young Harris Planetarium for a holiday presentation. A lot of the children have not had the opportunity to experience a planetarium before now, so the CEC was so happy to be able to offer a holiday field trip for each student and their parent. We all had an amazing time watching the show. Our 4-year old class started going to our “CEC Library” in October. Each Friday we meet and read a book or two and then each student gets to pick out a book to take home for a week. We keep the library full of books with the help of our parents purchasing books from Scholastic Book Clubs a few times each year. The more books the parents purchase the more books we get for our library. It is a win-win situation. The students are learning to be responsible for the books and returning them in good condition each week. The classes were excited to celebrate the holidays with their parents at our annual CEC Preschool Christmas Celebration. The parents supplied a wonderful feast for all of us and the children sang songs and got us all in a warm holiday spirit. The CEC family would like to wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year ! Box Tops is changing the way we earn money for our school. Over the summer, participating brands have begun to change their packaging from the traditional Box Tops Clips to the new Box Top Labels. From now on, instead of clipping from packages, all Box Tops will be earned digitally by scanning your receipts. (If you still have old Box Tops at home, please send them in. We can still turn them in until they expire.) Please download the Box Tops for Education app from Google Play or the App Store! In order to credit CEC, please open the app and search for our zip code 30512. Then, select FIRST UNITED METHODIST PRESCHOOL. Follow the instructions. You can scan your receipts there. If you’d rather not use the app,you can also turn in your receipts to your child’s teacher or drop them off in the Box Tops “Drop- Off Box” and we can scan them for you. Thank YOU for all of your help raising money for our school! Faith Family: Girls Scouts of Towns, Union, Fannin counties again send out thanks to all who so generously contributed to our uniform campaign. It leveled the playing field for some of our less well-to-do families. SWEET NEWS – Cookie season is not too far around the corner. Pre-sales start in late December. So - - - fetch up yer favorite Girl Scout and get your order placed. There is a new offering this year. The Savannah Smile is being replaced with a lemon sandwich cookie – the Lemon Up. Girl scouts have already earned a number of badges and will have a pinning ceremony during our Christmas Party the third Tuesday in December. Stop by for some refreshments and to watch the girls get their awards. And remember – it is never too late to get your girl enrolled in our program. Blessings to all during the upcoming Christmas Season For more information contact: Janice Walters-Taylor Girl Scout Troop 11635 Post Office Box 2285 Blairsville GA 30514 janice@bsassllc.com Office: 706.745.1854 DECEMBER BIRTHDAYS: 1 - Jim deRevere, Peggy Gorman, David Kuykendall 2 - AG Sherman 3 - Harold Hergert, Alice Russell, Stan Wallace 4 -Cathy Berggreen, Bill Dittus, Dottie Kuberek, Sandy Sosensky, Lydia Stafford, Paisley Stamper 5- Melanie Howell, Lewis McAfee, Richard Myers, Jeannie PIckerill 7 -Beverly Bradley 8 -Shirley Walker, Peggy Wood 10- Tara McCann, Karen Rice 11 - Sharon Willits 12 - Milton Bradley, Peggy Hergert 13 - Roer Evans, Krystle Wayne 14 - Jason Clements, Bob Stone, Jeff Weldon 16 - Kathy Wiley 17-Marie Goddard 18 - Brandon Collins, Benetta Cook, Jerry Roberson 19 - Nisia Redgrave, Sally Wiley 20 - Glenda Wischmeyer 21- Anita Meza 22 - Paxton Snider, Sam Wilson 23 - Tsali Bentley 24 - Donna Poulos 25 -Mitzi Gasaway, Ray Norwood, Alan Zimmerman 27 -Ginger Adamson, Penny Collins, Maggie Plott 28 -Jennifer de la Montagne, Kerry Rittenhouse 29 - Marilyn Barnes, James Young 30 - Joe Chiras, Cher York, 31 - Joe Livingston, Carole Thompson, Billie Roach

FUMC Tuesday Tickle: 11-26-2019

11-26-2019 FUMC Tuesday Tickle A HUGE thank you to our youth for leading our Hanging of the Greens service on Sunday. It was a moving time of worship where we prepared ourselves and the sanctuary for the season of Advent as we look forward to the coming of Christ. Find out more about this season in our December newsletter. As Thanksgiving approaches, I also want you to know how thankful I am for God’s work in the life of this congregation. This Thanksgiving I am giving thanks for your giving spirit. In the last few weeks alone, you have shared nearly 250 coats with those in our community, 185 Christmas boxes with children around the world, and 21 Thanksgiving meals so that families in our area can celebrate that meal with their families in their homes. This is God at work in the world through you. Thank you! Don’t forget to count your blessings. Have a happy Thanksgiving. Don Union County’s Thanksgiving Community Dinner! Thank you to those who are volunterring in the kitchen to do prep work for the Thursday meal offered to the community! Also… If you or someone you know is in need of a Thanksgiving Dinner, one can be provided. Just call the church office and arrangements can be made for you to pick up, dine in or have a meal delivered on Thanksgiving day. LOST - Faye Eubanks has lost her Sunday School book. If anyone has seen or has picked up a hard bound Max Lucado book Glory Days, please return it to the church office. Thank you! Reminder!!! The MAC and Church Offices will be closed Wednesday - Friday November 27,28 & 29 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. They will re-open on Monday, December 2nd. Have a Happy Thanksgiving! Our Christmas “Angel Tree” is up in the MAC lobby. Please take an Angel off the tree and purchase the gift on the Angel. You can leave the gift (unwrapped) back under the tree. Gifts will be donated to the Union Count Sheriff’s Department for distribution to needy children in Union County. Please have gifts back by December 10th. This mission project is sponsored by our Ladies Bible study. “Night to Shine” Registration Now Open! Volunteers, Guests and Sponsors… Check our church website. Also, our church will sponsor the Night to Shine honored guest gift gags. Please note “NTS Gifts” on the memo line of your donation. Mark your calendars for Friday, February 7, 2020! Join Us! Wednesday… “FirstFAMILY” Nights! 5:00pm Fellowship Supper 6:00pm Age-Group Activities THIS WEEK’S ACTIVITIES ARE CANCELLED! “FirstKIDS” FUNdamentals (grades 1-5) Meets in the “FUNdamentals room (lower level of the Children’s wing). Led by Emily Stafford, Director of Children’s Ministries. “FirstYOUTH” (grades 6-12) Bible Study and Mission Activities. Meets in room M-0 (lower level of the MAC). Led by Jennifer DLM, Director of Youth Ministries. “Adult Studies” Pastor Don’s Adult Bible Study “FirstMOMS” Fellowship Meets in the Church Conference Room. Moms are invited to join an informal time of “table talk” sharing and fellowship while their children attend our Wednesday “FUNdamentals” program. Group is facilitated by Katie Mashburn. “FirstFAMILY” Night Supper The Next Wednesday Family Night Supper is our Churchwide Holiday Meal on December 4th. Weekday Bible Studies! Men’s Bible Study meets on Tuesday’s at 10:00am in room M-7 (lower level of the MAC). Ladies Bible Study meets on Wednesday’s at 10:00am in room M-1 (lower level of the MAC). The study will resume on January 8th. For info Contact Alice Janessa, Paula Myers or Doris Eshelman. ON BREAK TILL THE NEW YEAR. Morning Glory Circle Coat Drive has concluded! Thank you for your contributions! The Prayer Quilt Ministry is now accepting requests for prayer quilts. Contact Paula Myers 706 745 5760 for further information or pick up a flyer off of the narthex desk. Completed quilts are placed in the Bray Chapel to receive your prayers and knots. Please stop by throughout the week. Church Cookbooks Still Available for sale. Contact the church office or Stan to get one. Cost $10. Mark Your Calendars! The next Orphanage Emmanuel mission trip is schedule for May 16-23, 2020. For information please contact Joe Tatman via email: 2jtatman@gmail.com At the MAC! Walking Track & Weight Room Hours Monday-Thursday 8am-5pm / Friday 8am-1pm Reminder! (MAC will be closed Wed-Fri November 27-29) “BalloFlex”: A seated chair fitness program for all ages and fitness levels. Class is led by Certified BalloFlex instructor Cynthia Lyles and meets Mondays at 1:00pm in room M-0 (1st floor). Cost is $3.00 per class (free to 75 and over). “Fast-Effective-Fitness”. “FEF” meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30pm - 6:30pm in the lower level of the MAC. Led by Rev. Mike Welch. Cost is $4.00 per class. “Strength-Stretch-Balance”: SSB is a 1 hour class meets on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 9:15am in room M-32. Class is led by Lisa Toups. Cost is $5.00 per class. “PIYO”: 45 minute “Yoga and Pilates combined”. Meets on Monday’s at 10:00am in room M-0 (first floor of the MAC) Cost is $5.00 per class. Christ Centered Yoga: This 1 hour class is led by Pat Tomzyck. Cost is $5.00 per class. Bring your own yoga mat. Meets Tuesdays at 9:00am in Room M-0. “Tai Chi”: Tuesdays at 1:30pm downstairs in room M-0 of the MAC. Class is led by Dr. Dennis Tidwell. Cost is $10.00 per class. Pickleball! Pickleball is a paddle sport created for all ages and skill levels. There is free play in the MAC on Mondays & Tuesdays from 1:00pm - 4:30pm …everyone is welcome. There are plenty of experienced players there to get you started. Mark Your Calendars! Dec 4 “Churchwide Holiday Meal” 5pm in the MAC Dec 14 Children’s Ministry “Winter Mini VBS” Dec 15 Chancel Choir Christmas Cantata Dec 24 Christmas Eve Candlelight Services 5pm & 7pm Jan 9 OASIS Winter Session Begins 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 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: Margie Bowron - recovering from carpal tunnel surgery Eva Breedlove - Back Issues Shannon Burgess brother in law (Steve) - cancer Joyce Byers - back procedure Helen Colwell - vertigo Sonya Alexander Cristofaro sister (Linda) -radiation treatments Marcie Culpepper - recovering from knee replacement surgery Shane Douylliez - knee replacement surgery Jesse Eady - kidney issues Kristen Engler - healing Dee Freed’s father (Kenneth Newman) - continued treatments for colon cancer Kevin Garland - Young Harris music intern at Shepherd Center in Atlanta for brain bleed Deidra Gilbert’s Mother - getting settled and making new friends Maggie Guerrier - beginning process for consideration for Kidney transplant LuAnn Head - MS active again Camille Higginbotham - general health George Houdeshel - general health Miki Johnson (Laura Wilcher’s mom) - recent surgery Rod Johnson - Under Hospice care Greg Lane -at home Cecil Lewis - recovery after surgery Loretta McIntosh - biopsy results were good Don Murphy - recovering from bypass surgery Ray Norwood - health issues Helen Owenby - general health Dinah Paris’ sister died Mike and Liz Plott - recent loss of their son Nisia Redgrave - Chatuge Rehab (Green 27) Margie Richards - home with bronchitis Kerry Rittenhouse - Mother on chemo Pat & Erica Ryan’s baby born at 28 weeks Shirley Smith - undergoing radiation treatments for breast cancer Rhonda Schlienger - poor kidney function - prepping for dialysis Joe Tatman’s sister Doris Richards- on hospice care Bob Taylor - surgical procedure to relieve pain in neck Norm Thompson - foot infection, moved to Union General Nursing Home Carole Thompson - back issues Evelyn Ueltzen’s sister-in-law (Heidi) - undergoing radiation treatments Lois Ward - back at Stonehenge Carol Warren – chronic back issues. Sharon Willits - general health Norris Wood - At home recovering from open heart surgery A Note from Your Finance Team THANK YOU!!! ………………. . …… .Received……….. .YTD Received November 3…….. 29,622………………. 1,038,118 November 10…….27,022………………. 1,065,141 November 17…….21,963………………. 1,087,104 November 24…….15,586………………..1,102,690  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 Church Website: www.firstmethodistblairsville.com Email: blairsvillefumcevelyn@gmail.com We are a Stephen Ministry Congregation! First United Methodist Church of Union County | 938 Highway 515, Blairsville, GA 30512 Unsubscribe firstmethodistblairsville@gmail.com Update Profile | About Constant Contact Sent by blairsvillefumcevelyn@gmail.com in collaboration with Try email marketing for free today!

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