Tickle – September 19, 2017

It’s good to be back home. As we look to the week that is coming, please come help the United Methodist Men raise money to purchase an additional yard tractor this Wednesday night. There is a group of men who mow all the grass and maintain the equipment. It is time to purchase one additional lawnmower. The UMM have already contributed $3000 to that cause - all help will be appreciated.

Also, two of the people (Kenny Engle and Pastor Mark) who went on the week long mission trip to Red Bird Kentucky will be doing a picture presentation in the Sanctuary for anyone who might be interested in any future missions trip to any location and to folks who just want to see what this trip was all about - you will hear our shared experiences into what it is like to walk beyond your comfort zone to serve God.

This coming Sunday is the Deborah Polston presentation on a growing social concern in our world - the problem of human trafficing. Deborah will be doing the mission moment at all three services this Sunday in preparation for her presentation at 2 pm in the Sanctuary.

Lastly, several people have asked about those “It is WELL with my Soul” t-shirts. On the back, the t-shirts are an invitation to “Come to THE WELL” here at FUMC. You can order a short sleeve or long sleeve shirt. The cost is $16 for either shirt. If you wish to order, simply email Teri McGinnis at terimcg@gmail.com

God’s Peace,
Pastor Mark

IF ONLY WE KNEW….

The Mission Committee is planning a Mini Mission Fair to show case ALL the church (that’s you the people) does in serving outside our church walls onOctober 29. Please let Kim Tatman (Mission Chairperson) know if you have a Mission to share with our congregation. Email: tokimnjoe@bellsouth.net I pray that together our church will carry Christ’s light out of the sanctuary and into the community.

Morning Glory Circle has begun their coat collecting for distribution this November. You may drop off your gently used winter coats in the closet across from the MAC desk.

Serving Holy Communion to Shut-ins Team

Would you like to join with a group of people who serve Holy Communion to our shut-ins once per month? Contact pastor mark if you would like to know more.

Wednesday Night Nurture

Dinner in MAC begins at 5 pm - Sloppy Joes, tater tots,coleslaw and dessert.This is a fundraiser for new FUMC lawn mower.
Youth - will meet downstairs in the youth room at 6 pm
Children - will meet in the Fundamentals room at 6 pm
Adult Multi-week Study by Rod McClarnon will meet at 6 pm
Mission Trip Presentation by Pastor Mark in Sanctuary at 6 pm
Disciple 2 Bible Study Fast Track - led by David and Benetta Cook, 6 pm
Loving Nursery is provided on Wednesday Nights beginning at 6 pm
Choir Practice in Music Room at 7 pm

FUMC Fall Festival News: October 13/14

Used Clothing:
You may drop off your gently used clothing (NO socks or underwear) on Tuesday mornings from 9 -11 am or Friday mornings from 9 - 11 am in the fellowship hall.
Yard Sale Stuff in the Annex
People will be present to receive your “treasures” at the Annex from 9 am to noon each Friday in September. Whatever you donate, we sell during the Fall festival with all the proceeds going to retire the MAC debt.

What can you make for the Fall Festival? This is an “ALL HANDS ON DECK: event where the entire church comes together to donate time and resources.This is our one event each year for the purpose of retiring the MAC debt.Our 2017 Fall Festival coming in October will be one of our largest community outreach events of the year. Included in this 2 day event will be a Craft Sale, Silent Auction, Bakery, Country Store, Candy Shoppe, Clothes Sale, and a Treasure Sale @ the Annex. All proceeds will go toward retiring the MAC debt!   WE WILL NEED THE INVOLVEMENT OF EVERYBODY!  We are in need of sale items for each of the areas of the Festival. Start now … Crafters, Bakers, and Candy Makers. Also do you have an item or a service that we could offer in our Silent Auction? Call Stan at the church office (706-745-2073) if you would be willing to help in any way with this outreach event. Thank you!

Orphanage Emmanuel Trip

will be January 18-25. If you feel even the slightest nudge from God to “GO” please contact Joe Tatman 2jtatman@gmail.com
Orphanage Emmanuel – We are collecting Boy Themed Twin Sheets. We are also collecting items for the 2nd Quinceanera : Perfume, Make-up, Nail Polish, Shampoo & Conditioners and gently used Fancy Shoes (with Rhinestones, Sequins, Beads) size 6 or smaller.

Not this Week but Upcoming

1. Church Council Mtg – Tuesday, September 26 at 6:30 pm in the lower level of the MAC
2. Fall Festival October 13 & 14 … Our 2017 Fall Festival coming in October will be one of our largest community outreach events of the year.
3. Union County School Fall Break – October 16-20
4. FUMC Missions Fair – October 29

Pray without Ceasing for

    • Everyone impacted by all the Hurricanes/Tropical Storms
    • Our military families - many recent deployments
    • The two UMC related agencies in our neighborhood (YHC & Brannon Lodge)
    • Our entire staff team and their families
    • Katie and Matthew Mashburn (Chloe & Max) - baby girl due mid October
    • All those with Alzheimers/Dementia related struggles
    • Joan Wiley - recent loss
    • Claudia Deprez - continuing chemo treatments
    • Karen McGinn - brother in NC passed unexpectedly today
    • Jamie Patton - back in Atlanta VA hospital with multiple serious health issues
    • Marian Malac - skin cancer related surgery tomorrow in Maryland
    • Bob Taylor - cardiac abaltion and pacemaker Sept 28 at UGH 7:30 am
    • Ellie Dobson - back at home - multiple broken ribs and stress fractures
    • Kelly Schuknecht - knee
    • Phil Salling - healing from leg procedure
    • Marilyn Barnes - ankle
    • Hugh Lee - moved to Nursing home in Blue Ridge
    • Norm Rogers - recent prostate cancer diagnosis
    • Kris and Larry Ferguson – their 38 year old daughter Holly just got diagnosed with breast cancer.
    • Janice Taylor - Praise, biopsy confirmed growth benign
    • Janice Jarrard - sister with ovarian cancer
    • Sharon Willits - general health
    • Ruth Stefko son (Mike Stefko) - cancer treatments done for now - scans planned at end of September - and daughter (Dawn Chappel) - general health
    • Kathy Zimmerman’s sister (Alice Pollert) - continuing cancer related treatments
    • Alex Box - Chatuge Regional Nursing Home (visitors welcome!) Room A29 - driving from Blairsville take the first left up the hill after you pass McConnel Baptist Church in Hiawassee.
    • Nancy Sanford’s Mother in Kansas - alzheimers and now also lung cancer
    • Nancy Joyce’s – moving Mother to Pennsylvania
    • Alex and Pat Box’s Son (Stephen) – severe health issues related to chronic Lyme disease - long term treatment continues
    • Luann, Carol & Bob Head – general health
    • Shirley Cobb/Bob Head/Eva Breedlove/Carol Warren – chronic back/neck/pain issues.

A Note from Finance

Thank you for being a blessing to all the world through your generosity! We will update the total Hurricane giving for everyone next week. It is a movement of God!
                         Received           YTD
September   3 $ 32,356        $ 742,950
September 10 $ 22,499        $ 765,449
September 17 $ 17,875        $ 783,324
Please remember FUMC in your legacy trusts & wills!

Tickle – September 12, 2017

Wow! What a weekend! Most of us were busy with either evacuees living with us, praying over family in danger zones or preparing for the worst here OR like me, you had all 3 going on! My knees have definitely gotten a good workout these past few days! We know that the parsonage had some huge trees falling a bit toooo close to the house. Thankfully, though, our men’s group is going to take care of those trees before Pastor Mark gets back home. (If you’re interested in helping with this project, please contact Roy Whitelock at 706 994 4093.). All is good and God is good!
Sunday was a good day lifting up our Red Bird mission team members. They arrived safely and are busy at work.
Following our church policy, we have closed the church for the past 2 days. We have no internet there, so I am doing this Tickle from my home. We expect to be open and hopefully fully working tomorrow with all programs up and running tomorrow night.

Hurricane Buckets need to be turned in by TOMORROW MORNING (Wednesday). They will be delivered to Gainesville that day.

IF ONLY WE KNEW….

The Mission Committee is planning a Mini Mission Fair to show case ALL the church (that’s you the people) does in serving outside our church walls on October 29. Please let Kim Tatman (Mission Chairperson) know if you have a Mission to share with our congregation. Email: tokimnjoe@bellsouth.net I pray that together our church will carry Christ’s light out of the sanctuary and into the community.

This coming Sunday is Young Harris College Sunday AND the launch of THE WELL. If you regularly attend the 9:45 service, you won’t want to miss this Sunday as we have invited the community to join us. Let’s create a special day together as others see this service for the first time.

Wednesday Night Nurture

Dinner in MAC begins at 5 pm - Homemade pizza, salad and dessert. THIS IS A FUNDRAISER FOR THE CHOIR.
Youth - will meet downstairs in the youth room at 6 pm
Children - will meet in the Fundamentals room at 6 pm
Adult Multi-week Study by Rod McClarnon will meet at 6 pm
Disciple 2 Bible Study Fast Track - facilitated by David and Benetta Cook, 6 pm
Loving Nursery is provided on Wednesday Nights beginning at 6 pm
Choir Practice in Music Room at 7 pm

Morning Glory Circle has begun their coat collecting for distribution this November. You may drop off your gently used winter coats in the closet across from the MAC desk.

Next Wednesday Night’s supper (20th) is a fundraiser to buy new lawn equipment for the church. The menu is unavailable at this time.

The Women’s Bible Study begins their new study tomorrow morning at 10:00 in the downstairs youth area. They will be studying A Woman Overwhelmed: Finding God in the Messes of Life by Hayley DiMarco.

FUMC Fall Festival News: October 13/14

Used Clothing:
You may drop off your gently used clothing (NO socks or underwear) on Tuesday mornings from 9 -11 am or Friday mornings from 9 - 11 am in the fellowship hall.
Yard Sale Stuff in the Annex
People will be present to receive your “treasures” at the Annex from 9 am to noon each Friday in September. Whatever you donate, we sell during the Fall festival with all the proceeds going to retire the MAC debt.

What can you make for the Fall Festival? This is an “ALL HANDS ON DECK: event where the entire church comes together to donate time and resources. This is our one event each year for the purpose of retiring the MAC debt.Our 2017 Fall Festival coming in October will be one of our largest community outreach events of the year. Included in this 2 day event will be a Craft Sale, Silent Auction, Bakery, Country Store, Candy Shoppe, Clothes Sale, and a Treasure Sale @ the Annex. All proceeds will go toward retiring the MAC debt! WE WILL NEED THE INVOLVEMENT OF EVERYBODY! We are in need of sale items for each of the areas of the Festival. Start now … Crafters, Bakers, Candy Makers. Also do you have an item or a service that we could offer in our Silent Auction? Call Stan at the church office (706-745-2073) if you would be willing to help in any way with this outreach event. Thank you!

Hey Crafters… Need Yarn? Come to our “Yarn Giveaway” Thursday September 14th 9am – 11:30am in the MAC lobby. Come fill your bag!

This Week or upcoming

1. Young Harris College is proud to welcome the world famous Glen Miller Orchestra to the YHC campus on Thursday, September 14th at 7pm. Please join us for a fine evening of beautiful music. The Fine Arts Building on the YHC campus has recently undergone extensive renovations thanks to the generosity of YHC Board of Trustee member Richard McGinnis and his wife, Shirley. In addition to a new name, Glenn~McGinnis Hall now offers new, comfortable seating, improved sound and acoustics for top quality musical and theatrical performances, an improved HVAC system to minimize noise, and enhanced lighting. Tickets are $25 per person, $15 per faculty member and $5 for students, and may be purchased at yhc.edu/glennmcginnis. To learn more about Glenn~McGinnis Hall including information on how to name a seat or to order Glen Miller tickets by phone, call the YHC Office of Advancement at (706) 379-5173.
3. September 17 will be YHC Sunday here at FUMC. The YHC Concert Choir will be here at 8:30 am and 11 am services along with several special speakers. At 9:45, we are doing our formal launch of THE WELL to our community. Come be a part of a special day!
4. Deborah Polston Human Trafficking Presentation - a Story of Rescue & Redemption Sunday, September 24, 2017 2 pm in our Sanctuary:
A member of our congregation is a good friend of Deborah. That connection has made this very special event possible for us. Deborah is appointed by Florida’s Governor as that states Human Trafficking Advocate. She resides in Florida where her husband is the Florida Supreme Court Chief Justice. Deborah has a story to tell. Her passion is for fighting a good fight against the powers in our world that promote the horrendous global practice of human trafficking. A love offering will be received at the 2 pm presentation. This is open to our entire community. Help us get the word out as we all have a profound opportunity to learn more about this rising problem in our world (a problem that has Atlanta at it’s hub.) Come hear this story! Deborah will be the mission moment at all three services on Sunday, September 24.
5. Fall Festival October 13 & 14 … Our 2017 Fall Festival coming in October will be one of our largest community outreach events of the year.

Flood Kits

Cleaning Kit Materials:
5-gallon bucket with resealable lid—Buckets from fast-food restaurants or bakeries can be used if washed and cleaned. Do not use buckets that have stored chemicals such as paint or pool cleaner. Advertisements on the outside are acceptable.
Liquid laundry detergent—One 50-oz. or two 25-oz. bottle(s) only
Liquid household cleaner—12-16 oz. liquid cleaner that can be mixed with water. No spray cleaners
Dish soap—16-28 oz. bottle any brand
1 can air freshener—Aerosol or pump
1 insect repellant spray—6-14 oz. aerosol or spray pump with protective cover
1 scrub brush—Plastic or wooden handle
18 cleaning wipes—Handi-wipes or reusable wipes. No terry cleaning towels. Remove from packaging.
7 sponges—No cellulose sponges due to mold issues. Remove from wrapper.
5 scouring pads—Remove from wrapper. No stainless steel, Brillo pads, or SOS pads (nothing with soap built in).
50 clothespins
Clothesline—One 100-ft. or two 50-ft. lines. Cotton or plastic.
24-roll heavy-duty trash bags—33-45 gallon sizes. Remove from the box.
5 dust masks
2 pairs kitchen dishwashing gloves—Should be durable enough for multiple uses. Remove from packaging.
1 pair work gloves—Cotton with leather palm or all leather
Assembly Directions Place all liquid items in first. Place remaining items in the bucket, fitting them around and between the liquid items. Sponges, scouring pads, clothespins, and trash bags can be separated in order to fit all of the items in the bucket. Ensure the lid is closed securely.
Important Notes All items must be new except for the actual bucket and lid. All cleaning agents must be liquid and in plastic containers. No powders, please. If you cannot find the requested size of a liquid item, use a smaller size. Including larger sizes of any item will prevent the lid from sealing. If all of the items on the list are not included, please put a label on the bucket indicating what has been omitted.

Pray without Ceasing for

The people along the TX/LA Gulf Coast
The people in FL and Georgia affected by Hurricane Irma
Our military families - many recent deployments
Frank Loy - will have surgery on his right hand on Friday
The two UMC related agencies in our neighborhood (YHC & Brannon Lodge)
Our entire staff team
Several expectant Mommies in our congregation
All those with Alzheimers/Dementia related struggles
Joan Wiley - recent passing of husband Bill
Claudia Deprez - continuing chemo treatments
David Kuykendall - prayers for his dad, moved to U C Nursing Home
Jamie Patton - general health
Myron Turner - continued breathing problems
Ellie Dobson - back at home - multiple broken ribs and stress fractures
Kelly Schuknecht - two losses in extended family
Phil Salling - healing from leg procedure
Hugh Lee - moved to Nursing home in Blue Ridge
Norm Rogers - recent prostate cancer diagnosis
Kris and Larry Ferguson - their 38 year old daughter Holly just got diagnosed with breast cancer.
Janice Taylor - recent breast cancer diagnosis
Janice Jarrard - sister diagnosed with ovarian cancer
Sharon Willits - general health
Ruth Stefko son (Mike Stefko) - cancer treatments done for now - scans planned at end of September - and daughter (Dawn Chappel) - general health
Kathy Zimmerman’s sister (Alice Pollert) - more cancer related treatments
Alex Box - Chatuge Regional Nursing Home (visitors welcome!) Room A29 - driving from Blairsville take the first left up the hill after you pass McConnel Baptist Church in Hiawassee.
Nancy Sanford’s Mother in Kansas - alzheimers and now also lung cancer
Nancy Joyce’s - Brother-in Law in Penn.- general health
Alex and Pat Box’s Son (Stephen) – severe health issues related to chronic Lyme disease - long term treatment continues
Luann, Carol & Bob Head – general health
Shirley Cobb/Bob Head/Eva Breedlove/Carol Warren – chronic back/neck/pain issues.

Through our sacrificial service, God will reach people, touch souls, change hearts, and launch disciples (that’s Church!)

A Note from Finance

With 8 months of 2017 under our belt, we are reminded each day how much our Lord blesses us with members who are faithful to Him and His calling us to give. We went into the year with a very aggressive ministry plan. Thanks to each of you, we continue to be on budget with our plan. But please be mindful that we still have 4 months to go with lots of expenses yet to come. We ask that you continue to be prayerful, and faithful, in your giving, not only your gifts, but also giving of your prayers, your presence, and your service.

Received YTD
September 3rd $32,435 (or there about) 🙂
September 10th not counted yet due to hurricane

Please remember FUMC in your legacy trusts & wills!

News update – September 5, 2017

Bill Wiley Memorial Service

The Memorial Service for Bill Wiley will be at FUMC this coming Saturday, Sept 9 at 2 pm. A time of visitation will happen in the Sanctuary from 1 pm to 2 pm immediately before the service. Forgive my many mistakes in the Tickle this morning - was trying to get through it fast so I could spend this afternoon with Joan and the family. I apologize for those errors. Please pray for this family. God’s Peace.

Tickle – September 5, 2017

I hope everyone had a chance to “pause” across this Labor Day weekend - that was part of our shared message on Sunday.

As I turn towards the week ahead, we are being led by the Spirit to hold an impromptu Prayer Service tomorrow night (Wednesday Night) at 6 pm in the Sanctuary. The name of the service is “Praying between the Storms of Life.” With the impact of Harvey still being felt in Texas and now Hurricane Irma approaching Florida this weekend - we are literally “in between the storms.” And perhaps you feel as though you personally are in a season of life pinched between storms - this is for you too. Come be with us at 6 pm - I am asking all the children, all the youth, all the adult programming “pause” for this one night so everyone can come to this prayer service. God’s people pray without ceasing. This night will take the place of the Thursday prayer team meeting this week. I hope you come.

If you wish to make the cleanup kits for Hurricane relief, the instructions were in the bulletin insert and I am tacking them onto the end of this Tickle as well: UMCOR: US Disaster Response” ( Fund Number 4390)
God’s Joy, mark

IF ONLY WE KNEW….

The Mission Committee is planning a Mini Mission Fair to show case ALL the church (that’s you the people) does in serving outside our church walls on October 29. Please let Kim Tatman (Mission Chairperson) know if you have a Mission to share with our congregation. Email: tokimnjoe@bellsouth.net I pray that together our church will carry Christ’s light out of the sanctuary and into the community.

Wednesday Night Nurture

Dinner in MAC begins at 5 pm - Swiss Chicken, stuffing, green beans and chocolate tarts. Highchairs are available for the little ones!
Youth - please come to the prayer service in the Sanctuary at 6 pm Children - please come to the prayer service in the Sanctuary at 6 pm Adult Multi-week Study by Rod McClarnon - please come to the prayer service in the Sanctuary at 6 pm

Methodist 101 Multi-week Class by Pastor Mark - please come to the prayer service in the Sanctuary at 6 pm
Loving Nursery is provided on Wednesday Nights beginning at 6 pm
Hand Bells Practice - please come to the prayer service at 6 pm

Choir Practice in Music Room at 7 pm

Disciple 2 Bible Study Fast Track Orientation Mtg will happen on Wednesday night September 6 at 5:30 pm in the conference room. This 24 week study is on Genesis, Exodus, Luke and Acts. David and Benetta Cook will be facilitating this study on Wednesday nights beginning September 13 at 6 pm in the MAC lower level corner Youth room. Come see the materials and ask you questions - schedule and first reading assignment will be given at this meeting.

Choral Concert at Sharp Memorial UMC

One of the choral groups our Jeff Bauman sings with is the Orpheus Men’s Choir. That 30 voice group is made up of area music ministers, choir directors, and professional singers. The concert is next Sunday, September 10 at 7 pm. The concert is free.

The Union County Relay for Life team

is looking for members to help plan and organize the 2018 event. A planning meeting is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 7th at 5 pm in the Blairsville Civic Center.

Morning Glory Circle

has begun their coat collecting for distribution this November. You may drop off your gently used winter coats in the closet across from the MAC desk.

FUMC Fall Festival News: October 13/14

Used Clothing:
You may drop off your gently used clothing (NO socks or underwear) on Tuesday mornings from 9 -11 am or Friday mornings from 9 - 11 am in the fellowship hall.
Yard Sale Stuff in the Annex
People will be present to receive your “treasures” at the Annex from 9 am to noon each Friday in September. Whatever you donate, we sell during the Fall festival with all the proceeds going to retire the MAC debt.
What can you make for the Fall Festival? This is an “ALL HANDS ON DECK:

What can you make for the Fall Festival?

This is an “ALL HANDS ON DECK: event where the entire church comes together to donate time and resources.

This is our one event each year for the purpose of retiring the MAC debt.Our 2017 Fall Festival coming in October will be one of our largest community outreach events of the year. Included in this 2 day event will be a Craft Sale, Silent Auction, Bakery, Country Store, Candy Shoppe, Clothes Sale, and a Treasure Sale @ the Annex. All proceeds will go toward retiring the MAC debt! WE WILL NEED THE INVOLVEMENT OF EVERYBODY! We are in need of sale items for each of the areas of the Festival. Start now … Crafters, Bakers, Candy Makers. Also do you have an item or a service that we could offer in our Silent Auction? Call Stan at the church office (706-745-2073) if you would be willing to help in any way with this outreach event. Thank you!

Hey Crafters… Need Yarn? Come to our “Yarn Giveaway” Thursday September 14th 9am – 11:30am in the MAC lobby. Come fill your bag!

Not this week, but Upcoming Key Events

1. We will be sending our Red Bird Mission team off on Sunday for one week.
2. Young Harris College is proud to welcome the world famous Glen Miller Orchestra to the YHC campus on Thursday, September 14th at 7pm. Please join us for a fine evening of beautiful music. The Fine Arts Building on the YHC campus has recently undergone extensive renovations thanks to the generosity of YHC Board of Trustee member Richard McGinnis and his wife, Shirley. In addition to a new name, Glenn~McGinnis Hall now offers new, comfortable seating, improved sound and acoustics for top quality musical and theatrical performances, an improved HVAC system to minimize noise, and enhanced lighting. Tickets are $25 per person, $15 per faculty member and $5 for students, and may be purchased at yhc.edu/glennmcginnis. To learn more about Glenn~McGinnis Hall including information on how to name a seat or to order Glen Miller tickets by phone, call the YHC Office of Advancement at (706) 379-5173.
3. September 17 will be YHC Sunday here at FUMC. The YHC Concert Choir will be here at 8:30 am and 11 am services along with several special speakers. At 9:45, we are doing our formal launch of THE WELL to our community. Come be a part of a special day!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           4. Deborah Polston Human Trafficking Presentation - a Story of Rescue & Redemption Sunday, September 24, 2017 2 pm in our Sanctuary:
A member of our congregation is a good friend of Deborah. That connection has made this very special event possible for us. Deborah is appointed by Florida’s Governor as that states Human Trafficking Advocate. She resides in Florida where her husband is the Florida Supreme Court Chief Justice. Deborah has a story to tell. Her passion is for fighting a good fight against the powers in our world that promote the horrendous global practice of human trafficking. A love offering will be received at the 2 pm presentation. This is open to our entire community. Help us get the word out as we all have a profound opportunity to learn more about this rising problem in our world (a problem that has Atlanta at it’s hub.) Come hear this story! Deborah will be the mission moment at all three services on Sunday, September 24.
5. Fall Festival October 13 & 14 … Our 2017 Fall Festival coming in October will be one of our largest community outreach events of the year.

Flood Kits

Cleaning Kit Materials:
5-gallon bucket with resealable lid—Buckets from fast-food restaurants or bakeries can be used if washed and cleaned. Do not use buckets that have stored chemicals such as paint or pool cleaner. Advertisements on the outside are acceptable.
Liquid laundry detergent—One 50-oz. or two 25-oz. bottle(s) only

Liquid household cleaner—12-16 oz. liquid cleaner that can be mixed with water. No spray cleaners
Dish soap—16-28 oz. bottle any brand
1 can air freshener—Aerosol or pump
1 insect repellant spray—6-14 oz. aerosol or spray pump with protective cover

1 scrub brush—Plastic or wooden handle
18 cleaning wipes—Handi-wipes or reusable wipes. No terry cleaning towels. Remove from packaging.
7 sponges—No cellulose sponges due to mold issues. Remove from wrapper.
5 scouring pads—Remove from wrapper. No stainless steel, Brillo pads, or SOS pads (nothing with soap built in).
50 clothespins
Clothesline—One 100-ft. or two 50-ft. lines. Cotton or plastic.
24-roll heavy-duty trash bags—33-45 gallon sizes. Remove from the box.
5 dust masks
2 pairs kitchen dishwashing gloves—Should be durable enough for multiple uses. Remove from packaging.
1 pair work gloves—Cotton with leather palm or all leather

Assembly Directions Place all liquid items in first. Place remaining items in the bucket, fitting them around and between the liquid items. Sponges, scouring pads, clothespins, and trash bags can be separated in order to fit all of the items in the bucket. Ensure the lid is closed securely.
Important Notes All items must be new except for the actual bucket and lid. All cleaning agents must be liquid and in plastic containers. No powders, please. If you cannot find the requested size of a liquid item, use a smaller size. Including larger sizes of any item will prevent the lid from sealing. If all of the items on the list are not included, please put a label on the bucket indicating what has been omitted.

Pray without Ceasing for

The people along the TX/LA Gulf Coast
Our military families - many recent deployments
The two UMC related agencies in our neighborhood (YHC & Brannon Lodge) Our entire staff team
Several expectant Mommies in our congregation
All those with Alzheimers/Dementia related struggles
Joan Wiley - recent passing of husband Jim - tentative service date is Saturday at FUMC - but nothing has been confirmed by the family yet.
Claudia Deprez - continuing chemo treatments
David Kuykendall - step mother passed this weekend - pray for his Dad
Jamie Patton - came home this weekend - but general health
Myron Turner - back at UGH - continued breathing problems
Ellie Dobson - back at home - multiple broken ribs and stress fractures
Kelly Schuknecht - two losses in extended family this weekend
Phil Salling - healing from leg procedure
Hugh Lee - moved to Nursing home in Blue Ridge
Norm Rogers - recent prostate cancer diagnosis
Kris and Larry Ferguson - their 38 year old daughter Holly just got diagnosed with breast cancer.
Janice Taylor - recent breast cancer diagnosis
Janice Jarrard - sister diagnosed with ovarian cancer
Sharon Willits - general health
Ruth Stefko son (Mike Stefko) - cancer treatments done for now - scans planned at end of September - and daughter (Dawn Chappel) - general health
Kathy Zimmerman’s sister (Alice Pollert) - more cancer related treatments
Alex Box - Chatuge Regional Nursing Home (visitors welcome!) Room A29 - driving from Blairsville take the first left up the hill after you pass McConnel Baptist Church in Hiawassee.
Nancy Sanford’s Mother in Kansas - alzheimers and now also lung cancer
Nancy Joyce’s - Brother-in Law in Penn.- general health
Alex and Pat Box’s Son (Stephen) – severe health issues related to chronic Lyme disease - long term treatment continues
Luann, Carol & Bob Head – general health
Shirley Cobb/Bob Head/Eva Breedlove/Carol Warren – chronic back/neck/pain issues.

Through our sacrificial service, God will reach people, touch souls, change hearts, and launch disciples (that’s Church!)

A Note from Finance

With 8 months of 2017 under our belt, we are reminded each day how much our Lord blesses us with members who are faithful to Him and His calling us to give. We went into the year with a very aggressive ministry plan. Thanks to each of you, we continue to be on budget with our plan. But please be mindful that we still have 4 months to go with lots of expenses yet to come. We ask that you continue to be prayerful, and faithful, in your giving, not only your gifts, but also giving of your prayers, your presence, and your service.

Received YTD

September 3rd not counted yet due to holiday
Please remember FUMC in your legacy trusts & wills!

Tickle – August 29, 2017

Thank you FUMC for the UMM/BSA Breakfast fundraiser, painting the entire inside and ceiling of the four bedroom Habitat for Humanity House (and feeding lunch to all the servant hearts present), felling multiple trees at the parsonage and church campus, thank you men of the church for the new sidewalk at the Scout Hut, thank you everyone for working on the church grounds (check out our upgraded Memorial Garden outside the Sanctuary Window on the Blue Ridge side), resolving multiple equipment and asset issues on campus, repairing the both vans, fixing the parking lot lights, recent upgrade to fiber optic cable, kicking off Wednesday Night Nurture, and a ton of other things that nobody sees. Thank you Technology Booth ministry people for your training and service. It takes “all of us” to keep our church - God’s ministry platform - our mission outpost on the frontier of life - operating at it’s peak. I thank each and everyone of you who have had a hand (or back) in keeping all the moving parts moving - THANK YOU for all you do! If you would like to get involved more, see me. I can connect you.
Many people have been asking about how we can help the people of Texas. We have been monitoring the UMCOR defined needs - there are many, but the most immediate need is funding. We have everything we need for the Red Bird Mission trip - thank you! We are redesignating the second mile giving opportunity in September to be Hurricane Harvey Relief - please mark your second mile giving checks as follows:
UMCOR: US Disaster Response” ( Fund Number 4390)
God’s Joy
Pastor Mark
PS…thanks for the cards and song on Sunday!

The OASIS Pickleball class

still has a few open spots.If you are 50 years young or older and would like to learn the new rage in “racquet’ sports come sign up today. These are “hallowed” spots!

IF ONLY WE KNEW….

The Mission Committee is planning a Mini Mission Fair to show case ALL the church (that’s you the people) does in serving outside our church walls onOctober 29. Please let Kim Tatman (Mission Chairperson) know if you have a Mission to share with our congregation. Email: tokimnjoe@bellsouth.net I pray that together our church will carry Christ’s light out of the sanctuary and into the community.

Wednesday Night Nurture

Dinner in MAC begins at 5 pm - Spaghetti, vegetable, dessert - Boy Scout Troop 101 fundraiser. Highchairs are available for the little ones!
Youth (6th grade through High School) begins in lower level of the MAC at 6 pm with Jennifer and Erin
Children (K through 5th) will meet in the craft room room in the lower level of the children’s wing (CPR has the Fundamentals room this night)
Adult Multi-week Study by Rod McClarnon - “Whose Plan is it Anyway” will meet in the Friendship Sunday School room at 6 pm
United Methodist 101 Multi-week Class by Pastor Mark will meet in the Youth Room “Corner room” in the lower level of the MAC at 6 pm – tonight topic is “How our Story forms us and Sacraments.
Loving Nursery is provided on Wednesday Nights beginning at 6 pm
Hand Bells Practice in fellowship Hall at 6 pm
Choir Practice in Music Room at 7 pm

Disciple 1 Bible Study Fast Track Orientation Mtg

will happen two times; once at 5:30 pm this Wednesday and again this coming Sunday after the 11 am service for 20 minutes. Come to one or the other to check out the study, ask questions of Mark and Shannon and sign up to take the class. Both mtg’s are in the Sanctuary. You must come to one of these meetings if you are taking the class, we will hand out your reading assignments and copy of week one materials to those wishing to participate in the 24 week study that beginsSunday, September 10. It’s time to decide.

Disciple 2 Bible Study Fast Track Orientation Mtg

will happen on Wednesday night September 6 at 6 pm in the conference room. This 24 week study is on Genesis, Exodus, Luke and Acts. David and Benetta Cook will be facilitating this study on Wednesday nights beginning September 13 at 6 pm in the MAC lower level corner Youth room. Come see the materials and ask you questions - schedule and first reading assignment will be given at this meeting.

Women’s Bible Study

 starts back up this Wednesday at 10 am in the lower level of the MAC. Come sit in and just check it out.

The Union County Relay for Life

team is looking for members to help plan and organize the 2018 event. A planning meeting is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 7th at 5 pm in the Blairsville Civic Center.

Morning Glory Circle

has begun their coat collecting for distribution this November. You may drop off your gently used winter coats in the closet across from the MAC desk.

Volunteers for the Quilts of Valor Foundation

make and present patriotic quilts to veterans who served in a combat zone. You can nominate a veteran for this gift at www.qovf.org. Call Anna Stone at 706-745-5943 or Diane Simonsen at 706-745-0004 if you have any questions or need help submitting the request for a Quilt of Valor.

Not this week, but Upcoming Key Events

1.Young Harris College is proud to welcome the world famous Glen Miller Orchestra to the YHC campus on Thursday, September 14th at 7pm. Please join us for a fine evening of beautiful music. The Fine Arts Building on the YHC campus has recently undergone extensive renovations thanks to the generosity of YHC Board of Trustee member Richard McGinnis and his wife, Shirley. In addition to a new name, Glenn~McGinnis Hall now offers new, comfortable seating, improved sound and acoustics for top quality musical and theatrical performances, an improved HVAC system to minimize noise, and enhanced lighting. Tickets are $25 per person, $15 per faculty member and $5 for students, and may be purchased at yhc.edu/glennmcginnis. To learn more about Glenn~McGinnis Hall including information on how to name a seat or to order Glen Miller tickets by phone, call the YHC Office of Advancement at (706) 379-5173.
2. September 17 will be YHC Sunday here at FUMC. The YHC Concert Choir will be here at 8:30 am and 11 am services along with several special speakers. At 9:45, we are doing our formal launch of THE WELL to our community. Come be a part of a special day!

3. Fall Festival October 13 & 14 … Our 2017 Fall Festival coming in October will be one of our largest community outreach events of the year. Included in this 2 day event will be a Craft Sale, Silent Auction, Bakery, Country Store, Candy Shoppe, Clothes Sale, and a Treasure Sale @ the Annex. All proceeds will go toward retiring the MAC debt!   WE WILL NEED THE INVOLVEMENT OF EVERYBODY!  We are in need of sale items for each of the areas of the Festival. Start now … Crafters, Bakers, Candy Makers. Also do you have an item or a service that we could offer in our Silent Auction? Call Stan at the church office(706-745-2073) if you would be willing to help in any way with this outreach event. Thank you!

Deborah Polston Human Trafficking Presentation –

a Story of Rescue & Redemption Sunday, September 24, 2017 2 pm in our SanctuaryA member of our congregation is a good friend of Deborah. That connection has made this very special event possible for us. Deborah is appointed by Florida’s Governor as that states Human Trafficking Advocate. She resides in Florida where her husband is the Florida Supreme Court Chief Justice. Deborah has a story to tell. Her passion is for fighting a good fight against the powers in our world that promote the horrendous global practice of human trafficking. A love offering will be received at the 2 pm presentation. This is open to our entire community. Help us get the word out as we all have a profound opportunity to learn more about this rising problem in our world (a problem that has Atlanta at it’s hub.) Come hear this story! Deborah will be the mission moment at all three services on Sunday, September 24.

Pray without Ceasing for

    • The people along the TX/LA Gulf Coast
    • Our military families - many recent deployments
    • The two UMC related agencies in our neighborhood (YHC & Brannon Lodge)
    • Our entire staff team
    • Several expectant Mommies in our congregation
    • All those with Alzheimers/Dementia related struggles
    • Bud Akins - brother in law passed this weekend (the Weaver Family)
    • Claudia Deprez - chemo treatments
    • David Kuykendall - Father’s general health
    • Roy Whitelock - skin cancer procedure on Monday
    • Myron Turner - at UGH Room #305 – pneumonia
    • Joyce Byers - another brother recent heart attack
    • Phil Salling - healing from leg procedure
    • Hugh Lee - moved to Nursing home in Blue Ridge
    • Norm Rogers - recent prostate cancer diagnosis
    • Kris and Larry Ferguson – their 38 year old daughter Holly just got diagnosed with breast cancer.
    • Janice Taylor - recent breast cancer diagnosis
    • Janice Jarrard - sister diagnosed with ovarian cancer
    • Sharon Willits - general health
    • Ruth Stefko son (Mike Stefko) - cancer treatments done for now - scans planned at end of September - and daughter (Dawn Chappel) - general health
    • Kathy Zimmerman’s sister (Alice Pollert) - more cancer related treatments
    • Alex Box - Chatuge Regional Nursing Home (visitors welcome!) Room A29 - driving from Blairsville take the first left up the hill after you pass McConnel Baptist Church in Hiawassee.
    • Nancy Sanford’s Mother in Kansas - alzheimers and now also lung cancer
    • Nancy Joyce’s – Brother-in Law in Penn.- general health
    • Alex and Pat Box’s Son (Stephen) – severe health issues related to chronic Lyme disease - long term treatment continues
    • Luann, Carol & Bob Head – general health
    • Shirley Cobb/Bob Head/Eva Breedlove/Carol Warren – chronic back/neck/pain issues.

Through our sacrificial service, God will reach people, touch souls, change hearts, and launch disciples (that’s Church!)

A Note from Finance

With 8 months of 2017 under our belt, we are reminded each day how much our Lord blesses us with members who are faithful to Him and His calling us to give. We went into the year with a very aggressive ministry plan. Thanks to each of you, we continue to be on budget with our plan. But please be mindful that we still have 4 months to go with lots of expenses yet to come. We ask that you continue to be prayerful, and faithful, in your giving, not only your gifts, but also giving of your prayers, your presence, and your service.
                                   Received          YTD
August 6th                $ 27,550           $ 670,790
August 13th               $ 14,414          $ 685,204
August 20th               $ 13,615          $ 698,819
August 27th               $ 11,715          $ 710,594
Please remember FUMC in your legacy trusts & wills!

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