Tickle – June 27, 2017

Happy Tuesday, Church!

If you have any interest in going on the week long Red Bird Mission Trip in September with Pastor Mark, there is an informational meeting scheduled at Sharp Memorial UMC today at 7 pm. Go to the fellowship hall.

July 4th Fireworks Viewing Event at FUMC:
Remember to come to our July 4 Fireworks viewing event at our Church. We still are one of the best places to spend the fourth of July in Blairsville. The fun will begin at 6:30 pm! Our contemporary band (led by our new Contemporary worship leader - Eric Miller) will be providing music this year. Jeremy Bruce will be overseeing the BBQ again! The BBQ baskets are $5 each and drinks are $1 each. The snow cone truck will be here too and perhaps a few other surprises! Come make an evening of it. Our church will be open and Hospitality folks will be here to help guide people around (and point out the restrooms!) Come be an ambassador for your church to the community that night. The view is amazing! Fireworks begin at 9:30 pm as usual.

Pat Maryscuk will be stepping down from her volunteer service overseeing our church nursery in July. SPR is creating a paid position called “Nursery Director” for this role. If you wish to apply for this part-time role, please send your resume to the church office.
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Pray without Ceasing for:
World peace
All our families/people moving away from Blairsville
All those with Alzheimers/Dementia related struggles (there are many in our faith family and extended faith family) and all their loving caregivers
JoAnn Strickland - heart cath provided one stent - home recovering
Bill Gleasure - liver biopsy test results were negative. Praise!
Darryl Hackney - was in church Sunday.
Martha Preston - Murphy Nursing Home for rehab recovering from hip surgery
Debbie Steed - diverticulitis
Rob Howell - rotator cuff surgery Friday
Zadie McCall - recovering from fall
Rick Gutierrez - surgical procedure on mass around saliverary gland next week
Kim Kuykendall - in Emory for week- long sensory testing
Helen Owenby / Eleanor Lee - recent loss of their brother
Mac Warren - was in church Sunday
Norm and Carol Thompson - Carol has been laid up with her leg wound.
Marian Malac - is back home recovering
Janice Jarrard - sister diagnosed with ovarian cancer
Our several expectant Mommies and their babies in our congregation
Emily Stafford - baby Hazel is good, everyone is at home
Kathy Johnson - recent loss of her Mother
Kathie McAfee - recent loss of her Mother
Our Confirmation class as they continue to discern
Avis Shaw - vein surgery in leg yesterday
Sharon Willits - trouble walking
Elaine Neuhaus - another arm procedure June 29 to address nerve problem
Ruth Stefko son (Mike) - lung cancer - chemo and radiation
Kathy Zimmerman’s sister (Alice Pollert) - more cancer related treatments
Liz Patton’s son - struggling with PTSD
Alex Box - Hiawassee Rehab Center (visitors welcome!) Room A27 - 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

                                                Received               YTD (26 Sundays)
June 4th                       $ 26,199                       $ 484,674
June 11th                     $ 16,881                       $ 501,555
June 18th                     $ 13,653                       $ 515,209
June 25th                     $ 16,814                       $ 532,023
Please remember FUMC in your legacy trusts & wills!

Tickle – June 13, 2017

Pastor Mark and Sam Wilson are attending the North Georgia Annual Conference in Athens this week.
THANK YOU to ALL who helped in any form or fashion make VBS such a wonderful success! Over 70 children participated with over 100 volunteers! Way to go, FUMC! The youth leave for their beach retreat this Saturday. Prayers are appreciated for their safe travel and an enriching time for the students. We will remember Helen Owenby’s brother Foster in a service this coming Saturday at 11 am here at the church. Have a wonderful week seeing the handiwork of God around and about you.
Welcome New Members who joined Sunday in the 11 am service:
Larry and Pat Clay           832 Wilkie Road, Blairsville
Church Job Postings:
The FUMC Staff Parish Relations Committee is currently seeking all candidates interested in applying for the role of Youth Director that Camden will be leaving July 30 as he prepares to return to School to pursue his master’s degree in Art. This role oversees our ministry with Middler’s and High Schooler’s. If you are interested, please forward a resume to the Church Office and provide at least two references.
The FUMC CEC Board is currently seeking all candidates interested in applying for the role of CEC Director. This role oversees our Child Enrichment Center preschool that operates during the school year on Monday, Wednesdayand Friday mornings for 2, 3, and 4 yr olds. If you are interested, please forward a resume to the Church Office and provide at least two references.
Invitation to Service: Eagle Scout Project THIS WEEK
Devin Gasaway (Chad & Mitzi’s son) is doing his Eagle Scout Project at our church.  His project consists of building a new walkway in the Memorial Garden that will go from the lower parking lot behind the MAC up to the center area outside the Sanctuary.  He has already constructed a new foot bridge that goes over the drainage ditch area and has it in place.The plan is to have two work days (if needed) as he will be building the new path which will consist of laying landscape fabric, installing new paver stones, and back filling with gravel and edging.  The plan is to start at 9am tomorrow.  If you are able to assist Devin with this project please reply directly to me and I will coordinate with Devin so we can plan accordingly for all of the individuals coming to work. If you can find it in your heart and schedule to come out, your help will be greatly appreciated.  I know that many of you have talents and tools that could be tapped for this project. I will be bringing out my tractor to do the bulk of the heavy lifting of the materials and light grading, so if you can attend please reply directly to me and I will coordinate with Devin. Regards, Jeremy Bruce (FUMC Boy Scouting Coordinator) Jeremy.Bruce@pcm.com
Summer hours for the church office and MAC are 8:00—4:00 pm MondayThursday and 8:00—12:30 Friday. This will be for the months of June and July only.

Pray without Ceasing for:

  • All those with Alzheimers/Dementia related struggles (there are many in our faith family and extended faith family) and all their loving caregivers
  • JoAnn Strickland - heart cath this Thursday at Piedmont
  • Bill Gleasure - MRI and liver biopsy this Thursday at St. Joseph’s
  • Norm and Carol Thompson - recent loss of their granddaughter
  • Helen Owenby brother (Foster Wellbourne) memorial service to be held here this Saturday at 11 am.
  • Our custodian (B.L. Anderson) is recovering from a heart stent
  • Marian Malac - is actually at the Chatuge Regional Hospital in Hiawassee Room 123. The address is 110 Main Street, Hiawassee, GA 30546 - not in the same facility as Alex Box a few blocks away.
  • Courtney Bruce grandmother - now under hospice care
  • Janice Jarrard - sister diagnosed with ovarian cancer
  • Our several expectant Mommies and their babies in our congregation
  • Kathy Johnson’s Mother -the family is staying with her in Florida
  • Our Confirmation class as they continue to discern
  • Avis Shaw - upcoming leg procedures June 26
  • Sharon Willits - trouble walking
  • Kim Kuykendall - general health - testing
  • Emily Cobb / Joyce Byers - lots of health issues in extended family members
  • Elaine Neuhaus  - rehab new shoulder
  • Ruth Stefko son (Mike) - lung cancer - chemo and radiation
  • Kathy Zimmerman’s sister (Alice Pollert) - more cancer related treatments
  • Liz Patton’s son - struggling with PTSD
  • Alex Box - Hiawassee Rehab Center (visitors welcome!) Room A27 - driving from Blairsville take the first left up the hill after you pass McConnel Baptist Church in Hiawassee.
  • Nancy Sanford’s Mother in Kansas - general health
  • 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.
A Note from Finance:

Where the SPIRIT of God is blowing, the children of God are growing!!!
                                                Received               YTD (20 Sundays)
June 4th                       $ 26,199                       $ 484,674
June 11th                     $ 16,881                       $ 501,555
Please remember FUMC in your legacy trusts & wills!

Tickle – June 2, 2017

We had an outstanding Pentecost Sunday last Sunday! Where the SPIRIT of GOD is blowing, the children of God are growing! And I have never been so proud to wear a blue t-shirt in all my life. Our VBS team has got it down to a art - thank you everyone! Thanks Table of Grace for what looked like your biggest crowd for lunch yet today - well done! We had 8 people respond Sunday to the invitation to serve in the worship service specific multimedia roles (still need more folks interested in rotating once a month through the 9:45 lighting role.) THANK YOU CHURCH! Where the SPIRIT of God is blowing, the children of God are growing!
God’s Peace,
mark
Church Job Postings:
The FUMC Staff Parish Relations Committee is currently seeking all candidates interested in applying for the role of Youth Director that Camden will be leaving July 30 as he prepares to return to School to pursue his master’s degree in Art. This role oversees our ministry with Middler’s and High Schooler’s. If you are interested, please forward a resume to the Church Office and provide at least two references.
The FUMC CEC Board is currently seeking all candidates interested in applying for the role of CEC Director. This role oversees our Child Enrichment Center preschool that operates during the school year on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings for 2, 3, and 4 yr olds. If you are interested, please forward a resume to the Church Office and provide at least two references.
Invitation to Service: Eagle Scout Project
Devin Gasaway (Chad & Mitzi’s son) is doing his Eagle Scout Project at our church.  His project consists of building a new walkway in the Memorial Garden that will go from the lower parking lot behind the MAC up to the center area outside the Sanctuary.  He has already constructed a new foot bridge that goes over the drainage ditch area and has it in place.The plan is to have two work days (if needed) as he will be building the new path which will consist of laying landscape fabric, installing new paver stones, and back filling with gravel and edging.  The plan is to start at 9am on Wednesday 6/14.  If you are able to assist Devin with this project please reply directly to me and I will coordinate with Devin so we can plan accordingly for all of the individuals coming to work. If you can find it in your heart and schedule to come out, your help will be greatly appreciated.  I know that many of you have talents and tools that could be tapped for this project. I will be bringing out my tractor to do the bulk of the heavy lifting of the materials and light grading, so if you can attend please reply directly to me and I will coordinate with Devin. Regards, Jeremy Bruce (FUMC Boy Scouting Coordinator) Jeremy.Bruce@pcm.com
Summer hours for the church office and MAC are 8:00—4:00 pm Monday-Thursday and 8:00—12:30 Friday. This will be for the months of June and July only.

Pray without Ceasing for:

  • All those with Alzheimers/Dementia related struggles (there are many in our faith family and extended faith family) and all their loving caregivers
  • Norm and Carol Thompson - recent loss of their granddaughter
  • Helen Owenby brother (Foster Wellbourne) passed on Saturday - tentative arrangements are being made for a service here in Blairsville on June 18.
  • Our custodian (B.L. Anderson) is recovering from a heart stent
  • Marian Malac - is actually at the Chatuge Regional Hospital in Hiawassee Room 123. The address is 110 Main Street, Hiawassee, GA 30546 - not in the same facility as Alex Box a few blocks away.
  • Mac Warren - at home in Blairsville recovering from cadiac event
  • Courtney Bruce grandmother - now under hospice care
  • Janice Jarrard - sister diagnosed with ovarian cancer
  • Our several expectant Mommies and their babies in our congregation
  • Kathy Johnson’s Mother -the family is staying with her in Florida
  • Our Confirmation class as they continue to discern
  • Avis Shaw - upcoming leg procedures June 26
  • Sharon Willits - trouble walking
  • Kim Kuykendall - general health - testing
  • Emily Cobb / Joyce Byers - lots of health issues in extended family members
  • Elaine Neuhaus  - rehab new shoulder
  • Ruth Stefko son (Mike) - lung cancer - chemo and radiation
  • Kathy Zimmerman’s sister (Alice Pollert) - more cancer related treatments
  • Liz Patton’s son - struggling with PTSD
  • Alex Box - Hiawassee Rehab Center (visitors welcome!) Room A27 - driving from Blairsville take the first left up the hill after you pass McConnel Baptist Church in Hiawassee.
  • Nancy Sanford’s Mother in Kansas - general health
  • 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:

Where the SPIRIT of God is blowing, the children of God are growing!!!
                                                Received               YTD (20 Sundays)
June 4th                       $ 26,199                       $ 484,674
Please remember FUMC in your legacy trusts & wills!

Tickle -May 30, 2017

It’s good to be back from vacation - but it will take time for me to get caught up to you all. I pray for grace. I had a couple hundred emails in my email inbox and a new email system on my computer to greet me this morning. I had been having problems with my group distribution in my old system (the frustration of several of you not getting regular planning emails you normally got from me) and a “new email system” was the recommended answer. That new system was installed while I was on vacation. So I am going to be slow as I learn as fast as possible. Please be patient with me. And fear not, nothing got lost in the transition - I retained my old emails and began receiving all your new ones on my new system - so far so good. I look forward to seeing everyone on Pentecost Sunday June 4 - as we celebrate the movement of the Spirit among us -  HAVE NO FEAR BIG RED IS HERE!
God’s Peace,
mark
Church Job Postings:
The FUMC Staff Parish Relations Committee is currently seeking all candidates interested in applying for the role of Youth Director that Camden will be leaving July 30 as he prepares to return to School to pursue his master’s degree in Art. This role oversees our ministry with Middler’s and High Schooler’s. If you are interested, please forward a resume to the Church Office and provide at least two references.
The FUMC CEC Board is currently seeking all candidates interested in applying for the role of CEC Director. This role oversees our Child Enrichment Center preschool that operates during the school year on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings for 2, 3, and 4 yr olds. If you are interested, please forward a resume to the Church Office and provide at least two references.
Vacation Bible School (VBS):
We are in good shape - thank you volunteers! Our one primary planning meeting FOR ALL VBS VOLUNTEERS is tommorrow night (Wed) at 6 pm in the Sanctuary. If you are volunteering for VBS, you are asked to be present for this meeting Shannon will lead.
The Men’s Bible Study will be taking a break for the months of June and July. We will reconvene on August 1st continuing our study of the Gospel of John. We will be on chapter 6 so read up and come join our discussions.
Welcome New Members:
Tommy and Pam Ackerman 736 Lakeside Drive, Blairsville GA 30512
Barbara Alderman 393 Chattahoochee Rd, Blairsville, GA 30512

Pray without Ceasing for:

  • All those with Alzheimers/Dementia related struggles (there are many in our faith family and extended faith family) and all their loving caregivers
  • Marian Malac - at UGH with the flu
  • Mac Warren - at home in Blairsville recovering from cadiac event
  • Courtney Bruce grandmother - now under hospice care
  • Janice Jarrard - sister diagnosed with ovarian cancer
  • Our several expectant Mommies and their babies in our congregation
  • Kathy Johnson’s Mother - general health (not a candidate for heart valve.)
  • Our Confirmation class as they continue to discern
  • Avis Shaw - upcoming leg procedures
  • Sharon Willits - trouble walking
  • Kim Kuykendall - general health
  • Emily Cobb / Joyce Byers - lots of health issues in extended family members
  • Elaine Neuhaus  - rehab new shoulder
  • Ruth Stefko son (Mike) - lung cancer - chemo and radiation
  • Kathy Zimmerman’s sister (Alice Pollert) - more cancer related treatments
  • Liz Patton’s Cousin - 14 hours of reconstructive surgery so far
  • Alex Box - Hiawassee Rehab Center (recent fall and injury - but back now
  • Nancy Sanford’s Mother in Kansas - fell and broke femur - had surgery to install rod - recovering from surgery
  • 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.
A Note from Finance:

Thank you so very much FUMC - you are a generous church who gives thanks to God in all times! Thank you so much for funding God’s ministry through this part of the Body of Christ called First United Methodist Church of Union County!
                                                Received               YTD (20 Sundays)
May 7th                         $25,436                        $ 399,021
May 14th                       $25,734                        $ 424,755
May 21st                       $18,590                        $ 443,345
May 28th                         not counted yet with holiday
Please remember FUMC in your legacy trusts & wills!

Tickle – May 23, 2017

Hello Church!

Pastor Mark is taking a much-needed and deserved vacation this week. We ask that you respect his privacy and do NOT call him. Should you have an emergency, please call Evelyn in the church office or Stan Wallace at:  229 326 0644 for assistance. Thank you for respecting his time off just like you would want if you were on vacation.

Church Job Postings

The FUMC Staff Parish Relations Committee is currently seeking all candidates interested in applying for the role of Youth Director that Camden will be leaving July 30 as he prepares to return to School to pursue his master’s degree in Art. This role oversees our ministry with Middler’s and High Schooler’s. If you are interested, please forward a resume to the Church Office and provide at least two references.

The FUMC CEC Board is currently seeking all candidates interested in applying for the role of CEC Director. This role oversees our Child Enrichment Center preschool that operates during the school year on Monday, Wednesdayand Friday mornings for 2, 3, and 4 yr olds. If you are interested, please forward a resume to the Church Office and provide at least two references.

Relay for Life Event is THIS Saturday, May 27th

from 4:00 pm till 10:00 pmat the Union County Farmer’s Market. Please come out and support our FUMC Church team as Cancer Survivors and Caregivers are honored and those who lost the battle to cancer are remembered.  The Survivor/Caregiver Dinner is at 4:30. Opening Ceremony and Survivor laps begin at 6:00.  A very inspirational candle lighting ceremony in memory of those who have gone on to Glory will be at 9:00 p.m.  There will be lots of family friendly fun events, food, music, and cancer education. We still have openings for the annual Carlton Shaw Bare Legs contest! (men only!)  Please bring your chair and comfortable walking shoes.

The In-Mission Together Summit 2017

with Eastern European countries will meet on Oct. 5 – 8 for the first time in Prague, Czech Republic in the Praha 2UMC. (Jana Krizova, who visited here, will be the new pastor at that church from June.) Previous annual meetings have been in various Partner UMC’s in the U.S. 

This is a great opportunity to represent our First UMC and to meet and fellowship with Methodist Christians from the participating countries of CzechRepublic, Slovakia, Poland, Hungary, Albania, Serbia,Romania, Macedonia, and Bulgaria, as well as from U.S. partner churches. The meeting will be in English. 

Registration deadline is June 30, and the fee is only40 Euro, (about $45) payable on arrival by cash or credit card. It includes meals on Friday and Saturday.The registration form is on line. See “God at Work”on the Missions bulletin board for more informationand website. You can make arrangements before orafter the meeting to visit our partner church, Slany UMC, which is about 25 miles from Prague, and for tours around the city and country. 

The Bishop of the area and other leaders will speak.The meeting begins on the Friday 5th evening withFellowship, and ends with the Sunday service on the 8th, with city tours available Sunday afternoon.You make your own hotel arrangements. Contact Marian Malac for more information.

VBS Needs…

Can you please help? The following is a list of items needed for VBS. Any and all donations are also greatly appreciated. If you can donate any of the following items please let Lisa Wilson know asap. 706 379 2997 or srwlaw@yahoo.com

20 bottles of hand sanitizer
20 rolls of paper towels
5 large/heavy duty disposable roasting pans
3 (66 oz) Goldfish crackers
13 packs of mozzarella string cheese
19 (6 oz) containers of Cool Whip
9 boxes of Town House Sea Salt Pita Crackers
12 cans (8 oz) American or Cheddar Spray Cheese
14 containers (10.5 oz) Rainbow Sprinkles

Pray without Ceasing for

  • All those with Alzheimers/Dementia related struggles (there are many in our faith family and extended faith family) and all their loving caregivers
  • Cone Family and Cobb Family - recent losses
  • Mac Warren - at home in Blairsville recovering from cadiac event
  • Courtney Bruce grandmother - now under hospice care
  • Janice Jarrard - sister diagnosed with ovarian cancer
  • Our several expectant Mommies and their babies in our congregation
  • Kathy Johnson’s Mother - general health (not a candidate for heart valve.)
  • Our Confirmation class as they continue to discern
  • Doug Shea - home recovering from surgical procedure
  • Avis Shaw - upcoming leg procedures
  • Sharon Willits - trouble walking
  • Kim Kuykendall - general health
  • Emily Cobb / Joyce Byers - lots of health issues in extended family members
  • Elaine Neuhaus  - rehab new shoulder
  • Ruth Stefko son (Mike) - lung cancer - chemo and radiation
  • Kathy Zimmerman’s sister (Alice Pollert) - more cancer related treatments
  • Liz Patton’s Cousin - 14 hours of reconstructive surgery so far
  • Alex Box - Hiawassee Rehab Center (recent fall and injury - but back now
  • Nancy Sanford’s Mother in Kansas - fell and broke femur - had surgery to install rod - recovering from surgery
  • 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.A NOTE FROM FINANCE

 

From your Finance Committee

Thank you so very much FUMC - you are a generous church who gives thanks to God in all times! Thank you so much for funding God’s ministry through this part of the Body of Christ called First United Methodist Church of Union County!

                                                Received               YTD (20 Sundays)
May 7th                         $25,436                        $ 399,021
May 14th                       $25,734                        $ 424,755
May 21st                       $18,590                        $ 443,345

Please remember FUMC in your legacy trusts & wills!

Tickle – May 16, 2017

I had the experience of a root canal on Thursday last week. In profound contrast to that experience, Sunday was such a joy. There is something special about Mother’s Day and Church - they just seem to go together. My week of “low lows” and “high highs” reminded me how much I need Sunday to navigate life. It was so good to see so many in worship. The children did a great performance (twice) and our music ministries once again made the day so very special. I wish we could all avoid the root canals of Thursday. I wish we could all live everyday as Sunday. One day we will - and that day will never end. Until then, I truly cherish every one of my Sunday’s with all of you.

God’s Love, pastor mark

ps…thank you Table of Grace for feeding our hungry community today
…thank you OASIS for your recent donation to help cover the costs of new carpeting in the older section of our church and honoring Ms. Ruth’s handbell dream.
…thank you good servant hearts for cleaning up the playground area for the CEC end of year picnic
…thank you campus care folks who have kept the grass cut while two of our key servant hearts have the temporary necessary downtime they need
…thank you Ro & the Robinettes for overseeing our Wednesday Night meal for another Fall and Spring cycle
…thank you for the roughly 90 volunteers who have signed up to help with VBS next month
…thank you worship coordinators for carrying out worship when (for an unknown technical reason) - over half of the 40 people involved in worship never got the written worship plan sent out by email on Wednesday! Half did - half did not - it makes no sense! Reach out to me if you have not gotten the plan for this coming Sunday by tomorrow.
…thank you Missions team for the recent Mission Trip Sharing forum on a Wednesday night - it was engaging and very inspirational (especially when Billy began to tear off his shirts - you had to be there!)
…thank you Trustees for fixing the things we do see and the many things we don’t see (those tend to be the bigger things!)
…thank you everyone for all you do - together, we are part of the movement of God from heaven to earth!

Church Job Postings

The FUMC Staff Parish Relations Committee is currently seeking all candidates interested in applying for the role of Youth Director that Camden will be leaving July 30 as he prepares to return to School to pursue his master’s degree in Art. This role oversees our ministry with Middler’s and High Schooler’s. If you are interested, please forward a resume to the Church Office and provide at least two references.

The FUMC CEC Board is currently seeking all candidates interested in applying for the role of CEC Director. This role oversees our Child Enrichment Center preschool that operates during the school year Wednesday and Friday mornings for 2, 3, and 4 yr olds. If you are interested, please forward a resume to the Church Office and provide at least two references.

Relay for Life Event

is Saturday, May 27th from 4:00 pm till 10:00 pm at the Union County Farmer’s Market. You don’t have to be a team member to attend-everyone is invited to Shine Brightly with Hope! Please bring your chair and comfortable walking shoes! Your Relay team thanks you from the bottom of our hearts for all your love and support in the fight against cancer this year!

Relay for Life thanks you for your t-shirt orders to support Relay for Life. The shirts have been ordered. Once they are received, they will be distributed before or after Sunday services. There are two short sleeve shirts that still may be purchased: one is the medium navy with the Georgia Strong; the other is a large pink with the RFL logo. The cost of each shirt is $15. Call Charlene Cook to purchase.

No Wednesday Night Nurture (dinner or programs) until August

There is no UMM Meeting on this third Saturday

(the slide in the preservice slideshow had not been updated) - we are redesigning men’s ministry - stay tuned.

If you have borrowed an annex key from the church office, please return it asap. Thank you.

The CEC

will hold their 4 year-old graduation this Friday in the sanctuary. Please come join the celebration in watching these children recite and perform while receving their diplomas.

Promotion Sunday this coming Sunday!

We are lifting up our several high school graduates this coming Sunday by picture in worship. If you are graduating from High School this year, make certain we have a recent picture of you so we can celebrate your accomplishment at all three services this Sunday. We also will be lifting up our children who will be moving from our Children’s Ministry to our Youth ministry across the summer. Come celebrate our “Promotions” as one family.

Pray without Ceasing for

    • All those with Alzheimers/Dementia related struggles (there are many in our faith family and extended faith family) and all their loving caregivers
    • Cone Family and Cobb Family - recent losses
    • Mac Warren - at home in Blairsville recovering from cadiac event
    • Marian Malac - out patient antibiotic treatments
    • Courtney Bruce grandmother - now under hospice care
    • Janice Jarrard - sister diagnosed with ovarian cancer
    • Our several expectant Mommies and their babies in our congregation
    • Kathy Johnson’s Mother - general health (not a candidate for heart valve.)
    • Our Confirmation class as they continue to discern
    • Doug Shea - home recovering from surgical procedure
    • Avis Shaw - upcoming leg procedures
    • Sharon Willits - trouble walking
    • Kim Kuykendall - general health
    • Emily Cobb / Joyce Byers - lots of health issues in extended family members
    • Elaine Neuhaus  - rehab new shoulder
    • Ruth Stefko son (Mike) - lung cancer - chemo and radiation
    • Kathy Zimmerman’s sister (Alice Pollert) - more cancer related treatments
    • Ron Schultz - heart flutter
    • Liz Patton’s Cousin - 14 hours of reconstructive surgery so far
    • Alex Box - Hiawassee Rehab Center (recent fall and injury - but back now)
    • Martha Cone’s Daughter-in-law (Cathy Cone) - health concerns
    • Nancy Sanford’s Mother in Kansas - fell and broke femur - had surgery to install rod - recovering from surgery
    • 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.

A Note from Finance

Thank you so very much FUMC - you are a generous church who gives thanks to God in all times! Thank you so much for funding God’s ministry through this part of the Body of Christ called First United Methodist Church of Union County!

                                    Received               YTD (20 Sundays)
May 7th                         $25,436                        $ 399,021
May 14th                       $25,734                        $ 424,755
Please remember FUMC in your legacy trusts & wills!

 

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