What’s UP at First Methodist

Blessings all! I’m am so excited for all the great things happening at First Methodist. Here are a few of the big and new things that are coming UP this week.

Join us tomorrow night for Wednesday night supper beginning at 5 pm. If you can’t quite make it at 5, show UP when you can. After the meal, there will be gatherings around the church for kids, youth, and adults.

One of those groups is just starting UP and is for moms of our kids and youth. Katie Mashburn is heading this UP and invites you to join her in the MAC after supper tomorrow night at 6 pm.

Also, our children’s ministry invites everyone to Family Movie Night next Saturday, September 7, at 6 pm in the MAC. I’m not sure if licensing allows me to name the movie, but I do hope you will show UP. I know we will. Popcorn and drinks will be available, and you are welcome to bring your supper. Also, blankets, pillows, couch cushions, and camp chairs are welcome and encouraged. Hope to see you there!

Grace and peace.

Wednesday Night Supper: Pork tenderloin, scalloped potatoes, green beans, salad, roll and dessert.

We are forming an additional team to help cook and serve on Wednesday nights. This new team will serve once a month if not less. To complete this team, we also need 2 dishwashers…no experience necessary. This is a fun and rewarding job. Contact Lisa Wilson for details. 706 379 2997

Saturday, September 7th
in the MAC
beginning at 6:00 pm

Weekday Bible Studies!

Men’s Bible Study meets on Tuesday’s at 10:00am in room M-7 (lower level of the MAC). Church Morgan is leading us through a study of 2 Corrinthians. All FUMC men are invited to come and bring a friend.
Ladies Bible Study Begins September 11th… and will meet on Wednesday’s at 10:00am in room M-1 (lower level of the MAC). Ladies will be doing the study “ROMANS… Good News That Changes Everything” by Melissa Spoelstra… We live in a world full of bad news. The media recounts stories of natural disasters, violence, and conflict. In the midst of all this heartbreak, we can’t lose sight of the fact that God has given us good news. We call it the gospel. In this six-week study of the Book of Romans, we will be highlighting the good news about faith, grace, daily life, God’s plan, relationships, and eternity. Whatever bad news we may receive, in Romans we will find good news to encourage and transform us. Mark your calendar!

Have you found your place of service here at FUMC? Pray about these opportunities…Media Volunteers are needed (sound & video) for the Media booth at all three worship services.
Worship Design help in the MAC for the “The Well”. Training will be provided. Please contact the church office if you are interested.
Nursery volunteers are needed during the 8:30 and 11:00 Sunday services. Please contact Donna Fredericks @ 239-821-0178.

OASIS Fall Registration
Has Begun!

OASIS Dates to Note…

September 5 Fall Session Begins
October 10 No Class Session
October 31 Fall Session Concludes

Beginning Sunday, August 4th, the Morning Glory Circle’s Traveling Gift Shop will make its Sunday location at the MAC Welcome Desk and be open from 9:30 to 9:45 am and 10:40 to 11:00 am. We have UMC cross and flame necklaces, key rings and bookmarks, as well as Wesley coins and totes. Please come visit us!

There is a Need for a Videographer for Night to Shine in February. If you know of someone, please contact Kim Tatman at 404 226 2531.

Church Cookbooks Have Been Ordered… Those still wishing to preorder cookbooks should see Barb Hahn or Eileen Nichols. Cost is $10.00 per cookbook. Preordered cookbooks will be available sometime in September. Remember, all proceeds from the Cookbook efforts go to retire the MAC debt. Thank you FUMC cooks!

At the MAC!
Walking Track & Weight Room Hours
Monday-Thursday 8am-5pm / Friday 8am-1pm

“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. The local club plays 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.

We are missing a 10 ft. step ladder from the MAC. If you have borrowed it would you please return it. If you know where it might be call Stan at the church 706-745-2073.

PLANNING HAS BEGUN… for our annual FUMC Fall Festival. This year’s dates are Friday, October 11th & Saturday, October 12th. Crafters, we will again be counting on you to help us with items as well as ya’ll who put away Jams and Jellies for the Country Store. All proceeds from our Festival go toward retiring our MAC debt. Everybody has a part to play! Start working now!

CORRECTION!!! This past Sunday’s bulletin insert had the Annex and Clothing collection dates correct, September 13, 20, & 27th … What was incorrect is those days are Fridays not Saturdays! Sorry for the mistake.

Mark Your Calendars!
Sep 5 “OASIS” Fall Session Begins
Sep 11 Wednesday Ladies Bible Study Returns
Sep 22 Young Harris College Sunday
Oct 11-12 FUMC Fall Festival
Oct 14-19 Honduras Mission Trip to Orphanage Emmanuel
Oct 23 “Overflow” concert in the MAC
Nov 7 Young at Heart Autumn Day Trip

Prayer Concerns and Celebrations:
May LOVE REIGN over fear, hate, and violence in our world
Our military families
All in hospice care
The two UMC related agencies in our neighborhood (YHC & Branan Lodge)
Our Church Without Walls (CWOW’S) - Suches, GA
Our entire staff team and their extended families
All our expecting “Mommies to be”
All those with Alzheimers/Dementia related struggles
Norma Jean Anderson’s brother, Wendell - mouth cancer,surgery
Kirby Bowron’s nephew - lung issues, sepsis
Eva Breedlove - Back Issues
Shannon Burgess brother in law (Steve) - cancer
Two cheerleaders - injuries
Joan Chiras- hip surgery, recovering at home
Nash Collins - 4 year old son of Chris and Kristin- broken wrist/arm
Sonya Alexander Cristofaro sister (Linda) -radiation treatments
Larry Culpepper’s sister - general health
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 - health, general safety and upcoming move to Georgia
Bill Gleasure’s Family - at his passing
Maggie Guerrier - beginning process for consideration for Kidney transplant
Kathy Heyer - recovering
George Houdeshel - general health
Ed Johnson - stroke
Miki Johnson - recovery after knee surgery
Rod Johnson - shoulder issues
Bill Kolb - recovering from shoulder surgery
Greg Lane - in rehab at Chatuge Nursing Home
Carol Mercer - was able to come to church Sunday
Don Murphy - bypass surgery this week
Helen Owenby - general health
Nisia Redgrave - Chatuge Rehab (Green 27)
Margie Richards - recovering at home from procedure
Kerry Rittenhouse - Mother on chemo
Carol Rogers - recovering at home
Rhonda Schlienger - poor kidney function - prepping for dialysis
Kelly Schuknecht’s new great- granddaughter - premature
Rev. Harold Smith - home with Janice - doing in-home therapy
Janice Smith - recovering at home after surgery
J L Tanner - recovery from shoulder surgery
Bob Taylor - pain relief
Carole and Norm Thompson - general health
Manon Thompson - doing well
Adam Totherow - recovery from surgery
Evelyn Ueltzen’s sister-in-law Heidi Ueltzen- endometrial cancer
John Vogely - home ( Florida) after heart surgery
Carol Warren – chronic back issues.
Sharon Willits - general health
Glen Womack - recovering at home from open heart surgery

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