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

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