Good morning church,
There is much talk going on about the future of the United Methodist Church. It seems, as we are hopefully coming out of this pandemic, that talk continues to grow and with it so do misconceptions and rumors. I am, of course, available to discuss these issues with you.
I am also glad to share with you that Bishop Sue Haupert-Johnson invites you to a laity webinar on Zoom on Monday, April 19 at 6:30 pm. In this webinar, the Bishop will address the future of the United Methodist Church. This should help clear up the present reality. Registration closes on Friday, April 16.
Here’s the link:
If the link doesn’t work for you, you can find it easily on the ngumc.org website.
Blessings on all your days,
Don
From the Health and Welfare Team:
The COVID vaccine is now available for ANY AND ALL ADULTS.  The link to register is below. Appointments can be made as soon as today! Once at the site, there is a REGISTER HERE button on the top of the page. Despite the questions asked, the vaccine IS available to everyone. Once you arrive at your vaccination site, the process is smooth, quick, and easy.
Church Council will meet Thursday, April 29th at 6:30 pm.
Children, youth and Adult Bible Studies will meet at 6 pm.
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  vckids2001@yahoo.com
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…………………..9:45am………….MAC 3-5
  • Upper Room Class……………… 9:45am………….MAC M-31
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.
The Panther Pantry is a “food bank” for school children to have food over weekends and school breaks. They are in need of individual microwaveable food, poptarts, single serving snacks. You may drop off donations in the designated bucket at the entrances.
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.
SPECIFIC:
  • Glenda Adams - fell, fractured a vertebra and suffered a brain bleed
  • Dennis Bradley - undergoing treatments for lung cancer
  • Joyce Byers - fell and is bruised, but nothing broken
  • Pat Clay’s brother-in-law, David - lung cancer-taking chemo and radiation
  • Jennifer de la Montagne - upcoming surgery
  • Helen Douylliez’ son Shane -scheduled for surgery to replace hip prosthesis
  • Jack Duggar - recovering at home and doing much better
  • Maggie Guerrier - consideration for kidney transplant
  • Kathy Heyer - recovering from heart procedure to replace pacemaker battery
  • Tom & Dee Heuker’s daughter, Kristen - finished chemotherapy, feeling better
  • Pam Jordan - seeing specialist Wednesday concerning afib and thyroid
  • Virginia Lane - upcoming hip surgery on 21st
  • 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
  • Elaine Neuhaus - decisions about upcoming hip surgery
  • Patty Norwood’s son, Ryan-serious colon infection-may require surgery
  • Patty Norwood’s sister, Jan-pneumonia and needs by-pass surgery
  • Jeanne Pickerill - severe back pain
  • Al Reid - severe back pain
  • Teresa Price’s grandson, Asher -home recovering from burns-upcoming surgery
  • Jean Riddle’s granddaughter and son-in-law - in the loss of their baby
  • Ro Robbins - granddaughter Ivy - at home now recovering from pneumonia
  • Glenda Taylor’s nephew Colton - fell and rebroke his leg - having surgery
  • Lee & Cindy Weitzel’s son, Nick - needs a kidney transplant
  • Charlie Wooten - not doing well
RECOVERING FROM SURGERY:
  • 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
  • Roy Whitelock
HEALTH ISSUES and CONCERNS:
  • 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
  • Aurore Miller
  • Rose Oberlin’s mother, Letha
  • Jerry Price
  • Ron and Pauline Taylor
  • Carole Thompson
  • Carol Warren
  • Sharon Willits
IN NURSING HOMES:
  • Polly Conkle - Blue Ridge Assisted Living
  • Nisia Redgrave - Chatuge
  • Phil Salling - Union County
  • Bob Taylor - Union County
  • Janice Jarrard - Blue Ridge Assisted Living, Room 305
If you haven’t signed up yet for online giving, it’s as easy as going to our website (firstmethodistblairsville.com), scrolling down on the front page and hitting the online giving button.
A Note from Your Finance Team THANK YOU!!!
………………. . …… . Received…………YTD Received
April 4th……………$31,904…..………….$ 237,883
April 11th………….$18,061……………….$255,944
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
      We are a Stephen Ministry Congregation!

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