FUMC Words for Wednesday: 05-12-2021

Xander Ledbetter
Pearse Ledbetter
Katie Baumeister
Reid Baumeister
Stephen Espinosa
There are 2 prayer quilts in the Bray Chapel.
Please stop by to tie a knot and say a prayer.
Chris Engle - son of Kenny Engle. He was seriously hurt in a motorcycle accident in Florida.
Kim Auriemma - daughter of Norris and Peggy Wood. Suffering the loss of Norris and Peggy.
Children, Youth and Adult Bible Studies will meet at 6 pm.
The Morning Glory Circle thanks each and every one who supported their candy sale this past Sunday. The Circle made over $400.
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: 1 hour “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.
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
Women’s Enrichment Center is having their 30th anniversary Golf Tournament Fundraiser on June 5th at Butternut Creek Golf Course. Registration is now open through May 20th. $75/person or $300/team. For more information please call 706 745 7518.
A memorial service will be held at a later date for Norris and Peggy Wood.
Sympathy cards may be sent to the family through their daughter Kim Auriemma at
147 Birchwood Pass, Canton, GA 30114.
A Letter to the Church:
Thank you church family from the bottom of my heart. I’ve been overwhelmed by the loving support, the unceasing prayers and the knowledge to know that this body of believers have my back. Chris continues to improve each day but the reality of his loss and this new normal weighs heavy on his heart. He has truly been blessed although there are many times he doesn’t feel that way. His support network is vast and he will come out okay.
Thank you church family for supporting Ingrid in my absence. So many folks have stepped up and I will cherish the time I can say thanks in person.
Lastly, I will say this. All things are possible through God who strengthens us. I honestly believe that God can, and does, answer prayers in advance of us praying them. James 5:16 reminds us that the prayers of a righteous person are powerful and produce wonderful results. God cleared a path for his survival and one day, the purpose will be revealed to us.
Thanks,
Kenny Engle
We’re sad to announce the passing of another long-time member, Janice Jarrard. Janice had a massive stroke and passed away
Thursday. She had most recently moved into the Blue Ridge Assisted Living complex.
Her memorial service will be Saturday, June 5th at 2 pm with visitation beginning at 1 pm here at the church. The family asks that in lieu of flowers donations be made to the MAC.
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.
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:
  • Marilyn Barnes - home recovering
  • Dennis Bradley - undergoing treatments for lung cancer
  • Joyce Byers’ sister-in-law Shirley Kelley - upcoming tests
  • Pat Clay’s brother-in-law, David - lung cancer-taking chemo and radiation
  • Emily Cobb - suffering from kidney stones
  • Jennifer de la Montagne - recovering from surgery
  • Helen Douylliez’ son Shane -scheduled for surgery to replace hip prosthesis
  • Jack Duggar - recovering at home and doing much better
  • Kenny Engle’s son Chris - home recovering from motorcycle wreck
  • Doris Eshelman - fell and sprained both ankles
  • Susan Forrester’s niece Melissa whose husband died in scuba diving accident
  • Lamar Franklin - PET scan
  • Ray Graphman - in NE Ga for rehab
  • Maggie Guerrier - consideration for kidney transplant
  • Family of Janice Jarrard - her passing this past Thursday
  • Pam Jordan - seeing specialist Wednesday concerning afib and thyroid
  • Shirley McGinnis - doing well, recovering
  • Evie Miller’s aunt, Janie - has angiosarcoma in leg, continue with chemo
  • Elaine Neuhaus - in the hospital
  • 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
  • Glenda Taylor’s nephew Colton - fell and rebroke his leg - having surgery
  • Lee & Cindy Weitzel’s son, Nick - needs a kidney transplant
  • Wood Family- sudden death of Norris and Peggy
  • 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
  • VIrginia Lane
  • Marion Lifsey
  • Robert Mantell
  • 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
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
May 2……………….$20,211……………..$302,070
May 9……………….$16,814……………..$318,884
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!

FUMC Words for Wednesday: 05-05-2021

There are 4 prayer quilts in the Bray Chapel.
Please stop by to tie a knot and say a prayer.
Karen Gerlach - volunteer at W.E.C. and a friend of Ingrid Engle. She has heart issues along with pacemaker issues.
Jane Prescott - Evie Miller’s aunt has had to have a leg amputated.
Chris Engle - son of Kenny Engle. He was seriously hurt in a motorcycle accident in Florida.
Kim Auriemma - daughter of Norris and Peggy Wood. Suffering the loss of Norris and Peggy.
Children and Adult Bible Studies will meet at 6 pm. Youth will not meet.
May is our last month of preschool for our current school year. We have had many exciting and fun experiences in this crazy, unpredictable year.
The Preschool Staff and I have enjoyed working with some really exceptional parents and children in our community. It also has been a real privilege to work with such a supportive Preschool Board.
 A huge “Thank You” to the Congregation as well, for their support with Box Tops and Ingles Tools for Schools. We were able to purchase needed supplies for the school from both of these organizations. The Preschool Staff and I have a passion for this work and all of your prayers and constant support fuels our passion.
Our graduation ceremonies will be on our last day of school, May 14th.
The 3’s classes will have their graduation that morning at 10 am and the 4’s celebration will be that evening at 7 pm.
  Registration is still going on, but we have done very well this year filling the classes.
We currently have 17 students registered in the 4’s class and will be full at 20 students.
 Both of our 3’s classes are full with 28 students and we have a waiting list for the 3’s already started.
Our 2’s classrooms are half-full now leaving about 9 spaces open.
 The CEC is growing with the Congregation’s love and support. Thank you so much.
 We look forward to being back in the classrooms in August.
           Peace and Joy,
                            The CEC Preschool Staff
The Morning Glory Circle will be selling homemade fudge and candy for $5.00 a package this Sunday after each service. Our sweets would make a nice gift for Mother’s Day. Proceeds go to fund church-supported ministries.
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: 1 hour “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
Women’s Enrichment Center is having their 30th anniversary Golf Tournament Fundraiser on June 5th at Butternut Creek Golf Course. Registration is now open through May 20th. $75/person or $300/team. For more information please call 706 745 7518.
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.
1 - Eric Seiler 2 - Barbara Gleasure, Wayne LeCompte, Tom Maryscuk, Karen McGinn, Ernie Payne 3 -Pam Jordan 4 - Teri Mager, Sherry Pope 5 - Tom Rogers 6 - Goodwin Bryan 7 - Beth Bryan 8 - Cora Bauman 10 - Chuck Nichols 11 -Dave Evans, Jim McAfee, Ariel McCarter, Becky Stone 12 - Nancy Hussey, Ivy Robbins 13 - Ken Hinton, Mary Caroline Wischmeyer 14 - Shelley Lewis, Shirley York 15 - Ilke Lander 18 - Melanie Gibbs, Presley Rich 19 -Michael Bruce, Tim Holby, Pat Jinks, Tammy Seiler 20 - Kenny Engle, Jack Gray, Katelynn Rosser 21 - Fran Edwards, NancyJoyce, Cecil Lewis, Chloe Mashburn, Lamar Paris 22 - Bob Johnson, Jeannie Rich  24 - Janice Jarrard, Andrew Young 25 - Mike Cloyd, Mandy Hunter, Debbie Ray 26 - Barry Varian 28 - Tiffany Martinez, Robert Rogers, Bryan Thomas 29 - Bill Mollnhauer, Ann Payne, Kathy Fain 30 - Barry Lewis, Amelia Turner
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
  • Marilyn Barnes - home recovering
  • 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 - recovering from surgery
  • Helen Douylliez’ son Shane -scheduled for surgery to replace hip prosthesis
  • Jack Duggar - recovering at home and doing much better
  • Kenny Engle’s son Chris - serious motorcycle accident, multiple injuries
  • Doris Eshelman - fell and sprained both ankles
  • Susan Forrester’s niece Melissa whose husband died in scuba diving accident
  • Maggie Guerrier - consideration for kidney transplant
  • Pam Jordan - seeing specialist Wednesday concerning afib and thyroid
  • Virginia Lane - hip surgery went well, recovering at home
  • Marion Lifsey - knee replacement surgery
  • Marion Malac - pacemaker replacement surgery tomorrow
  • Shirley McGinnis - doing well, recovering
  • Evie Miller’s aunt, Janie - has angiosarcoma in leg, continue with chemo
  • Elaine Neuhaus - recovering from 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
  • Glenda Taylor’s nephew Colton - fell and rebroke his leg - having surgery
  • Lee & Cindy Weitzel’s son, Nick - needs a kidney transplant
  • Wood Family- sudden death of Norris and Peggy
  • 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
  • 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
May 2……………….$20,211……………..$302,070
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!

FUMC Words for Wednesday: 04-28-2021

It’s been great seeing familiar faces as folks return to in-person worship. It has been a blessing as well to see the faces of new people who found us online during the pandemic or are finding us as things return to a semblance of normal. With that, I wanted to share this good word.
“My husband has three rules of engagement when we go to church.
1. An alone person in our gathering is an emergency.
2. Friends can wait
3. Introduce a newcomer to someone else
Let’s all be missionaries at church today!”
- Rebecca McLaughlin
See you Sunday!
Don
As a church, we are ever so grateful to those who give their time and keep our campus looking so beautiful. Thank you, mowers! But it’s a BIG campus and we need more volunteers to help with this task. If you like a sitting-down job outside, you too can be a lawn mower-er 🙂 Just call the church office to volunteer.
Church Council will meet Thursday, April 29th at 6:30 pm in the fellowship hall.
There are 3 prayer quilts in the Bray Chapel.
Please stop by to tie a knot and say a prayer.
Alysa Anderson (friend of Tammy Seiler) has breast cancer and is undergoing 12 weeks of chemo. Alysa is a young mother.
Karen Gerlach - volunteer at W.E.C. and a friend of Ingrid Engle. She has heart issues along with pacemaker issues.
Jane Prescott - Evie Miller’s aunt has had to have a leg amputated.
Dear Church, I would like to thank everyone for your prayers, encouragement, and well wishes. IT has been a long two years between doctor visits, surgeries, and recovery. God was with me through it all and you kept me lifted up when I was discouraged. Again, thank you, and may God bless you. ~ Kathy Heyer
Children and Adult Bible Studies will meet at 6 pm. There will be no youth for tonight.
May is our last month of preschool for our current school year. We have had many exciting and fun experiences in this crazy, unpredictable year.
The Preschool Staff and I have enjoyed working with some really exceptional parents and children in our community. It also has been a real privilege to work with such a supportive Preschool Board.
 A huge “Thank You” to the Congregation as well, for their support with Box Tops and Ingles Tools for Schools. We were able to purchase needed supplies for the school from both of these organizations. The Preschool Staff and I have a passion for this work and all of your prayers and constant support fuels our passion.
Our graduation ceremonies will be on our last day of school, May 14th.
The 3’s classes will have their graduation that morning at 10 am and the 4’s celebration will be that evening at 7 pm.
  Registration is still going on, but we have done very well this year filling the classes.
We currently have 17 students registered in the 4’s class and will be full at 20 students.
 Both of our 3’s classes are full with 28 students and we have a waiting list for the 3’s already started.
Our 2’s classrooms are half-full now leaving about 9 spaces open.
 The CEC is growing with the Congregation’s love and support. Thank you so much.
 We look forward to being back in the classrooms in August.
           Peace and Joy,
                            The CEC Preschool Staff
The Morning Glory Circle will be selling homemade fudge and candy for $5.00 a package on Sunday, May 9 after each service. Our sweets would make a nice gift for Mother’s Day. Proceeds go to fund church-supported ministries.
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: 1 hour “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
Women’s Enrichment Center is having their 30th anniversary Golf Tournament Fundraiser on June 5th at Butternut Creek Golf Course. Registration is now open through May 20th. $75/person or $300/team. For more information please call 706 745 7518.
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.
1 - Eric Seiler 2 - Barbara Gleasure, Wayne LeCompte, Tom Maryscuk, Karen McGinn, Ernie Payne 3 -Pam Jordan 4 - Teri Mager, Sherry Pope 5 - Tom Rogers 6 - Goodwin Bryan 7 - Beth Bryan 8 - Cora Bauman 10 - Chuck Nichols 11 -Dave Evans, Jim McAfee, Ariel McCarter, Becky Stone 12 - Nancy Hussey, Ivy Robbins 13 - Ken Hinton, Mary Caroline Wischmeyer 14 - Shelley Lewis, Shirley York 15 - Ilke Lander 18 - Melanie Gibbs, Presley Rich 19 -Michael Bruce, Tim Holby, Pat Jinks, Tammy Seiler 20 - Kenny Engle, Jack Gray, Katelynn Rosser 21 - Fran Edwards, NancyJoyce, Cecil Lewis, Chloe Mashburn, Lamar Paris 22 - Bob Johnson, Jeannie Rich  24 - Janice Jarrard, Andrew Young 25 - Mike Cloyd, Mandy Hunter, Debbie Ray 26 - Barry Varian 28 - Tiffany Martinez, Robert Rogers, Bryan Thomas 29 - Bill Mollnhauer, Ann Payne, Kathy Fain 30 - Barry Lewis, Amelia Turner
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
  • Marilyn Barnes - home to continue recovery
  • 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
  • Doris Eshelman - fell and sprained both ankles
  • Maggie Guerrier - consideration for kidney transplant
  • Kathy Heyer - doing much better
  • Tom & Dee Heuker’s daughter, Kristen - has been declared cancer-free
  • Pam Jordan - seeing specialist Wednesday concerning afib and thyroid
  • Virginia Lane - hip surgery went well, recovering at home
  • Marion Lifsey - knee replacement surgery
  • Shirley McGinnis - doing well, recovering
  • Evie Miller’s aunt, Janie - has angiosarcoma in leg, continue with chemo
  • Elaine Neuhaus - tests and 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
  • 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
April 18th………….$14,885……………….$270,829
April 25th………….$11,030……………….$281,859
Please continue to remember your Church in your legacy trusts & wills - that gift is also greatly appreciated!

FUMC Words for Wednesday: 04-21-2021

“Stay with us, for it is toward evening and the day is now far spent.” – Luke 24.29 (RSV)
I remember years ago when friends or family would come to our house to visit. After gathering together, after a possible meal, after catching up for a good long while, our guests would eventually prepare to leave. And, as often as not, one of the phrases they often shared was “Go with us.” This wasn’t an empty invitation but rather an admission that they didn’t want the time to end. It was a word about the desire to continue that bond of community.
This portion of the passage from Luke 24 Pastor Mike shared on Sunday came up in my prayer time this week. The Risen Lord is traveling along with two unknowing followers on the road to Emmaus. Once near the village, it appeared Jesus was going to continue further. But they didn’t want the time to end. They didn’t want that communion to end. And so, they offer an invitation as well. So close to home, the invitation is not “Go with us” but “Stay with us.”
It was toward evening. The day was far spent. Stay with us.
The last year and more has been taxing in so many ways. Some days it seemed toward evening as if the day were almost gone. Even now, there may be days when you feel like you can’t do anymore or go any further. The words of these two are a wonderful prayer on days like those. Stay with us.
And with the Risen Lord, that is enough – for at that invitation he will do just that.
May you know the presence of the Risen Lord in your presence like never before.
-Don
There is a prayer quilt for Alysa Anderson in the chapel. Alysa has breast cancer and is undergoing 12 weeks of chemo. Alysa is the young mother of a 5 year old boy. Please stop by and say a prayer/tie a knot.
As a church, we are ever so grateful to those who give their time and keep our campus looking so beautiful. Thank you, mowers! But it’s a BIG campus and we need more volunteers to help with this task. If you like a sitting-down job outside, you too can be a lawn mower-er 🙂 Just call the church office to volunteer.
Church Council will meet Thursday, April 29th at 6:30 pm.
Children, youth and Adult Bible Studies will meet at 6 pm.
The Morning Glory Circle will be selling homemade fudge and candy for $5.00 a package on Sunday, May 9 after each service. Our sweets would make a nice gift for Mother’s Day. Proceeds go to fund church-supported ministries.
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: 1 hour “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
Faith Family,
 Every so often when I visit Evelyn’s office, there is a check there for the Girl Scouts. The memo line never has an indication as from whom the blessing flows, so I take the opportunity to thank the “Angel” and the entire church for his/her/their continued support.
Blessings
Janice Walters-Taylor
Senior Scout Leader
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.
1 - Eric Seiler 2 - Barbara Gleasure, Wayne LeCompte, Tom Maryscuk, Karen McGinn, Ernie Payne 3 -Pam Jordan 4 - Teri Mager, Sherry Pope 5 - Tom Rogers 6 - Goodwin Bryan 7 - Beth Bryan 8 - Cora Bauman 10 - Chuck Nichols 11 -Dave Evans, Jim McAfee, Ariel McCarter, Becky Stone 12 - Nancy Hussey, Ivy Robbins 13 - Ken Hinton, Mary Caroline Wischmeyer 14 - Shelley Lewis, Shirley York 15 - Ilke Lander 18 - Melanie Gibbs, Presley Rich 19 -Michael Bruce, Tim Holby, Pat Jinks, Tammy Seiler 20 - Kenny Engle, Jack Gray, Katelynn Rosser 21 - Fran Edwards, NancyJoyce, Cecil Lewis, Chloe Mashburn, Lamar Paris 22 - Bob Johnson, Jeannie Rich  24 - Janice Jarrard, Andrew Young 25 - Mike Cloyd, Mandy Hunter, Debbie Ray 26 - Barry Varian 28 - Tiffany Martinez, Robert Rogers, Bryan Thomas 29 - Bill Mollnhauer, Ann Payne, Kathy Fain 30 - Barry Lewis, Amelia Turner
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
  • Marilyn Barnes - fell, broken bones, in rehab in Chattanooga
  • 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 at home, doing better
  • 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
  • Marion Lifsey - knee replacement surgery
  • Shirley McGinnis - rehabilitating at Chatuge from broken vertebra
  • Evie Miller’s aunt, Janie - has angiosarcoma in leg, continue with chemo
  • Elaine Neuhaus - tests and 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
  • 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
April 18th………….$14,885……………….$270,829
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!

FUMC Words for Wednesday: 04-14-2021

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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