Tuesday Tickle

Weekly writings from the desk of Pastor Mark

Wednesday
Apr162014

Easter Sunrise…..

Church and Community,

Our youth group is excited to lead you in our first annual Easter Sunrise Service at 7:30 am on the playground hill of our church campus. We have been working hard to make this service something special. Please come join us as we share the Easter story in song, drama, and message.

The service will be held outside on the hill by the playground weather permitting. It will be a little brisk out so be sure to bring coats and blankets to bundle up with. Also, spread the word to your friends and family.

We want all to experience this wonderful service!

Immediately after the sunrise service, you are invited to come fellowship with us at a free breakfast provided by Church Angels beginning at 8 am in our fellowship hall.

Thanks,

Generation Now: First UMC Youth

Tuesday
Apr152014

Tickle - April 15

 

Can you "feel" the excitement? Do you sense the creation itself preparing to burst forth (late season freezes not withstanding!!!) I am having a hard time sleeping this week FOR ALL THE RIGHT REASONS! Easter Eve is this week. The gift has been prepared. All that's left is for the children to embrace it. Love Divine all Love excelling! Get your voices ready! You're gonna need them to join in with the heavenly chorus of final Victory. Come and see!


Wednesday Night Live

Wed is called off - no choir practice (they are practicing Friday), no dinner, no Fundamentals, no Bible study.


Thursday Oasis

Will not meet this week due to Holy Week.


Holy Week Events

  • Holy Thursday Service at 6:15 pm (Sanctuary) - loving nursery provided
  • Good Friday Service at 6:15 pm (Sanctuary) - loving nursery provided
  • Youth Led Sunrise Service at 7:30 am Easter Sunday on the hill next to the Children's playground
  • Free Breakfast in the Fellowship Hall at 8 pm
  • Casual Traditional Worship with full choir at 8:30 am (Sanctuary)
  • Contemporary Worship in the MAC at 9:45 am
  • Traditional Worship at 11 am (Sanctuary) - with Confirmation Professions of Faith

Easter Evangelism

If you recall, the first "ministry team" I formed here was on my third week as your pastor. Everyone in worship that day discovered they were on  the FUMC Evangelism team! If you are a member at FUMC - you are by definition on our Evangelism team. I know that word has gotten a bad reputation in recent years which is very unfortunate. It is a good word! It is an important word. In our Adult Bible study, we recently re-encountered St Francis of Assisi's words, "Preach the gospel always, use words only when necessary!" Easter is one of those critical times where our Evangelism takes the form of how you welcome, receive, and embrace people who are usually not here. It's more than being nice. It's being compassionate. It's making an effort to help. It's giving of your self for the other. It's you sit, I'll stand. It's warm self introductions without prying. It's loving unconditionally. It's an expression of true JOY at seeing someone new in my seat! We know there will be many here on Easter Sunday that we normally don't see. Love them. Preach the Gospel always, use words only when necessary. Remember the ministry team you are on - and the One named Jesus who heads it up.


Joyfully Celebrate Your Newest Members

Welcome Jim and Twyla DeRevere who joined Christ's movement through us at the 11 am service Sunday - P.O. Box 178, Blairsville, GA 30512


A New United Methodist Movement has begun in Blairsville called LOL "Labor of Love"

Just a quick thank you to everyone who organized, planned, financially supported, and participated in our first "Labor of Love" missions project out in our community.  Roughly 55 of us (young child to older adult) showed up in a sea of green tee shirts to renew the Women's Enrichment Center ministry facility here in Blairsville. We scraped, we painted, we trimmed, we pulled, we cleaned, we dug, we wiped, we changed, we ate, and we grew. We will tell the story in detail in the weeks ahead as we begin planning for our next Labor of Love missions project. Where might those crazy Methodists show up next? THANK YOU CHURCH! YOU ARE AWESOME!!!


United Methodist Men's Gathering this Saturday, April 19

The men of this church are gathering for breakfast this Saturday at 8 am in the fellowship hall. Come join us as we continue to develop our Men's vision for the year ahead. The Youth ministry truly appreciate the newly built outdoor stage the UMM built on the hill for their first sunrise service. Our service project this Saturday  if you can stay after the meeting and give an hour or so (and not everyone will be able to stay) is help deweeding, trimming, and leaf cleanup anywhere across the church campus as we work together to prepare God's House for Easter Sunday. Looks like a great weather day! Let's put an Easter shine on this place of grace for all those who will comeSunday.


Do You Love Working Outside?

Beverly Bradley continues to coordinate our service volunteers who help us maintain our 33 acre Church campus. Did you know you can "adopt a curb" here? There is a plot plan chart on display in the Narthex with many unclaimed spaces. People of this church adopt areas to help deweed them, beautify them, maintain them. Thank you Dee Arthur for all those new Azaleas this last week! They are beautiful! Just pick an area and start pulling weeds! Just make certain it is a weed - ask someone if you don't know. If you adopt an area, you can plant things under the guidance of Beverly. This is a very simple service project that makes a huge difference. The Burgess family has partnered with the Bauman family in the back parking lot. Those weeds are doomed!


UMM Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser May 3

Please mark your calendars for the United Methodist Men's Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser Saturday morning, May 3rd from 7 am until 11 am in the fellowship hall. This is the largest fundraiser we do to finance projects the the FUMC Men do together in this church. Please "encourage us" by purchasing tickets from any of the men or swing by the Church office and talk to Evelyn. The breakfast will include pancakes, sausage, juice, coffee, and eggs. Tickets are $6 each with a family maximum of $15.


Connectional Group Shared Worship Service May 4

FUMC is hosting the next worship service where all eight United Methodist Churches from Union County and Towns County come together into one setting to worship God. That service will be Sunday afternoon in our Sanctuary, May 4 at 3 pm. Our District Superintendent (Rev. Richard Chewning) will be the guest preacher. The choir will be a joint choir from all eight churches under the guidance of Jeff Bauman. Come worship and fellowship with the other United Methodists in our two county region! Come on, this will be fun!


Child Enrichment Center (our Preschool) Registration

We have begun open registration to our community. Don't wait too long to register your 2 yr old, 3 yr old or 4 yr old for the coming school year! This ministry is one of the hidden jewels of Union County!


Relay for Life

Join us in the Special (second mile) Offering designated for the month of April - Relay for Life! Simply place "Relay for Life" in the memo section of the check and place in any offering plate/basket in April.

  • Relay for Life luminaries are available from Kathy Zimmerman.
  • The Morning Glory Circle is also selling Easter baskets on Wednesday nights. Proceeds from these will go to Relay and other mission projects.
  • We are collecting your “treasures” that need a new home for the silent auction at the dinner on May 10th. Contact Ron Schultz at 706 745 6804.

Garden Update

If you would like a part of the tilled garden on our church campus to plant, tend, and harvest your own garden, simply contact Al Reid at 706-835-5252. We thank the UMM for the multiple deep tills of this soil between the UMM Workshop and the Annex (on the downhill side of the gravel road.)


Concerns/Praises  PRAY WITHOUT CEASING

(This is not a complete list - just immediate prayer needs of just this coming week for the immediate faith family)

  • All our confirmands
  • Diane Thomason - beginning pain management process
  • James Metcalf - recovery from major dental procedure - Valerie off Chemo for a while to help James at home
  • Von Staden Family (Henry and Myrtle) - caring for adult special needs daughter for a few weeks while her care facility is temporarily closed
  • Phil Hill (in Florida) - pneumonia now and upcoming eye surgery in May
  • Gail McGuire - out patient knee surgery in Dahlonega on Thursday
  • Lee Dunham - has been in and out of the hospital this week - doing better now
  • Leura Mollnhauer - coming home today!
  • Mike Bryant - (Pam Jordan's brother) at Union County Nursing Home continuing rehab
  • Mary Shirey under hospice care in Florida
  • Marian Malac - AFIB issues that have taken her back and forth from the hospital
  • Rick Siefken - nerve damage is not progressing - no further work needs to be done
  • Les Myers and Marjorie
  • Jane Driskell / Shirley Cobb / David Heyer / Bob Head - chronic back issues
  • JoAnn Strickland / Faye Eubanks / Eva Breedlove - back related issues
  • Those fighting active cancer from our faith family: Diane Thomason, Valerie Metcalf, Joyce Kible, Mary Shirey.

A Note from Your Finance Team

Online Giving is always available through our church web site. Simply go to www.firstmethodistblairsville.com and click on the "Online Giving" button located under the pastor's picture. The confidential process will allow you to sign up to direct deposit funds you define. If you have any questions, contact our Financial Secretary, Deidra Gilbert fumcfinsec@windstream.net 

Thank you for your continued sacrificial giving! Total giving so far in April has been: April 6: $21,081, April 13: $20,172. Thank you FUMC for your Divine generosity!

God's Joy

 

Through our sacrificial service God will reach people, touch souls, change hearts and launch disciples

 

Tuesday
Apr082014

Tickle - April 8

 

It was good to get away for a few days but unfortunately we stayed at a Florida condo inhabited with biting bugs that took a toll on the Burgess family before we figured out the source of our problem.  Shannon has had an allergic reaction and I am not real far behind her.  Rest assured, we are fine and on the mend. Just try not to stare too much at our hands, arms, or faces until we completely heal.  It has brought a whole new meaning to "Woo! Hoo!" for us! By the way, while on vacation, we went to a new movie you have seen NO advertising about (you will understand when go to the movie) called "God's Not Dead."  I highly recommend this family film. We all found this movie to be very uplifting. I pray you do too.


Wednesday Night Live

Come join us for dinner at 5 pm - Turkey Tetrazzini, salad, and dessert. The basket will be out for any donations to help us defray the cost of ourWednesday night suppers! The adult Bible study will be Week 15 - Guideword "HOPE" beginning at 6 pm meeting in the Friendship Sunday School class - lower level of the MAC. The sound was much better there! We have room for a few more!!! Come sit in and experience this study led by our pastor.


Celebrate Your Newest Baptized Member

Infant Troy Alexander Chandler was baptized at the 11 am Service this last Sunday! We thank Adam, Jenny, and Troy's two "big" brothers for sharing that sacred moment with the body of Christ at FUMC.


Update on our Youth Director and Fiancée

As those on Church Council know, Zach and Savannah tried real hard to make their upcoming wedded life be here in Blairsville. Unfortunately, job offers Savannah received here could not compete with the compensation and insurance she has in her current job in Rome, GA. Therefore, Zach will be moving to Rome and leaving Blairsville and FUMC as our Youth Director in the near future. His last day with us will be Sunday, May 11. We met with the Youth and parents of Youth on Sunday as Zach told everyone their plan. Camden Goddard (recent Young Harris Graduate who has been working with Zach in our Youth Ministry for some time) has agreed to step in as the interim Youth Director until SPR can conduct a formal search while Camden is awaiting word on Graduate School acceptance for this fall. This has been really difficult on both Zach and Savannah. They are literally torn between their two loves - the love they have for each other and their love of their ministry here at FUMC.  Join with us in our prayers and loving support for them in their upcoming shared life together. Also, join with us in our prayers (and networking) to find the right person God is sending us to continue to build on the great work Zach has already done here at FUMC.  


Come Join us in a "Labor of Love" 

THIS SATURDAY:   Meet us at the MAC for registration and to get your "Labor of Love" FUMC tee-shirts this Saturday between 8:45 and 9 am. Since parking space at the Women's Enrichment Center is at a premium and about 30 people from our church have signed up for this Community service event, we would like to car pool from the MAC together. Even if you did not sign up and wish to come - just come. It looks like a great weather day! THANK YOU Mission's Committee for coordinating our first LOL project out in the community. There will be many more to come!


Child Enrichment Center (our Preschool) Registration

We have begun open registration to our community. Don't wait too long to register your 2 yr old, 3 yr old or 4 yr old for the coming school year! This ministry is one of the hidden jewels of Union County!


Relay for Life: (Fatz Breakfast tickets are sold out - thank you!)

All three mission moment presenters this last Sunday (Jackie Franklin, Cindy Neely, and Glenda Taylor) did a truly amazing job of telling their stories connecting their passion for curing cancer with our passion for doing all the good we can. Join us in the Special (Second Mile) Offering designated for the month of April - Relay for Life! Simply place "Relay for Life" in the memo section of the check and place in any offering plate/basket in April.

  • Relay for Life luminaries are available from Kathy Zimmerman.
  • The Morning Glory Circle is also selling Easter baskets on Wednesday nights. Proceeds from these will go to Relay and other mission projects.
  • We are collecting your “treasures” that need a new home for the silent auction at the dinner on May 10th. Contact Ron Schultz at 706 745 6804.

From Your Children's Director Melinda

The confirmation encounters are now complete for this year. We thank everyone who has been involved and especially we thank the parents for consistently getting their kids to these important encounters. Well done! Please continue to prayer for our confirmand class as they enter their discernment week. We will be holding a lunch for the Confirmands and their families this coming Sunday in the MAC after the 11 am service. The confirmation luncheon will be followed by a prayer walk experience for all our confirmands. We are targeting Easter Sunday as Confirmation Sunday for this year's class.


Garden Update

If you would like a part of the tilled garden on our church campus to plant, tend, and harvest your own garden, simply contact Al Reid at 706-835-5252. We thank the UMM for the multiple deep tills of this soil between the UMM Workshop and the Annex (on the downhill side of the gravel road.)


Concerns/Praises: PRAY WITHOUT CEASING

(This is not a complete list - just immediate prayer needs of just this coming week for the immediate faith family)  

  • All our confirmands
  • Diane Thomason - meeting with Doctors at Emory on Thursday for options
  • Gail McGuire - out patient knee surgery in Dahlonega on Thursday
  • Leura Mollnhauer - hopes to come home this Friday from rehab at UCNH
  • Mike Bryant - (Pam Jordan's brother) at Union County Nursing Home continuing rehab
  • Linda McCants - under hospice care
  • Mary Shirey under hospice care in Florida
  • Marian Malac - recovering at home from thyroid removal
  • Jean Crabtree - critical decisions this week in how to address her stage 3 lung cancer
  • Rick Siefken - ongoing eye tests
  • Les Myers and Marjorie
  • Jane Driskell / Shirley Cobb / David Heyer / Bob Head - back issues
  • JoAnn Strickland / Faye Eubanks / Eva Breedlove - back related issues
  • Those fighting active cancer from our faith family:  Diane Thomason, Valerie Metcalf, Joyce Kible, Mary Shirey.

A Note from Your Finance Team

Online Giving is always available through our church web site. Simply go to firstmethodistblairsville.com  and click on the "Online Giving" button located under the pastor's picture. The confidential process will allow you to sign up to direct deposit funds you define. If you have any questions, contact our Financial Secretary, Deidra Gilbert fumcfinsec@windstream.net  Thank you for your continued sacrificial giving! Total giving in March was $84,892. Total giving so far in April has been: April 6: $21,081. Thank you FUMC for your Divine generosity!.

God's Joy,

Through our sacrificial service God will reach people, touch souls, change hearts and launch disciples

 

Wednesday
Apr022014

Tickle - April 1  

Hi! It is Tuesday Tickle Time! and the Ghost Writer is back since Pastor Mark and family are on vacation.

 We appreciate Mike Cloyd filling all three pulpits this past Sunday. He continued in Pastor Mark's sermon series of "At the Crossroads". Pastor Mark will be back in the pulpit this coming Sunday and speaking on "At the Crossroads: When All Hope Seems Lost!"


SPRING BREAK IS HERE  

so there is NO Wednesday supper or programs this week. They will all be back up and running next week (9th). We are nearing our summer hiatus so do look carefully at each Sunday’s bulletin for Wednesday’s scheduling. Our spring picnic date is April 23rd. This will also be place/time of Zach and Savannah's wedding shower.


The Brian Free and Assurance concert Sunday night

was a HUGE success!!!! Over 350 people attended the event. Thank you to ALL who helped in some capacity for us to pull this off. Special thanks to Stan Wallace who spearheaded the organizing of the concert down to the tiniest of details. The concert was received so well that there are other concerts in the thinking.


Labor of Love April 12th

The entire congregation is invited to participate in our first “Labor of Love (LOL)” project on Saturday, April 12th. We will be sprucing up the Women’s Enrichment Center (WEC). There are tasks for everyone so even if you can’t operate a hammer; we’ve got a dust rag ready for you! J Oh, and we need food too! Just fill out the bulletin flap and place it in the offering plate OR call the office and we’ll get you in touch with our mission leaders.


Relay for Life Info

  • THIS SUNDAY the Circle of Love will be holding a bake sale in the narthex. Proceeds from the sale will go to Relay.
  • Saturday, April 12th Fatz Café is hosting a Pancake Breakfast to benefit Relay. If you buy your ticket from one of our team members then we get credit. This is a wonderful opportunity to get a full tummy before you go to work at the WEC. Tickets are $7 and will be on sale in the narthex.
  • Relay for Life luminaries are available from Kathy Zimmerman.
  • The Morning Glory Circle is also selling Easter baskets on Wednesday nights. Proceeds from these will go to Relay and other mission projects.
  • We are collecting your “treasures” that need a new home for the silent auction at the dinner on May 10th. Contact Ron Schultz at 706 745 6804.
  • Our April special offering will be going to Relay for Life.

Child Enrichment Center (CEC )

preschool will begin taking public registration this coming Monday. There are classes for 2’s, 3’s and 4’s. See Martha Cone for more details.


Got a Green Thumb?

Spring is here and it’s close to gardening time. If you would like a garden spot up on the hill, please contact Al Reid at 706 835 5252.


Confirmation Sunday 

Continue to pray for our Confirmands as they continue to encounter Christ and make decisions of faith. Confirmation will take place Easter Sunday at the 11 o’clock service.


Prayer Concerns this week

  • Leura Mollnhauer – back at Union County Nursing Home for rehab
  • Marian Malac – Thyroid surgery, April 4th
  • Eva Breedlove – continues to rest at home
  • Mike Bryant – at UC Nursing Home for rehab
  • Glen Boland – awaiting tests
  • Shirley Cobb – continued back/leg pain
  • Jason Neely’s father – heart issues
  • Jean Mellor – received good news on her liver biopsy, no treatment needed at this time
  • Rick Siefken – ongoing eye test
  • Les Myers and Marjorie
  • Jane Driskell/ Shirley Cobb/ David Heyer/ Bob Head/ Faye Eubanks/ JoAnn Strickland – back issues
  • Diane Thomason, Valerie Metcalf, Joyce Kible, Mary Shirey – battling cancer

~May you have a bright day basking in God’s Son ~

 Through our sacrificial service God will reach people, touch souls, change hearts and launch disciples 

Evelyn Ueltzen Administrative Assistant

Tuesday
Mar252014

March 25 Tickle

Well, I have reached that point where it is time for a blessed "spring" break. We have experienced a wonderful 9 months of ministry together but now your pastoral family needs a short break to renew and refresh ourselves. I am setting aside this Thursday for sermon prep for Sunday, April 7. Rev. Mike Cloyd will return to the pulpit at FUMC for all three services this coming Sunday, March 30. Shannon and I will be traveling to the Atlanta Airport to pick up her brother Scott Dickey Sunday morning. He is flying in from Oklahoma to spend next week with his Mother (our Erma) in the parsonage. I will be here for our concert Sunday night. Then Shannon, Jacob and I will make our way to a secluded, quiet spot in Florida from Monday through Saturday to re-acquaint ourselves with each other. I will return for all three worship services like usual April 6 (including the baptism of infant Troy Chandler at 11 am on April 6.) Stan will be covering pastoral care needs in my absence. My prayer is that all of us prepare for the renewal of spring - and yes, there are high winds, cold temps, and snow flurries happening outside my window as I write this! BUT I HAVE HOPE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Wednesday Night Live

Come join us for dinner at 5 pm - this night will be the gift of Janice Taylor - Meatball subs with mega salad bar and dessert. The basket will be out for any donations to help us defray the cost of our Wednesday night suppers! The adult Bible study will be Week 14 - Sharing Your Faith beginning at 6 pm meeting in the Friendship Sunday School class - lower level of the MAC.


"Brian Free and the Assurance" Gospel Concert: (Our First Community Concert)

FUMC is hosting a traveling Gospel Quartet on Sunday, March 30 at 6 pm in the Methodist Activity Center. The concert is open to the public. Please invite a friend (or ten friends) to come with you to enjoy an evening of professional Southern Gospel music. There will be a Love offering received. You can Goggle them to find out detailed information about this touring group and their music.


Outreach Team Activity

We have an Outreach spring mailer that will go out this Friday. If you receive it in your mail box, we ask that you join us in our intentional outreach into our community. Do not throw your copy away. Instead, recognize that God has intentionally given you a beautiful, professional invitation that "you" can HAND CARRY to someone else who did not get one. Please don't throw your ministry opportunity into the waste basket! Do all the good you can! Be intentional about sharing with others! The word as we approach Easter is "intentional." Also, you should see the billboard on Hwy 515 change this week!


Come Join us in a Labor of Love April 12

This Sunday a member of your Missions Committee brought an invitation to the entire congregation. In an effort to lead us into even more local missions as a Church, you are invited into a new movement from heaven to earth through our church that we are calling a LOL Methodist movement. Instead of Laugh out loud or Lot's of Love, we are redeeming LOL to stand for FUMC "Labor of Love." Our first Labor of Love project will be to spend a Saturday (part day or full day, whatever you can do) sprucing up our Blairsville Women's Enrichment Center. We have some really "loud" lime green tee shirts with our church name and LOL design that we want everyone present to wear. This is our first of many local community projects that will be done as a Methodist Movement called a "Labor of Love." We are so excited about this, that the Mission's Committee will buy the LOL tee shirt for everyone who comes to this first project! This is for all ages. There will be something everyone can do. You will not be asked to do something you can't do. We are hoping some folks even sign up to help feed the folks who are working that Saturday lunch! More details on what we will be doing are provided on the signup cards in the Sunday Bulletins. Fill it out (including tee shirt sizes!) and simply place it into the offering plate this coming Sunday so that we can order your shirts. Let's look like an army of lime green ants (with very big hearts) out there on April 12!


Child Enrichment Center (our Preschool) Registration

Registration for families already connected to the preschool or this church has begun. We will move to open registration to our community on April 7th. Don't wait too long to register your 2 yr old, 3 yr old or 4 yr old for the coming school year.


UMCOR Giving

We have been blessed tremendously by the giving to the March special offering - UMCOR - the United Methodist Committee on Relief. If you wish to make a donation to support this United Methodist agency that coordinates our response to global, national and regional disasters, please use the special offering envelopes in the pews and place it in the offering plates, or a check marked UMCOR in the memo pad. UMCOR is the designated special offering for March - one more week this Sunday, March 30!


Relay for Life

Relay Team members are now selling tickets for the Relay for Life breakfast hosted at FATZ restaurant in Blairsville. Just say out loud you want to go and I bet people with tickets to sell will come at you from every direction! They are $7 dollars each. The breakfast date is April 12 beginning at 7:30 - wear your Labor of Love shirt, eat breakfast, and then come work breakfast off at the Women's Enrichment Center - sounds like a great day! Relay for Life luminaries are available for purchase from Kathy Zimmerman. You can purchase luminary white bags for $5 in honor or memory of someone. You can even decorate your own bag if you wish. Hope signs can be purchased for $25 in honor or memory of a loved one. The signs are the traditional Relay for Life yard signs with your loved one’s name printed on it. The sign will be available for you to pick up at Busy Bee Printing within 7 days of your purchase. They can be displayed in your yard leading up to the Relay Event on May 31. You may then bring and display it at the Relay event. Knock out rose bushes with a “Keepsake in Tribute” plate are available for $100.The Morning Glory UMW Circle is selling Easter baskets in support of Relay for Life and other mission projects of our circle. You will begin to see us in the hallways and Narthex on Wed and Sundays and during OASIS on Thursdays. 


From Your Children's Director Melinda "Polar Bear" Weldon

Hi Everyone ~Okay ~ so, we are at 67 days, 9 hours and 38 minutes until VBS!  I checked on the website and it should now be working fine. Let me know if you have any issues! https://groupvbspro.com/vbs/ez/firstkids

67 days, 9 hours and 36 minutes...Peace ~Melinda


Concerns/Praises: PRAY WITHOUT CEASING

(This is not a complete list - just immediate prayer needs of just this coming week for the immediate faith family)

  • All our confirmands - one more "encounter" to go
  • Leura Mollnhauer - Heart cath procedure at Atlanta Emory today resulted in another stent - doing well
  • Jason Neely's father (Joe) - heart issues
  • Jean Mellor- waiting on Liver biopsy results
  • Eva Breedlove, Glen Boland (home now), Suzanne Mitchell (home now) - in the Union General Hospital
  • Mike Bryant - (Pam Jordan's brother) back at Union County Nursing Home to continue rehab
  • Mary Shirey under hospice care in Florida
  • Faye Eubanks - spinal stenosis diagnosis (severe back pain)
  • Rick Siefken - ongoing eye tests
  • Les Myers and Marjorie
  • Jane Driskell / Shirley Cobb / David Heyer / Bob Head / JoAnn Strickland - back issues
  • Those fighting active cancer from our faith family:
  • Diane Thomason, Valerie Metcalf, Joyce Kible, Mary Shirey

A Note from Your Finance Team

Online Giving is now available through our church web site. Folks are signing up and it's working well. Simply go to www.firstmethodistblairsville.com and click on the "Online Giving" button located under the pastor's picture. The confidential process will allow you to sign up to direct deposit funds you define. If you have any questions, contact our Financial Secretary, Deidra Gilbert fumcfinsec@windstream.net

And thank you for your continued sacrificial giving! Total giving so far in March has been: March 2: $20,748, March 9: $20,244, March 16: $10,555, March 23: $20,451. Thank you FUMC for your boundless generosity!


God's Joy

Through our sacrificial service God will reach people, touch souls, change hearts and launch disciples