Brief tickle to update you on time sensitive things coming up – had to do tickle in 50 minutes today – forgive me if I left things off – will try to do better next time:
4-26 Care Giver Sunday (hosted by our Stephen Ministry) – invite any special caregiver who touched your life (nurse, physical therapist, doctor, chiropractor, counselor, home health caregiver, nursing home worker, or just a friend who cared for you.
5-3 CEC (our Preschool) Celebration Sunday – invite anyone who has been part of our CEC (all graduates welcome!)
5-10 Mother’s Day (hosted by our United Methodist Women) – invite any Mother, Mom, or Mommy to a very special day.
Relay for Life Team Thank You
We had a wonderful night on Saturday night at the Relay for Life Fundraising dinner. THANK YOU FUMC Relay for Life Team – you folks can move a mountain. I praise God for your creativity, your passion, and your service. WELL DONE!
Missions Team LOL Thank You
Roy tells me we had a great turnout on Monday and appreciate all the help getting the Women’s Enrichment Center prepared for there major fundraiser in May – WELL DONE EVERYONE!
Wed Night Nurture
Dinner begins at 5 pm – Wilma Reid is doing her King Ranch Chicken, veggie and dessert. A basket will be provided for donations to help defray the costs of our Wednesday night meals.
Church Council Meeting THIS WEDNESDAY
The Church Council meeting will happen in the Sanctuary from 6-7 pm this Wednesday instead of Bible Study. All members of the Church are invited to Council and have voice – Council members vote – but everyone is welcome. Special agenda items include a proposal from Trustees on a minor Sanctuary modification to combine the two Audio Visual booths into one booth, and a request from the Scout Hut Planning team for direction on the Scout Hut project.
FUMC Gospel Concert
We will be hosting another traveling professional Gospel singing group (The Talleys) on Friday, April 24 at 7 pm in the MAC. The concert will be free but we will receive a love offering for them so we can keep attracting major headliners like this during their touring trips. Tell your friends about this one and get it on your calendar now! Google them – this is going to be a wonderful concert! https://thetalleys.com/
CEC (our preschool for 2 yrs olds, 3 yr olds, and 4 yr olds) Registration Time
Help us completely fill our FUMC Preschool! Get the word out to your friends, coworkers, and neighbors. We already have one full class of 2 yr olds, one full class and another half full class of 3 yr olds and one full class and another half full of 4 yr olds. If you have any questions, please call our CEC Director (Martha Cone) at 706-835-7448. Our EXCELLENT CEC operates three half days from 9 am to noon on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.
The CEC/Preschool of FUMC is hosting a Pampered Chef Catalog Show Fundraiser! Orders will be taken until April 29, and all proceeds will go to our CEC! You can order online at www.pamperedchef.biz/shannonburgess or you can contact Shannon at email@example.com. Please consider placing an order to benefit this wonderful ministry of our church! Thank you!
VBS Planning Meeting
"Okay folk ~ it's here! VBS is upon us! We are just a few short weeks away from an absolutely amazing week in the life of this Church! Our Church campus will be transformed and covered up with kids of all ages as they embark on a week of learning about God and how His mighty power helps us conquer the challenges we face! We would love to have your help! Melinda will be hosting 2 VBS Training sessions ~ May 12th and May 14th, both beginning at 5:30 in the Fundamentals Room - downstairs Children's Wing. Come be a part of an amazing event!!!! Have questions, see Melinda or call at 706-781-7153."
FUMC Angel Choir
The voices of Angels - the sweetest little voices coming from our Preschool Room every Wednesday from 4:00 until 5:00! Do you have a Preschooler age 3 - 5 (not enrolled in Kindergarten) that likes to sing, play, dance and learn all about Jesus? If so, Angel Choir is for your little one! Led by Carrie Smith and Linda McClarnon, the Angel Choir meets every Wednesday from 4:00 - 5:00. We offer a light snack, Bible story lesson, crafts and music. We would love to have your Angel join us! For more information, please contact Melinda Weldon at 706-781-7153 or just come to the Preschool Room on the Children's Wing on Wednesday at 4 pm. Right now, our Angels are learning and practicing some very precious songs to sing to the Congregation on Mother's Day during the Traditional Service. This will surely melt the hearts of all the mothers, young and old, some remembering those days and some in the midst of those days. It is not too late for your child to join us for our Mother's Day presentation!
Red Bird Mission Trip Orientation Meeting
The Towns-Union Connection Group will again be sending a Mission Team to Red Bird, scheduled for September 13-19, 2015. Rev. Katie Strals will again be the Team Leader and Barbara Davis (Sharp Memorial Lay Leader) will be assisting. The first gathering will be an informational meeting scheduled for Tuesday, April 28, at 6:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of Sharp Memorial UMC. We are hoping to grow the team in a fuller representation of the Connection Group Churches. Please join us in praying for those whom God is calling to go and be His servants in Kentucky for the week of September 13-19. We hope to see you on Tuesday, April 28, 6:00 p.m. If you have questions, please call me at 706-994-8625..
PRAY WITHOUT CEASING
This is not a complete list – just immediate prayer needs for the immediate faith family in the week ahead
- Gwen Graphman – 9 month old grand daughter Mary Chemo treatments
- John Moon – cancer has returned – scheduling procedure to remove one lobe of one lung
- Gene and Artie Hodgson’s Son (Glenn) – diagnosed with cancer in both lungs
- Penny Hebble – stroke recovery in North Carolina
- Jane Driskell – at home with Parkinson’s
- H.R. Warden – moved back home under care of Pat and a little help from Home Health Care.Glen Boland – treatment for AFIB
- Richard Hoibraten’s brother James in California – late stage cancer
- Shirley Cobb/Bob Head/Eva Breedlove/Carol Warren – chronic back/pain issues
- Bill & Barbara Gleasure’s daughter-in-law (Harley Gleasure) – undergoing chemo
- Kathy Zimmerman – sister Alice struggling with cancer in Indiana
- Those fighting cancer from our faith family:
- Avis Shaw’s sister Mildred (lymphoma chemo treatment)Kitty Jones – awaiting test results
- Kim Tatman – lumpectomy procedure went well – future treatments after surgical healing is complete
- Valerie Metcalf, Joyce Kible, John Moon, Kim Tatman and several others (in various stages of testing and treatment)
A Note from Your Finance Team
Thank you for your FAITHFUL giving. Giving so far in April is as follows:April 5 $22,689April 12 $14,757April 19 $23,149
God’s Renewing Peace,