Tuesday Tickle

Weekly writings from the desk of Pastor Mark

Wednesday
Jul222015

Tickle from Evelyn - July 21

Hello! Dear Church Family,
 
Isn’t it great that we have several in-house pastors who can so easily step into the pulpit when our pastor needs to be away?! It’s always nice to see a familiar face in the pulpit and to have “one of our own” is a blessing. Thank you Rev. Rod for teaching us this past Sunday morning. Pastor Mark will be back in the pulpit this Sunday morning.
 
This week came with news that Ms. Erma (Shannon’s mom) leapt into the arms of Jesus. Though Pastor Mark and Shannon were not present in body they had prepared for such an event should she pass while they were away. The siblings who are here are fine and just request some privacy as they await Pastor Mark and Shannon’s return later this week. I know it’s our Southern tradition to immediately bake some food and feed the family but the ones here are ok right now. Let’s wait until the Pastor and family return to find out when best to shower them with our love and pound cakes. Smile
 
Our special offering this month is financial donations for Family Connections to buy school supplies for Union County students. Many children come to school WITHOUT  backpacks, pencils, paper, kleenex, etc. The funds we supply help furnish those supplies for them. You may place your donation in the special offering envelopes in the pews on Sunday morning or drop off a check at the church office.
 
Drivers are needed to pick up lunch meals from the hospital and take them to Branan Lodge on Tuesdays and Thursdays. If you are interested please call Lloyd Dunham at 706 781 4486.
 
Scout Hut Update:Approval was gained from the District  to proceed with our Scout Hut plans. A Church Council meeting is set for July 26 to put in place our Scout Hut building committee and empower them to do the final design for a later called FUMC Church Conference to approve before any building begins.
 
Orphanage Emmanuel Mission: We now have 15 able-bodied people travelling to Honduras in September 5-12. And there is still time to join the group. If you are interested in going, please contact Joe Tatman at 706-669-4299(2jtatman@gmail.com) and Kim Tatman 404-226-2531 (tokimnjoe@bellsouth.net).  And something for we all can do: Boxers by the Bunch: Orphanage Emmanuel has a need for their young men and women. Specifically the need is for packages of women’s small and men’s smallunderwear (new please). Boxers or briefs for guys and nice young lady underwear and sport bras (small) for the girls. Gently used clothing is always a need. Please place items in the bins marked for Orphanage Emmanuel. Thank You!

LeFevre Quartet Gospel Concert at FUMC- Thursday Evening, August 6th at 7 pm. Tell your friends and help us get the word out that another nationally acclaimed group will be coming to FUMC on August 6.

Red Bird Mission Trip – One week trip to Kentucky – Team up to 24 members so far – room for more!
The Towns/Union County Connection Group Mission Project for 2015 will again be the Red Bird Mission in Beverly, Kentucky the week of September 13-19.
 
Blessing of the Book Bags Service:
This will happen across Sunday, August 2nd...don’t miss this Sunday! Tell your friends about it!
 
2015 FUMC Fall Festival:
Janice Taylor is spearheading our Fall Festival this year. Dates are October 9th and 10th from 9 am till 4 pm. Ways you can help: Donate gently used “treasures” at the annex any Friday from 9 am till 11 am. Make hand-crafted items for our craft sale. Donate 2x4’s and sheet product for our signs. We also need workers on those actual days.  If you can help in any of these ways, please contact Janice, her email is janice@bsassllc.com. Thank you. 
 
Hope House has need of some hygiene supplies like body wash, diapers, cleaning supplies and laundry detergent. You may place your supplies in the plastic bins at either entrance.
 
Concerns/Praises: PRAY WITHOUT CEASING
This is not a complete list – just immediate prayer needs for the immediate faith family in the week ahead
  • Shannon Burgess, Pastor Mark, Jacob, and Katie – recent loss of her mother
  • Kathy Heyer – liver issues
  • Judy Cloyd – will undergo surgery next month
  • Barbara Marshall – recovering well at home
  • Glen Boland – heart issues continue
  • Hazel Douglas – bells palsy and fall increasing length of existing stress fracture – still in Nursing Home
  • Kathy McAfee – Father struggling with pneumonia - UGH
  • Liz Patton – needs significant surgical work on her back – may also involve radiation treatments – non cancerous growths causing pressure on spinal cavity.
  • Janice Walters Taylor – husband’s  (Rob) – now has infection from surgery delaying recovery
  • Ceil Jordan – recovering now at home; beginning to get out a little
  • Carol & Bob Head – general health
  • JoAnn Mayhew – stroke recovery at home
  • Gene and Artie Hodgson’s Son (Glenn) – responding very well to Chemo
  • Penny Hebble – stroke recovery in North Carolina
  • Jane Driskell – at home with Parkinson’s
  • Shirley Cobb/Bob Head/Eva Breedlove/Carol Warren – chronic back/pain issues
  • Bill & Barbara Gleasure’s daughter-in-law (Harley Gleasure) – undergoing radiation
  • Kathy Zimmerman – sister Alice struggling with cancer in Indiana
  • Kitty Jones –  undergoing chemo treatments
  • Cindy Neely – scheduled to begin Chemo July 15th - then radiation
  • B.L. Anderson (our custodian) – ear surgery scheduled for August 4th
  • Bob Barnes – lung function
  • Joyce Kible, John Moon, Cindy Neely, Kitty Jones, Kim Tatman, Judy Cloyd and several others (in various stages of testing and treatment)
A Note from Your Rejoicing Finance Team
July 5th giving was $22,925, July 12th giving was $16,207, July 19th was $13,892
 
Praise the Lord for a new day!
Evelyn Ueltzen
Administrative Assistant
First United Methodist Church

 

Saturday
Jul182015

Tickle from Evelyn - July 14

 

Thank you to Mike Cloyd for a good Sunday this past week. He filled in while Pastor Mark is away.
 
Scout Hut Update
Approval was gained last Thursday from the District  to proceed with our Scout Hut plans. A Church Council meeting is set for July 29 to put in place our Scout Hut building committee and empower them to do the final design for a later called FUMC Church Conference to approve before any building begins.

The Methodist Women 

are traveling to Mercier Orchards next Tuesday, 21st for shopping and lunch. Meet at the church at 11:00 to take the bus over. If you have questions, please contact Kathy Wiley at 706 374 2359. This includes ALL the women of the church.

Orphanage Emmanuel Mission

We now have 15  able- bodied people travelling to Honduras in September 5-12. And there is still time to join the group. If you are interested in going, please contact Joe Tatman at 706-669-4299 (2jtatman@gmail.com) and Kim Tatman 404-226-2531 (tokimnjoe@bellsouth.net).  And something for we all can do: Boxers by the Bunch: Orphanage Emmanuel has a need for their young men and women. Specifically the need is for packages of women’s small and men’s smallunderwear (new please). Boxers or briefs for guys and nice young lady underwear and sport bras (small) for the girls. Gently used clothing is always a need. Please place items in the bins marked for Orphanage Emmanuel. Thank You!

LeFevre Quartet Gospel Concert at FUMC-
Thursday Evening, August 6th at 7 pm. Tell your friends and help us get the word out that another nationally acclaimed group will be coming to FUMC on August 6.

Red Bird Mission Trip –One week trip to Kentucky – Team up to 24 members so far – room for more!

The Towns/Union County Connection Group Mission Project for 2015 will again be the Red Bird Mission in Beverly, Kentucky the week of September 13-19.

Blessing of the Book Bags Service

This will happen across Sunday, August 2nd...don’t miss this Sunday! Tell your friends about it!

2015 FUMC Fall Festival

Janice Taylor is spearheading our Fall Festival this year. Dates are October 9th and 10th from 9 am till 4 pm. Ways you can help: Donate gently used “treasures” at the annex any Friday from 9 am till 11 am. Make hand-crafted items for our craft sale. Donate 2x4’s and sheet product for our signs. We also need workers on those actual days.  If you can help in any of these ways, please contact Janice, her email is janice@bsassllc.com. Thank you. 

Chick-fil-a 
is hiring. If you are interested or know someone who needs work have them apply online at www.pleaseapplyonline.com/cfablairsville.

Concerns/Praises

PRAY WITHOUT CEASING
This is not a complete list – just immediate prayer needs for the immediate faith family in the week ahead
  • Kathy Heyer – going to Emory today to hear test results
  • Judy Cloyd – undergoing tests and awaiting consultation
  • Barbara Marshall – heart valve repair was successful. She is due home today!
  • Ursula Whitelock – sister in England passed away
  • Metcalf / Hess Family – in their recent loss
  • Erma Dickey – at home
  • Hazel Douglas – bells palsy and fall increasing length of existing stress fracture – still in Nursing Home
  • Kathy McAfee – Father struggling with pneumonia - UGH
  • Liz Patton – needs significant surgical work on her back – may also involve radiation treatments – non cancerous growths causing pressure on spinal cavity.
  • Marti Shaffer – recovering from broken wrist from fall and moves to Pennsylvania this week
  • Janice Walters Taylor – husband’s  (Rob) surgery went well and he is up and around Ceil Jordan – recovering now at home; beginning to get out a little
  • Carol & Bob Head – general health
  • JoAnn Mayhew – stroke recovery at home
  • Gene and Artie Hodgson’s Son (Glenn) – responding very well to Chemo
  • Penny Hebble – stroke recovery in North Carolina
  • Jane Driskell – at home with Parkinson’s
  • Shirley Cobb/Bob Head/Eva Breedlove/Carol Warren – chronic back/pain issues
  • Bill & Barbara Gleasure’s daughter-in-law (Harley Gleasure) – undergoing radiation
  • Kathy Zimmerman – sister Alice struggling with cancer in Indiana
  • Kitty Jones –  had chemo treatment last week
  •  Cindy Neely – scheduled to begin Chemo July 15th - then radiation
  • B.L. Anderson (our custodian) – cancer inside his ear requiring surgery – having consultation at Emory today
  • Bob Barnes – lung function
  • Joyce Kible, John Moon, Cindy Neely, Kitty Jones, Kim Tatman, Judy Cloyd and several others (in various stages of testing and treatment)

A Note from Your Rejoicing Finance Team

July 5th giving was $22,925, July 12th giving was $16,207
 
Take care of yourself and others!    --  Evelyn
Evelyn Ueltzen
Administrative Assistant
First United Methodist Church
firstumc@windstream.net

 

     

Tuesday
Jul072015

July 7 tickle from Evelyn

While the Pastor is away the sub-Tickler will be at work. If you should have anything urgent to get in the Tickle, please send it to firstumc@windstream.net.  It’s been said already but it bears repeating.....THANK YOU to ALL who helped make this past weekend a WONDERFUL time of outreach, fellowship and remembrance.The grounds, food and hospitality was TOP NOTCH! FUMC can hold their head high on being a beautiful place of community.  Many thanks to all who helped us achieve this. 

Scout Hut Update:

Preliminary meetings have been held in Church Council, Trustees, and Finance. The current thinking appears to be to build a new – modest – insulated metal building on a concrete pad in a new location on our church campus to get this ministry out of the current “inappropriate” facility. Through the donations of current church members, present and past Scouting families in our community, Boy Scout Troop 101, local businesses, and community groups, we have received $45,000 of dedicated giving to build a new structure (and that completely excludes any dollars from the Church ministry plan – just dedicated giving given to this potential project.) So far, we have just been in the “conversation” stage. Now it appears time to travel the formal United Methodist process for achieving approval to do it. That process really simplifies at this point to four key steps: (1) Members of our Scout Hut Ministry team will need to explain to the Gainesville District Church Development Board (meeting at the District Superintendent’s office July 9th) what ministry need is driving this project. If that need is approved by that board, we will call a Charge Conference (2) which is basically a Church Council meeting but it will be a single agenda meeting run by our District Superintendent. The purpose will be for Council to formally identify and approve the Building Committee. They are then charged to go work the details of the design – what, where, how much. (3) Those details then have to loop back through the Church Development Board at District (probably by email given the relatively small size of this project and solid financing.) Then comes the ultimate decision. The senior pastor can either call a Charge Conference (where Council members vote) or a CHURCH Conference (where every professing member of the Church gets to vote) to achieve that decision. I have already decided that if we get to that step it will be a CHURCH Conference. That means “all of you who are members” ultimately vote yes or no to do the final form of the project as it is presented. We will keep you appraised of each step so you know all the details before they happen.

LeFevre Quartet – Gospel Concert at FUMC – Thursday Evening August 6th at 7 pm – get it on your calendar now! Tell your friends and help us get the word out that another nationally acclaimed group will be touring to FUMC on August 6

Orphanage Emmanuel, Honduras Mission Trip: September 5-12  - Team up to 9 members so far – room for more!

Contacts for this trip are: Joe Tatman 706-669-4299 (2jtatman@gmail.com) and Kim Tatman 404-226-2531 (tokimnjoe@bellsouth.net).

“Boxers by the Bunch”: Orphanage Emmanuel has a need for their young men and women. Specifically the need is for packages of women’s small and men’s small underwear (new please). Boxers or briefs for guys and nice young lady underwear and sport bras (small) for the girls. Gently used clothing is always a need. Please place items in the bins marked for Orphanage Emmanuel. Thank You! 

Red Bird Mission Trip – One week trip to Kentucky – Team up to 24 members so far – room for more!The Towns/Union County Connection Group Mission Project for 2015 will again be the Red Bird Mission in Beverly, Kentucky the week ofSeptember 13-19

Blessing of the Book Bags Service:This will happen across Sunday August 2nd...don’t miss this Sunday! Tell your friends about it! 

2015 FUMC Fall Festival:I am so thankful for the volunteers who are throwing their names into the hat to plan together the 2015 Fall Festival. Janice Taylor has agreed to lead the planning team effort for this event. It is the planning team that will organize this year’s entire Fall Festival. If you would like to reach Janice, her email is janice@bsassllc.com Preliminary meetings are already being scheduled for the next few weeks.  

Concerns/Praises: PRAY WITHOUT CEASINGThis is not a complete list – just immediate prayer needs for the immediate faith family in the week ahead

 

  • Barbara Marshall – will have open heart surgery TOMORROW, July 8th at Piedmont to repair a heart valve
  • Avis Shaw – brother-in-law passed away
  • Ursula Whitelock – sister in England passed away this past weekend
  • Larry Rosenberry – recent loss of his Mother in Pennsylvania
  • Metcalf / Hess Family – in their recent loss
  • Erma Dickey – at home
  • Hazel Douglas – bells palsy and fall increasing length of existing stress fracture – still in Nursing Home
  • Kathy McAfee – Father struggling with pneumonia - UGH
  • Liz Patton – needs significant surgical work on her back – may also involve radiation treatments – non cancerous growths causing pressure on spinal cavity.
  • Marti Shaffer – recovering from broken wrist from fall
  • Janice Walters Taylor – husband Rob will have additional prostate surgery July 8th
  • Ceil Jordan – recovering now at home
  • Carol & Bob Head – general health
  • JoAnn Mayhew – stroke recovery at home
  • Gene and Artie Hodgson’s Son (Glenn) – responding to Chemo
  • Penny Hebble – stroke recovery in North Carolina
  • Jane Driskell – at home with Parkinson’s
  • Kathy Heyer – waiting test results on liver work-up at Emory
  • 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
  • Kitty Jones –  pausing Chemo treatments while recovering from Bronchitis
  • Cindy Neely – scheduled to begin Chemo July 15th - then radiation
  • B.L. Anderson (our custodian) – cancer inside his ear requiring surgery – to be scheduled
  • Bob Barnes – lung function
  • Joyce Kible, John Moon, Cindy Neely, Kitty Jones, Kim Tatman and several others (in various stages of testing and treatment)

A Note from Your Rejoicing Finance Team:Giving for June was $82,863 – Thank you for another amazing month of DIVINE generosity! Since we were closed for the holiday on Monday, our counters have not yet counted for Sunday. Look it up in next week’s Tickle.         

I saw the sunshine today! I hope you did too!  But isn’t it nice that we can ALWAYS feel/experience the one true SON anytime we want.  

Have a great week, 

Evelyn Ueltzen
Administrative Assistant
First United Methodist Church
firstumc@windstream.net

Wednesday
Jul012015

This 4th of July Weekend at First Methodist

I hope this part goes without saying, but I was reminded by others that perhaps we say it anyway – please go out of your way to invite people to activities happening at the Church this Saturday and SundaySaturday night is about just having fun and if we get a weather window – it will be awesome – food and everything starts at 6:30 pm – fireworks begin at 9:30 pm. The air conditioned and bug free MAC will be set up as a place to sit, eat and relax – and most importantly, that is where the apple pie and ice cream will be! We have prepared a picture slideshow of current events that might be inviting to folks who may want to know who we are that will be scrolling on the screens to music in between events.
 
Particularly on Sunday, make certain you invite folks who maybe were part of this 25 year journey but who have not been here in a while. The idea is to celebrate God’s movement through all of us. Might be a good Sunday to just come check out what God has done so far with this thing called “FUMC of Union County.”
 
Lastly, it is a Holiday this weekend. I truly appreciate all the people giving of their time Thursday and Friday to get things set up and in order for our 25th Anniversary weekend. While we will be open on Friday, we will be closed on Monday July 6, as our way of observing the National Holiday – and resting from the events of the weekend!
 
Thank you everyone,
God’s Peace,

 

Tuesday
Jun302015

June 30, 2015

On Sunday, I offered my words of encouragement in light of the Supreme Court Ruling last Friday. I simply reminded everyone that we Christians are called to not hate anybody. Whether you are on the far right, or on the far left, or anywhere in between on the human sexuality issues, we don’t hate anybody. The events in South Carolina two weeks ago made clear to me how hate opens the door for evil to work through a human heart. I recommend we all remember the three general rules of our United Methodist Denomination – do no harm, do all the good you can, and stay in love with God. I then offered a sermon that preached against hatred with all the energy I could muster three times. I have greatly appreciated all the positive feedback – but I really would like my voice to come back now...(grin!)

Welcome New Members:

April Southern (Zoey and Zayden) – 306 Ivy Meadow Lane, Blairsville, GA 30512

Karen Rice – 26 Coosa Ridge Drive, Blairsville, GA 30512

FUMC 25th Anniversary Celebration: (and Patriotic Sunday, and July 4rth weekend, and the Lord’s Day!)

Food will be served under the MAC portico (like our Picnic) from 6:30 pm on throughout the evening

BBQ Plate (Pulled Pork sandwich, potato chips and pickle spear) for $5 – led by Jeremy Bruce BBQ Team

Youth Ministry (led by Camden Goddard) – selling soft drinks under MAC Portico

Mercers Apple Pie and Vanilla Ice Cream are available in air conditioned and bug free MAC $1 – Radical Hospitality

Scrolling slideshow and music playing in MAC – intentionally encouraging everyone to eat inside MAC

Radical Hospitality also staffing MAC desk and premises – visitor access to MAC mid level only and MAC restrooms

Children’s Ministry hosting Bicycle/Tricycle parade and children’s activities / games / facepainting / watermelon seed spitting contest, etc on back parking lot nearest ANNEX beginning at 6:30 pm

The Smokie Mountain Melodies (Women’s singing group) will be singing in concert on stage inside the MAC from 7:30 to 8:00 pm.

Radical Hospitality will also have free water and staff cart to take water to folks – just being nice.

Blue Ridge Mountains Chapter of SAR and Old Unicoi Trail Chapter of DAR will have colonial camp site and tent, musket firing demonstrations, cannon, cannon firing, period items display and period specific children’s games the kids can play on the Soccer Field – musket/cannon demonstrations begin at 8:15 pm.

The FUMC Praise Band will begin an outdoor concert on the new stage near the soccer field (weather permitting) at 8:45 pm. The Chamber of Commerce Fireworks will begin at 9:30 pm– great seating from anywhere on our 33 acre church campus.

AND THAT IS JUST SATURDAY NIGHT! THEN ON SUNDAY:

Worship in Sanctuary at 9:45 and 11 pm – those two services will be identical – the Community Band at both.

Lunch in the MAC immediately following the 11 am service.

Smoked Ham, beans, potato salad, coleslaw – faith family is invited to bring desserts.

Come celebrate the past, present and future movement of God through FUMC of Union County!

Retired paramedics Tim Holby and Barry Lewis (and perhaps a few others)  will be staffing our outdoor first aid station.

A ton of work has already been done by so many and we are grateful. There are a million and one details behind this – pray our coordination team of 25 people have thought of the main ones and please pray for no rain.

Scout Hut Update:

Preliminary meetings have been held in Church Council, Trustees, and Finance. The current thinking appears to be to build a new – modest – insulated metal building on a concrete pad in a new location on our church campus to get this ministry out of the current “inappropriate” facility. Through the donations of current church members, present and past Scouting families in our community, Boy Scout Troop 101, local businesses, and community groups, we have received $45,000 of dedicated giving to build a new structure (and that completely excludes any dollars from the Church ministry plan – just dedicated giving given to this potential project.) So far, we have just been in the “conversation” stage. Now it appears time to travel the formal United Methodist process for achieving approval to do it. That process really simplifies at this point to four key steps: (1) Members of our Scout Hut Ministry team will need to explain to the Gainesville District Church Development Board (meeting at the District Superintendent’s office July 9th) what ministry need is driving this project. If that need is approved by that board, we will call a Charge Conference (2) which is basically a Church Council meeting but it will be a single agenda meeting run by our District Superintendent. The purpose will be for Council to formally identify and approve the Building Committee. They are then charged to go work the details of the design – what, where, how much. (3) Those details then have to loop back through the Church Development Board at District (probably by email given the relatively small size of this project and solid financing.) Then comes the ultimate decision. The senior pastor can either call a Charge Conference (where Council members vote) or a CHURCH Conference (where every professing member of the Church gets to vote) to achieve that decision. I have already decided that if we get to that step it will be a CHURCH Conference. That means “all of you who are members” ultimately vote yes or no to do the final form of the project as it is presented. We will keep you appraised of each step so you know all the details before they happen.

Sanctuary Modification In Progress:

The Trustees and the Technology Team have partnered together to work an approved project to relocate the two booths used by the Audio/Visual team into one booth up in the upper balcony of the Sanctuary. The physical construction should be over this week (beforeThursday.) The physical movement of the two booths into one will happen at a later date.

LeFevre Quartet – Gospel Concert at FUMC – Thursday Evening August 6th at 7 pm – get it on your calendar now! Tell your friends and help us get the word out that another nationally acclaimed group will be touring to FUMC on August 6.

Orphanage Emmanuel, Honduras Mission Trip: September 5-12  - Team up to 9 members so far – room for more!

Contacts for this trip are: Joe Tatman 706-669-4299 (2jtatman@gmail.com) and Kim Tatman 404-226-2531 (tokimnjoe@bellsouth.net). “Boxers by the Bunch”: Orphanage Emmanuel has a need for their young men and women. Specifically the need is for packages of women’s small and men’s small underwear (new please). Boxers or briefs for guys and nice young lady underwear and sport bras (small) for the girls. Gently used clothing is always a need. Please place items in the bins marked for Orphanage Emmanuel. Thank You!Red Bird Mission Trip – One week trip to Kentucky – Team up to 24 members so far – room for more!The Towns/Union County Connection Group Mission Project for 2015 will again be the Red Bird Mission in Beverly, Kentucky the week of September 13-19. Our next team meeting if you are interested in learning more is at Sharp memorial UMC, June 23rd at 6 pm.Blessing of the Book Bags Service:This will happen across Sunday August 2nd...don’t miss this Sunday! Tell your friends about it!2015 FUMC Fall Festival:I am so thankful for the volunteers who are throwing their names into the hat to plan together the 2015 Fall Festival. Janice Taylor has agreed to lead the planning team effort for this event. It is the planning team that will organize this year’s entire Fall Festival. If you would like to reach Janice, her email is janice@bsassllc.com Preliminary meetings are already being scheduled for the next few weeks..Concerns/Praises: PRAY WITHOUT CEASINGThis is not a complete list – just immediate prayer needs for the immediate faith family in the week ahead

  • Avis Shaw – brother-in-law passed away
  • Larry Rosenberry – recent loss of his Mother in Pennsylvania
  • Metcalf / Hess Family – in their recent loss
  • Shannon Burgess - Mother in hospital at UCH – coming home Thursday to “in home hospice care” at parsonage
  • Hazel Douglas – bells palsy and fall increasing length of existing stress fracture – still in Nursing Home
  • Kathy McAfee – Father struggling with pneumonia - UGH
  • Liz Patton – needs significant surgical work on her back – may also involve radiation treatments – non cancerous growths causing pressure on spinal cavity.
  • Marti Shaffer – broken wrist from fall
  • Janice Walters Taylor – husband Rob will have additional prostate surgery July 8th
  • Ceil Jordan – recovering now at home
  • Barbara Marshall – will have open heart surgery on July 8th at Piedmont to repair a heart valve
  • Carol & Bob Head – general health
  • JoAnn Mayhew – stroke recovery at home
  • Manon Thompson – slow but steady recover from hip fracture. Easing back into the routine of life.
  • Gene and Artie Hodgson’s Son (Glenn) – responding to Chemo
  • Penny Hebble – stroke recovery in North Carolina
  • Jane Driskell – at home with Parkinson’s
  • Kathy Heyer – waiting test results on liver work-up at Emory
  • 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
  • Kitty Jones –  pausing Chemo treatments while recovering from Bronchitis
  • Cindy Neely – scheduled to begin Chemo July 15th - then radiation
  • B.L. Anderson (our custodian) – cancer inside his ear requiring surgery – to be scheduled
  • Bob Barnes – lung function
  • Joyce Kible, John Moon, Cindy Neely, Kitty Jones, Kim Tatman and several others (in various stages of testing and treatment)

.A Note from Your Rejoicing Finance Team:

Giving for June was $82,863 – Thank you for another amazing month of DIVINE generosity!    

  • June 7 –   $19,632    
  • June 14 – $34,261    
  • June 21 – $16,349    
  • June 28 -  $12,621 

God’s Renewing Peace,