pecial Guest Speaker this Sunday. This Sunday July 20th we will have a familiar face in the pulpit, Rev. Jim Aiken. He will be speaking on the special people who have influenced our lives. Pastor Mark will be back in the pulpit on Sunday, July 27th.
CPR classes are being offered on Saturdays, July 26th, August 9th and August 16th from 9 am till noon here at the church. The class is FREE!!! Sign up sheets are on the narthex desk.
Ingles Tools' for School...CEC is asking everyone with an Ingles' card to fill out a form which links your grocery dollars to the preschool for "tools for cash". This enables CEC to get free school equipment and materials. Forms are available at either desk. Be sure to fill out ALL 8 numbers!
The Mission Committee has partnered with Family Connections and the school system to gather school supplies for needy children. Items include (but are not limited to) large backpacks without wheels, colored pencils, Kleenex, reams of copy paper, calculators, and hand sanitizer. A complete list of needed supplies is available on the drop off bins at either entrance.
Methodist Men will be meeting this Saturday morning at 8 am in the fellowship hall for breakfast.
Wednesday Night Bible Study will pick back up next week on July 23rd. Pastor Mark will continue with his series of "Methodism" (is that a word?).
Mission Trip to Kentucky (aka Red Bird Mission): Looking for an opportunity to make a difference and show God's love through service? Here's your chance. The church is heading to Kentucky September 7th through 13th. Cost is $375 per person. We are joining others in our Connectional Group for this trip. If you are interested in going, please contact Mary Carol Akins, Tom Maryscuk or the church office.
Great Night of Music and Song:Your United Methodist Connectional Group has scheduled a fun evening of music and song for the UMC Churches in Towns and Union Counties. We are all meeting at Hiawassee UMC on Sunday evening, July 27 at 6:30 pm for an evening of music and song. Put this on the calendar for late summer! We will have a great time!
Upcoming: A new adult Sunday School class for the 9:45 hour. It will be lead by David Sutton. If you don't currently attend Sunday School and aren't too sure about it, this might be the place for you. No expectations. Start thinking and praying about it now. We'll get you more information as details develop.
Concerns/Praises: PRAY WITHOUT CEASINGThis is not a complete list - just immediate prayer needs of just this coming week for the immediate faith family)Laura Beth Rogers - on a mission trip to Brazil. Will be returning on Saturday, 19th.Charlie Wooten - pneumoniaJim DeRevere - detached retinaMarian Malac is home from having a pace maker put in.Shannon Burgess’ brother (Scott Dickey) is back home.Lee Dunham’s daughter-in-law (Tammy Dunham) is back home recovering from neck surgery.JoAnn Mayhew – still at HealthSouth RehabDavid Heyer – recovering from back surgeryTim Derflinger/ Jane Driskell / Shirley Cobb / Bob Head – chronic back issuesThose fighting active cancer from our faith family:Valerie Metcalf, Joyce Kible, and others
From Finance: Sunday's offering came in at $18,207. Now that we have consolidated our budget into one amount rather than separate amounts for the general giving and MAC, the question has popped up as to what our weekly financial need might be. With the 2014 ministry plan (or budget) in place, our weekly offering needs are around $23,000 a week.
Enjoy this beautiful God-given day! Evelyn Ueltzen Administrative Assistant web: firstmethodistblairsville.com/fb: firstumc of union county