Our 2019 Graduates

Congratulations to our recent high school and college graduates!

Kaytie Justice Bitzky

Clayton State University – Bachelors of Arts in Music and Bachelor of Science in Psychology

Daughter of Barbara & Steve Justice


Sloan Marie Broome

Georgia State University – Bachelor of Arts

Granddaughter of Debbie Carroll


Alex Brown 

Augusta University – Masters in Occupational Therapy

Granddaughter of Sam & Judy Andrews, Daughter of Kim & Mike Brown

Daphane Flanagan

Ola High School – Cosmetology

Granddaughter of Gina Alford, Daughter of Dawn & Tom Seamster

Courtney Justice 

Georgia State University – Bachelors of Science in Music Management

Daughter of Barbara & Steve Justice

Ashley Stephens

Walden University – Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Granddaughter of Pat Marshall


June 2019 Birthdays & Anniversaries

Congratulations to our members celebrating birthdays and anniversaries this month!

June 2019 Birthdays

  • Gina Alford
  • Larry Boak
  • Deb Buckner
  • Pam Davis
  • RayeAnn Holewinski
  • Levoyd Jones
  • Walt Keiser
  • Lynne Keiser
  • Layne Kinney
  • David Kirby
  • Carol McGahee
  • Laura Moore
  • Michael Rice
  • Sally Rice
  • Patricia Sanders
  • Frank Sorci
  • Sara Stephenson
  • Julie Ulmer


June 2019 Anniversaries

  • Sammy & Judy Andrews
  • Mike & Nancy Daniell
  • Rudy & Sandra Herren
  • Steve & Barbara Justice
  • Walt & Lynne Keiser
  • Lura & Allan Landis
  • Luther & Carol McGahee
  • George & Julie McKelvy
  • Mike & Donna Putnam
  • Jolynn & John Stevens

Wesley Woods Collections

The Foundation of Wesley Woods, and our giving help alleviate poverty and homelessness for older adults. In addition to six residential facilities, Wesley Woods includes five affordable housing programs. The Emory Hospital System includes the Wesley Woods Geriatric Hospital. Called the Mother’s Day Offering (because that is the official Sunday of giving) NFUMC will collect funds for this ministry of the North Georgia Conference April, May & June. You are invited to give for those who need our help to live out their lives in dignity and security.

May 2019 Birthdays and Anniversaries

Congratulations to our members celebrating birthdays and anniversaries this month!

May 2019 Birthdays

  • Alicia Alvarez
  • Ed Andross
  • Shirley Blackston
  • Stephanie Carper
  • Beverly Casstevens
  • Richard Coleman
  • Nancy Daniell
  • Rebecca Ann Douville
  • Marsha Elzey
  • Ernestine English
  • Silvia Flockhart
  • DJ Flockhart
  • Lewis Gregg
  • Pat Grunden
  • Kaitlin Harper
  • Lin Johns
  • Marilyn Knopps
  • Cathy Lowe
  • Amy Matusek
  • Annette Poindexter
  • Kathy Stanton
  • Sarah Stone
  • Megan Stubbs
  • Elaine Sugg
  • Matthew Tennihan


May 2019 Anniversaries

  • Tom & Joy Eidson
  • Ken & RayeAnn Holewinski
  • Errol Holden & Janet Warren
  • Frank & Susan Sorci
  • James & Jane Stillwell

Good Friday Tenebrae

On Good Friday we will be presenting the Tenebrae at our eveing service.  The word “tenebrae” comes from the Latin meaning “darkness.” The Tenebrae is an ancient Christian Good Friday service that makes use of gradually diminishing light through the extinguishing of candles to symbolize the events of that week from the triumphant Palm Sunday entry through Jesus’ burial.

This increasing darkness symbolizes the approaching darkness of Jesus’ death and of hopelessness in the world without God. The service concludes in darkness, sometimes with a final candle, the Christ candle, carried out of the sanctuary, symbolizing the death of Jesus. A loud noise may also sound symbolizing the closing of Jesus’ tomb. The worshipers then leave in silence to ponder the impact of Christ’s death and await the coming Resurrection.

The text is from the Gospel of John (18:1 – 19:42), as translated by James H. Charlesworth. He accurately translates the text with special sensitivity to Jews, Judaism, and Jesus’ Jewishness, and the Jewish origins of Christianity. This sensitivity is important because of the history of this text being using to fuel Christian anti-Semitism and acts of violence.