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FOCUS - Fellowship of Christians United to Serve
FOCUS - FELLOWSHIP OF CHRISTIANS UNITED TO SERVE, as a tax-exempt organization, has a vision of being a year-round support ministry for Christian Churches, Ministries, and Faith-Based Events including an annual Christian festival, a website, and social media to be a support organization with the following mission:
Foster Christian denominations to work together as one body in Christ as commanded in John 17:21
Be a communication hub to encourage attendance at Christian based events open to the public.
Be a compilation of information of area churches and ministries for residents or visitors.
Be a basic material resource for those seeking Jesus in their life
A TRIBUTE TO DR. LARRY FLEGLE
Dr. Larry V. Flegle, of Blairsville, passed away in the presence of the Lord as he prepared to play his horn with the orchestra for a Christmas concert at First Baptist Church Blairsville on Sunday evening, December 8th, 2019.
As an active member of the Board and Steering Team of FOCUS, Larry was responsible for bringing Chrisitan musicians to the annual festival and always offered excellent advice for FOCUS.
Larry was a member and deacon of First Baptist Church of Blairsville, where he served in the orchestra. He, along with his wife, Jan, founded the Missionary Quartermaster- an organization dedicated to meeting the needs of missionaries who actively serve around the world sharing the Gospel. Larry led 3 short-term missions to Thailand and 1 to Uzbekistan. At home, he operated the radio station WUCG 93.1 in Blairsville. Larry also served as a board member of Humane Society's Mountain Shelter.
Larry leaves behind his loving wife of 50 years, Jan Flegle; a daughter, Krista Flegle McLendon; two sisters: Darlene Flegle Bolton and her husband, Larry; and Patricia Flegle Bolton and her husband, Joe. Two precious Maltese pups, Lacy and Lily; many other relatives and a host of friends.
The funeral services were held Thursday, December 12th, 2019 in the Sanctuary of First Baptist Church of Blairsville, with Dr. Fred Lodge officiating. His obituary can be seen at:
Dr. Larry Flegle will always be remembered and missed by FOCUS and all the community in which he was so active. We thank God for the privilege of knowing and working with Larry.
FOCUS FEST 2020 PLANS UNDERWAY
The Fellowship of Christians United to Serve sends its greetings and prayers to all the community. In this year of 2020, FOCUS celebrates its 5th year of service to the community and area. We pray for peace and love to fill this region as an example of what God can do when we love one another as one body of Christ. Through Christmas, we celebrated the birth of Jesus Christ, a gift of God with a message of His tremendous love for each of us even those who do not know Him.
On April 25, 2010, from 9:0o am t0 2:30 pm, the FOCUS Festival will be held for the 5th year at Union County Farmers Market, Blairsville, GA. This is a time for churches and ministries together to spread the good news of the gospel. Vendors and musicians also are a vital part of this event.
You are invited to be a participant at the festival by completing and submitting an application found under Christian events.
May God fill us with His love, peace and joy all through the new year of 2020!!
AN INVITATION TO PARTICIPATE:
If you have the heart to help answer the prayer of Jesus that all His children be one, (John 17: 21-22) please prayerfully consider offering your time ... as little or much as you can... and your gifts to FOCUS. Help is needed prior to the festival with publicity, social media and/or website, obtaining sponsors and gifts, or more. We also need volunteers at the time of the festival to help set-up and take-down, to check participants in, to greet visitors, to coordinate giving out gifts, and other activities.
Is God calling you?
Please call us at 706-897-8881 for more information. Or you may go here to let us know about you.
Let us know how we can serve you and your
Church, Ministry, Mission or Faith-Based Event.
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If you believe that the church is called to be one (as Jesus prayed in John 17 ) .... to be ONE BODY IN CHRIST, we invite you to be a part of FOCUS. First and foremost, please pray for Chrisitan unity. Then share your time, your talent or donations to help the FOCUS vision. Contact us at 706-897-8881 or send us a note here to ask questions of to offer the gifts you have to build the Body of Christ.
Remembering FOCUS FEST, 2019
May 11, 2019
Union County Farmers Market, Blairsville, Georgia
On May 11th 50 area-wide organizations, ministries, churches, authors came together to celebrate the 4th Annual FOCUS Festival. Participating churches were Antioch Baptist, Church of Christ, First Baptist Blairsville, Grace Worship Center, House of Prayer, House of the Living God, Redeemer Baptist, Seventh day Adventist, Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran and St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church.
Visitors arrived to enjoy visiting, shopping, learning about various ministries and churches; listening to music; eating great foods and receiving prizes from local businesses. Breakfast sandwiches and coffee was served by the House of Prayer and BBQ meals by Joshua’s Warriors as well as other snack foods. Children enjoyed making cards for family; some children learned to rope from Cowboys for Christ; others received animal balloons from Christian Motorcycle Association.
Local authors were available in a first-time event for FOCUS: Book-Signing. It was an honor to have with us: Author, Ray Lunsford, a 94-year-old WWII veteran who recently celebrated his 70th years in ministry. With him, also from Marble, NC was author, Sharon Kephart. Other authors included Paula Jean Henry, J.R. Collins who recently received his second international book award; Paula Massie Oneal; Doris Durbin; Sylvia Dyer Turnage and Arlene Gray who was donating all her proceeds to Georgia Mountain Pregnancy Center.
After Opening Prayer by Pastor George Cline, Antioch Baptist Church, music began to fill the air from Section 3 provided by musicians: Ken Soltys with Angela Logan opening the day with the blowing of the shofar, trumpet, and worship music. They were followed by Jay Golden, Jayna Jennings with Will Potts; Glorybound and ROC – Rock of Christ. Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! Psalm 133:1
Snapshots from FOCUS FEST 2019 - May 11, 2019
WELCOMING YOU HOME
For just as we have many members in one body and all the members do not have the same function, so we, who are many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another. Romans 12:4-5