WORSHIP WITH US IN-PERSON OR ONLINE THIS SUNDAY!
10 AM R.L. Pope Class on FACEBOOK LIVE and WGOS AM 1070. (Does not meet in-person.)
11 AM Worship In-Person and Online on FACEBOOK LIVE and WGOS AM 1070.
We are excited to offer an opportunity to gather for in-person worship Sundays at 11 a.m.! Every effort has been made to provide a safe environment for our time together. It will be essential for us to adhere to some safety practices. (See below.)
We realize some of you are not yet comfortable with gathering indoors, and we honor that choice. We will continue to air the service on Facebook Live and WGOS. Some may choose to join us for Worship on the Lawn each Sunday evening at 6 p.m. Thank you for your steadfast commitment to Memorial UMC.
What to Expect at Indoor Worship:
* Access to the Sanctuary will be through the Randolph Street doors only. The entrance for those needing the elevator will be the office door under the walkway.
* You’ll be greeted upon entering and asked a few questions.
* Face masks will be required for everyone.
* Some pews will be blocked to maintain social distancing; an usher will help direct you.
* Out of respect for others, please refrain from shaking hands or hugging.
* Offering plates will be available at the entrance and exit of the sanctuary.
* When services end, attendees will be dismissed by section to avoid hallway congestion.
* Nursery service will be not be provided, but the nursery space will be available.
* Sunday shool will not be offered at this time.
“LIVING THE LIFE YOU ALWAYS WANTED” – 2021 STEWARDSHIP THEME
October 25th was Commitment Sunday for 2021. Pledge cards were mailed out in mid-October. Those who attend worship in person may bring their pledge cards with them. Others may choose to bring their pledge cards to the church office or send them in the mail. Please let us know if you did not receive a pledge card or if you have any questions.
WORSHIP ON THE LAWN **New Time!**
Sundays at 5:00 p.m. – New time!
You are invited to bring your lawn chair and come join others for a time of worship on the church lawn. We will sing familiar hymns and share prayers, scripture readings, and a homily. We hope you will dress casually and find this time to be both inspirational and relaxing. This service allows us to gather safely, yet still come together for worship. Our plans are to continue the service each Sunday evening until the time that we can safely return to the sanctuary.
We will continue live-streaming worship at 11:00 a.m. each Sunday morning on Facebook Live and WGOS 1070 AM.
STAR OF BETHLEHEM CANCELED FOR 2020
Regretfully, a decision to cancel Star of Bethlehem for 2020 has been made. This was done due to not knowing the status of large gatherings at that time and decisions concerning the animals and other needs that had to be made far in advance. It takes about 250 people each night to put on this production. For their safety, the inability to distance, and the uncertainty of the situation this December, it was determined that Star of Bethlehem should be cancelled. Please share the word, and look for Star of Bethlehem again in December 2021! Thank you for your understanding and support. Pray that this virus soon is controlled and life returns to normal.
FALL PHOTOS ON THE CHURCH LAWN
Our fall harvest photo backdrop is all set in the church yard through November 1. Picture yourself here!
R.L. POPE CLASS ONLINE LESSONS
SUNDAYS AT 10:00 A.M. on WGOS
The R. L. Pope Class is excited to announce the return of new, weekly online lessons. Tune in to WGOS on your radio or computer.
October 25 Keith Tobin
November 1 Jim McGhee
November 8 Allen Brown
November 15 Elaine Rabon
November 22 Richard Herman
November 29 Stan Styers
As we prepare for the upcoming United States presidential election, we must expand the conversation around voter suppression. Hard questions arise around this topic: When ballots are cast, who is left out and who is locked out? What are the intersections between racism and voter suppression? In this conversation, Erin Hawkins, Executive Director of Connectional Ministries for the California-Pacific Conference of The United Methodist Church, interviews the Rev. Emanuel Cleaver, II, a United Methodist pastor now serving his seventh term representing Missouri’s Fifth Congressional District. They discuss the historic significance of the presence of a Woman of Color on the presidential ballot, the impact of the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage (and who still faced barriers to voting), and action steps to eradicate voter suppression. The video can be found at UMC.org/endracism.
STUDENT INTERNET ACCESS REMOTE LEARNING CAFE
CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP or Call 336-472-7718
We are pleased to partner with TCS to provide an Internet access site for remote learning for students. We will open the church for two-hour periods on select days during the week for students needing Internet access.
Sign-up is required. Children grades K-8 will require an adult chaperone. High schoolers must pre-register but no chaperone is required.
Location: Memorial UMC Christian Enrichment Center 101 Randolph St, Thomasville, NC 27360
CLERGY AND STAFF ARE AVAILABLE TO YOU
Let’s keep in touch! The Clergy and Staff are available to you. Call 336-472-7718 (plus phone extension) or email to reach them:
Danny Leonard, Ext. 16, firstname.lastname@example.org
Rodney Denton, Ext. 18, email@example.com
Lynda Hepler, Ext. 11, firstname.lastname@example.org
Norris Norwood, Ext. 12, email@example.com
Peggy May, Ext. 13, firstname.lastname@example.org
Susan Frye, Ext. 14, email@example.com
Jarry Oldaker, Ext. 17, firstname.lastname@example.org
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