SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 26
8:30 Nursery Care
8:50 Contemporary Service
9:45 Sunday School
10:00 R. L. Pope Class: Kyles Wallace
11:00 Worship Service (Sanctuary)
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 27
4-6:00 Art Academy (3rd Floor)
6:00 UMW Christmas Gathering
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 28
7:30 Men’s Prayer Breakfast (Sunrise)
6:30 Praise Team Rehearsal
7:00 Charge Conference @Fairview UMC
WEDNESDAY, NOVENBER 29
3-6:00 Art Academy (3rd Floor)
5:30 Fellowship Dinner
6:00 Kid’s Club/Choir
6:00 MS & HS Small Groups
6:15 Handbell Rehearsal
7:15 Choir Rehearsal
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 30
10:30 Chicks with Sticks (Parlor)
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 1
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 2
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 3
First Sunday of Advent
8:30 Nursery Care
8:50 Contemporary Service
9:45 Sunday School
10:00 R. L. Pope Class: Jim McGhee
11:00 Christmas Cantata Worship Service (Sanctuary)
5:00 Chrismon Service
6:00 Chrismon Dinner
MEMORIAL UMC’s MISSION…
We are CALLED by Christ to
GROW in faith,
BUILD relationships, and
SERVE all people.
Our church finances are as follows:
Total Expenses as of 10/31/17 $721,067.84
Total Income as of 10/31/17 $627,107.31
Net Deficit as of 10/31/17 ($93,960.53)
If you or a loved one would like to be added to the prayer list, please contact Lorna McCullough at (336) 259-5814
*If you put a name on the list, please keep in touch as names will be removed after 3 weeks.*
During this week, please pray for:
- ALL Military personnel
- UM Missionaries
- Tracy Brinkley
- Rick & Beth Schartiger
- Winfred Armentrout
- Anna Johnson
- Dee Ellis
- Priscilla Oldaker
- Marian Baker
- Randy & Cathy Meisner
- Larry & Gayle Murdock
- Kenneth Crisco
- Bob Templeman
- Cheri Conner
- Peggy Finch
- Leon Brewer
- Harold Vannoy
- Richard Reddeck
Sunday Morning Welcome & Security at Memorial United Methodist
To provide a safe worship experience, the exterior doors at both services will be locked after the services begin. To meet fire safety standards all doors can still be opened from inside the buildings.
At the 8:50 AM service, the main door under the breezeway into the Christian Enrichment Center will remain unlocked and at the 11:00 AM service the center main doors into the sanctuary facing Randolph Street will remain unlocked. The Superintendent of Buildings. and Grounds will provide watch during worship at these points.
Our goal is to provide a welcome and an open door for all of God’s people in Thomasville and the surrounding communities, while providing a safe place for our congregation. Together we are the body of Christ offered to the world.
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6
5:30 PM – DINNER
6:00 PM – PROGRAM
6:00 PM – YOUTH SMALL GROUPS
6:00 PM – KID’S CHOIR PRACTICE
6:00 PM – ADULT BIBLE STUDY
6:15 PM – HANDBELL PRACTICE
6:30 PM – KID’S KLUB
7:15 PM – CHANCEL CHOIR PRACTICE
JOIN US for great FOOD, FELLOWSHIP, and FUN!
COST: The Wednesday Night Fellowship Dinner prices are as follows:
Children (12 & under) $4.50
Families (children 12 & under) $18.00
Families (children Over 12) $20.00
DECEMBER 6: NO MEAL
DECEMBER 13: Art Academy Celebration
MEALS & PROGRAMMING WILL RETURN to WEDNESDAYS, JANUARY, 2018
Exact date: TBD
PLEASE MAKE YOUR RESERVATION BY NOON ON MONDAYS.
CHRISTMAS CANTATA 2017: SING JOY TO ALL THE WORLD!
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 3
The Memorial United Methodist Church Chancel Choir Presents: “Sing Joy to All the World! A Christmas Cantata.
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 3
4 PM – Rehearsal for the kids
5 PM – Worship Service
6 PM – Hot Dog Supper
Advent begins on December 3 this year and Memorial will kick off its Advent Season with our annual Chrismon Service! Come and see the beauty of our Sanctuary all decorated and prepared for the Advent season. We will have special music and readings focusing on the many different images found on our Chrismon Tree. Come and find out the significance of all of those ornaments that we call “Chrismons” and prepare to enter into the season before Christmas with a renewed heart and a right spirit!!!
There will be a casual hotdog supper to follow the service in the Fellowship Hall! We hope to see you there!
What Child Is This…Journey To Bethlehem
DECEMBER 8 – 10
6 – 9 PM
CHURCH PARKING LOT
Have you noticed? Bethlehem is beginning to come to life. Soon it will be complete and on December 8, 9 and 10 from 6:00-9:00 pm everyone is invited to experience the sights and sounds of Bethlehem and visit the baby Jesus in the stable.
Help us get the word out by reminding family and friends to come drive thru and take in all the wonders surrounding our Savior’s birth. There are extra posters, flyers, and small business cards in the Receptionist Office if you can share or post in your workplace or business, please feel free to take them.
Also, there is room for more Village people in the cast. This is a great way for entire families to participate together. You will enjoy the food, fellowship and most of all, the fun of being in the village and a part of this event. Call or email Tim Lyons and volunteer today! You may reach him at email@example.com or 336-476-1117.
May this be a Christmas Blessing to everyone.
LESSONS & CAROLS: A Contemporary Advent Service
This year our Contemporary Service will lead us in Advent worship with their very own style of upbeat, fun and inspiring music! Brian and his team have selected various songs and Readings that will help focus our attention on the coming of the birth of our Savior.
Don’t miss this new opportunity to prepare your hearts during this Advent season! PLEASE NOTE: Due to the Journey to Bethlehem set up, this service will be celebrated in the MAIN SANCTUARY – this week ONLY! Spread the word!!!
LOVE FEAST 2017
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 17
Our Annual Love Feast will be held on Sunday, December 17 at 7 PM in our church sanctuary.
This is a special Advent worship service in which we sing Christmas carols, listen to readings from the nativity passage, and partake of the tea and rolls included with an authentic Moravian Love Feast. We will end with a special rendition of “Joy to the World” as candlelight floods the sanctuary and the spirit of Christmas is sure to flood your heart! It is a beautiful and solemn moment during a very busy and often hectic season. All are invited, we hope you will join us!
CHRISTMAS EVE COMMUNION
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 24
Our Christmas Eve Communion Service will begin at 5:30 PM. We will have a brief service with special readings and blessing of the Communion elements.
Following the service, Communion will be available for anyone to receive in a “come-and-go” format until 7:30 PM. This means that even if your Christmas Eve plans prevent you from being at the church 5:30 PM, please feel free to drop by and receive Holy Communion at anytime between 5:30 and 7:30 PM! Bring your family and make this a new Christmas Eve tradition!
We hope to see you and celebrate this beautiful sacrament on the Eve of Christ’s birth.
COOPERATIVE COMMUNITY MINISTRIES NEEDS YOUR HELP TO FILL THE NEEDS OF OTHERS.
TOYS! LOTS OF TOYS!
Please drop off an unwrapped toy for a boy or a girl (infants to age 12) in the boxes set up around the church.
Deadline is December 7, 2017.
If you have any questions call the church office (336) 472-7718 or CCM at (336) 476-1842.
Thank you for your continued support
ALTERNATIVE GIFT GIVING 2017
DEADLINE: DECEMBER 18
Instead of buying one more THING for your loved ones this season, consider donating to a charity in their name instead! That way you can honoring those you love this Christmas with a gift AND assist our neighbors in need as well! This is the way it works:
STEP 1: READ the descriptions of the outreach ministries (found on the Gift Order Form), hand selected by our Mission Committee for their commitment to making sure that every dollar impacts the physical, educational & spiritual lives of our friends in need.
STEP 2: CHOOSE one of more organizations to support.
STEP 3: FILL OUT the “Gift Order Form” found in Sunday’s bulletin and HERE. A minimum, tax-deductible donation of $10 is suggested, however you may order as many “Acknowledgement Cards“*** as you like, just make sure that you have clearly designated how many cards you will need on the Gift Order Form..
***(“Acknowledgement Cards” are blank note cards, embossed with a Church logo, and the Ministry to which your donation has been sent, that you can fill out and send to your loved ones so they will know that a donation has been made in their name.)
STEP 4: RETURN the Gift Order Form along with a CHECK (made out to “MEMORIAL UMC“) or CASH to the Church Office (336) 472-7718 OR drop it in the Offering Plate on Sunday morning. All order forms must be turned into the church finance office by 12/18.
STEP 5: PICK UP your “Acknowledgment Cards” at the Reception Desk 3-5 days after placing your order.
The Missions Committee thanks you for BEING the Good News in this world.
POINSETTIAS AND WREATHS
ORDER DEADLINE: December 8,
PICK UP: December 17 following the LOVE FEAST (7 PM)
White poinsettias ($12) and door wreaths ($32) can now be ordered through the church financial secretary’s office (472-7718) by completing the form HERE.
ALL REQUESTS MUST BE IN WRITING. Checks are to be made payable to “Memorial UMC”.
SUPPLIES ARE LIMITED:
We have 18 wreaths available. Please place your orders as soon as possible. The cut-off date will be Thursday, December 8.
REMINDER: Please leave your poinsettia for the Love Feast Service, which will be held December 17 at 7pm.
LOVE FEAST LUMINARIA SALES
DEADLINE: DECEMBER 10
HONOR or REMEMBER a loved one this Christmas with a LOVE FEAST LUMINARIA. The Luminarias will be used to light the path to the Love Feast on December 17. ALSO, you and your loved one’s name will appear in this year’s Love Feast bulletin!
You may purchase your Luminaria at the Sales tables following the Sunday morning and Wednesday evening services OR through the church office by filling out the ORDER FORM and return it to the church office.
SALES BEGIN Thursday, November 23 and END Sunday, December 10.
Contact Rodney for more information (472-7718)
Cost is 1 for $2 or 3 for $5. Sales go to support the Youth Ministry.
Thank you for your support
DECEMBER 3 – ADVENT CANTATA
DECEMBER 3 – CHRISMON SERVICE (11 AM SERVICE)
DECEMBER 4 – ARTS ALIVE ART ACADEMY FALL SEMESTER ENDS
DECEMBER 8-10 – JOURNEY TO BETHLEHEM
DECEMBER 10 – LESSONS & CAROLS (8:50 AM SERVICE)
DECEMBER 13 – ARTS ALIVE ART ACADEMY DINNER/RECITAL
DECEMBER 17 – LOVE FEAST
DECEMBER 24 – CHRISTMAS EVE COMMUNION