MEMORIAL UMC’s MISSION…

We are CALLED by Christ to
GROW in faith,
BUILD relationships, and
SERVE all people.

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 16
Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost
8:30 Nursery Care
8:50 Contemporary Service (Jarrett)
10:00 Sunday School: Pre-K/K (Rm.105), 1st-3rd (Rm.301), 4th- 5th (Rm.302)
10:00 Youth Sunday School (CEC 201)
10:00 R.L. Pope Class: Harold Vannoy
10:30 Chancel Choir Rehearsal (2nd Fl.)
11:00 Worship Service (Sanctuary)
5-7 Youth

MONDAY SEPTEMBER 17
10 Morning Circle
4-7:30 Arts Alive Art Academy Classes
6:00 Evening Circle (Sunrise Diner)
6:30 Spanish Class Begins
6:30 Trustees Meeting (Parlor)

TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 18
7:30 Men’s Prayer Breakfast (Sunrise Diner)
3:30-5:30 Arts Alive Art Acad. Classes
5:45 No Yoga 9/18 and 9/25
6:30 Contemporary Music Reh.
(Jarrett)

WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 19
3:30-6 Arts Alive Art Academy Classes
5:30 Wed. Night Supper
6:10 Program: Different But Not
Divided: Practicing a Third Way
6:00 MS & HS Small Groups (CEC)
6:00 Children’s Choir (cont’d)
WEDNESDAY SEPT. 19 (cont’d.)
6:30 Children’s Bible Study
7:00 Handbell Choir Reh.
7:35 Chancel Choir Reh.

THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 20
1:30-6 Red Cross Blood Drive (Jarrett)
6:30-8 Girl Scouts (CEC Rm. 100)

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 21

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 22

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 23
Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost
8:50 Contemporary Service (Jarrett)
10:00 R.L. Pope Class: Dave Ogren
10:30 Chancel Choir Rehearsal (2nd Fl.)
11:00 Worship Service (Sanctuary)
5-7 Youth

PRAYER CONCERNS

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 to let us know how that person is doing, as names are removed after three weeks. During the coming week, please pray for:

All Military Personnel
Our UM Missionaries
Dee Ellis
Rick Schartiger
Bob Templeman
Tracy Brinkley
Dallas Hutchens
Ann Worsham
Bob Monohan
Scott Burroughs
Chris Eddinger
Jerry Barker
Ann Chappell
Jacqui Butcher
David Conant, Sr.
Jessie Conner Jordan
Steve Moore
Faye Kanoy

OUR CHURCH FINANCE FIGURES FOR AUGUST

Total Expenses as of 08/31/18    $598,681.39
Total Income as of 08/31/18        $553,229.66
Net Deficit as of 08/31/18           ($45,451.73)

MISSION POSSIBLE KIDS & GLOW KIDS KICK-OFF

RESCHEDULED
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 30

GLOW KIDS
3 – 4:30 PM
All Preschoolers age 3 through Kindergarten are invited.

MISSION POSSIBLE KIDS
5 – 7 PM
Recruiting new agents in 1st-5th grade who want to make a difference in the world!

We have moved this from Sep. 16 to Sep. 30.

FOR MORE INFO PLEASE CONTACT LYNDA HEPLER.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT FELLOWSHIP SUPPERS & PROGRAMS

WEDNESDAYS (BEGINNING SEPTEMBER 12)
5:30 PM  DOORS OPEN
5:45 PM  SUPPER BEGINS
6:10 PM  PROGRAMS / STUDIES

PLEASE NOTE: A SMALL CHANGE FOR THE SAKE OF COMMUNITY!
Doors open for fellowship at 5:30 PM, and food service begins at 5:45 PM.
If you arrive early, please feel free come on in and find a seat and spend some time meeting some new folks or catching up with some old friends! At 5:30 PM we will begin ANNOUNCEMENTS and BLESSING for the food.  Food will be served at 5:45 PM in order to accommodate those who want to join us, but need a little extra time to get to church after work. Thank you for your cooperation with this change that we hope will offer more opportunities  to get to know your neighbor(s)!!!
Programs and Studies begin at 6:10 PM.
Invite a friend and bring a neighbor!

WEDNESDAY NIGHT DINNER RESERVATION

WEDNESDAY NIGHT DINNER RESERVATION

In case we have a question about your reservation.
Please include yourself in the TOTAL ATTENDEES above.
If you need to cancel an ONGOING RESERVATION, please call the church office (336) 472-7718 before noon on MONDAY.
If you do not want to make a reservation with the above form, please feel free to use these methods as well:
STOP BY:
 101 Randolph Street (let our Receptionist know about your reservation)
CALL: (336) 472-7718

COST
$8 for Adults/Youth (12 yrs. & up),
Free for Children (6-11 yrs.) **dining with an adult**
$20 max per family

UPCOMING PROGRAMS
SEPTEMBER 12: Six-Week Study led by Senior Pastor Ben Devoid and Associate Pastor Peggy Finch, Different But Not Divided: Practicing a Third Way. (see below for more details about this study)
OCTOBER 17: Bishop Ken Carter of the Florida Conference of the United Methodist Church, and a native of Western North Carolina: Video presentation of his address to the Western North Carolina Annual Conference, Remarks on A Commission on a Way Forward.

OTHER WEDNESDAY NIGHT OPPORTUNITIES
6:00 PM  Children’s Choir (3rd Floor, Main building) For more Info contact Lynda Hepler
6:30 PM  Children’s Bible Study (3rd Floor, Main Building) For more Info contact Lynda Hepler
6:00 PM Middle School Small Group (2nd floor, CEC) For more Info contact Rodney Denton
6:00 PM High School Small Group (2nd floor, CEC) For more Info contact Rodney Denton

WEDNESDAY NIGHT MUSIC OPPORTUNITIES Please join us!
7:35 PM  Chancel Choir Rehearsal For more Info contact Danny Frye
7:00 PM  MUMC Handbell Ringers Rehearsal For more Info contact Norris Norwood

DIFFERENT BUT NOT DIVIDED: PRACTICING A THIRD WAY

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19
6:10 PM
FELLOWSHIP HALL

Different But Not Divided: Practicing a Third Way.” A Six-Week Study led by Senior Pastor, Ben Devoid, and Associate Pastor, Peggy Finch.

Churches are closing every day. Beautiful, important communities that are desperately needed in a world thirsty for Love and Light, turn off the lights and close their doors. Often it is at the end of a painful journey that began with a disagreement, maybe over the meaning and intention of scripture, or culturally divisive issues, or it could just be about who gets to pick the color of carpet. When we love our theology more than our brothers and sisters we are usually left with only two options:

  1. Create increasingly larger, theologically monolithic and homogeneous churches, or
  2. Disintegrate, fracture and eventually close the doors and lose relationship with each other.

There is a Third Way—where, instead of fighting for our positions or fleeing for the safe haven of a group that looks, thinks, and believes like us, we live in the tension of our difference.

We are different, not divided.

It is not for the faint of heart, or those who have prioritized It is not for the faint of heart, or those who have prioritized efficiency over relationships. But it is an absolute requirement if you dream of a faith community that is zealous to live out the dream and prayer of Jesus that we be unified and one body.

STRANGERS TO NEIGHBORS

THIS EVENT IS STILL SCHEDULED AS NORMAL!
IF THE WEATHER ALTERS THE PLANS IN ANY WAY, PLEASE KEEP AN EYE ON THE CHURCH WEBPAGE, YOUR EMAIL INBOX, THE CHURCH SIGN, and the LOCAL TV STATIONS FOR UPDATES!

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 14
6:00 PM
OUR LADY OF THE HIGHWAYS CATHOLIC CHURCH
THOMASVILLE, NC

BRING YOUR FAVORITE COVERED DISH TO SHARE

We are the Body of Christ, and it is time we were strangers no more.
The Hispanic Congregation of Our Lady of the Highways Catholic Church & Memorial UMC

PLEASE SIGN UP HERE:

Strangers to Neighbors Sign-up

Strangers to Neighbors Sign-up

In case we have questions about your sign-up!
Total Number of people attending with you (including yourself)

¿Hablas Español?

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 17
6:30 PM
CEC: ROOM 100 (“NEW BEGINNINGS CLASS” ROOM)

New Conversational Spanish Class Starts Monday, Sep. 17.
This fall we are offering a beginning Spanish class/ Memorial’s Sandra Mardis graciously has agreed to lead the classes. A native Spanish speaker, Sandra looks forward to this new opportunity to use her bilingual abilities in service of Memorial’s ministry.

Please sign up with the office and purchase your textbook (see below). Childcare is provided; reserve childcare one week in advance (by Sep. 10 for first class) with Lynda Hepler. Children who are old enough to participate may join the class along with an adult family member.

Materials: Purchase your own copy of the textbook:
Practice Makes Perfect Basic Spanish, Second Edition: (Beginner) 325 Exercises + Online Flashcard App + 75-minutes of Streaming Audio (Practice Makes Perfect Series) 2nd Edition, by Dorothy Richmond.
The book is available for about $10 through Amazon or AmazonSmile (select “Memorial United Methodist Church” as your charity). Also bring pencil and paper to class for notes! “El amor nunca falla.” “Love never fails.” I Corinthians 13:8

CELEBRATE BRIAN’S BIG BIRTHDAY!!!

Brian Russell will be turning 50 this month, and his family is asking that people donate as they are able to the Blood Water Mission Project in his honor.

This organization partners with local organizations in Africa to build wells in communities that need them and to provide medical assistance to people with HIV/AIDS. Look for flyers and a bulletin insert with more. Here is the link to the organization if you’d like to know more or make a gift: https://www.bloodwater.org/.

Contact Elizabeth Russell with questions.

GIFTS GALORE

NOVEMBER 3
8 AM – 2 PM
CHRISTIAN ENRICHMENT CENTER

It’s that time of the year! Let’s celebrate the great artisans and crafters at Gifts Galore by coming to support them and our church on November 3 from 8 AM – 2 PM in the CEC!

Along with over 50 vendors, the UMW will offer jewelry, and Altar and Arts will provide Bags-R-Us. There will be sausage biscuits, hot dogs, a bake sale, a One-of-a-Kind room, Chad’s Carolina Popcorn, and treasured cookbooks.

Funds from this day go to Memorial’s programs and missions. Please come shop for your friends, loved ones, and yourself as you help our church!!

Thank you, Your Special Projects Committee

GIRL SCOUTS BEGINNING NEW YEAR!

1st & 3rd THURSDAYS
ROOM 100
CHRISTIAN ENRICHMENT CENTER

Calling all Girls! A new program year for the Girl Scouts is starting in September, and our troop wants YOU! Don’t miss the outdoor fun, making new friends, and learning exciting skills.

Come join us while we create confident, caring girls who make the world a better place. Spots are available for grades K-12.

Contact Cassie Kurtz at 614-309-3611 for more information

GIRL SCOUT GOLD AWARD CEREMONY & RECEPTION: LOGAN HILL

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 15
2 PM
CHRISTIAN ENRICHMENT CENTER

Everyone is invited to a Gold Award Ceremony and Reception for Logan Hill on Saturday, Sep. 15, at 2 pm, in the CEC. The Gold Award is the highest award in Girl Scouting, equal to the Boy Scout Eagle Award. Please join us as we celebrate this wonderful accomplishment.

UMW CIRCLES

UMW Circles Resume this Month!

The Morning Circle meets every third Monday at 10 (Girl Scout Rm.).

The Evening Circle meets every third Monday at 6 (usually at Sunrise Grill).

The Sunday Circle meets weekly during Sunday School (Heritage Rm.).

For more information, please contact Cheryl Herman.

UPCOMING EVENTS

SEP. 14   STRANGERS TO NEIGHBOR DINNER
SEP. 17   MORNING & EVENING CIRCLES
SEP. 17   SPANISH CLASSES BEGIN
SEP. 20   RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE
SEP. 24-27 PROJECT AGAPE COLLECTION
SEP. 30  G.L.O.W. KIDS & MISSION POSSIBLE KIDS KICK-OFF
OCT. 6    PUMPKIN DOWNLOAD
OCT. 7    CHILDREN’S SABBATH (Lunch to follow)
OCT. 21 – 23 FINCH PREACHING MISSION
OCT. 28  CHURCH PICNIC (KOONTZ FAMILY FARM)
OCT. 31  TRUNK-R-TREAT
NOV. 3 – GIFTS GALORE
NOV. 22  THANKSGIVING BREAKFAST
DEC 1  JOURNEY SET UP
DEC 7 – 9  JOURNEY TO BETHLEHEM

COMMITTEE MEETINGS

September 17  Trustees (6:30 PM)
September 18  Council on Ministries (6:30 PM)
October 1 Finance Committee (6:30 PM)
October 2
Nominations Comm. (6:30 PM)
October 7  Stewardship Meeting (6:30 PM)
October 9  Administrative Board (6:30 PM)
January 29 Finance Committee (6:30 PM)

If you are a committee Chairperson and would like for your meetings to be put on the calendar, please contact SUSAN FRYE, Memorial Church Executive Secretary!