MEMORIAL UMC’s MISSION…
We are CALLED by Christ to
GROW in faith,
BUILD relationships, and
SERVE all people.
SUNDAY OCTOBER 14
Twenty-First Sunday after Pentecost
8:30 Nursery Care
8:50 Contemporary Service (Jarrett)
10:00 Children’s Sunday School
(Main Bldg. Rms: 105 Pre-K/K.
301 1st-3rd. 302 4th-5th)
10:00 Youth Sunday School (CEC 201)
10:00 R.L. Pope Class: Allen Brown
10:30 Chancel Choir Reh. (Main, 2nd fl.)
11:00 Worship Service (Sanctuary)
4-7 Youth Program Night: Ali Johnson
7-7:30 Youth Choir
MONDAY OCTOBER 15
10 UMW Morning Circle
4-7:30 Arts Alive Art Academy Classes
6 UMW Evening Circle (Sunrise Diner)
6:30 Spanish Class (Jarrett Hall)
TUESDAY OCTOBER 16
7:30 Men’s Prayer Breakfast
3:30-5:30 Arts Alive Art Acad. Classes
6:30 Contemporary Music Reh. (Jarrett)
6:30 Staff-Parrish Committee Mtg.
WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 17
3:30-6 Arts Alive Art Academy Classes
5:30 Wed. Night Supper
6:10 Program: Videos and Presentation
Introducing Our Finch Preaching
6:00 MS & HS Small Groups (CEC)
6:00 Children’s Choir (3rd fl.)
6:30 Children’s Bible Study (3rd fl.) (cont.)
7:00 Handbell Choir Reh. (2nd fl.)
7:35 Chancel Choir Reh. (2nd fl.)
THURSDAY OCTOBER 18
10:30 Chicks with Sticks (Parlor)
6:00 Brownies/Daisies (CEC 103)
6:30 Girl Scouts (CEC 100)
FRIDAY OCTOBER 19
Rotary Chili Dinner (Fell. Hall)
SATURDAY OCTOBER 20
Rotary Chili Cookoff & CCM
Bake Sale (Farmers’ Market)
SUNDAY OCTOBER 21
Twenty-Second Sunday after Pentecost
Finch Preaching Mission
9:00 Chancel Choir & Early Service Music
Team Reh. (Sanctuary)
10:00 Whole-Church Worship Service:
Brian Combs Preaching (Sanctuary)
11:00 Q & A with Brian Combs (Jarrett)
12:00 Finch Preaching Mission Luncheon
6:45 Hymn Sing
7:00 Finch Preaching Mission,
Brian Combs preaching
5-7 Youth: T-shirts & FPM
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
David Conant, Sr.
Jerry & Meliva Fryar
People affected by Hurricane Florence
We give thanks for the birth of Layla Ann Shew on Wednesday September 19 to David & Erin Shew. Ken and Charlotte Hanner are the grandparents.
OUR CHURCH FINANCE FIGURES FOR SEPTEMBER
Total Expenses as of 09/30/18 $678,421.27
Total Income as of 09/30/18 $610,053.62
Net Deficit as of 09/30/18 ($68,367.65)
Qualified Charitable Contributions from IRAs and New Tax Laws for 2018
If you are 70½ or over and take Required Minimum Distributions (RMDs) from your Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs), or if you want to make other distributions from your IRA, you can take advantage of a law (for 2016 and later years) allowing you to designate part or all of your Required Minimum Distribution or other distributions (up to $100,000) each year to a qualified charity. Rather than receive a distribution check made out in your name, you would ask the administrator of your IRA to make a check out to a qualified charity. The designation to a charity reduces the income that you would normally have to report. You cannot claim the amount as a charitable donation; however, if you normally claim a standard deduction rather than itemizing deductions, you could find this to your tax advantage—especially since the standard deductions for 2018 and later years have generally been almost doubled. Also, you may have a number of other circumstances where reducing your income would be to your tax advantage. Contact your tax advisor for further information.
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!
STOP BY: 101 Randolph Street (let our Receptionist know about your reservation)
CALL: (336) 472-7718
$8 for Adults/Youth (12 yrs. & up),
Free for Children (6-11 yrs.) **dining with an adult**
$20 max per family
OCTOBER 17: Find out more about Brian Combs, this year’s Finch Preaching Mission’s preacher!
OCTOBER 24: NO MEAL due to Finch Preaching Mission week!
OCTOBER 31: TRUNK-R-TREAT (Set-up Begins at 5:30 PM, Event Begins at 6 PM)
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
WEEKDAYS 3 – 8 PM
Support the Memorial Music Department! Buy your pumpkins from our Memorial Pumpkin Patch!
WANT TO HELP?
If you would like to serve as the PUMPKIN PATCH salesperson spots are still available! It’s fun and you get to meet all sorts of fun people! Contact Eric Kuppel for Details: (336) 590-1650
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 17
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
MEMORIAL UMC CHARGE CONFERENCE
CEC – ROOM 100
Administrative Board Meeting will meet to elect to accept the Report of Nominations and a preliminary 2019 budget. All members of the Administrative Board are encouraged to attend. We will meet in Room 100 of the Christian Enrichment Center.
FINCH PREACHING MISSION
OCTOBER 21 – 23
Rev. BRIAN COMBS
Be looking for a mailing soon about Finch Preaching Mission
Our guest preacher for 2018 is Brian Combs of Haywood Street UMC, Asheville. Look him up!
Note the worship schedule below. Our invited preacher this year is Rev. Brian Combs of Haywood Street UMC, Asheville, and the theme is Holy Chaos. Abundant Grace. Welcome Table.
Finch Preaching Mission Schedule of Worship Services
Sunday October 21 – 10:00 am & 7:00 pm (Yes, 10 am and 7 pm.) (Congregational hymn sing begins at 6:45 pm.)
Monday October 22 – 7:00 pm (Congregational hymn sing begins at 6:45 pm.)
Tuesday October 23 – 7:00 pm (Congregational hymn sing begins at 6:45 pm.)
Child care will be provided for all services.
Finch Preaching Mission Luncheon
Please make reservations by noon on Monday October 15th.
CHURCH & FRIENDS PICNIC
4 – 7 PM
Bring a lawn chair, a dessert, and friends.
South on East Holly Grove Road, Left on Embler Road, Farm is on the left!
See you there!
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! The event, which covers the entire first floor of the CEC, features gifts of glass, fabric, wood, and metal, as well as specialty foods.
Along with over 50 vendors, the UMW will offer jewelry, and Altar and Arts will provide Bags-R-Us and there will be a “One-of-a-Kind” Room. There will be sausage biscuits, hot dogs, a bake sale, 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
Interested in reserving a table? Have a question? Contact Marie Carmichael @ 336-476-4625 (h) or 336-880-1930 (c)
ALTAR AND ARTS HANDBAGS
ALTAR & ARTS COMMITTEE needs your gently used pocketbooks for the Gifts Galore Sale! Please leave your donations in the labeled collection bin in the main building on the first floor by October 29th.
OCT. 21 – 23 FINCH PREACHING MISSION (Luncheon to follow)
OCT. 28 CHURCH PICNIC (KOONTZ FAMILY FARM)
OCT. 31 TRUNK-R-TREAT
NOV. 3 – GIFTS GALORE
NOV. 18 STEWARDSHIP SUNDAY (Luncheon to follow)
NOV. 22 THANKSGIVING BREAKFAST
DEC 1 JOURNEY TO BETHLEHEM SET UP
DEC 2 CHANCEL CHOIR ADVENT CANTATA
DEC 9 CONTEMPORARY WORSHIP ADVENT PROGRAM
DEC 7 – 9 WHAT CHILD IS THIS? Drive through Nativity
DEC 23 LOVE FEAST
DEC 24 CHRISTMAS EVE COMMUNION
IF YOU HAVE A CHURCH EVENT THAT YOU WOULD LIKE ADDED TO OUR CALENDAR, PLEASE CONTACT SUSAN FRYE.
NEW!!! YOUTH CHOIR!
STARTING OCT. 7
A new Youth Choir is forming at Memorial for Middle & High School students.
Our first rehearsal is NEXT Sunday, Oct. 7 at 5pm.
We plan to meet weekly for 30 minutes right after Sunday Youth programs.
Other scheduled rehearsals so far are:
OCT. 14 (7 PM)
NOV. 4 (7 PM)
NOV 11 (7 PM)
NOV. 18 (4 PM)
NOV. 25 (7PM).
Contact Danny Frye if you are interested, or stick around after Youth on Sundays!
WEDNESDAY NIGHT PROGRAMS
Wednesday Night Children’s Choir and Bible Study will resume on Sept 12th.
• Children’s Choir 6:00 – 6:30 PM (3rd floor music room)
• Bible Study 6:30 – 7:15 PM (3rd floor yellow room)
OCT 14 – GLOW & MP KIDS MEET
GLOW & MP Kids @ 3PM & 5PM
OCT 31 – TRUNK R TREAT
Trunk R Treat will be on Halloween this year!! Start gathering your ideas for car decorations and collecting candy, it will be a big night! Runs 6:30 -7:45 PM. Setup begins at 5:30 pm.
FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT OUR CHILDREN’S MINISTRY, PLEASE CONTACT REV. LYNDA HEPLER.
What Child Is This…Journey To Bethlehem
DECEMBER 7 – 9
6 – 9 PM
CHURCH PARKING LOT
Imagine the town of Bethlehem. You have been ordered to go there, pay your taxes, and be counted in the census. Being the good citizen that you are, you put this on your calendar and make plans and preparations because the Emperor is expecting you.
YOU CAN BE A PART OF THIS EXPERIENCE without even making a plane reservation. (Church members devote this one weekend to the journey.) This trip is completely FREE. Simply load up the family car and come to Memorial United Methodist Church on December 7, 8, or 9. The hours are 6 to 9 PM, and on Sunday Dec. 9, the hours are 5 to 8 PM.
The entire city of Thomasville and surrounding communities are invited to join you on this trip.
You will enter Second Avenue from Taylor Street and proceed toward Bethlehem. At the entrance you will be greeted by the census takers and their camels resting nearby. You then proceed through the city where you may see wise men, prophets, tax collectors, and lots of people just milling about trying to find out about the bright star … the child that has been born … and where they can see all of this that is happening. Those making this trip with you will be able to visualize what could have been happening some 2000 plus years ago. Sheep, goats, or donkeys can be seen grazing nearby, and the wealthiest bringing their camels. Roman soldiers may be moving about on horseback. As you continue you will be led to the Star shining brightly above. There you will find baby Jesus, wrapped in bands of cloth and lying in the trough.
WANT TO HELP?
Preparation and behind the scenes work is already in progress to make this event come alive. YOU can be a part of this exciting and inspiring weekend!
VILLAGE SET UP:
Contact Roger Bryant
WANT TO BE A CHARACTER?
Contact Leslie Gibbs
For other information, concerns or questions:
Call the Church Office: (336) 472-7718
OR Contact Dr. David Williams
Give the Gift of Purpose
Blythe Leonard is raising funds for Cooperative Community Ministry (CCM) through the sale of gift items (shirts, hats, key chains, and tote bags). All profits from the sale of these items will be donated to CCM. Please see flyers around church for more details, or call 336-687-5366.
ARTS ALIVE ART ACADEMY
Our Fall Semester is underway—and you still can enroll and help us get the word out into the community!
Please share the brochure from last week’s bulletin, and see Carol Vannoy with questions or to request a brochure.
UMC RESPONSE TO HURRICANE FLORENCE
Helping Now and in the Future.
Now: Please continue to pray for all those whose lives have been affected by Hurricane Florence, as well as for those responding to their needs.
To help with a donation:
(1) use the donate button at wnccumc.org; or
(2) text UMCOR to 91999; or
(3) write a check to Memorial UMC with “Hurricane Florence Relief” as the memo (funds will be sent through our Annual Conference to UMCOR).
100% Of your gift to United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) goes to on the ground relief efforts for natural disasters.
In the future: Once flood-affected areas have stabilized, United Methodist Volunteers in Mission (UMVIM) will organize for home recovery. We will keep you updated on building team opportunities. We are asked not to send goods or deploy to help until a response is invited.
RECEPTION DESK HELP NEEDED
A LITTLE MORE RECEPTION DESK HELP NEEDED – 3 TIMES A YEAR! Thank you to our Reception Desk coordinators and to our new volunteers who have joined the team. We are almost fully staffed. We now are looking for one more volunteer who can work three times a year, on the 5th Tuesday of the month! Please let a coordinator know if you can help: