MEMORIAL UMC’s MISSION…

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

WEEKLY CALENDAR

SUNDAY DECEMBER 23
Fourth Sunday of Advent
8:30 Nursery Care
8:50 Contemporary Service (Jarrett Hall)
Children Sing
10 Children’s Sunday School
10 Youth Sunday School
10 R.L. Pope Class: Richard Herman
10:30 Chancel Choir Rehearsal
11 Worship Service (Sanctuary)
Children Sing
2-3:30 Youth: Luminaria Prep
3:30-6:30 Youth: Progressive Supper
7 Love Feast Advent Service

MONDAY DECEMBER 24
Christmas Eve
Dec. 24 Christmas Eve Holy Communion

TUESDAY DECEMBER 25
Christmas Day

WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 26
Church Office Open 9-2
No Wednesday Night Supper – See you Jan. 9.

THURSDAY DECEMBER 27
Church Office Open 9-2

FRIDAY DECEMBER 28
Church Office Open 10-2

SATURDAY DECEMBER 29

SUNDAY DECEMBER 30
First Sunday after Christmas Day
8:50 Contemporary Service (Jarrett)
10 R.L. Pope Class: Stan Styers
10:30 Chancel Choir Rehearsal
11 Worship Service (Sanctuary)
No 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
Rick Schartiger
Bob Templeman
Tracy Brinkley
Dallas Hutchens
Ann Worsham
Chris Eddinger
Faye Kanoy
Steve Whitten
Sue Branson
Joe Don Branson
Chris Caudill
Mickey Efird
Jennifer Prickett

OUR CHURCH FINANCE FIGURES FOR OCTOBER

Total Expenses as of November 30, 2018                         $830,313.01
Total Income as of November 30, 2018                             $735,099.60
Net Deficit as of November 30, 2018                                 ($95,213.41)

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.

LOVE FEAST 2018

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 23
7 PM
SANCTUARY

Our Annual Love Feast will be held on Sunday, December 23 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
5:30 – 7:30 PM
MAIN SANCTUARY

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.

“WELCOME TO MEMORIAL”

WINTER CLASS

SUNDAYS, JANUARY 6 – 27
10 AM
CHRISTIAN ENRICHMENT CENTER

If you’re a visiting Memorial, and would like to know more about the congregation, plan to attend our next Welcome to Memorial Class. The class is scheduled at 10:00 am in the Christian Enrichment Center on four successive Sundays, from January 6 through January 27.  This is your opportunity to learn more about our wide range of ministries and our church governance, meet some of our key church leadership, and get answers to your questions about United Methodism and our basic beliefs.

Pick up a brochure in either the Narthex or in the Jarrett Hall foyer for more detailed information.  If you have particular questions, talk to one of the ministers or call Tim Lyons at 476-1117.

UMW GENERAL GATHERING

MONDAY, JANUARY 7
6 – 8 PM
CHRISTIAN ENRICHMENT CENTER

All women of the church are invited to the United Methodist Women’s Gathering on Monday, January 7, 2019, 6:00-8:00pm in the CEC.

We will have our Installation of Officers for 2019 as well as our Pledge to Mission service. Tracy Brinkley is our speaker.

Please RSVP to Lynda Stone by Wednesday, January 2, 2019, at lyndamstone@gmail.com or 336-882-6046.

Child care and transportation is available. Please make any needs known to Lynda when you RSVP. Looking forward to seeing you there!

WEDNESDAY NIGHT FELLOWSHIP SUPPERS & PROGRAMS

WEDNESDAY NIGHT DINNERS AND PROGRAMMING WILL RESUME ON JANUARY 9, 2019!  SEE YOU THEN!!!

WEDNESDAYS
5:30 PM  DOORS OPEN
5:45 PM  SUPPER BEGINS
6:10 PM  PROGRAMS / STUDIES

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. Programs and Studies begin at 6:10 PM. Invite a friend and bring a neighbor!

RESERVATIONS
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
EMAIL: sfrye@mumctville.org

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

UPCOMING PROGRAMS:

Ben Devoid & Peggy Finch invite the congregation to a weekly study on the Gospel of Matthew based on the Efird Bible Studies.  Study with us through daily readings and weekly group lessons. Sunday preaching also will be based on the Matthew study theme for each week.

Study Sessions are Wednesdays at 6:10, following Fellowship Dinner.

Study Materials: The Efird Bible Study Series (provided as handouts) and Daily Journal (provided week-to-week in the Sunday bulletin and online).

 

WEDNESDAY NIGHT OPPORTUNITIES

6:00 PM  Children’s Choir (3rd Floor, Main building) For more Info contact Lynda Hepler
6:10 PM  UMW Wednesday Night Circle
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!

6:15 PM  MUMC Handbell Ringers Rehearsal (For more Info contact Norris Norwood.)
7:15 PM  Chancel Choir Rehearsal (For more Info contact Danny Frye.)

UPCOMING EVENTS

DEC 23   LOVE FEAST ADVENT SERVICE (7 PM)
DEC 24   CHRISTMAS EVE HOLY COMMUNION (5:30 PM)
JAN 6     WELCOME TO MEMORIAL CLASS BEGINS
JAN 7     UMW GENERAL GATHERING
JAN 9     WEDNESDAY NIGHT SUPPERS BEGIN AGAIN
FEB 3     YOUTH “BIG GAME” PARTY
FEB 8-10     YOUTH SKI TRIP
FEB 17     CONFIRMATION CLASSES BEGIN
MAR 5     FAT TUESDAY PANCAKE DAY!
MAR 6     ASH WEDNESDAY
MAR 15     EMPTY BOWLS
APR 14     PALM SUNDAY
APR 21     EASTER SUNDAY

IF YOU HAVE A CHURCH EVENT THAT YOU WOULD LIKE ADDED TO OUR CALENDAR, PLEASE CONTACT SUSAN FRYE.

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