MEMORIAL UMC’s MISSION…
We are CALLED by Christ to
GROW in faith,
BUILD relationships, and
SERVE all people.
SUNDAY JANUARY 13
First Sunday after the Epiphany
Baptism of the Lord
8:30 Nursery Care
8:50 Contemporary Service (Jarrett Hall)
10 Welcome to Memorial Class (CEC 103)
10 Children’s Sunday School (Main Bldg.)
10 Youth Sunday School (CEC 201)
10 R.L. Pope Class: Jim McGhee
10:30 Chancel Choir Rehearsal
11 Worship Service (Sanctuary)
3-4:30 GLOW Kids
4 New Small Group for Adults (Denny’s)
5-7 Mission Possible Kids
5-7 Youth Program: Summer Gordon
MONDAY JANUARY 14
4-7:30 Arts Alive Art Academy Classes
6:30 Spanish Class (CEC 100)
TUESDAY JANUARY 15
7:30 Men’s Prayer Breakfast (Sunrise)
10a-12 Bowl Painting for Empty Bowls
(Leigh’s Fired Arts)
1 Church Calendar Meeting
3:30-5:30 Arts Alive Art Acad. Classes
5:30 Yoga (CEC 2nd Floor)
6:30 Contemp. Worship Music Reh.
WEDNESDAY JANUARY 16
3:30-6 Arts Alive Art Academy Classes
5:30 Wed. Supper & Programs (cont’d.)
WEDNESDAY JANUARY 16 (cont’d.)
6 Children’s Choir
6 Youth MS/HS Small Groups
6:10 Program: Walking With Jesus from Advent to Easter Congregational Study of the Gospel of Matthew
6:10 UMW Wednesday Circle (Heritage)
6:15 Handbell Ringers Reh. (2nd fl.)
6:30 Children’s Bible Study (3rd fl.)
7:15 Chancel Choir Reh. (2nd fl.)
THURSDAY JANUARY 17
9:30 Thurs. Morning Bible Study (Parlor) Walking With Jesus from Advent to Easter Congregational Study, Gospel of Matthew
10:30 Chicks with Sticks
6 Brownies & Daisies Meeting
6:30 Girl Scouts Meeting
FRIDAY JANUARY 18
SATURDAY JANUARY 19
10a-12 Bowl Painting for Empty Bowls
(Leigh’s Fired Arts)
SUNDAY JANUARY 20
Second Sunday after the Epiphany
8:50 Contemporary Service (Jarrett)
10 R.L. Pope Class: Harold Vannoy
10 Welcome to Memorial Class
10:30 Chancel Choir Reh. (Main, 2nd fl.)
11 Worship Service (Sanctuary)
12:15 Children’s Council Mtg. (CEC 100)
5-7 Youth Service: Food Ministry
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
Joe Don Branson
Siloam UMC, Denton
We extend our prayers and sympathy to Ann Whitten and family on the death of Steve Whitten, December 28, 2018.
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.
“WELCOME TO MEMORIAL”
SUNDAYS, JANUARY 6 – 27
CHRISTIAN ENRICHMENT CENTER
If you are 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.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT FELLOWSHIP SUPPERS & PROGRAMS
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!
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
$8 for Adults/Youth (12 yrs. & up)
Free for Children (6-11 yrs.) **dining with an adult**
$20 max per family
GOSPEL OF MATTHEW
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 PM, following the 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!
Sunday, January 13
3 – 4:30 PM GLOW Kids
5 – 7 PM Mission Possible Kids
NEW SMALL GROUP FOR ADULTS
SUNDAY, JANUARY 13
DENNY’S RESTAURANT (THOMASVILLE)
We’re still new to the area and want to form a small group to meet once or twice a month for a meal, games, and/or activity. Our first meeting will be Sunday January 13th, at 4PM at Denny’s.
Please call or text Pam (304-612-6206) or Don (304-612-5524) Thompson for more information.
YOGA CLASSES STARTING BACK
YOUTH ROOMS (2nd FLOOR, CEC)
NEWCOMERS ARE WELCOME! We meet at 5:30 PM on Tuesdays upstairs in the CEC in the High School/Jr. High Room at the top of the stairs. This is a beginner’s class, but generally all levels can be accommodated. The style of yoga taught is Iyengar, so props are used (blocks, blankets, straps, bolsters, chairs) to make the poses more accessible. Emphasis is also on proper alignment to make the poses safe. We have a few extra mats but prefer that you bring your own. The class is canceled occasionally when there is a conflict on the church calendar. Please feel free to join in. Contact Brenda Lyons, the teacher, with questions.
BOWL PAINTING FOR EMPTY BOWLS
TUESDAY, JANUARY 15
SATURDAY, JANUARY 19
LEIGH’S FIRED ARTS
Let’s get creative for a cause!
Choose a blank ceramic bowl of your choice. Paint it, stamp it, decorate it any way you like. Your artwork will be dipped in a clear glaze, and fired to make it glossy and food safe. Someone will choose your specially signed creation at Empty Bowls, enjoy soup in it, and take it home with them to cherish.
Your donation amount is $8-12.
(Depends on style and size you choose)
Leigh’s Fired Arts
1204 Piedmont Drive
WHEN: Two dates from which to choose:
TUESDAY, JANUARY 15, 2019 10 a.m. – noon
SATURDAY, JANUARY 19, 2019 10 a.m. – noon
(Carpools available from the church upon request)
Reserve your spot on the sign up sheet in the CCM or call Sandy McGhee 336-870-4015.
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
MAY 3-5 MIDDLE SCHOOL SPRING RETREAT
MAY 12 CONFIRMATION SUNDAY
MAY 19 HOMECOMING SUNDAY
IF YOU HAVE A CHURCH EVENT THAT YOU WOULD LIKE ADDED TO OUR CALENDAR, PLEASE CONTACT SUSAN FRYE.
THOMASVILLE COMMUNITY EVENTS
FEBRUARY 21 – RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE (1:30-6:00 PM)
Empty Bowls 2019 Silent Auction Request For Donations
Items which are considered new will be gladly accepted at this time for the 2019 Empty Bowls Silent Auction on March 15. Suggested items we are looking for include:
- use of a lake or beach home for a few days
- services related to your profession—some suggestions:
- an attorney might offer a free will
- a real estate broker might offer 1/2 off his/her commission rate
- a dentist might offer a free dental cleaning
- a home repair specialist might offer 1/2 off the repair of a garage door
- a musician might offer several free lessons
- gift cards ($40 or more)
- baked items (loaf bread, rolls, cakes, etc.)
- ACC sports memorabilia
- original paintings
Please contact Ginger Cranford (475-1887), Elaine Rabon (442-4790) or Rick Jones (476-8052) for more information. All funds raised will be shared equally by Cooperative Community Ministry and Project Divine Interruption. Thank you for your support!
EARLY SERVICE NAME TAGS
Join the New Fashion Trend and Order Your Name Tag Today!
Print your name on the clipboard located on the round table in the CEC lobby.
Be known and make yourself known, so that we when we greet one another there is not a hesitation, as in “Ah…what is your names again?”