MEMORIAL UMC’s MISSION…

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

WEEKLY CALENDAR

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)
See announcement.
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

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
Tracy Brinkley
Ann Worsham
Chris Eddinger
Dallas Hutchens
Peggy Atkins
Sue Branson
Joe Don Branson
Chris Caudill
Jennifer Prickett
Mickey Efird
Siloam UMC, Denton
Jim Graham
David Ogren

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”

WINTER CLASS

SUNDAYS, JANUARY 6 – 27
10 AM
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

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

WEDNESDAY NIGHT DINNER RESERVATION
In case we have a question about your reservation.
ADULTS are 12 years old and older. ($8 per person) Please include yourself in the TOTAL ADULTS above.
CHILDREN are 0 to 11 years old and are FREE with a dining ADULT.
If you need to cancel an ONGOING RESERVATION, please call the church office (336) 472-7718 before noon on MONDAY.

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:

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!

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.)

CHILDREN’S MINISTRY

THIS SUNDAY!!!
Sunday, January 13 
3 – 4:30 PM     GLOW Kids
5 – 7 PM     Mission Possible Kids

NEW SMALL GROUP FOR ADULTS

SUNDAY, JANUARY 13
4 PM
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

TUESDAYS
5:30 PM
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
10 AM
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)

WHERE:
Leigh’s Fired Arts
1204 Piedmont Drive
Lexington, NC

WHEN: Two dates from which to choose:

TUESDAY, JANUARY 15, 2019 10 a.m. – noon
or
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.

UPCOMING EVENTS

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?”