MEMORIAL UMC’s MISSION…

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

WEEKLY CALENDAR

SUNDAY FEBRUARY 3
Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany
Holy Communion: 8:50 & 11:00 Worship
8:30 Nursery Care
8:50 Contemporary Service (Jarrett Hall)
10 Youth Choir Rehearsal (Choir Rm.)
10 Children’s Sun. Sch. (Main)
10 Youth Sun. Sch. (CEC)
10 R.L. Pope Class: Jim McGhee
10:30 Chancel Choir Rehearsal
11 Worship Service (Sanctuary)
5-7 Youth: Super Bowl Party

MONDAY FEBRUARY 4
4-7:30 Arts Alive Classes
6:30 Spanish Class (CEC 100)

TUESDAY FEBRUARY 5
7:30 Men’s Prayer Breakfast (Sunrise)
3:30-5:30 Arts Alive Classes
5:30 Yoga (CEC 2nd Floor)
6:30 Contemp. Worship Music Reh.
6:30 Administrative Council

WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 6
3:30-6 Arts Alive Classes
5:30 Wed. Supper & Programs
6-7 Program: Walking with Jesus
6 Children’s Choir
6 Youth MS/HS Small Groups
6:10 UMW Wed. Circle (Heritage)
6:15 Handbell Ringers Reh. Resumes
6:30 Children’s Bible Study (3rd fl.)
7:15 Chancel Choir Reh. (2nd fl.)

THURSDAY FEBRUARY 7
9:30 Bible Study: Walking With Jesus
10:30 Chicks with Sticks

FRIDAY FEBRUARY 8
5 Youth Meet for Ski Trip

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 9
Youth Ski Trip

SUNDAY FEBRUARY 10
Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany
8:50 Contemporary Service (Jarrett)
10 R.L. Pope Class: Allen Brown
10:30 Chancel Choir Reh. (Main, 2nd fl.)
11 Worship Service (Sanctuary)
6 Youth Return from Ski Trip

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
Chris Caudill
Mickey Efird
David Ogren
Larry Norman
Sage Worrell

CHURCH FINANCE FIGURES FOR 2018

We offer great thanks and gratitude for a successful financial year. Our income for 2018 exceeded our expenses with a $26,683 surplus. The Administrative Council and clergy staff are committed to being wise stewards of our tithes and offerings, using what we have been given to further the missions of Memorial United Methodist Church. We are called by Christ to Grow in Faith, Build Relationships, and Serve All People. A breakdown of our financials will be available in a few weeks when the year-end statistical reports have been completed.

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.)

FYI: CURRENT SPANISH CLASS STUDENTS

Mark your calendars. We will have a 3-session break Feb. 18, 25, and March 4. We still have 2 more classes before the break (Feb. 4, and Feb. 11) and will resume March 11, after the break.

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. 

General Conference Information Session
RE: “A WAY FORWARD”

Tuesday, February 12
6:30 PM
Fairgrove United Methodist Church
138 Fairgrove Church Road
Thomasville, NC

The Rev. Amy Coles, Assistant to the Bishop, Paul Leland, will present information on “A Way Forward” (for more information about this very important issue facing the United Methodist Church, please see this: HERE)  at Fairgove United Methodist Church. The presentation will be held in the sanctuary. Everyone is invited to attend.

Prayer Vigil for General Conference Meeting on A Way Forward.

A special Prayer Vigil for the called General Conference Meeting on A Way Forward will be held before and during the Special Session in February. The purpose of this vigil is to be in prayer for the General Conference, all of the delegates, for unity of the church, and that we seek to fulfill the mission Christ has given to us. It would not be a time for expressing ideologies but rather a time to come together as the body of Christ praying for God’s will to be done through the work of the Holy Spirit. Everyone is invited and encouraged to attend each night at the host church. The delegates covet our prayers as they go to do this work on our behalf. Please look for signs around church.

Prayer Vigil Schedule:
Thur. Feb 21st
– Memorial UMC, 7pm – 8pm
Fri. Feb. 22nd – Fairview UMC, 7pm – 8pm
Sat. Feb. 23rd – Fair Grove UMC, 7pm – 8pm
Sun. Feb. 24th – Bethel UMC, 7pm – 8pm
Mon. Feb. 25th – Pleasant Grove UMC,  7pm – 8pm

FAT TUESDAY PANCAKE DAY!!!

TUESDAY, MARCH 5
BREAKFAST  6:30 – 9 AM
LUNCH   11:15 AM – 2 PM
SUPPER  4:30 – 7:15 PM
CHRISTIAN ENRICHMENT CENTER

Mark your calendar and contact the church office, Eric Kuppel, or David Williams for tickets.
Come on by the church to celebrate Fat Tuesday with Pancakes ALL DAY at the church!
Ash Wednesday is coming and with it, the penitent season known as Lent!  Splurge with us before Ash Wednesday gets here!

$5 apiece, all proceeds to local charities.

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?”

SOUND TECH NEEDED, NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!

We have an opportunity for someone to help with the sound system for contemporary worship. All necessary training will be provided, and you will work with one of the existing techs until you feel comfortable working on your own. You will ultimately be responsible for handling sound duties for practice on Tuesday evening and practice and worship service on Sunday morning. Frequency will average roughly one week per month, but scheduling is very flexible. If you are interested, let’s talk. It’s fun, and you get to work with our awesome band! Please contact Tim Lyons (336-259-6920).

 

THOMASVILLE COMMUNITY EVENTS

UNDERSTANDING THE BASICS OF DEMENTIA

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 5
2PM
PIEDMONT CROSSING: Unity Place (Main Auditorium)

The Spiritual Life Dept. at Piedmont Crossing will be hosting a class for understanding the basics of dementia on Feb. 5 at 2:00 pm. Congregation members who are caring for a loved one with cognitive decline may find it especially useful or helpful. Also know that the GAST group listed on the flier will come do this and other similar classes at your churches for free! 

RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE – URGENT NEED FOR BLOOD

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21
1:30-6:00 PM
MEMORIAL UMC

Right now, the American Red Cross is facing a blood emergency and has issued an urgent call for eligible individuals of all blood types to #GiveNow and help save patient lives! Blood donations are currently being distributed faster than they are coming in, but patients and their families are still counting on us. Patients can’t afford for there to be a blood emergency – more donations are needed now.

UPCOMING EVENTS

FEB 3  YOUTH “BIG GAME” PARTY
FEB 8-10 YOUTH SKI TRIP
FEB 12 GENERAL CONFERENCE INFO. SESSION (6:30 PM, FAIR GROVE UMC)
FEB 17 CONFIRMATION CLASSES BEGIN
FEB 17 GLOW & MISSION POSSIBLE KIDS
FEB 18  EVENING CIRCLE (SUNRISE DINER)
FEB 18, 25, MARCH 4 – NO SPANISH CLASS
FEB 19 WHAT CHILD/JOURNEY (6:30)
FEB 21-25 PRAYER VIGIL FOR GENERAL CONFERENCE SPECIAL SESSION ON A WAY FORWARD, 7-8PM NIGHTLY. (SEE ANNOUNCEMENT FOR CHURCH LOCATIONS OF VIGIL FOR EACH NIGHT.)
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.