MEMORIAL UMC’s MISSION…

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

WEEKLY CALENDAR

SUNDAY FEBRUARY 24
SEVENTH SUNDAY AFTER THE EPIPHANY
8:30 NURSERY CARE
8:50 CONTEMPORARY SERVICE (JARRETT HALL)
10  CONFIRMATION CLASS
10  CHILDREN’S SUN. SCH. (MAIN)
10  YOUTH SUN. SCH. (CEC)
10  R.L. POPE CLASS: KYLES WALLACE
10:30 CHANCEL CHOIR REHEARSAL
11  WORSHIP SERVICE (SANCTUARY)
5-7:30 YOUTH: SERVICE, PIEDMONT CROSSING
7-8  PRAYER VIGIL FOR GENERAL. CONFERENCE, BETHEL UMC (SEE ANNOUNCEMENT.)

MONDAY FEBRUARY 25
4-7:30 ARTS ALIVE CLASSES
NO SPANISH CLASS – SEE YOU MARCH 11.
7-8  PRAYER VIGIL FOR GEN. CONF., PLEASANT GROVE UMC (SEE ANNOUNCEMENT.)

TUESDAY FEBRUARY 26
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 TRUSTEES MEETING (PARLOR)

WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 27
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.
6:30  CHILDREN’S BIBLE STUDY (3RD FL.)
7:15  CHANCEL CHOIR REH. (2ND FL.)

THURSDAY FEBRUARY 28
9:30 BIBLE STUDY: WALKING WITH JESUS
10:30  CHICKS WITH STICKS
 
FRIDAY MARCH 1
 
SATURDAY MARCH 2
 
SUNDAY MARCH 3
LAST SUNDAY AFTER THE EPIPHANY
TRANSFIGURATION SUNDAY
HOLY COMMUNION IN WORSHIP
8:50  CONTEMPORARY SERVICE (JARRETT)
10  CONFIRMATION CLASS
10  R.L. POPE CLASS: JIM MCGHEE
10:30 CHANCEL CHOIR REH.
11  WORSHIP SERVICE (SANCTUARY)
YOUTH: CELEBRATION (TIME TBA)

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
Beth Schartiger
Tracy Brinkley
Ann Worsham
Chris Eddinger
Dave Ogren*
Randall Tysinger
Jeanie Bales
Diane Kuvshinikov
Tonya Kuvshinikov
Harold Vannoy
Robert Miller
Craig Rainwater
Paula Rainwater
Tim Priska
The United Methodist Church General Conference Special Session underway in St. Louis and all conference delegates

We extend our prayers and sympathy to Shelly York and family on the death of Betsy York, Sunday February 17, 2019.

* Cards and letters to Dave Ogren should be sent to Krissie Ogren Furr, 2126 Tommy Lane, Matthews, NC 28105.

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.)

CONFIRMATION CLASS. Our confirmation class is underway. We believe Confirmation will truly be an exciting and fun time to learn and understand more about God and one another, and we hope to include a wide range of activities to make this process a fun and special experience in the life of each Confirmand. If you have any questions please contact Rodney Denton. WHO CAN PARTICIPATE? Anyone who has not yet been confirmed is invited to participate in Confirmation. Most are middle school-aged youth, at a point in their lives when they are able to make personal faith decisions for themselves. The class is not limited to middle school students; if you know a friend who may be interested but is not in middle school, please encourage them to talk to Rodney about joining this class. Likewise, there are middle schoolers who are not quite ready to make this commitment; we recognize the individual freedom of that decision as well. Finally, it does not matter if you have been baptized or not! You will find out why during our classes!

 

UMW GATHERING MARCH 4TH

MARCH 4TH
6-8 PM
R.L. POPE ROOM, CEC

OUR NEXT UMW GATHERING IS MARCH 4! All women of the church are invited to join us, 6-8 PM in the RL Pope Room. We will have a Celebration of the 150th Birthday of the United Methodist Women. Tracy Brinkley will give an update on the warming shelter. Please contact Cheryl Herman or Martha Berrier with questions.

 

SPANISH CLASS OPEN SEATS

Wish you’d signed up for Spanish Class in the Fall? Now’s your (second) chance! Class is on siesta for a few weeks. When it resumes Mar. 11, there will be a few openings. Email Sandra (sandra_mariss@hotmail.com) to inquire.

EXTEND THE INVITATION!

Share the blessing of Memorial United Methodist in March.

During the month of March, extend the invitation to one of our Sunday morning worship services. There are five Sundays in March — 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31.

“Finally, beloved, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is pleasing, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence and if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.”   — Philippians 4:8

Who would benefit from the fellowship we share, and a guiding and hopeful message?

Begin to seek the leading of the Holy Spirit. Take a few moments to jot down the name of a friend, relative, neighbor, or associate. Offer them in prayerful consideration.

Think about it…

friends  _______________________

relatives ________________________

neighbors _______________________

associates  _____________________

 Remember there was a day when someone…  nurtured you,  invited you, welcomed you, and walked beside you. 

Was it a friend, a relative, an associate, or a neighbor?

“…Go out into the roads and lanes,  and compel people to come in,  so that my house may be filled.”     — Matthew 14:23

Prayer Vigil for General Conference Meeting on A Way Forward.

The prayer vigil for the General Conference continues through the end of the Special Session. 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 is not 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 encouraged to attend each night. The delegates covet our prayers as they go to do this work on our behalf. 

Prayer Vigil Schedule:
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!

FOOD DRIVE FOR CCM:  FROM THE BIG CHAIR TO THE BIG ROCK CHURCH BY EASTER SUNDAY, APRIL 21.

We’re rolling out the barrel for Cooperative Community Ministry. The barrel’s location will mark our progress toward our goal of 6400 15-oz. cans collected by Easter Sunday. Lined side by side, 6400 cans would stretch from Chair to Church. Start stocking the shelves in the CEC. And tell friends there will be a drop-off bin in the church parking lot Mondays -Thursdays duringLent. Join the effort and feed the hungry!

 

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?”

THOMASVILLE COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS

MAGNETS FOR A MATCH – $5 Donation Each

FUNDRAISER FOR TRANSPLANT MEDICAL EXPENSE FUND FOR LOCAL FAMILY

Diane (of Thomasville) and daughter Tonya (of Greensboro) Kuvshinikov are raising money to help with transplant medical expenses for Tonya.  Many members of Memorial United Methodist know Diane and may be interested in learning how they can help the family. Please consider making a donation to the fund and/or purchasing a magnet for $5 to raise funds and awareness. For more information, look for the flyers around church, call 336-713-5685, or email livingdonation@wakehealth.edu, and reference Tonya Kuvshinikov with the Living Donor Coordinator. Thank you for your help.

UPCOMING EVENTS

MAR. 3 HOLY COMMUNION DURING 8:50 AND 11:00 AM WORSHIP
MAR. 4 UMW GATHERING
MAR 5 FAT TUESDAY PANCAKE DAY!
MAR 6 ASH WEDNESDAY
MAR. 10 LENTEN LUNCH: R.L. POPE
MAR 15 EMPTY BOWLS
MAR. 17 GIRL SCOUT SUNDAY
MAR. 17 LENTEN LUNCH: MUMC YOUTH
MAR. 24 LENTEN LUNCH: NEW BEGINNINGS
MAR. 29-30 YOUTH HS RETREAT
MAR. 31 LENTEN LUNCH: FELLOWSHIP CLASS
APR. 7 LENTEN LUNCH: GIRL SCOUTS
APR 14 PALM SUNDAY
APR. 14 LENTEN LUNCH: UMW
APR 21 EASTER SUNDAY
MAY 1 RISE AGAINST HUNGER MEAL PACKING
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.