MEMORIAL UMC’s MISSION…
We are CALLED by Christ to
GROW in faith,
BUILD relationships, and
SERVE all people.
SUNDAY MAY 19
Fifth Sunday of Easter
8:30 Nursery Care
8:50 Contemporary Worship (Jarrett)
10 Children’s Sun. Sch. (Main)
10 Youth Sun. Sch. (CEC)
10 R.L. Pope Class: Tracy Brinkley
10:30 Chancel Choir Reh.
11 Worship Service (Sanctuary)
12:15 Homecoming Luncheon
5-7 Mission Possible Kids
5-7 Youth: Kyarra’s Program
7 Youth Choir Reh.
MONDAY MAY 20
4-7:30 Arts Alive Classes
6:30 Spanish Class
10 UMW Morning Circle
6 UMW Evening Circle (Sunrise)
TUESDAY MAY 21
7:30 Men’s Prayer Breakfast (Sunrise)
3:30-5:30 Arts Alive Classes
6:30 Contemp. Worship Music Reh.
WEDNESDAY MAY 22
3:30-6 Arts Alive Classes
5:30 Last Fellowship Supper of Spring
6 Youth MS/HS Small Groups
6:10 UMW Wed. Circle (Heritage)
6:30 Program (Sanctuary): Arts Alive
Art Academy’s Spring Art
Exhibition and Recital
7:00-7:20 Youth Choir Reh.
7:20 Chancel Choir Reh.
THURSDAY MAY 23
10:30 Chicks with Sticks
FRIDAY MAY 24
SATURDAY MAY 25
SUNDAY MAY 26
Sixth Sunday of Easter
8:50 Contemporary Worship (Jarrett)
10 R.L. Pope Class: Kyles Wallace
10:30 Chancel Choir Reh.
11 Worship Service (Sanctuary)
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:
The United Methodist Church
All Military Personnel
Our UM Missionaries
Hannah Lee Dixon
We extend our prayers and sympathy to Tommy Arnold and family on the death of his sister, Martha Gene Arnold Moore, on May 12, 2019.
We extend our prayers and sympathy to the family of George Atkinson, who died on May 13, 2019
* Cards and letters to Dave Ogren should be sent to Krissie Ogren Furr, 2126 Tommy Lane, Matthews, NC 28105.
SUNDAY, MAY 19
8:50 AM Worship (Jarrett Hall)
11:00 AM Worship (Sanctuary)
12:15 Covered Dish Luncheon
The Reverend Billy Rintz will be our guest preacher this year. Billy served as Minister of Youth & Education at Memorial United Methodist from 1988 to 1991. He recently retired from the ministry, and he and his wife Vicki now reside in Elon, NC. Rev. Rintz has shared the following: “My life changed significantly after I discovered what Mike Slaughter, in his book Dare to Dream, calls one’s BHAG (Big Hairy Audacious God-dream).” We look forward to hearing the good news that he brings.
Homecoming Luncheon: Please plan to bring your favorite covered dish to the Homecoming Luncheon. Chicken will be provided.
HIGH SCHOOL GRADS-TO-BE AND FAMILIES…
Check your mail and RSVP to Cheryl Herman for the UMW Luncheon on June 2 following the 11 AM Youth Sunday Worship Service. Reply to email@example.com or 336-307-0022 by Friday May 24th.
MEL JONES AND HIS BAG O’ BONES FUNDRAISER
Tickets are $25. Proceeds go to R. L Pope Scholarship Fund, Art Academy, Journey to Bethlehem, and Rise Against Hunger. See Roger Bryant for tickets. See posters and eNews for more details about Mel Jones. This will be a great night for 4 great causes! Tell your friends!
ART CAMP 2019: DISCOVERY!
Registration Deadline is July 15th!
Cost: $75 per student and includes breakfast, lunch, and all materials. For students 1st grade – through rising 7th grade. Classes will be divided into two age groups: 1st -4th & 5th -7th. Registration is limited to the first 20 students for each week. Students may only attend one week of camp. First come, first serve.
Each of us is created in the image of God, the master artist. During the week at Art Camp your child will discover their creative spirit regardless of age or ability. The camp focus will be on learning how to incorporate various media into an art piece as well as how visual and performance art are integrated. During the week, campers will experience: Music, Visual Art, Construction Art and the Art of Etiquette as they explore their creative side.
Click on the image to download a registration brochure!
MAY 19 HOMECOMING SUNDAY, COVERED DISH LUNCH AT 12:15
MAY 20 UMW MORNING AND EVENING CIRCLES
MAY 22 LAST WEDNESDAY NIGHT MEAL UNTIL FALL
MAY 22 ART ACADEMY ART EXHIBIT AND RECITAL
JUNE 2 YOUTH SUNDAY
JUNE 2 UMW LUNCHEON FOR HS GRADS
JUNE 9 RECEPTION FOR REV. BEN DEVOID
JUNE 16 PASTOR BEN’S LAST SUNDAY AT MEMORIAL UMC
JUNE 20-23 ANNUAL CONFERENCE
JUNE 30 – JULY 6 ASP
JULY 7 VBS (@ PACE PARK – 5 – 7 PM)
JULY 14 FIRST SUNDAY FOR REV. DANNY LEONARD
JULY 22 – 26 ART CAMP, WEEK I
JULY 29 – AUG 2 ART CAMP, WEEK II
AUG 24 BARGAIN TREASURES
IF YOU HAVE A CHURCH EVENT THAT YOU WOULD LIKE ADDED TO OUR CALENDAR, PLEASE CONTACT SUSAN FRYE.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT FELLOWSHIP SUPPERS & PROGRAMS
MAY 22 – LAST SUPPER AND PROGRAM OF THE SPRING
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 to make a reservation:
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
MAY 8: HYMN SING! Bring your requests.
MAY 15: CHILDREN’S PROGRAM: “The Story of Adam and Eve”
MAY 22: ARTS ALIVE! SPRING CELEBRATION & Last Fellowship Supper of the Spring
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!
MUMC Handbell Ringers Rehearsal (For more Info contact Norris Norwood.) (This week we will meet at 7PM.)
Chancel Choir Rehearsal (For more Info contact Danny Frye.) (This week we will meet at 7:35PM)
ART ACADEMY HAPPENINGS
(See today’s separate announcement about our SUMMER ART CAMPS!!)
SATURDAY, MAY 18
Art Academy students will perform for the residents at Piedmont Crossing on May 18th at 2 p.m.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 22
End of Year Celebration is May 22nd at 6:30 in the Sanctuary.
SUMMER LESSONS FOR ADULTS & CHILDREN!
Register by May 31 for Private Music Lessons and Group Visual Art Classes.
Lessons run the weeks of Jun. 24, Jul. 8-29, and Aug. 12.
2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR SCHEDULE
Classes for the 2019-20 school year will begin the week of September 3, 2019, and end the week of May 18, 2020. Start planning!
TO SERVE IN CHILDREN’S CHURCH FOR BOTH THE 8:50 AND 11AM SERVICES.
This volunteer position is to simply come and assist the leader and engage kids with the lesson through conversation. Please contact Lynda Hepler to volunteer. We are required to have two adults with children to comply with Safe Sanctuaries.
Thank you! And please use THIS LINK to sign up.
SEWING VOLUNTEERS STILL NEEDED
Please remember that our sewing ministry still needs help making DRESS A GIRL dresses and boys shorts. This ministry is an ongoing project and volunteers are always needed to sew dresses and shorts at home. Pre-cut “kits” are located in Jarrett Hall. Thank you for your help with this special missions project.
PILOT POINT VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!
This is an opportunity for church members to missionally engage with children who are behind reading level. Pilot Point is a six-week summer literacy camp based at Fairview United Methodist Church. This program is sponsored by The Duke Endowment. Specifically, we are looking for reading buddies and church groups to help us with feeding their families on Monday Nights beginning on June 17. Pilot Point will end on Sunday, June 26.
UMW BOOK DRIVE
The Wednesday Circle for the United Methodist Women is hosting a book drive. So far, 50 books have been collected but we need enough for 100 children! The books will be given to children attending the community Vacation Bible School one-day event July 7th being organized by Pastor Lynda Hepler. Books for preschoolers to 5th graders are preferred. We will be collecting books until June 15th. A collection box is in the CEC lobby area. If you are not able to donate books, a monetary donation is perfectly acceptable. Please give a check to Charlotte Hanner with notation “book drive,” or drop off a check at the church office. For more information, please contact Cheryl Herman at 336-307-0022.
THE SPIRITUAL ACADEMY FOR LEADING TRANSFORMATION
THE SPIRITUAL ACADEMY FOR LEADING TRANSFORMATION (SALT), sponsored by the Yadkin Valley District, is an eight-month program designed to identify, inspire, train, and support a new cohort of spiritually-mature lay people able to partner with clergy to lead effective change in congregations and communities. The program consists of five pieces: retreats, evening sessions, a leadership project, collaboration with clergy, and small groups. Please see the insert in today’s bulletin and give this opportunity your prayerful consideration.
SUMMER SUPPER CLUB
SUMMER SUPPER GATHERINGS. Please contact Theresa Humphreys at 336-475-7255 if you are interested in joining other church members for informal Wednesday suppers this summer at various local restaurants.