MEMORIAL UMC’s MISSION…
We are CALLED by Christ to
GROW in faith,
BUILD relationships, and
SERVE all people.
CHURCH SCHEDULE UPDATES IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19
On Sunday, the Lay Leadership and clergy of Memorial UMC met to chart our path as a response to the Coronavirus. We are privileged to have a group of leaders that are knowledgeable and compassionate. The priority of our meeting was the health of all those associated with Memorial and those with whom we come into contact. Having responded to our call to love our neighbors, and in consultation with medical professionals, the following decisions were made and will guide us through the end of March.
All activities and events at Memorial UMC will be suspended through the month of March.*
The facilities will be closed during this period with the exception of the church office. The office will be open Monday-Thursday from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. If you have business at the church that can be handled by phone or email, please use one of these options if possible.
Because communication is vital, we will stay in touch by using the Memorial Facebook page, our E-News sent via email, and the Memorial website (mumctville.org). Please share any information with your friends who do not use electronic media.
Please make an effort to check in with your friends at Memorial, especially those who are most vulnerable to the virus. If you regularly contact those who are ‘shut-in’ please continue to maintain communication with them via phone.
The Memorial Clergy and staff are available to serve you during this time. Let us know how we can help. You may reach the church at 336-472-7718. If you do not reach one of us, please leave a message so we may follow up with you.
* Please note that the Lenten Canned Food Drive for CCM continues, as do the pine needle sales, as social distancing can be maintained in these activities. Please consider mailing a check to support the food drive, and note “Canned Food Drive” on the memo line. You may also drop canned food donations on shelves in the church breezeway. Read more about our food drive below in this eNews message.
SUNDAY MARCH 15
Third Sunday in Lent
10:00 a.m. Live Worship Broadcast Online via Facebook (Visit https://www.facebook.com/mumctville/) and on the Radio at WGOS AM 1070
MONDAY MARCH 16 – THURSDAY MARCH 19
ALL ACTIVITIES CANCELED
Church Office Open Monday – Thursday, 9 AM – 12 PM
Lenten Canned Food (and Donations) Drive for CCM Continues. Canned goods may be left on shelves in the breezeway between the two church buildings.
FRIDAY MARCH 20
ALL ACTIVITIES CANCELED, INCLUDING EMPTY BOWLS EVENT.
Church Office Closed Friday
SATURDAY MARCH 21
9-3 PINE NEEDLE SALES IN PARKING LOT – Pine needle sales will continue as scheduled, March 21 and March 28.
SUNDAY MARCH 22
Fourth Sunday in Lent
10:00 a.m. Live Worship Broadcast Online via Facebook (Visit https://www.facebook.com/mumctville/) and and on the Radio at WGOS AM 1070
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
Andrea Cain and Family
All those affected by Coronavirus
LENTEN CANNED FOOD DRIVE
NOW THROUGH PALM SUNDAY, APRIL 5
Our canned food (and donations) drive for CCM continues!
We’ve made some slight alterations to our canned food drive in order to adapt to the current health and safety restrictions during this time of COVID-19, while still working to meet the continual and growing needs of our community. Check out our Facebook page for weekly updates on where to find the can in town! As of Thurs. Mar. 12, we had collected 4020 cans, moving the big can past the caboose and almost to the Big Chair. Keep it going!
1. To help make can collection easier, we’ve put a large food rack in the breezeway near the main building. Instead of going inside the church, you can drop off your donated goods here.
2. Toilet paper and cleaning supplies are also likely in need, so if you’re able to find any, please consider donating these items.
3. Monetary donations are also welcomed. Please note on your donation that it is for the CCM canned food drive. Donations can be mailed to the church or dropped off during the NEW CHURCH HOURS FOR MARCH, Monday-Thursday 9-12.
While we’ll continue to track the number of cans we collect and will move the giant can through Thomasville, our priority is simply to collect as much food and supplies as we can to meet community needs. If we hit our previously stated goal of 12,084 cans by Palm Sunday, then that is fantastic! If not, that’s okay. Thank you so much for all you do!
Scott and Mallory,
WOMEN’S RETREAT MAY 22-25
Join us on an imaginative journey around the world…and an exploration of the “I wonders” in a woman’s heart. It’s an in-depth Bible study… and an unforgettable worship experience. Best of all, it’s an open invitation for girlfriends to draw closer together…to dream…to engage…to experience the vastness of God’s love.
COST is $150 per person, and includes transportation, housing, food, and study materials.
Contact Lynda Hepler at email@example.com to register.
EASTER SUNDAY – ONE SERVICE AT MUMC
SUNDAY APRIL 12
All are invited to worship at 11:00 a.m. in the sanctuary on Easter Sunday. There will not be a service at 8:50 a.m. on Easter.
CHILDREN’S EASTER SUNDAY CELEBRATION
SUNDAY APRIL 12
Calling all Children, Preschool- 5th Grade!
• 9:15 a.m. – Continental Breakfast for children and families. Easter Devotional, led by Rev. Lynda Hepler.
• 10:00 a.m. – Easter Egg Hunt on church front lawn. Please bring a favorite Easter basket.
• 10:15 a.m. – Butterfly Release on church front lawn. Bring your own butterflies (available soon from the church office) or come to join in this celebration.
RSVP to the church office at 336-472-7718 or firstname.lastname@example.org by FRIDAY APRIL 3 (so we can plan for food and Easter eggs).
50 YEARS OF YOUTH!
SATURDAY JUNE 6
Calling all former and present ministers, counselors, and youth of Memorial UMC. You’re invited to a reunion celebrating 50 years of Youth Programs at MUMC. Bring a snack and meet us in the Fellowship Hall!! Contact Brant Conner with questions at 336-906-0727. Help us spread the word!
CANCELED – Mar. 27-29 Youth High School Retreat
CANCELED – Mar. 28 Circle of Life Retreat (9-12)
CANCELED – Confirmation Classes in March
Apr. 5 Palm Sunday
Apr. 5 Holy Communion in the Chapel, 9:30-10:15
Apr. 9 Holy Thursday Service (6:30 p.m.)
Apr. 10 Cross Walk (11 a.m.)
Apr. 10 Service of Tenebrae (7 p.m.)
Apr. 12 Children’s Easter Celebration (9:15-10:30)
Apr. 12 Easter Sunday Worship – One Service at 11:00 a.m.
Apr. 24-26 Youth Middle School Retreat
IF YOU HAVE A CHURCH EVENT THAT YOU WOULD LIKE ADDED TO OUR CALENDAR, PLEASE CONTACT SUSAN FRYE.
BUTTERFLY SALES CANCELED
Sadly, we will not be able to fulfill caterpillar orders, since interactions required to transfer them to cups and distribute them cannot take place. If you ordered butterflies or houses, we will be issuing a refund. If you would still like to order caterpillars on your own, please contact Insect Lore this week (Monday-Wednesday March 16-18, ideally) to place an order for caterpillars that will emerge as butterflies by Easter.
EASTER LILIES FOR SALE
PRINT YOUR OWN ORDER FORM AT THIS LINK. (Please use for Lilies only. Butterfly Sales have been suspended.)
LILIES can be ordered for Easter in honor of in memory of friends and loved ones. Orders will be taken through Friday April 3rd with the church office. All orders must be in writing. The cost is $12 per lily. Lilies may be picked up following worship service on Easter Sunday.
PINE NEEDLES FOR SALE
9 A.M. – 3 P.M.
Saturdays Mar. 14, 21, 28, Apr. 4, 11
NC longleaf needles in over-sized bales. $5 per bale or $5.50 per bale delivered. Thanks for supporting this church fundraiser.