Memorial UMC WEEKLY CHURCH NEWS: NOVEMBER 6, 2016
by revroddd | Nov 3, 2016 | EVENTS |
We are CALLED by Christ to GROW in faith, BUILD relationships, and SERVE all people.
This season’s Church Newsletter can be downloaded HERE.
11:00 WORSHIP BULLETIN ARCHIVE
This week’s worship bulletin can be found HERE.
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 as names will be removed after 3 weeks.*
During this week, please pray for:
ALL Military personnel
We extend our prayers and sympathy to the family of Anna Mae Burkhart, who died October 28, 2016.
Our church finances are as follows:
Total Expenses as of 09/30/16 $662,342.65
Total Income as of 09/30/16 $543,936.94
Net Deficit as of 09/30/16 ($118,405.71)
WONDERFUL WEDNESDAY NIGHTS
5:30 PM – SUPPER
6:00 PM – WEDNESDAY NIGHT PROGRAM
6:00 PM – MIDDLE SCHOOL SMALL GROUP
6:00 PM – KID’S CHOIR PRACTICE
6:00 PM – HIGH SCHOOL SMALL GROUP
6:15 PM – ADULT BIBLE STUDY
6:15 PM – HANDBELL CHOIR PRACTICE
6:30 PM – KID’S PROGRAMMING
7:15 PM – CHANCEL CHOIR PRACTICE
The Wednesday Night Fellowship Dinner prices are as follows:
Children (12 & under) $4.50
Families (children 12 & under) $18.00
Families (children Over 12) $20.00
PLEASE MAKE YOUR RESERVATION BY NOON ON MONDAYS.
November 9: “Enough” Ben Devoid
November 16: “Enough” Ben Devoid
November 23 – NO MEAL (due to Thanksgiving Holiday)
*November 30 – Sacred Art for Advent, David Faber
*Last Wednesday Night until new year (Jan. 11)
8 AM – 2 PM
CHRISTIAN ENRICHMENT CENTER
We have over 50 VENDORS with all kinds of specialty items.
“ONE-OF-A-KIND” items can be found all over the first floor of the CEC of Memorial UMC in Thomasville.
There also will be…
a BAKE SALE,
JEWELRY (sponsored by the United Methodist Women),
POCKETBOOKS (sponsored by the Altar and Arts Committee), and
gently used COOKBOOKS.
Don’t miss this great opportunity to treat yourself or buy for those you love!
2016 STEWARDSHIP CAMPAIGN
This year’s Stewardship theme is based on the idea of “ENOUGH: Discovering Joy through Simplicity and Generosity“. To find out more please follow the link to our webpage: HERE
“ESTIMATE OF GIVING” CARD
An “ESTIMATE OF GIVING” Card (also known as a “Pledge Card“) which can be found by contacting the church office (336) 472-7718 or by following the link found HERE. This can then be returned to the church by:
- Place it in the offering plate during Sunday morning worship.
- Take it to the church in person and give to our Financial Secretary, Peggy May.
- Mail it to: Memorial UMC, Attn: Peggy May, P.O. Box 428, Thomasville, NC 27361
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 24
8 – 9 AM
The Memorial United Methodist Church Youth Group really appreciate all of the support and care that this church provides for us! We are truly blessed and we want to invite you to Thanksgiving Breakfast as a small gesture of thanks for your love.
Breakfast will be served at 8 AM and will include eggs, sausage, grits, and biscuits. There will also be a short devotion as well to get you ready for the day! See you there!
The cost of this breakfast is by donation ONLY, we want you to come and enjoy yourself with us!!!
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 27
4 PM – PRACTICE
5 PM – SERVICE
6 PM – SNACK SUPPER
KICK-OFF your ADVENT season with us at our annual CHRISMON SERVICE! We will have special music and readings focused on the rich meaning behind many of our well-loved Advent decorations and traditions. The evening will lead up to the lighting of our beautifully adorned Chrismon Tree!
This is a special service that will be meaningful for the WHOLE family. We hope to see you there.
JOURNEY TO BETHLEHEM
December 9, 10 & 11
6 – 9 PM
This wonderful journey we are about to embark on again this year is fast approaching! New and revamped costumes have been in the making and soon you will begin to see sets taking shape. The traffic pattern has been altered slightly to improve the flow of cars.
Help spread the word by inviting family, friends, neighbors, and co-workers.
Costume Sewing is still under way. If you made a costume(s) last year, please help us make just a few more this year. Pre-cut tunics and coats are once again in bags in Jarrett Hall to sew at home. Or you may join us Tuesday mornings at 9:00 in the Girl Scout room where we sew as a group. Contact Katie Conant at 336-225-1947 if you to wish join us. Thank you to those who have done a WONDERFUL job so far.
Volunteer to be a part of this special event:
Recruiting Bethlehem Townspeople!
Recently, emails were sent to those who participated last year as Bethlehem townspeople to confirm your participation again this year. If you have not yet responded, please do so. If you did not receive an email, have questions, or would like to be included this year, please email Tim Lyons or call 336-476-1117.
One thing each of us can do is PRAY that this will truly be a blessing for our community as we celebrate the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ.
NOVEMBER 5 – GIFTS GALORE
NOVEMBER 13 – WORSHIP 139
NOVEMBER 20 – CONSECRATION SUNDAY
NOVEMBER 24 – THANKSGIVING BREAKFAST
NOVEMBER 27 – CHRISMON SERVICE
DECEMBER 4 – CHRISTMAS CANTATA (11:00 AM)
DECEMBER 7 – LAST WEDNESDAY NIGHT MEAL OF THE YEAR
DECEMBER 9 – 11 – JOURNEY TO BETHLEHEM
DECEMBER 11 – LESSONS AND CAROLS (8:50 AM)
DECEMBER 18 – LOVE FEAST
DECEMBER 24 – CHRISTMAS EVE COMMUNION
DECEMBER 25 – 11 AM WORSHIP (ONLY)
DECEMBER 26, 27 – CHURCH OFFICE CLOSED
DECEMBER 28 – COLLEGE STUDENT GET-TOGETHER
JANUARY 1 – WESLEY COVENANT SERVICE
JANUARY 11 – WEDNESDAY NIGHT MEAL START BACK
JANUARY 29 – COUNCIL ON MINISTRIES RETREAT
FEBRUARY 28 – FAT TUESDAY PANCAKE DAY
MARCH 1 – ASH WEDNESDAY SERVICE
APRIL 16 – EASTER SUNDAY
BAGS-R-US BAG SALE
As you do your summer (or fall) closet cleaning be sure to bring your gently used pocketbooks to the church for our Bags R Us sale this fall at Gifts Galore.
We have had great success in the past because of members like you who helped us raise money for special projects in the church (all new altar cloths for sanctuary and chapel and new carpet and seat pads in the chapel). We have a “special something” we are working to raise funds for now that will enhance our church. We need your help to achieve this goal!
Please fill the tub in the hallway near the reception office as many times as you wish and we will be well on our way to another successful fund raiser this year.
The Bag Ladies thank you!
UMW WORLD THANK OFFERING
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 7
CHRISTIAN ENRICHMENT CENTER
The United Methodist Women will be holding their World Thank Offering and Pledge gathering Monday, November 7th at 6pm, in the CEC. The world thank offering is an opportunity for individuals to respond to God’s abundance and grace with spontaneous gifts of gratitude. This offering allows people to share a portion of God’s blessings with others through the global mission programs of the national UMW. Coin boxes for personal collection of your thank offerings are available in the UMW Library. A meal will be served, cost $8, and childcare will be available. Our hands-on project is children’s (ages 5 – 8) underwear. Call Lynda Stone by Monday October 31 at 882-6046 for reservations.