SUNDAY, DECEMBER 17
Third Sunday of Advent
8:30 Nursery Care
8:50 Contemporary Service
9:45 Sunday School
10:00 R. L. Pope Class: Tracy Brinkley
11:00 Worship Service (Sanctuary)
12:00 SPRC mtg. (Parlor)
7-8:00 Youth
7-8:00 Love Feast

MONDAY, DECEMBER 18
Boy Scouts
4-6:00 Art Academy (3rd Floor)

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 19
7:30 Men’s Prayer Breakfast (Sunrise)
6:30 Praise Team Rehearsal

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 20
3-6:00 Art Academy (3rd Floor)
7:15 Choir Rehearsal

THURSDAY, December 21
10:30 Chicks with Sticks (Parlor)

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 22

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 23

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 24
Fourth Sunday of Advent
Christmas Eve
8:30 Nursery Care
8:50 Contemporary Service
9:45 Sunday School
10:00 R. L. Pope Class: Sandy Devoid
11:00 Worship Service (Sanctuary)
NO Youth
5:30 Christmas Eve Service/Communion

 

MEMORIAL UMC’s MISSION…

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

 


STEWARDSHIP FOR 2017

Our church finances are as follows:
Total Expenses as of 11/30/17        $803,223.15
Total Income as of 11/30/17           $683,138.07
Net Deficit as of 11/30/17             ($120,085.08)

Memorial United Methodist encourages the Biblical teaching of the tithe. If the ten percent is too far a reach, consider a percentage increase toward the goal. Your sacrificial gift is greatly appreciated and makes our mission possible to grow in faith, build relationships and serve all people.” “Faithfully they brought in the contributions, the tithes…”  II Chronicles 31:12

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 as names will be removed after 3 weeks.*
During this week, please pray for:
  • ALL Military personnel
  • UM Missionaries
  • Tracy Brinkley
  • Rick & Beth Schartiger
  • Winfred Armentrout
  • Anna Johnson
  • Dee Ellis
  • Priscilla Oldaker
  • Marian Baker
  • Randy & Cathy Meisner
  • Larry & Gayle Murdock
  • Kenneth Crisco
  • Bob Templeman
  • Cheri Conner
  • Peggy Finch
  • Harold Vannoy
  • Charles Rowe

Sunday Morning Welcome & Security at Memorial United Methodist

To provide a safe worship experience, the exterior doors at both services will be locked after the services begin. To meet fire safety standards all doors can still be opened from inside the buildings.

At the 8:50 AM service, the main door under the breezeway into the Christian Enrichment Center will remain unlocked and at the 11:00 AM service the center main doors into the sanctuary facing Randolph Street will remain unlocked.  The Superintendent of Buildings. and Grounds will provide watch during worship at these points.

Our goal is to provide a welcome and an open door for all of God’s people in Thomasville and the surrounding communities, while providing a safe place for our congregation. Together we are the body of Christ offered to the world.

LOVE FEAST 2017

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 17
7 PM
SANCTUARY

Our Annual Love Feast will be held on Sunday, December 17 at 7 PM in our church sanctuary.

This is a special Advent worship service in which we sing Christmas carols, listen to readings from the nativity passage, and partake of the tea and rolls included with an authentic Moravian Love Feast.  We will end with a special rendition of “Joy to the World” as candlelight floods the sanctuary and the spirit of Christmas is sure to flood your heart! It is a beautiful and solemn moment during a very busy and often hectic season. All are invited, we hope you will join us!

CHRISTMAS EVE COMMUNION

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 24
5:30 PM
MAIN SANCTUARY

Our Christmas Eve Communion Service will begin at 5:30 PM. We will have a brief service with special readings and blessing of the Communion elements.

Following the service, Communion will be available for anyone to receive in a “come-and-go” format until 7:30 PM. This means that even if your Christmas Eve plans prevent you from being at the church 5:30 PM, please feel free to drop by and receive Holy Communion at anytime between 5:30 and 7:30 PM!  Bring your family and make this a new Christmas Eve tradition!

We hope to see you and celebrate this beautiful sacrament on the Eve of Christ’s birth.

MUSIC WORKSHOP for KIDS

JANUARY 6, 2018
10 AM – 2 PM
CHRISTIAN ENRICHMENT CENTER

Free event for children ages 4-11!

All are invited to join us for a fun day of music exploring voice, rhythm instruments, chimes and drama. Lunch provided.

RSVP to Lynda Hepler 336.472.9711 / lhepler@mumctville.org

SOUP-ER BOWL PAINT PARTY FOR EMPTY BOWLS

Thursday, January 11
Saturday, January 13
10 AM – 12 PM
LEIGH’S FIRED ART

Let’s get creative!

Choose a blank ceramic bowl of your choice.  Paint it, stamp it, decorate it any way you like.  Your artwork will be dipped in a clear glaze, and fired to make it glossy and food safe .  Someone will choose your specially signed creation at Empty Bowls, enjoy soup in it, and take it home with them to cherish.

Your donation cost is $8-12. (Depends on style and size you choose)

WHERE:  Leigh’s Fired Art
1204 Piedmont Drive
Lexington, NC

WHEN:   Two dates from which to choose:
Thursday, January 11, 2018  10 a.m. – noon
Saturday, January 13, 2018,  10 a.m. – noon

Reserve your spot on the sign up sheet in the CEC or call Sandy McGhee 336-870-4015.

(Carpool from church available)

UPCOMING EVENTS

DECEMBER 17 – LOVE FEAST
DECEMBER 24 – CHRISTMAS EVE COMMUNION
DECEMBER 25 – CHRISTMAS DAY!
JANUARY 1 – HAPPY NEW YEAR 2018!!!
FEBRUARY 13 – FAT TUESDAY PANCAKE DAY
FEBRUARY 14 – ASH WEDNESDAY SERVICE

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