SUNDAY, MARCH 4
Third Sunday in Lent
8:30 Nursery Care
8:50 Contemporary Service (Jarrett Hall)
9:45 Kids’ Choir (3rd fl.)
10:00 Sunday School: Pre-K/K (Rm.105), 1st-3rd (Rm.301), 4th-5th (Rm.302)
10:00 Youth Sunday School (CEC 201)
10:00 Confirmation Class
10:00 R.L. Pope Class: Jim McGhee (R.L. Pope Classroom)
10:30 Chancel Choir Rehearsal (2nd fl.)
11:00 Worship Service (Sanctuary)
12:15 Lenten Lunch Sponsored by ASP
1-2 Youth: Service Project – Care Packages for First Responders

MONDAY, MARCH 5
4-6 Art Academy (3rd fl.)
5-8 Zaxby’s Night Benefiting Arts Alive! (Zaxby’s on Randolph St.)
6-8 UMW Gathering (Fellowship Hall)
7-8 Boy Scouts (CEC 100)

TUESDAY, MARCH 6
4-6 Art Academy (3rd fl.)
5:45 Yoga
6:30 Contemporary Music Reh. (Jarrett)

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7
3-6 Art Academy (3rd fl.)
5:30 Fellowship Dinner (Fellowship Hall)
6:15 The Gospel of Mark: Biblical Interpretation and Inspiration (Fellowship Hall)
6:15 Handbell Choir Rehearsal (2nd fl.)
7:15 Chancel Choir Rehearsal (2nd fl.)

THURSDAY, MARCH 8
10:30 Chicks with Sticks (Parlor)
7-8 Lenten Art & Spiritual Direction Class (3rd fl.)
Evening – Wesley Fast, Week Four

FRIDAY, MARCH 9
Wesley Fast, Week Four

SATURDAY, MARCH 10
9-3 Pine Needles for Sale

SUNDAY, MARCH 11
Fourth Sunday in Lent
10:00 Confirmation Class
10:00 R.L. Pope Class: Richard Herman
12:15 Lenten Lunch by Fellowship Class
5-7 Youth: Bowling

 

MEMORIAL UMC’s MISSION…

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

 


STEWARDSHIP FOR 2018

Qualified Charitable Contributions from IRAs & New Tax Laws for 2018

If you are age 70½ or over and take Required Minimum Distributions (RMDs) from your Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs), or if you want to make other distributions from your IRA, you can take advantage of a law (for 2016 and later years) allowing you to designate part or all of your Required Minimum Distribution or other distributions (up to $100,000) each year to a qualified charity. Rather than receive a distribution check made out in your name, you would ask the administrator of your IRA to make a check out to a qualified charity. The designation to a charity reduces the income that you would normally have to report. You cannot claim the amount as a charitable donation; however, if you normally claim a standard deduction rather than itemizing deductions, you could find this to your tax advantage—especially since the standard deductions for 2018 and later years have generally been almost doubled.  Also, you may have a number of other circumstances where reducing your income would be to your tax advantage. Contact your tax advisor for further information.

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 this week, please pray for:
  • All military personnel
  • UM Missionaries
  • Our police officers
  • Tracy Brinkley
  • Rick & Beth Schartiger
  • Dee Ellis
  • Amos Fisher
  • Bob Templeman
  • Peggy Finch
  • Joe Stone
  • Ann Worsham

We extend our prayers and sympathy to Peggy Finch and family on the death of David Finch, Sunday February 25, 2018.

WEDNESDAY NIGHTS!!!

5:30 PM – GRACE & ANNOUNCEMENTS
5:40 PM – DINNER
6:00 PM – YOUTH SMALL GROUPS
6:00 PM – KID’S CHOIR PRACTICE
6:15 PM – PROGRAM
6:15 PM – HANDBELL PRACTICE
6:30 PM  – KID’S KLUB
7:15 PM  – CHANCEL CHOIR PRACTICE

JOIN US for great FOOD, FELLOWSHIP, and FUN!

COST: The Wednesday Night Fellowship Dinner prices are as follows:
Adults  $8 (13 & older)
Children (12 & under)  Free with an adult
Family Maximum   $20

UPCOMING PROGRAMS
BIBLE STUDY with BEN, PEGGY & KYLES
EFIRD SERIES: Gospel of Mark

PLEASE MAKE YOUR RESERVATION BY NOON ON MONDAYS.

Sign Up to Lead the Dinner Blessing on Wednesday Nights! Look for the signup sheets around the church or contact the church office.

Empty Bowls 2018 Silent Auction on March 16

LENTEN LUNCHES at MEMORIAL

SUNDAYS IN LENT
FOLLOWING 11 AM WORSHIP
FELLOWSHIP HALL

Join us for lunch after church each Sunday in Lent.   Meals are by donation ONLY and donations go to support local missions projects!

Church groups sponsoring the lunches are:

Mar. 4:   ASP
Mar. 11: Fellowship Class
Mar. 18: Girl Scouts
Mar. 25, Palm Sunday: UMW

LENTEN JOURNEY: ART & SPIRITUAL DIRECTION CLASS

THURSDAYS
7 – 8 PM
3rd FLOOR ART ROOM

Come explore the season of Lent creatively. No art experience needed! Classes will be held every Thursday 7-8 PM in the art room, Feb. 15th (orientation) – Mar. 29th.

Sign up with Lynda Hepler (472-9711, lhepler@mumctville.org) or on a signup sheet.

WESLEY FAST

THURSDAYS AND FRIDAYS IN LENT

Join Your Pastors for a Wesley Fast and Pray for the Welfare of Our City
This week we are praying for our city’s police officers. Chief of Police Darren Smith has given us names to pray for this week. They are listed in Sunday’s bulletin and on the Wesley Fast flyers for the week, found HERE.

Fasting reminds us that we are sustained by God.

Our fasting will continues each Thursday in Lent and will conclude on Holy Thursday and Good Friday, March 29-30. We will share in the fast not by location, but through participation and a shared prayer focus. Look for flyers with details and weekly prayer emphases. If you choose to fast, always do so in such a way that does not compromise your health.

Zaxby’s Night to Benefit Art Academy

MARCH 5
5 – 8 PM
ZAXBY’S at 1148 Randolph St. in THOMASVILLE

Mark March 5th, 5-8PM, as your dinner out night. Zaxby’s on Randolph St. will donate 10% of their proceeds that evening to Memorials Art Academy. Please take the flyer found HERE or mention you’re there to support Memorial UMC Arts Alive.

EMPTY BOWLS

FRIDAY, MARCH 16
4:30 – 7:30 PM
CHRISTIAN ENRICHMENT CENTER
Do we truly believe that we belong to each other? This is a fundamental question that we answer with our actions throughout the weeks of the seasons. We recognize that no one can come to Christ and remain unchanged, so we set about old things in gospel ways.
Believing that the Holy Spirit is infusing our plans for the 7th Annual Empty Bowls Dinner and Silent Auction, we invite you to join us for this ticketed event on Friday, March 16th from 4:30-7:30. As you mingle with friends and meet new people from across the Triad, you are offering resources to help ensure ALL families in Thomasville have food on their tables.
Tickets are sold out. Every penny benefits Cooperative Community Ministry and Project Divine Interruption. Children 17 years and under may eat for free, but only ticketed guests will take home a hand-crafted pottery bowl. We look forward to being with you!!

Love wins. Always.

INTER-DENOMINATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

Lenten Worship & Lunch Series on Tuesdays, First Presbyterian Church
TUESDAYS IN LENT
12-1 PM
Join this community worship and lunch series each week in Lent. Upcoming Tuesdays will feature: Mar. 6 – Pastor Charles (Fly) McClenden of Recovery, Inc.; Mar. 13 – Dr. Dee Stokes of Unity UMC; Mar. 20 – Rev. Jennie Leake Hemrick of First Presbyterian Church; and Mar. 27 – Thomasville H.S. Choir, Alan Suber, Director.

PINE NEEDLES

EVERY SATURDAY BEGINNING MARCH 2 THROUGH APRIL 14
9 AM – 3 PM

$5.00 per bale ($5.50 per bale, delivered)

NC Long-Leaf Needles

Proceeds go to the MUMC Music Department

UPCOMING EVENTS

MARCH 11 – LENTEN LUNCH
MARCH 16 – EMPTY BOWLS
MARCH 18 – LENTEN LUNCH
MARCH 23-25 – HIGH SCHOOL RETREAT
MARCH 24 – EASTER EGG HUNT
MARCH 25 – PALM SUNDAY
MARCH 25 – LENTEN LUNCH
MARCH 29 – MAUNDY THURSDAY WORSHIP SERVICE
MARCH 30 – CROSSWALK (START: Memorial UMC)  (11 AM)
MARCH 30 – TENEBRAE SERVICE
APRIL 1 – EASTER SUNDAY
APRIL 13-15 – MIDDLE SCHOOL RETREAT
APRIL 18 – RISE AGAINST HUNGER MEAL PACKING EVENT
APRIL 27-29 – WOMEN’S RETREAT
MAY 13 – CONFIRMATION SUNDAY
MAY 20 – HOMECOMING

MEMORIAL MESSENGER JANUARY – FEBRUARY 2018

Click this link to download the most recent issue of the Church Newsletter:  THE MESSENGER

11 AM WORSHIP SURVEY

In our ongoing commitment to make Memorial’s Worship Programming more relevant and meaningful to your lives we ask that you take a few moments to fill out a short survey to help us best address the needs of our congregation during the 11 AM WORSHIP SERVICE.

The SURVEY can be found HERE.  Please fill it out and return to the church office.  THANKS!

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