MEMORIAL UMC’s MISSION…
We are CALLED by Christ to
GROW in faith,
BUILD relationships, and
SERVE all people.
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 2
Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost
8:30 Nursery Care
8:50 Contemporary Service (Jarrett)
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 R.L. Pope Class: Jim McGhee
10:00 Communion Offered in Chapel
10:30 Chancel Choir Reh. (2nd Fl.)
11:00 Worship Service (Sanctuary)
NO YOUTH THIS WEEK
MONDAY SEPTEMBER 3
Labor Day – Office Closed
Arts Alive Art Academy Classes Resume
TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 4
7:30A Men’s Prayer Breakfast (Sunrise Diner)
6:30 Contemporary Music Rehearsal (Jarrett)
WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 5
7:15-8:30 Chancel Choir Rehearsal
THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 6
Girl Scouts Induction and
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 7
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 8
8-12 Church-Wide Bake Sale,
Downtown Farmers Mkt.
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 9
Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost
8:50 Contemporary Service (Jarrett)
10:00 R.L. Pope Class: Allen Brown
10:30 Chancel Choir Rehearsal (2nd Fl.)
11:00 Worship Service (Sanctuary)
Thomasville School Leaders Visit
12 Lunch with School Leaders
5-7 Youth: Program Night
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:
All Military Personnel
Our UM Missionaries
David Conant, Sr.
Jessie Conner Jordan
OUR CHURCH FINANCE FIGURES FOR JULY
Total Expenses as of July 31, 2018 $532,723.14
Total Income as of July 31, 2018 $491,252.95
Net Deficit as of July 31, 2018 ($41,470.19)
TRASH & TREASURE SALE RESULTS
The church hosted another successful Trash and Treasure sale on August 25, raising $8,100. Thank you to Berta Riley and the Special Projects Committee for the hours of effort that went into this event.
From Berta Riley:
“Many thanks to ‘the team’ who worked so hard to make the Trash & Treasure a success. I really appreciate the effort you gave to this project. Also, I want to thank all the men who gave time and muscle to help get items in place. You are all a special group of people. — Special Projects Chair, Berta Riley”
WEDNESDAY NIGHT FELLOWSHIP SUPPERS & PROGRAMS
WEDNESDAYS (BEGINNING SEPTEMBER 12)
5:30 PM DOORS OPEN
5:45 PM SUPPER BEGINS
6:10 PM PROGRAMS / STUDIES
“Church & Community” Supper begins September 12. Doors open for fellowship at 5:30 and food service begins at 5:45. Programs and Studies begin at 6:10. Invite a friend and bring a neighbor!
Please contact the office now to make your standing or weekly reservations!
STOP BY: 101 Randolph Street (let our Receptionist know about your reservation)
CALL: (336) 906-3036
$8 for Adults/Youth (12 yrs. & up),
Free for Children (6-11 yrs.) **dining with an adult**
$20 max per family
SEPTEMBER 12: Bishop Ken Carter of the Florida Conference of the United Methodist Church, and a native of Western North Carolina: Video presentation of his address to the Western North Carolina Annual Conference, Remarks on “A Commission on a Way Forward.”
SEPTEMBER 19: Six-Week Study led by Senior Pastor Ben Devoid and Associate Pastor Peggy Finch, Different But Not Divided: Practicing a Third Way. (see below for more details about this study)
OTHER WEDNESDAY NIGHT OPPORTUNITIES
6:00 PM Children’s Choir (3rd Floor, Main building) For more Info contact Lynda Hepler
6:30 PM Children’s Bible Study (3rd Floor, Main Buidling) 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!
7:35 PM Chancel Choir Rehearsal For more Info contact Danny Frye
7:00 PM MUMC Handbell Ringers Rehearsal For more Info contact Norris Norwood
DIFFERENT BUT NOT DIVIDED: PRACTICING A THIRD WAY
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19
“Different But Not Divided: Practicing a Third Way.” A Six-Week Study led by Senior Pastor, Ben Devoid, and Associate Pastor, Peggy Finch.
Churches are closing every day. Beautiful, important communities that are desperately needed in a world thirsty for Love and Light, turn off the lights and close their doors. Often it is at the end of a painful journey that began with a disagreement, maybe over the meaning and intention of scripture, or culturally divisive issues, or it could just be about who gets to pick the color of carpet. When we love our theology more than our brothers and sisters we are usually left with only two options:
- Create increasingly larger, theologically monolithic and homogeneous churches, or
- Disintegrate, fracture and eventually close the doors and lose relationship with each other.
There is a Third Way—where, instead of fighting for our positions or fleeing for the safe haven of a group that looks, thinks, and believes like us, we live in the tension of our difference.
We are different, not divided.
It is not for the faint of heart, or those who have prioritized It is not for the faint of heart, or those who have prioritized efficiency over relationships. But it is an absolute requirement if you dream of a faith community that is zealous to live out the dream and prayer of Jesus that we be unified and one body.
UMW CHURCH BAKE SALE
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8
8 AM – 12 PM
THOMASVILLE FARMER’S MARKET
Please help us by preparing pies, cakes, half-cakes, cookies, brownies/bar cookies, cobblers, breads, specialty nuts, sausage and ham biscuits, and granola.
TO DONATE BAKED GOODS…
Bring items on FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 7 to church (10 AM -12 PM) OR to Sara Faulkner’s house (12-5 PM) OR the morning of SEPTEMBER 8 bring directly to the Farmer’s Market by 8 AM.
TO HELP SELL BAKED GOODS…
Help is needed at the sale as well: 7:30-10:45 AM & 10:45 AM -12.
For more information, please contact Sara Faulkner.
The UMW is sponsoring the sale to benefit the UMW Scholarship Fund.
CHURCH & COMMUNITY EVENT
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 9
11 AM WORSHIP
12 PM COMMUNITY LUNCH
MEMORIAL UMC is honored to host Thomasville City School Principals, School Superintendent & “Cities in Schools” of Thomasville Representatives during our 11 AM worship service!!!
A Community Lunch to follow the service at Noon.
Register for Lunch by Wednesday, September 5 using this form:
OR by contacting the church office at 336-472-7718
Invite your Friends … Invite your Neighbors… Invite Parents and Children of Thomasville City Schools — to meet our city’s school leaders!
We will pray for the principals and teachers of Thomasville Elementary, Middle, and High School, and for the work of Communities in Schools (CIS), and offer them our encouragement and support.
STRANGERS TO NEIGHBORS
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 14
OUR LADY OF THE HIGHWAYS CATHOLIC CHURCH
BRING YOUR FAVORITE COVERED DISH TO SHARE
We are the Body of Christ, and it is time we were strangers no more.
The Hispanic Congregation of Our Lady of the Highways Catholic Church & Memorial UMC
PLEASE SIGN UP HERE:
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MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 17
New Conversational Spanish Class Starts Monday, Sep. 17.
This fall we are offering a beginning Spanish class/ Memorial’s Sandra Mardis graciously has agreed to lead the classes. A native Spanish speaker, Sandra looks forward to this new opportunity to use her bilingual abilities in service of Memorial’s ministry.
Please sign up with the office and purchase your textbook (see below). Childcare is provided; reserve childcare one week in advance (by Sep. 10 for first class) with Lynda Hepler. Children who are old enough to participate may join the class along with an adult family member.
Materials: Purchase your own copy of the textbook:
Practice Makes Perfect Basic Spanish, Second Edition: (Beginner) 325 Exercises + Online Flashcard App + 75-minutes of Streaming Audio (Practice Makes Perfect Series) 2nd Edition, by Dorothy Richmond.
The book is available for about $10 through Amazon or AmazonSmile (select “Memorial United Methodist Church” as your charity). Also bring pencil and paper to class for notes! “El amor nunca falla.” “Love never fails.” I Corinthians 13:8
GIRL SCOUTS BEGINNING NEW YEAR!
1st & 3rd THURSDAYS
CHRISTIAN ENRICHMENT CENTER
Calling all Girls! A new program year for the Girl Scouts is starting in September, and our troop wants YOU! Don’t miss the outdoor fun, making new friends, and learning exciting skills.
Come join us while we create confident, caring girls who make the world a better place. Spots are available for grades K-12.
Contact Cassie Kurtz at 614-309-3611 email@example.com for more information
GIRL SCOUT GOLD AWARD CEREMONY & RECEPTION: LOGAN HILL
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 15
CHRISTIAN ENRICHMENT CENTER
Everyone is invited to a Gold Award Ceremony and Reception for Logan Hill on Saturday, Sep. 15, at 2 pm, in the CEC. The Gold Award is the highest award in Girl Scouting, equal to the Boy Scout Eagle Award. Please join us as we celebrate this wonderful accomplishment.
UMW Circles Resume this Month!
The Morning Circle meets every third Monday at 10 (Girl Scout Rm.).
The Evening Circle meets every third Monday at 6 (usually at Sunrise Grill).
The Sunday Circle meets weekly during Sunday School (Heritage Rm.).
For more information, please contact Cheryl Herman.
FALL CHOIR STARTS… NOW!
MAIN BUILDING, SOUTH WING, SECOND FLOOR
Join the Chancel Choir this FALL on Wednesdays at 7:15 PM to prepare music for the Worship Service at 11:00 AM. We will also SOON be preparing music for Finch Preaching Mission and Advent Cantatas!!! Don;t miss out!
We are amateur musicians who love worshiping through music. All church members are welcome, every season!
For more information, please contact Danny Frye, Director of Music. We hope to see you soon!
RECEPTION DESK VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
The Reception Desk coordinators still need volunteers to assist at the front (reception) desk on Tuesdays, 11:30-2:00. Please contact Leslie Gibbs (472-7035), Charlie Hanner (475-0234), Lynda Stone (882-6046), or Loretta Usher (475-3929), to learn more or volunteer.
SEP. 6 GIRL SCOUTS INDUCTION AND BRIDGING CEREMONY
SEP. 8 CHURCH-WIDE BAKE SALE (8-12) DOWNTOWN FARMERS MKT.
SEP. 9 TCS PRINCIPALS, SUPER-INTENDANT, CIS VISIT 11 AM WORSHIP, COMMUNITY LUNCH
SEP. 10 UMW GATHERING (6-8)
SEP. 12 WEDNESDAY NIGHT CHURCH & COMMUNITY SUPPERS KICK-OFF
SEP. 12 HANDBELL CHOIR & CHILDREN’S CHOIR RESUME
SEP. 14 STRANGER TO NEIGHBOR DINNER
Sep. 16 GLOW Kids & MISSION POSSIBLE Kids KICK-OFF
SEP. 17 MORNING & EVENING CIRCLES
SEP. 17 SPANISH CLASSES BEGIN
SEP. 20 RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE
OCT. 6 PUMPKIN DOWNLOAD (8 AM)
OCT. 7 CHILDREN’S SABBATH (Lunch to follow)
OCT. 21 – 23 FINCH PREACHING MISSION
OCT. 28 CHURCH PICNIC (KOONTZ FAMILY FARM)
OCT. 31 TRUNK-R-TREAT
NOV. 22 THANKSGIVING BREAKFAST
DEC 1 JOURNEY SET UP
DEC 7 – 9 JOURNEY TO BETHLEHEM
Sep. 10 Staff Parish Comm. (6:30 PM)
Sep. 11 Nominations Comm. (6:30 PM)
Sep. 18 Council on Ministries (6:30 PM)
Oct. 2 Nominations Comm. (6:30 PM)
Oct. 7 Stewardship Meeting (6:30 PM)
Oct. 9 Administrative Board (6:30 PM)