MEMORIAL UMC’s MISSION…
We are CALLED by Christ to
GROW in faith,
BUILD relationships, and
SERVE all people.
SUNDAY FEBRUARY 17
Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany
8:30 Nursery Care
8:50 Contemporary Service (Jarrett Hall) Children’s Choir Sings
10 Confirmation Classes Begin
10 Children’s Sun. Sch. (Main)
10 Youth Sun. Sch. (CEC)
10 R.L. Pope Class: Randy Hall
10:30 Chancel Choir Rehearsal
11 Worship Service (Sanctuary) Children’s Choir Sings
3-4:30 GLOW Kids
5-7 Mission Possible Kids
5-7 Youth: Program Night (Connor)
7 Youth Choir
MONDAY FEBRUARY 18
4-7:30 Arts Alive Classes
10 Morning Circle
6 Evening Circle (Sunrise Diner)
No Spanish Class – See you March 11.
TUESDAY FEBRUARY 19
7:30 Men’s Prayer Breakfast (Sunrise)
3:30-5:30 Arts Alive Classes
5:30 Yoga (CEC 2nd Floor)
6:30 Contemp. Worship Music Reh.
6:30 What Child/Journey (Heritage Rm.)
WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 20
3:30-6 Arts Alive Classes
5:30 Wed. Supper & Programs
6-7 Program: Walking with Jesus
6 Children’s Choir
6 Youth MS/HS Small Groups
6:10 UMW Wed. Circle (Heritage)
6:15 Handbell Ringers Reh.
6:30 Children’s Bible Study (3rd fl.)
7:15 Chancel Choir Reh. (2nd fl.)
THURSDAY FEBRUARY 21
9:30 Bible Study: Walking With Jesus
10:30 Chicks with Sticks
7-8 Prayer Vigil for General. Conference, Memorial UMC (See announcement.)
FRIDAY FEBRUARY 22
7-8 Prayer Vigil for General. Conference, Fairview UMC (See announcement.)
SATURDAY FEBRUARY 23
7-8 Prayer Vigil for General. Conference, Fair Grove UMC (See announcement.)
SUNDAY FEBRUARY 24
Seventh Sunday after the Epiphany
8:50 Contemporary Service (Jarrett)
10 R.L. Pope Class: Kyles Wallace
10:30 Chancel Choir Reh.
11 Worship Service (Sanctuary)
5-7:30 Youth: Service
7-8 Prayer Vigil for General. Conference, Bethel UMC (See announcement.)
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
WEDNESDAY NIGHT FELLOWSHIP SUPPERS & PROGRAMS
5:30 PM DOORS OPEN
5:45 PM SUPPER BEGINS
6:10 PM PROGRAMS / STUDIES
If you arrive early, please feel free come on in and find a seat and spend some time meeting some new folks or catching up with some old friends! At 5:30 PM we will begin ANNOUNCEMENTS and BLESSING for the food. Food will be served at 5:45 PM in order to accommodate those who want to join us, but need a little extra time to get to church after work. Programs and Studies begin at 6:10 PM. Invite a friend and bring a neighbor!
Please feel free to use these methods as well:
STOP BY: 101 Randolph Street (let our Receptionist know about your reservation)
CALL: (336) 472-7718
$8 for Adults/Youth (12 yrs. & up)
Free for Children (6-11 yrs.) **dining with an adult**
$20 max per family
GOSPEL OF MATTHEW
Ben Devoid & Peggy Finch invite the congregation to a weekly study on the Gospel of Matthew based on the Efird Bible Studies. Study with us through daily readings and weekly group lessons. Sunday preaching also will be based on the Matthew study theme for each week.
Study Sessions are Wednesdays at 6:10 PM, following the Fellowship Dinner.
Study Materials: The Efird Bible Study Series (provided as handouts) and Daily Journal (provided week-to-week in the Sunday bulletin and online).
WEDNESDAY NIGHT OPPORTUNITIES
6:00 PM Children’s Choir (3rd Floor, Main building) For more Info contact Lynda Hepler
6:10 PM UMW Wednesday Night Circle
6:30 PM Children’s Bible Study (3rd Floor, Main Building) (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!
CONFIRMATION CLASS. Our first confirmation class met today. We believe Confirmation will truly be an exciting and fun time to learn and understand more about God and one another, and we hope to include a wide range of activities to make this process a fun and special experience in the life of each Confirmand. If you have any questions please contact Rodney Denton. WHO CAN PARTICIPATE? Anyone who has not yet been confirmed is invited to participate in Confirmation. Most are middle school-aged youth, at a point in their lives when they are able to make personal faith decisions for themselves. The class is not limited to middle school students; if you know a friend who may be interested but is not in middle school, please encourage them to talk to Rodney about joining this class. Likewise, there are middle schoolers who are not quite ready to make this commitment; we recognize the individual freedom of that decision as well. Finally, it does not matter if you have been baptized or not! You will find out why during our classes!
UMW GATHERING MARCH 4TH
R.L. POPE ROOM, CEC
OUR NEXT UMW GATHERING IS MARCH 4! All women of the church are invited to join us, 6-8 PM in the RL Pope Room. We will have a Celebration of the 150th Birthday of the United Methodist Women. Tracy Brinkley will give an update on the warming shelter. Please contact Cheryl Herman or Martha Berrier with questions.
SPANISH CLASS OPEN SEATS
Wish you’d signed up for Spanish Class in the Fall? Now’s your (second) chance! Class is on siesta for a few weeks. When it resumes Mar. 11, there will be a few openings. Email Sandra (firstname.lastname@example.org) to inquire.
EXTEND THE INVITATION!
Share the blessing of Memorial United Methodist in March.
During the month of March, extend the invitation to one of our Sunday morning worship services. There are five Sundays in March — 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31.
“Finally, beloved, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is pleasing, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence and if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.” — Philippians 4:8
Who would benefit from the fellowship we share, and a guiding and hopeful message?
Begin to seek the leading of the Holy Spirit. Take a few moments to jot down the name of a friend, relative, neighbor, or associate. Offer them in prayerful consideration.
Think about it…
Remember there was a day when someone… nurtured you, invited you, welcomed you, and walked beside you.
Was it a friend, a relative, an associate, or a neighbor?
“…Go out into the roads and lanes, and compel people to come in, so that my house may be filled.” — Matthew 14:23
Prayer Vigil for General Conference Meeting on A Way Forward.
A special Prayer Vigil for the called General Conference Meeting on A Way Forward will be held before and during the Special Session in February. The purpose of this vigil is to be in prayer for the General Conference, all of the delegates, for unity of the church, and that we seek to fulfill the mission Christ has given to us. It would not be a time for expressing ideologies but rather a time to come together as the body of Christ praying for God’s will to be done through the work of the Holy Spirit. Everyone is invited and encouraged to attend each night at the host church. The delegates covet our prayers as they go to do this work on our behalf. Please look for signs around church.
Prayer Vigil Schedule:
Thur. Feb 21st – Memorial UMC, 7pm – 8pm
Fri. Feb. 22nd – Fairview UMC, 7pm – 8pm
Sat. Feb. 23rd – Fair Grove UMC, 7pm – 8pm
Sun. Feb. 24th – Bethel UMC, 7pm – 8pm
Mon. Feb. 25th – Pleasant Grove UMC, 7pm – 8pm
FAT TUESDAY PANCAKE DAY!!!
TUESDAY, MARCH 5
BREAKFAST 6:30 – 9 AM
LUNCH 11:15 AM – 2 PM
SUPPER 4:30 – 7:15 PM
CHRISTIAN ENRICHMENT CENTER
Mark your calendar and contact the church office, Eric Kuppel, or David Williams for tickets.
Come on by the church to celebrate Fat Tuesday with Pancakes ALL DAY at the church!
Ash Wednesday is coming and with it, the penitent season known as Lent! Splurge with us before Ash Wednesday gets here!
$5 apiece, all proceeds to local charities.
Empty Bowls 2019 Silent Auction Request For Donations
Items which are considered new will be gladly accepted at this time for the 2019 Empty Bowls Silent Auction on March 15. Suggested items we are looking for include:
- use of a lake or beach home for a few days
- services related to your profession—some suggestions:
- an attorney might offer a free will
- a real estate broker might offer 1/2 off his/her commission rate
- a dentist might offer a free dental cleaning
- a home repair specialist might offer 1/2 off the repair of a garage door
- a musician might offer several free lessons
- gift cards ($40 or more)
- baked items (loaf bread, rolls, cakes, etc.)
- ACC sports memorabilia
- original paintings
Please contact Ginger Cranford (475-1887), Elaine Rabon (442-4790) or Rick Jones (476-8052) for more information. All funds raised will be shared equally by Cooperative Community Ministry and Project Divine Interruption. Thank you for your support!
EARLY SERVICE NAME TAGS
Join the New Fashion Trend and Order Your Name Tag Today!
Print your name on the clipboard located on the round table in the CEC lobby.
Be known and make yourself known, so that we when we greet one another there is not a hesitation, as in “Ah…what is your names again?”
THOMASVILLE COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS
MAGNETS FOR A MATCH – $5 Donation Each
FUNDRAISER FOR TRANSPLANT MEDICAL EXPENSE FUND FOR LOCAL FAMILY
Diane (of Thomasville) and daughter Tonya (of Greensboro) Kuvshinikov are raising money to help with transplant medical expenses for Tonya. Many members of Memorial United Methodist know Diane and may be interested in learning how they can help the family. Please consider making a donation to the fund and/or purchasing a magnet for $5 to raise funds and awareness. For more information, look for the flyers around church, call 336-713-5685, or email email@example.com, and reference Tonya Kuvshinikov with the Living Donor Coordinator. Thank you for your help.
RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE – URGENT NEED FOR BLOOD
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21
Right now, the American Red Cross is facing a blood emergency and has issued an urgent call for eligible individuals of all blood types to #GiveNow and help save patient lives! Blood donations are currently being distributed faster than they are coming in, but patients and their families are still counting on us. Patients can’t afford for there to be a blood emergency – more donations are needed now.
FEB 17 CONFIRMATION CLASSES BEGIN
FEB 17 GLOW & MISSION POSSIBLE KIDS
FEB 18 EVENING CIRCLE (SUNRISE DINER)
FEB 18, 25, MARCH 4 – NO SPANISH CLASS
FEB 19 WHAT CHILD/JOURNEY (6:30)
FEB 21-25 PRAYER VIGIL FOR GENERAL CONFERENCE SPECIAL SESSION ON A WAY FORWARD, 7-8PM NIGHTLY. (SEE ANNOUNCEMENT FOR CHURCH LOCATIONS OF VIGIL FOR EACH NIGHT.)
MAR. 4 UMW GATHERING
MAR 5 FAT TUESDAY PANCAKE DAY!
MAR 6 ASH WEDNESDAY
MAR. 10 LENTEN LUNCH: R.L. POPE
MAR 15 EMPTY BOWLS
MAR. 17 LENTEN LUNCH: MUMC YOUTH FEB 8-10 YOUTH SKI TRIP
MAR. 24 LENTEN LUNCH: NEW BEGINNINGS
MAR. 29-30 YOUTH HS RETREAT
MAR. 31 LENTEN LUNCH: FELLOWSHIP CLASS
APR. 7 LENTEN LUNCH: GIRL SCOUTS
APR 14 PALM SUNDAY
APR. 14 LENTEN LUNCH: UMW
APR 21 EASTER SUNDAY
MAY 1 RISE AGAINST HUNGER MEAL PACKING
MAY 3-5 MIDDLE SCHOOL SPRING RETREAT
MAY 12 CONFIRMATION SUNDAY
MAY 19 HOMECOMING SUNDAY
IF YOU HAVE A CHURCH EVENT THAT YOU WOULD LIKE ADDED TO OUR CALENDAR, PLEASE CONTACT SUSAN FRYE.