MEMORIAL UMC’s MISSION…
We are CALLED by Christ to
GROW in faith,
BUILD relationships, and
SERVE all people.
SUNDAY MARCH 31
Fourth Sunday in Lent
8:30 Nursery Care
8:50 Contemporary Service (Jarrett)
No Confirmation Class Today
10 Children’s Sun. Sch. (Main)
10 Youth Sun. Sch. (CEC)
10 R.L. Pope Class: Stan Styers
10:30 Chancel Choir Reh.
11 Worship Service (Sanctuary)
12:15 Lenten Lunch: Fellowship Class
6-8 Stations of the Cross (6-8pm)
Lenten Spiritual Journey
6-8 AWOL at Stations of the Cross
4:30-7 Middle School Youth: Bowling
4 High School Youth return from retreat.
MONDAY APRIL 1
4-7:30 Arts Alive Classes
6:30 Spanish Class (CEC 100)
TUESDAY APRIL 2
7:30 Men’s Prayer Breakfast (Sunrise)
3:30-5:30 Arts Alive Classes
6:30 Contemp. Worship Music Reh.
WEDNESDAY APRIL 3
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 APRIL 4
9:30 Bible Study: Walking with Jesus
10:30 Chicks with Sticks
FRIDAY APRIL 5
SATURDAY APRIL 6
SUNDAY APRIL 7
Fifth Sunday in Lent
8:50 Contemporary Service (Jarrett)
9:30 – 10:15 Holy Communion (Chapel)
10 Confirmation Class
10 R.L. Pope Class: Jim McGhee
10:30 Chancel Choir Reh.
11 Worship Service (Sanctuary)
12:15 Lenten Lunch: Girl Scouts
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:
The United Methodist Church
All Military Personnel
Our UM Missionaries
All those affected by Cyclone Idai, including United Methodist schools, churches, hospitals and homes, and UMCOR as they respond
All those affected by flooding in the central US, and the United Methodist response
* Cards and letters to Dave Ogren should be sent to Krissie Ogren Furr, 2126 Tommy Lane, Matthews, NC 28105.
SATURDAY, MARCH 30
11 AM – 2 PM
CITY LAKE PARK, JAMESTOWN, NC
EVERYONE IS INVITED to a Family Social at City Lake Park in Jamestown on Saturday March 30th, from 11am to 2pm. Join us at Shelter #4. Hotdogs, burgers, and trimmings will be served. Please
RSVP to Lynda Hepler by Wednesday March 27th at email@example.com or 472-9711.
STATIONS OF THE CROSS – LENTEN SPIRITUAL JOURNEY FOR ALL AGES
SUNDAY, MARCH 31
6 – 8 PM
The Stations of the Cross is a 14-step devotion that commemorates Jesus’ last day on earth as a man. The stations are commonly used as a mini pilgrimage, as the individual moves from station to station. This event is for all ages—children, youth, and adults. The congregation is invited to join in this special evening set aside during Lent. Contact Lynda Hepler for more information, and be sure to mark your calendar.
EASTER EGG HUNT
SATURDAY, APRIL 20
10:30 AM – 12 PM
Our annual church and community Easter Egg Hunt and programs will take place Saturday April 20 from 10:30 to Noon. Join us for fun, food, games, music, story and craft activities followed by an Egg Hunt in the front Church Yard (weather permitting). Event to be held in Jarrett Hall and Church Grounds. Bring a friend!
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for the Annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 20th from 10am -12 noon.
Event begins at 10:30am. Contact Lynda Hepler or go to https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0545A8AF28A02-easter2 to sign up to help.
We will explore the story of Ruth and Naomi, and have uplifting worship and activities to grow together. Find Shelter and Comfort in God. See Lynda Hepler for details or to sign up.
MAR. 29-31 YOUTH HS RETREAT
MAR 30 FAMILY SOCIAL & COOKOUT
MAR. 31 LENTEN LUNCH: FELLOWSHIP CLASS
APR. 7 LENTEN LUNCH: GIRL SCOUTS
APR 14 PALM SUNDAY
APR. 14 LENTEN LUNCH: UMW
APR 18 MAUNDY THURSDAY SERVICE
APR 19 CROSSWALK (11 AM)
APR 19 TENEBRAE SERVICE
APR 20 EASTER EGG HUNT (10:30 AM)
APR 21 EASTER SUNDAY
MAY 1 RISE AGAINST HUNGER MEAL PACKING
MAY 3-5 WOMEN’S RETREAT
MAY 3-5 MIDDLE SCHOOL SPRING RETREAT
MAY 9 CAMP ASP
MAY 10 ASP CAR WASH
MAY 12 CONFIRMATION SUNDAY
MAY 15 CHILDREN’S PRODUCTION
MAY 19 HOMECOMING SUNDAY
MAY 22 ART ACADEMY RECITAL
JUNE 2 YOUTH SUNDAY|
JUNE 30 – JULY 6 ASP
AUG 24 BARGAIN TREASURES
IF YOU HAVE A CHURCH EVENT THAT YOU WOULD LIKE ADDED TO OUR CALENDAR, PLEASE CONTACT SUSAN FRYE.
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 to make a reservation:
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!
FOOD DRIVE FOR CCM: FROM THE BIG CHAIR TO THE BIG ROCK CHURCH BY EASTER SUNDAY, APRIL 21.
We’re rolling out the barrel for Cooperative Community Ministry. The barrel’s location will mark our progress toward our goal of 6400 15-oz. cans collected by Easter Sunday. Lined side by side, 6400 cans would stretch from Chair to Church. Start stocking the shelves in the CEC. And tell friends there will be a drop-off bin in the church parking lot Mondays -Thursdays duringLent. Join the effort and feed the hungry!
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, and reference Tonya Kuvshinikov with the Living Donor Coordinator. Thank you for your help.
BUTTERFLIES ARE BACK!!!!
An Easter Gift Your Child (& You!) Will Never Forget
You and your child can watch your very own caterpillar change into a colorful, lively butterfly!! What could be a better way to experience the expectation and understanding of Easter?
Each “Painted Lady” Caterpillar comes with a life-long supply of nutrient and is self-sufficient until the chrysalis stage. Then you simply transfer it to a mesh butterfly habitat. Once caterpillars become butterflies, they should be released within a few days. (Life expectancy from that point is 2-3 weeks.) You will receive a kit with complete instructions. It’s easy!
We will release the butterflies on Easter Sunday, April 21 (weather permitting)!!!
Butterfly Timeline: (This is WAY FUN!!!)
By March 31: Order your butterflies (and houses, if needed) Return order form and payment to the church secretary. Orders will be filled on a first come, first served basis.
Sun. April 7: Come to the Butterfly Table in the CEC after either worship service.
Pick up your pre-ordered caterpillars, OR (supplies permitting) Purchase & pick up caterpillars if you didn’t pre-order.
April 7-21: Watch your caterpillar grow and transform. (All instructions are
provided and it’s easy.)
Easter Sunday, April 21: Bring your butterflies to church for an Easter Butterfly
PINE NEEDLES ARE COMING…
Week of April 1! Because of the prolific rains, the pine needle sale cannot start before the week of April 1. We apologize for this late date, but it should be okay!
Thank you. — Tom Holladay, Pine Needle Chair
UMW SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
ATTENTION HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS…
Applications for Memorial United Methodist Women’s Scholarship are available in the church office. Seniors are encouraged to pick up an application and return the completed form to the church office no later than Thurs. April 18th.
EASTER LILY ORDER FORM
Easter lilies can be ordered now through Friday April 15th with the church office using THIS FORM.
The cost is $12 per lily. All requests must be in writing, and checks are to be made payable to Memorial UMC, with “Easter Lily” as the memo. Lilies may be picked up following worship service on Easter Sunday.