MEMORIAL UMC’s MISSION…
We are CALLED by Christ to
GROW in faith,
BUILD relationships, and
SERVE all people.
SUNDAY OCTOBER 6
Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost
World Communion Sunday
8:30 Nursery Care
8:50 Contemporary Worship (Jarrett)
10 Children’s Sun. Sch. (Main)
10 Youth Sun. Sch. (CEC)
10 R.L. Pope Class: Jim McGhee
10:30 Chancel Choir Reh.
11 Worship Service (Sanctuary)
5-7 Youth Program Night (Austyn Leonard)
7 Youth Choir
MONDAY OCTOBER 7
3:30-8 Arts Alive Lessons & Classes
TUESDAY OCTOBER 8
7:30 Men’s Prayer Breakfast (Sunrise)
4-6 Arts Alive Lessons & Classes
6:30 Contemp. Worship Music Reh.
6:30 Admin. Council Mtg. (CEC Rm 100)
WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 9
5:30 Fellowship Supper
6:00 Children’s Music & Bible Study “Passport to Peru”
6:00 Middle School & High School Youth Small Groups
6:10 Wednesday Night Program: Update on Finch Preaching Mission, led by Rev. Danny Leonard
6:15 Bible Study: Revolutionary Kingdom
6:15 Handbell Ringers Rehearsal
7:15 Chancel Choir Rehearsal
THURSDAY OCTOBER 10
9:30 Bible Study (Parlor)
10:30 Chicks with Sticks
FRIDAY OCTOBER 11
SATURDAY OCTOBER 12
6:30–8 PM Movie in the Pumpkin Patch: “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!”
SUNDAY OCTOBER 13
Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Finch Preaching Mission
No 8:50 AM Worship Today
10 R.L. Pope Class: Rev. Mike Slaughter
10:30 Chancel Choir Reh.
11 First Worship Service of Finch Preaching Mission (Sanctuary)
12 Finch Preaching Mission Luncheon
2-6 Youth Fun Day: Davidson Co. Fair
No Youth Choir
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
We extend our prayers and sympathy to Wayne Herrick and family on the death of Wayne’s father on October 2, 2019.
We extend our prayers and sympathy to Beth Schartiger and family on the death of Rick Schartiger on Wednesday night.
ANNUAL OBSERVANCE OF THE CHILDREN’S SABBATH
SUNDAY OCT. 6
8:50 AM AND 11:00 AM WORSHIP SERVICES
12 NOON – LUNCHEON – ALL are invited.
Our annual observance of the Children’s Sabbath, sponsored by the UMW, will be Sunday October 6th. This year’s theme is “The Theology of Childhood.” The children will be helping to lead both services. Everyone is invited to stay for lunch in the Fellowship Hall after the 11 AM worship service. No RSVP is required. Donations for lunch will go to local organizations benefiting women, children, and youth.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT FELLOWSHIP
October 9th Program: Update on Finch Preaching Mission, led by Rev. Danny Leonard
Please RSVP for supper by Noon on MONDAY.
5:30 PM Fellowship Supper
6:00 PM Programs for Children & Youth
6:10/6:15 PM Programs for Adults
Fall 2019 – Wednesday Night Dates & Programs
10/16 No meal or program
10/23 Danny Leonard
10/30 Trunk or Treat
11/6 Danny Leonard
11/13 Danny Leonard
11/20 Danny Leonard
11/27 No meal or program
12/4 Star of Bethlehem
5:30 PM Fellowship Supper
CHOOSE ONE-WEEK or STANDING reservation, and
EMAIL firstname.lastname@example.org, or
CALL 336-472-7718, or
DROP a blue reservation card in the offering plate on Sunday, or…
SCAN the Code on the blue card (bit.ly/2G3OnDg) to RSVP online.
Fellowship begins at 5:30. Come in, find a seat, and meet new friends or catch up with some old ones! After announcements and a blessing, food is served at 5:45. Cost is $8 per Adult/Youth (13+). $20 family cap. FREE for Children 12 & under, dining with an adult. No one is turned away.
6:00 PM Programs for Children & Youth
Children’s Music/Bible Study “Passport to Peru!”
(6:00-7:15 PM, Main Bldg., 3rd Fl.) Presenting a geographical mission study called Passport to Peru! Kids join us to experience life as a Peruvian with food, games, music and other experiences! Contact Lynda Hepler for more information.
Youth Small Groups for Middle Schoolers & High Schoolers
(6:00-7:00 PM, CEC, 2nd Fl.) Designed to be different from our Sunday Night Programs, Small Groups meet simply to share about how your week is going and to have a few people pray for you and your life. You will, in turn, get to pray for others and hear about their week. You can become a part of one at any time. Hope to see you there! Contact Rodney Denton for more information.
6:10/6:15 PM Programs for Children & Youth
Wednesday Night Program (6:10–7:00 PM, CEC Fellowship Hall) Our programs on Sept. 4 & 11 will be led by Senior Minister Danny Leonard.
Bible Study: Revolutionary Kingdom (6:15-7:15 PM, CEC, 2nd Fl., Rm. 201) Six-week study led by Associate Minister Peggy Finch. Author Mike Slaughter is this year’s Finch Preaching Mission preacher. (A 2nd section is held Thursdays at 9:30 am in the Parlor.
Handbell Ringers (6:15-7:15 PM, Main Bldg., 2nd Fl., Handbell Rm.) Contact Norris Norwood for more information.
Chancel Choir (7:15-8:30 PM, Main Bldg., 2nd Fl., Choir Rm.) Contact Danny Frye for more information.
MOVIE NIGHT IN THE PUMPKIN PATCH
SAT. OCTOBER 12
6:30 – 8:00 PM
We’ll have a showing of “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” in the Pumpkin Patch, Sat. Oct. 12, 6:30 – 8pm. Put on your pumpkin jammies and come watch with us!
MIKE SLAUGHTER, GUEST PREACHER
SUN. 10 AM R.L. POPE CLASS – All are invited.
SUN. 11 AM WHOLE CHURCH WORSHIP SERVICE
12 PM CHURCH LUNCHEON (RSVP)
SUN. 6:45 PM HYMN SING
7 PM WORSHIP SERVICE
MON. 6:45 PM HYMN SING
7 PM WORSHIP SERVICE
8 PM RECEPTION & BOOK SIGNING
TUES. 6:45 PM HYMN SING
7 PM WORSHIP SERVICE
8 PM BOOK SIGNING
This is an extraordinary accomplishment for our church and the community, all due to the generosity of Doak and Agnes Finch. Mark your calendars now and commit yourself to attend these services.
RSVP for LUNCHEON BY OCT. 7. Remember to make your reservation for the church luncheon by email (email@example.com), phone (336-472-7718), or by filling out an RSVP form and placing it in the offering plate.
Our Finch Preaching Mission preacher is Mike Slaughter, pastor emeritus and global church ambassador for Ginghamsburg Church, and author of Made for a Miracle and Revolutionary Kingdom.
Mike’s life-long passion to reach the lost and set the oppressed free has now made him a tireless and leading advocate for the children, women, and men of Darfur, Sudan, once named by the U.N. as the worst humanitarian crisis in the world. Mike’s call to afflict the comfortable and comfort the afflicted challenges Jesus followers to wrestle with God and their God-destinies.
HARVEST HOPE 5K
SATURDAY OCT. 19
Help us to “Harvest Hope” for our neighbors in the greater Thomasville area and across the world who know the reality of food insecurity and malnutrition by supporting or participating in our Harvest Hope 5K event on Saturday October 19 from 9 to 11 am. Proceeds from the event will benefit Rise Against Hunger (formerly Stop Hunger Now) and Empty Bowls. Since it’s October, it wouldn’t be complete without pumpkins, treats, photo-ops, live music, and lots of laughter! We encourage kids of all ages to wear Halloween/Fall Festival costumes. For more information and to register to participate or just be Proud in the Crowd, visit https://runsignup.com/Race/NC/Thomasville/HarvestHope5k. Keep an eye on the MUMC Facebook page for updates!
SUNDAY OCT. 27
3 PM UNTIL THE FOOD RUNS OUT — PROBABLY AROUND 7 PM!!
KOONTZ FAMILY FARM
Our annual fall church picnic is scheduled for Sunday October 27. We are grateful to Sonny and Charlesanna Koontz who have invited us back to their farm for this annual tradition. We’ll be serving burgers and hot dogs, hayrides, football, soccer, games, crafts, GIANT inflatable slide, bounce house (for the kids), and lots of great FELLOWSHIP! Don’t miss it! Directions will be provided closer to the date and in the weekly eNews.
WHAT TO BRING:
a dessert to share
a lawn chair
(Everything else will be provided!)
Directions to the Koontz Farm (from Memorial UMC):
Take a LEFT (headed south) onto Randolph Street (Hwy 109)
Go .7 miles take a RIGHT (at the 1st stoplight) onto West Holly Hill Road
Go .8 miles take a LEFT (at the 1st stoplight) onto Fisher Ferry Street
Go 1.7 miles take a RIGHT (at the 1st stop sign) onto East Holly Grove Road
Go 3.9 miles take a LEFT onto Embler Road
Go .6 miles take a LEFT into a gravel driveway and park in the field immediately to the LEFT. (follow the signs)
There will be a hay wagon coming around to take you to the picnic!
For more information, please contact Rodney Denton (336-472-7718).
GIFTS GALORE – ARTS, CRAFTS, & MORE!
SAT. NOV. 2
8 AM – 2PM
MEMORIAL’S CHRISTIAN ENRICHMENT CENTER (CEC)
It’s that time of the year! Let’s celebrate the great artisans and crafters at Gifts Galore by coming to support them and our church on November 2 from 8am-2pm in the CEC! Along with over 50 vendors, the UMW will offer jewelry, and Altar and Arts will provide Bags-R-Us. There will be sausage biscuits, hot dogs, a bake sale, a One-of-a-Kind room, Chad’s Carolina Popcorn, and treasured cookbooks. Funds from this day go to Memorial’s programs and missions. Please come shop for your friends, loved ones, and yourself as you help our church!!
Thank you, Your Special Projects Committee
Our Stewardship theme for 2020 is “Plant Generously.”
THROUGH CHRISTMAS 2019
Oct. 13-15 Finch Preaching Mission
Oct. 19 Harvest Hope 5K
Oct. 20 GLOW & Mission Possible Kids
Oct. 21 UMW Morning & Evening Circle
Oct. 23 Wednesday Night Fellowship
Oct. 27 Church Picnic, 3-7 PM @ Koontz Family Farm
Oct. 28 Charge Conference (Bethel UMC, 7 PM)
Oct. 30 Wednesday Night Fellowship
Oct. 30 Trunk or Treat
Nov. 2 Gifts Galore – Arts, Crafts, & More
Nov. 3 Commitment Sunday
Nov. 6 Wednesday Night Fellowship
Nov. 13 Wednesday Night Fellowship
Nov. 20 Wednesday Night Fellowship
Nov. 28 Thanksgiving Breakfast
Dec. 1 Chrismon Service (5 PM)
Dec. 1 Christmas Party & Hot Dog Supper (6 PM)
Dec. 2 UMW Christmas Gathering
Dec. 4 Wednesday Night Fellowship
Dec. 8 Christmas Cantata (11 AM)
Dec. 8 Setup for Star of Bethlehem
Dec. 14-15 Star of Bethlehem (6-9 PM Sat., 5-8 PM Sun.)
Dec. 15 Christmas Special Music (8:50 AM)
Dec. 22 Love Feast Advent Service (7 PM)
Dec. 24 Christmas Eve Communion Service (5:30 PM)
IF YOU HAVE A CHURCH EVENT THAT YOU WOULD LIKE ADDED TO OUR CALENDAR, PLEASE CONTACT SUSAN FRYE.
PUMPKIN PATCH HELPERS NEEDED!
NOW UNTIL OCTOBER 30
LOTS OF SHIFTS!
Our Volunteer Signup is now LIVE and we are accepting volunteers to work in the pumpkin patch!
Sign up with Eric Kuppel or at the Pumpkin Patch Signup Genius.
Questions? Ask Eric at 336-590-1650.
BAKED GOOD FOR GIFTS GALORE
It’s time to show our community what great cooks we are! The Bake Sale at Gifts Galore is less than a month away. On Fri., Nov. 1, please bring your items to the CEC kitchen any time between noon and 7pm. If you are unable to bring them during this time, please deliver them to the FORMER Girl Scout Room (103) as early as is convenient on Saturday. Your donations are greatly appreciated!!
The Altar and Arts Committee will gladly accept donations of gently used pocketbooks and handbags for their fundraiser at Gifts Galore. Please place donations in the blue tub in the main building across from the Brown Finch Room.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED WITH CHILDREN’S MINISTRY
LOOKING FOR PEOPLE WHO LOVE KIDS AND LOVE JESUS!
As mandated by our Safe Sanctuaries Policies, we must always have two non-related adults during all children and youth programming. Volunteers are needed to assist and occasionally lead various programs for our children. Without your help we will not be able to offer these programs for the children in our church community. Dates and times are below and at the links provided. You may select the dates that work for you—a weekly commitment is not required. Please pray for guidance and sign up to volunteer. Thank you!
CHILDREN’S CHURCH SIGNUP
Dates & Times: Slots available every Sunday during Worship, 8:50 am -10:00 am or 11:00 am – 12:00 noon.
Scan the code or use this link: bit.ly/MUMCChildrensChurch
GLOW KIDS SIGNUP
Dates & Times: Slots available on the 3rd Sunday* of each month, 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm (Sept. 15, Oct. 20, Nov. 17, Dec. 15, Jan. 12, Feb. 16, Mar. 15, Apr. 19, and May 17)
Scan the code or use this link: bit.ly/MUMCGLOWKids
MISSION POSSIBLE KIDS SIGNUP
Dates & Times: Slots available on the 3rd Sunday* of each month, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm (Sept. 15, Oct. 20, Nov. 17, Dec. 15, Jan. 12, Feb. 16, Mar. 15, Apr. 19, and May 17)
Scan the code or use this link: bit.ly/MUMCMPKids
MEMORIAL UMC ORNAMENTS FOR SALE
WHILE THE SUPPLY LASTS
CONTACT SUSAN AT 336-472-7718 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Just the perfect gift for the desk or Christmas Tree! Contact Susan at the Church Office if you would like to purchase one for yourself or as a gift. Cash or check (note “Ornament” on memo line). All proceeds from the sale of ornaments go to the church’s budget.