MEMORIAL UMC’s MISSION…

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

THIS WEEK 

SUNDAY OCTOBER 20
Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost
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:  Chad Carrick
10:30 Chancel Choir Reh.
11      Worship Service (Sanctuary)
3 – 4:30  GLOW Kids
5-7     Mission Possible Kids
5-7     Youth Program: Dakota Wooten
7        Youth Choir
 
MONDAY OCTOBER 21
10        UMW Morning Circle
3:30-8  Arts Alive Lessons & Classes
6          UMW Evening Circle (Sunrise)

TUESDAY OCTOBER 22
7:30   Men’s Prayer Breakfast (Sunrise)
4-6    Arts Alive Lessons & Classes

WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 23
5:30  Fellowship Supper
6:00  Children’s Music & Bible Study “Passport to Peru”
6:00  MS & HS Youth Small Groups
6:10  Wednesday Night Program: Danny Leonard
6:15  Handbell Ringers Rehearsal
7:15  Chancel Choir Rehearsal
 
THURSDAY OCTOBER 24
10:30 Chicks with Sticks

FRIDAY OCTOBER 25
 
SATURDAY OCTOBER 26
 
SUNDAY OCTOBER 27
Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost
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:  Richard Herman
10:30 Chancel Choir Reh.
11      Worship Service (Sanctuary)
3-7     Church Picnic, Koontz Farm
3-7     Youth: Church Picnic
No Youth Choir

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 the coming week, please pray for:

The United Methodist Church
All Military Personnel
Our UM Missionaries
Tracy Brinkley
Chris Eddinger
Harold Vannoy
Tim Priska
Dean Austin
Bob Rorie
Liz Raymond
Jim Graham
Margie Collins
Joe Bales
Jeanie Bales
Danielle Bradley
Tyler Oldaker
Beth Schartiger and Family
Wayne Herrick and Family
Belinda Johnson
The Crews Family
Gayle Murdock

We extend our prayers and sympathy to Brian Russell and family on the death of Brian’s sister, Eileen Becker of Charlotte, on Sunday October 13, 2019.

UPCOMING EVENTS

HARVEST HOPE 5K

SATURDAY OCT. 19
9-11 AM

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!

GLOW KIDS AND MISSION POSSIBLE KIDS MEET SUNDAY 

SUNDAY 
OCTOBER 20
3:00-4:30 PM   GLOW KIDS (PRE-K THROUGH KINDERGARTEN)
5:00-7:00 PM   MISSION POSSIBLE KIDS (1ST – 5TH GRADE)  

GLOW Kids (Pre-K through Kindergarten) and MISSION POSSIBLE Kids (1ST – 5TH Grades) MEET TODAY!  GLOW meets 3-4:30 and Mission Possible is 5-7 pm. Meetings are on the 3rd Sunday* of each month, at the times above. Upcoming dates: Nov. 17, Dec. 15, Jan. 12, Feb. 16, Mar. 15, Apr. 19, and May 17.  (* Note that in January we meet on the 2nd Sunday of the month.)

WEDNESDAY NIGHT FELLOWSHIP

There will be no Wednesday night supper or activities this Wednesday, October 16th. Join us again on October 23rd when Danny Leonard will lead our program. 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
10/23  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  sfrye@mumctville.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.

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.

CHURCH PICNIC!

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
a friend
(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).

TRUNK OR TREAT!

WED. OCT. 30
5:30 PM – VEHICLE SETUP BEGINS 
6:15 PM – TREATING BEGINS!

TRUNK OR TREAT is Wednesday, October 30th. Join us in the upper parking lot for fun! Setup time begins at 5:30. Treating begins at 6:15. Please sign up to let us know here https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0545A8AF28A02-trunk2 if you’ll be bringing your trunk! Questions? Contact Lynda Hepler. 

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

“PLANT GENEROUSLY” (2 Cor. 9:6-7)  

Our Stewardship theme for 2020 is “Plant Generously.”  Make plans to join us for worship on Sunday November 3 as we make our financial commitments for 2020.  We hope everyone will join in the Celebration Lunch that will follow 11 am worship.  You may pick up your Commitment Card and make lunch reservations beginning Sunday October 20 before and after worship at the Stewardship table, or with the church office beginning this week.

6 The point is this: the one who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and the one who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each of you must give as you have made up your mind, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.

CHARGE CONFERENCE

THE ANNUAL CHARGE CONFERENCE will be held on October 28 at 7:00 PM at Bethel United Methodist Church, Thomasville.

UPCOMING EVENTS
THROUGH CHRISTMAS 2019

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. 3  Holy Communion in Chapel, 9:30-10:15 am
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.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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!!

POCKETBOOKS NEEDED

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  SIGNUP2019 MP Kids Sign Up
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

STAR OF BETHLEHEM

DEC. 14, 6-9 PM
DEC. 15, 5-8 PM

Star of Bethlehem … a new name and new times this year. All the beautiful settings and costumes, the camels and all the animals, the marketplace, and more are ready to go. This is an awesome event that will take place Saturday December 14,  6:00-9:00 pm, and Sunday December 15, 5:00-8:00 pm. Now we need people to fill the settings and marketplace. Leslie Gibbs and Tim Lamb will be calling on folks to be a part of the cast to make this production a success. If you have done this before, you know how rewarding it is for everyone. Contact Leslie (336-880-1600, gibbsleslie12@ gmail.com) or Tim (336-880-5048, tlamb5@triad.com) to be part of Star of Bethlehem.

MEMORIAL UMC ORNAMENTS FOR SALE

$10 EACH
WHILE THE SUPPLY LASTS
CONTACT SUSAN AT 336-472-7718 or sfrye@mumctville.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.

VOLUNTEER NEEDED 

THIRD WEDNESDAY
9:00-11:30 AM

We have a receptionist opening for the 9-11:30 AM on the 3rd Wednesday of each month. To sign up please call Loretta Usher at 336.475.3929.

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