MEMORIAL UMC’s MISSION…
We are CALLED by Christ to
GROW in faith,
BUILD relationships, and
SERVE all people.
STAYING IN TOUCH WHILE THE CHURCH BUILDINGS ARE CLOSED
Although the church office and buildings are closed temporarily, we remain connected and will be staying in touch with you via these eNews messages, the Memorial Facebook page, and the Memorial website (mumctville.org). Please do not hesitate to reach out to the ministers or church staff by phone or email if you have needs or questions during these challenging days.
Thank you for checking in with your friends at Memorial. Please tell those who do not use electronic media that we will use USPS to mail weekly updates just to them, beginning this week.
To reach staff working remotely you may call the church at 336-472-7718 and enter the extension of the person you wish to speak to, or send an email message. Let us know how we can help. Here are staff phone extensions and email addresses for reference:
Danny Leonard, Senior Minister – Ext. 16; firstname.lastname@example.org
Peggy Finch, Associate Minister – Ext. 15; email@example.com
Rodney Denton, Minister of Youth and Young Adults – Ext. 18; firstname.lastname@example.org
Lynda Hepler, Minister of Children and Families – Ext. 11; email@example.com
Brian Russell, Director of Contemporary Worship – Ext. 20; firstname.lastname@example.org
Danny Frye, Director of Music – Ext. 12; email@example.com
Susan Frye, Secretary – Ext. 14; firstname.lastname@example.org
Peggy May, Financial Secretary/Treasurer – Ext. 13; email@example.com
Jarry Oldaker, Superintendent of Buildings and Grounds – Ext. 17; firstname.lastname@example.org
MONDAY MARCH 23 – FRIDAY MARCH 27
10:00 a.m. 10 @ 10 Weekday Devotions Online via Facebook
SATURDAY MARCH 28
NO PINE NEEDLE SALES – We are sold out.
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 MissionariesTracy Brinkley
Andrea Cain and Family
All those affected by Coronavirus
We extend our prayers and sympathy to the family of Charles and Sharon Hepler on the death of Charles’s mother, Barbara Hepler, on March 19, 2020.
SUNDAY WORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
SUNDAYS AT 11 AM
HEAR RECORDINGS OF PAST 11 AM WORSHIP SERVICES ON WGOS AM 1070
We will continue offering 10 a.m. live worship service via Facebook and WGOS through March at least. At 11 a.m. on Sundays, we are airing recordings of past Memorial 11 a.m. worship services over WGOS. (Please keep this in mind when you hear the announcements read during these services! The messages are timeless, but the events are not.)
10 @ 10 NEW WEEKDAY DEVOTIONS CONTINUE
WEEKDAYS AT 10 AM
LIVE VIA MUMC’s FACEBOOK PAGE
During these days of physical distance, your ministerial staff are eager to offer daily messages of hope, and opportunities for connection and reflection. Tune in to 10 @ 10 on our Facebook page weekdays at 10 a.m., for 10 minutes of good news shared by Memorial’s ministers. Don’t have Facebook? Missed a 10 @ 10 one day? Not to worry. You can view past videos and read the printed versions of the devotions HERE.
LENTEN DONATIONS FOR CCM
NOW THROUGH PALM SUNDAY, APRIL 5
Our canned food drive is shifting to focus on monetary donations.
Check out our Facebook page for weekly updates on where to find the can in town!
At this point in our Lenten Canned Food Drive, we’d like to shift the focus to financial donations, as that is CCM’s greatest need at this time. We hope to make donating easier with the inclusion of a CCM option on MUMC’s online payment website. Here’s how to donate to the Lenten Food Drive for CCM:
1. CLICK HERE to access the Financial Giving online form at our website, www.mumctville.org.
2. Fill in the amount you want to contribute.
3. At the end of the Fund/Budget Fund line, click the DOWN ARROW/TRIANGLE ICON and select Cooperative Community Ministries. (Do NOT select the + ANOTHER FUND button.)
5. Select GIVE ONCE or GIVE MULTIPLE TIMES, depending on your preference.
6. Select GIFT DATE to select a specific day or use the default of Today.
7. Enter your email address and click CONTINUE.
8. A new page will open where you enter your financial information. Click GIVE and you’re all set.
The site is safe and secure. Additionally, you can use this same website to do your tithing and church offerings.
We hope this helps to make donating to CCM easier and safer for you. Let us know if you have any questions.
SCHOLARSHIPS FOR HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS
Due to Susan Frye by April 23
R.L. POPE BIBLE CLASS SCHOLARSHIP
Due to High School Guidance Counselor by May 4
Attention MUMC High School Seniors! There are two college scholarship opportunities for which you may be eligible: the United Methodist Women (UMW) Scholarship (application available HERE), and the R.L. Pope Bible Class Scholarship (guidelines available HERE, applications managed through the high school guidance department).
UMW Scholarship Eligibility: The applicant must be a member of Memorial United Methodist Church and/or an active member of Memorial United Methodist Youth Fellowship and a graduating high school senior. Selections will be based on youth who have demonstrated sound moral character and who have a strong academic standing. Deadline for emailing application to Susan Frye is April 23.
R.L. Pope Scholarship Eligibility: Application for this scholarship is open to seniors at Thomasville, East Davidson, Ledford, and Wheatmore High Schools. This will be the 27th consecutive annual award, which will benefit one deserving senior upon first-year entry to college. Applicants should contact the guidance office at their high school to coordinate getting the application and submitting it. Deadline for submitting application to high school guidance office is May 4.
50 YEARS OF YOUTH!
SATURDAY JUNE 6
Calling all former and present ministers, counselors, and youth of Memorial UMC. You’re invited to a reunion celebrating 50 years of Youth Programs at MUMC. Bring a snack and meet us in the Fellowship Hall!! Contact Brant Conner with questions at 336-906-0727. Help us spread the word!
SOLD OUT – PINE NEEDLES
We are grateful to our pine needle sales people and delivery crew. We have sold out of our NC longleaf needles for this season. Thank you for supporting this church fundraiser.
EMPTY BOWLS UPDATE ON CANCELLATION
TO OUR EMPTY BOWLS TICKET HOLDERS & SUPPORTERS:
After much consideration, our committee has decided to cancel the Empty Bowls 2020 fundraiser. There will be no rescheduled date this year. ALL TICKETS FOR 2020 WILL BE HONORED NEXT YEAR FOR EMPTY BOWLS 2021. Please hold onto your tickets and we will do a ticket exchange in February.
If you purchased tickets and no one has reached out to you directly, please call or text Sandy McGhee at (336) 870-4015 to let us know how many tickets you purchased. We will be making a master list of ticket holders in case any tickets are lost before next February. We want to make sure EVERYONE who planned to attend Empty Bowls this year will have a new ticket for 2021.
As we navigate these uncertain times, Empty Bowls at Memorial UMC continues to be committed to helping Cooperative Community Ministry and Project Divine Interruption secure funds. Their needs will be great. Please watch for details for some alternative fundraisers planned for later this year.
Thank you for your support and understanding.
The Empty Bowls Committee