MEMORIAL UMC’s MISSION…
We are CALLED by Christ to
GROW in faith,
BUILD relationships, and
SERVE all people.
CHURCH ACTIVITIES SUSPENDED THROUGH APRIL 15
In response to the Coronavirus, and for the safety of our members, families, and friends, Memorial will continue the suspension of all church activities and events until April 15. At that time, Memorial leaders will assess the conditions and make plans for moving forward.
Because staying connected is of vital importance, we are offering a variety of options by which you can connect.
- 10@10 Daily Devotions are offered each weekday at 10 a.m. via Facebook Live. You can also access the devotions after the fact by visiting the Memorial UMC Thomasville Facebook page OR on our website by CLICKING HERE.
- We bring worship to you each Sunday morning at 10 a.m. The service is broadcast live via Facebook Live as well as on the radio at WGOS 1070. We also are airing recordings of past worship services on WGOS at 11 a.m.
- Visit our church website, mumctville.org, for the latest information and links to other opportunities for children and youth.
The clergy and staff are available to serve you. You may contact members of the staff directly or by calling the church office at 336-472-7718 and following the instructions on the recording. Here is a list of 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 30 – FRIDAY APRIL 3
10:00 a.m. 10 @ 10 Weekday Devotions Online via Facebook
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
Andrea Cain and Family
All those affected by Coronavirus
Dr. and Mrs. Randall Thomas
Dr. and Mrs. Ronnie Melton
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 WEEKDAY DEVOTIONS CONTINUE
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.
EASTER LILY REFUNDS
Since we will not be together on Easter, we will not be placing an order for Easter Lilies after all. For those who have already submitted Easter Lily orders, refunds will be issued. We ask for your patience until these are able to be processed, but refunds will be issued. If you would like to convert your lily purchase to a donation, please let us know in writing by emailing Peggy May at email@example.com.
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!