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MEMORIAL UMC eNEWS – 02-28-21 | Memorial UMC, Thomasville, NC

 

MEMORIAL UMC’s MISSION…

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

CALENDAR

SUNDAY  FEBRUARY 28, 2021
SECOND Sunday of LENT
10:00 AM    R.L. Pope Class : KYLES WALLACE
11: 00 AM   Live Worship In-Person & Online
11:00 AM    Children’s Church (Contact Lynda Hepler)
2:00 PM  Youth (Contact Rodney Denton)

MONDAY  MARCH 1
10:0 AM    10@10 Devotion on Facebook

TUESDAY  MARCH 2
9:00 AM      Men’s Fellowship Group (Contact Tim Lyons)
9:00 AM      Sewing Ministry (Contact Katie Conant)
10:00 AM     10@10 Devotion on Facebook
5:15 PM       Yoga (Contact Brenda Lyons)

WEDNESDAY  MARCH 3
The “Weekly Updateon Facebook
6:00 PM     Youth Small Groups Online (contact Rodney Denton)
6:30 PM     LENTEN BIBLE STUDY – (Contact Tim Lyons)

THURSDAY  MARCH 4
10:00 AM    10@10 Devotion on Facebook

FRIDAY  MARCH 5
10:00 AM    10@10 Devotion on Facebook
10:00 AM     Lenten Food Drive: Canned Potatoes (Contact Scott Holmes or Mallory Smith)

SATURDAY  MARCH 6

SUNDAY  MARCH 7
THIRD Sunday of LENT
10:00 AM    R.L. Pope Class 
11:00 AM    Live Worship In-Person & Online
2:00 PM     Youth (Contact Rodney Denton)

 

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…

  • Milton Riley
  • Harold and Carol Vannoy
  • Kathy Smith McKinley
  • Zeb Hanner, Sr.
  • Ronnie Dancy
  • Britt Martin Williams
  • Jessie Collett
  • Margie Collins
  • Carol Kaiser
  • Dean Sharpe-Austin
  • Andrea Cain and family
  • Tim Priska
  • Chris Eddinger
  • Dr. Bea & family
  • Charlotte Rorie

 

  • Our first responders, medical community, and essential workers
  • All those affected by COVID-19
  • All military personnel
  • Our United Methodist missionaries
  • The United Methodist Church

WORSHIP THIS SUNDAY…

JOIN US at 11 AM “VIRTUALLY” on Facebook Live and WGOS AM 1070.
VIRTUAL WORSHIP RESOURCES:
“IN PERSON” WORSHIP:
Available in the MAIN SANCTUARY for those who are comfortable and would prefer to do so. Every effort has been made to provide a safe environment for our IN-PERSON WORSHIP service. It also is essential for us to continue to adhere to our safety practices.

What to Expect at Indoor, In-Person Worship

  • Access to the Sanctuary is through the RANDOLPH STREET ENTRANCE only.  The designated entrance for those needing the ELEVATOR will be the entrance at the Breezeway.
  • You’ll be greeted upon entering the church and asked a few COVID-RELATED QUESTIONS.
  • FACE MASKS will be required for everyone.
  • Some pews will be blocked to maintain SOCIAL DISTANCING; an usher will help direct you.
  • Out of respect for others, please refrain from SHAKING HANDS or HUGGING.
  • OFFERING PLATES will be available at the entrance and exit of the sanctuary.
  • No NURSERY staff will be present, but the nursery space will be available.
  • SUNDAY SCHOOL will not be offered in-person at this time.

RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2021
1:30 – 6 PM
MEMORIAL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

https://www.redcross.org/give-blood.html

GIRL SCOUT COOKIES ARE HERE!!!  

TROOP 2558 BOOTH
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 20
4 – 8 PM
LOWE’S HOME IMPROVEMENT CENTER (LEXINGTON, NC)

The Girl Scouts of Memorial are happy to help you with all of your Girl Scout cookie needs.  If you would like to order or have any questions, please contact Julie Tyson at julesaxton@aol.com or (336) 687-5231.

MISSION OPPORTUNITY
LENTEN FOOD DRIVE 2021

EVERY FRIDAY DURING LENT
10- 11 AM
MEMORIAL UMC BREEZEWAY

This year’s Lenten Food Drive Challenge is going to look a little different!  We will still support COOPERATVE COMMUNITY MINISTRIES with “non-perishable food and toiletry items”!  However, instead of following the journey of our GIANT soup can from CCM to Memorial, this year we will have WEEKLY DROP-OFF EVENTS each Friday during Lent!  Simply make your purchase and drop off between 10 – 11 AM each Friday at the Church “Breezeway”.  Members of the Mission Committee will even be there to unload your donation!  If you are unable to get by the church during this time, you can also choose to make your donation to the Mission Racks by the Breezeway door and the Committee will make sure that your donation will make it to CCM!

These WEEKLY DROP-OFF EVENTS will focus on a particular food item, but PLEASE NOTE, any non-perishable food and toiletry items food items will gladly accepted!

HERE IS THE WEEKLY THEME SCHEDULE:

  • 2/19 – Canned Potatoes
  • 2/26 – Rice
  • 3/5 – Large Cans of Soup
  • 3/12 – Spaghetti Sauce
  • 3/19 – Mac & Cheese
  • 3/26 – Sweet Peas
  • 4/2 – Breakfast Items

For more information please contact Scott Holmes or Mallory Smith, Missions Committee Co-Chairs!

THANK YOU FOR YOUR ONGOING SUPPORT & COMMITMENT TO OUR COMMUNITY DURING THIS ALREADY CHALLENGING TIME!!!

LENTEN BIBLE STUDY 2021:
“The Walk” by Adam Hamilton

BEGINS FEBRUARY 24
6:30 – 7:30 PM

VIA “ZOOM MEETINGS
FACILITATED BY TIM LYONS

As the season of Lent approaches, we are excited to announce a six-week study using The Walk by Adam Hamilton.  Lent has always been a time of spiritual preparation, and Hamilton’s study leads us in that direction.  In The Walk, he focuses on five essential spiritual practices that are rooted in Jesus’ own walk with God and taught throughout the New Testament.  Each of these practices is intended as part of our daily walk with Christ while also being an essential part of growing together in the church.  In each chapter, Hamilton explores one of these practices, its New Testament foundation, and what it looks like to pursue this practice daily in our personal life and together in the life of the church.  Deepen your walk with Christ as we explore the five essential practices of worship, study, serving, giving, and bearing witness to our faith.

The sessions will be held virtually via Zoom from 6:30 to 7:30 PM each week beginning February 24 and will be facilitated by Tim Lyons.  Tim will be glad to answer any questions you may have regarding the study and will work with you if you’re not familiar with Zoom.  Please register with Tim if you want to participate by email to tlyons00@gmail.com.

PLEASE NOTE: 20 STUDY BOOKS have been ordered and can be picked up through the Church Office (336) 472-7718 OR by contacting Tim Lyons.

SPREAD THE WORD, INVITE A FRIEND!!!

LENT ART & SPIRITUAL REFLECTION DAY RETREAT

MARCH 6
10 AM – 2 PM

Spend the day in prayerful life reflection as we learn the art of prayer circles called “Mandalas.” Bring a bag lunch and a journal. All other supplies will be provided. This IN PERSON, FREE event is limited to 6 participants so SIGN UP NOW:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0545a8af28a02-lent

FOR MORE INFORMATION, Contact Lynda Hepler

 

LENTEN SPIRITUAL DISCIPLESHIP KITS

Be on the lookout for a special package coming to you from Memorial UMC!  We are sending out Spiritual Enrichment Kits for this Lenten season!  This packet includes items that will aid you in making Lent a time of spiritual growth. We encourage you to include the entire family as you participate in the various activities included. Lent is a great time to practice the Spiritual Disciplines.

INSIDE this Kit you will find a calendar of activities to participate in, a special prayer list to help focus your prayer life during this season and a small burlap bag that you are encouraged to set aside a silver coin each day so that by the end you will have amassed 30 pieces of silver.  If you bring those pieces of silver to the church, we will deliver them to Cooperative Community Ministries to insure that they can continue their much needed outreach to our community!

We hope that you will join your church family in participating in this meaningful time of discipline and sacrifice!

UNITED METHODIST WOMEN
VALENTINE’S BULLETIN INSERT (UPDATED!)

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

Memorial’s UMW would like to take this opportunity to thank all of those who participated in this year’s Valentine’s Bulletin Insert Scholarship Fundraiser Program!

ABOUT THE FUND…

The United Methodist Women’s Scholarship Fund was established in the early 1980s by an anonymous donor wishing to honor deserving seniors who are members of Memorial Church or active in its Youth Fellowship. Scholarships have been awarded since 1982. Additional gifts have been received over the years, and the annual Valentine Scholarship drive has further increased the fund. Your donation to this annual project is a way to remember someone special at Valentine’s Day and also assist young people as they enter college. Your support of this and all UMW projects is greatly appreciated.

THANK YOU…

We celebrate all of the much-loved individuals who were honored or remembered in this year’s bulletin!  With great gratitude, we also appreciate the generous folks who turned in names and were willing to help support this year’s Scholarship Program!  We all know that this year’s Class of 2021 are appreciative as well.  Finally, a special thanks goes to Lynda Hepler for putting her special touch on creating the bulletin, making the final product such a great-looking insert and Peggy May for all of the support that was needed in taking the money and recording the names.  It was truly a group effort!

If you would like to download a copy of your own, it can be found HERE:

UMW VALENTINE’S BULLETIN INSERT

CLERGY AND STAFF ARE AVAILABLE

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; dleonard@mumctville.org
Rodney Denton, Minister of Youth and Young Adults – Ext. 18; rdenton@mumctville.org
Lynda Hepler, Minister of Children and Families – Ext. 11; lhepler@mumctville.org
Norris Norwood, Director of Music – Ext. 12; nnorwood@mumctville.org
Aaron Prillaman, Director of Contemporary Worship – Ext. 20; aprillaman@mumctville.org
Melanie Byerly, Director of Arts Alive Arts Academy – Ext. 33; mbyerly@mumctville.org
Peggy May, Financial Secretary/Treasurer – Ext. 13; pmay@mumctville.org
Jarry Oldaker, Superintendent of Buildings and Grounds – Ext. 17; joldaker@mumctville.org

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