MEMORIAL UMC’s MISSION…

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

UPCOMING EVENTS

SEPTEMBER 18
UMW BAKE SALE AT THOMASVILLE FARMERS MARKET

SEPTEMBER 19
RECEPTION FOR PEGGY FINCH

OCTOBER 3
BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS SERVICE
CONTACT: DANNY LEONARD

OCTOBER 9
PUMPKIN PATCH!
CONTACT: ERIC KUPPEL

OCTOBER 17
STEWARDSHIP SUNDAY
CONTACT: BRANT CONNER

OCTOBER 23
HARVEST OF HOPE 5K FUN RUN
CONTACT: MALLORY SMITH or PAYTON WILLIAMS

OCTOBER 24-26 
FINCH PREACHING MISSION
BISHOP KEN CARTER

OCTOBER 29
EMPTY BOWLS SPAGHETTI DINNER FUNDRAISER
CONTACT: SANDY McGHEE

NOVEMBER 6
GIFTS GALORE
CONTACT: MARIE CARMICHAEL

NOVEMBER 25
8 AM
THANKSGIVING BREAKFAST
CONTACT: RODNEY DENTON

DECEMBER TBD
CHRISTMAS CANTATA
CONTACT: NORRIS NORWOOD

DECEMBER 11 – 12
STAR OF BETHLEHEM
CONTACT: DAVID WILLIAMS or LESLIE GIBBS

DECEMBER 19
LOVE FEAST
CONTACT: PAYTON WILLIAMS

DECEMBER 24
CHRISTMAS EVE COMMUNION
CONTACT: DANNY LEONARD

THIS WEEK’S CALENDAR

SUNDAY  AUGUST 29
8:30 AM      Nursery (Contact: Sara Faulkner)
8:50  AM     AWAKEN Worship Service NOW ON YOUTUBE! (Contact Aaron Prillaman)
9:30  AM     FILL-THE-VAN in Upper Church Parking Lot
10:00 AM    R.L. Pope Class (Teacher: Stan Styers) (Contact Richard Herman)
10:00 AM    UMW Sunday Morning Circle (Women’s Sunday School Class) (Contact: Cheryl Herman)
10:00 AM    Sunday School
11:00 AM    Worship
11:00 AM    Children’s Church
3:30  PM    Youth Group (Contact Rodney Denton)

MONDAY  AUGUST 30

TUESDAY  AUGUST 31
8:30 AM      Men’s Fellowship Group (meets at Loflin’s Restaurant) (Contact: Tim Lyons)
9:00 AM      Sewing Ministry
5:30 PM      Yoga (Contact: Brenda Lyons)

WEDNESDAY  SEPTEMBER 1
The “Weekly Updateon Facebook 

THURSDAY  SEPTEMBER 2
10:30 AM     Chicks with Sticks (Knitting Ministry)  (Contact: Charlie Hanner)

FRIDAY  SEPTEMBER 3

SATURDAY  SEPTEMBER 4

SUNDAY  SEPTEMBER 5
8:30 AM      Nursery (Contact: Sara Faulkner)
8:50  AM     AWAKEN Worship Service NOW ON YOUTUBE! (Contact Aaron Prillaman)
8:50  AM     Children’s Church
10:00 AM    R.L. Pope Class  (Contact Richard Herman)
10:00 AM    UMW Sunday Morning Circle (Women’s Sunday School Class) (Contact: Cheryl Herman)
10:00 AM    Sunday School
11:00 AM    Worship
11:00 AM    Children’s Church
3:30 PM     No Youth Group (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…

  • Edward Baumgartner
  • Andrea Cain and family
  • Margie Collins
  • Kendall Conner (Josie Laumann’s grandaughter)
  • Chris Eddinger
  • Cherie Johnson
  • Carol Kaiser
  • Dean Sharpe-Austin
  • Joe Leonard

Also Remember: All military personnel, Our United Methodist missionaries, The United Methodist Church.

WORSHIP THIS SUNDAY…

JOIN US IN PERSON
8:50 AM    AWAKEN WORSHIP CONTACT:  Aaron Prillaman
11:00 AM  WORSHIP SERVICE CONTACT:  Norris Norwood
JOIN US VIRTUALLY…
Facebook Live 
YouTube Channel
WGOS AM 1070 (R.L. Pope Class & 11 AM ONLY)

VIRTUAL WORSHIP RESOURCES:

CALLING ALL COOKS!

SEPTEMBER 18
8 AM – 12 PM
THOMASVILLE FARMERS MARKET

United Methodist Women will be sponsoring a second bake sale at the Thomasville Farmers Market on Saturday, September 18th, from 8 am to 12 noon. We need the help of all the cooks in the church. Proceeds support UMW mission projects. Any of the following items will be greatly appreciated: pies (all kinds), fruit cobblers, persimmon puddings, cakes, sugar-free desserts, brownies, bar-type cookies, ham, and sausage biscuits, breakfast breads and buns, trail mix, granola. Please bring food items to the church kitchen on Friday, September 17, between 12:30- 2:00 pm. Also, help is needed on the morning of the bake sale between the hours of 7:30 am – 12 noon.

Please contact Doris Link or Elaine Rabon for more information.

HAITI RELIEF DONATIONS

At this time we are accepting contributions for Haiti Relief and will be sending them to UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief).

• United Methodists are working with longtime partners in Haiti to respond after a 7.2-magnitude earthquake and as a major storm approaches.
• Church members helped to rebuild efforts after the 2010 earthquake that claimed the lives of hundreds of thousands of people, including United Methodist workers.

 
• The United Methodist Committee on Relief is collecting donations and working on the next steps to help the impoverished country, which also faces political unrest, gang violence, and COVID-19.

REV. PEGGY FINCH RETIREMENT RECEPTION

SEPTEMBER 19
AFTER 11:00 AM SERVICE
FRONT LAWN at MUMC

We are excited to share with you that a reception to celebrate the retirement of Reverend Peggy Finch has been scheduled. Peggy officially retired in June 2020. However, due to Covid-19 restrictions, the Church had to postpone a formal celebration with Peggy until now. Please plan to join us to honor Peggy and her ministry at Memorial on Sunday, September 19 following the 11:00 am service.

RISE AGAINST HUNGER – POSTPONED

After much care and consideration, the Missions Committee has decided to postpone the Rise Against Hunger event scheduled for September 8. This is an event that we look forward to as a church every year. It is an opportunity to support a global mission with a tremendous amount of fun and fellowship thrown in.

That being said, Covid-19 numbers are once again rising and there is not a good way to host this event while allowing for the appropriate social distancing, we feel is required to keep our church family safe. We will keep everyone posted on whether or not we are able to reschedule the event this year or whether we will have the volunteers at RAH pack the 10,000 meals with our donation as we did in 2020.

SEWING MINISTRY

Tuesday Sewing Ministry has returned to Tuesday mornings from 9- 11 am. All Covid precautions will be maintained. If you are interested in joining us for sewing projects (not everyone needs to know how to sew, some do the cutting and ironing), please feel free to join us MOST Tuesday mornings. Contact Katie Conant at (336) 225-1947 if you have any questions or would like to check on a Monday to see if we are meeting the following day.

FILL – THE – VAN FOR COMMUNITIES IN SCHOOLS

A big THANK YOU from the Missions Committee to everyone who contributed to the FILL-THE-VAN event last Sunday!

 
Thanks to your support, we filled the van AND received over $400 in donations for school supplies, which was delivered to Communities in Schools on Monday!

BIG PINK CHAIR PROJECT

Partner with Blythe Leonard, LLC in the Big Pink Chair Project!

Blythe is raising funds for Novant Health Thomasville Medical Center Foundation to provide mammograms, biopsies, and diagnostic imaging to women in need in Thomasville. She is seeking wooden chairs in relatively good shape to paint and place around town during the month of October. You can take chairs to Blythe Leonard, LLC at 606 Davidson Street. We’re also happy to pick them up! Please reach out to Blythe Leonard (336-687-5366) or Payton Williams (336-687-0015) to get involved!

No chairs? You can make a gift to the mammography fund at supportnovanthealth.org/Thomasville.

GIFTS GALORE RETURNS!

We are excited to let you know that Memorial’s 16th Annual Gifts Galore will take place the first Saturday in November…November 6th!  We have mailed applications and already are hearing positive responses from a great variety of vendors.  Save the date to shop and spread the word around the community.  If you or anyone you know is interested in being a vendor, please contact the church (336-472-7718) or Marie Carmichael (336-476-4625). Thanks for helping Gifts Galore continue as a great event for our church!

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:

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