MEMORIAL UMC’s MISSION…

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

UPCOMING EVENTS

OCTOBER 17
STEWARDSHIP SUNDAY
CONTACT: BRANT CONNER

OCTOBER 24-26 
FINCH PREACHING MISSION
BISHOP KEN CARTER

OCTOBER 29
EMPTY BOWLS SPAGHETTI DINNER FUNDRAISER
CONTACT: SANDY McGHEE

OCTOBER 30
TRUNK OR TREAT
CONTACT: LYNDA HEPLER

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  OCTOBER 17
8:30 AM      Nursery (Contact: Sara Faulkner)
8:50  AM     AWAKEN Worship Service NOW ON YOUTUBE! (Contact Aaron Prillaman)
10:00 AM    R.L. Pope Class (Teacher: Jim McGhee) (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 & Children’s Church

MONDAY  OCTOBER 18
1:00 PM – 7:00 PM   Arts Alive Art Academy (Contact: Melanie Byerly)

TUESDAY  OCTOBER 19
8:30 AM      Men’s Fellowship Group (meets at Loflin’s Restaurant) (Contact: Tim Lyons)
9:00 AM      Sewing Ministry
1:00 PM – 7:00 PM   Arts Alive Art Academy (Contact: Melanie Byerly)
5:30 PM      Yoga (Contact: Brenda Lyons)

WEDNESDAY  OCTOBER 20
The “Weekly Updateon Facebook 
10:00 AM – 6:00 PM   Arts Alive Art Academy (Contact: Melanie Byerly)

THURSDAY  OCTOBER 21
10:30 AM     Chicks with Sticks (Knitting Ministry)  (Contact: Charlie Hanner)
1:00 PM – 7:00 PM   Arts Alive Art Academy (Contact: Melanie Byerly)

FRIDAY  OCTOBER 22

SATURDAY  OCTOBER 23

SUNDAY  OCTOBER 24
10:00 AM    R.L. Pope Class With Bishop Ken Carter  (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    Morning Worship With Bishop Carter & Children’s Church
7:00  PM     Evening Worship With Bishop Ken Carter

 

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…

  • Callie Browns
  • Andrea Cain and family
  • Margie Collins
  • Chris Eddinger
  • Cherie Johnson
  • Carol Kaiser
  • Anna Rose
  • Harold Vannoy
  • Joyce Hunter

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:

STAR OF BETHLEHEM

Out of an abundance of caution and respect for the many people involved in Star of Bethlehem, we have sadly felt it necessary to cancel this year’s Drive-thru scheduled for December 11 and 12. Contracts for the animals have to be signed, and preliminary work begun on sets, backdrop, etc. at least six weeks in advance. It also involves over 200 people per night for this production. With the uptick in Covid and flu season near, this decision had to be made. PLEASE NOTE: We will be presenting live nativity scenes on the front lawn on Saturday, December 11 and Sunday 12 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm. Make your plans to ride down Randolph Street during these designated times and see the beautiful nativity sets reminding us of Jesus’ birth. Our prayer is that next year we will have the full experience of Star of Bethlehem once again.

  

OCTOBER – CLERGY APPRECIATION MONTH

Clergy have worked hard to meet new challenges facing the church for nearly two years.  The Western NC Conference has designated this month to recognize our ministers for their creativity in meeting the needs at Memorial. Consider letting Danny, Rodney, and Lynda know in your own special way how much you appreciate their efforts!

PUMPKIN PATCH IS NOW OPEN!
OCTOBER 9 – 30
FRONT LAWN AT MUMC

Please come by and visit us! Pumpkins of all sizes will be for sale and proceeds will help benefit our church.

Additionally, We Need Your Help Selling Pumpkins!
Daily shifts are available for October 9-30! This is a fun way to work together to support the church. We’d like at least two volunteers per shift. Click HERE to visit the Signup Page.
 
See Norris Norwood or contact the office at 336-472-7718 with any questions!

Pumpkin Patch Hours and Shifts:
SUN. HOURS: 1-5 SHIFTS: 1-3, 3-5
M-F. HOURS: 3-8 SHIFTS: 3-5:30, 5:30-8:00
SAT. HOURS: 9-7 SHIFTS: 9-11, 11-1, 1-3, 3-5, 5-7

TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE!
DRIVE-THRU SPAGHETTI DINNER
OCTOBER 29
4:30 – 7 PM
MEMORIAL UMC

Tickets are $8 and can be purchased on Sunday mornings and during office hours at Memorial United Methodist Church or by calling (336) 870-4015.

The dinner is sponsored by Empty Bowls and all proceeds will go to Cooperative Community Ministry and Project Divine Interruption (Which aids homeless and displaced children in Thomasville City Schools).

TRUNK OR TREAT
OCTOBER 30
6 – 7 PM
MEMORIAL UMC – UPPER CHURCH PARKING LOT

Trunk or Treat events are a great community event for families looking for a fun and safe alternative to trick or treating door-to-door or just a good excuse for the kids to get one more use out of their holiday costumes. Kids will travel around the church parking lot from car to car as if trick-or-treating, stopping at each decorated trunk to play a game or receive a treat.

TRUNKS NEEDED!
Setup time will begin at 5 pm. Please contact Lynda Hepler at 336-472-9711 or click HERE to sign up so we’ll know how many vehicles to plan for!

CANDY DONATIONS ARE NEEDED!
Help out by bringing candy donations to the church. You can leave them at Lynda’s office.

FINCH PREACHING MISSION 2021

Memorial United Methodist Church is honored to announce Bishop Ken Carter as the 2021 Finch Preaching Mission speaker! Please help us welcome him October 24th-26th.
Kenneth Carter is resident bishop of the Western North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church, providing pastoral and administrative leadership to over 1000 congregations. For a full schedule of events and additional information please visit www.finchpreachingmission.org.

Nursery and childcare will be provided for each service.

A love offering will be collected at the evening services which will benefit Cooperative Community Ministry (CCM) of Thomasville.

We will not be having a Luncheon this year. However, a book signing will follow Monday evenings’ worship service.

Please commit to attending these services and feel free to invite your family and friends!

ART ACADEMY FALL SEMESTER BEGINS! 

Art Academy is now registering new students! If you or anyone you know is interested in taking classes, please contact Melanie Byerly @ mbyerly@mumctville.org or call (336)472-7718 for information. All ages are welcome!

HELP NEEDED! 

Do you want to be a special blessing to others this Christmas and be blessed by your service?

If so, contact Lynda Hepler about joining the Chrismon Tree team. We are looking for volunteers to help repair Chrismon ornaments, make new ornaments, and set up the tree for our Advent/Christmas season.

Help us celebrate and share the hope, love, joy, and peace of the season. Click HERE or call 336-472-9711.

HAVE YOU EVER WANTED TO DRIVE A GOLF CART?

Guest and Volunteer Services at Novant Health Thomasville Medical Center are seeking people to drive golf carts and assist in helping patients from their cars to the facility and back.  This is a great opportunity to serve the members of our community.  If interested, contact Kristen G Fulp, Manager, Patient Services at 336-476-2881.

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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