MEMORIAL UMC’s MISSION…

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

UPCOMING EVENTS

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
6-8 PM
FRONT LAWN, DRIVE-BY LIVE NATIVITY
CONTACT: DAVID WILLIAMS

DECEMBER 19
LOVE FEAST
CONTACT: PAYTON WILLIAMS

DECEMBER 24
CHRISTMAS EVE COMMUNION
CONTACT: DANNY LEONARD

THIS WEEK’S CALENDAR

SUNDAY  OCTOBER 31
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  NOVEMBER 1
1:00 PM – 7:00 PM   Arts Alive Art Academy (Contact: Melanie Byerly)

TUESDAY  NOVEMBER 2
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)

WEDNESDAY  NOVEMBER 3
The “Weekly Updateon Facebook 
10:00 AM – 6:00 PM   Arts Alive Art Academy (Contact: Melanie Byerly)

THURSDAY  NOVEMBER 4
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  NOVEMBER 5

SATURDAY  NOVEMBER 6 

SUNDAY  NOVEMBER 7 
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 (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

 

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…

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

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

It is with sadness that we share news of the passing of Emily Lambeth, on October 28th, 2021. Please keep the Lambeth family in your thoughts and prayers. 

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:

SHARING JESUS’ LOVE: IF NOT US, THEN WHO?

Thank you for your pledge response to our 2022 campaign. To date, we have $437,700.00 pledged

If you have not yet submitted your pledge you can place it in the offering, bring by the church and give it to Kristin Shores, or mail it to the church (Memorial United Methodist Church, PO Box 428, Thomasville, NC 27361).  If you have any questions, please contact Kristin at (336) 472-7718.

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!

YOGA

There will be no Yoga on November 2. We will resume on November 9 for Nidra Yoga so plan to bring some extra props. Contact Brenda Lyons (bwlyons00@gmail.com) with any questions.

AN ENCHANTED CHRISTMAS AT LINBROOK HERITAGE ESTATE
DECEMBER 5, 2021

Experience the magic of Christmas at Linbrook Hall, enjoy special music while admiring elaborately decorated rooms filled with breathtaking Christmas trees, wreaths, and garlands…

Then head over to the estate’s John Deere Tractor & Antique Industrial Museums…

Lastly, visit the Historic Hoover House to see where the estate began.

December 5, 2021, 1-5 pm Admission $20

Tickets may be purchased before and after our service in the Narthex or you can come by the church office Monday – Thursday 9 am- 5 pm. There is also an event on Eventbrite where tickets can be purchased.

This fundraiser is sponsored by Thomasville Empty Bowls and all proceeds go to Cooperative Community Ministry Food Pantry and Project Divine Interruption (which aids homeless and displaced children in the Thomasville City Schools)

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.

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.

  

UMW ANNUAL WORLD THANK OFFERING 

All women of the church are welcomed! 

We will be having a Gathering on Saturday, November 13th, 10 am-12 pm, in the CEC (Fellowship Hall).  We will be having our annual World Thank Offering and the program is titled “Embracing Change, Sharing Grace”.  Our meal will be chicken pie (with gluten-free options available).  Please bring a salad or dessert to share. Coffee, tea, and water will be provided. Please RSVP to Lynda Stone by Wednesday, November 10th, at 336-882-6046.  Please call Cheryl Herman at 336-307-0022 for any questions.  Looking forward to seeing you!

  

MEMORIALS & HONORARIUMS

MEMORIALS
In Memory of Bob Johnson by Mark & Cathi Smith
In Memory of Bob Johnson by Kevin & Kelly White
In Memory of Bob Johnson by Helen Ellington
In Memory of Bob Johnson by David Williams

HONORARIUMS

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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