MEMORIAL UMC’s MISSION…
We are CALLED by Christ to GROW in faith, BUILD relationships, and SERVE all people.
5:30 – 6:30 PM
FRONT LAWN, DRIVE-BY LIVE NATIVITY
CONTACT: DAVID WILLIAMS
DROP BY BETWEEN 5-6:30 PM
CHRISTMAS EVE COMMUNION
CONTACT: DANNY LEONARD
CHRISTMAS BRUNCH SERVICE
OPEN HOUSE AT THE PARSONAGE
THIS WEEK’S CALENDAR
SUNDAY DECEMBER 19
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: Tracy Brinkley) (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
3:30 – 7:00 PM Youth Group
5:30 – 6:30 PM Drive by Live Nativity
7:00 PM Love Feast
MONDAY DECEMBER 20
TUESDAY DECEMBER 21
8:30 AM Men’s Fellowship Group (meets at Loflin’s Restaurant) (Contact: Tim Lyons)
9:00 AM Sewing Ministry
WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 22
THURSDAY DECEMBER 23
Church Office is Closed
FRIDAY DECEMBER 24
Church Office is Closed on Fridays
5:00 – 6:30 PM Christmas Eve Communion
SATURDAY DECEMBER 25
SUNDAY DECEMBER 26
10:00 AM Christmas Brunch Service (CEC)
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
- Colin Slater (family friend of Susan Weaver)
- Harold Vannoy
- Lorna McCullough
- Albert Lawrence
Also Remember: All military personnel, Our United Methodist missionaries, The United Methodist Church.
WORSHIP THIS SUNDAY…
VIRTUAL WORSHIP RESOURCES:
LIVE NATIVITY SCENES
Live nativity scenes will be on the front lawn this Sunday, December 19th from 5:30 – 6:30 pm. Make your plans to ride down Randolph Street to 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.
CANDLELIGHT LOVE FEAST
Our Annual Candlelight Love Feast will be held this Sunday, December 19th at 7:00 p.m. in the sanctuary.
CHRISTMAS EVE COMMUNION
Holy Communion will be offered for all to receive in a come-and-go format on Christmas Eve, 5 – 6:30 PM in the Sanctuary. Bring your family and invite a friend and make this a Christmas Eve tradition. We hope to see you and celebrate this beautiful sacrament on the Eve of Christ’s birth!
CHRISTMAS SUNDAY BRUNCH
The Staff of Memorial is hosting you for a Christmas Sunday Brunch. Food, music, and a brief devotion will take place in lieu of the worship services. There will be no Sunday School. Please RSVP how many in your family will be attending the event. Sign up deadline is December 20th. Thank you!
Click HERE to RSVP!
If you are interested in joining our Homebound Committee, please contact Elaine Rabon at 336-442-4790. This is a very important social connection for our church and a great way to keep our homebound members involved!
UMCOR RESPONSE TO RECENT TORNADOES
The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) is on the ground and assessing the damage and providing for the immediate needs of those impacted by the tornadoes last week. At this time, our most appropriate response is twofold. We will continue to pray for the folks whose lives were affected by the storms and we can give money to support the relief efforts of UMCOR. Please indicate that your donations are for UMCOR.
Because of our connectional system, 100% of your gift will go directly to help those in need. As the rebuilding phase begins, we may have the opportunity to take a building team to assist. Stay tuned.
OPEN HOUSE AT THE PARSONAGE
All are invited to an Open House at the parsonage on Wednesday, December 29th. Drop by anytime between 3:00 pm and 7:00 pm. The address is 116 Kathland Ave. Thomasville, NC 27360.
MEMORIALS & HONORARIUMS
In Memory of David Finch by the T. Austin Finch Foundation
In Memory of Sonja Henderson by Jim Hudson
In Memory of Emily Lambeth by Russ & Beth Gobble
In Memory of Shelly & Betsy York by Mitch & Elaine Rabon
In Memory of George & Florence Highsmith by Mitch & Elaine Rabon
In Memory of Eddie & Jeanette Branson by Mitch & Elaine Rabon
In Memory of Michael Kennedy by Mitch & Elaine Rabon
In Memory of Dallas Hutchins by Mitch & Elaine Rabon
In Memory of Barbara Price by Mitch & Elaine Rabon
In Memory of Frances Cook by Mitch & Elaine Rabon
In Memory of Peggy Graham by Mitch & Elaine Rabon
In Memory of Harriette Tew by Mitch & Elaine Rabon
In Memory of Frank Rankin by Mitch & Elaine Rabon
In Memory of Hoxie Jones by Mitch & Elaine Rabon
In Memory of Bill Latham by Mitch & Elaine Rabon
In Memory of Bob Johnson by Mitch & Elaine Rabon
In Memory of Emily Lambeth by Mitch & Elaine Rabon
In Honor of Meredith Person by the T. Austin Finch Foundation
In Honor of Nancy Murr by Joe & Barbara Greeson
In Honor of Marcia Williams by Joe & Barbara Greeson
In Honor of Roger & Bettie Bryant by Carey & Kay Eanes
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:
- Rev. Danny Leonard, Senior Minister – Ext. 16; email@example.com
- Rev. Rodney Denton, Minister of Youth and Young Adults – Ext. 18; firstname.lastname@example.org
- Rev. Lynda Hepler, Minister of Children and Families – Ext. 11; email@example.com
- Norris Norwood, Director of Music – Ext. 12; firstname.lastname@example.org
- Aaron Prillaman, Director of Contemporary Worship – Ext. 20; email@example.com
- Melanie Byerly, Director of Arts Alive Art Academy – Ext. 33; firstname.lastname@example.org
- Kristin Shores, Office Administrator – Ext. 14; email@example.com
- Summer Gordon, Administrative Assistant – Ext.13; firstname.lastname@example.org
- Jarry Oldaker, Superintendent of Buildings and Grounds – Ext. 17; email@example.com