MEMORIAL UMC’s MISSION…

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

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:

UPCOMING EVENTS

NOV 24  THANKSGIVING BREAKFAST
NOV 27  CHRISMON SERVICE
NOV 27  CHRISTMAS PARTY – HOT DOG SUPPER (RSVP HERE)
NOV 28  UMW GENERAL MEETING & CHRISTMAS PARTY
DEC 03  STORY TIME WITH SANTA
DEC 04  LINBROOK ESTATE TOUR
DEC 06  RING THE BELL – SALVATION ARMY
DEC 10-11  STAR OF BETHLEHEM DRIVE-THRU NATIVITY
DEC 18  LOVE FEAST
DEC 24 CHRISTMAS EVE COMMUNION
DEC 25  CHRISTMAS DAY SERVICE (10 AM)
JAN 01  NEW YEAR’S DAY BRUNCH (RSVP HERE)

THIS WEEK’S CALENDAR

SUNDAY   NOV 20
8:30 AM – 12:00 PM 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: Elaine Rabon)
10:00 AM    Sunday School 
11:00 AM    Worship & Children’s Church
12:00 – 5:00 PM  Youth Group
4:00 – 6:00 PM  Mission Possible Kids (1st-5th Grade)

TUESDAY NOV 22
8:30 AM      Men’s Fellowship Group (meets at Sunrise Diner) (Contact: Tim Lyons)
9:00 AM      Sewing Ministry
5:30 PM      Yoga (Contact: Brenda Lyons)
6:30 PM      Praise Team Practice

WEDNESDAY NOV 23
Church Office Closed

THURSDAY NOV 24
THANKSGIVING DAY
8:00 AM     Thanksgiving Breakfast 

SUNDAY  NOV 27
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: Elaine Rabon)
10:00 AM    Sunday School
11:00 AM    Worship & Children’s Church
5:00 PM     Chrismon Service
6:00 PM     Christmas Party – Hot Dog Supper (Click HERE to RSVP)

R.L. Pope Teachers: The teachers for the Month of November are (6) Jim McGhee, (13) Allen Brown, (20) Elaine Rabon, and (27) Kyles Wallace.

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…

  • Emma Aycoth
  • Debbie Campbell and family
  • Margie Collins
  • Harold Faulkner
  • Shelby Hampton (mother of Susan Huneycutt)
  • Joe Leonard
  • Anne Rankin
  • Milton Riley & Family
  • Charlotte Rorie (Brandon Rorie’s mother)

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

WEDNESDAY NIGHT FELLOWSHIP

There will be no Wednesday Night Dinner or programs on November 23rd, 2022. We hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving!

 

CCM TOY DRIVE

Help CCM give over 50 families in Thomasville a wonderful Christmas!

 
We need unwrapped toys and gifts for kids ages 0-12 from families who are struggling to make ends meet! This year, kids have asked Santa for craft kits, dolls, balls, puzzles and board games, educational toys, and legos! We are asking for toy and game donations in lieu of clothes and shoes.
 
Toys can be dropped off at MUMC on December 4 or at CCM anytime between December 5-9.
 
Thank you for helping spread some love and hope to our neighbors in need!

CCM FOOD DRIVE

CCM has a Fill the Bag project underway to help families in the community.  There are bags in the Christian Enrichment Center with a list of items to put in the bag. Please have these back at in the CEC by Dec. 4th.

1 Box of Cereal OR Oatmeal (variety pack)
2 small or 1 large can(s) of Soup
1 Can of Beans (pintos, black, kidney)
1 box of Deluxe Mac & Cheese (14 oz.)
1 Can of Chicken (12.5 oz.)
1 Box of Instant Rice
1 Can of Fruit
1 Can of Mixed Vegetables
1 Peanut Butter

WORLD THANK OFFERING

The World Thank Offering is one of United Women in Faith’s Mission Giving Channels. It offers us as UMW members the opportunity “to respond to God’s abundance and grace with spontaneous gifts of gratitude”. The funds are used to support local and global mission programs that benefit women, children, and youth. If you would like to contribute to this offering, please send your check or cash to the church office (PO Box 428, Thomasville, NC 27361) by Monday, Nov. 21, and indicate for the UMW World Thank Offering.
 
This is also a reminder that there is still time to make a pledge to our United Methodist Women for 2022, and we have until the end of December for the payment of pledges.
 
Thank you for your continued support!
 
Many Blessings.
Elaine Rabon, President & Martha Berrier, Treasurer

STAR OF BETHLEHEM

The Star of Bethlehem is working its way closer to Memorial Church!

Before we know it, December 10th and 11th will be here! Please encourage your family, friends, neighbors, and co-workers to put this event on their calendars and attend. There are many more ways you can help get the word out as well! We have posters (11×17) to be put in businesses, wallet-size cards with all of our December events, and flyers that can be distributed to clubs, organizations, etc.

If you are willing to help deliver some of this advertising, please call or text Lynda Stone at 336-882-6046 and we will get you the needed items. Let’s all work together and make this Nativity story available to as many people as possible!

THANKSGIVING BREAKFAST

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 24THANKSGIVING DAY8 – 9 AMCHRISTIAN ENRICHMENT CENTER

Before you feast on all that turkey and stuffing, come on out to the church and have a great breakfast with a brief, youth-led devotion that will get you in the proper, THANK-FULL frame of mind for the rest of the day!
Breakfast is served beginning at 8 AM (ending at 8:45 AM), and there will be a brief devotion around 8:45 AM.  Bring a friend!!!   The cost will be “by donation only“!
 
Breakfast will include:
Eggs, sausage, grits, and biscuits.
 
We hope to see you there!
 
The Memorial United Methodist Church Youth Group appreciates all of the support and care that our church provides for us! We are truly blessed, and we want this Thanksgiving Breakfast to be a small gesture of thanks back to you for your love and support.
 

CHRISMON SERVICE

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 27th4 PM – Rehearsal for the kids5 PM  – Worship Service6 PM – Hot Dog Supper

MAIN SANCTUARYAdvent begins on NOVEMBER 27th this year, and Memorial will kick off its Advent Season with our annual Chrismon Service!  Come and see the beauty of our Sanctuary all decorated and prepared for the Advent season.  We will have special music and readings focusing on the many different images found on our Chrismon Tree.  Come and find out the significance of all of those ornaments that we call “Chrismons” and prepare to enter into the season before Christmas with a renewed heart and a right spirit!!!

There will be a casual hotdog supper to follow the service in the Fellowship Hall — all are invited!!  We hope to see you there! Please click HERE to RSVP

ENCHANTED CHRISTMAS AT LINBROOK
HERITAGE ESTATE

Empty Bowls is hosting “An Enchanted Christmas at Linbrook Heritage Estate” again this year on December 4th from 1-5 PM!
 
Do not miss this luxuriously decorated estate and the Neal Agricultural and Industrial Museum. Tickets are now on sale! They can be purchased at the church during office hours and services, online at Eventbrite, or at the door.
 
Sponsored by Thomasville Empty Bowls. All proceeds go to CCM Food Pantry and Project Divine Interruption (which aids unhoused and displaced children in the Thomasville City Schools).
 
 
For every ticket purchased by November 30th, your name will be entered to win 2 “Love Wins Always” Mugs!

RING THE BELL FOR SALVATION ARMY

Hearing Christmas bells can bring joy to anyone, but when you ring the bell for The Salvation Army you will be making a difference! The Sign-up list is in the Church office. We are asking for at least two people every hour.  You can sign up with friends and or family. This is a great way to support our community this holiday season!

POINSETTIA & WREATH SALES HAVE BEGUN!

It isn’t too early to place your order!
Wreaths: $40.00
Poinsettias: $15.00 (Available for pickup following the Love Feast on December 18th)

Please note whether it is in Honor or Memory of, and the service where you would like the poinsettia displayed.

We kindly ask that you turn in your order form to the church office no later than Monday, December 12th.

POINSETTIA ORDER FORM can be found HERE.

LOST & FOUND

On the bottom shelf behind the receptionist desk there is a collection of items that have been left or lost around the church.  Please check to see if you are missing anything and claim it.  All leftover items will be discarded December 1st.

MEMORIALS & HONORARIUMS

MEMORIALS
In Memory of
Don Dean by Ed & Cindy Martin
Dr. Andrea Bennett Cain by David Williams

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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