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

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   DEC 4
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
1:00 – 5:00 PM    Linbrook Heritage Estate Tours
4:00 – 6:00 PM    Youth Group

TUESDAY DEC 6
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 DEC 7
6:30 PM      Choir Rehearsal

THURSDAY DEC 8
10:30 AM     Chicks with Sticks
10:30 AM     Baby Cafe

SATURDAY DEC 10
5:30 – 8:30 PM    Star of Bethlehem Drive-Thru Live Nativity

SUNDAY  DEC 11
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
5:30 – 8:30 PM    Star of Bethlehem Drive-Thru Live Nativity

R.L. Pope Teachers: The teachers for the Month of November are (4) Jim McGhee, (11) Allen Brown, and (18) Tracy Brinkley.

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.

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

STAR OF BETHLEHEM

With much expectation and excitement, the Nativity story is about to unfold in our parking lot. Join many of the members at 1:00 PM in the parking lot to bring out and erect sets for the drive-thru Nativity on December 10th and 11th. Members should have received a letter this week with lots of helpful information about what, how, and when the events are taking place.

Come out and help, encourage others to attend, and make this free gift to the community a memorable part of the Advent season!

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).
 
 

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.

2022 ALTERNATIVE GIVING

Please consider honoring those you love this Christmas with a gift to assist our neighbors in need. This is our 13th year of offering Alternative Giving and we would like to thank you for giving generously among the 5 recipient organizations!

Order forms can be found in Sunday’s bulletin. All order forms must be turned in to the church office by Sunday, December 18th. Please give 2 days after turning in your order form to pick up acknowledgment cards at the receptionist desk.

The 5 recipient organizations are:
Art Academy
Cooperative Community Ministries
Curamericas
Dragonfly House
UMCOR

 

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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