Can't remember where you put your announcement sheet after Sunday's service? Just look here for any reminders you might need.
Announcements for Sunday, February 17, 2019
If you have prayer joys / concerns, fill out a green prayer card and give it to an usher.
Special Table at Men’s Breakfast
If you have ideas/suggestions or if you want to help in any way with Vacation Bible School, we invite you to be first in line at Men’s Breakfast on March 3rd and to sit at our special designated table in Smith Hall for a planning meeting. We’ll even have special treats at our table. Don’t worry. We are not going to arm-twist you into being the Coordinator. We want to hear where you would feel comfortable plugging in and if there are modifications you would like to make to this successful summer outreach.
Membership Exploration Class
Are you interested in becoming a member of Memorial United Methodist Church? I will be leading a Membership Exploration class for those beyond high school age to explore what membership means. This class is required to become a member. Feel free to attend, even if you are not sure. Attendance does NOT require that you become a member. If you are interested, please check the box in the Attendance Pad or contact the church office at (906) 428-9311 or firstname.lastname@example.org indicating you want to attend the class. The exact date and time of our class will be based on the needs of those attending. Pastor Tim
Reminder from the Finance Committee
People have another method to give to the church. An I-pad is set up at the back of the church, and people can use their debit or credit card for regular offering or any special offering including building fund. If you are trying to increase your airline miles, or whatever other perk your credit card offers, take advantage of this opportunity. We encourage people to use this method only if your total amount is $10 or more. There is no cost to you. An instruction sheet is near the I-pad; it is simple to use. There are many times – especially for special offerings -- that we do not have the cash on us, and this gives an opportunity to take part by using your card. The I-pad is also available during office hours.
Update on Finances
All expenses and payroll, except the apportionment, have been paid for the month of January. Offerings received were short of the amount pledged, but as we all know, there were a couple of Sundays where weather played a factor. March 5th our property and building insurance is due; this is $3,000. Keeping your pledge up-to-date is important as at this time of the year; there are higher utilities and snowplowing to pay.
Thank you. Virginia Petersen
The Staffed Nursery has been temporarily moved to room 4.
Companions in Christ will NOT meet until after Easter.
United Methodist Special General Conference - February 2019
There is going to be a Special General Conference in St. Louis, February 23-26, 2019 for United Methodists from all over the world. The questions at hand are:
*Where is God leading our church regarding the inclusion (or not)
of LGBTQ persons?
*How is it that we read the Biblical Word of God and stay unified
when there are different interpretations of the same words?
If you would like more information, please contact Pastor Tim or Laurie de la Garza.
If you prefer to get your information on the Internet,
• https://vimeo.com/299501090 Bishop David Bard gives context, history, next steps, and the three plans that were developed by the Commission on a Way Forward. It is only 28 minutes long.
Please pray for our all those attending the Special General Conference, our Michigan Conference delegates and all the people of our denomination during this time of discussion and decision-making