E-News, July 14th, 2017

     Praying for one another is one of the primary ways we support our church family. This is one of the reasons why I am excited about the revised prayer list. You may be asking yourself, “We have a church prayer list?” Yes we do. It has always been available by the doors of our worship spaces, however, many people were unaware.

       This week we have revised it to make it more of a tool for your own prayer life. There are categories of prayers as well as space on the back for you to list your own concerns. We are also going to be printing it on blue paper so that it matches our blue prayer cards. It is also folded so that it can easily fit into your Bible, stand up on your dining room table, or wherever you will be able to see it and use it to help guide your daily prayers. 

       The prayer list is changed every week. Names that have been listed for at least two weeks are dropped off and new ones are added from the blue prayer cards, or people who call the church office. If you have a concern you would like for our church to pray for, please use those cards and we will add them to the list. If you would like to see the new prayer list you can click here.

Pastor Drew

Associate Pastor  

snapshots of grace...
Sunday School classes began meeting in the renovated Sanctuary building last Sunday!
This Sunday at Memorial....
8:00AM - Traditional Worship
           in the Sanctuary        
       9:00AM - Coffee and donuts  
           fellowship in Maxwell Hall
9:30AM - Contemporary Worship 
      in Maxwell Hall          
     10:30AM - Coffee and donuts         
      fellowship in Maxwell Hall
11:00AM - Formal, Traditional Worship  
       in the Sanctuary

Beginning our new worship series
When Jesus Says, "Go"!

"Go and Learn"
- Pastor Beth
Matthew 9: 9-13
this week at memorial....

SUNDAY: SWEL (Single Women Enjoying Lunch):  Single women, or ladies who attend church alone, are invited to join SWEL for lunch Sunday after 11:00AM Worship. This month, the ladies will be lunching at  801 Kitchen & Bar at 12:30PM. Next month, they'll be lunching at Doo Wop Diner. Please RSVP weekly to Marilyn Perkins, mjperkins1@comcast.net.

WEDNESDAYS: Youth Learning Day  Middle Schoolers meet at 6:00PM for Bible Study in Maxwell Hall  and  High Schoolers meet at 7:30PM for Bible Study in Maxwell Hall.  

THURSDAYS: Youth Giving Back Day   The youth volunteer at the Barnabas Food Pantry on Thursdays in the summer through August 3rd (except  July 20th while the youth are at Branches) from 9:30AM - 11:30AM. Pick up and drop off there (1303 Jasmine Street, Suite 101) Wear Closed Toe Shoes!!  

THURSDAY: Lunch and Learn Beginning New Book The weekly Lunch and Learn class meets each Thursday at Noon in Maxwell Hall. On Thursday, July 27th, the group will begin discussing the first section (pages 1- 71) of the book “The Red Tent” by Anita Diamant. Everyone is welcome to bring a lunch and join the conversation. If you are interested in getting a copy of the book, contact Pastor Carrie.

THURSDAY: Mature and Methodist (M&M)  Dinner, July 27th   The next M&M’s dinner is this Thursday,  July 27th  at 6:00PM in Maxwell Hall. The guest speaker will be Mary Duffy from the Amelia Island Sea Turtle Watch.  Reservations are required. Please call Mary Cillo at 904-335-0902 or email squirerod63@att.net.

FRIDAY: Youth Fun Day The youth will participate in different, fun events each week. Friday, July 14th they will be a trip to Aquatica.

welcome new members...

     Welcome to our new member
who joined the church family
last Sunday, Steve and Kathy Carr and their son, Kyle.

Please be sure to say hello when you see them!

Some of this week's headlines from around the state, country, and world in the United Methodist Church
Florida: 'Feet to the faith' impacts hearts, minds, social justice
July 19, 2017
By Doug Long | FLUMC

      In a media world with an over-abundance of news reports streaming images of polar bears stranded on melting ice and narratives about increasing crime, poverty and social injustice, how much of this world needs change becomes hard to discern.

      According to Sarah Miller, chairman of the Florida Conference's Social Justice Committee, social justice is not a passing fad in the Christian community, and churches can make a positive difference in our changing world.

      For churches, social justice and working for the greater good has become a calling card. According to some Florida Conference social justice advocates, it is increasingly important for our churches to have the ability to make positive differences in their communities and our world.

"Social justice is not a passing fad...... to continue reading, click HERE .
International: A Way Forward gets input on church future

By Heather Hahn
July 19, 2017 | UMNS

     The feedback to the Commission on a Way Forward gives a sense of the task ahead.

     The commission asked various United Methodists to describe their constituency’s “preferred future for our denomination regarding the nature, conditions and extent of the inclusion of LGBTQ people within the church.”

     The 32-member commission will sift through the responses when it meets starting July 19 through July 21. The group’s fourth meeting is closed to the public and takes place at an undisclosed location in the Chicago area.... to continue reading, click HERE.

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snapshots of grace...
     Here's a shot of our youth and volunteers getting ready to board the bus for a week at Branches! They arrive home on Saturday!
Mark Your Calendar for the Next Town Hall with the Bishop!  Bishop Ken Carter will be holding three more Regional Town Hall Gatherings this fall and one is in Jacksonville! These events are open to all people and will allow opportunities to have questions (submitted before the event) answered. The closest event to Memorial is on Monday, September 25th at 6:30PM at Mandarin United Methodist Church in Jacksonville.
  To register for this event and submit a question, visit flumc.org/bishopconversation.

Memorial's Holy Land Tour in 2018   Click HERE for details on the trip specific to Memorial, including the price of air fare (including to and from New York) payment schedules and registration instructions. Hard copies are available in the back of Maxwell Hall and in Partin Center.

     You can register by mail, phone, or online per the instructions provided in the brochure.   Please make sure you read and understand the entire small print prior to your financial commitment. If you have questions about anything in the brochure,  call Mr. Jim Rosenburg, the Director of Travel Ministries at 239-503-5152 or email  jim@therosenburgs.com  for other questions, call or Marilyn Perkins, MUMC Tour Coordinator, at 904-849-7545.

Disciple’s Path Class Beginning August 9th     Newcomers and long-time members find taking "A Disciple's Path" deepens their relationship with God and their understanding of the history and social principles of the United Methodist Church. The class is also a good introduction to Methodist beliefs for those considering joining the church. Pastor Drew facilitates Wednesdays at 6:00PM beginning August 9th. Location to be announced. Please contact Pastor Drew to pick up your book before the class begins.

Updating our Church Database. Can you help?  The church office is currently in the process of transitioning into a new membership database program. During this process, volunteers may be calling you to confirm or update your preferred contact information. If you can help make phone calls for this process, please contact the church office.

Back to School Sunday and Blessing of the Backpacks   Join us August 6th at all worship services as we pray for our teachers and students as they begin the new school year. All teachers, school employees, and students returning to school this fall (from our youngest, to college-aged, and even graduate students), will be recognized and prayed over during worship. Students, bring your backpacks so we can say a blessing for them.

Red Bird Mission Trip Meeting, August 20th   A group from Memorial will be going to the Red Bird Mission, September 24th - 30th. If you are interested in learning more about participating in this mission trip, please attend a meeting August 20th, at 12:15PM in the Blue Room in Maxwell Hall. Contact Larry Wood with questions. You can learn more about the Red Bird mission at rbmission.org.

mark your calendars...
July 23rd – New Worship Series Begins “When Jesus Says Go!"  

July 27th – M&M Dinner, 6:00PM, Maxwell Hall     

August 6th – Back to School Sunday      

August 6th – MUMC Orientation, 9:30AM, location, TBA      

August 6th   -   Memorial’s Taizé Worship 6:00PM, at Trinity      

August 9th – Disciple’s Path Class Begins, 6:00PM,
                                         location TBA

August 16th – Wednesday Dinner and Classes Begin       

August 20th - Red Bird Mission Trip Meeting, 12:15PM, Blue
                                        Room in Maxwell Hall

Sept. 10th – Consecration Ceremony and Re-Grand Opening 
                                    Celebration of the Sanctuary Building, 3:00PM