May 28th, 2021


Learn how YOU can get
involved in the life of
Memorial this week! Watch the sneak peak of
Just Three Things:
Our Mission statement at Memorial is: “Memorial United Methodist Church is a grace-filled family of Jesus followers who welcome all people to experience the love and grace of God through Worship, Study, Community, and Mission.”
Community…it is one of the main ways that we believe we experience the love and grace of God.
We believe it is crucial that we build and maintain relationships with others in our church and community. This Sunday, May 30th, you are invited to Memorial Day at Memorial – our church-wide picnic. From 10:30AM – 1:00PM we are all invited to gather together to worship, sing, play, help with missions, talk, eat, and have fun! It is our hope that people of all ages will come and join us for at least part of the day.
We have all missed being together and this is a great way for our whole church family to gather together.
So, bring your chair¸ and join us on Sunday.

See you there!
Pastor Carrie
This Sunday at Memorial....
REMEMBER: There are no on-campus worship services this Sunday. Join us for our online service at 9:00AM!

Beginning NEXT Sunday.....
Two Ways to Participate in Digital Worship at 9:00AM
this Sunday!
at 9:00AM

  • Or watch on YouTube HERE

Access everything you need for digital worship May 30th at:

No matter when you worship, please let us know that you stopped by: tinyurl.com/Memorial5-30
THIS SUNDAY!!!!!
Memorial Day at Memorial,
May 30th!
Lunch will be provide for free by the food trucks,
and donations will be accepted!
Celebrate with Memorial and Lamb Early Education Center as we recognize our 2021 Lamb VPK Graduates!!!! The ceremony will be livestreamed on Facebook this Thursday, June 3rd at 10:0AM. Tune in an cheer on our little grads in the Community Feed!


Classes & Groups
This Week


Sundays:
Yokefellows Class
with Carol Carroll, 9:30AM via Zoom

Comprehensive Look at the Bible
with Andy Foote, 9:30AM online

Children's Sunday School
with Pastor Carrie and Friends,
12:15PM via Zoom

Youth Group
5:00PM

Tuesdays:
"Everything Happens"
Podcast Review
with Pastor Drew, 12:15PM via Zoom

Wednesdays:
Mom's ConneXion Group,
9:30AM in the area just outside the 2nd floor elevator in the Sanctuary building

Scripture & Prayer, Book of Romans
with Pastor Charlie 11:00AM via Zoom

Out of Obscurity
with Pastor Alyce 2:00PM via Zoom


Wednesday Night Classes,
6:00PM Via Zoom
Saints Throughout Christian History with Dr. Anna Wright

Beginners Guide to the Book of Genesis  with Pastor Carrie

Faithlinks with Carrie Mac
Thursdays
Men's Bible Study
with Dave Bowers, 7:00AM, in the Multipurpose Room

Flunking Sainthood
With Pastor Carrie, 10:00AM via Zoom

Lunch & Learn, "Girl Meets God"
With Pastor Carrie, 11:30PM via Zoom

Wednesday Night Classes go on hiatus after June 2nd so our pastors, staff, and volunteers can assist with VBS (and have a little break, too.)
The Summer Series for Wednesday night classes will resume July 14th. Pastor Charlie will be leading a class, Dr. Joan will lead a study, and Faithlinks will resume. Be on the lookout for more information!
Sunday School on MY Schedule?
Yes, please!!

Now you can have Sunday School sent right to your email every week to read at your leisure, even in your pajamas!
Lessons come from The United Methodist Church, published quarterly by Cokesbury, The United Methodist Publishing House snare interpreted by Steve Feith with a Jewish perspective. To be added to the weekly email distribution, send an email to Steve at sjfeith@pm.me 
Can you help with America's Youth this summer? They need you!
America’s Youth, one of Memorial's mission partners, is a home away from home for area children who need a place to go to and feel safe. The program is managed by our own John Gilbert, who attends our 9:30AM worship service.
During the school year. America’s Youth provides an after school program where children receive tutoring and help with homework.
During the summer months, the kids have a day camp, Monday through Friday, from 7:00AM to 6:00PM Children are served breakfast, lunch, and dinner at camp and participate in both fun and learning activities throughout the day. For this camp to be successful, volunteers are needed.
Can you give a few hours a week over the summer by:

  • Helping when the kids arrive from 7:00AM - 9:00AM each morning, Monday - Friday (any day you can)
  • Watching the kids at the swimming pool, Monday - Thursday from 10:00AM - Noon. (any day you can)
  • Repair or donate bikes/ Ride bikes with the kids any afternoon
  • Help by being a driver for the kids each Friday for the special activities.
  • Plan one craft project, ice cream party, or any fun entertainment for the kids during the summer?                                     

 Prayerfully consider how you can serve.
For more information or to volunteer call
Anita Oliver: 404-731-0329
CAN YOU HELP DRIVE OUR UMCOR BUCKETS TO ALABAMA?
Memorial is in search of someone willing to drive a trailer with UMCOR flood buckets to north Alabama in early June. The church will provide funds for gas and a hotel for the night. If you are available to help, please contact Pastor Drew!
"A Way A Week"
Info & actions to explore our spiritual connection to creation & our Christian responsibility to care for our planet. 
THIS WEEK:
Let’s "green" our laundry!
That doesn’t mean you have to turn your clothes green, (although I do have an affinity for Kermit the Frog).
Start by washing full loads, for the greatest energy efficiency. Next consider your detergent. Check Environmental Working Group’s rating of your laundry detergent here: hewg.org/guides/categories/9-Laundry/.
Also, consider the packaging of your detergent, as so many of them still come in single-use plastic (remember only 9% of plastics ever made have been recycled – most end up in landfills or the ocean). I weigh the mediocre ‘C’ rating for the chemistry of my Arm & Hammer powder detergent with the fact that it comes in a box, and it doesn’t break the bank. Save additional energy by washing in cold water.
While this isn’t always workable in soggy Florida, you get extra credit if you hang your clothes out to dry.
Finally, when it’s time to replace your machines, please check the energy efficiency ratings and do the best you can to conserve energy.
Blessings and Peace,
Sarah Flint,
"Green Geek"
Need to Add Something to our weekly Prayer List?
Columbarium & Memorial Gardens
Memorial provides a place for inurning the cremated remains of church members & their loved ones.
Inurning loved ones on the grounds of a church where they were baptized, married, or nurtured in faith, is an age-old tradition. Along with niches for inuring, the garden includes a wall for memorial plaques and an area for memorial pavers to be placed.
To learn more, download our brochure
or contact the church office.
  • Are you feeling worn out? Frustrated? Lonely? Scared? In need of someone to talk to? Our Stephen Ministers are here to help. Memorial has a great team of Stephen Ministers who are extensively trained and gifted to help walk with you through this challenging season of life. Stephen Ministers meet with people one-on-one to provide spiritual care and comfort. To request a Stephen Minister, contact Pastor Drew or the Church office.

  • Pastor Alyce is also available by appointment for pastoral counselling via phone. You can contact Pastor Alyce by calling: 850-544-4826 
Ways to GIVE @Memorial  

Electronically:
  • GivePlus app (Google Play or iTunes )
  • at mumconline.com/give
  • Automatically through your bank

In Person:
  • drop boxes in Maxwell Hall
  • mail slot at the Partin Center
 
Through the Mail:
  • 601 Centre St., Fernandina Beach, Fl 32034

Day Trip Summer Waves Water Park
June 10th: 10:00AM-5:00PM
$20 per student plus $ for lunch.
Join in the fun as we head to Jekyll Island for a fun water park experience. There is Larry’s Giant Subs on-site or pack your own lunch. Must Sign-up by June 6th.

The Youth Summer Activity Calendar is out and it is chock-full '0 fun and adventure!! Download it here.
REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED for VBS and MISSION CAMP.
Please register your kids today so volunteers can plan ahead!
Come each day or come when you can! Mission Camp and VBS are flexible!


Our Bridge Group Meets again THIS Sunday, May 23rd.
Our pastors have transitioned their daily devotional videos into one, Midweek Message. Did you get to see Pastor Drew's message on Wednesday? If not, watch it HERE.
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