July 31st, 2020
There has been so much rain lately and, when it isn't raining (or sometimes when it is), it is so hot outside! I am so thankful to live in this beautiful community, however, it would be nice to be outside right now. I am growing tired of being stuck inside my house or the church. 

I am sure you are feeling similarly.

This is one reason I was so pleased to celebrate Christmas with you all last Sunday. Reminiscing and experiencing the joy of the season and being together lifted my spirits more than I expected it to. Hearing our choir, seeing the handbells, singing such familiar carols and then hearing the Christmas story was deeply moving and lifting to my sour mood.
I hope you participated in worship live with us or caught it later on YouTube or in a DVD from a Mac Pack.  

This upcoming Sunday we get a similar opportunity as we are celebrating Easter together. We will read the Resurrection story, sing "Christ the Lord is Risen Today," and worship God together. I hope you will join us at 11:00AM on Facebook live, and I encourage you to share the service on your Facebook page to invite others to join us.

Gathering as the body of Christ right now is important for each of us and we need each other. I look forward to interacting with you on Sunday and worshipping the risen Lord! 

Pastor Carrie
“We extend our Christian Sympathies to Mary and Miguel Negron on the loss of their son-in-law Scott and to Darlene and Kevin Estes on the loss of their son Michael”

“We also extend our Christian sympathies to our Congregation Members who have lost loved ones during this season of COVID”

Peace and Blessings to all!
This Sunday in Worship at Memorial......
Join us this Sunday LIVE at 11:00AM or later on YouTube. We will have Holy Communion and celebrate Easter in August! Watch the video at left to learn more!
In the Christmas Spirit!!!
Some of you truly were in the spirit of "Christmas in July" during worship last week! Here are a few of the photos we had posted to our Facebook page. (Yes, that's a Christmas tree up and decorated in summer colors!)
We can't wait to see your "Easter in August" pictures this Sunday! Sunday clothes, Easter bonnets, even bunny ears!
What will you do to celebrate Easter in August from your home??
Happy Easter!!!
Access the worship guide at mumconline.com/connect
or download it HERE.
Gather a candle, and your Bible, and tune in for worship Sunday, August 2nd at 11:00AM on Facebook!
We will have Holy Communion together, so gather your elements!
Find the feed HERE OR join us later on YouTube . The worship service will be posted there by Sunday afternoon.

No matter WHEN you worship, please record your attendance in worship with our online form: tinyurl.com/Memorial8-2
*Bring your own coffee and donuts. :)
Join "Virtual Coffee & Donuts" Sundays, any time between 10:00AM - 10:55AM, to chat with the church family and meet new friends!
 Join with video: HERE
Meeting ID: 851 3188 6995
Password: Memorial
Join without video via cell phone or home phone:
Call: 1 301 715 8592
Meeting ID: 851 3188 6995
Password: 546533
During VBS, our kids made "Virtual Hugs" out of construction paper and string. (they can be put around the shoulders as a way of hugging from afar.) Knowing that there were many people whom they loved that they could not hug during this time of social distancing, they made the "hugs" to mail to friends and loved ones. The hugs had messages of love and hope written on them! Many of the children also made some extra hugs for our homebound members who receive our weekly Mac Packs!
So, this week, our 22 Mac Packs included a set of virtual hugs made by the kids are Memorial! Thank you, kids! And thank you, Memorial! It's your support of our ministries that help make sweet gestures like this possible!
For ZOOM meeting IDs or to RSVP for a class, email RSVP@mumconline.com

Sundays, 9:30AM:
New Testament: Chronological Reading Study with Andy Foote

Yokefellows Class
with Carol Carroll

Kids Sunday School

Sundays, Anytime Between 10:00AM - 10:55AM
Virtual Coffee and Donuts
( Meeting ID: 851 3188 6995
Password: Memorial)

Sunday, 5:00PM
Youth Group

Tuesdays, 10:30AM
Mom's ConneXion Group.

Tuesdays, 12:15PM
Scriptural Study with Pastor Drew

Wednesdays, 5:00PM
Reading Though the New Testament, with Pastor Alyce

Wednesday Night, 6:00PM
Faithlinks with Carrie Mac
& Disciple's Path
(Use the Wednesday Night Group Meeting Code: 920 047 271)

Men's Bible Study with Dave Bowers, 7:00AM
Did you miss anything from worship last week when we celebrated Christmas in July ? If you didn't see it the first time around, or just want to see it again, check out some highlights from last Sunday, below!
Enjoy a memory of some Christmas music from our Ensemble and Choir (from 2019) HERE.

Join in with the organ as we sing Joy to the World HERE.
Watch Pastor Carrie's Christmas Children's Message HERE.

And nothing says Christmas like our handbells! Here's special piece they recorded for us HERE.

And a very special postlude, HERE.
  • 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: 850-544-482 
  • The Sanctuary and Chapel are Open for times of personal prayer two days a week. Mondays will be only for those ages 65 and over, from 10:00AM - 12:30PM. Wednesdays are open to all from 10:00AM-12:30PM.
Please pre-register your spot by calling the church office (904-261-5769) or signing up online HERE.
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Ways to GIVE @Memorial.

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  • SNAIL MAIL: Mail in a donation to Memorial United Methodist Church, 601 Centre Street, Fernandina Beach, Fl 32034

  • Bring your donation by the Partin Center and drop it in the mail slot. Offering envelopes are now available outside the front door.
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