Oct. 19th, 2018
This Week at Memorial...
Each fall, in most churches across the country, there is some form of stewardship focus in worship services and sermons. Traditionally, it is a time when pastors are charged with asking their congregations to be generous and to reach a little higher in their giving for the upcoming year. As I said in my sermon two weeks ago, these sermons are never easy because preachers know that no one really likes to hear them preach about money.
 
But still we do it, because whether we like it or not, money is a big part of who we are and how we work in this world. And, money was something that Jesus talked a lot about during his earthly ministry. During our “Enough” series, we have talked about our management of personal finances, and specifically how we can find freedom and joy through living lives marked by simplicity and generosity.
 
As we approach the end of the series we have two special Consecration Sundays during which we ask you to return the Estimate of Giving/Pledge Card that was mailed to you a couple of weeks ago. I know that you have been praying about how you might get behind the work of Memorial in 2019, and I am so thankful for that. As we each bring our Estimate of Giving Cards this week and next, I am excited to consecrate our plans and move forward to take the next faithful step God is calling us to.

Blessings,
Pastor Charlie
 
Mark Your Calendars:
 
Oct. 20 th – North East Florida District “Super- Charged Conference” Worship and District Rally, Crossroads United Methodist Church in Jax, 9:00AM

Oct. 21st - Acolyte Training, 12:15PM in the Multipurpose Room

Oct. 25th - M&M's Dinner, 6:00PM, in Maxwell Hall

Oct. 28 th Informational Meeting for those Interested in Going on the Northern Ireland Tour with Pastor Charlie (Tour in June, 2019)

Oct. 28th - Concert with a Cause "Flutes for Troops" 7:00PM in the Sanctuary

Oct. 31 st – Wednesday Dinner on Halloween is Pizza. Kids and Youth classes are not meeting at 6:00PM. Most Adult Classes
 
Nov. 3 rd – Community Fall Festival, at Memorial 10:00AM – 1:00PM

Nov. 4th - All Saints Sunday

Nov 4th - Memorial Orientation, 11:00AM, Room 302

Nov. 4 th – Taizé Worship, 6:00PM, at Trinity, with  special music by Lashan Wolfe & the Memorial Ensemble

Worship
Calendar
SUNDAY: SWEL (Single Women Enjoying Lunch)
 Join the ladies this Sunday and every Sunday this month at New China (next to Winn-Dixie, on the island) at Please RSVP weekly to Marilyn Perkins at 904-849-7545 or email her at mjperkins1@comcast.net . All single women, or women who attend church alone, are welcome to lunch each Sunday!

SUNDAY: Is Your Child Interested in Being an Acolyte? Acolytes assist the pastors in worship by lighting candles and collecting the offering.    If your 3 rd - 5 th grader is interested in this ministry, come to a required training for new acolytes (and 1 parent) today at 12:15PM in the Multipurpose Room. Lunch provided. Current acolytes are encouraged, but not required, to attend.

SUNDAY: Youth Girl’s Chorus to Perform in December! Youth girls are invited to join the Youth Girl’s Chorus, led by Shea Zaccaro, which will sing in worship December 2nd. This is a great way to be a part of the music ministry without a long-term commitment. The choir will meet in the Music Suite Sundays, at 12:15PM beginning today. Contact Joan with questions.

MONDAY: M/M Singers (Monday Memorial Singers) Our Monday Memorial (M/M) Singers are a group of all ages from our congregation who meet Mondays at 10:00AM to bring music and favorite hymns to residents of local assisted living facilities. The group will visit Osprey Village this Monday. Click HERE for the schedule!
 
WEDNESDAY: Wednesday Dinner & Classes Join us in Maxwell Hall at 5:00PM for Chicken Spaghetti! Stay after for classes and small groups. You can download this fall's menu, HERE.

THURSDAY: The Next M&M's Dinner and Program will be a ROCKIN' good time! Come on Thursday, October 25th when “Rock Steady Boxing” will be presenting information on their therapeutic breakthrough treatment for Parkinson’s patients who will actually don their boxing gloves in a sparring demonstration. Dinner will be pork carnitas and Spanish rice for $8. Reservations required. Please call Mary Cillo at 904-335-0902 or Email squirerod63@att.net
Music Ministry
Save the Date: Chancel Choir Christmas Cantata - The Cantata will be presented December 16th at the 8:00AM and 11:00AM worship services .
Youth Girls Chorus! All youth girls are welcome to come and join the Youth Girls Chorus that will sing at worship on December 2nd. Girls can join Shea Zaccaro in the Music Suite Sundays, at 12:15PM beginning on October 21st. Contact Joan with questions.
Snapshots of Grace
Missions
Concert with a Cause, “Flutes for Troops” October 28 th
 The Fernandina Flute Friends (Susan Magg, Pegge Ealum, Holly Stewart, Sarah Flint and Emily Flint) will join their talents together for our next Concert with a Cause “Flutes for Troops”! Join us in the Sanctuary, October 28 th at 7:00PM for a mix of beautiful flute music including Broadway favorites and classics from Bach, Mozart, and Joplin! A love offering will be collected for Trees for America’s Troops!

Sign Up to Pray for Karios Outside The next Kairos Outside is Nov 2nd- 4th. You can help support this weekend from home by signing up to commit to a prayer vigil. If you are able to help please click on the link below and sign up for a time 

Memorial Kids
Community
The Community Fall Festival is Almost Here!! Our gift to the community, the Fall Festival, is just around the corner. This year, the festival falls AFTER Halloween on November 3 rd . This volunteer-run event needs people to help with face painting, food service, welcome booths, games, and more. Sign up to volunteer HERE or call Pastor Drew in the church office. If you don’t have a Fall Festival T-shirt from previous years, please let him know what size you need.
Tour Northern Ireland with Pastor Charlie
Next year in June, Pastor Charlie will be hosting a professional tour of Northern Ireland highlighting history, peace, and reconciliation. The trip is being offered by EO Tours and is open to members of the congregation. If you are interested in learning more about the details of the trip, please come to an informational meeting Sunday, October 28 th at 12:15PM in the Multipurpose Room.
Click HERE to see a brochure about the tour. Contact Marilyn Perkins with questions.
It's Time for a NEW Directory! Make Sure that You are Included! Scheduling for photo shoots for our new church directory begin this week. For fall, the photo dates will be November 15th, 16th, and 17th, These early dates will allow time for the photos to be made into prints and greeting cards in time for the Christmas season! (and, yes, pets are welcome in the photos!)
There will be another opportunity for photo shoots in the winter, January 17th - 19th. These dates will be for those who are unable to schedule during our November dates.
You will be able to self-schedule on-line HERE or you may sign up with one of our volunteers each Sunday morning before or after your worship. More specific on-line scheduling information and photo shoot information will be available this coming week.
The new directory should be completed by Spring 2019!
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The Next M&M's Dinner and Program will be a ROCKIN' good time! Come on Thursday, October 25th when “Rock Steady Boxing” will be presenting information on their therapeutic breakthrough treatment for Parkinson’s patients who will actually don their boxing gloves in a sparring demonstration. These classes have proven that anyone, at any level of Parkinson’s, can actually lessen their symptoms and lead a healthier and happier life. Dinner will be pork carnitas and Spanish rice for $8. Reservations required. Please call Mary Cillo at 904-335-0902 or Email squirerod63@att.net
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Wednesday Dinner on Halloween Night: Come to Wednesday Dinner on Halloween, October 31 st at 5:00PM for pizza. Families are welcome to come in costume. Classes for kids and youth will not be held and some adult classes will not meet. See below groups meeting Oct. 31 st .
Groups Meeting Oct. 31 st :
Disciple’s Path, Enough, & Sermon Based Bible Study
Groups NOT Meeting Oct. 31 st :
Roger’s class, Faithlinks, Kids classes, & Youth
 
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