NEWS FROM ORUMC
4/8/2021
After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb. Matthew 28:1


Our Traditional (9am) service will be available on Facebook Live through Pastor Andy's cell phone.


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Our Contemporary (11am) service will be simultaneously
live streamed on both our Facebook page and our YouTube channel.

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Click Here to sign up for the Traditional (9am) or the Contemporary (11am) worship service.

FLOWERS FOR THE SANCTUARY

Oak Ridge florist is open and Altar Guild members will be in place next Sunday the 18th. If you would like to sign up to have flowers placed in the Sanctuary in memory of or in honor of someone, please contact Tara (tara.blake@oakridgeumc.org) in the church office. If you paid for flowers in 2020, and we were unable to honor your request due to COVID, please let us know so we can reissue you another date.
MISSION OF THE MONTH
Mission of the Month: Good Samaritan Ministries
 
Thank you for your generous support of Good Samaritan Ministries. This is a truly local mission, serving those in need who live in northwest Guilford County. There are 11 participating churches in Stokesdale and Oak Ridge who support this ministry. No one is turned away. A family is only asked to provide a name and address for record-keeping purposes.

The pantry is located in the Stokesdale Business Center, 8500 Ellisboro Road in Stokesdale. On the fourth Saturday of each month, the pantry opens to distribute boxes of food to all who come. The boxes are substantial, containing approximately 30 lbs. of 14 different items of food. This is enough to provide a family of 4 basic nutrition for about a week. If a family is larger, they receive two boxes. GSM also offers emergency financial assistance for those who need help with critical expenses, such as utility bills or rent. The requests are verified, and money is paid directly to the utility or landlord.

ORUMC supports this ministry in several ways:
1.     Through our budget.
2.     Through your donations of food items. See the list on the wall next to the collection cabinet outside the church office for items to donate.
3.     Through your financial support of GSM as a Mission of the Month.

Thank you all for your generous support and participation in this vital local mission!

Spencer and Linda Sullivan
GSM Ministry Leaders
336-643-6993
UPCOMING EVENTS

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Promotions offered for
Younger donors:

Donors 16-24 years of age will receive a $10 e-Gift Card from Tango Cards with a completed donation. There are a variety of merchants available through Tango Cards. Cards will arrive within 7-10 days after drive via valid email on file at www.RedCrossBlood.org.


All donors:

As a special thank-you, when donors race to give between
 April 1-30, they’ll automatically be entered for a chance to win a $1,000 e-gift card to a merchant of their choice. There will be five winners, so spread the word and help fill your blood drive schedule by encouraging your friends, family and co-workers to make an appointment today!
UNITED METHODIST MEN SCHOLARSHIP

For the past several years, we have been able to award more scholarships, thanks to profitable Brunswick Stew sales. However, the 2020 sale had to be canceled due to covid-19, so funds are limited for 2021. This likely means fewer scholarships and makes it more important than ever for the application to include as much helpful supporting information as possible. 
 
There will be two scholarships: one to a graduating high school senior, another to a current higher education under-graduate student. There is a possibility that one or more additional scholarships could be awarded, depending on amount of funds available. The scholarship is open to anyone attending any higher education institution, including community colleges and trade schools. It is limited to undergraduates only, no advanced degrees. 
 
Remember the deadline! It can sneak up on you.
The application can be submitted at any time. You need not wait until the last minute. The deadline for 2021 is Sunday,
May 16. Late applications will not be considered.
For 2021, application evaluations will begin immediately after the cutoff date. 

Guatemala 2021

Let's continue the "in person" Stove and Water Ministry in Guatemala! As you know, we had to cancel the team last year. With the progress being made to defeat Covid, we are hopeful that we will be able to return to Guatemala in October. We initially planned for just one team but there appears to be enough interest for another team.
 
The team dates are October 16-24 and October 23-31. The team fee should be about the same as before, $1300. We will go back to Santa Clara, our 2019 location, and continue working with Pastor Cardona. 
 
More information to come later. For now, please call, text or email to let me know your level of interest.
 
Max Kern
336 643-7297