March 29th, 2020

A special Holy Week Video Message from Pastor Charlie!
Watch Sunday's Worship
“How Would You Like That?”
-Pastor Charlie
Record your attendance in worship,
whenever you may watch it,
by visiting this link:
You can find the worship guide by visiting
To kick off Holy Week. enjoy a modern re-telling of the Last Supper.
Maundy Thursday worship is online at 6:30PM on Facebook or later on YouTube. Look in your Lenten Gift Bags for items for this worship service.
Good Friday worship will be online at 6:30PM and ALSO on-campus, outside at 6:30PM. To RSVP for the on campus service, visit
Check in your Lenten Gift Bag for items designated for Good Friday Worship.

You won't want to miss the Easter Craft Time on Saturday!
Most of our on-campus Easter Services are full, but be sure to get on the waiting list and if a space becomes available, we'll let you know:

And, you can also take advantage of our online worship service Sunday at 11:00AM on Facebook Live and later on YouTube.
RSVP for 11:00AM Worship in the Sanctuary (Beginning April 11th)
We STILL want to hear from YOU!

If you attend online worship on Facebook or on YouTube and have not yet filled out our survey, please take a moment to do so HERE. We want to learn from you as we grow our online opportunities.
Memorial's Lenten Devotionals
This is our last week of our weekly, Lenten devotionals. You can find these daily videos in a special Facebook group at

CHARGE CONFERENCE, April 11th, 12:15PM
A Charge Conference is needed to allow a vote on proceeding with proposed renovation plans for Maxwell Hall and the playground on April 11th at 12:15PM via Zoom or in-person in Maxwell Hall. Remember, all may attend but you need to be a member to vote.

BEFORE the Charge Conference, attend one of our Listening Sessions. Learn about proposed renovation plans for Maxwell Hall and the playground.
Pick the time that works best for you:
  • Tuesday, April 6th: 11:00AM via Zoom**
  • Wednesday, April 7th: 6:00PM via Zoom**
  • Thursday, April 8th: 11 :00AM via Zoom** and in Maxwell Hall
  • Thursday, April 8th: 3:00PM via Zoom** and in Maxwell Hall

RSVP to the Info Sharing Session of your choice and to
the Charge Conference by sending an email to:
** RSVP to be sent a secure Zoom link for the session
Dinner this Wednesday, March 31st is Chicken Enchiladas, Rice & Beans, Mixed Veggies, Salad, Rolls, Churros!
Click HERE to RSVP!
Looking for a way to do some good in our community this week? Our mission partner, Gracie's Kitchen, needs help!
Gracie’s will be having a mobile food pantry (to pass out boxes of food provided by the Feeding N.E. Florida) on Wednesday March 31st starting at 1:00 P.M. The truck will deliver the food, some of which is delivered in bulk and must be sorted and repackaged for individual family use. The clients will start picking up food at 4:00 P.M. If you can help repackage or hand out food please email Caroline Fanelli the time you would like to help.

      Gracie’s is also is having a scheduled cleaning day once a month from 10:00 A.M.-2:00 P.M. This will occur the first Wednesday of the month on April 7th if you would like to help.
Collecting for the Day Drop-in Center During Lent

We are still collecting items for our local Day Drop-in Center managed by the Coalition for the Homeless of Nassau County.

They are in great need on many items, including:
- Nonperishable food items, i.e., Vienna sausage, fruit cups, tuna/chicken in a bag, beef stew, spam, and water

- Hygiene items: shampoo, lotion, razors, toothpaste & brushes, nail clippers

- Sleeping bags, tents, backpacks, blankets, hand warmers

- Sun screen, band aids, bug repellent

The Day Drop in Center is a safe, compassionate, supportive place for our homeless community. The Center provides showers, laundry facilities, snacks, breakfast, and lunch six days a week; a mailing address, a secure place to store documents, assistance in writing resumes, obtaining an I.D., a birth certificate, food stamps and other benefits.

Items may be brought to the Partin Center or dropped off at the Coalition for the Homeless Day Drop-in Center 1005 South 14th Street at the Fernandina Beach Church of Christ Tuesdays & Thursdays 9:00AM – 1:00PM
Sign up at
A SPECIAL opportunity to learn more about Jesus TOMORROW!!
Attend our one-time/2-hour workshop called the "FIVE PORTRAITS OF JESUS" at Memorial
When we think of Jesus, we often consider words such as holy, savior, divine, precious etc...In this workshop, we will explore aspects of Jesus as the "word made flesh" . You may not have given much thought to this premise, but come and look at a different view of Jesus. Some portraits may surprise and challenge you - others may bring comfort. Be prepared to discover and discuss how this view of Jesus as human speaks to your faith. Barbara Bruce will lead this in-person workshop on Tuesday, March 30th at 10:00AM. RSVP is required:

New Wednesday Night Classes Coming Soon!!

Beginners Guide to the Book of Genesis

Join Pastor Carrie for a Beginners Guide to the Book of Genesis. Together we will read the beginning of our scripture and learn about how it was written and what impact it has on us today. This class will last 7 weeks and will be held on Wednesday nights at 6:00PM via ZOOM. RSVP to or call the church office.
Saints throughout Christian History 
Beginning April 14th

“All shall be well and all shall be well
and all manner of things shall be well.”
What a powerful statement to sustain us during this pandemic. The saint who wrote these words was living during the plague in the 1300s. This 6- week journey is led by Dr. Anna Wright and is ideal for people who is looking to dive deep into Christian tradition and history. The class will cover many different saints from Christian history, such as St. Hildegard of Bingen, Brother Lawrence, Julian of Norwich, and more. Join in to look at what constitutes a saint, how one becomes a saint, and what the Methodist tradition says about saints. 
Dive into stories about their lives, their spiritual practices, and writings and how you can apply their stories to our faith journeys.  The class meets on Wednesday nights via ZOOM at 6:00PM beginning April 14th. Each week will cover a NEW saint so join in for the whole class or drop-in when you can. To RSVP, email or call the church office.
(Interested in becoming a member at Memorial?
Our next offering of our New Members Class begins on April 14th! Facilitated by our pastors and staff, our New Member's Class looks at the history of Christianity, the beliefs of the United Methodist Church, and how we live out our faith through prayer, Scripture, giving, and service. This class is offered quarterly and is required for those interested in joining Memorial as members. 
The next session begins April 14th and will be at 6:00PM via Zoom. Contact Karen Schmitt for more information or to reserve your spot! 
Did you miss worship this week? Here are a few highlights from our online service!

A gorgeous prelude by the Handbell Choir
Your financial giving is very important to keep the ministry of our church going, especially at this trying time.

Ways to GIVE @Memorial
  • ·    GivePlus app** (Google Play or iTunes )
  • ·    at
  • ·    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
**By using the app or website, you may designate your giving to the Operating Budget, Capital Campaign, General Missions Fund or set up automatic giving.