It was brought to my attention that the links to the videos below the Pastor's Note were not working for some people. I've updated the links and tested them. They should work for everyone, now! Thank you for letting me know!

Nothing in the below email has changed save for the video links.

Thank you!
Carrie Mac
January 3rd, 2019
This Week at Memorial...
These past two weeks have been wonderful!
Over our 4 Christmas Eve services, around 970 people worshipped the new-born King.
Last Sunday, Pastor Alyce preached her first sermon at Memorial, and it was fantastic (if you missed it, check it out on Youtube now!), and in between all of those, we closed the church office and the staff and their families got to spend time together.
In her sermon at the 3:30 service, Pastor Carrie encouraged us to enjoy quality, un-scheduled time with those we love. It has been a joy for us to do that and I hope that you have been able to do that as well.
Soon, life will go back to its normal patterns, however, my encouragement to you is to find some new tradition or habit to add in this new year. Whereas many will talk about a New Year’s resolution, I have been thinking about what I can do to help this Christmas feeling of peace and joy last throughout the year. It is my hope that each of us can linger in this place of peace each day of 2020. I hope to see you this Sunday as we celebrate Epiphany!

  Blessings,
Pastor Drew
Jan. 4th - Help Take Down the Nativity, 2:00PM

Jan 5th - SWEL meets at Amelia Tavern at 12:P30PM

Jan. 5th - Taizé at Trinity, 6:00PM

Jan. 8 th – Wednesday Night Dinners (5:00PM)  &
Classes (6:00PM) Resume

Jan. 9 th – Lunch and Learn Begins a New 11:30PM in the Multipurpose Room
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Jan 12 th Bloodmobile on
Campus
 
Jan. 19 th  – New Sermon
Series on Mental  Health
Begins

Jan 23rd - M&M's Dinner, 5:00PM

Jan. 23 rd  - Disciple’s Path
Begins, 6:00PM

Jan. 28 th - United Methodist Women Potluck Dinner, 6:00PM in Maxwell Hall
 
Feb 12 th – Wellness Class with Barbara Bruce begins at 6:00PM in Room 301
 
Feb. 19 th – Disciple Fast Track with Pastor Alyce begins at 6:00PM in Room 305
SATURDAY: Taking Down of the Outdoor Nativity Help needed to take down, move, and store the Nativity Scene. If you can help, please meet up at the front of the church campus at 2:00PM. Ron Holmes and Mitch Vollmers are coordinating this effort. It should take less than an hour to take down and store. All are welcome to help in this effort.

SUNDAY: SWEL (Single Women Enjoying Lunch) Meets S SWEL invites all single women, or those who come to church alone, to lunch today at Amelia Tavern at 12:30PM.

SUNDAY: Taizé Worship at 6:00PM Taizé worship, inspired by the Taizé Christian community in France, is a calm, centering worship in the beautiful, historic setting of the Sanctuary at Trinity. If you have not experienced this transformative worship, the beginning of the new year is the perfect time. Taizé is always the first Sunday of the month at 6:00PM (except May due to Shrimp Fest). The special music at Taizé this month will be folk harpist Muncell McPhillips.

WEDNESDAY: Wednesday Night Dinner and Classes Resume! Join us at 5:00PM in Maxwell Hall for a pasta bar dinner! Stay after for small groups and classes. View new spring classes HERE.
Wednesday Dinners and Classes Resume January 8th Join us for Wednesday Dinners, resuming Jan. 8 th at 5:00PM in Maxwell Hall. On the menu will be a pasta buffet. Stay after for classes, choir, or small groups beginning at 6:00PM:
-      Rev. Dr. David Moenning, explores the mental
health topics of addiction, suicide, & depression 1/22, 1/29 & 2/5 in the Multipurpose Room
-      Pastor Charlie leads a journey through the Gospel of John in Room 304
-      Roger Antworth leads a study of the book The Four Vision Quests of Jesus in Room 305
-      Paul Harrell leads a Sermon-Based Bible Study in the Blue Room in Maxwell Hall
-      Carrie McCannell-Scruggs facilitates Faithlinks ( current events through a Methodist perspective ) across the Street at Peppers
Disciple’s Path Class Beginning January 23 rd   This six-week class, facilitated by our pastors, 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. Disciple’s Path is offered four times a year and is required for those interested in joining Memorial as members. Classes are Thursdays at 6:00PM in the Multipurpose Room. Email RSVP@mumconline.com to sign up

Grief Share Resuming The Grief Share ministry will resume at 12:00 noon on Tuesday, January 21, 2020, in Room 302 of the Sanctuary building. The group meets for 90 minutes of prayer, video, and sharing every Tuesday for 13 weeks, led by facilitators Clayton Smith and Lois Stewart. Contact Lois Stewart at Loissdjm2@gmail.com or 904-310-6295 to reserve a place in the group if you are feeling grief over the death of a family member.   

United Methodist Men's Monthly Pancake Breakfast
 Men at Memorial are invited to the monthly pancake breakfast on Saturday, January 11th, at 8:00AM in Maxwell Hall. Come enjoy good food, fellowship, and an inspiring message. This month's guest speaker is Jim Tippins, former chaplain for 13 years at Baptist Nassau Hospital. He
recently retired from that position and started a counseling service which is called CHANGING TIDES. His new service offers a much needed resource to those who have suffered a loss or may be dealing with a life-threatening crisis. No reservations necessary. 

Bloodmobile on Campus January 12 th   If   you are able, please consider giving the agape gift of blood Sunday, Jan. 12 th , between 7:30AM - Noon. Those who donate receive a free wellness check, blood pressure check, and cholesterol screening. Register online at oneblood.org/donate-now and use code #32946.

SWEL Meeting January 5th at Amelia Tavern Single women or those who attend church alone are invited to lunch with SWEL (Single Women Enjoying Lunch.)

Memory and Brain Wellness Class Come and discover ways to age well and enjoy life to the fullest. Explore ways to keep your brain fit, deal with stress and keep your memory functioning in this three-session series on wellness. Wednesdays - 6:00PM – Room 301 – Begins February 12 th
Memorial Now Offering The Church Family Pastoral Counseling Services
Pastoral Counseling is deeply rooted in scripture. Prototypes for pastoral counseling include prophets, such as Moses’ sister Miriam, Samuel, Jeremiah, and Ezekiel, and the ultimate example, our Lord, Jesus. One of the first pastoral clinical counseling training programs was developed in 1925 in the U.S.
 Reverend Parmer received her Master’s degree in Pastoral Counseling from Asbury Theological Seminary, her Clinical Pastoral Education training from Tallahassee Memorial Hospital, and is an ordained United Methodist minister. These are the qualifications necessary to engage in Pastoral Counseling. 
 Pastoral Counseling is not equivalent to the services provided by a licensed family or mental health counselor, but it can be useful to help one determine whether such mental health counseling is appropriate, as pastoral counseling can help one identify this need. 
 There is no cost for you or a member of your family to receive confidential Pastoral Counseling services. Pastor Alyce will be available every Wednesday from 11:00 – noon in Room 305 or by appointment. No appointment is necessary, but is advisable, especially if this time and day won’t work for you. You can call Pastor Alyce directly at 850-544-4826.
New Worship Series Focused on Mental Health Begins January 19 th   Studies show that as many as one in five people in the U.S. experience mental illness. For each one of those, many others are affected. Reports of suicide and addiction are growing in communities across the country including our own backyard. As we begin a new year, our church will be exploring the tools our faith and the words of Scripture have for those who are impacted by mental illness. This three-week sermon series, beginning January 19 th , will focus on the topics of addiction (1/19), suicide (1/26), and depression (2/2). Alongside our worship focus, we will offer a Wednesday night class facilitated by Rev. Dr. David Moenning, an ordained pastor in the United Methodist church and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, that will explore Mental Health and allow space for questions. Additionally, we will be partnering with Starting Point Behavioral Healthcare to offer a Mental Health/First Aid Training. They will conduct a series of conversations with our youth group around teens and mental health. We hope you will invite a friend and plan to participate as we explore this important topic together.
Volunteer @Yulee Primary

We have created a school partnership with Yulee Primary! Volunteer applications for the school are in the Partin Center (look for the bright yellow sheets)! Even if you have already filled out a form for another local school, you need a specific form for Yulee. Contact Pastor Carrie with questions!
Our Youth went on their annual ski trip this week! Here's a photo of them right before they boarded the bus to leave!
Join the Youth for Fun and Worship in Sunday Nights! Youth are invited to the Mutilpurpose Room 5:00PM - 7:30PM each Sunday. Come for dinner, study, fellowship, and fun! For more information or to volunteer with the youth, contact Charles .

New Group for Parents!:
ConneXion Group for Parents . Join Kate and Mitch Vollmers on Wednesday nights beginning January 8th 5:30-6:30 PM. ConnexXion groups are designed to meet new people and develop an intentional pattern of spiritual conversation with each other. Dinner and child class/care are provided. If you are interested in joining this group contact Pastor Carrie .
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news service!
Methodist New Service website, umnews.org ,
or the Florida Conference Website, flumc.org .
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