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April 8, 2021 IN THE KNOW from MOUNT TABOR UMC

--GATHER JOYFULLY--
WORSHIP AT MTUMC for Sunday, April 11 will have Assistant Pastor Rev. Bob Richardson preaching "Behind Locked Doors" using the scripture found in John 20:19-31. Services are:
*Higher Ground, 9 a.m., online, pre-recorded and found via Mount Tabor United Methodist Church Facebook page and at https://www.YouTube.com/MountTaborUMCVideoStreaming.
*Traditional, 9 a.m., in-person in Sanctuary, also available via Facebook Live at Mount Tabor United Methodist Church page and https://www.You Tube.com/MountTaborUMCVideoStreaming.
*Ignite, 11 a.m., in-person in Alspaugh Worship Center, also available via Facebook Live at Mount Tabor United Methodist Church page and https://www.YouTube.com/MountTaborUMCVideoStreaming.


--GROW SPIRITUALLY--
A CHURCH FOR ALL PEOPLE MINISTRY shares "But the LORD said to Samuel, 'Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The LORD does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart,'" from 1 Samuel 16:7. You are invited to join A Church for All People Ministry on the third Tuesday of each month via Zoom. Contact Cathy Hurd (dhurd1@triad.rr.com) or Christy Buchanan (christymbuch@gmail.com) for more details.

CALLING ALL 2021 HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS! Mount Tabor UMC is blessed to be able to offer three wonderful scholarship opportunities for graduating high school seniors. The Wes and Andy Burton Memorial Scholarship, the Petree Scholarship, and the Goodchild Scholarship are awarded to students on Graduation Sunday, this year set for June 13, 2021. If you feel led to apply, go to https://www.mttaborumc.org/policies-forms then click the Scholarship Form button. Download the fillable PDF file and resave following the directions. Submit the completed application as an email attachment to andy.tuttle@mttaborumc.org by 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, May 5, 2021 in order to be considered. Please also include a recent headshot photo as an email attachment.

FUSION SPRING RETREAT REGISTRATION is open for current 7th-12th graders to sign up. The weekend event at Mount Shepherd, May 28-30, 2021 will be a wonderful time of fun together, worship, games, activities, and more. Reserve your spot now at bit.ly/SPRETREAT2021 online. Contact Director of Student Ministries Andy Tuttle (andy.tuttle@mttaborumc.org) for more info.

LIVE PASTORAL PRAYER happens at 8 a.m. on Tuesdays with Senior Pastor Dr. Mark Key and 7 p.m. on Thursdays with Assistant Pastor Rev. Bob Richardson via the church's Facebook page at Mount Tabor United Methodist Church.

PASTOR'S BIBLE STUDY meets e via Zoom web-conferencing each Wednesday at 7 p.m. (except April 14). The link is https://tinyurl.com/MTUMCPastorsBibleStudy online at Zoom.

NAR-ANON SUPPORT GROUP-The Midday Hope Family Nar-Anon Group meets at Mount Tabor UMC weekly on Mondays, 12-1 p.m. outside following physical distancing procedures. Please bring your own lawn chair. Nar-Anon Family Groups are a fellowship for those affected by someone else's addiction. As a twelve step program, the group offers help by sharing experiences, strength and hope. If you have questions, call Maggie (336-413-1737).

GRIEFSHARE, support for adults who have lost a loved one, meets weekly on Tuesdays, through May 11, 6:30-8 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall, following physical distancing and masks guidelines. Register online at GriefShare.org or contact Beverly Burton (336-978-9362 or beverly@bburton.net).

DIVORCECARE, available to help adults facing the challenges of divorce or separation move toward rebuilding lives, meets Wednesdays, 7-8:30 p.m. through May 5 (except April 14) via Zoom web-conferencing. You are welcome to join with your computer or a telephone at any time. Register online at DivorceCare.org or contact facilitators David Rigby (ddalrigby@aol.com).

DRIVE-THRU PRAYER is available Thursday, May 6, 5-6:30 p.m. in the church parking lot. Come by and stay in your car for prayer to God on your behalf.


--GO FAITHFULLY--
'RE-CONNECT GOD'S GIFTS TO THE WORLD' pledge commitment cards for 2021 are still being accepted. As you prayerfully consider the amount of your "re-connect" commitment, please celebrate the fact God and his church haven't changed even in these tumultuous and unsettling times. A pledge card with a return envelope is available at the church on Sundays, Mondays and Wednesdays, 9 a.m.-noon. Or you may submit your pledge at https://www.mttaborumc.org/give online. As of Tuesday, April 6, 250 pledges totaling $1,094,282 towards the 2021 budget of $1,754,400 have been received.

YOUR DONATIONS TO MOUNT TABOR UMC continue to help people within the community and throughout the world. All donations and gifts are accepted by these methods:
*online at https://www.mttaborumc.org/give and designate your choice of fund when prompted;
*USPS mail to MTUMC, 3543 Robinhood Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27106 and designate your choice of fund(s) on check;
*Deliver your check made to MTUMC and designated with your choice of fund(s) either to the church on Sundays, Mondays and Wednesdays, 9 a.m.-noon or any other time to the small black, lock-box on the left side of the church Offices Entrance.

'NOW FINISH THE TASK' 2-year debt reduction campaign pledges are still being accepted. Please prayerfully consider making a pledge to reduce the debt on the new facilities today by requesting pledge card at the church on Sundays, Mondays and Wednesdays, 9 a.m.-noon. As of April 6, 63 pledges totaling $591,350 have been submitted. The current loan balance is $956,225.88.

COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR NEEDED for Mount Tabor UMC. This director will lead in setting the direction as well as the strategic implementation of all internal and external communications for all Mount Tabor UMC ministries to consistently articulate, enable and fulfill the church's mission and vision. Interested applicants should visit https://www.mttaborumc.org/employment-opportunities online for details and the application procedures. Contact Deborah Keaton (336-817-8830) with any questions regarding the application process.

MTUMC'S CONNECT COMMITTEE (formerly Stewardship) are offering "Connect Moments", brief asides heralding some of where your financial support goes and the lives which are impacted by the endeavor. These announcements will be offered on the church website, social media, and as part of the worship services. Even in these tumultuous times Mount Tabor is stepping up to be the hands and feet of Jesus to a hurting world in need of soothing and healing. You can view the videos at https://youtu.be/QozImJYPRqc online. This month's "Connect Moment" focuses on Outreach efforts being done through Mount Tabor UMC. Should you wish to participate, make your donation payable to Mount Tabor UMC, designating "Outreach" in the memo line or give online at https://www.mttaborumc.org/give selecting "Outreach" from the Select a Fund menu.

STUDENT MINISTIRES SUMMER INTERN is needed at MTUMC. This full-time, paid summer internship enables individuals that may be discerning a call to future ministry within the church, either vocationally or as a volunteer, to gain valuable experience. The intern will report directly to the Director of Student and Family Ministries and should expect to work flexible hours each week, thus enabling them to receive a wide range of ministry experiences including missions, teaching, small groups, relationship building and more. The intern will work directly with students in 5th-12th grades. The program does not supply housing or a housing allowance, however the applicant should reside in the Winston-Salem area during the internship. The salary for the summer is $2,500 for employment from Sunday, May 16 through Thursday, August 12, 2021, with one week of unpaid vacation to be approved by the Director of Student Ministries. The application and job expectations are available at https://www.mttaborumc.org/employment-opportunities online. Applications are due by April 9, 2021 at noon. Direct questions to Director of Student and Family Ministries Andy Tuttle (andy.tuttle@mttaborumc.org or 336-549-6440).

CHILDREN & FAMILY MINSTRIES SUMMER INTERN is need at MTUMC. This full time (average 30 hours/week), paid summer internship enables individuals that may be discerning a call to future ministry within the church, either vocationally or as a volunteer, to gain valuable experience. The intern will report directly to the Director of Children & Family Ministries (or the Associate Director of Children & Family Ministries in his/her absence) and should expect to work flexible hours each week, thus enabling them to receive a wide range of ministry experiences including missions, teaching, small groups, relationship building and more. The intern will work directly with children ranging from infants through sixth grade. The intern is required to secure his/her own housing in Winston-Salem for the duration of the internship. The program does not supply housing or a housing allowance. The salary for the summer is $2,500 for employment from Monday, May 17, 2021 through Friday, August 13, 2021, with one week of unpaid vacation to be approved by the Director of Children's Ministries. The intern will be required to submit to a drug screening, as well as a national criminal and sexual offender background check after selection. Internship applicants MUST be at least 1 full year out of high school. Full job details and application are at https://www.mttaborumc.org/employment-opportunities online.
Email completed applications to Director Children & Family Ministries Marcey Davis (marcey.davis@mttaborumc.org) by 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, April 25, 2021.

CALLING ALL VETERANS AND FRIENDS: Operation North State meets the second Tuesday of each month, 8:30-11:30 a.m. at Salem Lake for biking, walking and fellowship. For more information, see http://www.operationnorthstate.com/cycling-heals-vets-connect/ online or call Terry Snyder (336-406-3459). Also if you have a "gently-loved" men's or women's bike you are no longer using, call Terry. Bikes will be repaired and refreshed for use.

RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE will be at Mount Tabor UMC on Tuesday, April 13, 2-7 p.m. in the Family Life Center, following a stricter protocol during the ongoing critical need due to the pandemic. Make your appointment online at https://www.redcross.org/give-blood.html using the church zip code 27106 for the April 13 date or contact the church (office@mttaborumc.org).

COMMUNITY ON-SITE SHRED EVENT hosted by Mount Tabor's United Methodist Women Circle 5 (processed by Archive Management) is Saturday, April 17, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. in the church parking lot. Donations will be accepted to support Winston-Salem/Forsyth County agencies feeding children and other UMW missions. Commercial loads are subject to a minimum suggested donation.

12 VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED to pack lunches and produce H.O.P.E. (Help Our People Eat) of Winston-Salem on Saturday, April 17, 9:30-11:30 a.m. As a great opportunity for individuals, families and groups to volunteer, everyone participating wears masks and gloves. Contact Mount Tabor UMC member Anne Wallen (cawallen@gmail.com or call/text 336-972-9422) to sign up and receive more details.

MIDDLE SCHOOL MISSION TRIP needs current 6th-8th graders to join FUSION Student Ministries to go to Wilmington, N.C., June 22-26, 2021. Sign up now to reserve your spot at bit.ly/msmt2021 online. Contact Director of Student Ministries Andy Tuttle (andy.tuttle@mttaborumc.org) for more info.

BE THE HANDS AND FEET OF JESUS by giving monetary donations for food that is prepared and delivered to approximately 80 homeless individuals at the Bethesda Center every Wednesday. Give online at https://www.mttaborumc.org/give and select "Bethesda Benefit" fund. For more information about the ministry, contact Jodi Pratt (jodi.pratt@mttaborumc.org).

--QUICK LINKS--
CHURCH WEBSITE: https://www.mttaborumc.org
CHURCH CALENDAR: https://tinyurl.com/mtumcwsnc-calendar
CHURCH DONATIONS: https://www.mttaborumc.org/give
CHURCH RECORD UPDATE: https://tinyurl.com/ycsom229
MTUMC AMAZON SMILE: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/20-4072222
PRAYER REQUESTS: https://www.mttaborumc.org/prayer