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June 10, 2021 IN THE KNOW from MOUNT TABOR UMC

WORSHIP AT MTUMC for Sunday, June 13 will use the sermon title "From Seeds to Harvest" based on the scriptures found in Mark 4:26-34. Services are:
*Higher Ground, 9 a.m., in-person only with Assistant Pastor Rev. Bob Richardson preaching,
*Traditional, 9 a.m., in-person in Sanctuary with Senior Pastor Dr. Mark Key preaching and also available live via the Mount Tabor United Methodist Church Facebook page and https://www.You, and
*Ignite, 11 a.m., in-person in Alspaugh Worship Center with Assistant Pastor Rev. Bob Richardson preaching and also available live via the Mount Tabor United Methodist Church Facebook page and https://www.You
Nursery care and a Mother's Room are available for in-person services. Register children interested in participating in TaborKIDS worship at the Children's Building before worship begins.

SUMMER IN THE SCRIPTURES: The Spiritual Growth Committee invites you to participate in "Summer in the Scriptures!" Read and experience the urgency and directness of the Gospel of Mark in June, travel to soaring heights in Romans in July, and be nourished by the practical wisdom of Proverbs for a life well lived, in August. Reading plans for all ages are available each month at online. Read on your own or with family and friends, from wherever you are this summer. Each Wednesday at noon, look for a video on YouTube or Facebook with insights about the readings from Spiritual Growth Committee members, and share your own comments and insights.

WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA 2021 ANNUAL CONFERENCE is to be held virtually on Saturday, June 12 at 10 a.m. You may find information on the conference website at online. Tonight, Thursday, June 10 at 7 p.m., leaders in ministry within the conference will be honored with the presentations of: the Harry Denman Evangelism Award, Francis Asbury Award, Scouting Award, and the Certificate in Church Treasury via Zoom located at online. Then at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 12, Annual Conference 2021, via livestream at, highlights include:
*Celebrating the ministry of retiring Bishop Paul and Janet Leeland
*Remembering the lives and ministry of deceased clergy, diaconal ministers, and spouses
*Receiving an offering for UMAR and the Northern Haiti Mission Connection in honor of The Leelands
*Celebrating the retirement of clergy (including MTUMC's own Dr. Mark Key!)
*Approving the 2022 Conference Budget

GRADUATE SUNDAY SERVICE will be June 13 at 3 p.m. in the Sanctuary. Family and friends of MTUMC high school graduating seniors are invited to attend as well as stay for the reception following the service. Seniors should wear their cap and gowns and arrive by 2:30 p.m. for instructions on processing. While the regular worship services that morning will still celebrate the high school seniors, the 3 p.m. service will feature the scholarship presentations. If you are a senior and interested in being a part of the service, contact Student Ministries Director Andy Tuttle (

A CALLED MTUMC CHURCH COUNCIL MEETING is set for Wednesday, June 16, 6:30 p.m. via Zoom web-conferencing. The purpose of the meeting is for Church Council members to vote on the incoming Senior Pastor's salary.

A CALLED MTUMC CHURCH CONFERENCE is set for Wednesday, June 23, 7 p.m. in the Sanctuary. The purpose of the conference is to allow all church members to vote on a recommendation to purchase the neighboring Bennett property that fronts Robinhood Road below the current garden area.

A CHURCH FOR ALL PEOPLE MINISTRY shares from Romans 12:9, "Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good." You are invited to join A Church for All People Ministry on the third Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. via Zoom. Contact Cathy Hurd ( or Christy Buchanan ( for more details.

FAMILIES ARE INVITED to experience the wonder of God through WONDERfilled Wednesdays this summer at Mount Tabor! Once a month, a fun outdoor event will be offered for the whole family. The next date will be July 7, 5:30-6:45 p.m. Register now at online. If you have questions, email Children's Ministries Director Marcey Davis (

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.

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).

'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 facilities by picking up a card on Sundays at 9 or 11 a.m. or on weekdays during church office hours Monday-Friday mornings 9 a.m.-noon and Monday-Thursday afternoons 1-4 p.m. Contact Financial Administrator Cathy Culver ( or 336-765-5561, ext. 1027). Current loan balance is $871,224.93.

12 VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED to help pack lunches and produce at H.O.P.E. (Help Our People Eat) of Winston-Salem on Saturday, June 12, 9:30-11:30 a.m. As a great opportunity for individuals, families and groups to volunteer, everyone participating wears masks and gloves while physically distancing during the event. Contact Mount Tabor UMC member Anne Wallen (336-972-9422) to sign up and receive more details.

YOU ARE INVITED TO CELEBRATE SENIOR PASTOR MARK KEY as he retires from 40 years in pastoral ministry including the last nine years at Mount Tabor UMC by:
*making an honorarium to the "Now Finish the Task" debt retirement online at or by a mailed or hand-delivered check to the church made payable to Mount Tabor UMC and designated "In Honor of either Mark, Joy, or Mark & Joy."
*recording a 30 second or less good-bye video sentiment and emailing it to by Sunday, June 13. All videos received will be incorporated into one video to be given to the Keys and will not be shown publicly. Contact Tom Boone ( for more info.
*supplying photos of Pastor Mark throughout the years by Sunday, June 20 to Blaine Burton (
*planning to attend the retirement celebration at MTUMC on Sunday, June 27 by participating in a 2-3 p.m. drive through parade in the church parking lot. A program and receiving line, observing all the current COVID-19 protocol guidelines, will be held at 4 p.m. in the Alspaugh Worship Center.
For further information, contact Staff Parish Relations Committee Chair Carolyn Miller (

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF STUDENT & FAMILY MINISTRIES is needed for Mount Tabor UMC. This 30-hour per week, part-time salaried position provides leadership, development and direction for the 7th-12th grade FUSION Youth and 5th-6th grade GAP youth programs, and volunteer programming teams as it pertains to the vision and strategy of all environments and programming specific to Mount Tabor Family Ministry. Interested applicants should visit online for details and the application procedures. Contact Deborah Keaton (336-817-8830) with any questions regarding the application process. The position remains open until filled.

A FATHER'S DAY OFFERING will be accepted on Sunday, June 20, 2021 at all worship services to benefit Mount Tabor UMC's two prison ministries, Forsyth Prison Ministry and Yokefellow. You can support this offering by making checks payable to Mount Tabor UMC, designating "Father's Day Offering" in the memo line, and placing in the Offering Box as you leave in-person worship or by mailing to the church. Or you can give online at selecting "Father's Day Offering."


INTERIM DIGITAL MEDIA COORDINATOR is needed to lead in setting the direction as well as the strategic implementation of all internal and external digital media for all Mount Tabor UMC ministries. This 18-hour per week, salaried position will be responsible to consistently articulate, enable and fulfill the church's mission and vision and the coordinator must be a creative, innovative, strategic thinker and a results-driven team member and administrator. Interested applicants should visit online for details and the application procedures. Contact Deborah Keaton (336-817-8830) with any questions regarding the application process. Applications, with resumes, will be accepted through Wednesday, June 23, 2021.

WANTED: VOLUNTEERS TO WORK on the video streaming team for the Traditional worship service so this valuable ministry can continue. No experience or computer skills are required as the video streaming leaders can easily train you. Once trained, this servant ministry has a very little time commitment as the goal is to have enough volunteers to form rotating teams. Contact Blaine Burton (call or text 336-287-5575) for more info.

THE CONNECT COMMITTEE is offering "Connect Moments" (view at online) heralding some of the places and lives impacted by your financial support. The current moment focuses on outreach efforts done through Mount Tabor UMC. Participate by making your donation payable to Mount Tabor UMC, designating "Outreach" in the memo line or give online at and select "Outreach" fund.

AFTERSCHOOL CARE MINISTRY is accepting applications for paid Lead and Assistant Teachers and a Homework Room Teacher for the 2021/2022 school year. Hours fall between 1:45-6 p.m., with a max of 20 hours per week on days Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools are open. Individuals that love Jesus and have a tender spot in their heart for children may contact Afterschool Care Director Jeanna Hagan ( for more information.

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 and select "Bethesda Benefit" fund. For more information about the ministry, contact Jodi Pratt (