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February 27, 2020 IN THE KNOW from MOUNT TABOR UMC
SINCERE SYMPATHY to Carol Osborne on the Feb. 17 death of her mother and long-time Mount Tabor UMC member Gladys Osborne. Gladys’ celebration of life service will be Saturday, Feb. 29, 11 .m. in the Mount Tabor Sanctuary with a reception following in the Fellowship Hall. Burial will be at 2 p.m. at Rose Cemetery, Mocksville.
SINCERE SYMPATHY to John & Karen Kearns on the Feb. 21 death of their son and Mount Tabor UMC member David Kearns.
FREE LENTEN DEVOTIONALS are available in the Sanctuary Narthex and at the Trinity Welcome Center desk. “Hope-Full Living” contains a daily devotional thought, scripture, and a prayer. “Lent: A Season of Returning” devotional by Ruth Haley Barton includes a weekly reading, lectionary scriptures, and a prayer. Please take only one per family.
MTUMC WEEKDAY PRESCHOOL MINISTRY is in need of donations of large-box Goldfish crackers and reams of white copy paper during February. Because of your contributions, the ministry is able to share God’s love with children from 25 different countries! Your donations of these much-needed items are greatly appreciated and can be left in the donation box in the Trinity Welcome Center.
ORGANIST/ACCOMPANIST NEEDED AT MTUMC. This 6-hour-per-week, part-time position assists the Director of Traditional Worship Arts by primarily accompanying choir rehearsals and serving as Sanctuary Organist. The full job description, details, application and instructions can be found at Contact Deborah Keaton (336-817-8830) with any questions about the application process. Deadline for completed application with resume is Friday, Feb. 28, noon.
CONNECT PLEDGES FOR 2020 are still being accepted. Please prayerfully consider picking up a pledge card in the Sanctuary Narthex or at the Welcome Center desk this Sunday, March 1, OR go online at to make a 2020 pledge focusing on the connection that unites Mount Tabor UMC and beyond in ministry as the body of Christ. “Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms” (1 Peter 4:10).
ALL MEN ARE INVITED to the United Methodist Men’s Breakfast this Sunday, March 1 at 7:30 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Come join the group for a hot breakfast, warm fellowship and a dynamic speaker.
NEW SUPPORT GROUP—A Nar-Anon Family Group meets at Mount Tabor UMC on Mondays, 12-1 p.m. in the Parlor. 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).
WEDNESDAY WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY “The Rock, the Road and the Rabbi” by Kathie Lee Gifford is March 4-April 8 at 9:30 a.m. (Fellowship Hall) and 6:30 p.m. (Conference Room). All women are invited to attend. For further information, contact Kim Harvey (firstname.lastname@example.org).
GRIEFSHARE, a weekly seminar and support group to help you rebuild your life after losing a love one, meets on Wednesdays, 3-5 p.m. in the Conference Room. Please contact Beverly Burton (email@example.com).
WEEKLY TABOR TABLE (Wednesday Night Fellowship Dinner) for March 4 will be taco salad (beef, chicken or bean), salad bar, beverage and dessert. Kid’s option will be chicken quesadilla. Suggested donations for dinner are $7 for adult (age 12 and older); $4 for child ages 3-11 with children younger than age 3 free. Family cap will be $20 for all living in the same household. Make reservations at
PASTORS’ BIBLE STUDY – The MTUMC pastors lead a Bible Study on Wednesday night, 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Just bring your Bible and enjoy learning and sharing in the discussions.
DIVORCECARE at Mount Tabor continues on Wednesdays, 6:30-8 p.m. in the Church Parlor to help those facing the challenges of divorce or separation to move toward rebuilding lives. Register online (divorcecare.org) or email facilitator David Rigby (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Libby Craven (email@example.com).
BE THE HANDS AND FEET OF JESUS every Wednesday night, 7-9 p.m. serving food and ministering to approximately 80 homeless individuals at the Bethesda Center. Haven’t volunteered before? That’s okay - it’s easy and the team will show you what to do. Anyone 8th grade and older can volunteer! No time to volunteer? Donations of toilet tissue and individual travel-sized soap/shampoo/toothpaste are needed in the basket on the donation table in the Trinity Welcome Center. You can volunteer online at or contact Jodi Pratt (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more info.
DRIVE-THRU PRAYER will be available Thursday, March 5, 5-6:30 p.m. in the church parking lot. Come by and stay in your car for prayer to God on your behalf.
VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED FOR ‘READ ACROSS AMERICA’ on Friday, March 6 for 30-minute time slots throughout the day in MTUMC’s partner school North Hills Elementary School Library. Please contact Media Coordinator and MTUMC member Gareth Clement-Noyes (336-403-3161 or email@example.com) to schedule a time.
THE NEWCOMERS CONNECTION CLASS meets on the second Sundays with the next class on Sunday, March 8 at 10 a.m., beginning at the Welcome Desk in the Trinity Welcome Center. Meet new people and learn how to get connected in becoming part of Mount Tabor’s mission to “Gather, Grow, Go.” Contact Coordinator of Guest and New Member Services Gray Handwerk (firstname.lastname@example.org).
MOUNT TABOR NIGHT AT SAMARITAN is seeking volunteers age 18 and older for the second Thursday of each month (next night is March 12). Volunteers meet at Samaritan, serve dinner to the residents, clean-up, spend time with the guests, then staff the reception desk overnight (in shifts) and finish by serving breakfast and cleaning up. Contact Rick Harkey (336-407-5706) or sign up online at .
STUDENT MINISTRIES SUMMER INTERN is needed at MTUMC. This full-time, paid, 12-week internship enables individuals, discerning a call to future vocational or volunteer ministry, to gain valuable experience. Full job details and application is at https://www. mttaborumc.org/employment-opportunities. Deadline is March 15, 2020.
TABOR TROUPERS for all active senior adults will be Monday, March 16, 11 a.m. in the Alspaugh Worship Center for a Craft Brothers gospel concert. A $5 lunch of ham, green beans, scalloped potatoes, roll, dessert and beverage will be served in the Fellowship Hall. Make reservations in your Sunday School class or on the Receptionist Office door.
COFFEE WITH THE PASTORS is for anyone who has considered choosing Mount Tabor as their church home. You are invited to attend Sunday, March 22, 10-10:45 a.m. in the Senior Pastor’s office Room 201. You will hear from each of the pastors and learn about Mount Tabor to see if this might be the church for you to join to "Gather, Grow, and Go" in spreading the love and grace of God to all. To register, contact Coordinator of Guest & New Member Services Gray Handwerk (email@example.com or 336-765-5561 ext. 1005).
COMMUNITY ON-SITE SHRED EVENT, hosted by Mount Tabor’s United Methodist Women Circle 5 (processed by Archive Management) will be Saturday, April 4, 9 a.m.-12 noon in at the church. There is no charge but monetary donations will be accepted to support Winston-Salem/Forsyth County agencies feeding children and other UMW missions.
SAVE THE DATE: MTUMC Women’s Retreat will be Sept. 25-27, 2020 at Lake Junaluska, N.C. If you have questions, please contact Minister of Spiritual Growth Dianne Lawhorn (firstname.lastname@example.org).
IN THE EVENT OF INCLEMENT WEATHER IN THE AREA, changes in churchwide worship and activities will be communicated on WXII Channel 12, www.wxii12.com, the Mount Tabor United Methodist Church Facebook page and at the church website www.mttaborumc.org. If you have questions about groups, please contact your group leader.
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IF YOU HAVE AN IRA and are required to take annual required minimum distributions (RMDs), consider taking your distribution as a Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD) to Mount Tabor UMC as a tax-free donation. You can do this any time during the year, and this can be a win-win tax smart solution for your giving. Just let your financial advisor know of your wishes and give him/her the church's name and mailing address (3543 Robinhood Road, Winston Salem, NC 27106). Then you need to contact the church's Financial Administrator Cathy Culver (email@example.com or 336 765 5561 ext. 1027) to let her know of the transaction.
WHEN MAKING A STOCK DONATION TO THE CHURCH, please call Financial Administrator Cathy Culver (336-765-5561 ext. 1027) to give her information about the transaction. When the church receives notification about stock donations, the brokerage companies do not release donors names, therefore the donation cannot be posted to the donor’s giving records.
GIVING TO MOUNT TABOR UMC: The Mount Tabor UMC Giving Kiosk located in the Trinity Welcome Center accepts your donations and payments there by following the simple instructions posted. Also “I GIVE ONLINE” cards are now available in the pew pockets in the Sanctuary and in a rack at the Welcome Center. You may use these cards to assist in making your monetary donation to the church online then place the card in the offering plate or basket during the worship services. As always you may still make donations online at the church website (www.mttaborumc.org) or with checks or cash in the offering plate, church office or mail.
NOTIFY THE CHURCH OFFICE with new addresses, telephone numbers, email addresses and/or a life event that has changed the size of your family, by going go online at or contacting Senior Church Administrator Libby Craven (firstname.lastname@example.org).