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May 28, 2020 IN THE KNOW from MOUNT TABOR UMC
SINCERE SYMPATHY to the family of Mount Tabor UMC member Kate Holbrook on her May 23 death. A private family graveside service will be held at a family cemetery in Castlewood, Va.
ON FRIDAY, MAY 29, you, as part of Mount Tabor UMC, are invited to join in Mount Tabor’s “Pray in May” for Forsyth Jail and Prison Ministries, a mission partner of the church. To participate, go online to for more information about the event, purpose and prayer prompts.
THIS SUNDAY SERVICE OFFERINGS, pre-recorded and found via the Internet at for the week of May 31 are:
9 a.m. Higher Ground (contemporary) worship with Rev. Bob Richardson,
11 a.m. Ignite (contemporary) worship with Rev. Bob Richardson, and,
11 a.m. Traditional worship with Rev. Bob Richardson.
All services will be entitled “Pentecost” based on the scripture Acts 2:1-21.
JOIN LIVE PASTORAL PRAYER 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”.
PLEASE VISIT THE MOUNT TABOR UMC WEBSITE at to keep informed on the latest information of the church’s response to the current pandemic. The Re-Entry committee is meeting regularly via web conferencing and staying updated on current procedures to plan a successful re-entry to in-person gatherings at the church campus. Pastor Mark has provided this temporary adjustment to the church’s mission statement: “Gather joyfully as we are dispersed to our homes. Grow spiritually as we use extra time to slow down, pray more and seek God’s presence more. Go faithfully into the world to share God’s love as we connect with others in safe ways.” Your prayers and support are appreciated during this critical point in church history.
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 three methods:
*online at and designate your choice of fund when prompted;
*smart phone text donation amount to 336-777-7571 and designate your choice of fund when prompted;
(First time, text-giving donors will be prompted to visit a secure URL to enter credit/debit card info or bank count routing info then follow directions on your screen.)
*USPS mail to MTUMC, 3543 Robinhood Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27106 and designate your choice of fund(s) on check.
Please keep checking the church website for updates.
‘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 this week, by using the pledge card mailed to you in February or requesting another card be mailed to you (336-765-5561 or firstname.lastname@example.org). As of May 18, 57 pledges totaling $573,050 have been submitted. The current loan balance is $1,559,471.69.
NAR-ANON SUPPORT GROUP-The Midday Hope Family Nar-Anon Group will resume meeting at Mount Tabor UMC on June 1 and continue weekly on Mondays, 12-1 p.m. outside following physical distancing procedures in the church parking lot by the Parlor. Please bring your own lawn chair if you would like to sit down during the meeting. 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).
DIVORCECARE AT MOUNT TABOR UMC will be available to help those facing the challenges of divorce or separation move toward rebuilding lives, meeting Wednesdays, 6:30-8 p.m. via Zoom conferencing. The 13-week series begins a new rotation June 3 and concludes Aug. 26. You are welcome to join at any time. Register online (divorcecare.org) or email facilitators David Rigby (email@example.com), Steve Mann (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Libby Craven (email@example.com) for more information.
WHILE ACTIVITIES HELD IN CHURCH FACILITIES ARE CANCELED until further notice, some classes, meetings and groups are still meeting via computer conferencing applications. Please continue to check the church calendar at for the most up-to-date listings.
BE THE HANDS AND FEET OF JESUS every Wednesday by giving monetary donations for food to be prepared and delivered to approximately 80 homeless individuals at the Bethesda Center. Give online at and select “Budget” fund then type “Bethesda” in the optional memo box. For more information about the ministry, contact Jodi Pratt (firstname.lastname@example.org).
THE SACRAMENT OF HOLY COMMUNION will be led during all Sunday, June 7 MTUMC video streaming services. If you would like to participate while watching worship from your remote location, you are encouraged to have a small portion of both grape juice and bread or crackers available for yourself and those watching with you. You will be instructed when to partake of the Communion elements by the pastor in the video.
COMMUNITY ON-SITE SHRED EVENT, hosted by Mount Tabor’s United Methodist Women Circle 5 (processed by Archive Management) has been moved to Saturday, June 20, 9 a.m.-12 noon in at the church. Donations will be accepted to support Winston-Salem/Forsyth County agencies feeding children and other UMW missions.
BABY BOTTLE BANKS supporting Salem Pregnancy Care Center may be returned (after filling with coins, bills, and checks-made payable to Mount Tabor UMC with “Baby Bottle Bank” designated in memo line-on Father's Day, June 21. (If you haven’t picked up a bank yet, extra banks are available outside the church office entrance during office hours) Salem Pregnancy Care Center helps women with unplanned pregnancies by sharing the love of God through free services such as pregnancy tests, limited obstetric ultrasounds, maternity and baby clothing, parenting classes, diapers, wipes, formula and counseling. Your loose change can change lives! Or if you would like to give a monetary donation online, go to and select Budget fund then type “Baby Bottle Bank” in the optional memo box. For questions, contact Debbie Bohlmann (email@example.com). If you would like to return your filled-bottle before Father’s Day, call the church office Monday thru Thursday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. or Friday, 9 a.m.-noon (336-765-5561 ext. 1000) for directions.
RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE will be at Mount Tabor UMC on Wednesday, July 1 in the Family Life Center, 2-7 p.m. following a stricter protocol during the ongoing critical need due to the pandemic. Make your appointment online at using the church zip code 27106 for the July 1 date or contact the church office (336-765-5561 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
WHAT PRAYERS DO YOU NEED? Please go online to to submit your requests. You can even make the request private so will only be shared among the pastors. Mount Tabor Prayer Chain is privileged to receive prayer requests from around the world so, please, let them pray for you too.
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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.
PLEASE 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 online at or contacting Senior Church Administrator Libby Craven (firstname.lastname@example.org).