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In The Know

Weekly Thursday emails and as-needed special church-wide notices.

March 16, 2023 IN THE KNOW from MOUNT TABOR UMC


WORSHIP AT MTUMC for Sunday, March 19 will include Senior Pastor Rev. Lonnie Pittman continuing the Lenten worship series "I Am" with the sermon "The Great Shepherd" following scripture from Isaiah 53:6 and John 10:11-18 (NIV). Service times are:
*Modern, 9 a.m. service in the Alspaugh Worship Center.
*Traditional, 11 a.m. service in the Sanctuary.
Both services are also available live online via the Mount Tabor United Methodist Church Facebook page and online.
Nursery care and a Mother's Room are available for services. The Sunday worship bulletin may be found at online.

SEVERAL SPECIAL WORSHIP SERVICES will be celebrated during the upcoming Holy Week at Mount Tabor. The 7 p.m. Maundy Thursday, April 6 worship with Communion will take place in the Alspaugh Worship Center while the 7 p.m. Good Friday, April 7 service will be held in the Sanctuary. Additionally, the Good Friday service features "The Seven Last Words of Christ" by John Michael Trotta presented jointly by the Mount Tabor UMC and First Presbyterian Church choirs with full orchestra. Easter Sunday, an 8 a.m. worship will begin in the Sanctuary and conclude in the Memory Garden (weather permitting) followed by the 9 a.m. Modern worship in the Alspaugh Worship Center and 11 a.m. Traditional worship in the Sanctuary.


TABORKIDS IS BLESSED BY THE MANY PEOPLE who give their time and love to serve in the Children's Building. All leaders are invited to a brunch in room 161 on Sunday, March 19, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Drop by anytime so you may be thanked for being a blessing.

NEW YOUNG ADULT GROWTH GROUP interest meeting will be held Sunday, March 19, 10 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall. The purpose of this meeting will be to explore the possibility of creating a new growth group for singles and couples in their 20s and 30s. All young adults are welcome to attend. Contact Spiritual Growth and Community Engagement Coordinator Gray Handwerk ( or text 336-777-7990) for more information.

TABORTWEENS will be on a mission Sunday, March 19, 3-5 p.m. in the Children's Building. All 4th and 5th graders are invited to participate in serving others while having fun.

LITURGICAL DANCE is open to all youth in 7th-12th grades with practice each Sunday at 4 p.m. in the Alspaugh Worship Center. Any teen interested in worship dance, may contact Cheryl Bullard ( or 336-830-2624) for more information.

HEY YOUTH, DON'T FORGET TO APPLY for the 2023 Ryan Shoaf Memorial Summer Grant which was established in May 2002 to celebrate Ryan's life and encourage MTUMC youth to participate in summer activities that brought him joy. Presented annually, the grant is open to all 6th-12th grade youth who plan to participate in a summer opportunity such as a music or art school, scouting camp, or foreign travel experience. Applications are available at online. Please complete the application online then save and email to or print and place in the designated box in the church office area workroom by 5 p.m.,Sunday, March 19.

for active seniors age 55 and older will meet Monday, March 20, 11:30 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall for fellowship, a devotion and a $6 per person lunch of chicken pie, broccoli casserole and congealed salad. The "Master Gardner" program will be presented by Mitchell's Nursery. Register in your Sunday School class or at the Trinity Welcome Center Connect Corner.

GRIEFSHARE, a support group for adults who have lost a loved one, continues to meet weekly on Wednesdays through April 5, 3:30-5:30 p.m. in Classroom 101. Signs will direct you. Register at or contact Facilitator Beverly Burton (336-978-9362 or

WEDNESDAY TABOR TABLE (FELLOWSHIP DINNER) will be served Wednesday, March 22, 5:15-6:30 p.m. in the Family Life Center with reservations made either at or in the Trinity Welcome Center. Suggested donation is $8 for adult (age 13 and up), $5 for child (age 3-12), free for children under 3. For those living in same home, family max is $25. The menu is your choice of chicken & pasta or roasted chicken, salad bar, roll, dessert and drink. The kid's option is pizza quesadilla.

LENTEN STUDY "Experiencing the Great I Am" will meet weekly on Wednesdays, March 1-April 12 at 6 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Grow spiritually this Lenten season with a deeper dive into the Sunday worship series and the "I Am" statements of Jesus. Jesus says He is Bread, Light, Shepherd, Vine, Life and more. How can followers know Him and connect with Him in these ways? The seven-week study will allow participants to experience these facets of Jesus through various spiritual practices and equip participants to connect with Christ more deeply in the Lenten season. No advance preparation is needed. Each class stands alone, so participants can attend one or all sessions led by members of the Spiritual Growth Committee. For more info, contact Spiritual Growth and Community Engagement Coordinator Gray Handwerk (

DIVORCECARE, a support group for adults experiencing marital separation and divorce, meets in the Church Parlor on Wednesdays through April 19, 7-8:30 p.m. Register at online. For more info, contact Facilitators David Rigby, Steve Mann, Libby Craven, Kerry Lanier and Rob May (

COFFEE WITH PASTOR LONNIE meets Sunday, March 26, 10-10:45 a.m. in the Senior Pastor Office (Room 201). For anyone considering joining Mount Tabor, Pastor Lonnie will share the church's mission to "Gather, Grow, Go" to help you discern if MTUMC might be the church for you. Contact Spiritual Growth and Community Engagement Coordinator Gray Handwerk (

TABORKIDS JUNIOR are invited to experience The Last Supper and the events of Holy Week with Ms. Colleen on Wednesday, March 29, 5:15-7 p.m. in The Clubhouse. Children will eat dinner as part of the experience. Parents should pay for their child's dinner as part of Tabor Table. Registration is required at online.

CLUB 252 AND TABORTWEENS are invited to the Amazing Race for Amazing Grace on Wednesday, March 29, 5:45-7 p.m. in the Children's Building Lobby. No registration required.

CALLING ALL 2023 HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS! MTUMC offers three scholarship opportunities for graduating high school seniors. The Wes and Andy Burton Memorial Scholarship, the Petree Scholarship, and the Goodchild Scholarship are awarded to select students on Graduation Sunday, June 4. To apply, go to then scroll to the Scholarship Application Download button. Deadline for submission to is 11:59 p.m. Sunday, May 7, 2023.

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN for summer camps and Vacation Bible School. Visit for more info.


YOUR DONATIONS TO MOUNT TABOR UMC continue to help people within the community and throughout the world especially as the pandemic continues. All donations and gifts are accepted by these 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 account 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;
*Place your check made to MTUMC and designated with your choice of fund(s) in the offering plate or basket as it is passed during worship or in the small black, lock-box on the left side of the church offices entrance.

SCOUTING FOR FOOD DRIVE on Scout Sunday, March 19 is an annual high priority community service project of Scout Troop 934 to meet a critical need of providing food for the Maple Springs UMC Food Pantry. Please bring a grocery bag full of nonperishable items on Sunday, March 19 to the Scout trailer in front of the church. Items can also be placed in the "Scouting for Food" donation box at the Outreach Table in the Trinity Welcome Center. The most critical priority needs are:
*cereal, cereal bars, Pop-Tarts
*all types of crackers
*brownie, cookie, cake mixes & icing
*shelf ready-to-serve juices
*canned potatoes
*cans/boxes nonperishable food
*toilet paper & paper towels
*dish soap & laundry detergent
*manual can openers
Contact Shannon Settlemire (336-692-4519), Steve Kelley (336-399-4040) or Chad Marion (814-490-0031) with questions.

INTERCESSORS NEEDED. Do you believe in the constant, incessant roar of collective prayer? If so, won't you join the MTUMC prayer ministry team? All you have to do is be committed to regular, heartfelt prayer. A weekly email with prayer requests will be sent to you. Then, all you do is pray, letting your prayers rise like incense to the Father. To join, email Prayer Ministry Coordinator Alicia Bowman (

HELP BEAUTIFY THE MEMORY GARDEN FOR EASTER by making a donation in memory or honor of a loved one in any amount payable to Mount Tabor UMC with "Acct# 8071270 Memory Garden Easter" on your donation and attaching a dedication form found at online, in the March 2023 Tabor Talk or on the Sunday worship bulletin insert. Deadline is Sunday, March 26, 2023.

for the community hosted by TaborWOMEN Circle 5 is set for Saturday, April 15, 9 a.m.-noon in the church parking lot. This safe, on-site document shredding will be provided by Archive Management and donations will be accepted to support Winston-Salem, Forsyth County agencies feeding children as well as supporting other missions of the TaborWOMEN.

AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE will be at Mount Tabor UMC on Tuesday, April 25, 2-7 p.m. in the Family Life Center. Make your appointment online at using the church zip code 27106 for the April 25 date or contact Ron Grant (336-577-3687).

SAVE THE DATE! The Andy Burton Memorial Golf Tournament will be Saturday, May 20. More details will be announced later.

ALL FUND-RAISING PROJECTS at MTUMC must have Finance Committee approval at least one month before the planned event. Contact Church Business Administrator Charissa Loftin ( for more details.

PLEASE UPDATE YOUR INFO FOR THE CHURCH OFFICE. Got a new address?, phone number?, email address? or has a life event changed your family size? Go online at or contact Senior Church Administrator Libby Craven (



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