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January 21, 2021 IN THE KNOW from MOUNT TABOR UMC
WORSHIP AT MTUMC for Sunday, Jan. 24 continues the five-week worship series on the biblical book of James: “Putting Faith to Work” with Senior Pastor Dr. Mark Key preaching “True and False Wisdom” using scripture from James 3:13-18. The service schedule, via online is:
*pre-recorded Traditional service premiers at 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 23
*pre-recorded Higher Ground (contemporary) premiers at 9 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 24
*live-stream Ignite (contemporary) premiers at 11 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 24 and is also available via Facebook Live at Mount Tabor United Methodist Church page.
Bulletin information for all services is available at by noon on Friday, Jan. 21.
JOIN ONE OF THE 16 GROWTH GROUPS studying the five week worship series and church-wide study on the biblical book of James during Jan. 10-Feb. 7. Groups are available for all ages and stages of life. If you are interested in participating, text the word “CONNECT” to 336-777-7990 or email Coordinator for Spiritual Growth and Community Engagement Gray Handwerk (email@example.com).
WEDNESDAY WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY are participating in the church-wide study on the biblical book of James. All sessions are offered via Zoom on Wednesdays, Jan. 13-Feb. 10 at 9:30 a.m. with Kim Harvey and 6:30 p.m. with Joy Key. Register with Kim Harvey (firstname.lastname@example.org) for the sessions to receive the Zoom meeting invitation. There is no book to purchase. All ladies are welcome to attend.
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 in the church parking lot. 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).
PASTOR’S BIBLE STUDY meets e via Zoom web-conferencing each Wednesday at 7 p.m. The link is online at Zoom.
DIVORCECARE, available to help adults facing the challenges of divorce or separation move toward rebuilding lives, meets Wednesdays, 6:30-8 p.m. with a new 13-week cycle of sessions running Jan. 20-May 5 (except Feb. 17, March 31, 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 (email@example.com) or Libby Craven (firstname.lastname@example.org).
GRIEFSHARE, support for adults who have lost a loved one, meets weekly on Tuesdays, Feb. 16-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 email@example.com).
THE START OF CONFIRMATION 2021 has been paused until April and registrations for current 8th grade youth remain open through March. The delay is to continue efforts to do no harm and fully offer important aspects of the Confirmation education. Contact Andy Tuttle (firstname.lastname@example.org) to register.
‘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 the tumultuous and unsettling times of 2020. A pledge card with a return envelope is available outside beside the Church Offices Entrance door. Or you may submit your pledge at online. As of Monday, Jan. 18, 219 pledges totaling $976,542 towards the 2021 budget of $1,747,911 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 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;
*Deliver your check made to MTUMC and designated with your choice of fund(s) 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 be mailed to you (email@example.com). As of Jan. 18, 61 pledges totaling $584,950 have been submitted. The current loan balance is $1,073,837.90.
AN AT-HOME LAMINATING VOLUNTEER is needed for the Mount Tabor Weekday Preschool Ministry. If you can laminate and cut activities for preschool curriculum from the safety of your home, the preschool will supply a small portable laminator, laminator film, curriculum and even scissors via drop-off at your home. Contact Preschool Director Kim Saylor (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information and/or to volunteer.
10 VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED to pack lunches and produce H.O.P.E. (Help Our People Eat) of Winston-Salem on Saturday, Feb. 13, 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 (336-972-9422) to sign up and receive more details.
THE 2021 OFFERING ENVELOPES, for those who continue to use offering envelopes or who requested them on the pledge card, have arrived at the church. Contact Financial Administrator Cathy Culver (email@example.com) to arrange a pick up on Mondays or to schedule another time to pick up during the week.
STREAMING VOLUNTEERS NEEDED. As Mount Tabor begins the process of resuming in person worship for all services in the months to come, the Higher Ground and Traditional worship services are in need of volunteers to learn to operate the equipment to stream the services. Training will be provided. If you can help, please contact Higher Ground Coordinator Kim Harvey (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Senior Pastor Dr. Mark Key (email@example.com) for the Traditional service.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
HIGH SCHOOL HOTSPOT, a ministry providing free WiFi, space and snacks for high school students enrolled in virtual learning, is available for weekdays, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Students register at online. Safety protocols and standards of conduct are followed. Adult volunteers are needed to staff each shift (8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. or 12:30-4:30 p.m.) and may register at online. If you can donate individually wrapped snacks for the ministry, contact Colleen Carr (email@example.com). See for more information.
LOST AND FOUND: “Lost” are two white, folding, 18 inch x 6 foot tables missing from the church offices workroom. If you know the whereabouts of these tables, contact Senior Church Administrator Libby Craven (firstname.lastname@example.org) as soon as possible. “Found” is a stock donation received by the church with no donor information. If you have made a stock donation in the last few months, contact Financial Administrator Cathy Culver (email@example.com) with the details.
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