In The Know

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


SINCERE SYMPATHY is extended to the family of longtime member Morris Eller on his May 8 death. His Celebration of Life service will be Sunday, May 15 at 2 p.m. in the Sanctuary.

WORSHIP AT MTUMC for Sunday, May 15 will continue the worship series "Who Are You?-Discovering the Sacred Selfie" with the sermon "You Are Salt and Light" following scripture found in Matthew 5:13-16 (NIV). Service times are:
*Higher Ground contemporary, 9 a.m. service in the Alspaugh Worship Center with Assistant Pastor Rev. Bob Richardson preaching.
*Ignite contemporary, 11 a.m. in the Alspaugh Worship Center with Spiritual Growth and Community Engagement Coordinator Gray Handwerk sharing a message.
*Traditional, 11 a.m. in the Sanctuary with Assistant Pastor Rev. Bob Richardson preaching.
Both 11 a.m. services are also available live via the Mount Tabor United Methodist Church Facebook page and online.
Nursery care and a Mother's Room are available for in-person services. The Sunday worship bulletin may be found at online.

NEWCOMERS CONNECTION CLASS meets May 15, 10 a.m., at the Trinity Welcome Center desk. Meet new people and learn how to get connected in becoming part of Mount Tabor's mission to "Gather, Grow, Go" with Spiritual Growth and Community Engagement Coordinator Gray Handwerk (

THE RESCHEDULED CONCERT "Arise, My Love" will be this Sunday, May 15 at 7 p.m. in the Columbarium (or, in case of rain, the Sanctuary). Inspired by the biblical chapter Song of Songs, the concert features music for voices and violin by Billings, Bach, Holst, and more. Please bring a lawn chair.

ALL ACTIVE SENIOR ADULTS are invited to the Tabor Troupers Lunch on Monday, May 16 at 11:30 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall. The program will be presented by Biltmore Scholar Brian Hawley. The $5 lunch will be chicken pie with sides and choice of dessert. Please register by Wednesday, May 11 in Sunday School, the Trinity Welcome Center or at the reception office (336-765-5561) so there will be enough food for everyone.

WEDNESDAY WOMEN'S BIBLE STUDY is continuing "Love, Light, and Life" a study of The Bible's book of I John. John, overwhelmed with God's love, writes to encourage all in their faith walk, assure everyone of eternal life, and encourage each person to remain in fellowship with God. Remaining sessions will be on Wednesdays, May 18 and 25 at 9:30 a.m. in person in the Fellowship Hall and also via Zoom. Contact Kim Harvey ( to receive the Zoom link. With nothing to purchase, just bring a Bible.

A CHURCH FOR ALL MINISTRY shares from Jeremiah 29:11-13 (The Message), "I know what I'm doing. I have it all planned out-plans to take care of you, not abandon you, plans to give you the future you hope for. When you call on me, when you come and pray to me, I'll listen. When you come looking for me, you'll find me." You are invited to join A Church for All People Ministry on the third Tuesday of each month (May 17) via Zoom. Contact Cathy Hurd ( or Christy Buchanan ( for more details.

THE TWEENS ARE GATHERING on the fourth Sunday of each month. All students in 4th or 5th grade are invited to gather Sunday, May 22, 3:30-5 p.m. in the Children's Building Loft (Room 263). Direct questions to Children's Ministries Director Marcey Davis (

MTUMC SUMMER CAMPS AND VBS REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN for children who are 4 years-old--as of June 1--through the 2021-2022 5th grade students. Check out online. Direct questions to Children's Ministries Director Marcey Davis (

SPRING 2022 H.S. AND COLLEGE GRADUATES, who are part of the Mount Tabor UMC family, will be recognized in the June issue of Tabor Talk, the monthly church newsletter. Submit information at by May 15.

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 services or in the small black, lock-box on the left side of the church Offices Entrance.

MOTHER'S DAY DIAPER DRIVE: The Tabor Women are hosting a Diaper Drive, May 8-29, to assist the Diaper Bank of North Carolina in rebuilding their diaper supply after the recent fire rendered all of their diapers unfit for use. Please consider donating any of the following items: Pull Ups training pants, preemie diapers, unopened baby wipes, or unopened baby formula. Donations can be placed either at the Outreach Table in the Trinity Welcome Center, or you can give online at choosing "Special Contribution" fund with the memo "Diaper Drive." Contact Stephanie Griffith ( with questions or for more info.

SAVE THE DATE for the 18th Annual Andy Burton Memorial Golf Tournament to be held Saturday, May 21, 8 a.m. at Reynolds Park to support MTUMC youth missions. This event is for golfers and non-golfers alike, so dust off those clubs and get ready for a great day of family fun and fellowship! Registration and sponsorship information is available at online.

100 BOTTLES OF WATER ARE NEEDED EACH WEDNESDAY for the homeless individuals served dinner by MTUMC at the Bethesda Center. You may bring water donations to the church and place on the labeled cart in the Fellowship Hall; or order bottled water to be delivered straight to the church through Amazon Smile at online; or give online at selecting "Bethesda Benefit" (or make checks payable to MTUMC designating "Bethesda Benefit" and bring to the church).

MOMS' FELLOWSHIP TIME, an informal, unscripted gathering for mothers of young children, meets at 9:15 a.m. the first Thursday of every month (June 2) in the church's Fellowship Hall. This is a casual meet-up for all mothers of preschool-age children and while childcare is not provided, your child(ren) may attend with you. Contact Sandy Hauser ( if you have any questions.

DURING NEW MEMBER SUNDAY, JUNE 12, new members will be welcomed in worship services. If you feel God is calling you to join the body of Christ through membership at Mount Tabor, contact Spiritual Growth and Community Engagement Coordinator Gray Handwerk (, or one of the church pastors.

CATCH THE WAVE-VOLUNTEER AT VBS! There's nothing better than the beach so catch the wave and volunteer at VBS this summer July 24-28 with the theme "Making Waves: What You Do Today Can Change the World Around You." Sign up at online. Direct questions to Children's Ministries Director Marcey Davis (

MIDDLE SCHOOL MISSION TRIP for June 20-23 is a fantastic opportunity for students to work with the middle schoolers at Pine Valley UMC (Wilmington, N.C.) to become Christ's hands and feet to others. For current 6th-8th graders, registration can be found at online. Total cost is $200 with a $75 deposit due at registration.

DIRECTOR OF STUDENT MINISTRIES POSITION OPEN for MTUMC. This full-time, 40 hours a week position seeks a strong youth leader and will report directly to the Senior Pastor.
Mount Tabor UMC Student Ministries is designed to create an atmosphere for students to collide with the living Jesus. The program wants to connect students with each other in such a meaningful way that it changes the quality of their lives. The goal is life-long discipleship and the church believes discipleship is fostered when students hang out, serve and grow in faith together. The strategy is to meet students where they are, build healthy relationships and earn the right to share the gospel. This position recruits, equips, supervises and deploys volunteer leaders to impact the lives of students--a leader of leaders.
Applications are now being accepted and interested parties should see to review the full job description as well as salary/benefits and to obtain a copy of the Mount Tabor UMC Job Application. Detailed information for submitting a Job Application and Resume will also be found there. Contact Deborah Keaton (336-817-8830) with any questions regarding the posting process.

CHURCH BUSINESS ADMINISTRATOR POSITION OPEN for MTUMC. This full-time, 35-hour per week position requires an appreciation for and an in-depth understanding of the special needs of the business and financial sides of a large church operation. This individual must possess the variety of financial, personnel and business skills required to successfully complete the job requirements as well as a strong desire to work with others towards the goal of growing and supporting the church community. For more details, see online. Contact Deborah Keaton (336-817-8830) with questions regarding the posting process.

UPDATE YOUR CHURCH RECORD with new addresses, phone numbers, email addresses and/or a life event that changes your family size at or contact Senior Church Administrator Libby Craven (336-765-5561 ext. 1000 or


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