In The Know

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August 18, 2022 IN THE KNOW from MOUNT TABOR UMC

is extended to the family of long-time MTUMC member Gayle Foltz on her Aug. 17 death. Her private funeral service is being planned for next week.


WORSHIP AT MTUMC for Sunday, Aug. 21 will continue the eight-week sermon series "A Blessed Life" with the sermon "Think Small" following scripture found in Matthew 5:5 and Matthew 11:28-29 (NIV). Service times are:
*Higher Ground contemporary, 9 a.m. service in the Alspaugh Worship Center with Senior Pastor Rev. Lonnie Pittman preaching.
*Ignite contemporary, 11 a.m. in the Alspaugh Worship Center with Assistant Pastor Rev. Bob Richardson preaching.
*Traditional, 11 a.m. in the Sanctuary with Senior Pastor Rev. Lonnie Pittman 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.


YOUTH BACK TO SCHOOL BASH for 6th-12th graders will be THIS Sunday, Aug. 21, 5-7 p.m. beginning with dinner in the Fellowship Hall followed by water/messy games outside. Everyone is encouraged to bring a towel and wear something that can get wet and messy.

A BACK-TO-SCHOOL BLESSING will be offered during all worship services on Sunday, Aug. 28. It doesn't matter if you carry a backpack, a tote bag or a briefcase, everyone starting back to school will be included in the prayers. Also, at 10 a.m. on Aug. 28, a special Back-to-School event will be held in the Children's Building for all TaborKIDS.

COFFEE WITH THE PASTORS is for everyone who has considered choosing Mount Tabor as their church home. You are invited to attend Sunday, Aug. 28, 10-10:45 a.m. in the Senior Pastor's Office (Room 201). The pastors will share about the church for you to discern if it might be the church for you to join to "Gather, Grow, Go" in spreading the love and grace of God to all. All are welcome! Contact Spiritual Growth and Community Engagement Coordinator Gray Handwerk (

MOMS FELLOWSHIP TIME, an informal, unscripted gathering for mothers of young children, meets at 9:15 a.m. the first Thursday of every month (Sept. 1) 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.

WEDNESDAY TABOR TABLE (FELLOWSHIP DINNER) for the 2022/2023 school year will resume on Sept. 7, 5:15-6:30 p.m. in the Family Life Center with reservations made at online or at the Trinity Welcome Center desk. Suggested donations are $8 for adult (age 12 and older), $5 for child (age 3-11), free for child under 3. For those living in same home, family max is $25. Menu for Sept. 7 is taco salad, chicken or beef, black beans, refried beans, rice, queso, salad bar, drink and dessert. Kids option is cheese quesadillas.

YOUTH PARENT MEETING will be Wednesday, Sept. 7, 6-7 p.m. in the Youth Commons. For more information, contact Interim Student Ministries Director Gray Handwerk (336-765-5561 ext. 1005 or

BIBLE SUNDAY will be Sept. 11 at all three worship services for first, second and third graders registered at online. Recipients are also invited to a special "Seek and Explore" Bible event at 3 p.m. that afternoon. For more info, contact Children's Ministries Director Marcey Davis (

NEWCOMERS CONNECTION CLASS meets Sunday, Sept. 11, 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 (

DIVORCECARE, a support group for adults experiencing marital separation and divorce, meets in the Church Parlor on Tuesdays, Sept. 13-Dec. 6, 6:30-8 p.m. Register at online. For info, contact Facilitators David Rigby, Steve Mann and Libby Craven (

WEDNESDAY WOMEN'S BIBLE STUDY will offer "Acts: A Study of the Early Church" on Wednesdays, Sept. 14-Nov. 16 at 9:30 a.m. in person in the Fellowship Hall and also via Zoom. This study will look at how believers were empowered by the Holy Spirit to spread the good news of Jesus Christ and establish the church. Contact Kim Harvey ( for questions or to receive the Zoom link. There is nothing to purchase, just bring a Bible.

GRIEFSHARE, a support group for adults who have lost a loved one, meets weekly on Wednesdays, Sept. 14-Dec. 14 (skipping Nov. 23) 3:30-5:30 p.m. in Room 110 (Lower Level Conference Room). Signs will direct you to the room. Register at or contact Facilitator Beverly Burton (336-978-9362 or

LIFE GROUPS INFORMATIONAL MEETING will be held Wednesday, Sept. 14 at 6 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Led by Senior Pastor Rev. Lonnie Pittman and Spiritual Growth and Community Engagement Coordinator Gray Handwerk, the meeting will explain the formation of new types of growth groups at MTUMC. For more info, contact Gray (


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.

STUFF THE BUS School Supply Collection for MTUMC's partner school North Hills Elementary School is THIS Sunday, Aug. 21, 8:30 a.m.-12:15 the church's trailer in front of the Sanctuary. Monetary donations may be made online at by selecting the "Stuff the Bus" fund; by check made payable to MTUMC and designated "Stuff the Bus" or by bringing any of these most needed supplies and clothing donations only:
*#2 wood pencils
*colored pencils
*composition notebooks (bound not spiral)
*washable markers
*glue sticks
*rectangular pink erasers
*dry erase markers
*hand sanitizer
*facial tissue
*any non-perishable food for Food for Thought Food Pantry
Girls Clothing
*khaki or black skirts or jumpers
*solid black or white tights
*khaki or black slacks or shorts
*Oxford blouses (solid black, white or red)
*broadcloth blouses (solid black, white or red)
*solid black or white sweaters
*black belts
Boys Clothing
*khaki or black slacks or shorts
*Oxford shirts (solid black, white or red)
*polo shirts (solid black, white or red)
*knit shirts (solid black, white or red)
*solid black or white sweaters
*black belts

FINANCIALLY STABLE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for The Shalom Project's Flourish Program (, a financial education and holistic wellness program to help women move into financial security. Forsyth County ranks near the bottom of all counties nationally in economic mobility. The Flourish Program is trying to change the cycle of poverty in Forsyth County by giving low-income women heads-of-household the resources and relationships to step out of poverty. And as recent studies indicate, a key factor in reducing poverty is a relationship with someone who is financially stable. As the next Flourish semester begins later in August, individuals are needed to walk alongside these brave women in their journey out of poverty, supporting them through encouragement, goal setting and accountability. If you are interested in volunteering, contact Flourish Program Director Kris Norris ( by Sunday, Aug. 21.

to "adopt" a college student (or two!) to encourage, pray for and reach out to throughout the school year. By keeping the church's college students connected to the MTUMC family, these students will know they are loved and supported by their church family. To be assigned a student, contact Cheryl Bullard (cgbullard@ or Misty Wooten (

MTUMC AFTERSCHOOL CARE MINISTRY IS HIRING part-time Lead Teachers for the 2022/2023 school year. Weekday hours are either 2-5:30 p.m. or 2:30-6 p.m. and will vary on the WSFCS early release as well as closed days. This ministry provides care for students in Kindergarten through sixth grade and is looking to hire individuals that love Jesus, love children and enjoy working in a fun-filled atmosphere. To apply, call the Afterschool Care Ministry office (336-760-0363) or email the Afterschool Care Ministry Director Jeanna Hagan (

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.

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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