In The Know

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August 4, 2022 IN THE KNOW from MOUNT TABOR UMC


WORSHIP AT MTUMC for Sunday, Aug. 7 will begin the eight-week sermon series "A Blessed Life" with the sermon "Broken and Healed" following scripture found in Matthew 5:1-3, Psalm 34:18 and 1 Timothy 1:16 (NIV). The Sacrament of Holy Communion will also be available at all services. 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 with 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.


WEDNESDAY WOMEN'S BIBLE STUDY will offer one more stand-alone study this summer. The Aug. 10 session will begin at 10 a.m. in person in the Fellowship Hall and also via Zoom. Contact Kim Harvey ( for questions or to receive the Zoom link. There is nothing to purchase, just bring a Bible.

AUGUST SUMMER TABOR TABLE (FELLOWSHIP DINNER) will be served Aug. 10, 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 $7 for adult (age 12 and older), $4 for child (age 3-11), free for child under 3. For those living in same home, family max is $20. The menu will be hotdogs with all the fixings, roasted chicken, baked beans, pasta salad, slaw, dessert and drink. Kid's option will be chicken nuggets. Weekly Tabor Table dinners will resume on Wednesday, Sept. 7.

to "Popsicles on the Playground" following Tabor Table on Aug. 10 at 6 p.m. Enjoy a frozen treat and time with your friends!

NEWCOMERS CONNECTION CLASS meets Sunday, Aug. 14, 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 (

A CHURCH FOR ALL PEOPLE MINISTRY shares from Romans 8:38-39 (The Message), "I'm absolutely convinced that nothing-nothing living or dead, angelic or demonic, today or tomorrow, high or low, thinkable or unthinkable-absolutely nothing can get between us and God's love because of the way that Jesus our Master has embraced us." You are invited to join A Church for All People Ministry on the third Tuesday of each month (next meeting is Aug. 16) at 6 p.m. via Zoom. Contact Cathy Hurd ( or Christy Buchanan ( for more details and the Zoom link.

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.


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 will be 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. Did you know that 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.

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 (

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).

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.

THE CHURCH FOR ALL PEOPLE MINISTRY would like to encourage everyone to be mindful of others who have fragrance and chemical sensitivities by limiting use of perfumes, colognes, air fresheners, etc. when at the church. What can smell good to most people, could cause a serious problem with others. Thank you for your support.

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



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