Coming to a sanctuary near you (at Memorial!)
On March 9 in our 10:00 service we will begin a 6-week Lenten sermon series called "Fear-less.
" We will examine the effect of fear on our lives, and how we might begin to fear...less. We will have special music and worship connections throughout the season. Come, and invite your friends!
March 16, Second Sunday of Lent
Scripture: John 3:1-17
We'll examine the fear of really being seen and known.
Sunday at Memorial
Sunday School - All children ages 3 – 5th Grade are welcome to join the Sunday School every week following the Children’s word.
ENGAGE, March 9, 11:30-12:30, - no Engage
Fellowship Coffee Hour 11:00am -Mireille St. Armand and the Pace family
Youth Group 11:30 - 1:00 - all youth grades 6 - 12 are welcome to join us.
A Word From the Laity
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SPRING IN WHITE PLAINS
Shadows rise, then draw upright,
darted through with beams of light -
black-on-purple evening sky
etches trees, wraps you and I.
Spring-warmth flows away the tares
of winter's fields, their icy cares,
a touch of laughter echoes near
and dances lightly, in my ear.
POETRY READINGS, LIVE SUFI MUSIC and WHIRLING DERVISHES
Thursday, March 27, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. at Memorial UMC
Sponsored by the Interfaith Connection and the Turkish Cultural Center of Westchester
Fellowship Coffee Hour
Volunteers needed for Coffee hour. Please contact Angela Stone or call her at 914 949-2146. Instructions for Coffee Hour click here.
Camp Olmsted is Looking for Campers
Do you know a child age 6 -13 that needs to ....
Make New Friends
Build Self Esteem
Lean New Skills
Call us Camp Olmsted 212 -870-3084 and find out how you can help change a life this summer with a camp experience.
Support Memorial's "250" neighbors
Four organizations are based at Memorial, 250 Bryant Avenue:
A Word From Pastor Karen
In church last Sunday we talked about spiritual disciplines being like hiking poles for our souls--they catch us when we stumble, help us find our balance when we wobble, give us strength when we are tired. And when everything is going great, they help us move even farther and faster!
The season of Lent has begun, and I encourage everyone at Memorial to choose a Lenten discipline this year, as a way of drawing nearer to God during this time of preparation for Good Friday and Easter. I have prepared a "menu" of possibilities to get your thinking started. We handed it out in church last week, and it will be available throughout Lent. The categories go far beyond the "giving something up for Lent" idea--they also include prayer, worship, study, service, creative expression, and stewardship of our relationships, our bodies, and the earth.
Regular worship is (obviously) one of my spiritual disciplines. Tonight was our Pan-Methodist Ash Wednesday service, with Central Korean, Trinity UMC, and Mt. Hope AME Zion Church. We hosted it at Memorial...and I confess, going into it, I wasn't particularly enthusiastic. I was tired. I was a teensy bit anxious about the many facets of this service that were out of my control. I was worried about all the work this meant for other people at Memorial, because I knew they were tired too.
And it was wonderful. The Holy Spirit was so present. It was great to hear one of my colleagues preach. Mt. Hope and Trinity brought musicians, and they were fabulous. We sang and prayed and called on the Spirit and sang and prayed some more. And then we shared in fellowship and in refreshments provided by Central Korean. I'm so glad I was there.
Our Lenten disciplines require us to show up. I guarantee that if you choose a discipline and stick with it for these weeks of Lent, you will experience God working in your life, probably in ways you don't expect. I hope you'll give it a try!
Life Coaching Services We offer coaching services for persons from all walks of life. We support personal and interpersonal coping and growth for people seeking assistance in daily life challenges. You do not have to be a member of the Memorial United Methodist Church in order to seek the services of ‘Memorial Outreach’, everyone is welcome.
Stories of United Methodists Living Marriage Equality
MIND is excited to announce a new initiative. We Did will publish the story of a same-sex wedding performed by a United Methodist clergy person every week as an ongoing witness.
We Did is the next step in the ministry that we started two years ago with the launch of We do! Methodists Living Marriage Equality
. Most of the stories will be written by the clergy who performed the wedding; some will be written by the couple. Most will come from our own conference, with occasional “guest” voices from other conferences. The stories will be published Monday mornings in MIND’s weekly newsletter RMN blog
March 11, 2014 - Richard Eldridge On Education
Richard Eldridge describes himself as a life-long man of education, having started at 4 in Virginia and subsequently never missed a year of learning, even now at the age of 73. He has taught seventh grade through masters-degree courses, in exotic places like Japan and the penitentiary in Baltimore; and helped begin the grade school that, for its time, was the greenest school in America. He has been a life-long promoter of racial equality, and got his Ph.D. in black American literature. Currently Richard volunteers at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Freedom Library at the Slater Center in White Plains (a project of the Westchester Martin Luther King, Jr. Institute for Nonviolence). Richard has done unusual research and writing about the development of education, and will share some of his thinking with us.
March 18 - Zoe Colon- Hispanic Resource Center
March 25 - Ed Stotsky
Memorial UMC Emergency Assistance Program/Good Samaritan Fund Needs Your Help!
Every day 200,000 of our neighbors in Westchester County are food insecure. Members of the Memorial family and the greater White Plains community look to faith communities for critical assistance during times of crisis and struggle. Help us reach out in solidarity to our neighbors in need. As the weather gets colder utility bills increase and so have requests for assistance from our neighbors.
Memorial Thrift Shop
is always seeking Volunteers
Shop Location: Memorial United Methodist Church (MUMC) 250 Bryant Avenue, White Plains, NY 10605
Hours of Operation: Monday - Thursday 10–2, Fri -Sat 10–4. For More Information Contact MUMC at 914-949-2146 or The LOFT at 914-948-2932. Benefiting Memorial United Methodist Church and The LOFT: LGBT Community Services Center.
Lineage Farm Vegetable CSA Shares
All vegetables are grown using biodynamic and organic farming practices. Vegetables are grown without the use of synthetic pesticides, herbicides, or artificial fertilizer, and in a way that seeks to replenish the soil and return the land to full health. Shares run for 23 weeks, from early June through early November. Click here for information and membership form.