Victory Memorial United Methodist Church
Sunday, September 22, 2019
A caring community of Christian persons.
Upcoming Meetings & Activities:
Tuesday, September 17: Loaves & Fishes Work Day, 10 am-1 pm & 1-4 pm
Tuesday, September 17: Primetimer's Meeting, FEC, 5:30 pm

Thursday, September 19: Coffee with Friends, Parlor, 2-3 pm

Thursday, September 19: Heritage Community Worship Service, Heritage Community, 6 pm

Tuesday, September 24: Loaves & Fishes Work Day, 10 am-1 pm & 1-4 pm
Wednesday, September 25: Finance Committee Meeting,
FEC Meeting Room, 7 pm

Sunday, September 29: UMW Sunday - Our United Methodist Women are leading both morning worship services

Harvest Potluck & Youth Cake Auction
Sunday, September 25th
12:00 p.m.
Family Enrichment Center

The church will provide the meat, bread, and drinks; we ask that you bring your favorite side dish to share.

The Youth will also be auctioning off homemade cakes as a fundraiser.

Men's Bible Study
Over the Book of James, led by Pastor Dave

Monday evenings at 7 pm upstairs in Pastor Dave’s Sunday School Room (second floor/Room 213)

Ladies Bible Study
Beth Moore’s “Children of the Day”

Wednesday evenings at 6 pm and Thursday mornings at 9:30 am 

Upstairs in Pastor Dave’s Sunday School Room (second floor/Room 213)

Childcare is available upon request

Study books are available for $18

Attention Children, Youth, & Parents:
Fall is in the air and we are so excited to get our Sunday School classes going strong again!! We have classes for three years old and up and we encourage you to come to a class. We have a social time beginning at 9:30 a.m., every Sunday at the popcorn machine, with class time beginning at 9:45 a.m.

The 3 & 4 year olds meet in room #107, and are studying "Bible Story Basics". Your children will hear foundational Bible stories, learning key verses while having fun with music, games, puzzles, prayer and more!

The K-4th graders are taught by Jacque Anderson and are studying "Bible Story Basics". This study will unleash the power of God's Word to work in the minds and hearts of the children. They gather at the popcorn machine and go to class from there.
The 5th & 6th graders meet in room #210. Carl Kirk is their teacher and they also are working their way through the Bible along with playing Bibleopoly.
Lacey Johnston, Molly Landess, and Cindy Player will be leading our Youth Sunday school class, 7th grade through Seniors, meeting downstairs in the Youth room. These ladies will be sharing their faith and love while encouraging and strengthening our youth's Christian foundation.
We look forward to seeing each one of you! If you have any questions or would like more information please don't hesitate to call Connie Taylor at the church office, 580-338-6501.

Local Missions Work Day
The next Local Missions work day is Saturday, September 7th at 8:00 a.m. Meet in the church’s north parking lot (corner of 6th & Quinn streets, next to the duplex).  Anyone is welcome to come experience or special tools needed. This is a great way to make a difference in our community!

If you cannot make this next project date, the team meets on the first Saturday of each month (give or take a holiday/bad weather). You are more than welcome to catch the next one. Also, a text reminder is sent out the Thursday or Friday before. If you would like to be added to that list, please let the church office know.

Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry
Victory Memorial UMC not only supports Loaves and Fishes through food and monetary gifts all year long, but September is our month to work at the food pantry. We need workers each Tuesday of the month from 10 am-1 pm and 1-4 pm. There is a sign-up board in the sanctuary on Sunday mornings or you may check with the church office during the week.

Coffee with Friends
Health Watch Hospice is beginning a friendly gathering with individuals, who understand the journey of grief or are experiencing the recent loss of a loved one.
Please join us on:
September 19 from 2-3 pm

VMUMC Parlor

Call Phyllis Stokes, Hospice Director
Office: (580) 338-2274

Because the first Sunday of each month has gotten a little full with Communion during the 10:50 service, we have moved the Children’s noisy change offering to the last Sunday of each month.  That means Sunday, August 25th will be the next date they collect change to send to BIRD Mission in Uganda!

Pastor Dave wants to visit each family of our church.  Please let him know when a good day and time will be to visit your family.

New Life Safety Team
Emergencies can happen anywhere, even in church.  It could be a medical emergency, a tornado emergency, a child safety issue, a bomb threat, robbery, physical assault, or the increasing incidents of an active shooter in schools and churches. Victory Memorial is continuing the process of training a “Life Safety Team” to respond in case of any of these emergencies.  First was to start locking more doors on Sunday mornings and adding signage that clearly explains which of the doors are unlocked.


The last couple of Sundays you may have noticed a few people in the worship services with radios.  We are implementing the use of radios so in case of an emergency we will be able to better communicate without disrupting the entire worship service.  For instance, in the case of a medical emergency one of the medical team will be alerted and they can proceed to be sure the medical emergency is handled promptly and properly.  And, there will come a time when we will actually go through some emergency drills so that we all know what to do in the case of any type of emergency.


Please know that we value and love our church family and this is the reason we are providing extra levels of safety for you.  If you have any questions or would like more information you may stop by the church office and talk to Pastor Dave or Connie.


Upper Rooms 
The Upper Room Devotionals are now available in the church office or at any of the church entrances.  Pick up one for yourself, your family, your friends...they’re absolutely free and a great read! 

Easy Giving 
You can now give to the church electronically!  There are two new Kiosks which are set up every Sunday morning for anyone to use.  Both are located in the Archives room (back of the Sanctuary) located nears signs that say "Giving Center."  You can also click the link on the right hand side of our home page ( either while on your computer or smartphone to give.  From either of those, you can bookmark the page for quick and easy access.  Let us know if you have any questions or need help with anything! 

Church Notifications 
Very rarely are church services, committee meetings, etc. cancelled, but when they are we always will send out notifications. The quickest and easiest ways we are able to contact our members is by sending both an email and text message out, along with posting something on Facebook.  If you would like to be added to one (or both) of these lists, please let the church office know! Word of mouth has always been great, too, so if you know someone who can’t receive a notification from us, please help us out by passing the word along!