Victory Memorial United Methodist Church
Tuesday, November 20, 2018
A caring community of Christian persons.
Upcoming Meetings & Activities:
Thursday, October 11th: Pastor Dave's Sunday School Class Dinner, 6 pm, @ the Pub on the Bricks
Saturday, October 13th: UMW Bazaar, 8 am-2 pm,
Family Enrichment Center

Sunday, October 14th: Harvest Day Potluck Dinner, 12 pm, Family Enrichment Center

Wednesday, October 17th: Administrative Council, 7 pm, Archives Room

Thursday, October 18th: Heritage Community Worship Service, 6 pm, @ Heritage Center

Sunday, October 21st: Charge Conference, 4 pm,
@ Woodward, OK

  Wednesday, October 31st: Fall Carnival, 5:30-8 pm,
Family Enrichment Center
2019 Ugandan Mission Trip
VMUMC will send a mission team, led by Pastor Dave Player, over to Uganda from February 15-28, 2019. The estimated cost of the mission is $3,000 per missioner. This covers travel from Guymon to Denver, return airfare to Uganda from Denver ($1,500), transportation in Uganda, accommodation, meals, incidentals, and funds to help support the ministry and missions. We are committed to raising funds over the next six months to help cover half of the cost of the mission for each participant. 

Buying tickets is the challenging part of every short-term mission. We must confirm participation and pay for airline tickets at least 3 months before we leave, in order to get the best price and guarantee a block booking for all missioners. This means the first $1,500 will need to be paid October 31st. If you want to be a part of the mission or for more information, please contact the church office. 

UMW Bazaar
The UMW are having a church wide rummage sale as well as hosting an old fashioned concession stand serving breakfast and lunch foods for the Bazaar on October 13th, starting at 8:00 am.  Any and all home items and articles other than clothing and shoes are welcome.  Items need to be tagged with name or initials and priced.  Please bring your items to set up on Friday, October 12th, between 3:00 pm and 5:00 pm. Unsold items need to be picked up by the owner by 2:00 pm on Saturday.  Start cleaning out and gathering any treasures you want to share! 
To the ladies who will be working at the Autumn Fair (Bazaar) in October – if you will be needing nursery care for your children while you are working, please let Barbara Dow at 580-651-5513 or Marketta Kidwell at 338-1303 know so nursery care can be arranged.  It is very important to let us know in advance.

SOS Meal Teams

We are needing to put together a few more SOS (Serving Our Savior) meal teams.  These are teams of four people who put together a meal for those in the church who have recently gotten out of the hospital.  If this is something you want more information about or would like to join, please get in touch with the church office.


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, July 29th will be the next date they collect change to send to Kaymah Warner New Hope Academy in Liberia!



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.

We would like to put your military loved one in a picture in our newsletter!  Please send us a picture at:

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!