Victory Memorial United Methodist Church
Friday, May 25, 2018
A caring community of Christian persons.
Upcoming Meetings & Activities:
Sunday, May 20th: Senior Sunday during the 10:50 service

Monday, May 28th: Church office closed

Saturday, June 2nd: Local Missions Work Day, 8 am, meet in the church's North parking lot

Saturday, June 2nd: Primetimer's breakfast, 8:30 am, Ambassador Inn
Monday, June 4th-Friday, June 8th: Jr. High CLUE Camp

Tuesday, June 5th: UMW, 11 am, Parlor

Senior Sunday
Senior Sunday will be held on Sunday, May 20th during the 10:50 service.  This is a time where we recognize the graduating high school seniors in the church.  Please make sure to be there as we celebrate them and their new beginnings!

Mission Trip Meeting
For anyone who is interested in the short-term Uganda mission trip, there will be an informational meeting on Tuesday,  May 22nd at 7 pm in the Archives room (back of the Sanctuary).

Notes from the Finance Committee
The Finance Committee is in the process of setting up a Capital Improvement Plan for Victory Memorial UMC.  Anytime donations are given for a designated project the donations will be used specifically for that project until it is completed.  Once a designated project is completed any remaining balances will then be put into the Capital Improvement Plan.  The Capital Improvement Plan monies will be used in the future for big ticket items that occur.  If at anytime you would like to donate to the Capital Improvement Plan please just designate your check or giving accordingly.  

Attention All United Methodist Women:

UMW will meet over the summer.  Still at 11 am in the Parlor.  Make it if you can, if not, no worries, we’ll catch up at another meeting.  See you there!



Attention Trustees Committee:

Work on the parking spots has been rescheduled.  You will not meet on Saturday, May 19th, but instead will meet on Saturday, June 9th at 8 am.



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, May 27th will be the next date they collect change to send to Kaymah Warner New Hope Academy in Liberia!



Books Needed

New & gently used books are now being collected for a book fair at the UMW Bazaar later this year.  If you have some you would like to donate, please get in touch with Karen Jackson at (580) 461-8191.   


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.

ATTENTION: We have moved Early Worship Service to 8:30 am for a 3-month trial,  before making a permanent change.  This will allow an hour for worship and an hour for Sunday School.   Please remember to pray about and then to invite someone to join you for worship.  Any and all feedback is requested and welcomed by Pastor Dave.

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 March/April 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!