Victory Memorial United Methodist Church
Monday, June 26, 2017
A caring community of Christian persons.
 
Upcoming Meetings & Activities:

Sunday, June 25th-Friday, June 30th: Youth Force
 
  
Youth Force Guymon
Begins this Sunday, June 25th

We still need snacks/munchies for the youth to eat during the week!  You can bring your donations to the church office.  All snack items need to be individually packaged in order to contain germs and messes!  Some favorites of the past years are any “Little Debbie” snacks, individually wrapped cookie packs, peanut packs, etc.  PLEASE do not buy the cracker packs as they do not get picked very often.

If you would like to support Youth Force Guymon 2017 with your financial gifts, we will be taking donations. Simply memo on your check “Youth Force.” 

We still need helpers to clean out the Sunday School rooms on Sunday, June 25th, 1:30 p.m., to get ready for the Youth.  We also need helpers to put those same rooms back together on Friday, June 30th, 2:00 p.m.  Both times, just show up!  The first alley door will be unlocked...just make your way on upstairs.
 

 
Help Needed
Helpers are still needed for Children’s Church this summer.  If you would like to help, please let Jacque Anderson know.  If there are none, Children’s Church will have to be cancelled.  
 

 
SOS Meals Committee
After we had someone volunteer to round out a SOS team, we had another spot open up!  So, if this is a ministry you would like to be a part of or would like to know more about, please let the church office know!  This is a great way to take care of those in our church after they’ve been in the hospital.
  

  
Mark Your Calendars!
Vacation Bible School will be July 17-20, from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. each day.  The theme this year is “Hero Central: Discover Your Strength in God” and Lacey Johnston is our director.  If you would like to help, please call Connie at the church office.
 

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

  
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 in the process of training a “Life Safety Team” to respond in case of all these emergencies.  We have sent a team to training and will be training others in the near future.

As a result, there will be some changes on Sunday mornings.  We will have certain doors locked on Sunday mornings so as to lessen the chances of any safety issues.  The doors will be clearly marked with a sign.  This may take some time to get used to but it will result in a greater degree of overall safety for our church family.  You may have to change your routine a bit.  You may have to check your young children in and out of the nursery on Sunday mornings.  Many of these safety measures are already being used in other communities.  

We are proud to be able to provide this added level of safety for our church family.  If you have any questions, please feel free to call Pastor Gary or stop by the office.
 

 
Children’s Offering for Classroom in Liberia
On the first Sunday of each month we will have a “Children’s Noise Change Offering” for Missions. Our goal is to furnish at least one classroom at our New Hope Academy School in Liberia, Africa at the cost of $1000. This will provide furniture, supplies, etc. for one classroom. All donations for the noisy offering will be greatly appreciated. It will be an ongoing project. Other donations can be given if desired and clearly marked for “New Hope Academy School”. Additional classrooms may be supplied as needed. We are now well on our way to furnishing a third classroom!
  

 
Upper Rooms 
The May/June 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 (victorymemorial.org) 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!