Victory Memorial United Methodist Church
Wednesday, January 16, 2019
A caring community of Christian persons.
Upcoming Meetings & Activities:
Wednesday, December 12: Trustees Meeting, 7 pm, Archives Room

Thursday, December 13: Primetimer's Christmas at the Willows, 6 pm, Willows Inn

Sunday, December 16: Administrative Council Meeting,  12 noon, Archives Room

Thursday, December 20: Heritage Community Worship Service, 6 pm, Heritage Community Senior Citizens Center

Monday, December 24 & Tuesday, December 25: Church Office Closed

Monday, December 31 & Tuesday, January 1: Church Office Closed
Ministerial Alliance Christmas Basket Project 
These food baskets are put together and given to those in our community who need a little extra help during the Christmas season. If you would like to lend a hand, please show up on any (or all!) of the days listed below.

This all takes place in the Commercial Building at the Activity Center:
Assembly: Thursday, December 13th at 1:00 pm
Assembly: Friday, December 14th at 6:30 pm
Delivery: Saturday, December 15th at 8:30 am

Advent Worship Schedule
Sunday, December 16th:
10:50 a.m.—Chancel Choir Cantata “The Glory of Christmas”

Sunday, December 23rd & Sunday, December 30th:
Regular Worship times
8:30 a.m.—Worship Service
9:45 a.m.— Sunday School
10:50 a.m.—Worship Service
12:30 p.m.—Spanish Language Service

Monday, December 24th:
5:30 p.m.—Candlelight Service-“Especially” Children Friendly (nursery provided)
8:00 p.m.—Candlelight Service
10:00 p.m.—Candlelight Service

We will once again be filling our sanctuary with poinsettias for the Christmas season and invite you to purchase a plant in memory or honor of a loved one. If you would like to participate, purchase a plant from the place of your choosing and bring it to the church office. We ask that they be delivered no later than Friday, December 21st at 4:00 p.m. 

They can be picked up immediately following any of the December 24th evening services. A list of donors and those honored will be printed in the December 30th Sunday bulletins. 

Blankets Needed
Used and new blankets are being collected for the homeless and needy in our area. If you have any you would like to donate, please contact Barbara Dow at 338-6783 or 651-5513.

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.

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!