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november 18 - 24,  2018


Deacon Joe Ward 336-595-4268 

Ms. Lydia Johnson 336-661-0326 



For more than 40 years, the American Cancer Society has hosted the Great American Smokeout on the third Thursday of November. The Great American Smokeout is an opportunity for smokers to commit to healthy, smoke -free lives – not just for a day, but year round. It takes commitment and starts with a plan, often takes more than one attempt, and requires a lot of support. UMMBC will support our Awareness Day on the last Sunday in November. Please pick up a fact sheet at the second floor information desk. To find out more about quitting, call 1-800-227-2345. The Health Ministry.



Special Needs Ministry Needs You!

Christmas is right around the corner. We have served 250 families and anticipate serving 300 families by the end of the year. Special Needs Ministry is gathering donations in the form of Gift Cards to be distributed during the week of December 11-14, 2018. We have several options available for donating this year. If your ministry will be donating gift cards, please give them to us by November 30, 2018. If your ministry will be donating funds, so we may purchase the gift cards, we are asking that you ensure that your donations are received in the church office by Friday, November 30, 2018. Please indicate Special Needs Christmas Project on your check or envelope.



Persons who celebrate birthdays in July—December are invited to a birthday celebration. It will take place in the Fellowship Hall after the 11:00am service on December 2, 2018.



Sunday morning immediately following 8:00am Service in the Chapel, Tuesday morning Prayer Call 6:00am (605) 475-4866 Access Code: 763201 and Wednesday evening at 6:00pm in the Chapel.



The UMMBC Men’s Triangle Ministry in collaboration with the William Roscoe Ander-son Jr. Recreation Center (Reynolds Park Gym) will be holding its annual winter Reading workshop for young people in Grades K thru 8 on Saturday December 8, from 9 am to 12 noon at the Anderson Recreation Center. Please sign up outside the church office or Contact Vernon Ross at or 336-817-7333 by December 2.



The Annual United Metropolitan Christmas Post Office will open on Sunday, November 25th, 2018 and close on December 16th, 2018. All cards must be in alphabetical order and bundled with rubber bands, etc. Please do not place loose cards in the baskets. Cards may be deposited in the baskets at entrances. Please contact Deborah Miller, Shirley Bishop or any member of the Welcome Ministry if you have questions.



All families interested in participating in the advent readings for worship services, please sign-up at the welcome desk outside the church office. Please indicate which service you would prefer 8:00am or 11:00am. For additional information, contact the church office at (336) 761-1358.



All ministry leaders should turn in an annual report for 2018 by Tuesday, November 27th. The forms are available at the Information Desk outside the Church Office or online. Please submit the form to the office, or you may send them via email to Latwana McCall at



The Audio/Video Ministry is asking all per-sons interested in becoming a member of the ministry to contact Brother Gary Koontz. Training will be provided. For additional information, please contact the church office via telephone at 336-761-1358 or via email at



Sunday, December 16th, the UMMBC Annual Christmas Banquet will be held at the Benton Convention Center 2:00pm – 4:30pm. Cost of tickets for members: adults: $25.00 children: $10.00 (10 years and under) Guest of Members: $30.00. Ticket sales will continue through December 2nd. Tickets are available each Sunday on the second floor outside the Church Office, Fifth Street entrance and in the Main Office Monday- Friday.



The Senior Missionaries have begun collecting non-perishable food items. The purpose is to help prepare a meal for our sick and shut-in members. Collection baskets are located at the 4th and 5th Street entrances and at the Information Desk outside the Church Office. Please bring perishable items on Monday, November 19th by 12:00 noon. The Bags will be prepared at this time.



The Special Needs Ministry will be sending care packages to our college students who are pre-paring for Fall exams at their colleges/universities. Please complete the form at the Welcome desk by today, November 18th so we may mail their packages in time.



Nov 21st No class - (Happy Thanksgiving) Nov 28th 3 Week Bible Study Series

begins, “The Mind of Christ: The Transforming Power of Thinking His Thoughts” Rev. Armstead, Facilitator



Volunteers are needed for the 8:00am and 11:00am worship services. Please contact Sigrid Hall 336-816-8955 to assist with this ministry.


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We Remember in Our Prayers 


Missionaries in Ghana

Rovanaugh Richardson

Evans & Jeannette Walton 


our know sick and shut-ins

Austina Blackmon

Mary T. Carpenter

Deacon WIlliard Jordan

Caroline Leftwich

Deacon Georgianna McCoy

Jonella Poole

Queen Reid

Valerie Saddler

Elsie Scales

Anita Thompson

Cetta Thompson