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| Live Nativity, Dec 9 & 10    | Youth/Young Adults meet on Fridays at 6:30 pm in the Bungalow.    | Art Class, Fridays, 6 pm, Library     | Quilting Group, Mondays @ 10:00 am, Public Welcome    | Christian Book Club, Tuesday, 7 pm, Library    | Accountability Group - 12 Steps for Everyone - Sundays 3:30 to 4:30 in the Library    | WWD Grief Group, 2nd & 4th Saturdays, 10am. Social Hall    | Imagine Band Practice, Fridays at 5:30 pm | Sound Training, Fridays at 5:00 pm    | Bible Study at Denny's, Wednedays at 7:30 am     | YOGA: 2nd & 4th Saturdays at 8 am in the Social Hall.     | MUMC Christian Book Club, Tuesdays, 7pm

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Scout Sunday

Scout Sunday, February 8, 2015.  Boy Scouts will take part in the worship services as part of their God and Church award.

Scouts have been attending classes at Memorial since November 25 to earn this award.

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Live Nativity Walkthrough 2014

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You will be magically taken back 2014 years at Memorial on Saturday and Sunday, December 13 and 14 between 6 and 8 pm as Memorial United Methodist presents its sixth annual Christmas Card to the Community featuring six inspiring scenes narrated by Newell Knudson, live performers and music.

The 20-minute walk with a shepherd guide takes the path back to Bethlehem to celebrate the true meaning of Christ’s birth.  Bring your kids and grandkids to share in this homegrown celebration of Christmas and join in singing Christmas carols and warm up with hot beverages and snacks.

It’s all free and runs two nights Saturday, Dec. 13th, and Sunday, Dec 14th, from 6-8 pm – rain or shine.  Parking is in the lot entered from Scott Avenue.  As you approach from the west parking lot (off of Scott Ave.), the Centurion will greet you to get you started on a wonderful journey through time

Watch Memorial’s float in both the 2013 Fresno Christmas Parade

See Photos of the 2011 Live Nativity

Live Nativity handout 2013 (PDF file for print and distribution)

Watch this post for updates.

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Holiday Boutique 2014

Enthusiastic shoppers enjoyed home made crafts and delicious meals at The Annual Holiday Boutique for 2014 on Friday and Saturday, November 14th and 15th. 

 


 

 

Lenten Study 2014

24 Hours That Changed the World
– A study by Adam Hamilton

Adam Hamilton delivers solid scholarship describing how the day of Christ’s crucifixion unfolded. It also suggests that our response to Christ’s work – when it appears evil has the upper hand – can be one of courageous hope and great courage. Click here for summary and reviews.

This study will follow Adam Hamilton’s book, the 40 Days of Reflection devotional guide, and will incorporate his videos.  Click here to see introductory video.

Classes will begin with the beginning of Lent on March 9.  Class times:

  • Sundays, 11 am
  • Sundays 5:45 pm. Multiple classes in English & Hmong languages.
  • Wednesdays, 7:30 am at Denny’s at Shaw and Willow.
  • Thursdays, 6 pm

Other class days and times will be determined on class leaders and your preferences.  Call the office, 559-299-4615 with your preference.  Check back later for more class listings.

Books can be ordered via the church office or at any of the sites below:

 

 

 

 

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Confirmed: Our 121,000+ meals went to the Phillipines.

StopHungerNowPhilippinesWe packed 121,000+ meals on October 20th just in time to be sent to the Philippines, probably through Divine guidance.  Below is a confirming letter from Christopher Romero of Stop Hunger Now:

“Subject: Your Meals Have Shipped to the Philippines!

Friends of Stop Hunger Now,

We are delighted to announce that the meals from your respective meal packaging events have been shipped in a container totaling 285,120 meals from our San Leandro, California warehouse.

Convoy of Hope, a 501(c)3 faith-based nonprofit, has served more than 55 million people throughout the world through international children’s feeding initiatives, community outreaches, disaster response and partner resourcing. Through the cooperation of their local partners, Convoy of Hope is able to feed nearly forty-five thousand children a week in the Philippines and five thousand children every day. 

UPDATE: We have fully paid Stop Hunger Now for the 120,000 meals. Thank you for your donations!.  You may still donate to Stop Hunger now for their on-going efforts to relieve hunger around the world.  Mail checks to Memorial UMC, 1726 Pollasky, Clovis, CA 93612 or Donate NOW via credit card.

To read entire letter, open this post.

Watch the Packing of 121,422 Meals!

October 20, 2013

This was a huge community event organized by Memorial and Stop Hunger Now.  121,422 meals were packed.  Each meal bag serves 6 meals and costs us 25 cents per meal – $30,000. We had no idea, at the time,  that our packaged meals would be desperately needed in the Philippines. Donations are still being accepted. ALL donations will go to the food purchase. Memorial keeps none of it.

Click here to open YouTube for the video.

Play time: 10:58

Update, January 2014:  Thank you! Your donations have paid for the food purchase in full!

Bishop Brown’s Message to Memorial

A special 120th anniversary message to Memorial from Bishop Brown.  Click to play

Bishop Brown

Memorial’s 120 Homecoming Anniversary

Side view of the Academy Church

Food, music, games, old friends and the latest word direct from earlier pastors and/or their spouses was enjoyed by many at the celebration of Memorial’s 120 years on Saturday, October 19th at the historic Academy Church. A deep pit BBQ dinner was served from 11 am to 2:30 pm.

On Sunday, October 20, from 12:30 to 5:30 memorial packaged 121,422 meals for the Stop Hunger Now program.

Packing food in bags
Packing food in bags
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Each meal bag serves 6 meals and costs us 25 cents per meal, so we need to raise $30,000 for the food. Donations are still being accepted. ALL donations will go to the food purchase. Memorial keeps none of it.

Donate towards the food purchase now.

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Clovis Museum Displays Methodist Heritage

Clovis_Museum_Looking_SE_Pix_180_Cropped_22.184160829_stdIn honor of Memorial’s 120th anniversary, the Clovis Museum at Pollasky Ave. and Fourth Street in Old Town Clovis has a display of photos and documents from our church’s history.

The museum is open Tuesday – Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Blessing of the Animals 2013

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