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March 15, 2020

In the abundance of caution, we have implemented the following in light of the COVID-19 pandemic:

  • 1-Hour Church Services to be held on Sunday at 9am & 11am
  • Replace handshakes & hugs with waves, smiles, & elbow-bumps
  • Please join us via live-stream if you are feeling ill or have (underlying health conditions) that place you in the high-risk population
  • Pay your offering via Givelify (https://giv.li/xvczdg)
  • For more detailed information: http://www.williamsmemorialcme.org/covid19

The WMCME Evangelism Training Team reached 103 people Mar. 3rd-10th. Salvation is a gift from God (John 3:8; Hebrews 5:9). May God bless you all.

SOULS TOUCHED ON PURPOSE is still in progress. We are asking each member to submit the names, addresses and phone number of three (3) people whom you would like to invite to come to church with you on Palm Sunday, April 5, 2020. You may email the info to the church office at: admin@williamsmemorialcme.org or bring to the church office. See tab in bulletin to write names and information.

Join the Fight for FREEDOM!  During our Membership Campaign. Membership is the life-blood of the NAACP. We depend on our members’ generosity to insure the NAACP’s independence. We depend on you to keep the flames of freedom burning bright! Regular Adult (Ages 21 & older)- $30, Youth with Crisis Magazine (Ages 20 & under)- $15, Youth without Crisis Magazine (Ages 17 & under)- $10 and other options. Sign up in the vestibule. See Oveter McLean for more information. The CME Church wants all CMEs to join and support the cause. Recruiting occurs through the end of March.

The Church Anniversary Committee is starting the second phase for ordering bricks. If anyone would like to purchase a brick, please sign up in the vestibule. A committee member will assist you after the 9 AM & 11 AM services today.

The Church Anniversary Committee is looking for persons who have been members of Williams Memorial for 50 years at (from your join date to present day). Please see anyone on the committee or leave your name and number in the church office. The committee is also seeking information on the founding members. If you have any information on the following persons, please contact the church office: Judge Gainer, Fred Sawyer, Gladys Brandon and Brandon Family.

The Cell Group Leaders will meet on Tuesday, March 24th at 6:30 PM.

We are organizing a team to participate in the African-American Initiative / United Way Quiz Bowl. This bowl is fashioned after the jeopardy game and is for students in grades 4-8. It is focused on knowledge of African American history, science, local history, technology and culture. If you are interested in participating and willing to work as a team of 4 members and one alternate, please contact Francine Mallory at chyrle56@gmail.com or (366) 877-7219. You may also leave your contact information with the church office. We will began preparing for the bowl as soon as we have the required membership. The event is scheduled for March 26, 2020, 5:00 PM at R C Baldwin Educational Center.

Pastor Niki Spencer & First Gentleman Thomas Spencer and Spencer Chapel CME Church are celebrating their 5th Church & Pastoral Anniversary, on Sunday, March 22, 2020. At 11:00 AM the Guest Speaker is Rev. Charles Robertson and at 4PM the Guest Speaker is Pastor Shannon L. Jessup of Friendship Baptist Church, Thomasville, NC. Please come and help celebrate!

Carolina Region Spring Meeting Leadership Training School, Bishop James B. Walker, Presiding Prelate, will be held on March 27-28, 2020 at Parkwood Institutional Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, 802 Tom Hunter Rd., Charlotte, NC 28213, Rev. Dr. Cathy C . Jones, Host Pastor. Registration fee is $50.00. Deadline is March 15, 2020. Complete form or go online to: Eventbrite “Carolina Region Spring Meeting2020”. Hotel Information: Hilton University, 8629 J. M. Keynes, Charlotte, NC – Rate: $119.00 plus taxes.  Use this link: http://www.hilton.com/en/hi/groups/personalized/C/CLTHUHG-SPRCEM-20200327/index.jhtml

The Seniors Ministries trip  Stix and Stones.tv Productions play is cancelled due to the Coronavirus. Please see persons who collected your funds to get your refund.

Pastor Robert J. Williams, the Youth Choir, the Senior Ushers and the Williams Memorial Church Family will render service at Mt. Vernon Baptist Church, 716 Leonard St., High Point, NC  on Wednesday, April 1, 2020 at 7:00  PM. They are having a Lenten Worship Service.

The Annual Easter Program for the Children’s Department will be held on Sunday, April 12 at 9:45 a.m. during the Sunday School hour.  Rehearsals are as follows:

  • Second Rehearsal                Saturday, March 21           11:00 a.m.
  • Last Rehearsal                     Friday, April 10                  6:30 p.m.
  • Easter Program                   Sunday, April 12                 9:45 a.m.

The celebration of the Resurrection of our Lord and Savior will take place on Sunday, April 12, 2020 beginning at 6:00 AM, at Temple Memorial Baptist Church, 1458 Cedrow Dr, High Point, NC 27260,  where Rev. Dr. Thomas A. Bannister is Pastor. Our speaker for this celebration is Rev. Kendal McBroom of Turner’s Chapel AME Church and his choir. This is sponsored by the Ministers of High Point and Vicinity. They are looking forward to our congregation coming out to celebrate Resurrection Sunday.

Van Transportation is provided for anyone who needs a ride to church on Sundays at 8:00 AM or 11:00 AM. Please call the church office by Friday before 2:00 PM.

The 7th Episcopal District prays every 3rd Tuesday of the month at 7:00 PM. Dial In: 605-468-8885, Access Code 616984.~Never doubt the power of prayer~

2020 “100 Days in Prayer”, January 1—April 9, 2020. Prayer calls at 7:00 PM each Thursday. Call: 712-770-4010; Pin: 589588#

Attention all VBS Volunteers and Participants: Please save the dates for the week of July 13th—17th for our 2020 Vacation Bible School. Please stay tuned for more updates to come.

VBS Committee is recruiting Teachers to volunteer for the week of July 13th – July 17th, 2020.  You may sign-up in the vestibule after the 8am and 11am service or see Trevonda Wright/Rev. Jewel Anthony.

Community News:

  • NC Department of Administration is seeking female high school students with an interest in state government and S.T.E.M fields to participate in the Lady Cardinal Mentorship Program. Lady Cardinals will participate in mentorship from agency leaders, group projects and S.T.E.M. enrichment opportunities. Participants will be provide a stipend upon completion of the program. Date: June 15, 2020—July 17, 2020. See applications at the welcome desk.
  •  Zeta Amicae of Greensboro is proud to present the Barbara L. Herring Zeta Amicae Scholarship. The $500 scholarship will be awarded to a young lady who demonstrates outstanding character and drive to succeed. See flyers with application requirements at the welcome desk. Deadline for submission is April 1, 2020.

Meetings:/Choir Rehearsals:

NAACP Recruiting………………………………. Sun. Mar. 15th after 8 & 11 AM

Breakfast……………………………………………… Sun. Mar. 15th after 8 AM Svc

Church School…………………………………………….. Sun. Mar. 15th @ 9:45 AM

New Members Class……………………………………. Sun. Mar. 15th @ 9:45 AM

Children’s Church……………………………. Sun. Mar. 15th during 11 AM Svc

Young Women Fashion Show Reh……………,… Sun. Mar. 15th @ 3:00 PM

WDay Volunteer Singers/107 Kelly Pl………….. Sun. Mar. 15th @ 4:30 PM

“Power Hour” – Intercessory Prayer…………… Mon. Mar. 16th @ 6:00 PM

Pastor’s Aide Mtg ………………………………………… Mon. Mar. 16th @ 6:00 PM

Women’s Day Choir Reh……………………………. Tues. Mar. 17th  @ 6:30 PM

Trustees Mtg………………………………………………. Tues. Mar. 17th @ 6:30 PM

Noon Day Bible Study……………………………….. Wed. Mar. 18th @ 12 Noon

Bible Study (Youth, Young Adults, Adults).. Wed. Mar. 18th @ 7:00 PM

Seasoned Salt-Cell Group #2 Mtg…………….. Thurs. Mar. 19th @ 6:00 PM

Church Anniversary Comm. Mtg…………….. Thurs. Mar. 19th @ 6:30 PM

RJW YA Choir Reh…………………………………,… Thurs. Mar. 19th @ 7:00 PM

Easter Program Reh……………………………………. Sat. Mar. 21st @ 11:00 AM

Children’s Choir Reh…………………………………….. Sat. Mar. 21st @ 1:30 PM

Jr. Ushers Mtg……………………………………………….. Sat. Mar. 21st @ 2:00 PM

Our Known Sick and Shut-Ins

Please inform us of  members who are sick and shut-in.

Just A Thought

“You can’t reach for anything new if your hands are still full

of yesterday’s junk.”

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Women of Williams It’s Our Season of Preparation

This Women’s Day is about being prepared for the journey that God is about to take us on and knowing that we will have the Victory! Our Women’s Day theme is: “Pioneer Women with Spiritual 2020 Vision; Women Who Have, Are and Will Overcome.”  Our Women’s Day Color is Yellow!  Women 18 and older are asked to pay $100, 17 and Younger are asked to pay $10. Our Scripture is 1 John 5:1-5; key verse 4, “For everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world.”

Want a BETTER FINANCIAL LIFE, TO AVOID FINANCIAL DRAMA, & TO HAVE FINANCIAL PEACE?  Join us in a 21-Day Financial Fast! The Financial Ministry of Williams Memorial & the Women’s Day Committee have joined together to offer a LIFE CHANGING Experience. We will be coming from the book of The 21-Day Financial Fast: Your Path to Financial Peace and Freedom by Michelle Singletary.  If interested please sign up in the vestibule, or see Ms. Amanda Little or Yongkesha McCollum. Financial Fast will be held March 1-21st.

Women of Williams Outreach 2020

Time is a gift of true sacrifice that will prove your love to others. Time is precious.  Giving our time to God is essential in our daily walk. We are asking for volunteers to give some of your time to help us serve the people at Macedonia Family Resource Center & West End Ministry. We will be serving food and cleaning up afterwards. Macedonia Family Resource Center, 401 Lake Avenue, High Point-March 24th- 5pm

Women’s Day Modeling Show committee is asking all women who volunteered to sing to please meet on Sunday, March 15, 2020 at 4:30pm. Place: 107 Kelly Pl., Suite 102, High Point, NC. Please see Jennifer Taylor or Trevonda Wright if you have any questions.

Friday, March 20th, 7 pm-Young Women’s Showcase-Stepping Out of Our Comfort Zone

The Young Women of Williams invite you to attend there 2nd Annual Fashion Showcase entitled,” Stepping Out of Our Comfort Zone: We Have 2020 Spiritual Vision, Too”.  The Fashion show will be on Friday, March 20th, 2020 at 7:00pm in the fellowship hall. Come out and support our Young Women by wearing any camouflage as they Fight For Their Vision!

Wednesday, March 25th, 7pm—Mid-Week Worship-Minister Barbara M. Hester

Our Midweek service will be to embody all of our women as we worship together as ONE. Invite your Family, Friends, Neighbors, and Co-Workers…ANY & EVERYONE, as we WORSHIP God to the Highest during this Midweek service!! Our Speaker will be Minster Barbara M. Hester from White Oak Grove Baptist Church in Greensboro. Come ready to receive a Great and Mighty Word!

Women Day Activities…Get Excited and Be Present!

  • March 1-21st ~ 21 Day Financial Fast
  • Friday, March 20th~Young Women Fashion Show~Stepping out of our Comfort Zone-7pm
  • Tuesday, March 24th~Feeding Macedonia Community~5:30pm
  • Wednesday, March 25th~Women’s Mid-Week Service-7pm
  • Thursday, March 26th ~West End Ministries-4:30-6pm
  • Young Women Fashion Show Rehearsal

Sunday, February 16-March 14 ~ See Ms. Jennifer Taylor

Sunday, March 15th – 3pm – Stage & Fellowship Hall

Monday, March 16th – 6:30pm – Stage & Fellowship Hall

Thursday, March 19th – 6:30pm – Stage & Fellowship Hall

Friday, March 20th – 7:00pm – Fashion Show

  • Women’s Day Choir Rehearsal Dates (Please plan to run choir stand over.)

Tuesday, March 17th-6:30pm

Tuesday, March 24th-6:30pm

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