Finch Preaching Mission meets 57th year with Elaine Heath leading

October 18, 2016

elaine-heathMemorial United Methodist Church in Thomasville, NC is hosting the Finch Preaching Mission for its 57th consecutive year, October 30-November 1, 2016. This year's guest preacher is Dr. Elaine Heath, Dean of Duke Divinity School. Dr. Heath is a graduate of Oakland University and earned her Ph.D. in systematic theology from Duquesne University. She also is author of numerous books and monographs, the most recent of which is God Unbound: Wisdom from Galatians for the Anxious Church. The Finch Preaching Mission was established in 1959 through the generosity of Mr. and Mrs. Doak Finch. A trust fund was instituted in such a manner that the annual income could be used to bring dynamic pulpit personalities to Thomasville. Additional funds have been added to the trust so that the income could keep pace with rising costs. Schedule Sunday, 10:00 a.m. Dr. Elaine Heath will teach the R.L. Pope Bible Class in the Christian Enrichment Center. All Sunday School Classes are encouraged to forego their usual lessons to hear Dr. Heath. Sunday, 11:00 a.m. The Finch Preaching Mission officially begins as Dr. Heath preaches at the 11:00 am service in the sanctuary. Sunday, 12:00 Noon Church luncheon to follow worship. Reservations are required. Please turn them into the church office by Mon-day, October 24. Meal cost is $7.00 per adult and $4.00 for elementary age children. (Note: There is no charge for children under 5 years.) During the luncheon, we hope you will take the opportunity to talk informally with Dr. Heath. Sunday, 7:00 p.m. (Music begins at 6:45pm) The second of the Finch Preaching Mission Worship Services. Music: Memorial Chancel Choir. Monday, 7:00 p.m. (Music begins at 6:45pm) The third of the Finch Preaching Mission Worship Services. Music: Davidson Singers. 8:00 p.m. Reception in the CEC Tuesday, 12:00 Noon Dr. Heath will speak at the YMCA for community talk and conversation. Tuesday, 7:00 p.m. (Music begins at 6:45pm) The final worship service of the 2016 Finch Preaching Mission. Music: HPU Chamber Singers Childcare will be provided for all services. For more information go to: Or, call (336) 472-7718. Download Bulletin Insert Download Brochure