What's happening at YUMC!


Sunday, May 28, 2023

Register your attendance https://greenhouse.cloversites.com/yadkinvilleunitedmethodistchurch/here.

The altar flowers today are given to the glory of God and in loving memory of our grandson, Rylo Weatherman Caudill by his grandparents, Ken and Cooky Weatherman.

Today we are welcoming NEW members (but old friends) to our church.  We are glad you are joining membership at YUMC.

Today we welcome Sally Moseley as our organist.  Sally is a native of Tarboro, NC. She graduated from the ECU School of Music with her Bachelor of Music.  She received her Master of Music from the Cincinnati Conservatory  of Music. Sally lives in Winston-Salem.

Yadkin Christian Ministries.  YCM is in need of cans of tuna,  peanut butter,  shelf stable milk, spaghetti noodles, and spaghetti sauce.  Baskets are in the Commons for your food contributions.

Nursery. Serving in the nursery today are Keri Gaylord and Betty Dixon. If you would like to serve in the nursery, contact Sidney Matthews (336) 416-9160.

April Mission Focus:  Yadkinville Community Garden, see page 7 for more information.

Leadership Team.  The Leadership Team meets the fourth Tuesday of every month at 7:00 pm in the New Sunday School Classroom.  Except for June 2023, there will not be a meeting in June.  The next meeting is on July 25, 2023 at 7:00 pm.  If you want to know more about the Leadership Team, to read the minutes of their meetings, see the budget, or YUMC’s Guiding Principles, visit www.yadkinvilleumc.org/members (password: YadkinvilleMember).

Calling all graduates!  It is that time of the year when we honor our graduates.  Please email Bobbi with your graduate’s name, where they are graduating from, where they are going next, any special recognition, and parent’s/family’s names that are members of YUMC and a picture!! We will recognize Graduates on June 4, 2023.  Please provide your graduates information TODAY.

YMCA.  The YMCA will have an all day program Monday through Friday from June 12, 2023 to August 4, 2023.  We are excited to host the YMCA Access Academy Summer Program this year! We will host the YES portion of their camp. We are working with the Camp Director to come up with ways for our church members to serve with the camp- so be on the look for emails and announcements later this month & in the June newsletter. Thanks to the Yadkin Valley District who has given us a $5,000 grant that will go towards the utilities cost of hosting the program!

New Playground. You may have noticed that the playground has been missing! Unfortunately, it deteriorated beyond repair! Fortunately we are 2-3 weeks away from a new commercial playground set! This playground is in honor of Royce and Patti Ragan.  This playground is made possible by their generous estate gift! Once it is installed, we will have a dedication this summer.  It should be installed just in time for the beginning of the YMCA Summer Camp and we know that the children of the church, the NETworX community, and Scouts will all love the opportunity to play!


COOKBOOKS!  The United Women in Faith have Cookbooks! This is by far the best cookbook yet.  If you haven’t gotten one you should get one right away.  The cost is $20.00.  Call Karen Pizzuti (336) 468-7669 or the church office. 


The Yadkin Lectio Podcast.  New episodes come out each Wednesday and include a reading for the upcoming Sunday's scripture lesson as well as prompts for praying the scripture with Lectio Divina.

The Yadkin Examen Podcast. The Examen is a method of reviewing your day and week in the presence of God.  New episodes come out each Monday and include a brief excerpt from Sunday's sermon (no more than 5min) with questions about the sermon and scripture and prompts to engage in the Examen.


The COMMUNICATIONS TEAM is looking for (maybe) you!

 We are seeking someone to serve once a month

to serve as an online chat host, post to Facebook, and Instagram for YUMC.  

YES, we will train you!!  WE must get the GOOD NEWS out to the world.  

You can do this!!


Please contact Bobbi in the church office or

Sandy Tucker at 336-244-6329. Thank you.


Serving in Worship NEXT Sunday, May 28, 2023 

Greeters:  Betty Williams & Gene Branon

Ushers:  Gene Branon & Brent Choplin

Scripture Reader:  Faye Diachenko (Genesis 1:1-2:4)

Nursery Volunteers:  Marnie Matthews & Betty Dixon

Online Host:  Sandy Tucker





Who is serving at YUMC in June?

Thank you for serving during Worship.  

If you are unable to serve on your respective date, please see if you can trade with someone on another date. 

If you are unable to find a substitute, call or email Pastor Jonathan or Bobbi.

Lighthouse Congregation

Our Leadership Team met on February 28th and approved the following:


Our congregation, Yadkinville United Methodist Church, has decided to become a Lighthouse Congregation of The Western North Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church in partnership with The United Methodist Collective. In doing so, we not only commit to remaining a part of The United Methodist Church but also to serving those who have lost their church homes through disaffiliation or closure. We will partner in this work by providing a welcoming  place, offering ministry opportunities, helping organize remnant groups in our community, and assisting individuals and groups in discerning their next steps as they find a new church home.


This means that Yadkinville UMC commits to:

1) Provide a welcoming place to belong during this time of grief and transition, which might be for just a season, or for a lifetime. This includes a safe space with caring relationships, listening hearts, and unconditional love within a congregation that is confident it is remaining in the UMC.

2) Offer No pressure” ministry opportunities (if the person or group is willing). These will include worship, discipleship, and mission.

3) Organize local Remaining UMC groups by proactively finding and connecting with individuals and groups displaced by disaffiliating churches.

4) Connect individuals or groups with Conference and District resources to help them discern their next steps as they consider a new church home.


Mission Focus

May 2023

Community Garden

Every month the Missions Committee is focusing on a Mission Outreach project.  It may be a local non-profit or a UMC Ministry.  This month we are focusing on the Yadkinville Community Garden. In addition to your designated funds, all loose plate offerings will support this Mission Outreach as well.   The Yadkinville Community Garden is located across from YUMC on South Monroe Street.

Join old and new friends this spring, summer, and fall in the Yadkinville Community Garden. We will learn and share new techniques, new recipes, and share with people in need.

Funds raised in May will be used for water, fertilizer, seeds, plant growing media, irrigation supplies, and other needs that may arise.

Checks to Yadkinville UMC designated for the Community Garden and loose plate offerings will go to this project.

To give this project, you can simply write your check payable to YUMC with a memo “garden” or place your cash offering in an envelope to have it recorded on your contributions statement. You can also contribute online by choosing “other” and typing garden in the note section.