Field Notes Weekly Newsletter

ANNOUNCEMENTS -- Sunday, October 7, 2018

We Welcome Our Guests

To Young Meadows, and invite you to visit our Welcome Center located in the hallway between the Sanctuary and Fellowship Hall. If you would like to know more about the life of Young Meadows Church, our hospitality volunteers will assist you with information and take you to worship services and Sunday school classes.

New Worship Schedule


9:00 a.m. — Bridge Service, Fellowship Hall

10:10-10:50 a.m. — Sunday School for All Ages

11:00 a.m. — Traditional Service, Sanctuary

Mission Moment

Have you had a “mission moment” when you shared the gospel in word or deed? If so, we’d like to share your story as part of our worship services (anonymously). Contact Jay Joye, 652-1316 or

Shepherding Groups

Check the Shepherds Board in the office suite for your shepherds. Each group has 2-3 active elders and deacons serving as shepherds. Call your Shepherds and welcome them to your group!

Rooftop Friends Disabilities Ministry

Plans have begun for its Joy of Giving respite/holiday shopping event Saturday, Dec. 8, 9:00 a.m.-Noon, in the Fellowship Hall. Volunteers and gifts are needed! Contact Nancy Burtron, 263-3698 or

Men’s Prayer Breakfast

Wednesday, Oct. 10, 6:45 a.m., in the conference room. Join us for food, prayer and fellowship. Contact Kirby Smith, 324-4655 or

Church Clean-Up Day

Saturday, Oct. 20, 8:00 a.m. Help clean up! Bring lawn tools, indoor cleaning supplies and help “spruce up” our church building and grounds. Contact Doug Fuhrman, 531-3914 or

The Mom Connection

Join other moms for breakfast, encouragement, and great speakers, Saturday, Oct. 20, 9:00 a.m., in the Fellowship Hall. Nursery provided. Cost for breakfast: $5 per person. Contact Alex Kocher, 657-8767 or


Fellowship of Loving Disciples

Youth Sunday School

7-9th Grades — Room 205

New City Catechism

10-12th Grade — Youth Room


9:30-10:25 a.m.

Youth Room & Room 205


Wednesdays, 6:00 p.m.

Youth Room

Caring for One Another: 8 Ways to Cultivate Meaningful Relationships

Fall Coffeehouse

Coming in October!

To perform, contact Adam Coppock.

The Great Escape!

Fall Camping Trip

November 9-11

Mt. Cheaha State Park

Adam Coppock, 318-3562 or

Children’s Ministry

CEF at Brewbaker & Blount

Child Evangelism Fellowship (CEF) Good News Clubs meets Mondays and Tuesdays at Brewbaker and Blount Elementary Schools, respectively. Many thanks to our volunteer teams who teach these Bible studies throughout the year.

Children’s Choir & Youth Handbells

Grace Notes Children’s Choir

4:30 p.m. — Choir Room

Youth Handbell Choir

4:30 p.m.  — Sanctuary

Youth Choir

5:00 p.m. — Choir Room

Contact Michael Wutzke, 244-1385 or

Inquirers Classes

For visitors and prospective members will be held Sundays, Oct. 21 and 28, 10:10 a.m., in Room 214. Contact Jay Joye, 652-1316 or


Help bring the gospel to people with no Bible in their native tongue by sponsoring a verse for $40. Project begins Sunday, Oct. 21. Contact Jay Joye, 652-1316 or

Bells of Praise Trip

Our adult handbell choir will travel Sunday, Oct. 21, to share their music ministry with Beatrice Community Church where former YMPC associate Jeff Lawrence is minister. Contact Michael Wutzke, 244-1385 or

Reformation Sunday

Celebrate our heritage on Oct. 28, 6:00 p.m., at Eastwood Presbyterian Church. Eric Zellner, pastor of Christ PCA in Auburn, will speak. Also, children who have successfully recited their catechism will be presented at this service.

SEAL Presbytery

Young Meadows will host the quarterly Southeast Alabama Presbytery Meeting Tuesday, Oct. 23, 9:00 a.m. Ministers and representatives from the 30-plus churches in our Presbytery will attend. Contact Jay Joye, 652-1316 or

Officers Meetings

Diaconate Meeting -- Wednesday, October 10, 7:15 p.m.

Session Retreat -- Sunday, October 14, 12:15 p.m.

Word & Worship Council -- Monday, October 15, 6:00 p.m.



Oct. 7 — Ray Hodge

Oct. 14 — Keith Higginbotham


Oct. 8-14 — Keith Higginbotham

Oct. 15-21 — Paul Cobb


Oct. 7 — Jordan Autrey, Steve & Dorie Autrey

Oct. 14 — John & Beverly Bennett, Matt & Karen Bennett


October 10 — Brunswick Stew


Church Offices Closed

Columbus Day Holiday

Monday, October 8, 2018


Young Meadows This Week


   7:00 a.m.     Praise Band Rehearsal

   9:00 a.m.     Bridge Worship Service

 10:10 a.m.     Sunday School

 11:00 a.m.     Traditional Worship Service

 12:15 a.m.     Legacy Women’s Council

MONDAY, OCTOBER 8 — Columbus Day

   All Day        Church Offices Closed

   5:30 p.m.     Birmingham Seminary


   6:45 a.m.     Matt Bennett’s DG

   8:00 a.m.     Leadership Montgomery

   9:00 a.m.     Presbytery Candidates Exam

   9:45 a.m.     City Bible Study

   4:00 p.m.     CEF/Blount

   6:30 p.m.     Boykin/Phelan GG

   7:30 p.m.     College GG


   6:45 a.m.     John Bennett’s DG

   9:30 a.m.     Mexican Dominoes

   3:00 p.m.     Lin Allen’s DG

   4:30 p.m.     Grace Notes Children’s Choir

   4:30 p.m.     Youth Handbell Choir

   5:00 p.m.     Youth Choir

   5:00 p.m.     Supper (Reservations)

   6:00 p.m.     Sanctuary Choir

   6:00 p.m.     Praise Team Rehearsal

   6:00 p.m.     F.O.L.D. Connect

   6:00 p.m.     Bible Studies for All Ages

   7:15 p.m.     Bells of Praise Rehearsal


   8:00 a.m.     Classical Conversations

   9:45 a.m.     Kindermusik

   Noon            Men’s Lunch & Bible Study

   4:00 p.m.     Oak Grove Bible Study

   5:30 p.m.     Birmingham Seminary

   6:30 p.m.     American Heritage Girls

   6:30 a.m.     Steele’s GG


   8:00 a.m.     Catalyst Debate Club

   9:00 a.m.     Ford Family/Grace Baptist Church

 11:00 a.m.     Kindermusik


   9:00 a.m.     Ford Family/Grace Baptist Church



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