Field Notes Weekly Newsletter

ANNOUNCEMENTS -- Sunday, December  16, 2018

Third Sunday in Advent

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.

Advent Vespers Services

Tonight at 6:00 p.m., in the Sanctuary. Join us for services of worship in music and liturgy with testimonies by various members.

Service of Lessons & Carols

This Advent service of music, scripture and readings  — begun following World War I in Great Britain — will be Sunday, Dec. 23, 11:00 a.m., in the Sanctuary during a combined worship service. This service is presented by the Music Ministry. Contact Michael Wutzke, 244-1385 or mwutzke@ympca.org.

Carols & Cocoa

Join us at 5:30 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 23, to sing carols at Oak Grove Inn Retirement Community. Following the caroling, come to the church for cocoa, cookies and fellowship. Contact Kirby Smith, 324-4655 or ksmith@ympca.org.

Christmas Eve Services

Monday, December 24

Children’s Prelude

 4:30 p.m.

Candlelight Service

5:00 p.m.

Sanctuary

Poinsettias

Celebrate Christmas with a poinsettia for the Sanctuary as a memorial or honorarium; $15 each. Make checks payable to YMPC and leave in offering plate or reception desk. Order TODAY. (See order forms on Reception Desk or email sign-up.)

End-of-Year Gifts

The church office will be open until noon, Monday, Dec. 31, to accept year-end, tax deductible gifts. Honor a loved one with a memorial or honorarium; these gifts will be acknowledged to the honoree. Contact Paula Mathis, 652-3063 or pmathis@ ympca.org.

Church Offices Closed

Monday-Wednesday, Dec. 24-26

Re-open Thursday and Friday

8:00 a.m.-Noon

Christmas Holidays

F.O.L.D.

Fellowship of Loving Disciples

Youth Sunday School

10:10-10:50 a.m.

7-9th Grades — Youth Room

New City Catechism

10-12th Grades — Room 205

Gospels

CONNECT Groups

Sundays, 5:30 p.m.

Youth Room

The Gospel of Mark

F.O.L.D. Bible Study Plan

December — Selected Passages from the Gospels of Matthew, Mark,

Luke & John

See Adam for Study Guides

F.O.L.D. Christmas Party

Sunday, Dec. 16, 7:00 p.m.

Youth Room

Winter Retreat

January 18-21, 2019

Ridge Haven, NC

Register TODAY — $150 per Person

Adam Coppock, 318-3562 or acoppock@ympca.org

Children’s Ministry

Children’s & Youth Prelude Sign Up

Children and youth interested in singing or playing an instrument for the Christmas Eve Prelude should sign up today on Mr. Wutzke’s door. Last chance to sign up — TODAY! Contact Michael Wutzke, 244-1385 or mwutzke@ympca.org.

Stock the Brewbaker Library

Donate $10 to purchase a book for the Brewbaker School library. For each $10 donation, take an ornament from the Children’s Bulletin Board as a reminder to pray for Brewbaker school (no books please; cash or check only — payable to YMPC/Brewbaker). Contact Kim Tormey, (910) 333-4982 or ktormey@ympca.org.

Children’s Christmas Party

Sunday, Dec. 23, 10:10 a.m., in the Sunday school classrooms. Contact Kim Tormey, (910) 333-4982 or ktormey@ympca.org.

Many Thanks…

To everyone who made Rooftop Friends’ Joy of Giving such a great success. Your gifts helped make this disabilities respite possible for many families. Many thanks to Nancy Burtron and Hope Cassidy for their great leadership!

 

Advent 2018

Third Sunday in Advent

Advent Vespers

Sunday, Dec. 16 — 6:00 p.m.

Sanctuary

F.O.L.D. Christmas Party

Sunday, Dec. 16 — 7:00 p.m.

Youth Room

Fourth Sunday in Advent

Children’s Christmas Party

Sunday, Dec. 23 — 10:10 a.m.

Sunday School Classrooms

Service of Lessons & Carols

Sunday, Dec. 23 — 11:00 a.m.

Sanctuary

Combined Worship Service

Carols & Cocoa

Sunday, Dec. 23, 5:30 p.m.

Oak Grove Inn & YMPC

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service

Monday, Dec. 24

Children’s Prelude

4:30 p.m. — Sanctuary

Candlelight Service

5:00 p.m. — Sanctuary

Christmas

Combined Worship Service

Sunday, Dec. 30

11:00 a.m. — Sanctuary

Welcome New Members

Zane Hartzog

610 Seaton Circle, 36116

Skye Mayer

11832 Redland Road, Tallassee 36078

DEACON OF THE DAY

Dec. 16 — Doug Fuhrman

Dec. 23 — John McFee

DEACON ON CALL

Dec. 17-23 — John McFee

Dec. 24-30 — Jeff Gulledge

NURSERY

Dec. 16 — Bert & Jennifer English, Trip & Karen Etheridge

Dec. 23 — Miles & Jennifer Faggert, Doug & Beth Fuhrman

Church Offices Closed

Christmas

Monday-Wednesday, December 24-26

Offices Reopen

Thursday-Friday

December 27-28, 8:00 a.m.-Noon

New Year’s Eve

Monday, December 31, 8:00 a.m.-Noon

New Year’s Day

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Closed

 

Young Meadows This Week

SUNDAY,  DECEMBER 16

   7:00 a.m.     Praise Band Rehearsal

   8:30 a.m.     Adopt-a-Verse

   9:00 a.m.     Bridge Worship Service

 10:10 a.m.     Sunday School

 11:00 a.m.     Traditional Worship Service

   6:00 p.m.     Advent Vespers

   7:00 p.m.     F.O.L.D. Christmas Party

MONDAY, DECEMBER 17

   9:00 a.m.     Fellowship of Christian Athletes Brunch

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 18

   6:45 a.m.     Matt Bennett’s DG

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 19

   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.     Youth Handbells

   6:00 p.m.     Sanctuary Choir

   6:00 p.m.     Praise Band Rehearsal

   6:30 p.m.     Cross Trainers/Young Adults SS Christmas Party

   7:15 p.m.     Bells of Praise Rehearsal

THURSDAY,  DECEMBER 20

   Noon            Men’s Lunch & Bible Study

   4:00 p.m.     Oak Grove Bible Study

   6:30 p.m.     Steele’s GG

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 21

   All Day        1st Day of Winter

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 22

 

 

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