Field Notes Weekly Newsletter

ANNOUNCEMENTS                                                     Sunday, December 15, 2019


We Welcome Our Guests

To Young Meadows, and invite you to join us for Sunday school and other activities throughout the week. If you would like to know more about the life of Young Meadows Church, our greeters will assist you with information and take you to worship services and Sunday school.

Save the Stamp-Give to Missions

This Christmas, why not save the stamp and give to missions? Place your Christmas cards for your church family in the box located between the fellowship hall and the sanctuary. Calculate the amount of money saved in postage and then donate that amount to Young Meadows to support our ministry partners.

Service of Lessons & Carols

This Advent service of music and scripture, will be Sunday, Dec. 22, 11:00 a.m., in the Sanctuary during a combined worship service.  The service will be presented by the Music Ministry. 

Caroling at Oak Grove

Join us at Oak Grove (we will meet there) on Dec. 22nd at 5:30pm as we sing Christmas Carols at Oak Grove followed by hot chocolate & cookies back at Young Meadows.

Un-Greening of the Church

It’s hard to think about it now, but one day we will need to take down our festive decorations.  Could you help us on Sunday, Dec. 29, at 12:15 p.m., immediately following the service? Light lunch will be served. 


College and Young Adults

Stump the Chump

Calling all college students and young adults: Join us Dec.18th at 6:00pm, in the Youth Room. Mark, with Ask Ligonier, and Jay Joye will field your questions about the Bible. Dinner will be provided, so RSVP and submit your questions too. Bring a friend, and appetite, and your questions. To RSVP, contact Kasey Hartzog at

Legacy Retreat Sign-Up

The sign-up sheet for the upcoming ladies retreat is now available.  Visit the table in the gallery to sign up and grab a “save the date” ornament! The retreat will be held at Callaway Gardens, Feb. 21-23.  Cost is $165, and includes meals on Sat. and Sun.

Ladies Night Out

Mark your calendars for Jan. 9 at 6:00 p.m. for a meal and fellowship.  Location to be determined.


Fellowship of Loving Disciples

Youth Sunday School

10:10-10:50 a.m.

For the Month of December

7-12 grades combined in Youth Room

Topic of Study: Advent

F.O.L.D. Connect

Wednesdays, 6:00

Coffeehouse TONIGHT

Please join us in the Youth Room at 6:00 p.m. tonight!

2020 Ridge Haven Winter Retreat

January 17-20.  The cost is $175 per student.  Email Adam for the registration link.  Registration and $50 deposit are due NOW  to reserve your spot. 


Children’s Ministry

Kids in the Kitchen

Saturday, Dec. 21st, 9 a.m.-noon.  We’ll be making cookies & icing them as well as decorating gingerbread houses!  We’re asking for $5 per child/max $10 per family to help with supplies, but please don’t let any cost deter you from coming.  Contact Anna Wamsted at to reserve your spot!

Children & Youth Christmas Party

Sunday, Dec. 22nd, during Sunday School.  We’ll celebrate Jesus’ birthday & make a special something for our friends at Oak Grove.

Parents’ Catechism Training

Parents, please join us on Sunday, Jan. 5 at 4:30 pm at the home of Chris & LeeAnn Duggar.  Ms. Bobbie Ames will be speaking on the importance of catechism training for children. For directions or more information, contact Anna Wamsted

Upcoming Worship Services

Sunday, December 22nd, 11:00am

(Combined Service of Lessons &



Christmas Eve

Children’s Prelude at 4:30 pm

Candlelight Service at 5:00 pm


Sunday, December 29th, 11:00 am

Combined Worship Service

In the Sanctuary


Sanctuary Flowers

If you would like to provide sanctuary flowers as an honorarium or memorial, please call the church office at 244-1385 or

Online Church Directory

Our new church directory is underway as an online venture. Complete the online form to provide information and include a family photo for the directory. See the recent email for instructions. Paper versions will be provided.  Contact the church office at (334) 244-1385 or





Dec. 15—Keith Higginbotham

Dec. 22—Michael Nunn



Dec. 16—Dec. 22 —Glen Criswell

Dec. 23—Dec. 29 — Hart Johnson


NURSERY (Please contact Anna Wamsted if you are unable to serve)


Dec. 15—Robert & Gayle Kirby; Ying Kittrell

Dec. 22—Mason & Alex Kocher




Dec. 15—Nancy Burtron & Shantay Smith

Dec.  22—Kelli Strowd & Ben, Jake, & Luke Duggar

Young Meadows This Week


Third Sunday of Advent

    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


   4:00 p.m.      CEF Brewbaker


   6:30 a.m.      Matt Bennett’s DG


   9:30 a.m.      Dominoes

   5:15 p.m.      Youth Handbells

   6:00 p.m.      Stump the Chump

   6:00 p.m.      Praise Band Rehearsal

   6:00 p.m.      Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal

   7:15 p.m.      Bells of Praise Rehearsal


 12:00 p.m.      Men’s Bible Study & Lunch

   4:00 p.m.      Oak Grove BS

   6:30 p.m.      Steele’s GG


   8:00 a.m.      Debate Club

   2:30 p.m.      Brewbaker Cookie Swap


   9:00 a.m.       Choir Rehearsal

   9:30 a.m.       Kids in the Kitchen


Church Office Holiday Hours

Christmas Eve—Office Closes at Noon

Office Closed December 25-27

Office Reopens Monday, December 30th

New Years Eve—Office Closes at Noon

Office Closed New Years Day


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