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 email@example.com.
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
For the Month of December
7-12 grades combined in Youth Room
Topic of Study: Advent
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. firstname.lastname@example.org Registration and $50 deposit are due NOW to reserve your spot.
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 email@example.com 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 &
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
If you would like to provide sanctuary flowers as an honorarium or memorial, please call the church office at 244-1385 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
DEACON OF THE DAY
Dec. 15—Keith Higginbotham
Dec. 22—Michael Nunn
DEACON ON CALL
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
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 15
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
MONDAY, DECEMBER 16
4:00 p.m. CEF Brewbaker
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 17
6:30 a.m. Matt Bennett’s DG
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 18
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
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 19
12:00 p.m. Men’s Bible Study & Lunch
4:00 p.m. Oak Grove BS
6:30 p.m. Steele’s GG
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 20
8:00 a.m. Debate Club
2:30 p.m. Brewbaker Cookie Swap
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 21
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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Bridge Service (9:00 a.m.) — Every Sunday
Traditional Service (11:00 a.m.) — 2nd Sunday each month.