Field Notes Weekly Newsletter

ANNOUNCEMENTS                                       Sunday, October 15, 2017


We Welcome Our Guests

To Young Meadows, and invite you to visit our Welcome Center located outside the Sanctuary. 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.

Called Congregational Meeting


10:30 a.m.


Announcement of Future Staff Ministry Changes

Boston Butt Sale for United Appeal

It’s that time of year again! Order your Boston Butts and support the United Appeal Fund and mercy ministry of Young Meadows. Boston butts are $35 each and deadline to order is Tuesday, Oct. 17. Pick up on Friday, Oct. 27, 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m., at the church. Reserve your Boston butts by email or call the church office, 244-1385 or

Haiti Trip Meeting

Today, 12:15 p.m., in the conference room. Meet Jay Joye and others who plan to travel to Haiti after Christmas to serve CEF, Reformation Hope Orphanage, and the church there. Contact Jay Joye, 652-1316 or Doug Carr, 422-5901.


Wednesday, Oct. 18, 11:30 a.m., in the fellowship hall. Senator Dick Brewbaker will speak. Lunch, catered by Martha’s Place, is $5 per person. Reservations: call 244-1385 or Watch your emails too!

Here We Stand

Here We Stand is a 31-day devotional featuring biographies of reformers. This is a great complement to our sermon series on the Solas and a great way to honor those reformers upon whose shoulders the church today stands. Sign up for this Reformation journey at

CEF Needs Male Mentors

Become a mentor for the children of the CEF Good News Clubs. Men are needed at Garrett Elementary School for these one-hour, once weekly programs for elementary students. CEF/Garrett meets Wednesdays, 4:00 p.m. Contact Jay Joye, 652-1316 or

Church Picnic

Set for Saturday, Oct. 28, 10:00 a.m., at the home of Judy and Chalmers Bryan, 1278 Auttossee Trail, Tallassee. Bring a side dish to share, lawn chairs or blankets, and your family and enjoy a great day with your church family! (See emails to make your reservations.) Contact 244-1385 or

500 Years of Reformation

This year, Protestants around the world celebrate 500 years since Martin Luther posted his theses and began a new way to worship. Trinity Presbyterian Church will host this year’s Reformation Celebration, Sunday, Oct. 29, 4:00 and 6:00 p.m., in the Sanctuary. Dr. Douglas Kelly, Reformed Theological Seminary in Charlotte, will speak. Celebrate 500 years of our Protestant faith!

Wednesdays at THE WELL

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

4:30 p.m. — Hallelujah Ringers

5:00 p.m. — Youth Choir

5:00 p.m. — Supper — (Reservations 244-1385 or

6:00 p.m. — Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal

6:00 p.m. — Praise Band Rehearsal

6:00 p.m. — Adult Study: Engaging God’s Word: Joshua and Judges

6:00 p.m. — Prayer Growth Group

6:00 p.m. — F.O.L.D. Connect

6:00 p.m. — Children’s Bible Lessons

7:15 p.m. — Bells of Praise Rehearsal

Supper Prices — $5 adults; $3 children age 10 and younger; $20 family max.

Legacy Women’s Ministry

City Bible Study

Meets Tuesdays through Nov. 14, 9:30 a.m., in the Youth Room to study Engaging God’s Word: Joshua and Judges. Books are $10 each. Contact Deana Hodge, 549-6222 or

Ladies SS Class

Alex Kocher leads a ladies Sunday school class in Room 211 on How People Change. Contact Alex Kocher, 657-8767 or

Children’s Corner

Catechisms Recognition

Those who have perfectly recited the catechisms since Reformation Sunday 2016 will be recognized following the 4:00 Reformation Service at Trinity Presbyterian Church on Sunday, Oct. 29. If your child has completed this recitation, contact Rachael Jones, 285-3477 or by Wednesday, Oct. 18.


Meets Wednesdays and Thursdays, 9:30  a.m., with Erin Joye teaching developmental music for preschool children. Contact Erin, 652-1306 or

American Heritage Girls

Meets Thursdays, 6:30 p.m., in the Youth Room; for girls age 5-18. American Heritage Girls is the “premier character development organization for girls age 5-18 that embraces Christian values and family involvement.” Contact Kristin Skinner, (757) 450-0368 or qkskinner@gmail. com.


Fellowship of Loving Disciples

F.O.L.D. This Fall

*Junior High Sunday School — 9:30 a.m. in Room 205

*Senior High Sunday School — 9:30 a.m. in Youth Room

*Connect Groups — Wednesdays, 6:00 p.m., in Youth Room

In Sympathy

The ministers and congregation extend their deepest sympathy to Luther and Katherine Hill upon the death of Luther’s sister, Elizabeth (Bettie) Hill Scott, September 28, 2017.

Officers Meetings

Joint Quarterly Session & Diaconate Meeting

Monday, October 16, 6:00 p.m.

Word & Worship Council

Monday, October 23, 5:30 p.m.

Outreach Council

Monday, October 23, 5:30 p.m.


Oct. 15 — Jeff Gulledge

Oct. 22 — Doug Fuhrman


Oct. 16-22 — Doug Fuhrman

Oct. 23-29 — Matt Bennett


Oct. 15 — Brett & Becky Singleton, Shantay Smith

Oct. 22 — Mark & Jessica Spurlin, Michael & Kelli Strowd

Wednesday Night Supper — Brunswick Stew


Young Meadows This Week


   8:15 a.m.     Traditional Worship Service

   8:30 a.m.     Bridge Praise Band Rehearsal

   9:30 a.m.     Sunday School

 10:30 a.m.     Called Congregational Meeting

 10:30 a.m.     Fellowship

 11:00 a.m.     Bridge Worship Service

 11:00 a.m.     Traditional Worship Service 

 12:15 p.m.     Haiti Missions Trip Meeting


   9:00 a.m.     Staff Meeting

   5:30 p.m.     Birmingham Seminary

   6:00 p.m.     Joint Quarterly Session & Diaconate Meeting

TUESDAY,  OCTOBER 17 -- Deadline to Order Boston Butts

   6:45 a.m.     Matt Bennett’s DG

   9:00 a.m.     Presbytery Candidates Exam

   9:30 a.m.     City Bible Study

   5:30 p.m.     Birmingham Seminary

   6:30 p.m.     Boykins’ GG

   6:30 p.m.     Williams’ GG

   7:45 p.m.     College GG


   6:45 a.m.     John Bennett’s DG

   9:30 a.m.     Mexican Dominoes

   9:30 a.m.     Kindermusik

 11:30 a.m.     MeadowLarks

   3:00 p.m.     Men’s DG/Lin Allen

   5:00 p.m.     Supper — Reservations

   6:00 p.m.     Prayer Growth Group

   6:00 p.m.     Praise Band Rehearsal

   6:00 p.m.     Adult Bible Study

   6:00 p.m.     F.O.L.D. Connect

   6:00 p.m.     Children’s Bible Lessons


   8:00 a.m.     Classical Conversations

 10:00 a.m.     Kindermusik

   Noon           Men’s DG/Lunch

   Noon           District Garden Clubs Meeting

   4:00 p.m.     Bible Study/Oak Grove Inn

   5:30 p.m.     Birmingham Seminary

   6:00 p.m.     American Heritage Girls

   6:30 p.m.     Steele’s GG

   7:30 p.m.     Young Marrieds/Professionals GG


   8:00 a.m.     Catalyst Debate Club




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