Field Notes Weekly Newsletter
ANNOUNCEMENTS -- SUNDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2017
Second Sunday in Advent
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.
Celebrate Advent and Christmas with a poinsettia as a memorial or honorarium; $10 each. Make checks to YMPC and leave in offering plate or on Reception Desk. See email to order as well. Order deadline is TODAY. Poinsettias may be picked up after the Christmas Eve Service.
Children’s Christmas Eve Prelude
Is open to all youth and children who sing or play an instrument. Deadline to register is TODAY. Sign up on Michael Wutzke’s door. If accompanist is needed, music must be given to Mr. Wutzke by Sunday, Dec. 17. Rehearsal for all participants on Saturday, Dec. 23,10:00 a.m. Contact Michael Wutzke, 244-1385 or email@example.com.
TODAY and Dec. 17, 6:00 p.m., in the Sanctuary. Join us for Advent services of music, worship and testimonies by Brett Cowden and Kathy Smith. Contact Michael Wutzke, firstname.lastname@example.org or 244-1385.
Men’s Prayer Breakfast
Wednesday, Dec. 13, 6:45 a.m., in the conference room. Contact Kirby Smith, 324-4655 or email@example.com.
Salvation Army Bellringers
YMPC members will ring the bells for Salvation Army, Saturday, Dec. 16, at the Walmart at Chantilly Parkway. Contact Chalmers Bryan, firstname.lastname@example.org or 205-908-5176.
Oak Grove Caroling
Join us on Sunday, Dec. 17, to sing carols to the residents of Oak Grove Inn. Meet at the church at 5:00 p.m. and return by 5:40. Contact Kirby Smith, 324-4655 or email@example.com.
Church Office Holiday Schedule
Monday-Tuesday, December 25-26
Bells of Praise/Holiday Pops
Our own Bells of Praise will join bell choirs from First United Methodist and Trinity churches as featured guests of Montgomery Symphony’s Holiday Pops concert, Tuesday, Dec. 19, 7:30 p.m., at Montgomery Performing Arts Centre (MPAC). Tickets are available at MPAC ticket office, 334-381-5100.
Meets for lunch and a program Wednesday, Dec. 20, 11:30 a.m., in the Fellowship Hall. Lunch is $5 per person. Contact the church office at 244-1385 or firstname.lastname@example.org. See email too!
End of Year Contributions
Remember to honor family and friends with year-end gifts to the church. These are tax-deductible and should be turned in to the church office by noon, Sunday, Dec 31.
F.O.L.D. -- Fellowship of Loving Disciples
*Christmas Coffee House — Tuesday, Dec. 19, 7:00 p.m. in the Youth room. Bring a dessert to share, play games and celebrate Christmas. Any youth who would like to perform, should contact Adam Coppock, email@example.com or 318-3562.
*Winter Retreat — Jan. 12-15 at Ridge Haven, NC; $150 per person. $50 deposit is due now.
Legacy Women’s Ministry
Legacy Women’s Retreat
Friday-Sunday, Jan. 19-21, at Pursell Farms Resort, Sylacauga; $165 per person. Program theme is Community Matters. Registration begins today and closes Friday, Jan. 5. Information and registration available on the table in the fellowship gallery. Contact Alex Kocher, 657-8767 or firstname.lastname@example.org; or Palmer Coley, 221-5862 or palmercoley@gmail. com.
2nd Sunday In Advent
December 10, 6:00 p.m. -- Vespers Service
Saturday, December 16, All Day -- Salvation Army Bell Ringers
3rd in Sunday Advent
9:30 a.m. Children’s Christmas Parties in Sunday School Classrooms
5:00 p.m. Caroling at Oak Grove Inn
6:00 p.m. Vespers Service
Tuesday, December 19
7:00 F.O.L.D. Christmas Coffee House, Youth Room
7:30 p.m. MSO Holiday Pops Concert Featuring Bells of Praise
4th Sunday in Advent
December 24, 11:00 a.m.
Combined Worship Service, Sanctuary
4:30 p.m. -- Children’s Prelude, Sanctuary
5:00 p.m. -- Christmas Eve Candlelight Service, Sanctuary
Winston Mayes Faggert
Son of Miles and Jennifer
December 5, 2017
The ministers and congregation extend their deepest sympathy to JEB and Mark O’Barr and family upon the death of JEB’s grandmother, Pauline Blackmon, Thursday, Nov. 30, in Montgomery; and to James and Sophia McCay upon the death of James’ sister, Mary Lee McCormick, Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017.
DEACON OF THE DAY
Dec. 10 — John Coley
Dec. 17— David Conoly
DEACON OF THE WEEK
Dec.11-17 — David Conoly
Dec. 18-24 — Jordan Russell
Dec. 10 — Matt & Karen Bennett; Dick & Ruth Brewbaker
Dec. 17— Nancy Burtron; Craig, Paula and Addie Carlson
Young Meadows This Week
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 10
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. Fellowship
11:00 a.m. Bridge Worship Service
11:00 a.m. Traditional Worship Service
6:00 p.m. Vespers Service
MONDAY, DECEMBER 11
9:00 a.m. Staff Meeting
5:30 p.m. Birmingham Seminary
6:00 p.m. Session Meeting
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 12
5:30 p.m. Birmingham Seminary
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 13
6:45 a.m. Men’s Prayer Breakfast
9:30 a.m. Mexican Dominoes
9:30 a.m. Kindermusik
3:00 p.m. Allen DG
6:00 p.m. Adult Choir
7:15 p.m. Bells of Praise Rehearsal
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 14
8:00 a.m. Classical Conversations
10:00 a.m. Kindermusik
12:00 p.m. Men’s Bible Study
4:00 p.m. Oak Grove Bible Study
6:30 p.m. American Heritage Girls
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15
8:30 a.m. Catalyst Debate Club
5:30 p.m. Choir, Round Table Party
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 16
All Day Salvation Army Bell Ringing, Walmart at Chantilly
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