Field Notes Weekly Newsletter

ANNOUNCEMENTS -- Sunday, April 22, 2018

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.

Shepherding Group Gatherings

Continue today and next Sunday, 9:30 a.m. (in lieu of regular adult Sunday school), to offer fellowship with your Shepherds and the groups they oversee. Join your Shepherding Group for these weekly informational and fellowship gatherings. Contact Kirby Smith, 324-4655 or ksmith@

Group 1 — Boykin/Jones -- Room 208 (Lamp Post SS Class)

Group 2 — Duggar/Markwell -- Youth Room

Group 3 — Carver/Schaupp -- Sanctuary

Group 4 — Brown/Johnson -- Room 211 (Ladies Short-Term Class)

Group 5 — Scott/Shamburger -- Room 210 (Cross Trainers Class)

Men’s Clay Shoot

Sign up TODAY! Join the men for a morning of clay shooting followed by lunch Saturday, April 28, 8:30 a.m., at the Lower Wetumpka Shotgun Sports Club, 4758 Lower Wetumpka Road; $10 per person. Bring your son(s); bring your own gun or rent one from the club. Lunch provided, but reservations needed. See online sign-up sent by email and today’s insert. Deadline: Tuesday, April 24.

Women’s Prayer Breakfast

Join us Saturday, April 28, 8:00 a.m., in the conference room to pray for our families, church, community, and world. Help create prayer warriors to meet monthly for prayer. All women and teenage girls are encouraged to participate. Contact Nancy Burtron, 213-3698 or

SEAL Presbytery

Will meet Saturday, April 28, 10:00 a.m., First Presbyterian Church, Prattville. Contact Jim Simoneau, 399-1733 or

Combined Worship

Sunday, May 6, 11:00 a.m.

Fellowship Hall

Sunday School — 9:30 a.m.

Trip to Israel

The informational meeting for a proposed trip to Israel in 2019 has been postponed. We will reschedule this meeting again soon so keep posted. Contact Kirby Smith, 324-4655 or

Every Member Serving

Kicks off Sunday, April 29. Plan to serve our congregation, our community, and our Lord in various ministries of the church. Prayerfully commit to serve Young Meadows through your prayers, your presence, your gifts, and your service!

Miracle League

Be a volunteer for the Miracle League and help children and adults with disabilities play baseball, Friday nights at Ray Thorington Park, 6:00 p.m. Contact Jay Joye, 652-1316 or

RTF Children’s Art Auction

Bid on children’s art work during its annual art auction, Sunday-Sunday, May 6-13, in the Children’s Hallway. Your purchase helps provide a scholarship for a Hope Heals camper and/or volunteer. Rooftop Friends Disabilities Ministry provides support and an annual camp for families with disabilities.

Hope Heals Camps

Our Rooftop Friends Disabilities Ministry will again support Hope Heals Camps, June 18-22 at Camp ASCCA and June 25-29 at Camp McDowell. If you would like to serve as a Compassionate Companion volunteer, visit the web site at

Foster Care Bags

Are needed for foster children to transport their belongings with dignity. Bags are $4 for one, $20 for five bags. If you will help provide funds for these bags, please leave a check payable to Young Meadows with “Foster Bags” in the Memo line in the offering plate or on the Reception Desk. Contact Sophy Shore at (678) 836-6362 or


Fellowship of Loving Disciples

*Sunday School — 9:30-10:25 a.m. in the Youth Room.

*F.O.L.D. Connect — Wednesdays, 6:00 p.m., in the Youth Room.

Summer RYM Dates

Panama City, Florida

Junior Highs: June 25-29, $375/person

Senior Highs: July 9-14, $400/person

$150 deposit due May 1

Contact Adam Coppock, 318-3562 or

Children’s Ministry

Sports Camp 2018

Youth and adult volunteers are needed for Sports Camp 2018 — Monday-Friday, June 4-8, 9 a.m.-Noon, at the church. Help in various areas — activities, teach, lead a group, or provide and serve snacks. Contact Kim Tormey, (910) 333-4982 or

Stepping Stones

Memory work will be checked next Sunday, April 29, 10:15 a.m., in the Children’s Hallway. Bring your books! Checkers are Sherry Nunn and Peggy Parker.

Mark Your Calendars

Children’s Art Auction for Rooftop Friends

May 6-13, Children’s Hallway; Bid on children’s artwork and support Hope Heals campers

Family Camp-Out

Friday, May 4-Saturday, May 5, 5:00 p.m.-7:00 a.m.; Tormeys’ Camp Meriwether, 160 Meriwether Trail, Pike Road

Date Night

Friday, June 1, 5:30-8:30 p.m. in the Youth Room

Big Daddy’s BBQ & Biscuits Baseball

Saturday, June 2, 5:30 p.m., BBQ at Old Alabama Town Park

7:05 p.m., Biscuits Game, Riverwalk Stadium

Contact for any of these events: Kim Tormey, children’s director, (910) 333-4982 or


John Drew Marshall III

April 4, 2018

Son of Lauren & John Marshall Jr.

Grandson of John & Wendy Marshall


Officer Candidates Exams -- Sunday, April 29, 3:00 p.m.

Shepherding Council -- Monday, May 7, 5:30 p.m.

Diaconate Meeting -- Wednesday, May 9, 7:00 p.m.

Session Meeting -- Monday, May 14, 6:00 p.m.



April 22 — Doug Fuhrman

April 29 — Matt Bennett


April 23-29 — Matt Bennett

April 30-May 6 — Paul Cobb


April 22 — Wally & Paula Hester, Keith & Tiffany Higginbotham

April 29 — Ray & Deana Hodge, Ron & Jennifer Holtsford