Field Notes Weekly Newsletter

ANNOUNCEMENTS -- FEBRUARY 18, 2018

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.

2018 Communicants

These young people listed below have successfully completed the requirements for confirmation as Communing Members of Young Meadows Presbyterian Church and will be presented this Sunday during our combined worship:

Brady James Bennett

Garrison Jones Gulledge

Mallory Rose Gulledge

Macy Bennett Herring

Benjamin Porter Johnson

Daniel Lewis Skinner

Nathaniel Harvey Skinner

William McFall Waddell IV

Combined Worship & Luncheon

TODAY, in the Sanctuary. Stephen Spanjer, one of our supported missionaries, will preach. He is working to plant a reformed and bilingual church in Germany.  A luncheon will follow in the fellowship hall: $5-Adults, $3-children (10 and younger), $20-family max.

Baby Bottles Funds

The Baby Bottle Boomerang fundraiser ends TODAY. Leave a gift in a baby bottle at the display table to support First Choice Women’s Medical Center.

Packaged with Prayer

Bags of outfits for the women served by the Family Sunshine Center are due TODAY. Leave your completed bags in Room 102 in the size-appropriate box. Contact Ethel Boykin, 799-9722 or etheldozierboykin@yahoo.com.

Easter Choir

Rehearsals begin Wednesday, Feb. 21, for anyone who would like to sing in the Easter Choir.  We will be preparing for both the Tenebrae Service and Easter.  Join us!  For information contact Michael Wutzke, 244-1385 or mwutzke@ympca.org.

Officer Nominations

TODAY is the last day to accept officer nominations for the 2018-19 church year. Nominations forms are available on tables in the narthex, reception desk, and Bridge table. Completed forms may be left on the Reception Desk or offering plate.

CEF Volunteers

Help provide Child Evangelism Fellowship programs at Garrett Elementary School on Wednesdays at 4:00 p.m. Contact Jim Simoneau, jsimoneau@ympca.org or 244-1385.

2Cities Invites

You are invited to celebrate Black History Feast at 2Cities Church, 162 Lee Street, on Sunday, Feb. 25, 11:00 a.m., when James Meredith, the first African American to attend Ole Miss, speaks about his experiences and his faith. A luncheon is provided following the service. Contact Rev. James Williams, (774) 437-1833.

Missions Fundraiser

Saturday, March 3, 8:00-10:00 a.m., Applebee’s at Taylor Road, to raise funds for the Haiti Mission trip set for March 9-13. Come for breakfast and support our missions team.  Tickets are $5 per person, and can be purchased in the church office or from Jay Joye and members of the Outreach Council. Contact Jay Joye, jjoye@ympca.org or 244-1385.

Position Available

Kelley Allen, our administrative assistant, has announced her resignation effective Feb. 28. She has been an exceptional assistant, and we are grateful for her service. Now we are seeking a new administrative assistant for 20 hours/week. If you — or someone you know — might be interested, please contact Paula Mathis, 244-1385 or send resume to pmathis@ympca.org as soon as possible.

Shepherding Groups

A revised list of Shepherding Groups has  been posted in the church office, sent out by email, and lists are available around the church. If your name is not listed, call the church office at 244-1385 or email kallen@ ympca.org.

Wednesdays @ THE WELL

4:30 p.m. -- Children’s Choir & Hand Bells

5:00 p.m. -- Youth  Choir

5:00 p.m. -- Supper — Reservations Needed (244-1385 or pmathis@ympca.org)

6:00 p.m. -- Age-Level Programs: Adults, Youth & Children

6:00 p.m. -- Prayer GG

6:00 p.m. -- Sanctuary Choir

7:15 p.m. -- Bells of Praise Rehearsal

Men’s Bible Study -- Engaging God’s Word: 1 & 2 Peter -- $10 per book

Women’s Bible Study --  A Living Hope in Christ — $13 per book

Women’s Parenting Class -- Parenting: 14 Gospel Principles that Can Radically Change Your Family

by Paul Tripp; Contact Deana Hodge, 549-6222 or deanahodge3357@gmail.com.

F.O.L.D.

Fellowship of Loving Disciples

*Sunday School — 9:30-10:25 a.m. in the Youth Room.  Senior High class is studying Respectable Sins.  Junior High class, New City Catechism.

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

 Summer RYM Dates

Panama City Florida

Jr. High: June 25-29, $375/person

Sr. High: July 9-14, $400/person

$50 deposit due ASAP

Contact Adam Coppock, 318-3562 or acoppock@ympca.org.

Children’s Ministry

Health Precautions

Help us prevent the spread of the flu and other seasonal illnesses among our children and older members. Please take every precaution if your child is ill or may be coming down with something. If your child is sick, please keep them home from church until they have improved for 48 hours or have been on antibiotics for that long. Questions: Kim Tormey, (920) 333-4982 or ktormey@ympca.org.

Date Night

Friday, March 2, 5:00 p.m., in the Youth Room. A light supper will be provided for the children. Reservations needed — watch for email. Contact Kim Tormey, (910) 333-4982 or ktormey@ympca.org.

Officers Meetings

Word and Worship -- Monday, February 19, 6:00 p.m.

Diaconate Meeting -- Wednesday, February 21,7:00 p.m.

DEACON OF THE DAY

Feb. 18 — Doug Fuhrman

Feb. 25 —  Keith Higginbotham

DEACON OF THE WEEK

Feb. 19-25 — Keith Higginbotham

Feb. 26-March 4 — Dave Covalli/Michael Nunn

NURSERY

Feb. 18 — Bert & Jennifer English; Trip & Karen Etheridge

Feb. 25 — Miles & Jennifer Faggert; Charles & Nancy Frazier

WEDNESDAY NIGHT SUPPER

Hot Dogs on the Grill

Church Offices Closed

Monday, February 19 — President’s Day

 

Young Meadows This Week

SUNDAY,  FEBRUARY 18

   9:30 a.m.     Sunday School

 10:30 a.m.     Fellowship

 11:00 a.m.     Combined Worship Service

 12:15 p.m.     Fellowship Luncheon

  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 19 -- Church Offices Closed                      

   5:30 p.m.     Birmingham Seminary

   6:00 p.m.     Word and Worship Council

 TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 20

   6:45 a.m.     Matt Bennett’s DG

   9:30 a.m.     City Bible Study

   4:00 p.m.     CEF/Blount School

   5:30 p.m.     Birmingham Seminary

   6:00 p.m.     Boykins GG

   6:00 p.m.     Williams GG

   7:45 p.m.     College DG

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 21

   6:45 a.m.     John Bennett’s DG

   9:30 a.m.     Mexican Dominoes

   3:00 p.m.     Lin Allen’s DG

   4:00 p.m.     CEF/Garrett School

   4:30 p.m.     Grace Notes

   4:30 p.m.     Hallelujah Ringers

   5:00 p.m.     Youth Choir

   5:00 p.m.     Supper

   6:00 p.m.     Sanctuary Choir

   6:00 p.m.     Prayer Growth GG

   6:00 p.m.     F.O.L.D. Connect

   6:00 p.m.     Children’s Lessons

   6:00 p.m.     Adult Bible Studies

   6:00 p.m.     Praise Band Rehearsal

   7:00 p.m.     Diaconate Meeting

   7:15 p.m.     Bells of Praise

THURSDAY,  FEBRUARY 22

   8:00 a.m.     Classical Conversations

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

   4:00 p.m.     Oak Grove Bible Study

   5:30 p.m.     Birmingham Seminary

   6:30 p.m.     American Heritage Girls

   6:30 p.m.     Etheridge GG

   7:30 p.m.     Young Prof/Married GG

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 23

   8:00 a.m.     Catalyst Debate Club

   7:00 p.m.     F.O.L.D. Game Night

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 24

 

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Bridge Service (11:00 a.m.) — Every Sunday

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