Field Notes Weekly Newsletter

ANNOUNCEMENTS -- Sunday, August 19, 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.

25th Anniversary

Sunday, Aug. 26, we will honor our heritage with a 25th Anniversary celebration. A combined worship service honoring our Charter Members will be held at 11:00 in the Sanctuary followed by a luncheon in the Fellowship Hall. Combined Adult Sunday school will meet at 9:30 a.m. in the Youth Room. Jerry Leachman of Leachman Ministries in Virginia is guest speaker. Plan to attend — sign up for the luncheon now by email or call the church office at 244-1385. No charge for the luncheon.

Volunteers Needed

Volunteers are needed in various areas of service from Communion stewards to food service assistance, leading Children’s Church to watering flowers. If you would serve in one of these areas, please contact Paula Mathis, 652-3063 or

Wednesdays at THE WELL

Resumes Sept. 5 with supper at 5:00 p.m. and Bible studies for all ages, choir and praise team rehearsals, and Prayer Growth Group at 6:00 p.m. Suppers will be catered by Sherri Tate, Daughter by Design, by reservation, and cost is $6 adults/$3 children 10 and under/$20 family max. For weekly or standing reservations, call 244-1385 or watch for email.

City Bible Study

Begins Tuesday, Sept. 4, 9:45 a.m., in the Youth Room to study Engaging God’s Word: Esther & Ruth. Books are available on Contact Alex Kocher, 657-8767 or

The Mom Connection

Join other moms for breakfast, encouragement, and great speakers, Saturdays, Sept. 22, Oct. 20, Nov. 17, and Dec. 8, 9:00 a.m. Nursery provided. Cost for breakfast: $5 per person. Contact Alex Kocher, 657-8767 or

Birmingham Seminary

Fall semester for the Birmingham Theological Seminary is Sept. 4-Dec. 14, with Montgomery Campus classes meeting at Young Meadows and Trinity Presbyterian. To register and check class schedules, contact

Men’s Prayer Breakfast

Meets Wednesday, Sept. 12, 6:45 a.m., in the Conference Room. Come for food, fellowship, and prayer. Contact Kirby Smith, 324-4655 or

Boston Butt Sale for United Appeal

It’s that time of year again! Order your Boston Butts and support the United Appeal Fund — the mercy ministry of Young Meadows. Boston butts are $35 each and deadline to order is Sunday, Sept. 23. Pick up on Friday, Sept. 28, 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m., at the church. To reserve your Boston butts, contact the church office at 244-1385 or Watch for the email to sign up.


Fellowship of Loving Disciples

Combined Youth Sunday School

7-12th Grades

Power and Practice of Studying the Bible

9:30-10:25 a.m.

Youth Room


Begin Wednesday, Sept. 5, 6:00 p.m.

Caring for One Another: 8 Ways to Cultivate Meaningful Relationships

Adam Coppock, 318-3562 or

Children’s Ministry

Children’s & Youth Choirs/Handbells

Children and youth grades 5-12 who are interested in playing in the youth handbell choir should sign up on Michael Wutzke’s door or call him by Aug. 31. Contact Michael Wutzke, 244-1385 or

American Heritage Girls

for girls age 5-18 returns Thursdays with an Open House, Aug. 16, 6:00 p.m., in the Youth Room. 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

Growth Groups/Discipleship Groups

Men’s Discipleship Groups

  • Tuesdays6:45 a.m., Matt Bennett’s office, 4270 Carmichael Road; contact 202-1437; resumes Sept. 4.
  • Wednesdays — 6:45 a.m., John Bennett’s office, 4270 Carmichael Road; contact 272-3776. Resumes Sept. 19.
  • Wednesdays — 3:30 p.m. at the home of Lin Allen, 7924 Lakeridge Drive; contact Paul Johnson, 399-4251; continuing.
  • Thursdays — Noon Men’s Bible Study meets at the church; lunch $5; contact Guerry Edwards, 514-0090; continuing.

Growth Groups

  • Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m. — Boykins GG, 8727 Lydia Lane; contact Ethel Boykin, 395-5949; resumes Sept. 18.
  • Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m. — Williams GG, 7024 Mid Pines Dr.; contact Mike Jones, 301-0104; resumes Sept. 4.
  • Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m. — College GG, 8701 Wible Ct.; contact Jay Joye, 652-1316; resumes Sept. 4.
  • Wednesdays, 6:00 p.m. — Prayer GG at the church; contact Kirby Smith,324-4655; resumes Sept. 4.
  • Thursdays — 6:30 p.m., Growth Group, Linda Steele’s, 5649 Woodside Circle; contact Trip Etheridge, 279-9038; resumes Sept. 6.
  • Thursdays — 7:30 p.m., Young Marrieds/Professionals GG, 819 Felder Ave.; contact Hart Johnson, 306-2937; resumes Sept. 6.

Sanctuary Flowers

Sanctuary flowers are needed for upcoming Sundays. Please call the church office at 244-1285 or email of a date you would provide flowers. We also are in need of medium-sized vases if you have extras.


Drew Evelyn Russell

August 9, 2018

Daughter of Jordan and Anna Russell

Granddaughter of John and Wendy Marshall


Davis Richard O’Barr and Sara Lee McKenzie Fortune

August 12, 2018


Officers Meetings

Word & Worship

Monday, August 20, 6:00 p.m.



Aug. 19 — Matt Clower

Aug. 26 — Keith Higginbotham


Aug. 20-26 — Keith Higginbotham

Aug. 27-Sept. 2 — Dave Covalli/Michael Nunn


Aug. 19 — Jake & Hunter Shepherd, Becky Shepherd

Aug. 26 — Craig & Sophy Shore, Jeremy & Katie Short


Young Meadows This Week


   8:15 a.m.     Traditional Worship Service

   8:30 a.m.     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

   2:30 p.m.     Visitation for John Capell

   3:30 p.m.     Memorial Service for John Capell


   6:00 p.m.     Word & Worship Council




   9:30 a.m.     Mexican Dominoes

   3:00 p.m.     Lin Allen’s DG

   6:00 p.m.     Choir Rehearsal

   6:00 p.m.     Praise Team Rehearsal

   6:00 p.m.     Diaconate Set-Up Team/25th Anniversary Celebration

   6:00 p.m.     F.O.L.D. Connect

   7:15 p.m.     Bells of Praise


   8:00 a.m.     Classical Conversations

   Noon            Men’s Lunch & Bible Study

   4:00 p.m.     Oak Grove Bible Study

   6:00 p.m.     American Heritage Girls


   All Day        Set up for 25th Anniversary Celebration

   8:00 a.m.     Catalyst Debate Club

   9:00 a.m.     Staff Retreat

   9:30 a.m.     KinderMusik


   All Day         Set up for 25th Anniversary Celebration




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