COMING UP

Church office closed for Thanksgiving holidays Thursday (11/23) and Friday (11/24)

Adult Choir Rehearsal, 11/26 @5pm

Vespers, 11/26 @6pm

Men’s Breakfast, 11/29 @7am

Children’s Choir Rehearsal, 11/129 @6pm

Fellowship Potluck & Prayer Time, 12/3 @6pm


ANNOUNCEMENTS


Adult Sunday school:  Pastor Chuck will teach on the book of James.


Wayside volunteer needs: thank you to Randy & Teresa Silver for taking care of the coffee on Sunday mornings this month! If you’d like to volunteer for the month of December, please contact Ele French. We are in need of a member to help coordinate and be a liason with Signal Mountain Social Services. If you are interested in serving in this way, please contact Pastor Chuck. We also need a member to help coordinate a small supply of freezer meals to be kept at the church to use when unexpected needs arise in our church family. If you are interested in coordinating or providing a meal, please contact Ashley Cosby.


The next Friday Night Fellowship for middle and high schoolers will be Friday, December 1 @6pm. It will be at the home of Richard and Debbie Rapp. Dinner is provided. This will be an evening of holiday festivities and each family should bring a plate of Christmas cookies. Wear a Christmas sweater if you’d like. Be sure to bring sneakers and a sweatshirt or jacket in case we have a bonfire. Parents are welcome. Bring a friend! If you are planning to come, please contact Debbie Rapp or the church office so we can have an accurate count for food. Dates for spring will be announced in December.


On Saturday, December 2 come help us “green” the church as we decorate for the Christmas season. We will meet at 9:30 a.m. and have Christmas music, coffee and hot chocolate. Bring the family and enjoy the time together as we reflect on and remember the advent of our Lord Jesus, that a Child was born and a Son was given!


Fellowship Potluck & Prayer Time: happening December 3. Please bring a dish to share. If you’d like to volunteer to head up the meal, please contact Ele French.


Wayside’s contributions to SMSS Christmas Baskets this year are 25 small bottles of laundry detergent and 50 boxes of hot chocolate packets. Please consider bringing one or two of these items so that we can brighten the holidays for families on Signal Mountain! (You can place them in the basket in the Connector across from the Book Table, BY DECMEBER 4.) ALSO: we need someone to transport these items to Nolan Elementary on Friday, December 8, between 1:00 and 3:00. Please contact Pastor Chuck or Mary Pat if you can help with this. Thank you!


Wayside Preschool is collecting new children's books to be given as gifts to the children of families in need through the Signal Mountain Social Services Christmas Basket program. If you’d like to contribute a book, please wrap it and label it with the age for which it’s appropriate. There is a collection box in the preschool hall. The books should be turned in by Wednesday, December 6.


Wednesday, December 6 is our day to provide food for our SMSS families. You can sign up here or talk to Pastor Chuck if you’d like to help.


Wayside women, save the date for our annual Women's Christmas party! It will be December 12 at 6:30pm at the home of Janet Best. More details to come!


Join us Saturday, December 16 at 7pm in the Sanctuary for “Christmas on the Mountain,” a free concert with great music and hot cocoa.


The next book we will read as a church is Crazy Busy by Kevin DeYoung.  It's available on the Book Table for $8.


Wayside women: start your 2018 planning by saving the date for our Women’s Retreat February 2-3! Stay tuned for more.