It’s almost time for the Christmas on the Mountain Concert! There will be two performances at Wayside this year (6pm and 7:30pm) on Friday, December 4. Join us for a festive evening of beautiful music and fellowship.

Choices Chattanooga will be relocating to a new building in January 2021. They are asking for help with assembling about 200 pieces of furniture December 1 – 15. Anyone who can help during those dates is welcome to drop by between 8:30am and 4pm. This project will take place at their office space just down the road from their Vance Rd location (5708 Uptain Rd., Suite 800).

Signal Mountain Social Services has begun preparations for accumulating content for the annual Christmas Baskets to be prepared and delivered on December 12 to mountain families who are in need. Wayside has been asked to provide 58 containers of laundry soap (3 qt size) and 58 jars of peanut butter (48 oz size). Contributions have started coming in, but we still need another 45 of each to meet our requested totals. Any help will be so greatly appreciated as this has been a particularly challenging year for many! Donations can be dropped off downstairs in the kitchen area where a table has been set up to store them. If you have any questions, please contact Marci Cooper.

Signal Mountain Social Services has identified several current needs involving both the Food Pantry and the Clothes House. The Food Pantry (located at 633 Mississippi Ave.) is in need of the following items: Shampoo, Dry Cereal, Liquid Dish Soap, Canned Fruitm, Paper Towels, Hamburger Helper, Warm Blankets (new or lightly used preferable, full or queen size). ALSO… The Clothes House has a need for volunteers to work 2-hour blocks of time on Thursdays (during the 1-6pm timeframe) or Saturdays (9am-1pm timeframe) - to volunteer, contact Victoria Skorupa at either 219 369-7471 or


We have two morning worship services (9:00am & 10:45am), and an evening service (6:00pm). The two morning services have the same order of worship. We encourage attendance for the 9:00am service to more evenly distribute attendance numbers. For worship, we sit in every other row of pews (please do not use the pews designated for the other worship service); the Sunday School/overflow and Fellowship Hall areas are also available.

The 10:45am and 6:00pm service are livestreamed. We are encouraging those with weaker immune systems, the elderly, and those who have traveled to areas with high infection rates to take extra precautions, and use the livestream options. Obviously, if you are showing any symptoms of illness, or have been in contact with anybody who is sick, please use the livestream option. 

We are refraining from Sunday school classes, nursery, childcare, children/youth events, "meet & greet" time, coffee, and passing the offering plates until further notice.

Health: Our janitor is performing additional cleaning procedures according to recommended guidelines.

Under the current circumstances, with the increasing number of COVID-19 infections in our area and the Hamilton County mandate - the Session strongly encourages that face coverings be worn at all worship services and that social distancing guidelines be observed. The members of the Session will seek to lead by example. Our intention is to make a limited number of masks available.

Thank you for praying for us as we desire to wisely and faithfully navigate this issue and seek the well-being of our beloved congregation. If you have any questions or concerns, please direct them to one of the ruling elders listed below:

Cale Horne

Rick Jahn

Chip Fellers

John Uthlaut

Aaron Gould

David Moss

Jerry Best

Larry Mick