COMING UP

Choir Rehearsal, 10/15 @6pm

Vespers with Lord’s Supper, 10/15 @6pm

Diaconate Meeting, 10/16 @7pm

Session Meeting, 10/16 @7pm

Men’s Breakfast, 10/18 @7am

NO SMALL GROUPS MEETING 10/18

Reformation Heritage Conference, 10/20-22



ANNOUNCEMENTS

Adult Sunday school:  on Sunday we'll hear from one of our missionaries.


The choir will practice Sunday at 5pm, then join us for Vespers with the Lord's Supper at 6pm. Pastor Chuck will continue the Reformation Biography Series, teaching on John Calvin.


Thank you to Richard and Ele French for preparing our Sunday morning coffee and tea for the month of October. If you’d be willing to help serve in this area in the future, please contact Ele or Ashley Cosby. Thank you also to Bridget Barrett, Matt Hamilton, Larry Mick, Dot Timmerman and Bill & Betty Wardlaw who helped with the meals for SMSS families

 

Jenny Gould has graciously taught the upper elementary Sunday school class (2nd – 5th grades) for the past year. She will finish up teaching in December, as her baby is due in February. We need an adult lead teacher (male or female) to take over the class; there is already an assistant in place. The curriculum is very user-friendly. Please contact Sherry Moss if you are interested. A commitment of at least three months is preferred.


Signal Mountain Christian School is selling various types of nuts, as they do at this time each year (just in time for the holidays!). There are order forms on the table in the Back Foyer. The form should be mailed to the school or given to Sherry Moss.


Recommended reading:  here's an interesting article at the Gospel Reformation Network website that talks about why we celebrate the Protestant Reformation.  


Please check the church kitchen counter downstairs for any items you might have left in the last few months. Any items that are unclaimed by Wednesday, October 18, will be donated or put to use in the kitchen.


Due to our Reformation Heritage Conference coming up next weekend, Wednesday night small groups will be cancelled on October 18. There will also be no children’s choir rehearsal; it will resume on October 25.


Join us October 20-22 for our annual Reformation Heritage Conference. Each year we set aside a weekend to focus on our Reformed Heritage, stemming from the Protestant Reformation of the sixteenth century. We invite word-class scholars to present a series of lectures for everyday Christians, which are meant to encourage a love for the Scriptures, to foster an appreciation for those who have gone before us, and to cultivate a joy for God through Christ. This year the theme is “Martin Luther and the Legacy of the Reformation.”  Please check out the information here.


FAMILIES, please join us for a potluck and game time on Tuesday, October 31 as we celebrate Reformation evening. Kids (and grown-ups!) should come dressed in the costume of their favorite Reformation character or Bible character. Potluck begins at 6:30pm. Please bring a dish to feed eight people. After dinner, we'll play some simple games outside if the weather permits, or inside if weather isn't cooperative. Every child that comes will receive a small Reformation gift bag to take home. We hope to see you there!


LADIES, please mark your calendars for the next women's Bible study on Monday, November 6 at 6:30pm. All ladies are invited! This study meets on the first Monday of every month to discuss God's Word and enjoy fellowship with one another. In our next meeting, we will be discussing Genesis chapters 10-12:3, and looking at Week 5 from Nancy Guthrie's book The Promised One: Seeing Jesus in Genesis. Please come and enjoy the discussion, the fellowship, and the loving community of women here at Wayside.


We are participating again this year in Samaritan’s Purse ministry’s “Operation Christmas Child.” If you’d like to help, you can pick up a shoe box in the copy room. A shoebox filled with small toys, hygiene items, and school supplies tangibly demonstrates God’s love to children all around the world. In the copy room, there are detailed instructions on how to pack the boxes (or go to https://www.samaritanspurse.org/operation-christmas-child/pack-a-shoe-box/). You can drop off your filled box and $7 shipping donation in the copy room on or before Sunday, 12. We also need a few volunteers to take the boxes to Signal Crest UMC the week of November 13. Please call Mary Pat in the church office (886-1181) if you have any questions or would like to transport the boxes.