ANNOUNCEMENTS


Please join us Sunday at 6pm for evening worship.


Thank you all for your patience and understanding as we try to navigate this unusual pandemic world! The Session asks that, beginning Sunday, February 28, anyone attending the 9:00am service (not the 10:45am or 6:00pm services) wear a face covering and practice social distancing for the entire service. This also applies to children aged six years old and older. The purpose is to help those with particular safety and health concerns to attend in-person worship. Face masks will be provided at the door for anyone who comes to the 9:00am service and does not have one.


The latest edition of By Faith is available on the table in the back foyer.


We are looking forward to reopening our nursery this spring during our two morning worship services. Diane Bardoner will remain our Nursery Coordinator. However, with the pandemic many of our prior volunteers' situations have changed, so we need to update our nursery assistant volunteer list. We will need two assistants each week. If you previously served and are still willing to serve, or if you have never served before but are willing to now, please contact Sherry Moss. Thank you!


The Women’s ministry would like to invite all ladies in junior high, high school, and stages beyond to join us for our next Bible study meeting on Monday, March 1 at 7 pm. We will be studying Ephesians 1:1-14, and discussing “Week 1” of our study book. Study books are available on the church‘s book table for $8. If you have questions, please contact Jodi Hiser or the church office.


Choices will hold its Annual Community Baby Shower on Thursday, March 4 from 6am-6pm at their new location (951 Eastgate Loop, Suite 1000, Chattanooga, TN 37411). The most needed items are new breast feeding pumps, new boppy pillows, new nipple pads and cream, new or used visual/audio monitors, and new cribs. Just pull up in your car and their team will unload for you. You can find more details at team.choiceschattanooga.org/babyshower.


On March 9 at 7pm, we will have a virtual missions prayer time. For those interested in joining the meeting, please contact Jerry Best or the church office, so that Jerry can forward you the link and prayer request updates from our mission family. Copies of the prayer updates will also be available at church for your use in your daily prayer time for missions. This will be a recurring event on the second Tuesday of each month.


Here are some ways you can help Signal Mountain Social Services in 2021, in addition to our hot meal delivery. 1. Clothes House – there is a need for more volunteers Saturdays 9-11am and 11am-1pm, and Thursdays 1-3pm and 3-5pm. 2. Scholarships for college students (there are nine currently receiving scholarships). 3.  Food Pantry -- current food pantry needs are taco meal kits, complete meal kits, peanut butter, and toothpaste.


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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