College Care Ministry
Just a reminder, if you are college age (whether you are enrolled or not), our Transformation Sunday School Class is available to you!  This is taught by Mike and Connie Thompson and any time you are able to attend, we are happy to have you.

UMW Sock Drive

It is time to start our sock drive! Once again, the United Methodist Women will be asking you to bring in a package of white socks. We will do the rest. We provide socks as a little Christmas present to residents of a low-income assisted living facility.  We wrap a pair of socks with a red ribbon and a small candy cane. The socks are delivered by Christmas Eve. If we get more donations than we need for this facility we will donate them to our homeless population. As always, we thank you for your generosity and making this mission a success each year!  So ... just bring in a package (or two) of white socks and place them in the container marked “Box for Socks” in the Welcome Center.

Charge Conference
Wednesday, Dec. 4 
7 p.m.
Fellowship Hall

Journey to Bethlehem
Saturday, Dec. 7 and Sunday, Dec. 8
6-8 p.m.
Volunteers are needed for setting up and tearing down, for placing and lighting luminaries, to help in costuming, to greet and farewell each car, and to be characters in our nine scenes.  Sign up sheets are available in the Welcome Center beginning today.  Please decide how you can help, fill out a form and place it in the Journey to Bethlehem mailbox.  There is something for everyone to do. Chestnut’s Journey to Bethlehem is our church’s Christmas gift to the community!

Staff Parish Relations Committee Meeting
Tuesday, Dec. 10
6:30 p.m.

“The Surprising Christmas Pageant”
Wednesday, Dec. 11
Dinner at 5 p.m.
Show starts at 6:30 p.m.
Presented by the Chestnut Children's and Youth Choirs. 
You don’t want to miss it!  If you plan to attend the dinner, please be sure to sign up by noon on Sunday, Dec. 8.
“Joy Has Dawned” Cantata
Sunday, Dec. 15
11 a.m. (one service) 
Presented by the Christmas Cantata Chorus, orchestra and others. The musical is “filled with the joy of the season, which congregations will find appealing, as the message embraces the hope that we have in both the good days and the bad — that joy has dawned upon the world — giving us something to celebrate!” (from Hope Publishing Company)
Sunday, Dec. 15
7 p.m.
Virtuosic pianist Thomas Pandolfi is one of the most beloved performers to grace our sanctuary all year and is making a return engagement. He will also be performing at the Christmas Cantata that morning. Known for “his passionate artistry and amazing technique,” his is a performance not to be missed.
Wonderful Wednesday Christmas Dinner and Caroling
Wednesday, Dec. 18
Dinner at 5 p.m.
Join us for an evening of old-fashioned caroling and a hymn sing.  Don’t forget to sign up for dinner!

Deadline for Announcements
Please be sure to submit, in writing or email, any announcement/s you'd like to have placed in the Sunday bulletin not later than the Wednesday prior at 10 a.m. Thank you!

Recurring Weekly Events
(Note: Events are subject to change. Please contact the church office if you have any questions.)

8-8:15 a.m. Sharing Silence in the Sanctuary
8:15-8:30 a.m. Monastic or Taize Community Music in the Sanctuary
8:30 a.m. Morning Coffee
8:30-9 a.m. Setup for Contemporary Worship Service
9-10 a.m. The One-Hour Contemporary Worship Service in the Sanctuary
10:05-10:50 a.m. 45-Minute Adult Church School Lesson and Small Group Options
10:55-11:10 a.m. 15-Minute Designated Fellowship Time in the Welcome Center
11:15-12:15 a.m. The One-Hour Traditional Worship Service in the Sanctuary

6 p.m. Square Dancers
8 p.m. AA

6:30 p.m. Praise Team
5:30 p.m. Round Dancers

6:15 p.m. Chestnut Chimes
7 p.m. Boy Scout Troop 11
7:30 p.m. Chancel Choir

5:30 p.m. AA
8 p.m. AA, Alanon