Church Mouse
Through Sunday, Nov. 18, a collection box will be located in the Welcome Center to begin collecting goodies to send to all 10 of Chestnut’s college students just in time for their winter final exams. This is an excellent way for our Chestnut's family to stay connected to our youth who are away at college. We happily accept small items such as devotion booklets, bookmarks, Kleenex packets, chapstick, hand sanitizers, highlighters, in addition to individually packaged items of snacks and goodies (such as Cliff bars, Oreos, crackers, cheez-its, popcorn, pretzels, and small individuals packages of gum or candy such as Skittles, Twix, Kit-Kats, M&M’s, etc.). No loose or unwrapped candy can be accepted. Keep in mind packages are sent priority mail in 4-lb USPS 8-1/2 x 5 boxes so all donations must small enough to fit in this box.

United Methodist Women Collecting New Socks

We are asking again this year that you purchase white socks to be given to low-income residents of a local home for adults. All you have to do is purchase socks and we will do the rest! We tie a red ribbon on each pair with a small candy cane to be given to each resident as a Christmas present. If we collect more socks than are needed then we will donate the remainder to the homeless. A box for your sock donation is located in the Welcome Center. Thank you for your generous support of this mission.

Evening Song
Sunday, Nov. 18
4 p.m.
In the Sanctuary
A Chestnut afternoon of sharing our faith through music. Featuring hymns, organ, bells, choir, and instruments in celebration of Thanksgiving.

Suzi Edwards Card Caring Ministry
Monday, Nov. 19
1 p.m.
Confirmation Classroom

UMW General Membership Mtg.
Tuesday, Nov. 20
Covered dish luncheon at 11:30 a.m.
Julianne Rosas, District Social Action Coordinator, will present our program.

Church Council
Tuesday, Nov. 20
7 p.m.
Nelms Classroom
Please note change in date due to Thanksgiving holiday.

Office Closed
The church office will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 22 and Friday, Nov. 23.

Live Wires Breakfast
Tuesday, Nov. 27
9 a.m.
We are so privileged to have our very own Chestnut Preschool Children sing for us once again. Please be sure to sign up by Sunday, Nov. 25, if you plan to attend.

UMW/UMM Christmas Dinner
Monday, Dec. 3
Starts at 6 p.m.; dinner at 6:30 p.m.
The Chestnut Memorial UMW / UMM would like to invite everyone to join them for their Christmas Dinner celebration. This will be a joint “Pot Luck” covered dish dinner celebration, with the main entree being supplied. Everyone is welcome to attend; just bring your favorite covered dish, salad or dessert to share with your friends. The entertainment will be our own outstanding seasonal mixture of music by the “Chestnut Circuit Riders.” A silent auction will also be held. Everyone is invited. Come and enjoy great food, outstanding entertainment and fantastic fellowship. A nursery will be available. Sign-up sheets are posted in the foyer on the UMM Bulletin Board and by the kitchen (so that we will know how much of the entrée will be needed and what covered dishes will be available.) Please call Ross Phillips at 826-9329 to arrange drop-off times for items donated for the auction. We ask that all auction items be at the church no later than Sunday, Dec. 2 at 6 p.m. for setup. Items for auction are still being accepted.

Stranger in the Manger
Wednesday, Dec. 12
6:30 p.m.
A Christmas celebration of Jesus' birth, that uses rhyme to explain how He came to the earth. Presented by CMUMC's Children's Choirs.

Job Opening: Children's Ministries
The Staff Parish Relations Committee (SPRC) has decided to open the Director of Children's Ministry Coordinator position to qualified individuals within the congregation. Whereas the position remains open, the committee is now receiving and considering both external and internal applications. Qualified individuals within the congregation who are interested in making an application may contact Mr. Don Forman at

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 Taizé 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