Hurricane Relief Giving
The UMM is sponsoring an event to make flood buckets to be used for relief in North Carolina and South Carolina. The flood buckets are used to help clean up homes after they have been hit by a hurricane or flooding. We will collect money from church members, combining it with a large donation from the UMM to make as many flood buckets as we can. The Men and Youth will put these buckets together and send them off to UMCOR. If you would like to support the flood bucket effort please denote that on your check or envelope. Another option if you would like to support hurricane relief on items like food, water, and other needs please write on your check UMCOR. UMCOR uses 100% of your donation to go to helping people in areas of need.

Mystery Dinner Theater

New dates and times are:
Friday, Sep. 21 at 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, Sep. 22 at 5:30 p.m.
If you cannot make the night that you have, please see Linda White in the Welcome Center before 12:30 p.m.

Suzi Edwards Card Caring Ministry
Monday, Sep. 24
1 p.m.
Confirmation Classroom

Live Wires Breakfast
Tuesday, Sep. 25
9 a.m.
The program will be presented by Amanda Wroten, Executive Director of the Newport News Police Foundation. More information on the program will be posted when it becomes available. Sign up on the signup sheet in the Welcome Center or e-mail Sue Mason, and your name(s) will be added.

Commission on a Way Forward
Livestream Q&A event
Wednesday, Sep. 26
7 p.m.
Bishop Sharma Lewis, Rev. Tom Berlin, and Martha Stokes will share their thoughts as well as moderate questions on the topic. You may livestream the session at

UMM Barbeque
Friday, Sep. 28
5-7 p.m.
Tickets are $10 per person and are on sale now in the Welcome Center! Matt Twiggs will be cooking up some of his great barbeque and you may either eat in or take out. Dinner will include barbeque, baked beans, coleslaw, corn bread and dessert. A quart of barbeque may also be ordered for $15.

Fall Festival
Saturday, Sep. 29
9 a.m.-3 p.m.
There will be all kinds of merchandise and lots of fun. Make plans to join us!

Pumpkin Patch to Help Aid Hurricane Florence Relief
Pumpkins will arrive at Chestnut on Saturday, Sep. 29 at 8 a.m. If you would
like to help unload please join us! We will start selling them shortly after with the start of the Fall Festival at 9 a.m. The UMM needs help staffing the Pumpkin Patch. Hours for it will be 1-7 p.m. on weekdays and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. We are looking for groups of at least two people to sign up for two-hour shifts. There will be a sign-up sheet in the Welcome Center and sign-up genius web page with a link that we will send out in the bulletin and through email. You may work the shift to help raise money for hurricane relief for your favorite church group or to raise money for a church event like a mission trip or conference. Scouts and their parents may work to raise money for scout camp or day camp. Please designate when you sign up, how the money is going to used. We will make payments by Nov. 30. Please see Tim Knapp or Ross Phillips with questions.

Jubilee Sunday
Sunday, Sep. 30
We will have a blended worship service at 11:15 a.m. and enjoy a Jubilee Luncheon following the service. Please be sure to sign up on the tear-off sheet in the bulletin, and indicate how many in your family will be attending and what dish you will be bringing to share. The church has ordered fried chicken for all! We hope you will join us for a day of celebration.

Listening Scribes
We want to remind everyone that there are four Listening Scribes in each of our services. Their role is to listen to any thoughts or concerns you may have regarding the Way Forward and the issues regarding human sexuality and the United Methodist Church. Chappy will be made aware of these concerns in a confidential manner. For the 9 a.m. service we have Michelle Grossenbaugh, Sue Mason, Matt Twiggs, and Tim Knapp. For the 11:15 service we have Jane Evans, Yvonne Beyer, Greg Schon, and John Glenn. If you prefer to submit concerns anonymously, you are invited to use the suggestion box located just inside the door of the Welcome Center. Let’s get through this “Chestnut Strong” with our hearts full of Christ’s love.

Small Groups Questionnaire Reminder
We are in the exciting process of starting a small group ministry at Chestnut and need your help. We have questionnaires available in the credenza for you to fill out: we would love your feedback. When you have completed the form, please place it in the basket held by Clark the Butler. We hope that every small group will be a place where people feel comfortable with sharing their thoughts, prayers, struggles, and faith while strengthening their relationship with God and others. If you have any questions or concerns, please fill free to write them on the back of the questionnaire. Our goal is to have this ministry up and running by September, 2018.

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