Square Dance Lessons
Starting Monday, Jun. 19
6:30-8 p.m.
Lessons will held on Monday evenings except for Jul. 10 and Labor Day, and will conclude in mid-September. No prior experience or knowledge is required. For more info contact Gil Firth.

Bunco Night
Saturday, Jun. 24
6-10 p.m.
All are welcome -- you don't have to know how to play. Children are welcome to play too, if they are of a responsible age and able to understand and focus. In addition to being a night of fun, this will also be a fundraiser of sorts, should you choose to participate. Participants will bring $4 that will be distributed into four pots. The winner of each pot will actually designate where they would like the money to go. For instance, should you win the most buncos, you will have the opportunity to designate the winnings for your favorite area such as: food pantry, missions, music department, etc. You are welcome to bring your own snacks and drinks and don’t forget to bring your friends! For more information, please contact Connie Thompson.

Rev. Rita Staul's Retirement Celebration
Sunday, Jun. 25
3 to 5 p.m.
Salem-Olive Branch UMC
10833 Harcum Road
Gloucester, VA
You are invited to join us as we celebrate the retirement of Rev. Rita Staul. Help us to recognize her 14 years of service at Salem-Oliver Branch Charge and 21 years of ministry as an ordained elder. Light finger foods will be served.

Stephen Ministry Dinner Meeting
Monday, Jun. 26
6:30 p.m.

Youth Movie Night
Tuesday, Jun. 27
Meet at the church at 6:30 p.m.

Chestnut Outings
Water Country USA
Thursday, Jul 6
Meet at the church at 10 a.m. for the drive up. Open to everyone, this is an event to fellowship together. We can get a discounted day pass for $49 if we can purchase 15 tickets. If you need a ticket, we need to know by Jun. 30. Talk to Courtney or Leanne.

Vacation Bible School
M-F, Jul. 10-14
9:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
Register today! Volunteers are needed. Contact Dana Dahl.

“Una Familia”
"One Family" is a ministry of the UMC Eastern Shore District. It is a community that enables migrant and immigrant members and families to thrive. The church provides resources for work, education, advocacy, housing and medical needs. What we are asking for is ball caps, hats, bandanas and 5 piece travel size items: toothpaste, toothbrush, shampoo, soap and deodorant in a zip-lock bag. There is a box in the Fellowship Hall where the items can be placed. We plan to go to the Eastern Shore this summer and donate our gifts to this vital ministry. You are a blessing to the world!

Mystery Dinner Theater
A script has been chosen and the date has been set for this year's Mystery Dinner Theater. September may seem like a long time away but it’s time to begin the sign-ups, especially for the performers. No experience is necessary! If you feel led to share your talents, please sign up and join in on the fun. We actually have a couple of very small parts available this year, if you just want to get your feet wet. Sign-up sheets are in the Welcome Center. Please fill out one of the forms and place in the Mystery Box. Rehearsals will begin towards the end of June, and performances will be Sep. 15 & 16. If you have any questions, please contact Connie Thompson at or 757-570-7555.

Requests for Building Usage
All room reservation requests must be submitted and approved by Diane Barnes, our Administrative Assistant. Request forms are available on her office door (near the main  office). Requests may also be made via email to (send who, what, where, when, why and contact information). Diane will respond to all building usage requests within two business days. Please do not write events on the office wall calendar; doing so will not guarantee a room reservation. It is highly recommended you submit room requests  to Diane as early as possible. 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 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