UMM Fish Fry
Friday, May 18
5-7 p.m.
Fellowship Hall
Eat in or take out
Menu: whiting filets, freshly-made hush puppies, baked beans, cole slaw, dessert and a drink. There will also be hot dog plates available. Tickets will be available in the Welcome Center today and next Sunday after both services. Tickets are also available in the church office and from some members of the UMM. Walk-ins the night of the fish fry are welcome. The fish plates will be $10 and the hot dog plates will be $5. The Chestnut Circuit Riders will be playing as you eat! Proceeds go to the UMM General Fund to help with improvements and events around Chestnut.

Faith Forum
Sunday, May 20
9 a.m.
Please join Carley Senter, Cindy Jacob, Connie Thompson and Chappy as they will be discussing the changes facing the United Methodist Church and Chestnut. Faith Forum will be held in the sanctuary.

Jubilee Sunday Blended Service
Sunday, May 20
11:15 a.m.
We will have a blended service on Sunday, May 20, at 11:15 a.m., followed by a Jubilee Luncheon in the Fellowship Hall. The church will provide hot dogs, hamburgers, and baked beans. Please be sure to sign up on the tear-off sheet and please indicate if you are bringing a salad, vegetable or dessert. We will be monitoring the list so that we don’t get too many desserts.

Sharing Love with Linwood
Our faithful and hard working custodian, Mr. Linwood Richardson began his 30th year of service this month. On Sunday, May 20th, during our blended Pentecost Sunday worship service, we will be recognizing Linwood for his devoted service on behalf of everyone at Chestnut. Please consider joining us in sharing a financial gift which we will share with him. You may make your check payable to CMUMC. Be sure to designate the word Linwood at the bottom.

Live Wires Breakfast
Tuesday, May 22
9 a.m.
Our program will be "Hilton Village" presented by John Quarstein. John is Historian for the City of Newport News, Historian/Project Manager for the Southampton County Historical Society, Historian for WHRO, and the Director (company) for the USS Monitor Center and Foundation. In addition, he is an author of several books on the history of the Civil War. Sign up on the sign-up sheet in the Welcome Center.

Rise Against Hunger
Saturday, Jun. 9
9 a.m. to noon (setup at 8 a.m.)
Our church mission to package 20,000+ meals to help those in the world who go hungry is coming up. 70 volunteers are needed for this event and you may sign up on the list on the UMW bulletin board. Pizza party afterwards. We need donations for a total of $6,000. Checks can be made out to CMUMC, memo: Rise Against Hunger. May God bless you and we thank you so much!

Small Groups Questionnaire Reminder
We are in the 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.

Weaver Scholarship
At its Mar. 21st meeting, Church Council voted to revive the Weaver Memorial Scholarship, which has not been awarded in many years. This scholarship, which is renewable, is awarded to a member of CMUMC who is preparing to enter a Christian-based profession. The Weaver Memorial Scholarship is totally dependent upon the financial support of our congregation. The Church Council and the Weaver Memorial Scholarship Committee ask that you consider this scholarship when making special gifts to the church. More detailed information and scholarship criteria will be forthcoming.

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