UMW Sock Box
It's that time of year again when United Methodist Women are collecting new white socks. These socks are going to a local home for adults whose residents are low income. All we ask of you is to purchase these socks and we will do the rest. WalMart has them for a very inexpensive price. We then put a red ribbon around them and a candy cane and give them as a Christmas present. If we collect more than this facility needs we will donate the remainder to the homeless. Simply place your socks in the container in the Welcome Center marked "SOCKS". Once again we thank you for your help in this mission.

UMM at Peninsula Food Bank

2401 Aluminum Avenue, Hampton
Saturday, Nov. 18
5:30-8:30 a.m.
The United Methodist Men are helping pack and distribute bags of food to those in need. This is a great way to show how thankful we are and to help the local community as we head into the Thanksgiving holiday. We will go to breakfast after we finish working at the Food Bank. If you have any questions, please contact Tim Knapp.

Membership Sunday
Sunday, Nov. 19
Welcome new members into the Chestnut congregation. If you have been attending either of our two worship services and have interest in becoming a member, please call the church office at 595-6531.

Handbell Consort
Sunday, Nov. 26
6 p.m.
Free admission

Trustee Meeting
Wednesday, Nov. 29
7 p.m. in the Library

UMM/UMW Annual Christmas Banquet
Monday, Dec. 4
6:30 p.m.
Happy Holidays, Chestnut Friends!  The fried chicken will be provided and we ask you to bring a covered dish and/or dessert.
We will have our Auction of Themed Gift Baskets and we’re asking if you would provide a basket for this. You may also donate services, house rentals and other gifts for our silent auction. We’ll have a wonderful and memorable time. Our thanks to everyone!

Charge Conference
Tuesday, Dec 5
7 p.m.
First United Methodist Church, Newport News
All Church Council members are asked to attend.

Journey to Bethlehem
Saturday, Dec. 9
and Sunday, Dec. 10
6-8 p.m.
This year it will be a little different; come out and see the changes we have made! There's a job for everyone and we need everyone's participation. Sign-up forms are in the bulletin as well as the Welcome Center. After completing your form, please place it in the mailbox in the Welcome Center. For more info, contact Dana Dahl.

Children's Christmas Musical
Wednesday, Dec. 13
6:30 p.m.
"Shobi Shares a Miracle;" A Musical Drama for Christmas.

Christmas Cantata
Sunday, Dec. 17
11:15 Service
Featuring Christmas Chorus, orchestra, and Thomas Pandolfi on piano. Kurt Snider, conducting.

Pandolfi Concert
Sunday, Dec. 17
3 p.m.
Free admission

The United Methodist Women are taking orders for pecans. Cost is $10 for a 1-lb. bag of pecans; $10 for a 1-lb. bag of pecan pieces, and this year we are taking a limited order of chocolate-covered pecans for $7 per bag. Please use the tear-off sheet on the bulletin to place your order.

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