Pumpkin Patch to Help Fight Hunger
The UMM needs help staffing the Pumpkin Patch. Hours are 1-7 p.m. 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 a 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 Rise Against Hunger, 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 camp or the pack. Please designate when you sign up how the money is going to be used. We will make payments by Nov. 30.  Point of contact is Tim Knapp.

Live Wires Breakfast
Tuesday, Oct. 22
9 a.m.
Fellowship Hall
The program, "Be Safe: Senior Fire and Fall Prevention," will be presented by Lisa King, Newport News Public Education Department (part of the Newport News Fire Department). Sign up on the sign-up sheet in the Welcome Center. Please note: If you sign up and do not attend, you are kindly asked to pay the breakfast cost.

American Red Cross Blood Drive
Thursday, Oct. 24th
2-7 p.m.
Fellowship Hall
For more information, contact Mary Parrish.

Trunk or Treat
Sunday, Oct. 27
3-5 p.m.
A sign-up sheet is in the Welcome Center. If you would like to participate by decorating your car or as a volunteer, please contact Dawn Helm. We are also asking for candy donations (no nuts). A bin is located in the Welcome Center. If you would like to bake cookies for "Trunk or Treat,” please have them individually wrapped in decorative Halloween baggies. A basket will be labeled in the kitchen for you to put your cookies in on Friday, Oct. 25. Thank you in advance for your donations; they are greatly appreciated!

York River District UMM Fall General District Dinner
  and Chestnut Circuit Rider Concert
Monday, Oct. 28
6-8 p.m.
Fellowship Hall
Cost: $8/person, $4 children 6-10, children 5 and under are free.
Bring the whole family! Dinner by Linda White Catering. Stuffed Pork, mashed potatoes, green beans or cabbage, carrot soufflé, and homemade rolls. OR, a large chef salad with turkey and ham (salad must be ordered with registration). Tea, lemonade and coffee to drink, and for dessert: French apple or carrot cake. Our very own Chestnut Circuit Riders will be doing a concert! You don’t want to miss this exciting evening. Please sign up on the sheets in the Welcome Center or by the kitchen by Sunday, Oct. 27th.

Stephen Ministry Meeting
Monday, Oct. 28
7 p.m.

Karaoke Night
Friday, Nov. 1
6 p.m.
Fellowship Hall

Berkley Luncheon
Saturday, Nov. 2
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The UMM, Youth and Food Pantry are planning to serve our neighbors in Berkley a spaghetti luncheon, very similarly to what we did last year. We will need help from our Chestnut family. Preparation of food will start Saturday morning around 8 a.m. At around 10:30 a.m. we will travel to Berkley, where we will set up and serve. If you cannot assist in food preparation or serving, please consider donating to the Food Pantry. If you would like to help with this event, see Dana Dahl, Tim Knapp, or Leanne Allen.

Charge Conference
Wednesday, Dec. 4 (date change)
7 p.m.
At Chestnut (location change)

Deadline for Announcements
Please be sure to submit, in writing or email, any announcement/s you'd like to have placed in the Sunday bulletin not later than the Wednesday prior at 10 a.m. 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 Taize 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