Announcements

announcements

Sharing the Bible with Mary McCormick
Co-leader: Jerry Lawson
Starting Thursday, Mar. 14 (Note: date change!)
11 a.m. in the Wesley Classroom
This class will meet weekly. They will be studying the Book of Jude. Please be sure to sign up in the Welcome Center or via the sign-up sheet in the bulletin if you would like to attend. 

Bible Study on Hebrews with Darrel Tenney
Starting Wednesday, Mar. 20
6 p.m.
Wesley Classroom
This class will be held weekly. Cost of book is $7. Please be sure to sign up in the Welcome Center or via the sign-up sheet in the bulletin if you would like to attend.

UMM BBQ
Friday, Mar. 22
5-7 p.m.
Tickets $10 adults, $5 kids 12 and under.
Meal includes barbecue cooked by Matt Twiggs, baked beans, coleslaw, corn bread, dessert and drink. Hot dog plates available for those not eating BBQ. Plates ready for eat-in or take-out. Also selling quarts of BBQ for $15. The Chestnut Circuit Riders will be providing the musical entertainment. Tickets on sale today in the Welcome Center between the services and each Sunday until the event.

UMW 150th Celebration / Mini-Mission Encounter
Saturday, Mar. 23
9:30 a.m. —2 p.m. 
See UMW Bulletin Board for all the details.

Blended Worship Service
Sunday, Mar. 24
9:30 a.m.
Join us for worship at 9:30 followed by a brunch sponsored by our Youth, in the Fellowship Hall. Help support this active group by bringing a “Dish and Donation.” They will provide casseroles, quiche and more.
Also, no Sunday School on that day.

Live Wires Breakfast
Tuesday, Mar. 26
9 a.m. 
The program will be presented by Aaron Firth. Aaron is a Park Ranger at Fort Monroe in Hampton. He is also the son of CMUMC member Gil Firth. Please be sure to sign up today on the sign-up sheet in the Welcome Center or email Sue Mason, 21suemason@gmail.com.

EASTER EGGS are Back at CMUMC! 
Each year CMUMC raises funds by selling handmade candy Easter Eggs. This year’s proceeds will again be used to support our youth missions. We truly appreciate your support of this fundraising effort! Eggs are available in two sizes: 8 oz. and 1 oz., and four flavors: peanut butter, buttercream, mint, and coconut. Large eggs are $6 each and may be personalized. Small eggs are $13 for 16 eggs and you may mix and match flavors. If you would like to order, order forms are available in the Welcome Center. Orders are due no later than Wednesday, Apr. 3. If you have questions or would like to place a phone order, please contact Nell Twiggs or Leanne Allen.
Easter Egg Production
Friday and Saturday, Apr. 5-6
Fellowship Hall and Kitchen

Staff Parish Relations Committee Mtg.
Monday, Apr. 8
6:30 p.m. in the Library

Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, Apr. 13
10 a.m. to noon
Bring your Easter basket! We have many fun activities planned. We are in the need of candy to put inside the plastic eggs (please, no nuts or lollipops). All candy must be small enough to fit inside the egg. Thank you in advance for your donations.

Palm Sunday
Sunday, Apr. 14
Children's Processional at Worship

My Favorite Poem
Sunday, Apr. 14
3:45 p.m. in the Sanctuary

Holy Thursday Foot Washing
Thursday, Apr. 18
7 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall

Good Friday Worship
Chancel Choir presents "Lamb of God" Lenten Cantata

Rise Against Hunger
Saturday, Jun. 8
8 a.m.

New Small Groups

We are excited to announce the start of two new small groups at Chestnut this spring! If you are interested in signing up to be part of a group, please contact Carley or Leanne. You can also call the church office and let the Angels know which group you are interested in and they will pass the word.
Caregiving Group meets Mondays at 7 p.m. Location to be determined. This is a co-ed group.
Couples Group meets Tuesdays at 7 p.m. in the Tabb area of Yorktown.

Mystery Dinner Theater
Well, believe it or not, it's time to start preparing for the Mystery Dinner Theater. This year's script has been written by our very own Chelsea Rowe and she has written in a fairly large cast. With that being said, we are looking for anyone interested in performing and having an amazing time sharing their talents. No experience is necessary but time commitment is. We will begin rehearsing once a week from approximately 7 to 9 p.m. the beginning of June. The performance dates are Aug. 23 and 24. Please see the yellow Mystery Box and sign-ups in the Welcome Center.

Rev. Tucker to Retire
Former Pastor Rudy Tucker is retiring in June! Grace UMC in Manassas will have a worship service on Mar. 24 to celebrate what God has done in the ministry of Rev. Rudy Tucker. Grace UMC would love to have anyone at Chestnut Memorial who remembers him send him a card to Grace UMC (9750 Wellington Road, Manassas, VA 20110). If there are any pictures that you or someone else could get to the church electronically (www.janetsalbert.com), that would be wonderful.

Dr. Tommy Jobe Scholarship Applications Now Available!
The Tommy Jobe Memorial Scholarship was established in honor of Dr. Tommy Jobe, a dedicated member of the Chestnut Memorial United Methodist Church and United Methodist Men (UMM) organization. Its purpose is to assist qualifying members of Chestnut Memorial United Methodist Church in their educational endeavors. Funding for this scholarship will be derived from Chestnut Memorial UMM fundraising events and individual contributions. Application forms and instructional sheets for applying are now available in the church office. All applications are due back to the church office by Mar. 27. No exceptions. For more information, contact Tim Knapp or the church office.

Church Emails
We are still working on the email process. Your patience and understanding are much appreciated during these "technical difficulties". It’s still a work in progress!

Coffee Mugs
Coffee mugs are on sale now! If you are interested in purchasing a Chestnut Coffee Mug, please see Amy Oliver. Cost is $5.

Recurring Weekly Events
(Note: Events are subject to change. Please contact the church office if you have any questions.)

Sundays
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

Mondays
6 p.m. Square Dancers
8 p.m. AA

Wednesdays
6:30 p.m. Praise Team
5:30 p.m. Round Dancers

Thursdays
6:15 p.m. Chestnut Chimes
7 p.m. Boy Scout Troop 11
7:30 p.m. Chancel Choir

Fridays
5:30 p.m. AA
8 p.m. AA, Alanon