Vacation Bible School
M-F Jul 9-13
9:30 a.m. to noon
Theme this year will be "Shipwrecked: Rescued by Jesus." Stay tuned!

Blended Worship Service / Brunch
Sunday, Jul. 15
9:30 a.m.
Join us for our Blended Worship Service starting at 9:30 a.m. as we celebrate the conclusion of Vacation Bible School, followed by brunch in the Fellowship Hall. This covered-dish extravaganza will feature dishes you would like to share for a brunch. Ideas: Sausage and cheese balls, ham biscuits, sausage biscuits, muffins, casseroles, doughnuts, fruit, bagels etc. ... Be creative! Our kitchen crew will provide pancakes, sausage gravy biscuits, cinnamon buns, juices and coffee. Note: There will be no Sunday School classes on this Sunday.

Karaoke Nacho Nite
Friday, July 27
Time to party! Beginning at 6:45 p.m., the Fellowship Hall walls will come down, as we bring our favorite snacks for the center tables. This is a night of music with munchies! Bring your favorite nachos, chips, dips, salsa, chili, peanuts, popcorn, fruit, cheese & crackers, sliders, wings, nuggets, cookies and finger foods for the center tables. Drinks will be provided. We are delighted to receive the creative services of a professional disc jockey who will “spin the tunes.” The karaoke music will begin at 7 p.m, so bring “The Voice,” for a night of fun for everyone.

The 2016 General Conference
Sunday, Jul. 29
Starting at 4 p.m.
The Rev. Tammy Estep will be sharing information regarding the proposals from The Commission on the Way Forward and the recommendation of the United Methodist Council of Bishops for the General Conference on Feb. 23-26 in St. Louis. The Rev. Estep is a voting clergy delegate for the Virginia Conference delegation attending the General Conference. We will meet in the
sanctuary with our discussion beginning at 4 p.m. If you  would like to submit a question to be considered for part of the
discussion regarding the proposals from the Commission on The Way Forward, please email them in advance to Cindy Jacob by Friday, Jul. 27.

Small Groups Questionnaire Reminder
We are in the exciting 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.

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