From The Pastor

Our Sunday School class plus another 90 people had on these great T-shirts for Pastor Appreciation Day!

What A Surprise!

You did it!  You outdid yourselves for this year’s Pastor Appreciation Month when you surprised us on Sunday, October 30, wearing red T-shirts that said, “We Love Chuck & Debbie.”

But that wasn’t all!  We all enjoyed a wonderful covered-dish lunch at Ben and Betty’s farm on a beautiful autumn afternoon.  Add to that the hand-crafted gifts from our boys and girls, your many expressions of support, the “big card” everybody signed, and many personal cards and gifts – all of that made the day one we will never forget.  We love you, too, and are grateful to be able to serve our Lord here with you at Chatham Baptist Church.

On the June 21, we began our eighth year together as pastor and people.  I have served several wonderful church congregations, but you are special to us in so many ways.  Thank you for your support and expressions of appreciation.

Welcome, Erica!

In the month of October we welcomed Erica Galvan into a new position, Church Ministries Coordinator.  In addition to her duties in the office, Erica has taken on responsibility for developing activities for children and youth, while coordinating everything we do here at Chatham Baptist Church.  If you haven’t had the opportunity to get to know Erica, you should soon.

Community Thanksgiving Meal and Service

This year our Community Thanksgiving Service will be on Wednesday night, November 16.   We’ll join together with the Methodists, Presbyterians, and Episcopalians for dinner and then a brief Thanksgiving service around the tables.   See the calendar for details, and plan to join us on that Wednesday.

Advent and Christmas

Before you know it, Advent and Christmas will be here.  Keep this newsletter handy as your guide to all the services, programs, and activities of the Christmas season.  Christmas in Chatham is always special, and this year will be no exception.  Because Christmas is on Sunday this year, we’ll give you and your family time to enjoy Christmas morning together, and then gather for worship only at 11 AM.  Of course, our Christmas Eve service will be at 5:30 PM the night before.

As always, Debbie and I love serving here with you, especially during this season.  May God bless you and your family as we serve Him…together!

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