11/12/2015 eHappenings

11/12/2015 eHappenings



Quick Links

(click any of the links below to go directly to that section)

Top News Youth
Kidz More News
Fellowships, Causes, and Outings Prayer Requests


Nicaragua Missions Dinner

Tuesday, November 17 at 6:00 pm

Annual fundraising dinner & cake auction to benefit the January Nicaragua Mission trip
Tickets are $25 each or a table of 8 for $150
To purchase a table or tickets click HERE or contact Lamar Brown lbrown@catoosa.k12.ga.us / 423-619-0857 or Bobby Fleck bobby@ringgoldumc.org / 423-488-4265

Tickets can also be purchased at the door.


“Our Coming Savior” Sermon Series

Begins Nov. 29th
Advent is the spiritual season leading up to Christmas. In additions to all the trapping of the season, the most important preparation for Christmas is the preparation of our hearts. Join us Nov. 29th – Dec. 24th as we discover the greatest story of them all with fresh eyes and prepare for “Our Coming Savior”.


Deck the Halls

Plan to stay after worship on Nov. 29th to help Deck the Halls. This is a fun time for kids and families to help decorate the church for Christmas. We will gather in the sanctuary, break into teams, spend about one hour decorating, then gather at 1:15 to welcome the Christmas season with a couple of carols. Snacks to hold you over to a late lunch provided. Nursery provided.


“One Small Child” Christmas Chorale Celebration

Sunday, December 6th at 6 PM in the Sanctuary
Dessert social to follow in the Large Fellowship Hall

Celebrate the birth of our King this Christmas with One Small Child, a poignant Christmas musical from one of church music’s favorite arrangers, Tom Fettke. Borrowing from the rich history of Christian music, One Small Child renews classic songs like “When Her Eyes Are on the Child” and “This Child Is,” and also introduces powerful new songs such as “King Jesus Is His Name.”



Children’s Celebration of Christmas

Saturday, December 12th
Children’s Celebration of Christmas is an outreach mission that benefits needy families in our community by providing a turkey dinner, visit & photo with Santa, a Christian Christmas program, gifts, stockings filled with goodies and boxes of non-perishable food items.

How you can get involved:

  • Pick up a grocery sack with a shopping list attached and bring it back filled with the items by December 6th
  • Donate non-perishable food items by December 6th; bins will be in the lobby
  • Sponsor a child by donating cash, check (with Children’s Celebration in the memo line) or online HERE
  • Volunteer to help: look for sign ups beginning November 22nd

back to topbacktotop


Mission Dinner

We need an additional 4-5 youth to help with the mission dinner. On November 17, the Nicaragua Mission Team will be hosting a dinner and auction in the gym. We need a team of youth to be servers for this mission’s dinner. The youth would dress nice for the event and wait on tables while people are eating. This is an excellent way for youth to volunteer and participate in an amazing event that will raise money for an international mission. Message/reply if your student is interested.


Christmas Reverse Progressive Dinner

On December 13, the youth will have a Christmas party in which we will do a reverse progressive dinner. We will eat three courses: dessert, main course, and appetizer in that order. The youth will gather at the church at 6p and then split into two groups (middle school and high school) to travel to their first stop at a family’s home where they will have dessert. The group will stay at that house for about thirty minutes and then travel to their second stop at a family’s house where they will have the main course. After thirty minutes or so, the two groups will come back together at the church for a gift exchange, games, and appetizers. I have setup a form where you can let us know how you can help and in what way you are interested in assisting. Please follow this link to volunteer.


Resurrection 2016

On January 22-24, we will travel to Pigeon Forge, TN for Resurrection 2016. At this massive youth conference, students will hear from amazing guest speakers and worship with incredible Christian bands (Chris Tomlin) as they engage with thousands of other students. Be on the lookout for upcoming information about Resurrection. Cost will be around $100 per person.


Fall Retreat

The Youth Fall Retreat was incredible this past week! So many lives were changed and our group came together in a way that was amazing to see. So worth the trip. Thank you for praying for these teens and their experiences this weekend.


Sunday Night Youth Helpers

11/15 – Luanne Kilgo, Chris Kilgo, Michelle Hope (Snack Supper)
11/22 – Sandy Stephens, Trina Clark, Stacey Sherrill (Snack Supper)


May God Bless You,
Bobby Fleck
bobby@ringgoldumc.org / 423-488-4265

back to topbacktotop


Mark Your Calendars:

Operation Christmas Child Packing Party: November 14th (10a-12p).

We will be talking about Operation Christmas Child and we want to show our support to the church by participating in the filling boxes.  If you can make it to the packing party that would be great!


Downhome Christmas Parade December 4th

We need some kids to dress up for a nativity scene on our church’s float.


Christina Ware

r | Preschool

The preschool will be having their annual Thanksgiving Feast on Thursday, November 19th @ 10:45a

Heather Burroughs

back to topbacktotop


Wednesday Night Dinner

11/18 Menu:
Breakfast for Dinner: eggs, sausage, biscuits, gravy, etc.

New for this year: Preregister and Walk-up options:
Preregister by Sunday: $6 adults, $4 children
Walk-up: $7 adults, $4.50 children


Operation Christmas Child

There will be a packing party on Saturday, November 14th from 10a to noon in the large fellowship hall/gym. You are invited to come help pack boxes with items that have been donated and/or made by volunteers earlier in the year. If you picked up a box for OCC, be sure to bring it back by Sunday, November 15th. Click HERE for directions on packing a box. For more information contact Trina Clark @ 706-764-6342.


Joe Barger Retirement Party

Sunday, November 15, 2015  – 2:00 to 5:30.
Drop in any time at Worley’s Outback, 46 Winkle Road, Ringgold, GA

Rumor has it that Joe Barger, after 40 years of serving Ringgold as Mayor, is retiring this November. Joe and his family would love to have their church family join in the celebration.

back to topbacktotop


Women of Faith Conference

Atlanta, Philips Arena / January 22 – 23
Premium Seating Tickets are $83 (20 tickets are reserved)
5 rooms are reserved at the Omni Hotel (right beside Philips Arena)
Quad occupancy: $54 per person
To register or for more information please contact Tracy Brown by text or phone at 423-580-8283.

back to topbacktotop


  • John Talley: cancer
  • David Good: cancer
  • Samuel Anderson: surgery week of Nov. 16th
  • PRAISE: Farrell’s successful shoulder surgery
  • Denny Doll: prostate cancer
  • Rachel Creal: pancreatic cancer
  • Robert & Betty Miller
  • Audrey Hale: hospital
  • Earl Marchbanks: cancer
  • Ella McLamb: allergies
  • Randy Carter: surgery
  • Ashley Bray: new job, starting Tuesday
  • Keira Baker: on liver transplant list due to complications from previous liver transplant
  • JoAnn Beavers: cancer

back to topbacktotop