Community Announcements

Piano lessons for beginner to intermediate are available. If you are interested, call Carol Harrison at 423-779-7459.

Pastor Geoff will be away (with Pathfinders, multiple CA events, and conferences) some Sabbaths, September through October. He will still be
available through phone (304) 834-2131 and email

Gaither Music Celebration: On Sabbath, Oct 15, McDonald Road Church will have a Special Vespers celebrating the music of Bill and Gloria Gaither. It will be a mix of congregational singing and special numbers from our church family. If you have a song by either Bill or Gloria Gaither that you or your family would like to perform, contact Bill Richards at The best-known works will likely be taken sooner than later, so promptness will likely ensure your song is still available.

DivorceCare, a program offering hope and healing, will run Friday evenings September 9 through December 2, 5:00-7:30 pm, in the Focus Room at Collegedale Church. For more information, text Ana Ferriera (941) 726-4475.

Samaritan Center Pantry Needs: Juice, Mayo, Cream of Celery Soup, Salad Dressing, Ramen, Fruit, Jelly, Baked Beans (not vegetarian), Mashed
Potatoes, Pasta/Rice Dinners. Please bring your items to the church office, or put them in the Treasure Chest (by the Welcome Table in the Gym). Contact Janice Parker with questions: (423) 236-4142. Thank you!

Women’s Ministries Day Retreat: Sabbath, October 29, 10:00 am-4:30 pm, at Occasions on the Square, Rogersville, TN. Laura Snyman, SDA Social Worker, will present “Joy in Jesus” – how a joyful attitude can change how we exist, function, and navigate life’s issues. Come learn how to have joy more abundantly! Retreat includes lunch, $15 per person. Register here.

Health Seminar: You are invited to STRONG IMMUNITY AND THE POWER OF FITNESS where you will learn about inflammation and the Immune System, Strength Training, Cardio and Weight Loss, and Vaccinations and the Immune System at the Ooltewah SDA Church, Sept 28-Oct 1 at 7pm. Come at 6:30 pm Thursday, Friday, Saturday for a light meal. Take home gifts that will help you in your health/fitness journey. Contact Ann with questions: (518) 879-2321.

Nursing Lecture: Florence Oliver Anderson nursing lecture, Tuesday, October 25, 2022 from 8:30am-12:00pm in the Iles P.E. Center. “Surviving Survival: A Journey Back to Physical, Mental, and Spiritual Wellness” by guest speaker Michelle Glenn, shark attack survivor. To register call (423) 236-2155.

What do Hay, Banjos, and Soup have in common? A barn party! The social committee is hosting its annual barn party November 5th beginning at 6:30 pm at the Farrow barn. Mark your calendars and join us for a great time of music, food, and fellowship. More info to follow in the coming weeks.

Firewood, Pumpkins, and Mums, Oh My! Do you have more firewood than you can use? The social committee would like to have a bonfire at our next barn party and is in need of firewood. We are also looking for people who can loan or donate pumpkins and mums to add some fall ambiance to the setting. If you can help, please emailMcDonaldRoadSocial@gmail.comor call 615.624.4360.

Vespers Calendar: Take a look at the McDonald Road Church vespers schedule for the rest of the year at

Bible App: We are excited to announce that we have a profile on the YouVersion Bible app. If you are connected with our church please set it as your church in the app here. There will more more to come through the app.

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