10 Days of Prayer
We invite you to start the new year with 10 Days of Prayer, January 11-20, here at McDonald Road. The nightly meetings will begin at 7:00 pm.
Reading through the Bible in 72 Hours
Join us to publicly read through the Bible in one continuous reading around the clock starting on Friday, December 30th at 8 am through January 1st. We encourage you and your family of readers to sign up for a time slot of 30 minutes to an hour on one or more of the days. Feel free to spend time hearing the word read aloud throughout the weekend. Ways to be involved: 1. Be a reader 2. Be a listener (come and go as you desire) 3. Donate bottled water and snacks for those who wish to stay for an extended time hearing the word. This will take place at the Commons. For more information contact Elizabeth Roth at 423-316-5164. Sign ups are available on the Connect FB page and also through the google sheets.
Job Shadowing Program
The Life Calling and Career Services department at Southern Adventist University is creating a job shadowing experience for second-year freshman and sophomore students. Participating students will explore a work environment for half-a-day (four hours). If you are an employer and have interest in participating, please fill out the interest form online and the Life Calling and Career Services staff will reach out to you. For more information, call 423-236-2073.
Collegedale Softball is Back
you are invited to register for the 2023 Season! Register from January 1 to January 14 to receive a $5 discount. Registration closes on February 19, so sign up today! For more information or to register, please visit cdalesoftball.com
CA Academy Day
Collegedale Academy invites all high school aged students to come see what it’s like to be a part of the CA family. This includes rising freshmen and all current 9th -11th graders who will be new to CA. Join us for the day on January 13, 2023 from 9 am – 2:15 pm.
Mission Trips and Tours
Youth Mission Trip to Alaska
June 30-July 9, 2023. All those interested, please click the link below to apply. Both students and chaperones need to apply. There is a $200 fee to apply, which goes toward the trip cost of $2,200.
2023 Great Controversy Tours to Europe
The first will be March 3-16, the second Sept. 8-21. Both tours are similar, and will have as guide, Dr. Gerard Damsteegt, specialist in church history and prophetic interpretation. See Daniel and Revelation come alive! Visit Rome and the Reformation sites in the Waldensian Valleys, Switzerland, Germany, and France. Gain a new vision for how to prepare for Jesus’ coming. A most exciting experience! For more information call 269-815-8624, or email: GCTours@mac.com.
Piano lessons for beginner to intermediate are available. If you are interested, call Carol Harrison at 423-779-7459.
Anyone looking for good exercise playing table tennis? Contact Carl at 951-809-5064.
Family Community Outreach
If you are interested in participating in outreach activities and would like to be part of the email list for future outings, please contact Jennifer Christman at 610-809-9201.
Volunteers Needed for Chattanooga Community Kitchen
McDonald Road Church frequently provides breakfast for the homeless. For details or to get involved, contact Todd Lawson firstname.lastname@example.org or (256)318-6824. Junior age and older are welcome. You can support this outreach by marking your tithe envelope, “Community Kitchen.”
Need for Mentors
Do you enjoy mentoring young people? Do you need help around the house – or just companionship? The Partnering for Eternity (PFE) Scholarship Program has been helping cultivate relationships between mentors and students at SDA schools since 2006, with the goal of creating intergenerational relationships. Mentors receive a one-hour weekly visit from a child, who is accompanied by a parent/guardian. The child receives mentorship from you and a PFE scholarship to help with school tuition. If you are interested in serving as a mentor, please contact the church office.
A former member of McDonald Road Church is looking for caregiving help for her elderly parents, a few hours per day, 2-3 days per week. They would prefer an Adventist caregiver. If you may be able to help, please contact Karen Roach at (541) 591-4618.
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 put your items in the Treasure Chest next to the Welcome Desk. Contact Janice Parker with questions: (423) 236-4142. Thank you!
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.
There will more more to come through the app.
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The Sabbath School live stream—that is a part of our Church service live stream—begins at 10:15 am
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