HEADSETS for improved hearing are available in the sound booth at the window side of the sanctuary.

We welcome LINDA WARREN as our guest choir director this morning. Linda was Balmoral’s pianist for several years during our early years. She recently retired after 34 years as Germantown Cumberland’s Choir Director.

FOOD CART items are still needed! The Food Pantry is serving more people than usual, and our donations are greatly appreciated. 

The CLOTHING AND SHOE DRIVE for the Johnson Auxiliary is still in progress. Bring new or gently used (and cleaned) clothing items for the baskets next to the food cart. Contact Beverly Hooker for more information.

SIGN UP for the FOOD SORT at the MID-SOUTH FOOD BANK on Thursday, October 18. Meet in the church parking lot at 5:30pm, and plan to have dinner together after the sort. For more information, contact Scott Dawson.

MEALS on WHEELS is looking for volunteers to be substitutes for Balmoral’s Tuesday crew (9:30 to 11:30am) when someone is sick or out of town. No experience is required, and you would be partnered with one of the regulars. If interested, see Janice Hill, Kay Dawson, or Scott Dawson.

Mark your calendar for the ROUND THE MOUND: 5K HEALTH WALK/RUN on October 27, 2018, where the “Trouble I've Seen” small group is sponsoring a water table at the event. Any runners or walkers from Balmoral & Circle of Faith are welcome to sign up to participate in the 5K at If you do sign up, please join the "Balmoral" Team when you register. For more information, contact Kristen Gurlen.

Save the date for the PINECREST CAMPFIRE and COCKTAILS EVENING, Sunday, October 21, 5 to 8pm with Bailey Bigger and the Steve Berger Band. Music, food, friends, plus a silent auction. Bring folding chairs or buy a custom Pinecrest camp chair at the event. Park at Union University on Hacks Cross Road in Germantown and ride or walk to the nearby outdoor location. Tickets are $50.00 in advance ($60.00 at the door), and proceeds support Pinecrest. For more information, go to the Pinecrest website (

Join us for TRUNK or TREAT on Friday, October 26, 6:30-8:30pm, in the Balmoral parking lot!  Bring the kids or grandkids for a safe Halloween. You may also want to decorate your car’s trunk for Halloween and pass out treats from the trunk! SEED is sponsoring this event and several Scout families are planning to participate. SIGN UP if you will decorate your trunk!

Rev. Carla Meisterman will be on vacation from Monday, October 22, thru Sunday, November 4. Rev. Anne Hagler will be on call during that time and will be filling the pulpit on October 28 and November 4. To reach Anne, call 901-628-2104 or email her at

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