Signal Mountain Presbyterian Has Several Upcoming Events

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

The Men’s Ministry at Signal Mountain Presbyterian Church, 612 James Blvd., will present a ping-pong tournament for men ages 22 and up Saturday, March 15, at 5 p.m. in the Warehouse. You will enjoy fun competition, fellowship and food.The tournament is limited to the first 64 entrants, so please sign up quickly by contacting Christie Wildman – first come, first served. Even if you don’t play ping-pong, please come to watch, heckle, and eat some barbeque. 

LEGACY: A concert of sacred music honoring Dr. William E. and Mrs. Jakie Dudley, celebrating 25 years of ministry, will beSunday, March 16, at 6:30 p.m. in the sanctuary. There will be a dinner in Dudley Hall at 5 p.m. Join the Signal Mountain Presbyterian Church family as we reflect on 25 years of life and ministry and pay tribute to the legacy of faith Senior Pastor Dr. Bill Dudley leaves as he retires this year. The concert will be presented by the Sanctuary Choir, Westminster Singers, and Orchestra and will feature sacred favorites and meaningful anthems in the life of the church. 

Reservations are required for the dinner and must be made by Monday, March 10. The meal is FREE but reservations are still required. Reservations may be made by calling the church at 886-2190 or emailing Mary Jo Levy. The concert is free and childcare is provided. For more information, contact the Music Ministry Department. 

A March Madness Youth Auction will be Wednesday, March 19 at 5:30 p.m., with dinner shortly after. There will be a themed dinner, silent auction, entertainment and a live auction,\. Make reservations for dinner with the church office at 886-2190. 

At the 8:15 and 10:40 worship services Sunday, March 9, the Rev. Margaret Ferguson will preach.


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