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Connect3 Wednesdays


Wednesdays at Third:  Weekly September 17- November 19

A place for community.  A place to learn and linger. This fall, join us for simple suppers, conversation, and streamlined offerings for adults and children.

DINNER DETAILS 5:45-6:45 pm

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Adults $6      Kid’s Meal $3      Kids 2 and under free      $25 family maximum

September 17 Menu 

Baked chicken with herbs, orzo with spinach and glazed carrots, fresh side salad and rolls, orange squares

kids meal:  same as adults

This fall, dinner will start a little later - at 5:45 p.m. -  and be extended until 6:45 in our Fellowship Hall.
NEW THIS YEAR: Reservations are REQUIRED each Monday by noon.  When you arrive and check-in on Wednesday, you’ll be given a ticket to exchange for your meal. If you decide to drop in at the last minute, you will be so very welcome, but know that the kitchen crew will only prepare a few extra servings beyond reservations received.  

Back with us is our popular Chef Alfreda Beach and several Third guest cooks.  They know just how to please our children’s taste buds, but keep the adults asking for more! Parents, when all the kids leave at 6:15 for their activities, you can enjoy 30 more minutes of leisurely eating and conversation before adult classes start at 6:45.


Infants - Twos:  Gentle care in a godly atmosphere overseen by Hala Hishan and Cheryl Richardson,
Room 109

Threes - Young 4s: Bible stories, music and crafts with teacher Ali Byers, Room 103

Fours-Kindergarten: Preschool Music and More:  Must be age 4 by 9/30/14.  Children will enjoy learning about The Lord and praising Him.   Special songs, storytelling, activities and games will thoroughly engage your little ones.  Led by Denise Woodson with Susan Drumwright, Room 227

1st - 4th Grade:   Kids’ Jam is designed to teach basic Biblical knowledge and expose kids to missions while giving them time to form special friendships.  In an energetic, VBS-type format, they will learn the Books of the Bible, 10 commandments and scripture songs, as well as hear missionary stories from around the world. Kids will receive CDs and a passport as they learn to reach out locally and internationally.  GUARANTEED FUN WITH A PURPOSE!

6:15-6:45    Biblical teaching  & Snack Pack Missions   Room 201

6:45-7:15     Rotation Options:  1st-4th Grade Choir:  Our Spirit Singers take musical worship to the next level!  Children will sing to the Lord, learning contemporary and traditional pieces to share with Third’s congregations through the year, especially during holidays.  Choir Director:  Heather Massey with Jimey Ames, Room 201

Children may remain with Kids' Jam leaders to participate in activities connected with the culture highlighted during Snack Pack Missions.  Various locations in the building

Parents, please note that childcare will extend until 7:45 pm for those taking classes in Room 109.

5th-6th grades:   After eating together, our 5th and 6th graders get their own mid-week encouragement for their Christian walk in a high energy setting! Relationship-building, worship-oriented workshops, and service projects to be incorporated.  Led by Rev. Rick Hutton and his team, Basement

7th-12th Graders: Band Labs: Targeted for teens, this class will focus on our youth’s preparations to use their musical gifts in worship services and other settings. Vocals and instrumentals led by Kim Taulbee and team, Choir Room (211)

ADULTS, 6:45  

Food for Thought, 6:45-7:15:  Right after the dinner hour in the Fellowship Hall, dynamic folks are being lined up to share their hearts and passions, providing spiritual encouragement.  Get ready to laugh, to ponder, and to respond.     

  • September 17: Rev. Corey Widmer
  • September 24: Stephen Jenkins

A Guided Tour of the Bible, 6:45-7:45 p.m.:  Led by Rev. Ed Satterfield


This class is designed to help you understand and be impacted by the origin and history of God’s dealing with His people.  Our study will be broken down in 2 brief segments.  You can join the Tour at any time.  Email Sterling Lloyd to register so we can prepare your materials. Class meets in Room 217

September 17- October 15   Genesis - Deuteronomy

October 29 – November 19   Joshua - Esther

More on A Guided Tour of the Bible

Refresh, 6:45-7:45 p.m.:   Join young working women and/or young mothers for Bible study and for getting to know others in the same stage of life, concentrating on one book of the Bible.  No/low homework, lots of laughter and tears as life is shared. Kitchen at 500 Forest Avenue Administrative Building

Ladies’ Bible Study, 6:45-7:45 p.m.:  Ladies will be encouraged by Beth Moore’s Children of the Day
(1 and 2 Thessalonians) study led by Audrey Campbell, who is a favorite Bible teacher at Third. Room 215

Service Opportunities

Christian Arabic Church (CAC) Tutoring:  Join this missional team to provide academic help and boost the confidence of CAC students. Led by Andi Redmond, Student Ministry Center

English As a Second Language (E.S.L.) Tutoring:  Assist Don Smith, who tutors adults for whom English is a second language, Room 101

Kingdom Knitters:  Enjoy good conversation while working on projects donated to worthy causes locally and around the world. New knitters are welcome!  Led by Peggy Harvey, Parlor

Musical Offerings

Alleluia Ensemble, 6:15-7:10 pm:  If you enjoy singing great harmonies with an experienced group, please contact John White.  Sanctuary

Handbell Choir, 7:15-8:00 pm:  Open to players of all skill levels.  Directed by John White. Choir Room (211).

Later Event: September 17
Kingdom Knitters