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Last Summer Book Club

Posted on Aug 20, 2014 in Fresh News

This Sunday, August 24, we will meet at 9am to talk about Walter Brueggemann’s book Sabbath as Resistance: Saying No to the Culture of Now. – Bring some breakfast goodies to share. And let Helms know if you are planning to come.

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Guest Preachers

Posted on Aug 19, 2014 in Fresh News

For the past two Sundays we’ve had the privilege of hosting two guest preachers while our pastors were away. Thank you to Carol Hassell and Courtney Jones Willis for being here.

Carol preached on August 10
Carol Hassell is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church USA. She is married to Bill and has 3 sons, two soon to be daughters-in-law and a 5 month old granddaughter. Currently Carol is the chaplain at Sharon Towers and is a spiritual director. She attended Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary and was trained and educated for spiritual direction at the Charlotte Spirituality Center. She leads retreats and loves teaching.  

Courtney preached on August 17
Rev. Courtney Jones Willis graduated from Elon University and Princeton Theological Seminary.  Upon ordination she served in churches in Knoxville, Tennesee and Winston-Salem, North Carolina before working for Passport, Inc. for several years. Courtney lives in Greensboro, NC with her husband Stephen and their five year old son, Berkley. 

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Garden theme for this Sunday

Posted on Aug 8, 2014 in Fresh News

Hello fellow gardeners and flower lovers,
This week in worship, the Signs and Wonders theme is centered around “Garden”. Our guest preacher is Carol Hassel, Spiritual Director and Chaplain.

I was hoping you might contribute to worship this week by bringing some things from your garden to place on the communion Table. Anything from the garden is appropriate: garden tools, veggies, flowers, fruit, etc. Just place the items nicely, in a way that people can see and enjoy, on the communion table before the service. Items should be placed around the candle, in the front-center area of the table.

After the service, if you’d like to offer your items to share, please make that announcement during the service so that people will know.


- Helms Jarrell

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Summer of Service

Posted on Aug 7, 2014 in Fresh News

Summertime is coming to an end soon and we are wrapping up our Summer of Service.

The Family Tree wants to extend a BIG THANK YOU to Young at Heart and other SPCC members for donating supplies to Freedom School. Some of you were able to read to our scholars and join in the morning celebration of Harambee. We hope you enjoyed your time!

The youth had a good time eating lunch with Young at Heart on Tuesday. They took scissors and scrapbook paper, glue and stickers, to create cards for homebound members in our church. Each homebound member received a packet of cards that hopefully brought a smile to their face.

We’ve spent time in the garden, writing letters to those in prison, and helping out with the Soul Kitchen. The summer may be ending with fall taking its place but we hope the service doesn’t stop. Let’s continue to minister to our community and carry out the vision and mission of the Church.

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Young at Heart Luncheon

Posted on Aug 4, 2014 in Fresh News

Tomorrow, August 5, our youth and children will be joining Young at Heart for lunch. They will then make cards to send to all of our homebound members. We are excited for the young and old to come together.

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