Melinda Goforth

News from the Wilkesboro Chapel

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Sep 272018
 

Worship begins at 9:00 a.m. each Sunday morning and is followed by Sunday School at 10:00 a.m.

Holy Communion will be celebrated on October 7, 2018.

Our Sunday school class is studying “What is the Bible?” by Rob Bell.

From the Pastor’s Desk

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Sep 272018
 

Dear NWPC Family,

One evening last fall, Kenny and I found ourselves sitting in downtown Wilkesboro in front of a newly built stage as strands of little lights twinkled and crisscrossed overhead. A group called The Krüger Brothers began to play, and I was transported:

“I’ve seen sunsets on the ocean. I’ve seen the desert bloom.

I’ve driven endless highways beneath the prairie moon.

Yet, the picture in my mind I see when I think about it all

Is the color of the leaves in Carolina in the Fall.”

Carolina in the Fall by the Krüger Brothers

As fall comes to the Carolinas, these words play over and over in my mind. Every time I hear them, I am even more thankful for this amazing part of the country in which we live. I understand why you call it, “God’s Country.”

These words also remind me of the passage of time and the change of the seasons. This month, we will celebrate 125 years of the North Wilkesboro Presbyterian Church! It is clearly a time to give thanks to God for the journey of the life of this congregation! Be sure that you participate in all the upcoming events!

With the marking of a major anniversary, we cannot help but to be reminded of the passage of time. Some of you have been part of this church your whole life long; many of you have worshiped here for years; and all of you have wonderful stories to share! In sharing these stories, you realize that you are not the church that you once were, and you are not presently the church that you will become in the future. The church of Jesus Christ changes, as the color of the leaves do. We change because we are alive. We are the body of Christ whose living Spirit dwells deep within us.

This same Spirit has been present with this church for 125 years, and we trust God to lead this church into the next 125 years and beyond. NWPC is clearly in a time of transition, but isn’t the church always? Isn’t life always changing? Isn’t it exciting to watch what God is doing in our midst?!

This month we have so much to celebrate! We have so many reasons to give thanks to God! And along with everything else, we get to experience “the color of the leaves in Carolina in the Fall.”

Blessings,

Susan

125th Anniversary of NWPC

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Sep 272018
 

On Sunday, October 7, we will be celebrating the life and history of NWPC.  There will be a Pot Luck Lunch in the fellowship hall following worship.  Everyone is invited to attend and to bring covered dishes to share.  Dessert will be provided.  Also, during lunch, anyone who has a short story to share about the church, past or present, humorous or not, is invited to do so and is asked to contact Richard Collier at 336-838-2751 or 336-984-7548 so that he will know how many plan to share a story and can coordinate the speakers and their time with the emcee.

History of North Wilkesboro Presbyterian Church

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Sep 272018
 

Witness a “Historical Event”…….that only comes around once every 125 years!  On Wednesday, October 3rd, a program will be presented by Margi Turner and friends about the history and life of NWPC over the last 125 years.  This will be a fun look at historical facts as well as stories about the life and work of our church from 1893-2018.  The program will begin at 6:00 PM (note time change), with the Kirk Night meal served at 5:30 PM.  Make reservations and attend the meal and/or come just for the program in Fellowship Hall.  You will not want to miss this….and you will probably learn something you did not know about our church!!

Attention College Students!

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Sep 272018
 

Attention all College students!

Registration for the 2019 College Conference at Montreat (www.montreat.org/college) begins October 8, 2018. The conference dates are 1/2/19-1/5/19. This years outstanding speakers include: Eboo Patel (named one of America’s best leaders in 2009 and President Obama’s Inaugural Faith Council), Chaplain Carol Dalton (Chaplain of the Swannanoa Valley Correctional Center), Chaplain Shannon Spencer (Founder of the Asheville Poverty Initiative), and Reverend Aisha Brooks-Lytle currently the executive presbyter of Greater Atlanta).

Please contact Melinda Goforth at melinda.goforth@nwpres.org, if you are interested. We will need to plan housing arrangements for those who plan to go.

125th Anniversary Kirk Night Program on October 3rd

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Sep 182018
 

Witness a “Historical Event”…….that only comes around once every 125 years!  On Wednesday, October 3rd, a program will be presented by Margi Turner and friends about the history and life of NWPC over the last 125 years.  This will be a fun look at historical facts as well as stories about the life and work of our church from 1893-2018.  The program will begin at 6:00 PM (note time change), with the Kirk Night meal served at 5:30 PM.  Make reservations and attend the meal and/or come just for the program in Fellowship Hall.  You will not want to miss this….and you will probably learn something you did not know about our church!!

Elderberry News

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Sep 182018
 

Here’s the plans for the next couple of months for the Elderberries!!  Hopefully Florence will be out of here soon and no one has damage!

September 25 – Senior Show and Tell (Vacation Memories) – We will get together at Olive Garden at 11:30 am, for everyone to share a memory or two about a special vacation we enjoyed.  It will be a fun time for all of us to share and fellowship together!

October – We will hopefully be heading to Dave and Phyllis Moulton’s home in Sparta!  Details to come..

Get these on your calendars and let’s have big attendances at both!  You are missed if you’re not there!!! Give me a call or email me if you have questions!

Richard Collier

336-984-7548

brascioli@charter.net

Staging Shelter at NWPC During Hurricane Florence

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Sep 132018
 

Due to the possible threat of bad weather, North Wilkesboro Presbyterian Church will be a temporary staging shelter for individuals and families that become displaced from their home until they can be placed into a Red Cross shelter. We are in need of volunteers to help staff the facility. If you are interested in volunteering please contact Bill Joyner at 336-467-2512.

Christian Education Day Cancelled

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Sep 122018
 

Due to the uncertainty, and potential severity of weather/rain in the Wilkes County area, the Christian Education Day for Sunday, September 16, is being cancelled. There is no makeup day.

Kirk Night

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Aug 282018
 

Kirk Night is set to kick off on Wednesday, September 5, with an Ice Cream Social at 6:30 p.m.  Dinner will not be served that night but a lot of delicious ice cream will be.  Please feel free to bring a special ice cream to share.

Beginning on Wednesday, September 12, come out each week for a delicious meal prepared by Dale Wayne and enjoy great fellowship beginning at 5:30 p.m.  The weekly program along with Kingdom Kids and Youth are at 6:30 p.m.

Reservation cards are located in the pew racks and can be placed in the offering plates each Sunday.  Please make your reservation by Tuesday at noon by calling or emailing the church office so that Dale can prepare adequately.  (336-667-1288 or melinda.goforth@nwpres.org)

 

September Kirk Night

September 5 – Ice Cream Social at 6:30 p.m.

September 12 – Bible Trivia

September 19 –  Jed Cockrell – School  Presentation

September 26 –  Committee Meetings

 

September Kirk Night Greeters and Drink Servers

September 5 –    No Greeter and Drink Server

September 12 – Greeter:  Richard Collier; Drink Server:  Lynn Durchman

September 19 –  Greeter:  Caroline Czerkawski; Drink Server:  Betty Powell

September 26 –  Greeter:  Mike McNeil; Drink Server:  Mamie Collier