It is once again time to prepare our sanctuary for Advent and Christmas. If you would like to purchase a poinsettia please fill out the order form and return to the church office by November 25, 2018.
On Saturday morning, Oct 27, 2018, thirty-six of our neighbors got together at North Wilkesboro Presbyterian Church to talk openly and to listen to one another about our own and Salem Presbytery’s vision for our Inter-racial Justice Ministry and Reconciliation. We sat in uncluttered talking circles, patterned after ancient Native American circles for solving problems. The circles were safe places where each member could speak in turn without fear of judgment, rebuke or retribution. We brought to the conversation our histories, our concerns, and our hopes. We discussed our preconceptions, our misconceptions, our questions, and our love.
Many churches in Salem Presbytery have long histories of racial tensions. All of us are called to “love our neighbors as ourselves.” Salem Presbytery has taken the bold step to affirm and act upon the principle of Black Lives Matter whose spirit of liberation works, “vigorously for freedom and justice for Black people and by extension, all people.” A vote to support this resolution will be taken in our next Presbytery meeting on Tuesday, November 13, 2018.
The Congregational Care Committee will meet on Wednesday, November 7, at 4:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Pastor Susan will meet with us for a conversation on visiting our sick and bereaved members and also those members who are facing terminal illnesses. Please join us for this special opportunity.
Happy November, NWPC Family!
I am humbled by the warm welcome you have given me as I begin my time here as the Interim Director of Children, Youth, and Family. Just as you did nearly five years ago when we first started to attend NWPC, you have shown me so much love and kindness. I am very excited for this opportunity, and to grow with all of you in my faith.
With love and gratitude,