Annual Church Picnic – August 20

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Jul 302017
 
Annual Church Picnic

The annual church picnic will be Sunday, August 20, at 5:00 pm at Doughton Park located on the Blue Ridge Parkway.  Bring your lawn chairs and a covered dish to share and enjoy an afternoon of fun and fellowship.

 

 

 

Directions to Doughton Park From Just Save Grocery in North Wilkesboro:

¨ Head north on Hwy 18 for 18 miles

¨ Go under bridge and turn right on Blue Ridge Parkway

¨ Go 1/10 mile to stop sign and turn left on Parkway North

¨ Go 7 miles and turn right into picnic area

¨ Go 1/10 mile and turn right

¨ Go 1 mile to loop

Follow signs along the way that will be posted starting at the parkway.

 Posted by at 7:30 pm

Wilkesboro Chapel News – August

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Jul 302017
 
News from the Wilkesboro Chapel

Worship begins at 9:00 am each Sunday morning and is followed by Sunday School at 10:00 am.  Holy Communion will be celebrated on August 6.

During Sunday School, the class will be studying “Neglected Voices” by John Indermark.

 

 Posted by at 7:27 pm

From the Pastor’s Desk – August

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Jul 302017
 

From the Pastor’s Desk

This month, on August 21st, there will be a total solar eclipse. The Washington Post states, “A total solar eclipse occurs when the moon aligns between the Earth and the sun. The shadow directly under the moon, called the umbra, is a total eclipse. The moon will also have a penumbra, which is a lighter shadow around the umbra. This is viewed as a partial eclipse. The path of the moon’s umbra as it moves across Earth is called the path of totality.” https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/national/eclipse/?utm_term=.d46f369e106c

When you look at a map, the path of totality creates one long ribbon draped all the way from Oregon to South Carolina, one unbroken path across this beautiful land. I imagine on August 21st, many of us in this country will be standing shoulder to shoulder and looking up to the sky —-only if wearing special glasses so that our Retinas won’t be permanently damaged!— but united together in witnessing the wonders of creation.

Perhaps, that day will be a day that for a few minutes, we will be focused on something beyond ourselves and can realize that we are one and that we all call this magnificent planet home. At the big events planned in the path of totality, I expect to see at least one John 3:16 Poster held up, and I am actually looking forward to the reminder for our entire country that “God so loved the world.”—–All of us together.

Enjoy the eclipse!

Susan

 Posted by at 7:24 pm

Montreat Women’s Conference, August 11-13

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Jul 112017
 

Women’s Connection 2017 at Montreat, August 11 – 13, is a holy time for women to honor who God has created them to be.  This year’s conference, featuring Rachel Held Evans, will encourage participants to find grace and renewal through reflection, rest, and community. Conference activities will include worship, fellowship, recreation, rest, and workshops.

The cost is $182.00 or $332.50 which includes lodging and meals at Assembly Inn.  This fee covers the cost of “An Evening with Rachel Held Evans,” on Saturday, August 12.  You may also purchase a ticket to only the evening event for $50.00.

For additional information or to register online, click here or contact Marty Franklin.

 Posted by at 6:53 pm

Blood Drive @NWPC – August 8

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Jul 072017
 

 

Our Mission and Outreach Committee is sponsoring a Red Cross Blood Drive at North Wilkesboro Presbyterian Church on August 8, 2017, from 3:00-7:30 pm. The need for blood is critical and we hope for a large turnout of donors.

Although an appointment is not required, it would be helpful for planning purposes to know how many of our members are planning to participate. Please contact Ellen Lipscomb to make an appointment or to let her know that you plan to be a donor.

Thank you!

 Posted by at 5:21 am

Hometown Mission Week July 16-21! Sign Up Now!

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Jul 042017
 

Join us for a church-wide week of service in Wilkes!

July 16 – 21

❤️❤️❤️

In Service to Our Neighbors

The week will be spent serving our neighbors right here in Wilkes County.  Mission service projects for the week include:  cutting and stacking wood at His Light Ministries, projects at Phases Recovery, tending the Community/Mission Garden, visiting those who are home-bound, and more!  Service opportunities are available for all ages and abilities.

Sign Up Today

Sign up sheets are available at the entrance to the Fellowship Hall.  Service shifts are available for mornings, afternoons, and evenings.

Questions? 

Contact John Elledge, Bill Joyner, David Smithey or the church office.

All are needed and all are welcome!

 Posted by at 6:18 am

A Message from Pastor Susan

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Jun 302017
 

Dear NWPC Members and Friends,

What a joy it is to be serving as your Transitional Pastor! What a warm welcome we have received in the church and in the community. Your Transitional Team worked so hard to get us here all the way from Phoenix, AZ. I am thankful to know that the deep kindness of Southern Hospitality is alive and well at North Wilkesboro Presbyterian. We have felt embraced as part of your church family. Thank you!

This Time of Transition is an exciting time to be the church together. During this time, we will explore and celebrate where you have been. We will take a wide-open look at where you are now, and we will listen for the voice of the Holy Spirit as you are being led into a future where God is calling you to go.

On July 1, the Elders of this church have committed to begin 40 days of prayer for the church. I invite you, as you are able, to make an intentional commitment to pray daily for this church and to listen attentively for God’s holy guidance. The work of transition is going to take all of us together, and it begins with prayer.

The prophet Jeremiah writes, “For surely I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans for your welfare and not for harm, to give you a future with hope. Then when you call upon me and come and pray to me, I will hear you.  When you search for me, you will find me; if you seek me with all your heart, I will let you find me, says the Lord,” (Jeremiah 29:11-14a)

Let us enter together into this sacred time of seeking,

Susan

 Posted by at 5:00 am

Wilkesboro Chapel – July News

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Jun 292017
 
News from the Wilkesboro Chapel

Worship begins at 9:00 am each Sunday morning and is followed by Sunday School at 10:00 am. Holy Communion will be celebrated on July 9.

During Sunday School, the class will be studying “Neglected Voices” by John Indermark.

 Posted by at 5:00 am

Montreat Women’s Connection 2017 – Registration Open!

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Jun 282017
 

Women’s Connection 2017, August 11 – 13, is a holy time for women to honor who God has created them to be. This year’s conference, featuring Rachel Held Evans, will encourage participants to find grace and renewal through reflection, rest, and community. Conference activities will include worship, fellowship, recreation, rest, and workshops. The cost is $182.00 or $332.50 which includes lodging and meals at Assembly Inn. This fee covers the cost of “An Evening with Rachel Held Evans,” on Saturday, August 12. You may also purchase a ticket to only the evening event for $50.00.

 

Anyone who would like additional information or to register may go online to www.montreat.org or contact Marty Franklin. 

 Posted by at 5:35 am

Massanetta Springs Middle School Conference Parent Mtg – June 28

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Jun 212017
 

Massanetta Springs Middle School Conference Parent Meeting

All parents of youth attending the Massanetta Springs Middle School Conference are strongly encouraged to attend this very important informational meeting on Wednesday, June 28, at 5:30 pm. During the meeting there will important information communicated about the trip and necessary documentation will be finalized.

 Posted by at 5:00 am