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Smile! NWPC Plans New Pictoral Directory

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Sep 242010

It’s time to update the NWPC directory with the names and faces of all members of our church family! Once again, Cassie Stone is our photographer of choice as she did such beautiful work for us three years ago.

Appointment times will be scheduled for the following dates:

  • Monday, October 11
  • Tuesday, October 12
  • Wednesday, October 13
  • Thursday, October 14
  • Saturday, October 16

Please take a look at your calendars and make plans to sign up to get your photo taken on one of these days! You may sign up before or after Sunday worship or by calling the church office at 667-1288.

Aug 312010

Youth Schedule

September 2010-January 2011

**All Sunday Night Live Programs (SNL) begin at 6:00 PM and include a meal

SNL Programs will conclude at 7:30 PM

Be sure to look for details or changes with this schedule in the Youth Corner Article in your weekly mail-out or on the church website (www.nwpres.org).

Sun.,Sept. 12th                         Lynnwoode Pool Party (6:00-8:00 pm)

 Sun.., Sept. 19th                       SNL

 Sat., Sept. 25th                         Carowinds (Christian Music Day)

 Sun., Sept. 26th                        SNL

 Sat., Oct. 2nd                            Apple Festival Car Parking Project

 Sun., Oct. 3rd                            Sr. High Mission Team Discernment Lunch / SNL

 Sat., Oct. 9th                            Wake Forest Football Game vs Navy

 Sun., Oct. 10th                          SNL                            

 Sun. Oct.17th                            Stewardship Kick-off Meal

 Sun.., Oct. 24th             SNL

Sun., Oct. 31st                          SNL

 Sun., Nov. 7th                           SNL

 Sun., Nov. 14th             SNL

 Sun., Nov.21st                          SNL

 Sun., Nov.28th             Advent Celebration

 Sun., Dec.5th                            SNL

 Sun., Dec. 12th                         Christmas Shopping

 Sun., Dec. 19th                         Christmas Caroling

 Sun., Dec. 26th                         No Program (Merry Christmas)

 Sun., Jan. 2nd                            No Program (New Year)

 Sun., Jan. 9th                            SNL (Sr. High Youth Sunday Planning)

 Sun., Jan. 16th                          SNL (Youth Sunday Rehearsal)

 Sun., Jan. 23rd                          SNL (Youth Sunday Rehearsal)

 Sun., Jan. 30th                          Youth Sunday

Aug 302010

The North Wilkesboro Presbyterian Church sent a delegation of 28 youth and adults to Cosby, TN for a mission project partnering with the Sunset Gap Community Center during the week of June 27th-July 3rd.

Cosby, TN is a small rural community near Newport, TN.  The Sunset Gap Community Center is a Christian-based organization designed to unite people of all faiths and provides programs that contribute to the physical, social, economic and spiritual growth of the people of Cocke and Sevier Counties.  The county lines of these two counties split the Sunset Gap Community Center in half with half the building in Cocke County and the other half in Sevier County.

            The North Wilkesboro Presbyterian Church Mission Team went to the Sunset Gap Community with two goals in mind.  Goal number one was to provide a Vacation Bible School experience for the children of that area.  The second goal was to provide labor for construction projects.

            The Bible School Team led, on average, 20 children through a Bible School experience.  The ages of the children ranged from 2 years old to 13 years old.  The theme of the Bible School was based on the scripture passage Luke 5:10.  The Bible School activities included skits, music, energizers, arts and crafts, Bible Stories, recreation, and snacks.

The mission team also had a group that spent their day building decks.  The team built two decks on two different houses.  One deck at a new construction site and a second deck at an existing home.

The mission team from North Wilkesboro was not the only churches represented at Sunset Gap.  There were also mission teams from Michigan, South Carolina, and Iowa that the North Wilkesboro Group met and worked with.

David Smithey, Interim Director of Christian Education at North Wilkesboro Presbyterian Church commented, “I was so proud of our team with how hard they worked and with the energy with which they served.  It was absolutely impressive.  They represented our church very well”. 

Members of the North Wilkesboro Team included: Kris Carlton, Breanna Cheap, Rebecca Czerkawski, Evan Day, Julianna Franklin, Owen Goetz, Paula Hernandez, Corey Higgins, Meredith Hubbard, Miles Hubbard, Eric Miller, Dave’l Monroe, Rex Reynolds, Parks Smithey, Summer Wingler, Hannah Trawick, Olivia VanBuskirk, Cole Wright, Penny Musson, Cathy Hubbard, Traci Frazier, Gerald Lankford, Drew Czerkawski, Mike Franklin, Sarah Shoemaker, Josh Welborn, Sid Crunk, and David Smithey.

Elderberry Event

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Aug 302010

The Elderberry Ministry

Our Elderberry Ministry is a ministry designed to provide adults who are of the retirement age an opportunity to continue to grow in faith and also to lead our church in wisdom and example.  This group of men and women met last Sunday, September 19th to plan ministry for the fall through December

The first Elderberry event is a service project scheduled for Thursday September 30th from 12:00 pm-3:00 pm.

The event will include a meal plus an opportunity to serve by completing the Hygiene Kits for Haiti that our church and the youth of North Wilkesboro Baptist and North Wilkesboro Methodist began during the week of Vacation Bible School.  The youth, during Bible school week, completed 160 hygiene kits but had around 200 kits stored as incomplete.  Through the Mission and Outreach Committee our church accepted the challenge to participate in this project which was discovered on the PCUSA website. 

The Elderberries first meeting of this fall will be to finish the hygiene kits and prepare them for shipment to Haiti.  Currently we anticipate sending close to 400 Hygiene Kits from the three churches and we need lots of hands to help with these desperately needed kits.

Contact Smitty if you would like to help and mark your calendars for Thursday, September 30th!!!!

Coming Soon! Women’s Fall Retreat

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Aug 302010

“Backyard Gardens and BeyondResponding to God’s Gift of Creation” is the theme of the Presbyterian Women’s 2010 Fall Retreat.  The retreat is scheduled for Saturday, October 16th from 10:00am – 3:00pm.  We will begin our special day with worship in the church sanctuary.  Dr. Ben Trawick is our featured speaker at this year’s event.  Registration will begin soon, so watch for more information in the Sunday bulletins and September newsletter.

All women are invited to join us

for a day of worship, prayer, and reflection

in celebration and thanksgiving for God’s gracious gifts.


Below is a “sneak peek” of the retreat’s art activity that will be a part of our time together.  Everyone will have the opportunity to create personal prayer journals from old cereal boxes and other recyclable materials.  The finished product will be a small “book” of decorated pages each participant can take home to journal on and add more pages as she wishes.

Some examples of journal ready pages:

and one example of a completed page with simple journaling:

Chair Auction is a Huge Success!

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Jan 272010

Carolina Finley with her chair: "All God's Critters Have a Place in the Choir"

A good time was had by all at the Preschool Festival of Chairs! With the help of wonderfully creative artists from the preschool and the congregation, we sold eighteen decorated chairs and raised over $2000 for the purchase of preschool supplies!

PreSchool Chair Project

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Nov 082009

We are doing a silent auction for redesigned preschool chairs.  The mid-high groups is truly a piece of Art


Mission and Outreach Update

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Oct 222009

The Mission & Outreach Committee is pleased to announce we are funding a portion of Phillip Summers’ Habitat mission trip to Thailand in November. The committee approved $1,000 to assist Phillip with the expense of the trip. The balance of his expenses will be covered through Habitat and his personal fund raising efforts. Phillip will share his experience with the congregation upon his return. Please support his mission with your prayers and keep Melissa and Clay in those prayers, as well. Learn more about Phillip’s trip at http://www.habitat.org/jcwp/2009/default.aspx#  

Thank you for your continued support of the food collections for Samaritan’s Kitchen. As of October 13th, we have taken 773 pounds of food to the Kitchen. This food is critical to the pantry operations, which continues to see more people in need every day.

The “Feed My Sheep sugar and flour challenge” continues. During Pastor Trawick’s sermon on October 4th, he placed one bag of sugar and one bag of flour on the platform in the Sanctuary and invited the congregation to add to those two bags in a dramatic fashion. As previously reported, our goal is to provide 1500 two-pound bags of sugar and 1500 two-pound bags of flour to Samaritan’s Kitchen for their Project JOY Christmas boxes. It does seem like a daunting task, but we can do it! You will see flyers in the breezeway and in Sunday School classes that explain how that can happen. On Sunday, October 11th, the piles of sugar and flour had grown considerably from those two bags Pastor set down. The count on October 11th was 287 bags of sugar and 395 bags of flour. Pray that these numbers will continue to rise and pick-up a bag or two whenever you visit the grocery store.

On Sunday, October 25th, NWPC will host the Western Neighborhood of Salem Presbytery for a program of entertainment, education, and fellowship in our Fellowship Hall from 5 to 7 P.M. This will be the third “Singing For Their Supper” event sponsored by the Presbytery and promises to be fun and informative for all. Volunteers are needed to help prepare a simple meal served that evening. If you can help, please contact Dave or Phyllis Moulton at 838-7663.