Special Up Coming Events
Family Fellowship Pot Luck Lunch: Sunday, April 14, 11:30 am. Welcome back, Jeff!! Everyone mark your calendars and come for another fun fellowship lunch as we give our Pastor Jeff a big “Welcome Home!” Bring a family-sized dish to share: main dish, vegetable, salad, dessert. Sign up on the bulletin board.
April 19, 7:30pm - Good Friday Service of Tenebraé
“What Wondrous Love!” As we approach the celebration of Easter, we will gather on Good Friday, April 19, at 7:30 p.m. for our annual Service of Tenebrae. The word "tenebrae" comes from the Latin meaning "darkness." This beautiful service makes use of gradually diminishing light through the extinguishing of candles, scripture readings, and the singing of hymns and anthems to mark the events of Jesus’ trial, passion, and burial. The service concludes with the singing of the spiritual “Were You There?” before we depart in silence to await the coming Resurrection
RETREAT WEEKEND AT ST. FRANCIS SPRINGS
The Way of the Pilgrim: Course and Retreat
May 17-19, 2019
St. Francis Springs Prayer Center, Stoneville, NC
This Pilgrimage course is open to everyone and promises to be a wonderful weekend with the founder and director of The Pilgrimage program, Dr. Paul Lang, of First Presbyterian Church, Fargo, North Dakota.
We have had two courses and one retreat led by Paul and look forward to having him with us, again, to lead this course. Paul will use his recently published book The Pilgrim’s Compass: Finding and Following the God We Seek as the focus of our time together. Course sessions will include both time for learning and time for contemplation, walks, and rest. Throughout the weekend, there will also be time for fellowship and time to spend in individual reflection amid the beauty of St Francis Springs Prayer Center. The retreat will begin with supper on Friday, May 17 and conclude with lunch on Sunday, May 19. Attendees are asked to read the book prior to the retreat. It can be ordered from Barnes and Noble or Amazon.
Cost: $180 per person for double occupancy (couple or sharing a room with someone) $240 for single occupancy. This amount includes 2 nights in an ensuite room (in either the lodge or a cottage) as well as all meals.
Registration is open each Sunday morning through April 28. More information may be obtained at the registration table in the Gathering Space. Please will join us!