Upcoming Events

FACEBOOK LIVE ONLINE WORSHIP, 11 a.m. Sundays. Access the service at https://www.facebook.com/groups/spcworks and wait for the “live stream” box (with the triangle arrow pointing to the right) to appear. THE BOX WILL NOT APPEAR BEFORE 10:50 a.m., please wait for it. Information and worship materials at the SPC website under WORSHIP, then Meeting House Live! Link is also in the 3rd paragraph. Facebook account is not required to access this service of worship.
EXPLORING SPIRITUAL PRACTICES (ESP) WILL MEET WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 10:30 am-11:30 am BY ZOOM ONLY. Our theme will be "Breathe: Get Out of Your Mind and Into Your Life." There will be a series of mini-meditations, including one by Jack Kornfield, as well as opportunities to reflect and share. All interested adult members and friends are welcome. Feel free to join us. Contact the office for the zoom link info.
A GATHERING SPACE FOR PRAYER. Friday, November 10, 12 pm via Zoom. We are a community of prayer, centering on the Love and Grace of God. Please be welcomed to this time of offering our prayers for ourselves and others, the community, country and the world. “Where two or more are gathered in my name, I am with you” is our reminder and guide to share this time together. Bring any of your own joys and concerns, but this is not required. Come as you are—fully human and deeply loved. Contact the office for the zoom link info.
MONTHLY HYMN SING, SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 4 PM. Everyone is invited to come and sing for an hour, no experience necessary.
AGING FAITHFULLY TEA AND DISCUSSION. Sunday, November 12, 4 – 6 pm, Classroom 1. Hosted by Diana Patterson, offering connections and contemplations for age 50 and older. Inspired by a book by Alice Fryling.
TRANSGENDER DAY OF REMEMBRANCE: A Community Vigil, Monday, November 13, 3:30pm, McMurran Hall. The event, which is free and open to the public, will provide a space for campus and community member to share stories, remember those who have been lost to violence, and draw awareness of continued violence against trans people. The event will conclude with a call to action and commitment to work to make our university and community safer for everyone, regardless of gender identity or expression. Hosted by the Shepherd University Office for Multicultural Student Affairs. Pastor Gusti will be speaking at this event.
COMMUNITY FORUM: THE ISRAELI-PALESTINIAN CONFLICT: Perspectives & Constructive Dialogue on Recent Events, Thursday, November 16, 7 - 8:30pm; Shepherd University Student Center Storer Ballroom, 2nd Floor, 210 N. King Street. The objectives are to learn how Israelis and Palestinians perceive these current events; to participate in a constructive dialogue; and to consider follow-up engagement. Panelists will discuss their perspectives on the context, underlying issues, causes, and possible effects (medium to long term) of the current Israeli-Hamas war; relate how the respective parties on the ground understand the situation; and consider constructive ways participants can engage on this issue. Seating is Limited to 150, please RSVP by November 14: isc.shepherdstownrotary.org/forum SPC is a co-sponsor of this event.
MASTERWORKS CHORALE presents “The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace” on Veteran’s Day, Saturday, November 11, 7:30 p.m., in the Frank Center at Shepherd. It is a powerful and compelling account of the descent into, and terrible consequences of, war. The piece was commissioned by the UK’s Royal Armouries Museum and is dedicated to victims of the Kosovo crisis. Using both sacred and secular texts, it includes a 15th century French folk song, the Christian mass, and the Islamic call to prayer. Nine members of SPC’s choir are in the performance, and we think it will be quite moving, particularly now.

JAZZ AT HAPPY RETREAT will be hosting the Robert Sykes Jazz Trio Nov 12 and Dec 17. For more information and/or tickets please visit https://www.happyretreat.org/event/robert-sykes-jazz-trio-2023/