Upcoming Events

SUNDAY SEMINAR. We are using Richard Rohr’s 2019 book, The Universal Christ: How a Forgotten Reality Can Change Everything We See, Hope For, and Believe, to explore the roots of the universal Christ in the rich history of the Christian tradition. Rohr says, “‘I believe in Jesus Christ’ isn’t one belief statement but two. Jesus is God individual and personal; Christ is God everywhere and universal.” Join us for this important and illuminating series in the Fellowship Hall at 9:45 a.m. All are welcome. Childcare provided.
 
RECEPTION for Rev. Gusti Linnea Newquist October 27 following each service. Fellowship Hall.
 
SPC MONTHLY HYMN SING Sunday, October 27 from 4:30-5:30 upstairs in the choir room. We sing the best lyrics and tunes in the hymnal, take requests, and sometimes Terry adds song sheets to the mix for goodies that have escaped our hymnal. There's no need to read music; you just need to breathe and be there. All are welcome; tell your friends. This is open to the community. Any questions, email Terry Tucker, office@shepherdstownpresbyterian.org.
 
MISSION FORUM. Sunday, November 3, 9:45 a.m. Fellowship Hall. Dr. Serge Makolo, Director of the Kasai Christian Medical Institute, a Presbyterian hospital and medical teaching center in the Democratic Republic of Congo will bring us up to date about the health center and other things going on at the hospital, as well as current events in the Congo in general. SPC has contributed over $4,000 in the past several years to this institute for construction of the PAX women’s health center in the city of Kananga. He will be able to take questions in English. For information, contact Bill Rule, via office@shepherdstownpresbyterian.org.
 
YOUTH LEAF RAKING & YARD WORK. Sunday, November 10. Youth outreach is continuing the fall tradition of raking leaves and general yard work for members & friends of SPC. Meet at SPC at noon, finish around 3:30 p.m. Bring a rake and gloves if you can. Let the office know by Nov. 8 if you would like to help or want help with your leaves.
 
PLEDGE DEDICATION SUNDAY is November 10. Please return your pledge form on or before then. If you didn’t receive one in the mail, let the office know office@shepherdstownpresbyterian.org. There are also extra forms in the narthex and Fellowship Hall.
 
ANNUAL PARISH MEETING, Sunday, November 10, 9:45 a.m. Highlights of the past and coming year. Election of elders and deacons. All members are encouraged to attend. Childcare provided.
 
 
Elsewhere…
 
APPLE BUTTER FESTIVAL with arts & crafts at the Shepherdstown Volunteer Fire Department, Saturday, October 26. This is a major fund raising event for the fire department. The community is invited to join in the fun of an old tradition of making apple butter. Volunteers needed on Monday, October 21 with preparing the apples, then on Saturday starting at 5:00 am. additional help needed to fire the kettles and stirring apples all day. Come and join us in your spare time for a worthwhile community cause.