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SPC PRAYER PORTICO

Please note - There will be no Prayer Portico on Wednesday, September 2.

The Prayer Portico is a way to give people a chance to interact with the church space, each Wednesday and Sunday evening from 6 to 8pm. The Prayer Portico is a chance to come to the church property and give yourself some time for prayer, meditation, and reflection. Candle-lit prayer stations will be set up along the portico on the right side of the building -- entering from the front. There will be four stations, properly distanced where you can, if you wish, light a candle, say a prayer and have some time to meditate and reflect. No appointment is necessary, it is first come, first served. All are welcomed. Please follow mask and social distancing guidelines.

PCUSA YARD SIGNS in support of Black lives.

PCUSA YARD SIGNS in support of Black lives. Show your support for Black lives and the anti racism commitment of our church and denomination. Price per sign around $11. Place your order by 4 pm Thursday, August 27 at ethel@shepherdstownpresbyterian.org. Click on "Read More" to see the image.

Online worship services to continue while building remains closed through November

At its August 13 meeting, Session made the decision to keep the building closed and continue Sunday worship and small group gatherings on-line at least through the end of November. Given the nature of the virus, our congregation’s demographics, burdensome protocols and logistics, and input from various groups/committees within the church, Session felt this was the wisest course of action. Therefore, we will continue working to enhance and/or expand ways to help the congregation stay connected and cared for beyond the walls of the building.

Racism, Justice and Faith

RACISM, JUSTICE AND FAITH: In the ongoing congregational conversation about racism, justice and faith brought to you by the Adult Education and Formation and the Social Justice committees Read the recent interview of Equal Justice Initiative founder Bryan Stevenson as he talks about the importance of understand history and “truth telling” in healing America. Click on this link Bryan Stevenson on how America can heal.

Update from the Session: Our Path Forward

The following is a letter from Session to SPC Members and Friends regarding our path forward during this pandemic. A printer friendly version is also attached.

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May 26, 2020


Dear SPC Members and Friends,

As our state and country begin to reopen, the Session is continuing to discern the best path forward for SPC. As our collective ministry becomes even more essential, the time  calls for us to be clear about the challenge we face.

Earth Day Resources Flyer

Click on the image below to view the complete flyer and links.

A Pastoral Letter in Response to the Novel Coronavirus

Dear SPC Community,

“In life and death we belong to God.”

Here at SPC we proclaim this good news every Sunday in worship. Now, in the midst of a global pandemic, we are asked to proclaim it every day in a new way.

Dedication of PAX Women's Center in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

"Today was the opening ceremony for the PAX Women’s Center. It was a long time coming, but it was a complex project". Contributions from SPC, including more than $4,000 raised through the 2019 "Alternative Christmas Gift" program, helped to make this possible.

Update on Faith and Fossil Fuel Divestment Discussion

On Sunday, February 9, the SPC Earth Care team sponsored an informative discussion regarding the PCUSA and fossil fuel divestment with guest speaker Bill McKibben (who participated online).  Approximately 45 people were present at SPC while additional participants joined from the Shenandoah Presbytery and other locations via video conference. Bill McKibben described the urgent challenge of confronting climate change and the importance for organizations to divest from fossil fuels. 

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