News & Events
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Keep checking back for updates on church events for members of all ages and interests, from music and the dramatic arts to community service and special worship services.
Good Friday Service of Prayer • April 18 • Noon • Chapel
This service is held in Crouch Chapel and is thirty-minutes in duration. It is a time to remember Christ’s crucifixion and to offer prayers for the world.
Easter Prayer Vigil
Beginning on Good Friday, April 18, at 3:00 p.m. and continuing through sunrise on Easter Sunday morning, our church family will have a prayer vigil. There is a sheet in the Atrium for people to sign up to pray during a 30-minute block. You may also click here to sign up online. Prayer guides will be available for those who participate. Those who pray will choose a place that is sacred to them in their homes, in nature, or any place free from distractions where they can faithfully pray. If you have any questions, please contact Tommy Bratton at 828.252.4781.
CenterPeace for Adults • Wednesdays, April 23-May 28 • 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
• Pastor’s Bible Study: What Did Jesus Believe? • Chapel
Guy will help us explore Jesus’ own faith, as we discern it in the Gospels. We’ll take a look at what Jesus believed about God, the Scriptures, the Kingdom of God, how to teach, the future, and the purpose of life.
• The Gift of Encouragement • MB304 • Led by Tommy Bratton
To be discouraged means to lose heart. To encourage is to seek to restore the heart. This study will look at four common areas in which we may become discouraged: our self, our work, our relationships, and our spiritual lives. Through exploration of scriptures, spiritual practices, and wisdom from the Christian tradition, we will seek to help reorient and center ourselves in the grace of God, seeking to enlarge our view to experience courage and to offer courage to others.
• Embracing an Adult Faith • MB303 • Led by Katie Stewart
These sessions will seek to revisit some of Christianity’s most fundamental questions that adults struggle with as faith matures: Who is God? What does salvation mean? What place does Jesus hold in contemporary Christian faith? Using a resource by Marcus Borg, this small group will search for honest and authentic responses to these questions.
• He Said What? - A Sermon Discussion Group • MB302 • Led by Bill Brock
Join us to talk about the scripture, the themes, and the challenges of the previous week’s sermon. Worship on Sunday should transform us into the image of Jesus in our daily lives. In this group of trusted friends, we will ask, “How am I going to live out God’s Word to me through the sermon this week and allow its truth to work its way into my life on an entirely different level?” When we know that we will be talking about how to apply the sermon each week, we may not only listen differently, but may also develop a habit of trying to live it out more intentionally.
First Moms’ Dinner & Book Discussion • Tuesday, April 29 • 6:00 p.m. • Conf. Dining Rm.
Join moms of all ages and stages for a night of fun and fellowship as we discuss Sparkly Green Earrings by Melanie Shankle. Dinner and childcare provided. RSVP to Bree Welmaker.
Senior Adult Sunday • Sunday, May 4 • Noon • Dining Room • $5 per person
Enjoy a luncheon celebrating our 50- and 75-year members following worship on this special day. Please contact Leah Brown or Greg Feightner at 252-4781 by Friday, April 27, to purchase your ticket(s).
Trail Marks Spring Breakfast: Practical Wisdom for Families
Sunday, May 18 • 9:30 a.m. • Dining Room
Parents of children and youth are invited to our TrailMarks breakfast to deepen our fellowship with one another and to share stories from our often chaotic, yet deeply meaningful, family life. We hope to laugh together, grow closer as a “family of families,” and be encouraged as we take a similar journey of raising our children and youth.
Book Discussion: The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
Sunday, May 18 • 6:00 p.m. • MB423
Heart-breaking, beautiful, funny. This book is all of that and so much more. It’s the story of Hazel Grace and Augustus, two teens who meet at a Cancer Kids Support Group. Their lives, though profoundly affected by their respective cancer battles, take unlikely and beautiful turns. Their relationship changes and redefines life as they know it. Read it and join us for our final discussion before we break for Summer. Books are available in the Media Center for $8.00.