Session Update:

Transition News:

  • Our transition team consists of two elders: Nelson Clark and Lydia Taylor, a staff member: Anna Bush, and two at-large congregation members: Laura East and Mike Branch. This team will focus on finding an interim pastor. Once this person is in place, the congregation will form a Pastor Search Committee to look for a permanent pastor. The team is working on the form needed to start the search and will start interviews this month.
  • We will continue to pay Griff Gatewood his full salary plus benefits through October as agreed upon in his severance package, in addition to paying for our guest ministers. 

Sunday, July 3

  • Rev. Bill Rountree will be our guest speaker.
  • Communion will be served.
  • Baptism of Nova Iris Tate, daughter of Jesse and Mariah Branch Tate, and granddaughter of Mike and Kim Branch. (Pictured on left.)
  • Pennies for Hunger collected.
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Pennies For Hunger: July 3

The first Sunday of the month we pass around yellow buckets for our Pennies for Hunger offering. You can also give to this fund through the Realm app. Just go to the giving tab and select the fund "HUNGER"

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Happening this Week:

Sun., June 5: Beacons (MS-HS) Due to the July 4th holiday, we will not be meeting for our weekly Bible study and fellowship time together this Sunday afternoon.

Wed., June 8, 5-7pm: We will be having Faith Friends and Godly Play (with both groups of our children ages 3 yrs - 5th grade) this Wednesday afternoon in the Scout Hut from 5-7pm. 

This Month:

Mon., July 4- Office Closed

Sun., July 10

  • Ken Crews will be our guest minister

Sat., July 16: Sandwich Saturday (10-11:30am)

Sun., July 17

  • Dr. David Docusen will be our guest minister
  • See article below.

Thurs., July21- Sat., July 23: Beacons' Yard Sale

  • See below for specifics

Sun., July 24

  • Alex Hudson will be our guest minister

Sun., July 31

  • Alex Hudson will be our guest minister
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Helping Hands Foundation Weekly Community Outreach

Would you like to join some of us to help with organizing food kits for those families most in need in our local community? If so, please plan to join Helping Hands Foundation at the old Jones School behind their auditorium building Thursday, July 7 around noon to unload and make up the food boxes and/or on this coming Friday, July 8 around 3:00 pm for food box distribution to the families. These events happen weekly. Please contact Loida for more information or if you would like to help out on Thursday or Friday of this week.

Sandwich Saturday: July 16

We will have our second Sandwich Saturday on July 16. Come help assemble 75 lunches for those in need. Volunteer sign-up sheet is in the foyer.

We are still in need of peanut butter and grape jam. Monetary donations also needed. Mark envelope/check "Sandwich Saturday." See Joy Barlow or Beth Pequeno for details.

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Dr. David Docusen: July 17

David Docusen will join us as guest pastor on July 17. Over the past 20 years he planted two churches in Charlotte, wrote an Amazon best selling book, Neighborliness, and was a guest on Good Morning America on May 20. 

Here is the rebroadcast:  GMA Appearance

Find additional information at: and

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Beacons Yard Sale: July 21-23

The Beacons will be hosting a yard sale in the church fellowship hall all day (8am-5pm) Friday, July 22 and Saturday, July 23 (8am-noon), with a sneak peek preview sale for our congregation on Thursday, July 21st (9am-4pm).

This is to raise money for Montreat and Massanetta summer camps, and other youth activities. We need your gently used items! Bring your donations by the church on any Sunday, or when the church is open and leave items in the Fellowship Hall. We also need hangers (preferably not wire/dry cleaner ones), clothing racks, and packing-size boxes. Contact Loida, Sandy Bowers, or Beth Pequeno for more details.


VBS: August 7-11

Mark your calendars for our annual Vacation Bible School this summer. Each session will be in the evenings with a time to be determined.

Volunteers Needed!

We need a lot of volunteers to make VBS a success! Let Loida know how you can help.

Register to Attend VBS
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First Steps is Hiring

Several positions are available for next year. Click on the button below for details and link to the applications. Contact Nicole Harrison for more information: or 

(919) 259-3061.

First Steps Employment

Snack Donations Needed

Please consider picking up some snack foods (sweet or salty) and/or drinks for our Faith Friends and Beacons. Monetary donations would also be appreciated. Items can be left in the foyer outside the sanctuary. See Loida for details.

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Support Our Area Charities 

Baskets are located in the Foyer outside the sanctuary for:

Yokefellow: Canned fruit and cereal

Shepherd's House: Deodorant (male/female)


Worship Volunteers Needed:

There are lots of ways to get involved during Sunday morning worship. We need scripture readers, flowers for the sanctuary, greeters, nursery helpers and Little Church helpers. There are sign-up sheets in the foyer, click a button below, or reach out to Anna at

Flower Arrangement Sign-up
Scripture Reader Sign-up

Adult Sunday School Offerings:

Odds and Ends: (50+ years old) : this is our longest established class and it meets every Sunday at 10am in the classroom located at the end of the long hallway upstairs.

Adult Sunday School: Sundays at 10am in the Ladies Parlor. This class is open to all adults and uses The Bible Project that pairs a video with passages to read and discussion questions to walk through as a group. Each lesson stands alone, so come when you are able. Led by David Rives.


Prayer List

Please keep the following people in your prayers:

Ron Atkins, Vickie Riekehof, Becky Lyons, Mike Shumaker, Mark Johnson, Mary Higgs, Terri Keck, Pam Church, Rebecca Venable, the family of Alfred King, the family of Vivian Parker, Laura Brown.

The sympathy of the congregation is extended to the family of Gary and Sandy Bowers on the death of Gary's father Duane B. Bowers.

The sympathy of the congregation is extended to the family of Mike Shumaker who cleaned our church for many years. Spencer's Funeral Home will be serving the family. 


July Birthdays

7/5   Valerie Parker

7/7   Amanda Isaacs

7/8   Cole Younger & Lucas Fowler 7/10 Philip Daniels

7/11 Lisa Petri

7/12 Nicole Harrison

7/15 Pete Pequeno & Loida Slate 7/18 Catherine Rives

7/19 Sara Pequeno

7/21 Rob Roach, Taylor Brooke King

7/26 Delane Heath & David Whitfield 7/30 Derek Higgs & Will Banfield 7/31 Anna Peterson

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July Anniversaries

7/10    Paul and Cecilia Belk

7/19    Gray and Sandra Parker

7/29    Daniel and Courtney Pike

7/13    Steve and Ann Yokeley

Hospice Afghans for Veterans

Hospice is running low on afghans for their veterans. Afghans need to be no more than 3'x3' and use red, white and blue yarn in any pattern you choose. Contact Beth Pequeno for more information.


Walk to End Alzheimer's:

Saturday, Sept. 10 

Join our team as we Walk to End Alzheimer's at Riverside Park the morning of September 10. Sign up and learn more at:

Join Our Team
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Session Members

Moderator: Varies      

Clerk of the Session: Bob Keck



Class of 2022:

Mary Ellen Goad, Joy Barlow, Nelson Clark, and Valerie Parker

Class of 2023:

Will Sheppard, Margaret Cockerell, and

Beth Pequeno

Class of 2024:

Barry Schneider, Lydia Taylor, and David Rives                                                        

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Church Of Mount Airy

326 S Main St

Mt Airy, NC 27030

(336) 786-2803

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