SESSION COMMITS TO RE-OPENING WEEKDAY PRESCHOOL
At a called Session meeting via Zoom on Monday, July 27, the Session received the report of the Preschool Advisory Board chaired by Sharon Eswine. After much study and developing safety protocols and procedures, the Board recommended that the school begin on Tuesday, September 8. The health of the children and staff was deemed a top priority, as well as the need for young children to be together in classroom settings. With appreciation for all the careful work of the Board, the Session approved the proposal. At present, about 25 children are expected to be enrolled in the school.
EXCERPT FROM THE SUMMER READ....
Walter Brueggemann reflects in his latest book,
Materiality as Resistance: Five Elements for Moral Action in the Real World
"The materiality performed by Jesus is not be be confused with materialism, because the gospel accent on the material is grounded in the conviction that the truth of our life summons us to hope-filled obedience, an obedience that is always referred back in gladness to the goodwill of the creator God. Nobody called Jesus a "materialist" because he healed the sick or brought good Jubilee news to the poor. I judge that, after the manner of his ministry, attention to the material dimensions of our common life and our capacity for critical, honest, faithful thought and action is urgent in our cultural context.'
Copies of the book are available in the church office for $11.
MUSIC SERIES CELEBRATES HYMNODY OF THE CHURCH
The hymn series “When in our Music God is Glorified”
began July 5 and will continue through August. Each program in the series is approximately 30 minutes long. The July concerts included music presented by Deanie Strength, Bill McNair, Susan Wilson and guests, John Palmer and Tim Robison. The link to the programs can be found on our Facebook page and in the Constant Contact email about Sunday worship. Each program contains a link to program notes, which includes the hymn history and information on the composers. The August presenters are vocalists Grace Eckmann Imholz, Danny Cohen, Gina Shields, Colin Harrison, and Diane Ricks. Thank you volunteers for enriching this time with beautiful music!
WEEKLY WORSHIP MUSIC
Each week for our worship services a soloist or instrumentalist. In August music will be presented by Diane Ricks, Olivia Roe, Heidi Bindhammer, Danny Cohen, and Lola Gray and Fletcher Gaddy. Thanks to all for sharing their musical talents with us!
STAY IN TOUCH BY PHONE OR EMAIL
In this time while we are not meeting in person, we remain committed to living out our care for one another and remaining together while apart. We very much want to hear from you. Do you have prayer requests or pastoral care concerns? Call the church office; 354-7615 or email the ministers:
Frederick Hodge, Pam Daly, David Adams
Bill Ricks, Max Mills
Gus Bell, Jackson Walls, Katia Kovacs
Mark Glendenning, Anne Pappas
Mary Margaret Brooks, Ben Parker
Lindsay Norman, Elizabeth Longley
Billy McKee, Cynthia Szczecinski, Ann Tatum
Dot McKay, Carolyn Neely, Eliza Brooks, Nick Thios
Sandy Shirley, Hank Gloss
Timothy Kramer, Datie Rogers
Jane Coslick, Phyllis Mayfield
John Harris, Talley Kirkland, Louisa Laird
Peter Foley, Jenell Griffith, Gabe Ross
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