July 5

NeilExecutive Pastor Neil Dunnavant is our preacher Sunday during both worship services:

  • 10:45 am Sanctuary service (and online)
  • 10:45 am Rejoice! service (Mullin Life Center)

Neil's sermon title is "Great Preachers of the 18th and 19th Centuries (part 1): Jonathan Edwards (1703-1758)."

Scripture: Amos 3:1-8.  

Sunday's Sanctuary bulletin (pdf)

Response to Charleston shootings

Read Senior Pastor Sid Batts' response to this month's shootings at the Emmanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston, S.C.

Live streaming

We offer a live stream of our 10:45 am Sanctuary service each Sunday.

Mobile, too: If you'd like to watch on your smart phone or tablet, download the free Livestream app (free account required): Apple iOS | Android

Children and youth

Regular Church School classes do not meet in the summer; instead, elementary-age children gather in the children's area of the Welcome Center for activities with their families. The activities are self-guided, so the children must be accompanied by a parent or other adult.

Adult Church School

Most adult classes are also on summer break, and the following 9:30 am activities invite everyone:

  • YMBC in Redhead Hall: This week, we will discuss Hospice care.
  • Seekers in Main 125, located beneath the Sanctuary: This class continues a study of Revelation.
  • The Faith Matters class invites everyone to its discussion of Neil Dunnavant's "Stories I Like" short story class.

If you missed any of our conversations about same-sex marriage earlier this summer, the videos are available here.

Hot Dish & Hope gifts

hot dish & hope summer $15kWe are working to raise $15,000 this summer for Hot Dish & Hope meals, and we need your help! Learn more here.

Also, we will contribute to Pennies for Hunger, Salem Presbytery's hunger-relief fund, this week.

Parking assistance

The Parking Assistance Ministry team (PAM) has spaces on both sides of Greene street reserved for our members and visitors with special needs. PAM volunteers can assist with guiding you to appropriate parking. If you are being driven to church, you may be dropped off at the Greene Street entrance while your driver parks.

Upcoming Sundays

July 12: Neil Dunnavant continues his three-week sermon series titled "Great American Preachers of the 18th and 19th Centuries." The series includes sermons about Jonathan Edwards (1703-1758), Charles Finney (1792-1875) and Henry Ward Beecher (1813-1887).

July 12: Communion Sunday

DollyJuly 26: Rev. Dolly Jacobs' sermon is about “bold and shameless American female preachers of the 18th and 19th centuries."

August 2: Rev. Frank Dew, pastor of New Creation Community Presbyterian, is our preacher.

August 9: Senior Pastor Sid Batts returns from vacation and study leave.

August 30: Elder ordination and installation

September 13: 8:30 am worship service schedule returns, along with our full Church School schedule