Calendar of Events

 (Please see individual church newsletter pages as well)

UPCOMING EVENTS

Sunday, June 5, 2016, 11:00 am, at  Monterey PC:  We are pleased to welcome the Reverend Anne M. Ross as our supply minister this summer. Rev. Ross will preach each Sunday at 11:00 am at Monterey PC, and the first and third Sundays at Beulah PC at 9:30 am. Reverend Ross comes to us after 12 years’ service at Elkton Presbyterian Church. All are invited to attend June 5 to welcome her to our community!

RECENT EVENTS:

Sunday, October 18, 2015, Monterey PC, following the 11:00 am service: The Second  Creative Workshop to make crafts for the Handmade in Highland event on November 13-14 was well attended, and, to quote Mary Sweitzer, “a good time was had by all.” Thank you for the pictures, Tate Swecker!

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Sunday, May 31, 2015 – 11:15 am: The Fifth Sunday Hymn Sing and Picnic was held at Pisgah PC. The day was perfect, the food was bountiful and delicious, and everyone enjoyed the event:

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Thursday, March 26, 2015, 6-8 p.m: At Monterey Presbyterian Church,             Highland Homemakers hosted an Ukrainian Easter egg decorating workshop. Elizabeth McClung did a stellar job directing the group of aspiring artists! Many thanks to Betty Cockerham, Thelma Chestnut and others for organizing.

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Saturday, January 17, 2015 – 5:30 pm: Parish of the Maples and community “Going Stir Crazy” Party at Beulah PC.

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On Wednesday, December 10, 2014, 1:00 pm, Presbyterian Women from Beulah, Monterey and Pisgah Churches continued our combined Bible Study for 2014-15, focusing on 2 Corinthians at the home of Norma Reynolds. Here are some pictures:

PAST EVENTS ARCHIVE:

2016

Sunday, April 10, 2016, 3 pm: Beulah PC welcomes Lewis Freeman, baritone, and Gillian Cookson, piano, in concert to benefit The Highland Arts Council. Selected works include American composers Aaron Copland,  Paul Bowles (poems by Tennessee Williams), Samuel Barber (poems by James Joyce), and songs by Cole Porter, Richard Rogers, Jerome Kern and Irving Berlin. A $10 donation is requested. All are welcome!

Sunday, March 27, 2016, 11 am: 

EASTER SUNDAY

WILL BE A UNITED SERVICE FOR ALL THREE CHURCHES

AT MONTEREY PRESBYTERIAN.

Pastor Bill Cox will lead us at 11 am, Sunday, March 27, 2016.

Sunday, January 31, 2016, Beulah PC, 11:15 am: The Fifth Sunday Hymn Sing Service, with covered dish dinner afterwards.

Sunday, January 3, 2016: Please join Monterey PC in the Fellowship Hall immediately  following the church service for a CELEBRATION of the retirement of our building fund loans. We plan to thank and praise God, enjoy some wonderful food (catered by Evelyn’s Pantry), toast ourselves, and celebrate with friends. Please come and share our joy!

2015

Christmas Events and Services at McDowell PC, as we wait for a new pastor. Thank you, Reverend Beth Pyles:

All Weds. in Dec: Grief Group meets 1:30 – 3:00  at the  McDowell Manse

Mon. Dec 21: Longest Night Service at 7:00 pm

Thurs. Dec 24: Christmas Eve Lessons & Carols Candlelight Service at 7:00 pm

Thanks also to Monterey Methodist, which will also present a Christmas Eve worship service at 7:00 pm in Monterey.

By Sunday, December 6, 2015, Zacchaeus’ Kitchen 2015: Zacchaeus’ Kitchen,  a presbytery-wide program that supports the homeless through their program in Washington, DC, gives churches the opportunity to share warm NEW clothing (hats, socks, gloves, mittens) with families who are in need.Please bring donations to Monterey Presbyterian Church (if that is your church) between now and Sunday Dec. 6. No donations can be accepted after Dec. 6. If you attend Beulah or Pisgah, please check on arrangements there.New or very gently used winter coats and jackets will also be accepted.

Friday, November 13 and Saturday, November 14, 2015, at Monterey PC: Mark your calendars for the 4th Annual Handmade in Highland marketplace event. This a quality art and craft marketplace with vendors, food and silent auction. More information and pictures will be coming soon.

Sunday, November 8, 2015, 3:00 to 5:00 pm: Highland Augusta Mission Community ELDER SUMMIT. All active and inactive Ruling Elders and Teaching Elders are invited to participate in the ELDER SUMMIT, sponsored by the Highland Augusta Mission Community,  at Second Presbyterian Church, Waynesboro, VA.  Second Presbyterian will provide dinner, to be served at 5:00 p.m.   RSVP by Thursday, October 29, 2015 to 540-943-3211 or 2ndpres@ntelos.net

Sunday, October 25, 2015, at Beulah, Monterey, Pisgah and McDowell PC,  12.30 pm – 3.00 pm: CWS Hygiene Kit Event, hosted by Highland Presbyterian Women. Any and all are invited to put together their own kits or buy some of the items listed below to combine with others for kits to be sent to PDA (Presbyterian Disaster Assistance) for use wherever they are needed. It’s amazing what a difference the small things can make when you’ve lost everything. As we sit and watch with horror events unfolding with the refugees making their way to Europe, we are left to wonder what we can do to help. This is one thing we can do. And it does help.

Sunday, October 11, 2015, Beulah PC, 12:30 p.m.:   A Parish Farewell Covered Dish Dinner will be held at Beulah Presbyterian Church on Sunday, October 11, at 12:30 p.m. Bring a covered dish and spend time with Rev. Melissa and her family.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015,  Beulah Presbyterian Church, 1 p.m.: Parish of the Maples PW Bible Study led by Teaching Elder Bill Cox. Come to the Waters, by Judy Record Fetcher is the 2015-2016 PW Horizon’s Bible Study. In this study, we consider the waters of chaos in Genesis, and the River of Life in the last chapter of Revelation, where chaos is no more. Water plays a central role in the stories of creation, the delivery of God’s people (through the parting of the Red Sea and the crossing of the Jordan River), judgment of a people weak in faith, and the adoption of the people of God through baptism. Sometimes there is too much water (think Noah) and sometimes there is too little water (think drought in the desert). Together, we will explore some of the Bible’s 800 references to water.

By Sunday, December 6, 2015, Zacchaeus’ Kitchen 2015: Zacchaeus’ Kitchen,  a presbytery-wide program that supports the homeless through their program in Washington, DC, gives churches the opportunity to share warm NEW clothing (hats, socks, gloves, mittens) with families who are in need.Please bring donations to Monterey Presbyterian Church (if that is your church) between now and Sunday Dec. 6. No donations can be accepted after Dec. 6. If you attend Beulah or Pisgah, please check on arrangements there.New or very gently used winter coats and jackets will also be accepted.

Sunday, October 4, 2015, 4:00 pm at Beulah PC, 4:30 pm at Pisgah, 5:00 pm at Monterey: There will be  called congregational meetings held at each church to discuss results of a meeting held Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015, when the sessions of Monterey, Beulah and Pisgah met with Rev. Dr. Roy Martin and teaching elder Lisa Webb. If you have any questions, please call Mary Lou Cox, Mike Bedwell, or Holmes Stephenson.

Saturday, October 3, 2015, at McDowell PC, 10:30 am: The 10th Annual  Animal Blessing Service & Parade. We’ll start with our Animal Parade (walkers and drivers are welcome!) lining up at Obaugh’s parking lot and leaving from there at 10.30, moseying down Rt. 250 to the church grounds for the blessing service. All animals are adored and welcome – cats and birds in carriers; all others on leashes or leads.

Sunday, September 27, 2015, 10:30 am—3:30 pm (arrive before 10:15):  PRAYER, INC.  – Incorporating the Power of Prayer Into Our Lives:  The Shenandoah Presbytery Middle School Rally for 6th, 7th, & 8th graders and Adult Leaders will be held at Camp Massanetta at Massanetta Springs. Cost: $14 per person (includes lunch). Please complete and mail the registration below by SEPTEMBER 21:    Prayer Inc Middler Flyer

Sunday, September 27, 2015, at Monterey PC: Our first Creative Fellowship. Immediately after church there will be a covered dish lunch with the church providing maple glazed chicken. Please bring a dish and plan on staying to help us make wreaths and other items for Handmade in Highland. All are welcome. All proceeds from Handmade in Highland go to benefit Monterey PC’s Building Fund.

Thursday, September 17, 2015, at 4:30 pm at Beulah PC: Organizational meeting for the Horizons Bible Study. If you are interested (see details on the “PW” tab), please be present at this meeting. If you cannot attend, or have questions, please contact Norma Reynolds: 468-3260; 1wahoo@htcnet.org . We will meet every Thursday, from 4:30-6 pm, for nine weeks, beginning September 24, 2015. The location for the study will alternate between Beulah PC and Monterey PC. It is important that individuals undertaking the study be committed and plan to attend all of the sessions.

Saturday, September 12, 2015, Registration from 8:30 am -9:10 am, ending with a closing celebration at 2:30 pm:  Massanetta Springs Camp & Conference Center, Harrisonburg, VA. The Big Event is a coming together of all Shenandoah Presbytery congregations.  ALL are welcome!! The Big Event offers worship, music, a mission fair, and workshops to interest adults, youth and children as we celebrate our oneness in Christ.  Please save the date and make plans to attend. Registration forms are due by September 7.  Attached is a brochure which includes a registration form, list of workshops, schedule and more:2015 Big Event Brochure

Monday, September 7, 2015: Registration forms due for The Big Event (see above).

Sunday, August 30, 2015:  The Fifth Sunday Service was held at Beulah PC beginning at 11:15 a.m. Guest Speaker was The Rev. Dr. Roy Martin, Transitional Presbyter for Shenandoah Presbytery. Please enjoy the pictures from the event on Beulah’s “News” page

Sunday, August 30, 2015:  The Fifth Sunday Service will be held at Beulah PC beginning at 11:15 a.m. Guest Speaker will be The Rev. Dr. Roy Martin, Transitional Presbyter for Shenandoah Presbytery.

Sunday, August 16, 2015, 5:00 pm: Ice Cream Social at Monterey PC. Bring a covered dish and be prepared to eat some amazing ice cream! Invite your friends and neighbors.

July 12-17, 2015 Mission Trip to Summerlee, West Virginia. For over 25 years, groups from Shenandoah churches have gone to Summerlee for a week to do house repairs and other small construction jobs near the community of Fayetteville, WVA. This intergenerational mission trip offers a variety of lodging options. For more information, or to sign up, please contact Curtis Foltz, 540-943-3870.

Friday, June 19, 2015 at Monterey Presbyterian Church. Grilled, maple-glazed chicken available for $5.50 each half, or 2 or more for $5.00 apiece. Chicken should be ready by 2:00 pm and will be for sale until we run out. Call 540,280.0123 to pre-order. If there is no answer, leave a message. Monterey Presbyterian is on Spruce Street in Monterey, VA. Please enter through the side door. Tell your friends! All proceeds go to benefit the building fund.

 June, 1 2015: DEADLINE for signing up for the July 12-17, 2015 Mission Trip to Summerlee, West Virginia. For over 25 years, groups from Shenandoah churches have gone to Summerlee for a week to do house repairs and other small construction jobs near the community of Fayetteville, WVA. This intergenerational mission trip offers a variety of lodging options. For more information, or to sign up, please contact Curtis Foltz, 540-943-3870.

Sunday, May 31, 2015 – 11:15 am: The Fifth Sunday Hymn Sing and Picnic will be held at Pisgah PC. For picnic related assignments and questions, contact Crystal Stephenson. NOTE that the hymn sing and picnic will be held at Pisgah PC rain or shine! Bring a dish or two of your favorite food to share during the picnic. The following items will be furnished by Pisgah: plates (dinner & dessert), bowls (for salads, desserts, etc.), cups (hot & cold), cutlery (knives, forks, & spoons), napkins, drinks (iced tea— sweet & unsweetened, lemonade, water, & coffee—with creamer & sugar/Splenda), a few meat dishes, and a few serving spoons.  Special Offering: The Fifth Sunday offering will be collected during the hymn sing. Fifty percent of this offering will go to the Local Emergency Fund and the other 50% will go to help with the Pastor’s Benefits.

Saturday, May 16, 2015 – 8:30 am to 1:30 pm: Hot Deals are Back – finally after a long winter, Monterey Presbyterian will repeat their yard sale to benefit the Building Fund. The sale will be in the Mill Alley Building, behind Evelyn’s Pantry on Main Street, Monterey. These are nice, clean items; kitchenware, vintage bric-a-brac, cookbooks, furniture, books, men’s and women’s clothing, glassware, office supplies, art, craft supplies, including beads. 32 piece set of Mikasa china, Mikasa stemware, and general household accessories, including  jewelry, hats and scarves. Many more items added since February sale. Everything priced to sell – several tables of .25 items.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015 – 1 pm: Parish PW Birthday Offering Program, Beulah PC.

Thursday, April 30, 2015, 8:15 am to 3:00 pm – Entertaining Angels Unaware: The Practice of Christian Hospitality. Massanetta Springs Camp and Conference Center. Deadline for registration, April 24. Cost $20. The practice of hospitality is an honored spiritual discipline in the Christian tradition. When Abraham and Sarah welcome 3 strangers into their tent, they receive a surprise blessing. The roles of host and guest were reversed. In this retreat, we will explore how we as Christians may practice it today with family and friends, strangers and enemies. Retreat leader, the Rev. Gordon Lindsey, a retired Presbyterian minister, leads educational programs and retreats for adults. He has studied theology at Oxford University and Yale Divinity School. The event is jointly sponsored by thee Presbytery of the James and the Shenandoah Presbytery.

Saturday, April 11, 2015, 8:30 am to approx. 1:00 pm – Shenandoah Presbytery PW Spring Gathering, Massanetta Springs Camp & Conference Center, Harrisonburg, VA (pre-register by April 6, unless someone has special needs or needs childcare. If so, pre-register by April 1). Brochures with registration are available for download atwww.shenpres.org/presbyterianwomen, or, contact Pisgah PC’s contact person, Crystal Stephenson, for a brochure.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015, 1 pm – Beulah PC. Parish Presbyterian Women’s  Bible Study (2 Corinthians)

Sunday, April 5, 2015, Easter Sunday . No services at Pisgah PC.  9:30 am – worship service at Beulah PC, 11:00 am – worship service at Monterey PC.

Thursday, April 2, 2015, Maundy Thursday. 7 pm – Maundy Thursday Communion Service will be at McDowell Presbyterian Church for both parishes.  All are welcome.

Sunday, March 29, 2015, Palm Sunday. 11:15 am – Fifth Sunday Service @ Monterey PC,  followed by a pot luck lunch. All are welcome. Vegan and vegetarian dishes will be provided in addition to other delicious entrees. Please join us.

Thursday, March 26, 2015, 6-8 p.m: At Monterey Presbyterian Church,             Highland Homemakers will host an Ukrainian Easter egg decorating workshop. Bring some raw eggs; all other materials provided. Donation requested. To register or for information, contact Betty Cockerham.

March Maple Sundays for the Parish of the Maples will not be regular services, but rather workshop rotations on John 3.1-21. Both Sundays will have the same activities, so only attend once – unless you really like it the first time.

Sunday, March 15, 2015 – 9:30 am: Maple Sunday at Beulah.

Sunday, March 22, 2015 – 9:45 am: Maple Sunday at Pisgah.

March 1, 2015: DEADLINE for registration for the 2015 Baja Mission Trip sponsored through the World Wide Ministries Committee. There are openings for 60 people now. The trip is scheduled for July 19-25, 2015. This will be the 15th year that churches from Shenandoah Presbytery have sent people to Vicente Guerrero, Baja, California, Mexico to participate in the house building ministry there. Meetings will begin in late January. Information, including FAQ and forms, here: http://shenpres.org/baja-mission/

Saturday, Feb. 21-Saturday, Feb 28, 2015: Katrina Work Trip to New Orleans. The Mountain Valley Mission Community is again sponsoring this trip. Work for Project Homecoming, a not-for-profit organization, and stay at their Volunteer Village (a former church). For more information about this ministry, contact Dave Thalman at 540-336-1125, or dthalman@comcast.net.

Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015 – 7:30 pm: Cancelled due to weather!  Ash Wednesday service at Monterey PC .

Sunday, February 15, 2015 – 3:00 pm:    There will be a Parish Session Meeting (for elders from Beulah, Monterey & Pisgah PC)  at Monterey PC.

Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015: DEADLINE for notifying Rev. Melissa (or a session member) if you are interested in attending the 2015 Middle School Conference at Massanetta Springs, which will be held June 18-21, June 23-26, July 9-12, or July 14-17, 2015. The theme is “Wear Love” Clothes consume our time and money in huge ways. Colossians 3:12-14 call for us to “clothe ourselves with compassion, humility, kindness, and above all, love.” This is so relevant to youth and adults alike! Grab your shorts and tees, sandals and hoodies, and join us for the 2015 youth conferences where we’ll learn all about suiting up and stepping out to “Wear Love!” Questions? Call Rev. Melissa.

Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015: Presbytery Meeting at Westminster PC, Waynesboro.

Saturday, February 7, 2015 – 8:30 am – 2:00 pm: In the Mill Alley building behind Evelyn’s Pantry: Yard sale to benefit Monterey PC’s building fund  – lots of interesting things! See Parish of the Maples’ FB page for some examples!

Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015: PW Coordinating Team Meeting (see PW page for details).

Sunday, January 18, 2015 – 2 pm: Pisgah  PC’s combined Annual Congregational Meeting for 2015, a Bible Study, and a Souper Bowl of Caring Celebration and Offering  will be held at the home of Holmes and Ardis Stephenson. The day will end with a sumptuous baked potato supper (choice of toppings) and dessert (including a chocolate fountain). Members, don’t forget your “family page” for the church scrapbook!! All are welcome!

Saturday, January 17, 2015 – 5:30 pm: Parish of the Maples and community “Going Stir Crazy” Party at Beulah PC. The event will begin with a soup and sandwich supper followed by a stirring party. All are welcome!

Monday, January 12, 2015 – 7pm: Planning Meeting for the Katrina Work Trip to New Orleans (see Feb 21-28, below) at the First Presbyterian Church in Winchester. The cost of the ministry ($150 to cover room & board) will be collected. If interested, please contact Dave Thalman (540-336-1125, or dthalman@comcast.net )before Monday.


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Wednesday, December 24, 2014 – 6:00 pm: Pisgah is looking forward to hosting our traditional Christmas Eve Service!!! We’ll open the doors for singing, scripture reading, and praise at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 24!! Come and celebrate the most sacred of nights with us!!

CANCELLED! Sunday, December 21, 7 pm: Christmas Service for all three churches at Monterey PC. Communion will be served.

Sunday, December 14,  12:30 PM,  Monterey PC: Come join a “make and take” Christmas Wreath workshop. Talented Donna Bedwell will teach you the simple techniques needed to make a gorgeous 24” Christmas wreath to decorate your home. Material Cost: $10.00. Any donation of mixed evergreens and Christmas ribbon would be appreciated!

Wednesday, December 10,2014, 1:00 pm: Presbyterian women from Beulah, Monterey and Pisgah churches continue our combined Bible Study for 2014-15, focusing on 2 Corinthians. The next meeting will be held at the home of Norma Reynolds. All interested women are welcome!

Saturday, December 6, 2014 – 7 pm: Newly formed Virginia Girlchoir will perform at Tinkling Springs Presbyterian Church in Fishersville.  One of the singers will be Hannah , daughter of MPC member Amy Frayer. Please attend, enjoy and congratulate her and all the talented young ladies! See the flyer, below (in case you cannot read the small writing – suggested donations, $8 adults, $5 children, childcare available for children under 3 yrs old):

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Friday, December 5, 2014 – 7 pm: Highland Community Choir Christmas Program, Beulah PC.

Sunday, November 30, 2014, 11:15 am – Beulah PC: The Fifth Sunday Hymn Sing and covered-dish dinner for all three churches will be held at Beulah, beginning at 11:15 am. Since this is the first Sunday of Advent, the hymn sing will have a Christmas theme. Come join the worship, singing and fellowship. Please bring a favorite dish to share at the lunch following the service.

Sundays in November, 2014: The Zacchaeus’ Kitchen Program for 2014 begins. With the coming of cold, wintery days and nights, we remember especially those who are homeless and who do not have a warm, safe place to live. The Zacchaeus’ Kitchen program receives donated hats, socks, gloves, and mittens for delivery to a homeless shelter in Washington, DC in early December. Please bring new hats, socks, gloves, and mittens to Pisgah or Monterey PC each Sunday throughout November. New or gently used coats, sweaters and other warm clothing are also accepted. More information is available at http://shenpres.org/zacchaeus-kitchen/

Wed. , November 19, 2014 – 7 pm: Parish Session meeting at Beulah PC (Elders from all 3 churches).

Saturday, November 15, 2014 -beginning at 9:30am: The Meeting of Shenandoah Presbytery will be held at Bath County High School near Warm Springs, VA. The date was changed at the August Presbytery meeting so that the Bath County churches could host the presbytery meeting. There are several important items on the Agenda for this meeting. A special Dialogue session will be held about the proposed changes to the Book of Order regarding the definition of marriage. We will be voting on this and other amendments to the Book of Order at the February 2015 Presbytery Meeting to be held at the Westminster Church in Waynesboro. Also coming up at this meeting is a Report from the Transition Team. They will be seeking direction from the presbytery on several important issues of concern to our future mission together. More information and directions can be found online at http://shenpres.org/meeting-documents/

Fri and Sat, November 7-8, 2014:  Handmade in Highland will be Friday, November 7 from 5-7 pm and Saturday, November 8 from 9 am-4 pm at Monterey Presbyterian Church.  Join us to get a jump on your Christmas shopping and enjoy the selection of homemade crafts and lovely jewelry. Don’t forget about the delicious BBQ chicken, only available on Friday! All proceeds will benefit the building fund.

Wednesday, November 5, 1 pm: Presbyterian Women Combined Bible Study, Beulah PC Parish Hall.

Saturday, November 1, 2014, 10 am: The annual meeting of the Shenandoah PW Coordinating Team and local church PW Moderators/PW Contact Persons will be held at Mossy Creek Presbyterian Church beginning at 10:00 a.m.  Lunch will be served.  Brenda Brown, Synod PW Moderator, will be giving a presentation.  If a PW Moderator or PW Contact Person cannot attend, please invite another PW member to represent your church.  Pre-registration is required so please let Ardis Stephenson know by Thursday, October 23, 2014 who will be representing your church.

Saturday, November 1, 2014, 5 pm-6:30 pm: Spaghetti supper at Monterey PC. Good will donation, all are welcome.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014, 1 pm,  Beulah PC: Presbyterian Women’s Bible Study, the Rev. Bill Cox will preside.the Parish of the Maples Presbyterian Women held their inaugural combined Bible Study at Beulah PC. The Reverend William Cox presided.

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Sunday, October 5, 2014: World-Wide Communion Sunday will be held at both Beulah and Monterey PC, with the Reverend Bill Cox officiating at both churches. Service at Beulah starts at 9:30 am; service at Monterey starts at 11:00 am.

Saturday, October 4, 2014Weekday Religious Education Dinner, originally scheduled for the 18th,  was held at the Firehouse in Monterey.

Wed., September 24, 2014 – 7:00 pm: Parish Congregational Meeting. The Beulah, Monterey and Pisgah congregations will gather at Beulah PC for a Parish Congregational Meeting.

Sunday, September 21, 2014 – Monterey PC: Following the 11:00 am service, please join us as we make crafts for the Handmade in Highland event (see Nov. 7-8, below). Wreathmaking and activities for children will be offered, together with a free will donation luncheon.

Saturday, September 13, 2014 – 10:30 am: Beulah PC’s annual Ingathering. Starting in 1957, our Beulah Presbyterian Ingathering has been scheduled for the 2nd Sunday in September (57 years now!).  10:30 am: Gospel Sing, with the Higher Ground Quartet from McDowell Mennonite Church. Lunch will be provided after the performance.  At 1:00 pm: Our Annual Fundraising Auction, with Bill Wagoner as auctioneer. Donations? Questions? Please call Sandra Fore, 499-2325.

Saturday, September 13, 2014, 8:30 am to 3:00 pm: You’re invited to the BIG EVENT at Massanetta Springs Camp and Conference Center: The Big Event is a coming together of Congregations (members and friends), Presbyterian Women, Church Officers, Past0rs and other Church Professionals. It is designed for people of all ages and stages of life: men and women, youth and adults. There will be a Mission Fair, Morning Worship Service, Morning and Afternoon Workshops (for youth and adults), Lunch, and Closing Ceremony. Join others from throughout Shenandoah Presbytery for a time of worship and fellowship, learning, sharing and fun! Keep watch for more details.

Saturday, September 6, 2014: The annual Methoterian Cook-off raised over $400 for the Food Pantry. A good time was had by all  – the food, as usual, was extraordinary. The coveted Silver Spatula will rest at Doe Hill Methodist Church for the year.

Sunday, August 31, 2014 – 11:15 am: 5th Sunday Hymn Sing Service at Monterey Presbyterian. Come and learn about the hymns and music behind the movie, True Grit, including “Leaning on the Everlasting Arms”  and “Holding Onto God’s Unchanging Hand.”  Our hymn sing will be followed by the rescheduled Ice Cream Social.  Hot dogs and homemade ice cream will be furnished.  Please bring a covered dish to go along with the hot dogs/ice cream.  Everyone is welcome.

Sunday, August 24, 2014 – 3:00 pm: Parish Session Meeting at Monterey PC (Elders)

WELL OF HOPE SHOE MINISTRY, August 10, 2014, Pisgah PC: “Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others.” Philippians 2:4.  Cindy Mims spoke to us  about this inspiring and creative program which gathers gently used shoes, sells them and buys land and homes for Kenyan widows and their children. The Maples Parish was able to donate over 200 pairs of shoes this day! In addition, special music by Debbi Stephenson (flute), David Musick (piano), and Rebecca H. Walker (vocal) was interspersed throughout the worship service. Link: http://wellofhope.org/shoe-project/vision/

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JOYFUL NOISE CAFE, July 12, 2014: A wonderful time at Pisgah Presbyterian

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL, following in the footsteps at Monterey Presbyterian this year (July 14-18, 2014):

Sunday, August 10, 2014, 9:50 am: “Shoe Up at Pisgah” (Pisgah Presbyterian Church, 3898 Meadowdale Rd., Monterey) for a very special celebration and shoe dedication. Music for gathering, provided by Debbi Stephenson, will begin at 9:50 a.m. with the worship service starting at 10:00 a.m. Shoes for Kenya: Walking to Freedom, a power point presentation, will be given by Cindy Mims. Special music by Debbi Stephenson (flute), David Musick (piano), and Rebecca H. Walker (vocal) will be interspersed throughout the worship service. Shoes donated to the Kenya Shoe project will be dedicated and presented to Cindy during the service. The offering will benefit the Well of Hope Shoes for Kenya program. There will be a Shoe Trivia plus much more. Bring a friend, neighbor, or family member and join in worship and celebration! Shoe donations are also welcome.