Beulah Presbyterian News

Please join us for Worship on the 1st and 3rd Sundays at 9:30 am, with Sunday School to follow. On the 2nd, 4th and 5th Sundays, we have Sunday School at 10:00 am. We also join in the 5th Sunday Hymn Sing, which rotates among the three churches.

Please also check the “CALENDAR OF EVENTS” tab for parish-wide happening.

Sunday, June 5, 2016, 11:00 am, at  Monterey PC:  We are pleased to welcome theReverend 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, August 30, 2015:  The Rev. Dr. Roy Martin, Transitional Presbyter for Shenandoah Presbytery, spoke at Beulah’s Fifth Sunday Hymn Sing Service. As you can tell from the photos, he and everyone else enjoyed the service and the bounteous potluck dinner!

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Saturday, January 17, 2015 – 5:30 pm: Parish of the Maples held t e first annual “Going Stir Crazy” Party at Beulah PC. The event began with a soup and sandwich supper followed by a stirring party. A truly sweet event!

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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 from the occasion:

Our inaugural Presbyterian Women Combined Bible Study group, with guest Reverend Bill Cox:

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Archived Events:


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, January 31, 2016: The Fifth Sunday Hymn Sing Service will be held at Beulah PC beginning at 11:15 a.m. Please join us for a covered dish dinner after the service.


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.

Sunday, October 4, 2015, 4:00 pm at Beulah PC: There will be a called congregational meeting held at Beulah PC 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.

Thursday, September 17, 2015, 4:30 pm: Beulah PC will host the organizational meeting for the special Bible study on Hebrews.  See “Calendar of Events” or Parish of the Maples’ “Home Page for further details.

Saturday, September 12, 2015: Ingathering at Beulah P.C. Stay tuned for details.                 10 am: Higher Ground                                                                                                                             11:30 am: Dinner                                                                                                                                       1:30 pm: Auction

Sunday, August 30, 2015:  The Fifth Sunday Hymn Sing 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, May 31 – 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. o 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.

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

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.

Sunday, March 29, 2015, Palm Sunday. 11:15 am – Fifth Sunday Service @ Monterey PC.

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.

Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015 – 7:30 pm: Ash Wednesday service at Monterey PC is cancelled due to bad weather.

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

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!


Wednesday, December 24, 2014 – 6:00 pm: A Parish-wide Christmas Eve Program will be held at Pisgah PC. Dorothy Stephenson is responsible for organizing the program.

Cancelled! Sunday, December 21, 2014 – 7:00 pm: A Parish-wide Christmas Program will be held at Monterey PC. Communion will be celebrated.

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!

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.

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

November 7-8, 2014: Check the “Calendar of Events” page for updates on “Handmade in Highland,” this weekend!

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

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 .

Sunday, October 5, 2014 – 9:30 am: Worldwide Communion Sunday. The Reverend Bill Cox will preside at Beulah PC,  since Reverend Melissa will be on vacation.

Wed., September 24, 2014 – 7:00 pm: Parish Congregational Meeting at Beulah PC (Everyone).

Our Ingathering, 9-13-2014:

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Saturday, September 13, 2014 – 10:30 am: Our 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, with lunch provided after the performance. 1:00 pm: Our annual fundraising auction, with Bill Wagoner as auctioneer. We are grateful to receive donations for the auction. Donations? Questions? Please call Sandra Fore, 499-2325.