Upcoming Events

SUNDAY WORSHIP IN COMING WEEKS will continue to be live streamed via the SPC Facebook group—just click on https://www.facebook.com/groups/spcworks and wait for the “live stream” box to appear—Sunday @ 11. For additional information, see: Meeting House Live!
 
ALL GATHERINGS IN THE CHURCH BUILDING HAVE BEEN SUSPENDED through August 30 due to the Coronovirus. Please email the church office office@shepherdstownpresbyterian.org if your committee or team is planning to meet electronically.
 
SUNDAY SEMINAR on “Power and Authority in the PC(USA),” led by Pastor Gusti concludes July 5. How do Presbyterians determine our theology, social witness, and church practice on the local and national levels? What difference do our decisions make? Engage this conversation alongside the livestream meetings of the 2020 Presbyterian General Assembly. Sunday, July 5: Discerning SPC’s Ministry and Witness. Please see our weekly eNotice for the Zoom link or contact office@shepherdstownpresbyterian.org.
 
NEW MEMBER CLASSES will be held in August and/or September for those wishing to explore official membership at SPC. If you are interested in learning more, please contact the church office at office@shepherdstownpresbyterian.org.
 
COMMUNITY MEAL on July 5th will consist of "to-go" boxes of hamburgers, fruit, snacks and drinks for our friends in need. Bert Wright and Adam Ware will be assembling the meals at SPC at 3:30 on that Sunday, so PLEASE deliver all food donations by that time. Please contact Bert or Adam with any questions or concerns. An email will be sent out closer to the dinner date, to make volunteers aware of any changes/cancellations. Thank you for keeping our friends in need close to our hearts and in our prayers.
 
PASTOR GUSTI will be taking vacation July 6 - 26. Dynamic Guest Preachers from around the country will speak to this kairos moment in our nation’s history, each from their own unique perspective.
July 12:
Rev. Dr. Amaury Tañon-Santos [he/him/his] Rev. Dr. Amaury Tañón-Santos (he/him/his) joins us today from Albany, NY. He serves as Synod Networker for the Synod of the Northeast – the region of the PCUSA that gathers Presbyterians in New England, New Jersey and New York. A native Puerto Rican, Amaury has served as Director of Programs for Continuing Education at Princeton Theological Seminary and as pastor of congregations in the northeastern United States.
July 19:
Rev. Ashley Birt [she/her/hers] joins us from Rutgers Presbyterian Church, NY, NY, where she serves as Pastoral Fellow for youth and families Ashley’s interests include the intersections of racial justice, children and youth, interfaith communication, LGBTQ+ issues (particularly the B) and Christianity. When she isn’t at church or doing social justice work, she enjoys writing, sound editing and theatre tech. She has recently been elected co-moderator of the Board of More Light Presbyterians.
July 26:
Rev. Laura Mariko Cheifetz (she/her/hers) joins us from Vanderbilt Divinity School, Nashville, TN, where she serves as Director of Admissions, Vocation, and Stewardship. Laura is a multiracial Asian American of Japanese and white Jewish descent. She is currently the co-moderator of the Special Committee on Per Capita-Based Funding and National Church Financial Sustainability for the Presbyterian Church (USA).
 
SOCIAL JUSTICE COMMITTEE is offering an invitation and reminder to join the Social Justice Committee email socialjusticespc@gmail.com. Get involved with research on SPC’s history and its members especially the free and enslaved people attending the church in the pre-Civil War 1800s. We’re also working with other groups on a Community Remembrance Project to honor Joe Burns, a local African American man lynched in the late 1800s. This project is recommended by the Equal Justice Initiative. Watch the HBO special True Justice to learn more about EJI’s founder Bryan Stevenson. The Equal Justice Initiative is committed to ending mass incarceration and excessive punishment in the United States, to challenging racial and economic injustice, and to protecting basic human rights for the most vulnerable people in American society.