Upcoming Events

ONE SERVICE ONLY (10:45 a.m.) on the morning of Sunday, December 24 (carols and lessons; informal) and December 31 (children’s Christmas/Epiphany pageant). No 8:15 service on those two Sundays.
 
CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICES 5:00 p.m. especially for children; 8:00 p.m. choirs, homily and candlelight; 11:00 p.m. carol sing, communion and candlelight.
 
CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS PAGEANT will be performed on Sunday, Dec 31, at 10:45 a.m. All children from Sunday Studio or other aspiring thespians are welcome to participate. There are parts for everyone. Please sign up as soon as possible in the Fellowship Hall, or during Sunday Studio, or email office@shepherdstownpresbyterian.org. There will be two rehearsals: Friday, Dec. 29, at 5:30 p.m. (dinner provided) and dress rehearsal Sunday, Dec 31, at 9:00 a.m., before the combined 10:45 a.m. service. Don’t miss this chance for your budding actress or actor to shine on the stage!    
 
 
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COMMUNITY CAROLING, Saturday, December 17, 7:00 p.m., led by Terry Tucker, will replace our usual last-Sunday-of-the-month hymn sing. Meet at the Devonshire Arms, then carol in the streets for one hour, and return to the Devonshire for mulled wine or cider, and mince pies. If the weather is too cold or icy, we will carol in the Devonshire.
 
 
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WELCOME AN INTERNATIONAL STUDENT Shepherd University is looking for local families or individuals willing to adopt international students. The students continue to live on campus, but the hosts serve as local contacts, who are interested in having some international flair in their lives, learning about the countries where our students are coming from, and sharing American culture with them. The hosts invite the students to visit in their homes, take them places like amusement parks, historical sites, and shopping, and spend the holidays with them. For more info, contact: Dr. Lois Jarman, director of Shepherd’s Intensive English Language Program at ljarman@shepherd.edu.
 
INCLEMENT WEATHER REMINDER. It’s that time of year again. No one should risk life, limb or property to get to the church. Sunday morning services (8:15 and/or 10:45) and other events  may be cancelled if the pastor and other  worship leaders cannot make it in safely. However, those who can get in safely are welcome to organize a service on their own using the order of service for the day, or something else. Bulletins may be found in the Narthex. Check the web site or office phone (304-876-6466) after 7:30 p.m. on Saturday for Sunday cancellation notices