Upcoming Events

EXPLORING SPIRITUAL PRACTICES. First Fall Meeting for ESP will be Wednesday, September 18, 10:30-11:30 a.m. in the SPC library. This is an open group, which meets every third Wednesday of the month, and no experience is necessary. All are welcome. The theme for this fall kickoff will be "Meditation through Sounds". A variety of meditations will be explored and practiced, including a "Mind Like Sky" meditation which will feature the sound of bells. If there are questions or concerns, feel free to contact Larry Neumark at neumark@myactv.net.
 
LISTENING GROUPS. Prayerful listening and conversation using poetry and other selected texts. Groups meet on the third Thursday of each month, at 10-11 a.m. in Classroom No. 1 and 7-8 p.m. in the balcony. All are welcome. Begins Sept. 19.
 
SUNDAY SEMINARS begin September 22 in the Fellowship Hall, 9:45 a.m. All are welcome. Childcare provided. This fall will focus on Richard Rohr’s 2019 book The Universal Christ: How a Forgotten Reality Can Change Everything We See, Hope For, and Believe. We’ll explore the roots of the universal Christ in the rich history of the Christian tradition. Rohr says, “‘I believe in Jesus Christ’ isn’t one belief statement but two. Jesus is God individual and personal; Christ is God everywhere and universal.” Join us for this important and illuminating series. Books are available in the office for $20, or pay what you can.
 
SPC MONTHLY HYMN SING reconvenes September 29, the last Sunday of September, from 4:30-5:30 upstairs in the choir room. We sing the best lyrics and tunes in the hymnal, take requests, and sometimes Terry adds song sheets to the mix for goodies that have escaped our hymnal. There's no need to read music; you just need to breathe and be there. All are welcome; tell your friends. This is open to the community. Any questions, email Terry Tucker, office@shepherdstownpresbyterian.org.
 
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DAYS OF HOPE AND ACTION FOR OUR COMMUNITY. Shepherdstown Community Club and Trinity Episcopal Church are partnering to spread awareness, hope, and help to those suffering from addiction, particularly from opioids. Please plan to participate in these community events in September. .
September 14—Candlelight Vigil for those who have died from addiction. 8:00 pm—Gather at The Wall on German Street
September 15—Hear guest speaker, Ms. Ronda Eddy - executive director of the Jefferson Day Report Center. 10:00 am service at Trinity Episcopal Church—corner of German and Church Streets
September 19—Potluck supper and viewing of the award-winning documentary, Heroin(e), featuring three women in Huntington, WV, who are making a difference in that community’s approach to helping those addicted. 6:00 pm-8:00 pm in the Trinity Parish Hall
September 21—Stop by our table offering information on addiction, support, and treatment at the Shepherdstown Night Out event, sponsored by the Shepherdstown Centennial Lions Club. 5:30 pm-8:30 pm on King Street in front of Town Hall
September 26—Free NARCAN (Naloxone) training to help save lives of those who overdose. Offered by the Jefferson County Public Health Department. 7:00 pm-8:00 pm at the Shepherdstown Community Club