Upcoming Events

IN-PERSON AND ONLINE WORSHIP, September 19 at 11a.m. Our sanctuary has reopened!. This service, and future in-person services, will also be broadcast live via Facebook. Please note, in lieu of congregational singing, we will be clapping, stomping, humming, swaying, and receiving a serenade from the portico. For additional details, please click here.
 
8:30 a.m. EARLY SERVICE CONTINUES OUTSIDE.  For those who prefer an outdoor option, we are offering an 8:30am service at Morgan’s Grove Park Pavilion through at least September. Please note there will be congregational singing at this service.
 
MASKING REQUIRED in the building, per CDC guidelines. With regret, the SPC Session now requires masking for ALL individuals and groups entering the building. We will continue to monitor CDC guidance as it applies to Jefferson County and communicate accordingly.
 
NURSERY AND YOUTH PROGRAMMING WILL RETURN IN OCTOBER. Stay tuned!
 
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! We need wise adults (parents and non-parents alike) to teach Sunday Studio. You may teach a couple of times or regularly, according to your preference. Volunteers with children and youth MUST be vaccinated and wear masks at all times. If you have any questions or wish to volunteer, please contact Christa Mastrangelo Joyce at jalayoga.christa@gmail.com
 
YARNS AND THREADS GROUP. Before the pandemic, a group of knitters, crocheters and embroidery-ers and makers of anything with yarn or thread would meet once a month to work on various projects, including prayer shawls and baby blankets. If you are interested in this group meeting regularly again, please contact Melinda Landolt. Thanks!
 
A SERVICE OF REMEMBRANCE, September 11, 4pm, Morgan’s Grove Park. Honoring the 20th year anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, we will gather in prayer for the peace that passes understanding. Remembrance from Perry Jamison, who lost was in the Pentagon that day. Breathe and body movement with Christa Joyce. Accompaniment and Special Music offered by Bob Sykes.

ANTIETAM REMEMBRANCE: TIE A YELLOW RIBBON, Sept 12 - 19. Members and friends of SPC are invited to place a yellow ribbon along the fence of the church building in memory of the bloodiest day in American history. During the week, please locate ribbons on a table under the portico. A formal litany of remembrance will take place in worship on Sunday, September 29.
 
TEACH THE PREACHER, Tuesday, September 21, 7pm via Zoom. Join Pastor Gusti for reflections on the Lesson for the following Sunday’s Service. 

ADULT EDUCATION SUNDAY SEMINAR SERIES BEGINS SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 19 via Zoom! In our continuing explorations of race and racial justice, we have chosen See No Stranger: A Memoir and Manifesto of Revolutionary Love by Valarie Kaur for our next reading. We will again be discussing the book via Zoom rather than in person. The Zoom link will be provided the week before our first session. Books are available at the 4 Seasons bookstore with a 15% discount if you mention SPC. Please join us for a discussion of Chapter 1 at 9:30 AM on September 19.

SPECIAL NEEDS

AFGHANISTAN REFUGEE IN-PROCESSING DONATIONS. Becky Campos, daughter of Susan and Randall Lovell is working on Afghanistan refugee in-processing at McGuire AFB, New Jersey. If you can supply any of these items (new or used), please bring them to SPC (a tote is placed under the bulletin boards) by September 27: Kid shoes; Kid clothing, especially infant clothes; Soccer balls and anything fun for kids to use outside; Winter gear for all ages; Suitcases and/or large plastic bags (similar to the TJMaxx bags or Aldi reusable ones.) Contact Susan Lovell.

MIGRANT WORKER DONATIONS. The Mission Committee is accepting donations for migrant workers at Applecrest Orchard in Hedgesville: canned and dry foods (beans, rice, coffee, soup, etc.) as well as men's clothing of all sizes. Items should be delivered to the narthex of the Church through October 18. Questions may be directed to John Gonano.

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RANDALL TREMBA, FORMER PASTOR OF SPC, WILL SIGN COPIES OF HIS NEW BOOK, 80 Dispatches from the Devil’s Domain, Saturday, September 25 at Four Seasons Books, 116 W. German St., Shepherdstown. Two times: 11:00 and 3:00. Each hour will begin with a brief reading. The book may be purchased at Four Seasons or on Amazon.