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12
Jun

Swannanoa Community Garden Clean-up

Volunteering in Our Community We got our hands in the dirt for a good cause on June 11th.  The children and adults teamed up together to harvest, turn compost, weed, plant, capture bugs and play at the spring Service project.   The Swannanoa Community Garden contributes to the Bounty and Soul organization. They help assist families and individuals […]

05
Jun

Pentecost Sunday

Children help with Pentecost Sunday  June 4, 2017 The children helped “chime” in our Pentecost service up in the choir loft with Ms Vivian.  After a lesson with Ms Sandy on what a special day this is for the church, they frolicked through the sanctuary with rings of red, ribbon “fire” during the first hymn.  They were enacting the […]

01
Jun

Steve’s Slant

In 2014 Rutger Bregman, a Dutch historian and journalist, published a book called Utopia for Realists.  In it, he makes a surprisingly convincing case that, despite what we might currently believe about the state of the world, life is getting better for the overwhelming majority of the world’s citizens. He carefully documents how human beings […]

01
May

Steve’s Slant

“What’s in a name?”  It’s one of the most famous lines from one of the world’s greatest plays.  The question is posed by Juliet, who asks it of Romeo, by way of arguing that their love can overcome the bitter rivalry that separates their two families, the Montagues and Capulets. With Easter now in our […]

16
Apr

Easter Banner

“God Within Us” The children’s Sunday school class went on a painting journey together to discover the season of Lent.  We read Bible stories that followed the lectionary and discussed how Lent can help us focus on being the best versions of ourselves.  Our painting reflects how God’s love lives in all of us, even […]

01
Apr

Steve’s Slant

Lent is always, at least in part, a journey of reflection and discovery.  But this year that has been especially true for us here at the Warren Wilson Presbyterian Church.  Recent changes in federal policy (some of them proposed, some of them already in effect), regarding our Muslim and immigrant friends and neighbors have concerned […]

12
Mar

Sunday (March 12) Service and Classes Cancelled

Good morning!  Well, the forecasts were correct: we got our winter wonderland. In light of the snowy conditions of the roads to and from church, and the hazardous walkways around church, we are cancelling Sunday school and church for today.    We are grateful that the weather held off long enough for us to hold a wonderful, […]

01
Mar

Steve’s Slant

In her final sermon here, Beth told a story about how quickly our congregation is adapting to and implementing the internal structure of our ministry plan.  (See the following pages for one last word from Beth and a photo from Sunday’s wonderful luncheon celebration.) She noted that at the most recent meeting of the Congregational […]

01
Feb

Steve’s Slant

The only thing constant is change.  The longer I live, the more I appreciate the truth of this maxim. Ordinarily in this, the January/February issue of the Extended Family, I devote this space to my annual State of the Church column.  And I will come back to that.  But first I want to address a […]

08
Jan

Sunday (Jan 8) Service and Classes Cancelled

  Dear friends,  Due to icy and very hazardous conditions on Warren Wilson Road and in the Chapel parking lot and surrounding walkways, we are, regrettably, canceling all Sunday morning activities today. In alerting our choir members to the cancelation, Vivian included this link to a beautiful arrangement of Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring by […]

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