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News and Announcements

02
Dec

A Day of Fellowship

We Get Ready for Advent! Friday, December 1 was a wonderful day of fellowship. Many of us gathered around 2:30pm to clean and decorate the church for the Advent and Christmas seasons.   There were snacks for us to enjoy along with some music playing. As you can see in the photos below, the final results […]

01
Dec

Steve’s Slant

Earlier this week, the Christian writer and activist John Pavlovitz posted an image on his Twitter feed that made me laugh out loud.  It was a photo of a purple baseball cap.  The inscription on the front of the cap read: Make Advent Great Again.  (So, technically, MAGA.)  I was so taken with this image, […]

12
Nov

Thanksgiving Service Tradition

Have you ever wondered how our church’s Thanksgiving tradition began? “All is safely gathered in, now let the winter storms begin” words to a familiar Hymn has set the tone for 83 years the Sunday before Thanksgiving. Bernhard Laursen, a Dane who had immigrated to Boston and became a citizen, came to teach and work […]

01
Nov

Steve’s Slant

You will likely not be surprised to learn that the word “holiday” comes from the Middle English words for “holy” and “day.”  So, on one hand, it is entirely appropriate to say that our holiday season has officially begun here at Warren Wilson Presbyterian, for we have some truly holy days coming up over the […]

18
Oct

Remembering John Williams

Words of Remembrance and Hope: in Honor of John Williams Rev. Dr. Steve Runholt October 18, 2017 What do you say about a man who rarely spoke?  What words do you use to describe someone so quiet, who used so few words, as John Williams? Turns out, the range of possibilities is surprisingly wide.  Allee […]

06
Oct

Welcome, Grace Boyer!

It is with great joy that we share the following announcement from our Associate in Ministry Search Committee: The Search Committee for WWPC’s Associate in Ministry is pleased to announce that Grace Boyer has accepted our offer to join the pastoral staff at Warren Wilson Presbyterian.  Grace was the unanimous choice of the Search Committee, and the […]

03
Oct

About Las Vegas

Dear friends,   Yesterday we woke up to the news that yet another mass shooting had occurred overnight, this one in Las Vegas, and the worst one yet–the loss of life and the number wounded staggeringly high.    It’s hard to know what to say in response to such a grotesque, large-scale act of violence, […]

13
Sep

Just Mercy

Last Spring, our Adult Education class undertook a study of white privilege by reading together Debby Irving’s powerful book, Waking Up White. This Sunday we resume our conversation about this important topic, with one crucial difference.  Whereas Ms. Irving’s book looked at white privilege from a white perspective, our next book, Just Mercy, by Brian […]

06
Sep

Steve’s Slant

As part of our observance of the Labor Day weekend, and as we have done now for several years, we gathered for worship this past Sunday in the Morris Pavilion on campus.  It was a particularly lovely day, with a hint of fall in the cool air and I was reminded again of how special […]

29
Aug

A Very Special Day

Dear friends, This past Sunday was a very special day here at Warren Wilson Presbyterian.  If you were not able to be here, this was the Sunday we welcomed the new students to campus, and to our church–always one of our favorite Sundays of the year.  But this year we enjoyed an added bonus: we […]

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