Announcements for June 23, 2024

WELCOME VISITORS If you are worshiping here for the first time today, welcome! We are glad to have you with us. Please fill out a visitor information card, located on the right as you enter the chapel.

COMMUNITY JOYS AND CONCERNS: If you would like to add or update a prayer request, please contact the church office (298-9092).
We celebrate:
⸰ a wonderful Wednesday presentation by Shannon Spencer (thank you, Natalie Daughterty, for making these meals and programs happen!)
⸰ Carolynne Cowal and Natalie Daugherty’s leadership in worship on June 16
⸰ all the folks we love who have made at least 90 trips around the sun!
We remember in prayer:
⸰ Bubba Lytle, Rodney and Sharon’s son, making excellent progress recovering from a serious motorcycle accident ⸰ James Kelley, Janice
Collins’ son, recovering from a broken hip ⸰ Thurman Slone, Joyce Cucinella’s brother now under Hospice care ⸰ Carol Lee Joslin, Blake
Joslin’s mother, suffering from Alzheimer’s ⸰ Beth Newman, who returned to the pulpit in Bryson City on June 2! Beth continues to return
to Atlanta for check-ups every two weeks, and has significant fatigue, but has been told by her doctor that she is experiencing a “perfect”
recovery ⸰ Jackie Ligon Cole ⸰ Pat Crumpler ⸰ Vernon Daugherty, Sr. (Derron’s father) ⸰ Martha Dugger ⸰ Rick Garrison ⸰ Houston
Huggins (Beth Meriwether’s brother) ⸰ Erika Lytle ⸰ Salyna Morgan ⸰ Fran Roberts’ sister-in-law, Linda Briggs ⸰ Jon Hettrick and his family
⸰ Marjorie Hettrick ⸰ Kim Reece (daughter of Nancy and Rick Garrison) ⸰ Shane Reece (Nancy Garrison’s son) ⸰ Pat Wilson’s son, Kell.

FISCAL YEAR DONATIONS TO THE COLLEGE In response to looming financial needs at the college, if you would like to make a financial donation before the end of the fiscal year (June 30, 2024), information can be found at . The Advancement Office is happy to help anyone with an IRA distribution, a planned gift, a credit or debit card gift, or simply to connect about the college and facilitate the handoff of a check. You may call Kelly Hallock with any questions,
(828) 771-5807

CELEBRATE THE 90s TODAY! As Jackie Wintle is beginning her own 9th decade, she is hosting a celebration honoring all in our community who have crossed that threshold! Please stay after church today, for gourmet cupcakes and lots of laughter. Honorees include Ernst Laursen, Beverly Ohler, Olivia LaMotte, John LaMotte, Jackie Wintle, and Billy Ed Wheeler.

TONIGHT: “The Church’s Song: Music in the Life of Faith” How do music and singing shape our life and worship, and invite us to listen to and pray for the world?” Join Eric Wall on Sunday evening, June 23 at 6:00 for an engaging hour of singing and conversation. Eric is Associate Professor of Sacred Music, and Dean of the Chapel at Austin
Seminary. He also is the Conference Center Musician in Montreat, leading worship there each summer. Much appreciated for his capacity to weave musical genres in worship and for his capacity to engage congregations of all ages and backgrounds in song, an evening with Eric is not to be missed.

WONDERFUL WEDNESDAYS—every Wednesday in June, we’ll gather to share a meal, deepen friendships, and learn something new.
June 26, 5:30 Supper in the fellowship hall—Savanna Craig from SVCM will educate us about new areas of ministry being undertaken by SVCM.

CELEBRATE THE 4th WITH YOUR CHURCH FAMILY ON JULY 7! Make plans to join us for the potluck picnic right after church! The church will provide hamburgers, hot dogs, and buns (with vegetarian and gluten-free options available), as well as cold drinks. Please bring a side-dish to share, and sign-up in the narthex to let us know you are coming!

SUMMER OFFICE HOURS As we welcome our new Church Administrator, Andrew Tripp, we remind you that his position is part time, and with that comes slightly shorter office hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00-3:00.