Announcements for June 30, 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.

OFFERING Plates are available just inside the doors to the chapel as you enter and exit. Our gifts take many forms: our open-hearted presence here, voices lifted in song, the prayers that rise in us, the material gifts we share with neighbors, and our willingness to live in a world as allies and advocates for those whose needs are overlooked. The monies we bring symbolize the offering of our lives in all circumstances. (A separate labeled basket is available each week to receive Our Daily Change offerings, formerly known as Five Cents a Meal hunger offering)

WELCOMING REFUGEES If you would like to learn more about serving on a Circle of Welcome to assist a refugee family as they settle in our area, there is a handout available in the entryway, or you may call contact Vicki Collins (, 828-712- 0251). 20-25 families are expected to arrive in our area in the coming months, and the need is urgent. You do not need to be a member of the church, and no financial commitment is involved.

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 Savannah Craig and Cindy Riley from SVCM and Ministry of Hope (thank you, Natalie Daughterty, for making these meals and programs happen!) ⸰ an inspirational presentation by Eric Wall on Sunday evening, June 23 ⸰ Ted’s marvelous week at the Worship and Music Conference in Montreat (ask him about it!) ⸰ the news that moisture -damaged windows in the fellowship hall will be replaced in the coming weeks, due to the generosity of an anonymous donor
We remember in prayer: ⸰ Sandee Butterworth and family, following Milt’s death on June 26 ⸰ 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 (Today, June 30), 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 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.