Announcements for May 26, 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.

MEMBERSHIP If you are interested in joining this loving community, you may contact Margaret at 828-298-9092, or

JOYS AND CONCERNS: If you would like to add or update a prayer request, please contact the church office (298-9092).
We celebrate:
– Frank Boles for being our organist today
– Allee Williams on her Graduation from Owen High School
– Our May 12 Adult Ed class: thanks to Beth, Kara and Natalie for sharing the perspective and experience of persons on the autism spectrum. It was a gift to all who attended, and we will look for a chance to offer a more extended conversation to the larger community.
We remember in prayer: Terry Torrence, Lee’s mother, being treated for pneumonia; John Koegel, whose art graces our space, now entering hospice care; Thurman Slone, Joyce Cucinella’s brother now under Hospice care; Carol Lee Joslin, Blake Joslin’s mother suffering from Alzheimer’s; Isaiah Bullerdick (20), Rodney & Sharon Lytle’s grandson recovering from a knee injury that ended his junior year football season; Beth Newman, as she continues to heal at home in Asheville; 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, recovering from an infection in her bloodstream; 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.

IMPORTANT NOTE ON SUNDAY, JUNE 9, we will move our worship service to Montreat, and join the conference center’s worship in Anderson Auditorium at 10:30 AM. No services will be held that morning in the Warren Wilson Chapel. If you need a ride to the service, please let Sally Broughton know.


WONDERFUL WEDNESDAYS—every Wednesday in June, we’ll gather to share a meal, deepen friendships, and learn something new

  • June 5, 5:30 at Owen Park—Come celebrate the ministry of Donna Eagle Joslin, as she retires! The church will provide barbecue, drinks and cake; please bring a side dish to share and a lawn chair if you’d like. There is a rumor that the Whitewater Bluegrass Co might get us all up on our feet…
  • June 12, 5:30 Supper in the fellowship hall—Lutheran Services expects to welcome 20-25 refugee families to our area in the coming months and there is an urgent need to establish circles of welcome to support those families as they acclimate to new surroundings. Come and learn more about how we might be contribute to those efforts.
  • June 19, 5:30 Supper in the fellowship hall—WWC Chaplain Shannon Spencer and other guests will be here to share information about the Inside-Out program, in which Warren Wilson professors teach for-credit classes at the women’s prison in Swannanoa. Students from WWC attend these classes alongside incarcerated women on-site at the correctional facility. The college is now exploring the possibility of bringing formerly incarcerated women to campus as full-time residential students. Our congregation could offer practical support and friendship to those new students, if this program comes to fruition.
  • 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

LOVE GIFT FOR DONNA Checks can be made to the church, with “Donna’s gift” in the memo line.

THE PRESBYTERY OF WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA has $500 scholarships available for Camp Grier this summer. If you know any child or youth who might be interested in attending, have them contact Beth Gunn, (, 828-329-9209).

JUNE 2 PREACHER We are delighted to welcome the Rev. Sarah Ogletree to the pulpit next Sunday. Sarah holds a BA in sustainable development from Appalachian State University. She earned her Master of Divinity (MDiv) from Wake Forest. Sarah joined the Creation Care Alliance team as Director in July of 2021. Sarah lives in the shadow of Roan Mountain with her husband, daughter, and their array of furry critters including dogs, cats, and chickens.