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Habitat for Humanity – Moment for Mission

Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity has just sent a short video introducing the partner family for Presbyterian/Methodist House #28 in Candler, and you can see it at this link: https://youtu.be/MLTMBHLETv0  In late September each year we have a Habitat for Humanity Moment for Mission, and receive a special offering to help with the Habitat mission […]


Waging Hope: A Field Guide

Waging Hope: A Field Guide Let me begin with a confession:  I have never been more fearful for our country or our shared future than I am right now.  (Stick with me, it gets better. But first I need to establish some context.) The Belgian poet and Nobel prize winner, Maurice Maeterlinck, once famously said […]


Yes, We are Open!

Yes, we are open!  Here at the Warren Wilson Presbyterian Church, we are fond of saying that our doors are closed but our church is open.  That may sound contradictory, like a non-sequitur.  But it’s true: our doors are closed but our church is open. The reason is simple: our church is not the same as […]


Easter Sunday Service

Good morning, friends. And Happy Easter! I’m pleased to send you this link to our service this morning:  Morning Worship, Easter Sunday There are several people I wish to thank for their contributions to this service, and for their help in making it possible, but I don’t wish to spoil what I think will be […]


I Know the Plans I Have for You

I’m writing to share our plans for Holy Week, with some specifics about our services on Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday and Easter. I’ll do that below.  But first, here’s a link to a short message from me this morning, with some updates about what the church staff are up to these days, and then a […]


Hope Will Rise Again (Morning Worship)

Good morning, friends!   I will copy the link below to this morning’s worship service, but first, a couple of announcements: VIP OF THE WEEK AWARD  If we had an award like this it would go to Vicki Collins and Susan Laney for organizing meals and other support for the ladies or Room in the Inn.  RITI is […]


COVID-19 update/Sunday service

Dear friends, As you doubtless know, the news around the COVID-19 outbreak is unfolding rapidly. I would like to provide you with updates about two things that happened earlier today, and follow that with how we are planning to respond. First, County Commission Chair, Brownie Newman, held a press conference this afternoon and announced that […]


Caronavirus Precautions

Dear friends, As you may know, earlier today the World Health Organization officially declared that the coronavirus outbreak is a global pandemic. Governor Roy Cooper has also declared a state of emergency here in North Carolina, which is focused on reducing and slowing the rapid spread of COVID-19. Demographically, a large percentage of our membership […]


Update on Coronavirus

Dear friends, In light of the ongoing spread of the coronavirus (or COVID-19), we want you to know that the health of our community is of utmost concern to the leadership this congregation. We are doing all that we can to stay current with public health guidelines, to follow best practices for hygiene, and to […]


A Report on El Paso

Dear friends, Yesterday we marched. It will take me a long time to process the experience, and to fully determine what it meant for me to be part of this action on our southern border. And I look forward to ongoing conversations about what the need to take such actions (i.e., the need to protest […]

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