SPC’s June 6 Worship service welcomed fourteen new members who joined during the COVID lockdown and ordained a new elder, Kurt Bryan. Since fully reopening on May 30, in-person attendance has dramatically increased. However, the church will continue to offer virtual attendance for those who are more comfortable worshiping form their homes or are physically unable to worship in person.
During the season of Lent, each Wednesday we offer a midday time of prayer. We invite you to explore different prayer practices, including, Labyrinth Prayer Walk, Sacred Conversations, Stations of the Cross, and more. We will send a Zoom link for these virtual prayer times in the Tuesday prayer e-blast.
Call the church office at 910-457-6811 for a Zoom link if you are not on our email list.
The Sanctuary will be available on Wednesdays, beginning August 26, for Personal Prayer. There are six twenty-minute time slots available, starting at 9:30 a.m. Individuals or families living under the same roof may sign up for a time slot by calling Ilona Smith, Office Administrator, at 457-6811. You must sign up by Tuesday Noon for the Wednesday Personal Prayer. Time slots are available on a first come first served basis.
SPC youth read the scripture for last week’s Sunday virtual worship service. Like many churches in the area, the the church is using a mix of virtual technology to “connect” and meet with members and visitors, including online meeting apps, website, Facebook, teleconferencing and phone visits during this time of social distancing and need to follow local, state and national guidelines for staying home. Worship attendees participated in a variety of dress, ranging from workout clothing to Sunday best. Those interested in accessing SPC’s Zoom services can call the church office for the meeting access code. All are welcome here!
Following “Social Distancing” mandates, SPC members were delighted to participate in the church’s first virtual 11 a.m. worship service on March 22. Members participated in all types of attire, including pajamas, shorts and “Sunday Best.” Pastors Ann Jahnes and Joanna Hipp conducted the service from their respective homes using Zoom, a web-based video conferencing tool that members can access with their desktop computers, tablets or mobile phones. Music Director Lorie Russ, tied in with her mobile device to provide worship music from the church. Virtual services will continue until the Coronavirus gathering mandates are lifted.