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Join us for lunch after worship this coming Sunday, February 17. A hearty meal of Brunswick Stew and cornbread awaits you! In worship, we’ll consider how Jesus responded to the man who brought his sick son for healing and pleaded, “I believe but help me, Jesus, with my unbelief,” in the message, “Fire Starter Faith.” Jesus, of course, helped him but, most importantly, helps us in our faith today. Come and hear how! Worship at 10:00 am and Lunch at 11:00 am.

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Join us in worship this coming Sunday, February 10, as the entire worshiping congregation is invited to share their questions and thoughts about the Bible text of the day. This Sunday we’re looking at 1 Samuel 17 and the classic story of David and Goliath. Most find this an engaging way to dig more deeply into the meaning of the Bible passage guided by the Pastor. As Presbyterians, we believe that we discern the Lord’s will best when we listen to the greatest number of voices! To prepare, download and read the document below which will also be included in the worship bulletin of the morning.

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Just in time for the zeitgeist (my 11th grade English teacher would be proud!) of a divided nation, IHOP has come up with the perfect breakfast… the “Split Decision.” Can’t decide between pancakes or French toast? Get ’em both… And it’s possible only at the Men’s Breakfast this coming Saturday, February 2 at 7:30 am at the IHOP on Broad (near Gaskins.) Come join us!

French Toast or Pancakes?? Have Both!


Due to snowy conditions last weekend, worship services were canceled. Our “Second Sunday” discussion where all worshippers are encouraged to ask questions and comment about the Scripture of the morning, however, has been rescheduled for this coming Sunday, January 20. This is always an engaging time of both seeking to understand the Bible text and trying to imagine guidance it gives to us at the present moment. We hope that you’ll join us! To prepare, click on the graphic below and download the study guide.

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D.I.Y. Sermon This Sunday, January 13

Well, actually, it’s not all up to YOU, but all in worship are invited to join in on the interpretation of the Bible passage this coming Sunday, January 13. At 10:00 am, it’s our monthly “Second Sunday Discussion” where the pastor leads us in an exploration of Scripture where everyone gets to ask questions and make comments. As Presbyterians, we always believe that we can best discern God’s will through the greatest number of diverse minds and voices.

This Sunday, we’ll be looking at Mark 1:1-12, focusing on Jesus’ baptism by John the Baptist to see what that event meant for Jesus and what impact it can have for disciples now. To prepare, download the study guide by clicking on the graphic below. Join us and see what the Spirit may be saying through YOU!

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Gladys and Howard Playing in Worship 12-30-18 edit smallToday at Laurel we were graced with some special occasions in worship: Gladys Bowles (piano) and Howard Lawrence (organ) once again inspired us with dueling (well, actually complimentary) keyboards on Howard’s birthday. Shelby McBane gave us a timely rendition of “Auld Lang Syne” in her solo during worship. In a service where we both looked back and forward on the last Sunday of the year, there was an opportunity to light candles to recall the light of lives that still warms our hearts and memories.

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JOIN US ON CHRISTMAS EVE for a family worship service where we celebrate communion, light candles and sing the traditional carols. The hour-long service is “kid-friendly” with a story and activities for our youngest disciples. Help us to celebrate the joyous mystery of God becoming human, a light shining into our darkness. 5:00 pm Monday, December 24.


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