Rev. Phil Jones will be our guest minister on Sunday, November 21. He will be preaching from Luke 17:11-19 and his sermon title is Where’s the One? If you are a member of our chancel choir, you may have met Rev. Jones this summer when he was down at Camp Caroline and came to practice some music with us. We look forward to seeing him again and having him in the pulpit, so be sure to come Sunday and give him a warm welcome!
Rev. Roger Bennett did a wonderful service titled “Gifted” on Sunday, November 14. It was the kickoff of our stewardship campaign which lasts until the last Sunday of this month. Roger preached on the scripture Hebrews 10:19-25. His message was strong and delivered with both humor and energy. We also honored our veterans with beautiful flowers provided by Glenn and Tricia Johnston, and Roger read the name of each veteran and the branch of military served. Our musicians provided lovely, lovely music for our prelude and an especially beautiful piece titled Bless this House for our special music. If you were unable to attend, please be sure to check out Desktop Worship, which will be posted on the blog this Thursday.
We welcomed our first guest minister on November 7. Rev. Caitie Smith was authorized as an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ in November 2015. She currently serves as the Executive Administrator to the Regional Minister in North Carolina. She holds her Master of Divinity degree from Wake Forest University: School of Divinity and is currently pursuing her Master of Social Work at UNC-Wilmington. Caitie is married to Rev. James ‘Jimmy’ Gawne, a Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) ordained minister who serves as an active duty Naval Chaplain. Caitie enjoys spending time with friends over coffee or a homemade meal, hearing live music, and going to yoga classes. We were very honored that Rev. Smith agreed to join us! Read more about Rev. Smith and get an update on our pastor search process in November’s Beacon.