July 6, 2014 – Religious Liberty Sunday

On the weekend in which we commemorate our nation’s independence, we will celebrate our freedom on Religious Liberty Sunday. The Sanctuary Choir has a stirring rendition of “The Battle Hymn of the Republic” and Dr. Howell will deliver a dramatic monologue based on the life of the 18th century Baptist minister James Ireland, “From my Palace in Culpepper.”

Carolyn M. Parker Memorial Preaching/Teaching Lectures 2014

Dr. Franklin Golden , Lecturer

Saturday, February 8 – Dinner and Lecture – Fellowship Hall – 6:00 p.m.

The Ephesian Moment (In the American South?)



Jesus hung out with all the wrong people. He gathered to himself a group of friends that confounded and offended those around him. His way of life was socially scandalous and he expects the same from his followers!

What if we are currently living in such a moment? What if the homogenous American church is on its way out?

Through stories, questions, and scripture, we’ll consider the radical social nature of the Gospel and how we might bear witness to it.

10:00 a.m. Sunday School – Fellowship Hall

Rethinking Hospitality

We’ll use the Sunday school hour to explore new possibilities for church life by rethinking hospitality. What if it is not about receiving people where we are, but being the kind of people others would welcome into their lives?

What does hospitality mean in a time when fewer and fewer people are just showing up in our churches?

11:00 a.m. Worship – Sanctuary

“Born Again” Romans 6: 3-6

Dr. Golden is co-pastor of the Durham (NC) Presbyterian Church. Before becoming a pastor, he was a theater producer. His focus is preaching, relationship building, and building diversity in churches.

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