Sneads Ferry Presbyterian Church






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Pastor Bill's Reflections…

Bill Young

Pastor Bill's Reflections…

“God, by the power of the Holy Spirit at work within us is able to accomplish abundantly far more than all we could ever ask or imagine.” Ephesians 3:20

Read Ephesians 3:14-20

As a part of my Seminary Doctoral Program, in the fall of 1979 I started a year-long Internship in “little” Washington, NC as Pastor of a small mill village church on the edge of town. I also worked with the Youth at the large Presbyterian Church downtown and preached there periodically. Jerry Bron was Pastor at that Church and served as my supervisor and mentor during that year. It was a life changing year in my ministerial development as well as the beginning of a life long friendship with Jerry.

The experience of preaching every week, teaching, visitation, pastoral concerns, administration, and all the rest of a “Pastor’s life” was invaluable. The interesting thing is that I have many, many memories of that year but one stands out that Jerry and I still talk about.

The backdrop of the story is that Little Washington is located on the Pamlico River that feeds into the Pamlico Sound that is bordered by the mainland and the Outer Banks. Growing up in Wilmington and then living on that huge body of water, it was obvious that Jerry loved the water. He had a motorboat and had acquired a small catamaran sailboat. Actually I think my love for the water was developed during that year.

So, one day he invited me out on the catamaran and it was memorable. I don’t think I had ever been on a sailboat, and he was the captain teaching his mate what to do to keep us moving. I got the hang of it pretty quickly. As we made our way east, the water widened toward the sound. We caught a huge wind so I put on the harness off the mast and hung off the side to keep the boat right side up. We were flying with the wind and it was exhilarating.

I have reflected many times on that experience as the Session has been reading Sailboat Church. The wind was going where it will and all we had to do was figure out how to go with it. The wind of God’s Holy Spirit is like that. God is leading us in His will as our Captain. As His “sailors,” we are called to go with this wind and let God take us where He will as individuals and as a Church. I am excited that we get to sail together on this journey.

Hope and Peace to you all,

Pastor Bill


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  • Sunday School 10 AM
    4 Years - 2nd Grade (Participate in worship through childrens talk, then dismiss to classrooms)
  • Fellowship Time after Worship
  • Youth Choir practice - 11:15 AM
  • Recorder Choir practice - 12:20 PM


  • Pumpkin Patch
    October, 3-31
    Monday-Saturday 10:30 AM to 7:00 PM
    Sunday Noon to 7:00 PM
  • Presbyterian Women Circle
    Monday, October 3rd
  • Adopt-a-Highway
    Saturday, October 22nd
    SF Presbyterian Church
    8:30 AM
  • Fall Church Clean Up
    Saturday, October 29th
    SF Presbyterian Church
    8:00 AM to Noon
  • Celebration of Light
    Monday, October 31st
    North Topsail Shores Baptist Church
    6:00 PM to 8:00 PM


October, 2 2016 - "The Church's Mission"
Today's scripture lessons comes from Ezekiel 37:1-4 and Matthew 28:16-20 Pastor Bill teaches us that the church is a meeting place for Christians but part of the mission is what we do beyond the doors of the church.
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