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Pastor Bill's Reflections

Bill Young

“When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting.” Acts 2:1-2

Read Acts 2:1-41

It is unbelievable that we are just a month away from an adventure for all of us at Sneads Ferry Presbyterian Church. On May 30 our Sabbatical Program begins. During my time away, I will celebrate 35 years of Ordained Ministry and will also celebrate 6 years as your Pastor. During this journey for Lynne and me we will be traveling to Scotland to seek out our Presbyterian, Young, and Graham Scottish heritage, reconnecting with family and each other, and visiting the Southwest (Grand Canyon and more). For me, as your Pastor, this is a time for growth, reflection, study, and refreshment as we move into the next 5-6 years of ministry together.

But this is also a time of growth, reflection, study, and refreshment for you all as individuals and a congregation. Lay people and Elders will be filling in gaps using there God given gifts. God has richly blessed Sneads Ferry Presbyterian Church for the past 25+ years from a small gathering of folks in the 80’s to an average of nearly 200 worshiping in 2016.

This Sabbatical period of May 30-August 21 will allow us all time to reflect on the past and look to the future. You will be in great hands with the Rev. Dr. Jerry Bron as he comes for those 3 months to minister with you. He is a long time friend who is a very gifted preacher, pastor, and leader. He will inspire you as he has me for many years and so you will not want to miss a Sunday with him.

During 2016 the Session and Congregation is also looking to the future. We have been visioning for the next 5+ years as we seek God’s guidance to grow spiritually in our walk with Jesus Christ. The Session has been reading together the book “Sailboat Church- Helping Your Church Rethink Its Mission and Practice” by Joan Gray. I would recommend it for all members. The idea is that the church is like a sailboat allowing the wind and breath of God to move it where He wills it, instead of a row boat where members row where they will. It presents the model of the early church after Pentecost where they depended on the Spirit of God to provide what was needed to do God’s work as a model for us.

It is our hope that by the end of this year we will discern God’s vision for us as we move into the future and put that into a mission and vision statement that will guide our ministry into the 2020’s. We are seeking to be in a divine-human partnership, nurturing a relationship with Jesus Christ, being Holy Spirit powered, living in prayer, shaped and guided by scripture, encouraging spiritual leadership, transformation, and discernment. Our dream is that you will join us in prayer and discernment as we walk this journey together.

Hope and Peace to you all,

Pastor Bill



SUNDAY SCHEDULE

  • Adult Class - 8:30 AM
  • Worship - 10 AM (Nursery available for infant and toddlers)
  • 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

APRIL EVENTS

  • Sunday, May 15
    Presbyterian 101
    Lunch provide
    Child care avaiable
    11:15 AM
  • Sunday, May 22
    Congregational Meeting
  • Monday, May 23
    Graduate Information Dealine
    Contact
    Betsy McKinney-betsymckinney@gmail.com
    Belinda Vaughn-belindav68@gmail.com
  • Monday, May 30
    Pastor Sabbatical Starts
  • Sunday, June 5
    We will welcome Dr. Jerry Bron


OUR SERMONS


May,15 2016 - "Happy Birthday to You, Church!"
Today's scripture lessons comes from Acts 2: 1-21 Dr. Bill Young tells us how important the Christian holiday Pentecost is and how we need to embrace this time.
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