Upcoming Events

SUNDAY WORSHIP will continue to be live streamed via the SPC Facebook group—just click on https://www.facebook.com/groups/spcworks and wait for the “live stream” box to appear—Sunday at 11:00 a.m. For additional information, see: Meeting House Live! on our website. All are welcome to attend. A Facebook account is not required to access this.
 
CHILDREN OF ALL AGES: watch for this weeks video for our youth that will include a poem template for writing your own “sing your body electric” poem! This week we’ll celebrate our body temple. Christa Joyce
 
THIS SUNDAY, COFFEE TALK with Pastor Gusti. A special Coffee Talk invitation for anyone who would like to check in with our community in the wake of last week's insurrection and continued threats of violence. See weekly e-mail for Zoom link.
 
COMMISSIONED FOR GRACE. Our Worship theme through February 7 invites us to claim the commission of grace we receive in the renewal of our baptism. Be on the lookout for those “glimpses of grace” that emerge for you - and for US - in this season of renewal. 
 
GLIMPSES OF GRACE: COMMUNAL REFLECTION. Worship on Sunday, January 24, invites the congregation to share your written stories of glimpsing grace throughout this season. Stories should be 1-2 pages long and emailed to the church office no later than 9:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 20.
 
COMING SOON - ADULT EDUCATION SUNDAY SEMINARS 2021 During the winter and early spring of this new year we continue our explorations of racism and racial justice. We will take up How to be an Antiracist by Ibram Kendi. This book follows our study of So you Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo last fall. Kendi dives deep into the difference between being “not racist” and “antiracist”. Why is this difference so critical for us to understand? As the fight against racism takes center stage in American life, examining our assumptions is essential for us to see all forms of racism clearly and take action. Please join us January 24 at 9:30 a.m. for our discussion of the Introduction and Chapters 1 and 2. Watch this space for a zoom meeting link to join the conversation. Books are on order at Four Seasons bookstore and will be available January 11. The cost per book with discount and tax comes to $24.56. Make sure you tell them it’s for the SPC seminar so they’ll include the discount.
 
PRAYER VIGIL FOR THE NATION, Tuesday, January 19, 7:00 p.m. via Zoom. Pastor Gusti and Deacon Co-Moderator Debbie Romano will host a time of prayer and meditation for victims of the pandemic and for a peaceful transfer of power. See weekly e-mail for Zoom link.
 
LISTENING GROUP meets Thursday, January 21 at 10–11 a.m., via Zoom. This is a time of prayerful listening and reflecting in community. In 2021, we plan to use poems, essays, meaningful quotations, psalms, and readings from other faith traditions and world religions as possible spiritual resources. All are welcome! No experience necessary! See weekly e-mail for Zoom link.
 
ALL GATHERINGS IN THE CHURCH BUILDING HAVE BEEN SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. Help us keep our church calendar up to date; if your Committee or Team is planning an event or electronic meeting, please contact the church office with details office@shepherdstownpresbyterian.org.
 
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SHEP SHARES FOOD PANTRY Please watch the Shepherdstown Shares Food Pantry’s Day of Gratitude and Hope virtual program via Facebook this Saturday, January 16th, at 1:00 PM, featuring many wonderful neighbors. We are currently asking for packages of ground beef for our clients, sticks of butter, and canned chicken and beef. For more information, go to ShepherdstownShares.org. Cari Simon, SS Food Pantry Coordinator