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.
 
ALL GATHERINGS IN THE CHURCH BUILDING HAVE BEEN SUSPENDED THROUGH NOVEMBER 30. 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.
 
2020 VIRTUAL BOOK BAG DRIVE. . This year, SPC is participating virtually to help provide basic school supplies for children in need at TA Lowery Elementary School through the online Target Gift Registry. This registry is created in the name of their school counselor Bridget Deronda (under Bridget’s Other Registry). All items will be shipped directly to TA Lowery. There is a list of many choices, including gift cards from which to choose. You can also drop items off at TA Lowery at 103 Shenandoah Junction Rd, Shenandoah Junction. Put the items in a bag marked SPC. Leave outside the schools front doors in the Drop Off box. (Push the call button on the wall to notify the office that supplies are outside.
 
SPC PRAYER PORTICO We are hosting a Prayer Portico each Wednesday and Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. Give yourself some time for prayer, meditation, and reflection in the candle-lit prayer stations in the portico on the right side of the building—entering from the front. The four stations, properly distanced, can accommodate up to 4 people. Light a candle, say a prayer, meditate, and reflect. There will be places to sit outside the portico to wait for an open space. Please respect others and practice current precautions and physical distancing. There will be people staffing the space to manage the flow. We hope you will come out and join others for these special evenings. All are welcome. Questions? Contact the the church office at office@shepherdstownpresbyterian.org
 
CONFIRMATION CLASS returns this year! Two Tracks: 8th - 9th Grade and 10th - 12th Grade. One “Zoom” Gathering per month from September - May. Dates and Times determined by the availability of confirmands. Sign up through the church office at office@shepherdstownpresbyterian.org by Wednesday, September 15.
 
HOMEWOOD EXPRESS 2! Saturday, September 19, 1:30 p.m. Meet us to caravan from Shepherdstown at 12:45 p.m. at the parking lot in Maryland right past Canal Road on your right. Sign up at: https://forms.gle/nBbPhUG7kKiZECAa6 . Optional info: Dress up your car (safely!) What to bring? Noisemakers, balloons to hold out of the car during the parade! Beautiful decorated signs! Your heart!
 
SUNDAY SEMINARS on RACISM, JUSTICE AND FAITH will continue beginning September 20, with a congregation-wide exploration of the book So You Want to Talk About Race by IJeoma Oluo. Everyone is encouraged to read this book, and to participate in one or more conversations that will be taking place, both in our usual Sunday Seminar time (Sunday @ 9:30 via Zoom), as well as other groups within the church. Copies can be picked up at the Four Seasons Book Store for $14.44 each.
 
OUTDOOR HYMN SING from 4 to 5 p.m. hosted by Terry Tucker. Meet every other week at the Rumsey Monument (overlooking the Potomac River in Shepherdstown). We will space apart and face outwards so no one will be singing in anyone else's direction. There will be hymnals and hand sanitizer. Terry will provide accompaniment on her autoharp. If you play hymns on your guitar, bring it. Bring a chair if you like, or perch on the stone wall. Anyone can come join us or just listen from their cars or from across the park. Invite family and friends. We sing for one hour! Let’s get a lot of singing in before cold weather. September we will follow this schedule: First and Third Sundays at 4:00 p.m. (Sept 20, Oct 4, Oct 18) In December, we can go caroling.
 
 
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RACISM, JUSTICE AND FAITH RESOURCE LIST. Resources, books, articles and the slides and narrative about Equal Justice Initiative’s Legacy Museum and Lynching Memorial is now available for all to use. As a follow up to Sunday Seminar and for others who are interested, it’s meant to be a community document, so anyone who has access to this link can add content. Here’s the link: https://rb.gy/btv9bo 

VOTING BY ABSENTEE BALLOT in the November 3 General Election. In WV, any eligible voter can vote early with an absentee ballot. The application to receive a ballot can be completed in three ways: online at the website below; or downloaded and mailed to the county clerk, or requested from the county clerk. (Note: This is different from the WV primary election this past spring when an application to receive a mail-in ballot was sent to all registered voters.) The all-things-about-elections site is GoVoteWV.com. On the right side is a link to the online application. You can also register to vote there and confirm your voter registration.