Upcoming Events

FACEBOOK LIVE ONLINE WORSHIP, 11am Sundays. To view the live service, go to the SPC Group Page (https://www.facebook.com/groups/spcworks) and wait for the “live stream” preview window to appear. NOTE: THE PREVIEW WINDOW WILL NOT APPEAR BEFORE 10:50am, please wait for it. (you may have to scroll down to find it). Once it appears, it will contain the word “LIVE” in a red box in the upper lefthand corner, the current date, and an active countdown. You may also have to click on the speaker icon in the lower righthand corner of the preview window in order to unmute the audio. Please note that a Facebook account is not required to access the live stream.
CURRENT SPC COVID PRECAUTIONS: We will continue (for now) to: 1. Require masking in the building 2. Maintain current communion practices 3. Livestream our 11am worship service. Session will continue to monitor updates from the CDC and feedback from local congregations and choral groups.
TEACH THE PREACHER, Tuesdays at 7 p.m. via Zoom. Reflections on the week’s Lesson. 
“EXPLORING SPIRITUAL PRACTICES” (ESP) will meet Wednesday, May 11, 10:30-11:30 a.m. BY ZOOM ONLY. The focus for May will be "Taking Sacred Pauses through Mini-Meditations". This will be our last meeting until September. All interested adults are welcomed. You will be sent the Zoom link prior to the 11th. If you have not attended before and are curious, possibly interested, or have questions, e-mail Larry Neumark via office@shepherdstownpresbyterian.org.
SUNDAY SEMINAR: AN INTRODUCTION TO THE ENNEAGRAM, Sunday, May 1, 9:30am, via Zoom. The Enneagram has been called one of the most powerful and insightful tools for understanding ourselves and others. But as the Center for Action and Contemplation assures, "The Enneagram is a dynamic system that recognizes humans are far too complex and nuanced to fit easily into simple categories; it supports the evolving, maturing human journey." Join us at 9:15am for a chat and at 9:30am for this interesting overview! 
Looking Ahead:
SAVE THE DATE. SPC AT MARTINSBURG PRIDE, JUNE 4TH, WE NEED VOLUNTEERS! Finally, Pride is back again after 2 long years! Pride will be in downtown Martinsburg for 2022 and SPC/More Light will have a table adjoining EPYA. We’ll all be SPC together. We’ll have flags, buttons, stickers and other giveaways to show Jefferson and Berkeley Counties that SPC supports our LGBTQIA+ family. Please sign up for a 2 hour slot or more on that day and bring SPC to the Pride celebration again! Watch SPC Facebook, and next week's E-News for sign up sheets, 9am to 5pm. SEE YOU ON PRIDE DAY!
Other News:
THE NEXT CONCERTS OF THE CHAMBER CHOIR WINCHESTER MUSICA VIVA will feature 5 new arrangements by Georgiann Toole, of songs related to New Orleans! The concert also includes Schubert’s Mass in G with string accompaniment, and lots more. Join the celebration on May 7 at 7:30 and May 8 at 3:00, at Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, Winchester, VA. https://winchestermusicaviva.org/concerts/performances/

SHEPHERDSTOWN'S OWN ED ZAHNISER! Join Ed and Four Seasons Books for the launch of Adirondack Cabin & Mountain Poems on Saturday, May 21 at 1:00 pm at the shop. By any measure, Ed Zahniser is one of the truest poets in America in this century. If you love mountain poetry and wilderness on the page, Adirondack Mountain & Cabin Poems is your next read. Ed Zahniser writes from the Adirondack cabin he's visited since the 1940s. Here is the mountain experience rendered by the poet’s words and beyond. Encounter the bird that reads the poet’s note on the tree and startles away. A harvest of wilderness after-thoughts, Ed’s mountains restore the reader time and again. Copies are NOW available for purchase at our shop.

BACK ALLEY GARDEN TOUR & TEA IN HISTORIC SHEPHERDSTOWN, WV. MAY 21 & 22, 10 am – 4 pm. Tea service with sweet & savory treats, 20+ Garden Tours, Local artist exhibit and Garden Boutique marketplace. For more information and/or tickets visit www.backalleygarden.org