July was a busy month – and a rainy one. Too much rain where the ground is already wet and not enough in dry and parched lands to the east and west and we’re left to wonder if there is a plan and where we all fit in. Gratitude for what we did not ask for, for what we believe we do not need can be hard in the doing and even seem a bit silly – why would we be grateful for what we do not need?

Perhaps the gratitude is in the providing as much as in The Provider, trusting that God’s wisdom sees beyond a horizon we can barely imagine.

Perhaps trusting is not about the outcomes we seek or desire, but in the love of The One who holds us so tenderly amidst it all.



Sunday, August 2Children’s Story Time w/ Missy Douglas at 10.45 a.m.
Worship at McDowell with guest speaker Will Crisp at 11.15 a.m.

Thursday, August 6 Garth Newell Community Concert (free to the public) at 7.00 p.m.

Sunday, August 9 Children’s Story Time w/ Signe Marechal at 10.45 a.m.
Communion and Worship at 11.15 a.m. with Pastor Beth

Sunday, August 16 Children’s Story Time w/ Shawna Hiner at 10.45 a.m.
Worship at 11.15 a.m.
Session meets following worship

Wednesday,August19 Presbyterian Women (PW) meet at 7.00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall

Saturday, August22 Presbytery meeting

Sunday, August 23 Children’s Story Time w/ R. D. Robinson at 10.45 a.m.
Worship at 11.15 a.m.

Sunday, August 30 5th Sunday Service (location tba). No service at McDowell Pres.

[NOTE: Tuesday Bible Study is on hiatus and will resume on Tuesday, September 22.

Enjoy the rest of your summer off, students!]


McDowell Presbyterian Church



Friends  -  Faith  -  Family


 McDowell Presbyterian has a handicapped-accessible rest-room, a ramp for ease of entrance from the

gravel parking lot at the rear of the  building,  and large print bulletins and devotionals.  

 What's going on ??


Every Sunday through the end of August,

we’ll be having a BIBLE STORY TIME

for children at 10.45 a.m.

This is a time for the whole community, so be sure to spread the word to all the moms and dads – bring the kids to learn the beloved stories of the Bible the way they were taught long ago – as stories about people as close to us as our neighbors, aunts, uncles and cousins.
The story time will last for 10-15 minutes, so folks can bring the kids to story time and then head on to their own church for worship, or on with their day, or stay and join our worship, which begins at 11.15 a.m.

Come worship with us:


    Church School: 10:00 a.m.

    Worship Service: 11:15 a.m. 

PLEASE NOTE:worship at  the Headwaters Chapel has been suspended.