HANDICAP ACCESSIBILITY 

 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. 

Headwaters Chapel has large-print bulletins available.  There are a few steps required to gain access to Headwaters Chapel.  Headwaters has no rest room facilities.

Come worship with us:

In MCDOWELL:

    Church School: 10:00 a.m.

    Worship Service: 11:15 a.m. 

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

     

 in beautiful HIGHLAND COUNTY, VIRGINIA

McDowell Presbyterian Church

      

                                    

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JULY CALENDAR
Bible Study at the Manse at 9.00 a.m. led by Emily Peterson –

                4 Week series on the parables(see details below)
               Emily’s office hours at the church from 5-7.00 p.m.

Tuesday, June 30 Bible Study series on the parables at 9.00 a.m. at the Manse

Sunday, July 5

Children’s Bible Story Time at 10.45 a.m. at McDowell
Communion worship service at McDowell at 11.15 a.m. - Emily Peterson preaching

Joyful Noise – gather in the joy of making music together – at McDowell Presbyterian grounds (weather permitting) or inside the church if it’s rainy
Time: 7-9.00 p.m. all the Sundays of July. Bring your instrument - or just come to listen! - and your joy!

Tuesday, July 7 Bible Study at the Manse at 9.00 a.m.
Sunday, July 12Children’s Bible Story Time - 10.45 a.m.
Worship at 11.15 a.m. – Emily Peterson preaching

Joyful Noise– gather in the joy of making music together – at McDowell Presbyterian grounds (weather permitting) or inside the church if it’s rainy
Time: 7-9.00 p.m. all the Sundays of July. Bring your instrument - or just come to listen! - and your joy!

Monday, July 13 McDowell Volunteer Fire Department meeting - 7.30 p.m.
Highland Evangelistic Association meeting 7.30 p.m. at Monterey Pres.


Wednesday, July 15Presbyterian Women (PW) meet in the Fellowship Hall at 7.00 p.m.

Sunday, July 19 NO MORNING WORSHIP AT MCDOWELL - & No Children’s Story Time today.

Old Fashioned Gospel Sing at 10.00 a.m. at the Highland County Fairgrounds in Monterey, sponsored by the Old Time Fiddlers Convention

(check out their web site at: http://highfiddle.com/index.php)

Joyful Noise gather in the joy of making music together – at McDowell Presbyterian grounds (weather permitting) or inside the church if it’s rainy
Time: 7-9.00 p.m. all the Sundays of July. Bring your instrument - or just come to listen! - and your joy!

Monday, July 20 Vacation Bible School begins 

Tuesday, July 21 Bible Study at the Manse at 9.00 a.m.

   AND  Vacation Bible School

Wednesday, July 22 Vacation Bible School

Thursday, July 23 Vacation Bible School

Friday, July 24 Vacation Bible School

Sunday, July 26
No Children’s Story time today

Christmas in July Chocolate Communion Service led by the children of Vacation Bible School - at McDowell Presbyterian at 11.15 a.m.

Annual Christmas in July Community Ice Cream Social & Kid’s Carnival on the grounds at McDowell

starting at 1.00 p.m.

Joyful Noise final night
from 7-9.00 p.m. Joyful Noise – gather in the joy of making music together – at McDowell
Presbyterian grounds (weather permitting) or inside the church if it’s rainy
Time: 7-9.00 p.m. Bring your instrument - or just come to listen! - and your joy!

Tuesday, July 28 Bible Study hiatus – Study resumes Sept. 22

Sunday, Aug. 2 Children’s Story Time at 10.45 a.m.
Worship at McDowell at 11.15 a.m. with Will Crisp guest preaching

some (important!) notes -

from Beth's  desk

1. It’s a grand experiment!

From May through August, Presbyterian Women (PW) will meet on the 3rd Wednesday at 7.00 in the evening (rather than its past morning time on Tuesdays) and women of the church and community, you’re invited!

PW has a time of bible study and prayer as well as doing what PW is most known for – its outreach and mission work both here at home and around the world.

Please come and join in making our world a better place.

If you’ve gotten out of the habit, please come back and see what we’ve been up to lately!


2.  Emily Peterson, a seminary student at Columbia Theological Seminary in Georgia, will be serving as our summer intern starting on Tuesday, May 26.

Emily’s father John is the pastor at Covenant Presbyterian Church in Staunton.

Our McDowell Methodist friends have graciously agreed to let us rent (at a very reasonable cost) their parsonage for Emily’s stay.

PLEASE plan on bringing food and paper supplies to church on Sunday, May 26 for Emily’s ‘pounding’. 

I’m very excited for this opportunity of shared ministry for us as well as for Emily!!


3.  THIS IS REALLY EXCITING!!!!

Bible Story Time Beginning with the first Sunday in June (June 7) and continuing every Sunday through the end of August, we’ll be having a Bible Story Time for children at 10.45 a.m. each week.


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.

If you’re interested in being a story teller, let Pastor Beth know by May 15 by calling her at 396-3450.   (And you don’t have to attend McDowell Pres. to be a story teller!)


4.  Community Vacation Bible School. Put it on your calendar – this year’s VBS for the McDowell area will be the week of Monday, July 20 - Friday, July 24, from 7.00 - 8.35 p.m. each evening.

Registration will be on Monday from 6.30 - 6.55 p.m.

The theme this year is Christmas in July and the stories, lessons, crafts and activities will be centered around Christ’s birth.


On Sunday, July 26, the worship service starting at 11.15 a.m. will be a service led by the children, incorporating McDowell’s traditional Christmas in July service with Chocolate Communion.

After worship will be our Community Ice Cream Social and Kid’s Carnival!!

Volunteers are needed to help in all aspects, so call Pastor Beth at 396-3450 by the end of May to let her know how you can be a part of this annual community event.