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JULY CALENDAR


Sun, July 3 

     Communion Sunday at 11.15 a.m.

Tues, July 5     Bible Study at the Manse at 9.30 a.m.

Sun, July 10    Worship


Tues, July 12   Bible Study

Sun, July 17    Worship
Session meets after worship

Tues, July 19   Presbyterian Women (PW) meet in the Fellowship Hall at 10 a.m.

Sun, July 24    Christmas in July Chocolate Communion Service at 11.15 a.m.
Annual Christmas in July Community Ice Cream Social & Kids  -  Carnival on the grounds at McDowell starting at 1.00 p.m.

Mon, July 25   Community Vacation Bible School begins at 6.00 p.m. at McDowell Methodist

Sat, July 30     5th Sunday Service at the Seventh Day Adventist Church on Doe Hill Road
(no service at McDowell Pres. on Sunday)

Sun, July 31    Special Service of Closing at Pisgah Presbyterian Church at 11.15 a.m. with catered lunch to follow

 


  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.  

 in beautiful HIGHLAND COUNTY, VIRGINIA

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.

     

McDowell Presbyterian Church

      

                                    

what's going on???

    Community Vacation Bible School  -  MONDAY JULY 25
VBS, hosted this year by the McDowell Methodist Charge and chaired by Amy Good, will run from Monday through Friday from 6 - 8.00 p.m. each evening.  Volunteers let Amy know how you can help this year make our community VBS a smashing success.
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Annual Christmas in July

Community Ice Cream Social & Kids' Carnival
Sunday, July 24 starting at 1.00 p.m

Hot dogs and fixins, home-made ice cream . . .

kids' carnival activities, dunking booth and corn hole for the big kids, and the bouncy castle are all back, along with our new playground. 

Fun for all ages and the chance to meet up with your neighbors and catch up. 

See you there and bring a friend!

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Christmas in July

Chocolate Communion Service

SUNDAY JULY 24 at 11.15 a.m.
A preacher friend introduced me to Chocolate Communion and gave me my own chocolate fountain a few years back and every year since on the fourth Sunday in July, when stores advertise for Christmas in July as a way to draw in customers, we at McDowell celebrate our own version of Christmas in July, with a communion service in the usual way, but with a twist: to emphasize God's abundant providing for us, we add chocolate and treats to communion, to recall the joy of having been invited to sit down at God's own table of the joyful feast. 


We follow this with the Ice Cream Social and Kids' Carnival,

so it's a day of fun and laughter and yes, joy!!!

And the funny thing about joy is that it's just better, bigger, when it's shared. 

So we hope you'll join us for Christmas this year. 

There's a seat at the table waiting for you!
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Closing of Pisgah Presbyterian Church
After more than 100 years, Pisgah Presbyterian Church has decided that it's time to close their doors.  To celebrate as well as remember, to look forward to next chapters in the lives of all who worship there, they are hosting a worship service on Sunday, July 31 with special preaching, music and song and a catered meal after, to which all are invited. 

There will be no service at McDowell Presbyterian on the 31st, so all are encouraged to support the members of Pisgah and their friends and neighbors in this ritual time of change.