McDowell Presbyterian Church



What's going on...


Father’s Day

Community Picnic of Thanks at 4.30 p.m.

In thanks for all the dads and to specially commemorate the new playground

and thank all in the community

who helped to

make it happen.

All provided unless you want to bring a dessert.

Rain or shine. Hope to see you there!


Friday, June 24

VPAS Tour of McDowell

starts at 10 a.m. at the Museum

A walking tour of McDowell on Friday, June 24 starts at 10 a.m. at the Museum, then on to Sugar Tree Country Store and

from there to McDowell Presbyterian Church,

where lunch will be provided for a cost of $5.

After a guided tour of the church (built before the Civil War), folks can drive or ride down Bullpasture River Road.

Contact Harmony Leonard at VPAS (468-2178) for more information or to RSVP.


Sun, June 12 Worship at 11.15 a.m.

Tues, June 14 Bible Study at the Manse at 9.30 a.m.

Sun, June 19 Worship

Father’s Day Community Picnic of Thanks at 4.30 p.m.

Tues, June 21 Presbyterian Women (PW) meet at the Fellowship Hall at 10 a.m.

Fri, June 24 VPAS Tour of McDowell starts at 10 a.m. at the Museum

Sun, June 26 Worship

Tues, June 28 Bible Study

from Beth's desk...

The cicadas here are less threatening, somehow, hiding out, as they seem to do, in the many trees. I can hear them, but out of sight, somewhat out of mind. In my mom’s housing development, however, it’s a different story: they are everywhere. And they dive bomb you when you sit out on the porch. Really. Dive bomb. I sit on my porch here and contemplate the difference: more trees for the cicadas = less cicadas in my hair. It’s a right selfish comparison, but I am moved to wonder about the importance of trees and grass and green things in ways I’ve not considered before. And once again, I leave the porch grateful for all that surrounds, for how God has provided even for 17-year sleeping cicadas and am moved yes, to wonder, and just a little bit of awe.

Pastor Beth


 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.  

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.



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