What We Believe

Through the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit, we trust in the one triune God, the Holy One of Israel, whom alone we worship and serve.

 
 
God comes to us in free and undeserved favor in the person of Jesus Christ who lived, died, and rose for us that we might belong to God and serve Christ in the world. Following Jesus, Presbyterians are engaged in the world and in seeking thoughtful solutions to the challenges of our time.
 

Presbyterians affirm that God comes to us with grace and love in the person of Jesus Christ, who lived, died, and rose for us so that we might have eternal and abundant life in him. As Christ’s disciples, called to ministry in his name, we seek to continue his mission of teaching the truth, feeding the hungry, healing the broken, and welcoming strangers. God sends the Holy Spirit to dwell within us, giving us the energy, intelligence, imagination, and love to be Christ’s faithful disciples in the world.

Organization
 
On a local level, our church is organized by committees to aid in these ministries:

Administration

Chair:  John W. Milton

Members:  Chuck Morgan, Beth Westmoreland, Larry Spivey

Administers the finances of our church, our insurance program, coordinates the work of the Endowment Committee and Stewardship program, and supervises the work of our Church Administrator, Connie Lea Butts, and our pastor.
 

Christian Education

Chair:  LuAnne Law

Members:  Jim Gibbs, Mary Ann Gibbs, Ashley Rackey

Coordinates our Christian Education programs for all ages, including Sunday School, Youth Groups, Wild Wonderful Wednesday, Lenten Luncheons, Vacation Bible School, Montreat, Dogwood Acres, youth and children’s music programs, special Bible and other studies, prayer and reflection times for adults, as well as supervising our Nursery Assistants: Tina Bigale Wilson and Carlee Wilson.
 

Congregational Care

Chair:  Jan Howell

Members:  Alma Milton, Gina Tinsley, Muriel Turner

Assists the Pastor with visitations and contacts with members who are: Sick, Facing an immediate crisis, Have had a death in the family, Are shut-in or inactive, Are experiencing any circumstance requiring a personal visit.
 

Evangelism and Fellowship

Chair:  Amanda Hinson

Members:  Lauren Lyons, Geriann Milton, Peggy Peacock, Jennifer Stafford

Coordinates our fellowship activities including covered dish suppers, breakfasts, church picnics, spring carnival, fall festival, community trunk or treat and other special events, as well as helping us to reach out in concern to one another, and to those who worship with us, and seeking to make our church known in our community through our website and in other ways.
 

Mission and Service

Chair:  Kathy Milton

Members:  Sharon Bannerman, Tina Bigale, Mary Ann Gibbs, Marsha Rodgers

Litteral, Marianne Lonsinger, Travis Lawson

Encourages our concern for the needy in our own community and throughout the world including the work of our Food Pantry, support of the programs of our General Assembly, Synod and Presbytery, Thornwell Home for Children, Presbytery’s Camp at Dogwood Acres and other local community programs, such as Habitat for Humanity and the Salvation Army, and organizes all of our special offerings.
 

Property and Operations

Chair:  Scott Yant

Membeers:  Mary Lu Andreu, Mel McClure Clark, John W. Milton, Matt

Milton, Chuck Morgan, Xylpha Schwehm, Barry Stafford

Supervises the work of our custodian and the maintenance, good repair and appearance of all of our church buildings, including the manse.
 

Worship and Music

Chair:  Bryan Milton

Members:  Macky Gortemoller, Joy Hinton, Kenneth Kelly, Anna Beth Milton,

Tom Stadsklev, Linda Wamsley, Beth Westmoreland

Supervises the work of our church musicians, Stanley Littleton and Kenneth Kelly, and our handbell program, as well as planning for our regular and special worship services, including the Sacraments of Baptism and the Lord’s Supper, as well as funerals and weddings at the church.
 

Endowment

Chair: Chuck Morgan

Members:  Guy Green, Amy Milton, John Milton V, John W. Milton 

This special committee oversees our 1835 Endowment Fund, encourages other Endowment Funds, and support of the church through wills, bequests and other special gifts.   If you have any questions about a committee’s work, please contact the respective chairperson through the church office.

Church Session
 

Session 2020

 
John Wamsley, Moderator
Leslie Kelley, Clerk of Session
John W. Milton, Treasurer
 

Class of 2020

 

Tina Bigale
Leslie Kelley
John W. Milton
Scott Yant

Class of 2021

 
Janet Howell
Travis Lawson
Larry Spivey
Barry Stafford 

Class of 2021

 
Amanda Hinson
LuAnne Law
Bryan Milton
Matt Milton 
 
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