Wisdom's Vindication: Adult Sunday School Lesson 7/5/20

Roger Risk presents today's Sunday School Lesson, "Wisdom's Vindication," which studies Matthew 11:7-19. In this passage, which Roger remarks is a great Gospel account of the wisdom of God, we are introduced to John the Baptist. It is explained that John the Baptist was sent to prepare the way for Christ and that a new kingdom, one not based in violence, is coming. Roger explains that in order to navigate these unprecedented times, we must listen to God's word and trust in his wisdom.

Thrive Worship Service 7/5/2020

Join us for our Thrive worship service! This service includes regular liturgy, praise songs, and sermon. Rev. Lauren Sease Vanacore is preaching, "Rest Area Ahead."

Traditional Worship Service 7/5/2020

The God of love and peace be with you this day! Our traditional worship service includes prelude, hymns, liturgy, and sermon. Rev. Lauren Sease Vanacore is preaching, "Rest Area Ahead."

Our Mission and Vision

Following the Word with Christ’s heart into the world with open arms spreading the Good News, we are committed disciples of Christ engaged in God’s Word, joyfully united in worship and work, urgently taking the Good News into our community and the world.

We are a congregation of the Presbyterian Church (USA) with a long tradition of service and leadership in the Gastonia community and in the Presbytery of Western North Carolina.

Worship Opportunities

Due to concerns regarding the coronavirus, in-person services have been suspended until further notice. During this time we will be worshipping remotely via Livestream.  Services will include regular liturgy, sermon, hymns, and praise music.  Online worship will begin Sunday mornings at 8:55 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.
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Created to Create: Inter-Generational Crafts

Created to Create, our new intergenerational craft series, kicked off on Tuesday, June 23 at 4:00 p.m. Children, youth, and adults gathered to work on the first project: canvases painted to resemble stained glass that will then be assembled together to form a cross. The group meditated on Psalm 104 and the splendor of God's creation as they prepared to create something together. With a little patience and a lot of creativity, the group made beautiful pieces of art and greatly enjoyed the time to fellowship and reconnect after so much time apart.

If getting crafty and catching up with church friends sounds like fun to you, then we have good news! You can still sign up! Register below if you are still interested in participating! 
Providing support to bereaved families after the death of a child. Meets 7:00 p.m., first Tuesday of each month in the Church Parlor
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2 Peter 3:18 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)
18 But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be the glory both now and to the day of eternity. Amen.


1621 E Garrison Blvd, Gastonia, NC 28054 
Phone: 704-864-2651