Service Bulletin

Sunday, July 7, 2024 at 10:15 a.m. Church Gathering with Rev. Laura Collins

Seventh Sunday after Pentecost 

Today’s service may be viewed on Facebook Live Stream at this link in the comfort of your home or in person in the sanctuary.  Join us!

The Worship Committee has decided to suspend outdoor services through August due to the heat, humidity, and air quality. 

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Gathering Music                                          Polly Dunford

Welcome and Announcements           Laurie Gentry      

Special Music     “Let the Mystery Be”          Dave Johnson, guitar and vocals

by Iris Dement                        Laurie Gentry, ukulele

Arranged by Dave Johnson          Polly Dunford, piano


Call to Worship     (based on J. Philip Newell)

One:  That wisdom was born with me in the womb

All:  Thanks be to you, O God.

One:  That your ways have been written into the human body and soul, there to be read and reverenced

All:  Thanks be to you, O God.

One:  Let me be attentive to the truths of these living texts.

All:  Let me learn of the law etched into the whole of creation

One:  Let me discern the law of love in my own heart

All:  Let me be set free by love, O God. Let me be set free to love. 

Opening Hymn                                   Potluck Hymn



Not one of us was here when this house was built. Our immediate ancestors may have had nothing to do with it, but here we are, the current occupants of a property with stress cracks and bowed walls and fissures built into the foundation. We are the heirs to whatever is right or wrong with it. We did not erect the uneven pillars or joists, but they are ours to deal with now. And any further deterioration is, in fact, on our hands.

—Isabel Wilkerson, Caste: The Origins of our Discontents 

This is the kind of fast day I’m after: to break the chains of injustice, get rid of exploitation in the workplace, free the oppressed, cancel debts. What I’m interested in seeing you do is: sharing your food with the hungry, inviting the homeless poor into your homes, putting clothes on the shivering ill-clad, being available to your own families. … “If you get rid of unfair practices, quit blaming victims, quit gossiping about other people’s sins, if you are generous with the hungry and start giving yourselves to the down-and-out, your lives will begin to glow in the darkness, your shadowed lives will be bathed in sunlight. I will always show you where to go. I’ll give you a full life in the emptiest of places— firm muscles, strong bones. You’ll be like a well-watered garden, a gurgling spring that never runs dry. You’ll use the old rubble of past lives to build anew, rebuild the foundations from out of your past. You’ll be known as those who can fix anything, restore old ruins, rebuild and renovate, make the community livable again.   —Isaiah 58:6-12 (The Message)

Leader: This is ancient wisdom and holy word.

People: Thanks be to all that is wise and holy.

Leader: All creation is wisdom and holy word.

People: All creation sings of wisdom and God! Hallelujah!


Sermon              “Becoming Renovators”   Rev. Laura Collins

Prayers of the People

Closing Hymn and Offertory                  Potluck Hymn




Shalom       (“May you be well and whole and in communion with all creation.”)

Shalom, my friends, Shalom, my friends, Shalom, Shalom.

                            Till we meet again, Till we meet again, Shalom, Shalom.


Please join us for our 1st Sunday Potluck Meal following worship service.


Calendar of Service -

July 14 - Dr. Keith Ray

July 21 - Dr. Keith Ray

July 28 - Dr. Keith Ray


Bible Study will gather on Monday, July 8 to conclude the study of the book of Numbers.  There will be a “multi-week pause” for the rest of July and the first part of August.  When the Bible Study resumes, Deuteronomy will be the book of study.


Coming Soon: Three Nights of Nature program to be held on July 23, 24, 25 at 7 p.m.

If you would like to donate to the family of Eric Childs, who was tragically killed in a car accident, please use this link:  Eric’s wife Jessicka Spearman heads the PFLAG group that meets at NACCP.


New NACCP Website is now live. If you experience issues or would like to access the password-protected online church directory, please email Manella at


You may have noticed the new glass “tip jar” on the piano at church that serendipitously came about when someone didn’t claim a flower vase. Feel free to drop in a dollar or five when you like the music during the service. Dave and Polly will donate the “tips” to a cause related to music, such as bringing music to schools.
Women’s clothing is needed for women coming out of incarceration. Good, gently used items please. All sizes.
Doug Booth encourages everyone to volunteer at PAWS – there is something for everyone, from socializing with the dogs on-site to taking a dog to lunch to hosting weekend visits. There are many dogs at the facility who crave human interaction.  Additionally, don’t forget to bring in any donations of blankets to the church.
Karen highlighted that the Prayer Tree has been moved into the sanctuary. If you have a prayer request to add to the tree, write it on one of the provided tags and hang it on a branch.
Joanne reminds us all to keep up the food donations for AIM (Anderson Interfaith Ministries)!  Bring your non-perishable items to the church.  This is an on-going need that can easily become part of everyone’s shopping routine.


Are you interested in becoming a member of NACCP?  Would you like to make this community your spiritual home?  Please contact Keith at or at 864-508-1530.


Remember in prayer:  Michael Little’s friend Becky; Shea Marsden; Linda McFall; Bonnie Marsden and son Michael; Glennie Burns; Mary Alice Mundy; Latha and Cheryl Semones; Immigrant families; Victims of all violence, oppression, and injustice; People of Ukraine; People of Israel and Palestine.
NACCP is an inclusive Faith Community that values questions
and the journey to the answers.
Ministry Leader: Dr. Keith Ray
Pianist and Choir Director: Polly Dunford
Mailing address: P.O. Box 4346, Anderson, SC 29622
Phone: 864-225-3575
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