Service Bulletin

Sunday, June 5, 2022 at 10:15 a.m. Church Gathering with Congregation

Today’s service has THREE choices.  You may view the Live Stream on Facebook at this link: , hear it in the church parking lot at 107.1 FM, or join us in person either at the woods stage or inside (masking preferred). 

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Gathering Music                   Polly Dunford

Welcome and Announcements           Barb Barham                                  

Call to Worship                      Lin Hagen

One:  As we gather this day, each of us brings something to worship –
All:  We bring the burdens of the week.
One:  We bring prayers of hope, and prayers of anguish.
All:  We bring our voices, and our offerings, and our questions.
One:  We bring our faith, tattered or whole as it may be.
All:  We bring all this to each other and to God, whom we worship today.

Opening Hymn “Here in This Place: Gather Us In” Hymnal #401

1) Here in this place the new light is streaming; now is the darkness vanished away;

    see in this space our fears and our dreamings brought here to you in the light of this day.

   Gather us in, the lost and forsaken; gather us in, the blind and the lame;

   call to us now, and we shall awaken; we shall arise at the sound of our name.

2) We are the young, our lives are a mystery. We are the old who yearn for your face.

    We have been sung throughout all of history, called to be light to the whole human race.

    Gather us in, the rich and the haughty; gather us in, the proud and the strong;

    give us a heart, so meek and so lowly; give us the courage to enter the song.

Hymnfest  Two hymns of the Congregation’s choice           Laurie Gentry

    verses 1&2 for each

Scripture Readings First Corinthians, Chapter 13   Rob Gentry

   Micah 6:6-8                         Laurie Gentry

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Message and Discussion                  Diane Lee and Barb Barham

“What do YOU want our new minister to know about NACCP?

  What do you want to see happen here in the very near future?”

Poetryfest                Rob Gentry and Laurie Gentry

Prayers of the People Barb Barham

Hymnfest, Part 2        Two hymns of the Congregation’s choice       Laurie Gentry

    verses 1&2 for each




Calendar of Services

June 12 — Rev. Phuc Dai Nguyen

June 19 — Rev. Dr. Steve Morgan

June 26 — Rev. Dr. Steve Morgan

A work trip to CDCA in Nicaragua is being planned for 2023.  More details to follow.


The Church Garden needs some folks to plant and tend to its growing veggies which are then sent to AIM or the Soup Kitchen.  Those who have taken care of the plants in past years are very busy with other responsibilities right now and cannot get to the garden.  We would not want to see that garden go to waste. Volunteers needed for Dirt Therapy!


Anderson Forum for Progressive Theology will be hosting their next event on June 11 at 4:00 PM and June 12 at 2:00 PM.  Hal Taussig will present three lectures at this In-Person event (with possible live stream) at Grace Episcopal Church, 711 S. McDuffie Street, Anderson, SC.   The three lectures are about HarperOne’s recent book, After Jesus Before Christianity: A Historical Exploration of the First Two Centuries of Jesus Movements.  Authors are Erin Vearncombe, Brandon Scott, and Hal Taussig, in collaboration with the Westar Christianity Seminar.

Remember in prayer: Taylor Bishop (Whitney’s niece); Family and Friends of Terry Ann Hayes; Jason Harding; Steve Hallowell; Pat Weddle; Glenn Burns; Tim and Michael Little-Bell and family; Jackie Moore; Linda McFall; Whitney Bishop; Latha and Cheryl Semones; Immigrant families; Victims of all violence, oppression, and injustice; Victims of coronavirus COVID-19; People of Ukraine; Families of Uvalde, Texas; Victims of mass shootings.