Service Bulletin

Sunday, November 12 at 10:15 a.m. Church Gathering with Dr. Keith Ray

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

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Gathering Music                   Polly Dunford          

Welcome and Announcements             Thor Raines                              

Call to Worship  (Inspired by Wisdom of Solomon 6:12-16)

One: Wisdom is radiant and unfading, and she is easily discerned by those who love her, and is found by those who seek her.
Many: We hear your Still Speaking voice. We come to you, Wisdom, seeking knowledge and understanding.
One: Wisdom is radiant and unfading, and she is easily discerned by those who love her, and is found by those who seek her.
Many: We remember your marvelous acts and faithful instruction. We come to you, Wisdom, as you have been near to us!
One: Wisdom is radiant and unfading, and she is easily discerned by those who love her, and is found by those who seek her.
Many: We trust in your guidance and place our hope in you through feast and famine. We come to you, Wisdom, to worship and to serve.

Opening Hymn                   “Morning Has Broken” Hymnal #664                                                                   Words by Eleanor Farjeon; Music is a Gaelic melody

      1)  Morning has broken like the first morning; blackbird has spoken like the first bird.

          Praise for the singing! Praise for the morning! Praise for them, springing fresh

            from the Word!

    2)  Sweet the rain’s new fall sunlit from heaven, like the first dewfall on the first grass.

         Praise for the sweetness of the wet garden, sprung in completeness where God’s feet pass.

     3)  Mine is the sunlight! Mine is the morning, born of the one light Eden saw play!

          Praise with elation; praise every morning, God’s recreation of the new day!

Scripture     Matthew 25:1-13


Sermon                                    “Be Prepared"                    Dr. Keith Ray

Thoughts to Ponder: What does it mean to be prepared as a community committed to following in the ways and teachings of Jesus?

We prepare our retirement accounts for life after work.

How do we “fund” the work we are called to embrace as those influenced

by the witness of Jesus?

Prayers of the People

Closing Hymn/Offertory        “Love the Lord Your God”     Hymnal #62                                   Words and Music by Jim and Jean Strathdee

Love the Lord your God with all your heart.

Love the Lord your God with all your soul.

Love the Lord your God with all your mind.

Love the Lord your God with all that you are.



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


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Calendar of Service - Worship services are indoors until the weather warms in Spring.                                     November 19 - Dr. Keith Ray

November 26 - Rev. Lucy Youngblood; Decorate the church for Christmas

December 3 - Dr. Keith Ray - 1st Sunday Potluck

December 10 - Dr. Keith Ray

December 17 - Dr. Keith Ray

December 24 -Dr. Keith Ray (Lessons and Carols at 10:15; Candlelight Service at 7 pm)

December 31 - Rev. Dr. Steve Morgan


A note to the choir from Polly: Dear Choir, thank you for your beautiful singing Sunday as you sang Dave’s arrangement of “The Way Old Friends Do”. You had a lovely sound as well as a nice blend. We’ll have choir practice each Sunday through Dec. 24. Try to be seated and ready to rehearse at 9:25 am so we can make full use of our practice time. I’m planning for the Advent/Christmas Eve services. Check your calendars to see when you won’t be available on Dec. 3, 10, 17, and 24 (morning and evening). I have a schedule sheet on the piano in the choir room. Please sign your name under the date you’re not available. Questions? Contact Polly at (864) 940-0640.

Also from Polly: We will take a pause on our current pool of Potluck Hymns during the Advent season. Please select your favorite Advent songs (pages 82-107 of the hymnal) for a new pool of Advent songs to choose from.


Please bring your Fall Food Fest items by November 26. See details at the end of the bulletin.


The next Keenagers event will be painting Christmas gourds on November 15 at noon at NACCP. (Either eat before you come or bring your lunch with you.) Gourds and paints will be provided but some additional paint brushes will be needed.


Andi Nelson will host her Thanksgiving potluck dinner in the barn at Rabbit Hill Farm, 423 Sargent Road, Pendleton, on Nov. 23, 2023, at 1:00 PM.  Bring a chair and a dish to share.


Church Clean-up days are the 2nd Saturday of the month at 9:30 am and usually take no more than 90 minutes.  The sign-up sheet is in the church.  Our next clean-up day will be Saturday, December 9, 2023, at 9:30 am. 

Upcoming shows featuring our NACCP family to watch for: “She Kills Monsters” at Market Theatre, November 10 – November 20.    “Willy Wonka” at Greenville Theatre, November 30 – December 17.


The Bible Study Group (BSG) meets Mondays at 6:30 pm via Zoom. Dave Johnson is guiding us through the book of Exodus. If you’d like to be added to the Zoom invite list then contact Cynthia at We’d love to have newcomers!


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 should 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:  Ann Blackwood; Linda McFall; Bonnie Marsden and son Michael; Jackie Moore; Glennie Burns; Mary Alice Mundy; Jason Harding; Mike Johnston; Madison Bishop (Whitney’s niece); Latha and Cheryl Semones; Immigrant families; Victims of all violence, oppression, and injustice; People of Ukraine; People of Israel and Palestine; People of Acapulco and Lewiston, Maine. 

NACCP Fall Food Fest

Who —  North Anderson members and friends may participate.

What —  A fun food drive to fill the shelves at AIM’s Food Cupboard by the end of November

Where —  Collect food at home and then bring to church.

When —  Beginning November 8, add one of the items on the checklist below daily to your donation box and bring your filled box to church on Sunday, November 26 by 5:00 PM.

Why —  Because we have plenty to share and some folks may not have enough to eat.


Cereal Peanut butter

Stuffing mix Boxed potatoes

Macaroni and Cheese Canned fruit

Canned tomatoes Canned tuna

Dessert mix Applesauce

Cranberry sauce Canned beans

Box of crackers Taco kit

Box/bag of rice Oatmeal

Pasta Spaghetti sauce

Chicken noodle soup Tomato soup

Canned corn Canned vegetables

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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