Service Bulletin

Sunday, October 8 at 10:15 a.m. Church Gathering with Rev. Deb Richardson-Moore

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

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Gathering Music                   Polly Dunford          

Welcome and Announcements       Sarah Shumpert


Call to Worship 

If the human body, body of blood and muscle,

is to live, it needs salt.

If the body of Christ, body of peace and justice,

is to live, it needs us!

If the earthly creation, bustling and blooming,

is to flourish, it needs the sun’s light.

If the new creation in Christ is to flourish,

it needs the Spirit’s light!

Jesus says we are salt of the earth, light of the world.

Our faith, our love, our hope —

essential as salt and light.

But if salt isn’t salty?

It isn’t what it’s meant to be.

And if a light doesn’t shine?

It isn’t what it’s meant to be.

Jesus says we are salt of the earth, light of the world.

Briny and bright, we are God’s faithful people.

We shall be who we are meant to be in Christ:

a welcoming oasis, a compassionate community,

a justice-making people, giving glory to God!

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.

3)  Here we will take the wine and the water; here we will take the bread of new birth.

Here you shall call your sons and your daughters, call us anew to be salt for the earth.

Give us to drink the wine of compassion; give us to eat the bread that is you;

nourish us well, and teach us to fashion lives that are holy and hearts that are true.

4)  Not in the dark of buildings confining, not in some heaven, light years away:

here in this place the new light is shining; now is the kingdom, and now is the day.

Gather us in and hold us forever; gather us in and make us your own;

gather us in, all peoples together, fire of love in our flesh and our bone.

Scripture Matthew 5:13-16


Sermon         “Pass the Salt"          Rev. Deb Richardson-Moore

Theme:  We are called to be the salt of the earth and the light of the world.

     How do we conduct our lives to influence others around us?

Prayers of the People

Closing Hymn/Offertory     “This Little Light of Mine”           Traditional hymn

Arrangement 1981.  Augsburg Publishing House.  All rights reserved.

1) This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine.

This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine, let it shine, let it shine, let it shine.

2)  Hide it under a basket?  No!  I’m gonna let it shine.

Hide it under a basket?  No!  I’m gonna let it shine,

let it shine, let it shine, let it shine.

3)  Don’t let the world blow it out.  I’m gonna let it shine.

Don’t let the world blow it out. I’m gonna let it shine,

let it shine, let it shine, let it shine.

4)  Share my light with others!  Yes!  I’m gonna let it shine.

Share my light with others!  Yes!  I’m gonna let it shine.

let it shine, let it shine, let it shine.



Congregational Meeting  

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

Reprinted with permission under One License #A-625711. All rights reserved.

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Calendar of Service 

October 15 - Dr. Keith Ray (Indoors); Pack treat bags for South Main lunch.
October 22 - Service/Lunch at S. Main Chapel and Mercy Center; NO service at NACCP; Collection for Undie Sunday
October 29 - Dr. Keith Ray (Outdoors) - Blessing of the Animals


The next PFLAG meeting will be on Thursday, October 12 at 7:00 pm at church.  All those interested are welcome to join in the conversation.


You're invited to Hats Off to Women, AIM's Annual Luncheon. AIM's Decorated Table Event to benefit the Women and Children Succeeding Program. Join us on Thursday, October 12 from 11 am to 2 pm at the Anderson Sports and Entertainment Center for guest speakers, decorated table contest, great food and shopping! Preview Party: Come shop before the event and vote on your favorite table on Wednesday, October 11 from 5 to 7 pm. For more information about the event go to  Please contact Susan Anderson at or 864-965-9082 for further questions about vendor opportunities at the event, making a donation, or having a table at the luncheon.


Bill Bailey reminds us all to sign up for church clean-up.  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, October 14, 2023, at 9:30 am. ***********************
The Concert of Hope and Remembrance will be on Saturday, October 14 at 7:00 pm at Boulevard Baptist Church in Anderson. Tickets can be purchased by calling Roger at (864) 222-3500 or emailing him at


Choir practice will be on the first and third Sundays in October and November (Oct. 15, November 5 and 19) at 9:25 AM in the choir room. Current and new members are welcome! Questions? Call or text Polly Dunford at (864) 940-0640.


The next Keenager event will be a trip to Hagood Mills for a storytelling festival on Saturday, October 21. The event is 10 am until 4 pm and admission is $5. They have limited food vendors, or you can bring your own lunch. Bring your own chair. If you’d like to carpool, then meet at the church at 9 am.


We will be serving lunch at South Main Chapel and Mercy Center and joining in with their church service on Sunday, October 22, 2023.  Sign up to bring a dish.  Everyone may bring a dessert; no sign-up necessary.  We will pack sweet treat bags on Sunday, October 15 after worship service.


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

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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