Pentecost is sometimes called the Birthday of the Church. It is the day we remember and celebrate the coming of the Holy Spirit to the disciples with a mighty wind and tongues of fire. (Acts 2:1-3) With the help of the Holy Spirit the disciples shared the Good News of Jesus in the native languages of all who were present in Jerusalem that day and thus the Word was able to spread throughout the world. Pentecost comes from the ancient Christian expression of pentekoste which means fiftieth day. Pentecost is celebrated on the fiftieth day after Easter.

Plan to attend worship on Sunday and please wear "flame colors" of red, yellow or orange to add to our celebration!

Summer Sunday School for Preschool - 5th grade will kick off on June 4 with a program by Instruments of Christ. This organization introduces children to a relationship with Christ through music and playing instruments. It should be a fun (and loud!) event. We will meet in the K-2 classroom and they will begin promptly at 9:30 am so there will be time for everyone to work with an instrument. 

The rest of the summer will be full of learning about local mission organizations and participating in projects that help their ministries.  Some of the organizations we will work with will be Crisis Assistance Ministries, Urban Ministries, The Ronald McDonald House, and Port City Project.

On Pentecost you will have the opportunity to participate in one of the Presbyterian (U.S.A.) special offerings.  The Pentecost offering is used in the church wide effort to support young people in Christ and inspire them to share their faith, ideas, and unique gifts with the church and the world. Your gift will support congregational initiatives with young people, supply Young Adult Volunteer (YAV) opportunities, provide funding for Youth Ministries and Child Advocacy.  

There are three ways to give:


Ashe County MinistryWe will be taking the truck to Ashe County on Saturday, June 10th. Any clothing or household goods you do not need, will be much appreciated by the mountain people. Please bring these things to the Church office. If you have time to help, we will load the truck on Friday, June 9th around 3:30 pm. Thank you for all you do to help the people in Ashe County. Thank you, Marion Briggs


If your child is planning to attend Camp Grier this summer and has not registered; now is the time to do it! There are many date options for camp; however, a group from Steele Creek plans to attend July 24-29. Steele Creek is an official Sustaining Congregation so you will receive a discount on-line by using our code - 242016. In addition, the church will provide a $100 scholarship to all members attending camp this summer. To receive the scholarship from the church, you must register by May 31. Please let me know when you register so I can be aware of when our children are going to camp! -Lorie Lewis

Do you knit, crochet, quilt and have some time on your hands? If so, the Prayer Shawl Ministry of SCPC could use you. We are in need of shawls, lap robes, etc., to give to adult members going through poor health or other things for which they need comfort. Winter is coming and more time will be spent indoors. Why not devote some time to making something to share with those who need comfort? If you are interested in participating in a group that meets during the day at church twice a month or simply work on something at home that you can share, please contact Frances Campbell.