Inspiration, Learning, & Fun in the East

East Community Gathered for
Inspiration, Learning, and Fun

On November 4th, a perfect fall day, the East Community of our presbytery came together at beautiful Camp Kirkwood for a time of workshops and worship.  The theme “Refresh, Renew, Redeem – The Next 500 Years” was an opportunity to acknowledge the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, but most of all, to equip participants to be effective missional leaders for the church today and tomorrow.

Workshops included

  • “Leaders for the Next Reformation” led by Rev. Tim Havlicek, First Presbyterian Church of Morehead City;
  • “Youth Ministry on a Shoestring Budget” led by Erin Wehrmeister, Presbytery’s Associate for Youth Ministries; and
  • “About Music and Art:  Using our Senses to Know and Love God” led by Ginger Hedblom and Laurie Russ, Southport Presbyterian Church.

The event concluded with worship which included a piper, art and music created and led by workshop participants, and a meaningful message of God’s grace and power preached by Rev. Ann Jahnes.

Worship also included an offering for hurricane relief to assist folks in Pender County who continue to recover in the wake of Hurricane Matthew.  It was another inspiring, fun time for the East Community to be together!


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