News & Announcements

September 1st Special Schedule

Due to the Annual Apple Festival we will only be having one combined service in the Sanctuary at 9:00am.  

Special Speaker - Jim Ragusa - Wed Aug 28th

Wednesday Evening, August 28 at 5:25 PM Jim Ragusa, who served in the Air Force as a Titan II R&D Officer at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, will talk about his unpublished personal stories and spirituality of our early U.S. Manned Space Programs. Jim is a retired NASA engineer, manager, and scientist, and retired University of Central Florida tenured Associate Professor of Business and Industrial Engineering. He has served as a consultant to the U.S. Army and holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois, and an M.S. in Management and Ph.D. in Business from Florida State University.

Jim's presentation will explore his personal experiences over 23 years working for NASA at the Kennedy Space Center.  He trained and befriended all of the Gemini astronauts and most of the astronauts who went to the Moon. Personal stories gathered during the early phases of our U.S. manned spaceflight projects and programs––namely Mercury, Gemini, Apollo and Shuttle will be part of the presentation. Jim will also discuss the importance of the spirituality of many of the astronauts and launch team members. His experiences during this important era of early manned space flight should be a source of interest for all.  The community is invited.

Apple Festival Fundraiser

Volunteers are needed to help with the largest fundraiser of the year – Apple Festival Parking on our church parking lot, August 30th through Sept 2nd. This year’s fundraiser benefits the Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, and Youth Ministries of the church. The sign-up sheet is located at the church office window. For more information, please contact John Lampley or Laura Morris.

Table Talk Video Replays Online

Click on the links below to see the past Holy Spirit Equipping Cass videos.

Week 1  -   Week 2   -   Week 3    -   Week 4

Ladies Fall Retreat

Join the ladies of our church and presbytery for a refreshing and inspiring weekend filled with fun, worship, fellowship, break-out sessions and more! Nov. 1, 2, & 3. Visit (click Fall Retreat) for all the information and registration or contact Diana Pitman 864-553-0063. Please register soon!

IAM school supplies and clothing donations

Please consider assisting IAM with these special needs through the summer and leading up to the start of the school year: New school clothing, shoes, underwear and socks for children and teenagers. School supplies such as pencil pouches, highlighters, colored pencils, folders, composition notebooks (wide ruled), notebook paper (college ruled), backpacks, 2nd- 5th grades, large backpacks, 6th-12th grades.


Pennies for Shoeboxes

Operation Christmas Child will be collecting loose change (or bills if you prefer) on Sunday July 14h.  The collection will be for helping with shipping on the 1200 boxes we hope to pack at the Pack-a-Box party in November. Shipping costs is $9 a box.

 Children's Sunday School Help

We are looking for some adults to pair with the children’s Sunday School class, ideally once a quarter.  Due to our Safe Ministry policy, we need a second adult in the classroom.  During this time, you may be asked to help children find a verse, share a faith experience, read words during skits and help with crafts. Being a Sunday School partner is a great way to help build the faith of the children and to show that you think their religious training is important. Please contact Lorna to indicate your availability.

Bluegrass Bash 10th Anniversary

Save the date of Sunday, July 21st as we celebrate the Bluegrass Bash 10th anniversary with Appalachian Fire and special guests. We will have finger food, cake and ice cream. Come and join us and bring a friend!