Pastoral Messages & More
Sunday, March 29, 2020
Taking Faith Home
We invite you and your family to take this opportunity to nurture your faith together by sharing in this daily devotional which features daily Bible readings; scripture verses, and prayers. Here you will find daily guidance for March 29-April 4. We will post another next week.
Saturday, March 28, 2020
Especially for our White Memorial Families with Children:
Spend Time with God
A family devotion kit designed to provide weekly worship-filled fun! Find the kit at the links below:
Spend Time with God Communication
Spend Time with God Cube
Friday, March 27, 2020
Listen to Parish Associate Judy Siker's devotional as she tell us what she has done while at home this week, and gives suggestions for what we can do at home as well.
Associate Director of Music Kirsten Homdrom shares a piano piece by Robert Schumann, Op. 133 No. 1.
Thursday, March 26, 2020
Listen as Christopher Edmonston gives us a devotional on Psalm 130.
"It is one thing to be called by God and actually go someplace, it is another to follow God, where God is calling." We will be streaming service live on March 29, at 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. on our website. We hope that you will join us.
Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Our friend Robert Cooke, Pastoral Counselor at TPC (Triangle Pastoral Counseling), offers us tools for managing anxiety and staying connected with our faith in a time of crisis.
Resources for Managing Anxiety
Overcoming Anxiety for Dummies by Charles Elliott and Laura Smith.
www.YouTube.com Enter “Ted Talks on Anxiety and Stress”
NAMI, National Alliance on Mental Illness
www.NAMI.org 800-950-NAMI or Text “NAMI” to 741741
Grier's Favorite Things- Part 2
Feeling stir-crazy from being at home? Grier Richards, Associate Pastor for Discipleship, has some activities to keep you busy in a new series she is calling "Grier's Favorite Things". #togetherathome
YouTube channel : Mariah Morris
Find Grier’s list of podcast suggestions here
Tuesday, March 24, 2020
Listen as Christopher Edmonston, Pastor, gives us an update on March 24.
A message from Associate Pastor for Outreach, Gloria Johnson: Greetings to all of you! This is a shorter version of what I would have done for my Lenten service last week (March 18.) Imagine some beautiful music (we had some ready) and imagine being together (we would have been) and in the very middle of that I would have done this in longer form. Anyway, hope you take to heart the scripture and what Jesus was trying to tell us all as we get so busy with life that we don't take time to rest. Blessings to you all. We are still taking the journey to Jerusalem, just not the way we imagined.
Taking Faith Home
We invite you and your family to take this opportunity to nurture your faith together by sharing in this daily devotional which features daily Bible readings; scripture verses, and prayers. Here you will find daily guidance for March 22-28. We will post another next week.
Monday, March 23, 2020
There's always a silver lining! Even though campus is closed, renovation projects are going at full force. Watch as Andrew Amodei, Executive Director, gives us a tour of how the campus has progressed in the past two weeks.
Levi Bannerman, Assistant Director of Youth Ministry, discusses prayer - specifically prayer as a form of connection.
Find his complete family devotional here:
Friday, March 20, 2020
Lamb of God most holy! Who on the cross didst suffer, patient still and lowly, Thyself to scorn didst offer; Our sins by Thee were taken, or hope had us forsaken: Have mercy on us, O Jesu.
Psalm 23 has inspired countless musical settings. English composer Gordon Jacob created a tune to sing the psalm; it is named BROTHER JAMES’S AIR. Here is an arrangement of that tune by American organist, composer and church musician, Searle Wright (1918-2004).
Chip Pope shares a message about talking with children and each other about coronavirus. You can find the resource "Talking with Children about Coronavirus" by the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry here.
Thursday, March 19, 2020
Wednesday, March 18, 2020
Listen to Cate Church Norman, Associate Pastor for Pastoral Care, teach us another way to worship from home. Praying the Psalms is both a prayer and a Bible study, and one of Cate's favorite devotional ways to read scripture.
A message from Gloria Johnson, Associate Pastor of Outreach
There are many agencies in town working hard to meet the increased demands for health care, food security, and other needs of the underserved. We invite you to check out their websites and find ways you can help. They often have wish lists and volunteer needs that might be met even with social distancing. Be proactive and let technology help you find where the greatest needs might be. This can change daily, so if you are having to stay at home, gather as much information about community needs as possible and share it with others. Many organizations are getting creative about how they are offering services, so find ways to help that match your comfort level.
We have placed two red bins in the front of the Witherspoon building. One for Food and one for Supplies. If you would like to add something to the bin to help neighbors in need you may do so without entering the building. We will collect and distribute. Thank you.
Tuesday, March 17, 2020
Grier's Favorite Things- Part 1
Feeling stir-crazy from being at home? Grier Richards, Associate Pastor for Discipleship, has some activities to keep you busy in a new series she is calling "Grier's Favorite Things".
Museums with Virtual Tours:
Metropolitan Opera Stream:
Children's Lenten Calendar
We hope you and your family find this Children's Lenten Calendar helpful in exploring ways to deepen your faith during this Lenten season.
Monday, March 16, 2020
Listen as Christopher talks about his "Two Threes"; three things to know concerning White Memorial Presbyterian Church, and three suggestions we have for the coming weeks. Please stay tuned for more content from our pastoral staff during the next couple of weeks.
Taking Faith Home
We invite you and your family to take this opportunity to nurture your faith together by sharing in this daily devotional which features daily Bible readings; scripture verses, and prayers. Here you will find daily guidance for March 15-21. We will post another next week.