Ministry

Wednesday Dinner!

Come for whatever part of the evening that meets the yearning in your heart…

3:45 pm Play & Snack (Playground or Jetton Hall)
Church bus pick up available from Davidson Elementary School

4:15 pm Faith Formation Classes (midweek Christian Education)
K-1st grade Room 206
2nd grade Room 207
3rd – 5th grade Room 208. Click here to sign up
4:15 pm Children’s Handbells (3 -5th grade) Room 217
5 pm Children’s Choirs, Choir Room,  Parlor, 201.
5:45 pm Dinner in the Congregation House.
Adults $8; Children through 5th grade $4; Children under 3 years FREE;
Family maximum (4) $20 / (5+) $25
6:30 pm Devotions for all ages in the Congregation House.

All weekly dinner reservations must be made by noon on Tuesday,to allow adequate time for meal planning preparation.

Contact Stephanie C. Malushizky at 704-892-5641, ext. 2212) with questions.

Congregational Care

The Congregational Care Committee encompasses several types of ministry, with the purpose of truly caring for and sharing God’s love with our DCPC family, especially during the more delicate times of life. Those needing the service of this ministry, or with interest in serving in a care group can call the church office for further contact information. The Care Groups include

Meal Support Care – Provides meals in times of illness and recovery

Transportation – For DCPC members needing help with medical appointment transportation.

New Baby –  Basic support, guidance when requested, and a meal for each new birth and adoption.

Health/Wellness Education – Explores ways to support the spiritual, physical and emotional health of the congregation

Women’s Health Support – Meets approximately four times per year for fellowship, and is primarily for those battling and/or surviving cancer.

Intercessory Prayer – Each Wednesday at 11:30AM, people gather for a time of silent intercessory prayer. All are invited.

Stephen Ministers provide confidential, one-to-one Christian care to individuals who are experiencing difficulties in their lives.

Prayer Shawl Group – Knits or crochet’s prayer shawls for those facing challenging times, Shawl creators also pray for it’s recipient.

Home Visitation Care Group  

Bereavement Support

Funeral and Memorial Service Care Teams

Parkinson’s Support Group – Meets the last Tuesday of each month in the parlor.

 

 

STEPHEN MINISTRY

Our congregation’s Stephen Ministry equips lay people to provide confidential, one-to-one Christian care to individuals in our congregation and community who are experiencing difficulties in their lives.

A Stephen Minister is……
A child of God who walks beside a person who is hurting.A congregation member with gifts for caregiving who was carefully selected to serve in this role. A lay person who has received 50 hours of training in providing emotional and spiritual care
A caring, Christian friend who listens, cares, prays, supports, and encourages. Someone who will “be there” for his or her care receiver, meeting faithfully for about an hour each week, for as long as there’s a need. Stephen Ministers care for people facing tough times We all experience challenges in life-times when we could benefit from the support of a caring Christian friend. Stephen Ministers are ready to provide the emotional and spiritual care we need when faced with a crisis or difficulty such as…

Loss of a loved one
Hospitalization
Divorce or separation
Spiritual crisis
Terminal illness or chronic disease
Loneliness or discouragement
Birth, adoption, miscarriage, or infertility
Recovery after accident or disaster
Unemployment or a job crisis

Stephen Ministry is a confidential ministry. The identity of those receiving care and what takes place in each caring relationship remain private.

Here is a link to a PBS special on Stephen Ministry.

Stephen Leaders are trained leaders in our congregation who oversee and direct our Stephen Ministry.

If you, or someone you know, could benefit from the care of a Stephen Minister…
If you are interested in possibly becoming a Stephen Minister…
If you have any other questions about Stephen Ministry, please contact stephenministry@dcpc.org.

Penny Lambert
Martha Lyon

Lucy Preyer
Rosemary Raynal
Mary Thornberry
Dave Wehrung
Margo Wehrung

Stephen Ministries is a not-for-profit Christian educational organization based in St. Louis, Missouri. Founded in 1975, Stephen Ministries provides training and resources to thousands of congregations and organizations worldwide.  www.stephenministries.org

 

 

SAGES

(Senior Adults Growing, Engaging, & Serving)

SAGES is a ministry of Davidson College Presbyterian Church for adults over the age of 60.  We seek to nurture our senior adults, from those who are very active to those who may be homebound, and everyone in between!   It is our desire to facilitate connections throughout every stage of life and to engage our senior adults in the covenant community of Jesus Christ.

We strive to meet the spiritual, physical, and social needs of senior adults through prayer, service, education, and worship.   In keeping with this vision, we host regular gatherings that include luncheons with guest speakers and field trips to interesting locations.  These activities are designed to keep our active adults active through a ministry of fellowship and fun, while also providing opportunities for learning and growth.  We are asking God to connect us to each other with the knowledge that we’re never too young or too old to grow “with a growth that is from God” (Colossians 2:19).

And for those who find themselves at a stage of life where they are not able to be as active as they once were?  We strive to let them know they are not forgotten, as we encourage and support them with personal visitation, greeting cards, and phone calls.

If you are age 60 or over, please consider attending our next group activity – we’d love to have you join us and we promise you will be welcomed!  News of our events can be found in the DCPC Sunday bulletin and/or the monthly newsletter and we also send postcard invitations to the luncheons that take place seven times a year.  If you are not already on the mailing list but you would like to have your name added, please notify the church office.

Therefore encourage one another and build up one another, just as you are doing.
1 Thessalonians 5:11

PRESBYTERIAN WOMEN

Presbyterian Women  actively engage in the life of the church through prayer, Bible study, supporting worldwide missions, working for peace and justice, and supporting the church and community activities. 

There are many who believe that the future of the church is built on small groups studying and worshiping together. Circles are small groups of women…and men… who meet monthly for fellowship, and Bible or book study.  Membership is open to all church members.  Seven groups are presently in place to provide fellowship, Christian growth, and outreach, meeting September through May of each year.

Morning Small Groups

Circle 3/ Faithful Friends:  10:00 am in The Pines living room, 1st Tuesday of the month, Horizons Bible Study “Love Carved in Stone: A Fresh Look at the Ten Commandments.”  Contact Phoebe Caldwell doug.31.7581@gmail.com 

Circle 4/ Fresh Horizon’s Group:  10:30 am at The Pines, 1st Tuesday of the month, Horizons Bible Study “Love Carved in Stone: A Fresh Look at the Ten Commandments.” Contact Peggy Evans peggyweirevans@gmail.com

#5/Journey Group:  Meets 9:15 am, 2nd Tuesday of the month in Room 208.  This new and growing group is inter-generational, with childcare available upon request.  Future studies may vary, but this year JG5 is studying the Horizons Bible Study, “Love Carved in Stone:  A Fresh Look at the Ten Commandments”, which is offers the study beginning with a DVD presentation, full study notes, and excellent discussion notes…aka, if you didn’t read the material there is no shame, because it’s ready for you, and so is the sisterhood!  For more information, contact Charlotte Griffith chargriff62@gmail.com 

Circle 6/Coed Seminar:  11:00 am at The Pines, 1st Wednesday of the month, Horizons Bible Study “God’s Promise:  I am with you”.  Contact Mary Hulen mhulen5@comcast.net

Evening Small Groups

Circle 2/Short Stories on Faith: Meets 7:30 pm, in homes, 1st Monday of the month.  The group reads and discusses short stories on faith by noted authors.  They begin many years ago to accommodate working women in our congregation, and continue to grow and change today.  With a great variety of agtes and talents, Circle #2 is dynamic and welcoming. For more information contact Sarah Henry sarahnhenry@gmail.com or Allyson Ray allysonray@gmail.com

Circle 7/ Mission Matters:  meets the first Thursday night of the month at 7:00 p.m. in the Church Parlor.  We strive to follow the Presbyterian Women purpose as we nurture one another’s faith, studying the PW Horizons Bible study and remembering each other in prayer. We support each other as a circle of friends who love and care for each other.  Community Missions are important to us (including coordinating the Day of Service Luncheon in the fall and sponsoring the Lydia’s Loft winter coat drive).  All ages are welcome!  Contact Vicki Gray vickigray@gmail.com or Pat Rickert  patrickert@bellsouth.net

Circle 8/ Explorations Group:  The women of Circle 8 vary their study from year to year, occasionally choosing the PW Horizon’s materials, but most often using outside books for discussion.  This year’s study will be “Short Stories by Jesus: the Enigmatic Parables by a Controversial Rabbi,” by Amy-Jill Levine. While study is important, the faithful friendships and fellowship we enjoy are a highlight of this group as we journey through life’s challenges and celebrations.  Members are in a variety of roles, some in the professional world, some full-time domestic and volunteer, some with high school and college-aged children.  We meet on the second Monday of each month, at 6:30pm, in individual homes and at the church.  We welcome visitors and new members.  For more information contact Diana Merrifield dianamerrifield@yahoo.com

 

 

Campus Ministry

Campus Ministry at Davidson College Presbyterian Church seeks to show students at Davidson College the love of God through compassion, prayer, love, and support. To learn more about our many programs, sign up to receive email updates by clicking here.
 

 

UKirk

UKirk is the Presbyterian (USA) Campus Ministry at Davidson College. We meet Mondays at 6:45 p.m. in the DCPC Student Center for dinner, discussion, and prayer. We are a welcoming, affirming, and inclusive faith community.
 

Adopt-A-Student

The Adopt-A-Student program pairs Davidson College students with DCPC members for a “family away from home.” Students and host families may share meals, worship together, carpool to the airport, and more.
 

 

Church Involvement

The ministry of our congregation is enriched by Davidson College students. Students are invited to participate by volunteering with the preschool or children’s ministry, working with youth, singing in the choirs, and engaging in service.

 

 

We invite you to learn more about the ministries

or call the church office at 704-892-5641