Mon. 10-11 AM  EXPLORING GOD: Janet James, instructor.  Discussing the ENNEAGRAM and Cynthia Bourgeault’s book TRINITY AND THE LAW OF THREE. This is an exploration in an ancient way of thinking about connections and relationships.

Mon. 11 AM – 12 PM  Coffee & Scriptures: Janet James, facilitator.     Join us to discuss the upcoming scripture lessons for the traditional and jazz worship services.  A great time of discussion, learning and consideration of what reminders we, as the church, need to hear.

1st and 3rd Mon. 12:15 -1:30 PM Faith Stories (currently uses the book, The Good Book: Writers Reflect on Favorite Bible Passages,  edited by Adam Gopnik): Don Warner, facilitator.  Everyone needs to purchase the book which is available on Amazon.  The group meets during the lunch hour so bring a bag lunch and enjoy the discussion.

Mon. 7 PM Art by Hand:  Liz Barham, contact person. Crocheters, knitters, cross stitchers and hand quilters are all welcome to join! Would you like to learn how? Please come!



Tues. 11 AM—Noon   Orff Music Class for Adult: Debbie Mueller, director.  Orff classes use such instruments as xylophones, metallophones and glockenspiels.  You do not need to know how to read music for this class.

Tues. Noon—1:30 PM Creative Expressions: Watercolor Sandra O’Neill, contact person ( No experience required. Join us to share and learn different art techniques.

Tues. 1– 3 PM  Beginning Bridge: Ellen Welthy, facilitator.  Individuals with some knowledge of bridge are welcome to come, play and further their knowledge of the game.

Tues. 4:30 – 5:30 PM  Yoga:  Debbie Mueller, facilitator.  This weekly class enjoys the benefit of yoga’s stretching and  breathing exercises.

3rd Tues. 6:00 – 9:00 PM  Faith and Film: Bob Chesnut, facilitator. Join us to watch and discuss movies and documentaries.



Wed. 10 – 11 AM   Tai Chi: Steve Sawyer, certified instructor. Tai Chi is a graceful, gentle form of exercise that’s now used for stress reduction and a variety of other health conditions. This class is for beginners. People can participate through sitting or standing.

Wed. 10-11 AM,  Kirk Collage: begins Wednesday, September 12; Magazines. Scissors. Glue stick. A piece of cardstock. Doesn’t sound like much, but, if you have looked at the display boards as you enter the Kirk, those intriguing collages were created by Ellen Hasty from those simple items. We hope you enjoy her collages and will consider trying out the group.

Wed. 11 AM-12:15 PM   Spirituality Group: Janet James, facilitator.  THE GOOD AND BEAUTIFUL SERIES.  A year- long study in 3 parts; begins October 1st.  In The Good and Beautiful Series, James Bryan Smith aims to help Christians develop a robust discipleship by helping them understand who God is, what it means to be a Christian and what it means to live in community as a part of God’s kingdom.   Program repeats on Wednesday evenings, 7:45-9 PM.  

Wed. 12:15-12:45 PM   Vinnie’s Café: ­Lavinia Johnson, chef.  A community lunch.  You are welcome to come by and have lunch with us.  Donations are accepted.

2nd Wed. 6- 7 PM   Theology on Tap: Kevin Riley and Ray Carver, facilitators. Join us for discussions about faith and current events. New participants will want to join the email list so you can get the very short essay or article that we’re discussing for the gathering. Email Kevin at to be added to the email group to receive the article.



3rd Saturdays of the month, Oct. – Apr. at 7:00 PM Kirk Under the Stars:  John Barnett, astronomer. Learn about and observe the beautiful night skies with our in-house astronomer!


Sunday, October 21
8:30 AM  Celtic Worship Service
9:30 AM Sunday School
10:30 AM Chancel Choir Rehearsal
11:00 AM  Traditional Worship
12:15 PM Lunch & Learn
12:30 PM Christmas Musical Rehearsal
5:00 PM Jazz Vespers
Monday, October 22
10:00 AM Exploring God Class
11:00 AM Scripture Study
2:00 PM Paul, the Apostle Class
7:00 PM Bagpipes Rehearsal
7:00 PM Art by Hand
Tuesday, October 23
9:30 AM Staff Meeting
10:00 AM Tai Chi
10:00 AM Writing Your Memoir
11:00 AM  Orff for Adults
12:00 PM Creative Expressions
1:00 PM Beginning Bridge
4:45 PM Yoga
Wednesday, October 24
10:00 AM Soul Collage
11:00 AM Good & Beautiful Series
12:15 PM Community Lunch
7:00 PM Taize
7:45 PM Good & Beautiful Series
Thursday, October 25
10:00 AM Gospel of Mark Study
6:30 PM Memorial Bells Rehearsal
7:30 PM Chancel Choir Rehearsal
Sunday, October 28
8:30 AM Celtic Worship Service
9:30 AM Sunday School
9:30 AM Bells Rehearsal
10:30 AM Chancel Choir Rehearsal
10:20 AM Orff Rehearsal
11:00 AM Traditional Worship
12:15 PM Lunch & Learn
12:30 PM Christmas Musical Rehearsal
5:00 PM Jazz Vespers


Looking Ahead

Oct 26 Fri 7PM Three Penny Production “Witches”
Oct 27 Sat 2PM Three Penny Production “Witches”
Oct 27 Sat 7PM Three Penny Production “Witches”
Nov. 11 Sun 1PM Chili Cook Off
Nov. 17 Sat 7PM Kirk Under the Stars AND Hot Dog Roast
Nov. 22 Thurs NOON, Thanksgiving Potluck Dinner
Nov. 24 Sat 10AM Arts & Craft Show
Dec. 1 Sat 7PM The Kirk’s Christmas Party


Birthdays and Anniversaries

If your name is not on the birthday or anniversary list, please contact the church office.  804-741-5254

October Birthdays and Anniversaries

Birthdays & Anniversaries
10/01–Juan Rivera
10/02–Zack Robertson
10/04–Jenny and Shannon Keith(a)
10/06–Pat Dole
10/10–Ellen Bode
10/12–Rob Baldwin (b); Ian Chase Baldwin(b); Karlynne Rogevich (b)
10/13–Corey Caronneau
10/15–Norma Smith
10/18–Ellen Welthy
10/17–Michelle and Kenny Terrell (a); Jill and Denise Clements (a)
10/20-Isabel LaFrance
10/22–Frank and Frost Telegadas (a)
10/24–Thad and Melissa Harmon (a)
10/27–Tina Bechtel
10/28–Liz Barham
10/29–Florence Kalbacker


Jesus answered them, “Go and tell John what you hear and see: the blind receive their sight, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the poor have good news brought to them. And blessed is anyone who takes no offense at me.” (Matthew 11:4-5)

(Prayer requests will remain on the list for two weeks only. Please notify the church office if you wish to extend your request for two more weeks.)

Please pray for peace, for those in military service, and their families. Brian Strickland;  Louis Pienaar;  Mike & Megan Dumas;  Rob Blackwell;  Ryan Stephenson;  Aaron Gervolino;    Taylor Wilson (Son of Susan Bell); Travis Queen; Kevin Lyons (in Afghanistan);  Katie Queen; Quinton Robertson; Josh Welborn (in Germany); Ben Walsh

In Our Prayers for Continued Health Issues:  Kasci, Ria, BJ, Lizzie G, Alan, Sally, Harriet, Charlie, Lorette, Peggy, JP, Ginny, Harriet, Charlie, Toni, Douglas, Frances, Smitty, Douglas, Sandy, Cathleen, Tim, Gretchen, Joseph, Sandra, Susan, Pat, Valerie, Jaffee, Ron, Sandra B, Rhonda, Beth, Barbara, Kay

SPECIAL PRAYER REQUESTS                                                                                   

Betty-recovering from heart surgery
Von-battling cancer
Cate-prayers to get in to college of Charleston
Sue-battling cancer and infection
Scott-prayers for FT job search with benefits
Charlotte-passing of her father
Anna-prayers for healing
T.R.-prayers for her father who has congestive heart failure
Buck & Karen-prayers for safe travelling
Cameron, protection from bullying
Jim, death of father
Sharon -health issues
Kelly-battling cancer
Denise-battling cancer