Shuck and Jive

Thursday, January 08, 2009

Test the Waters!!

Our little club of bandits is growing!!

We are an unabashedly
Progressive Christian Community. You will find us listed on The Center for Progressive Christianity's website.

Check out the Eight Points.

Check out our Mission Statement.

Explore the website. You will find podcast sermons, our newsletter, all kinds of cool stuff, and we are trying to get more web-friendly (which is not easy for a non-hip old guy like me).

We really care about open minds and getting our hands dirty doing justice and engaging in acts of compassion.

We are also affiliated with More Light Presbyterians and the Covenant Network. We are inclusive and a safe place for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning individuals along with everyone else!

There are very few congregations around here like us. Curious? Interested?

Come Test the Waters this Saturday from ten a.m. to one p.m.!

If you have either visited us on occasion or have been attending regularly for awhile, or if this is your first time here, we would like you to find out more about us!

We would like to welcome you and give you an opportunity to learn more about our congregation, tour our facilities, become acquainted with our ministries, meet a few of our fine folks, and enjoy lunch together. It is a chance to test the waters and see if this congregation is a match for you as you search for a church home.

We are excited in that we have recently renovated our facilities with a newly remodeled fellowship hall, an adult education room, a nursery with separate rooms for infants and toddlers, two wheel-chair accessible restrooms, and a renovated bell choir and choir room. We installed and dedicated our wheel-chair accessible labyrinth.

Many people regard our congregation as an oasis. We are an inclusive, tolerant congregation that celebrates diversity and encourages open-minded reflection.

Please come this Saturday, January 10th from 10:00 am until 1:00 pm on your calendar for you, your partner, your family, and even invite friends. Please let us know if you plan to attend so we can make preparations for lunch. Contact the church office if you have questions at 543.7737, or e-mail the pastor at johnashuck at embarqmail dot com.


  1. congratulations on your growing community. i know your area very very well. i was born and raised in blacksburg, va and spent my late teen years and early 20's whitewater kayaking all throughout the south east. i see you are near erwin - the nolichucky and then right on the way to bryson city from blacksburg (b.c. home of the nantahala outdoor center). you live in absolutely beautiful country that will always be a part of me no matter how long i live west of the new river. sometime when i'm back visiting my dad i'll have to take a 2.5 hour drive to church one sunday.

  2. If we had more Jesus followers like you then Christianity would not have such a bad stigma.