Entries by dseale

June 2019

A Thank You   Many of you have heard that I am facing a life challenge in the near future. On July 16, I will be having kidney transplant surgery. This is not an end of ministry event. In fact, if all goes well, it will allow me to continue in full time ministry as […]

May 2019

Fifty Days of Easter No, Easter is not over yet. We often think of Easter as one day in the Christian Calendar, but actually it is a season that lasts 50 days. Beginning with the Easter Vigil on the Saturday before Easter and lasting until Pentecost, “Eastertide” is the longest season of the Christian year. […]

April 2019

Fifth Sunday Event On Sunday, March 31st, we will meet in the fellowship hall starting at 10:00 AM for breakfast. We will have worship around the tables and enter into a discussion that concludes at noon.  The following Scripture will be presented and these questions will be discussed. Be thinking about how you might answer […]

March 2019

“And now for something different.” (From Monty Python’s Flying Circus)  The Session recently voted to initiate a Fifth Sunday Worship experience on Sunday, March 31st. What is it? It is an opportunity to experience worship in a different way. The plans for that Sunday are still in the works, but it will look something like […]

February 2019

Charity Lodge   I would like to continue introducing the staff of First Presbyterian Church. Charity Lodge is our housekeeper and nursery attendant. Unless you have children in the nursery or show up at the church early in the morning during the week, you might not have run into Charity. She does her work long […]

January 2019

Staff of First Presbyterian Church The staff of First Presbyterian Church, Rocky Mount would like to wish you a blessed Christmas and Holiday season and thank you for allowing us to serve you in 2018. We look forward to supporting the ministry of this church in the new year to come. I have been impressed […]

December 2018

Chart of Progress in the Pastoral Search   This is a check list of the process in finding a new pastor.  We will provide this as a way to keep you informed about where we are and what needs to be done next.  July 2017  Bridge interim is hired and search for an interim begins. […]

November 2018

                                    All Saints   According to Lives of the Saints ed. Rev. Hugo Hoever, S.O.Cist., PhD, every day of the year except Christmas, and some days during Holy Week, celebrate at least one Catholic saint. The Orthodox church and Coptic church have a different list of saints to honor. Some protestant denominations also recognize and […]

October 2018

Chart of Progress in the Pastoral Search   This is a check list of the process in finding a new pastor.  We will provide this as a way to keep you informed about where we are and what needs to be done next.      July 2017  Bridge interim is hired and search for an interim […]

September 2018

Coming To Worship Scriptures tell us that we were created to worship and that our relationship with our awesome God is central to faith and life. We are not just a personal religion that can be practiced in secret and without interaction with fellow believers. We are the Church, the body of Christ, and individually […]