Dr. and Mrs. Stone are from Williamston, SC and both graduated from Clemson University. The pair were missionary journeymen in Ecuador before attending the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Later the Stones traveled to Australia where they worked for over three years as International Mission Board (IMB) Missionaries. They came to Guatemala via Costa Rica and Gary is still supervisor for the indigenous efforts of the IMB. He and Mrs. Stone are working there to draw people to God and are beginning a church in Quetzaltenango, looking for young people who are very far from God.
We have rolled through another great year of Vacation Bible School!
THANK YOU to all the
volunteers and to parents who shared their children with us to learn God's Word.
Below are some of the Rolling River Rampage photos we captured; enjoy!
June 27-29 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bring the kids to have fun learning about God during VBS at Upper Long Cane this year!
Arts & crafts, recreation time, story telling, music, science experiments and more! Snacks will be provided nightly.
Registration forms can be picked up anytime at the church office beginning June 13th.
Ages 3-11. Class division: 3-5 years, 6-8 years, 9-11 years.
Donations of food tend to lessen during the summer vacation months.
Food pantries still desperately need your contribution to help our community.
A new book study group is beginning April 29th. Group will meet for 5 weeks through May from 6:20 - 7:20 pm. Get your discounted copy of Life Together: The Classic Exploration of Christian Community by Dietrich Bonhoeffer at the church office for $10. A link to purchase Amazon copies is below.
"After his martyrdom at the hands of the Gestapo in 1945, Dietrich
Bonhoeffer continued his witness in the hearts of Christians around the
world. His Letters and Papers from Prison became a prized testimony to
Christian faith and courage, read by thousands. Now in Life Together we
have Pastor Bonhoeffer's experience of Christian community. This story
of a unique fellowship in an underground seminary during the Nazi years
reads like one of Paul's letters. It gives practical advice on how life
together in Christ can be sustained in families and groups. The role of
personal prayer, worship in common, everyday work, and Christian service
is treated in simple, almost biblical, words. Life Together is bread
for all who are hungry for the real life of Christian fellowship."
PW’s annual Birthday Offering Dinner is scheduled for Tuesday, May 15th at 6:30 pm in the fellowship hall. All ladies are invited to attend; membership in Circle Group is not necessary. Bring your favorite salad and your favorite friend to join us for a lovely evening of fellowship and sharing. Contact PW Moderator Marsha Patterson or the church office if you have any questions about this event.
Offering recipients are Cottage Village in Cottage Grove, Oregon; Village of Grace Center for Physical and Spiritual Health of Tegucigalpa, Honduras; and The Dwelling Place of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota.
On Sunday, April 22nd the Upper Long Cane congregation traveled briefly over to attend the 150th anniversary celebration at beautiful Abbeville Presbyterian Church. The music was especially spectacular with vocals from the choir, an organ, piano, bagpipes, flute and trumpet. After the service, conducted by Rev. Dr. E. Douglas Vaughan, Jr., was an outdoor catered luncheon, followed by an organ concert. We enjoyed our joint worship and thank our sister church for extending their invitation and generosity.
Index Journal article by journalist Chris Trainor: Index Journal - North Main and Pinckney
"Speak, for your servant is listening." I Samuel 3:10
Our beautiful Church is decorated for Advent. Please join us and enjoy the beautiful sanctuary!
Thank you to all those who lovingly decorate and undecorate our church.
Sunday, December 10th (11am service)
The Children/Youth of ULCPC will present:
“On Our Way to Bethlehem”
Arranged : John Jacobson & Roger Emerson
Directed by: Susan Ashby, Music Director
Take the journey...then and now...to Bethlehem. This sweet little Christmas musical will warm your heart as our younger children portray Biblical characters in rhyming dialog and song, while the older youth will share the significance of this special journey as it relates to us today. The message and the re-telling of the Nativity story through the eyes of children is something you will definitely NOT want to miss out on this Christmas season! We hope that you and your family can join us for this meaningful message of our journey to the manger!
Sunday, December 17th (11am service)
“The Christmas Story”
A Classic Carol Celebration & Adult Choir Cantata
Arranged By: Tom Fettke & Thomas Grassi Directed By: Susan Ashby
The story of Christmas is filled with glorious images of promise, joy, love, faith, worship, and of course, the baby Jesus-God's great gift of salvation. The Adult Choir has been working on this special cantata, which is a blend of thirteen familiar and some lesser-known carols that are a refreshing perspective on the timeless tale. Through scripture and worship, we will celebrate the birth of our Lord at the most wonderful time of the year! We hope that you will join us for our worshipful Christmas celebration through music & song!
An excited group of people gathered early on Saturday morning to set up the games and tents, decorate the picnic shelter, and prepare the tables for the meal for our highly anticipated group of children and their families. We were pleased with our turnout for the overcast day filled with a lot of other activities in Abbeville at the same time.
Our spirits were high as we gave the children that attended “Sharing God’s Joy” bags with prizes and candy which was won while playing games and filled their tummies with hotdogs, popcorn and flavored snow cones. They also had fun playing in inflatable units provided by our Upper Long Cane Christian Education Committee. The adults enjoyed the same food and had the opportunity to gaze at classic cars that were on display. We thank the “Classic Car” Club for their participation in our yearly Saturday event to celebrate the FALL season and give a little back to our community.
We had a lot of games that we enjoyed making. Some of them were: “Pick Frank” (Frank’s nose was filled with slime and candy.), Airplane Toss, Froggy Challenge, Witch’s Hat Ring Toss, Tic Tac Toe, Go Fish, Monkeys In a Barrel, Cake Walk, and numerous other games. Everyone seemed to enjoy the games and hotdog meals. The fun and fellowship was shared by in excess of a hundred people.
The C.E. Committee would like to say a special thanks to all that helped make this event successful. It would not have been possible without such dedicated folks to God’s work.
Contributed by Lynn McClain