St. Simons Presbyterian's 74th Church Anniversary Weekend September 25-27, 2020 We hope you will mark your calendars and plan to join your church family for a weekend of learning, service, worship, and fellowship. More details and a schedule of events can be found below. We look forward to seeing you either in-person and/or by screen during St. Simons Presbyterian's 74th anniversary celebration!
Schedule of Events
Evening Keynote Friday, September 25 @ 7 PM | Keynote via Zoom Join us for a Zoom gathering and keynote by Dr. Brian Blount. Members, visitors, and friends of SSPC are all welcome to attend!
Topic: “Protestantism, The Reformed Faith, Slavery, and Race.” Christianity formed a formidable foundation for the European and American slave trade and the subsequent enslavement of Africans in the United States for centuries. The Reformed Protestant tradition played a particular role in that support. Was that support generated by the principles of the Reformed tradition? When, where, and how did the Reformed tradition transition from its support of slavery and the racist practices of segregation that followed to support for racial justice? Using examples of local Reformed Christian leaders, churches, and institutions, we will examine the past even as we anticipate the future of the American church and its engagement with race.
Season of Service Saturday, September 26 You are invited to join us for our Season of Service at St. Simons Presbyterian Church on Saturday, September 26. The Season of Service is an intergenerational event that brings together people of all ages and abilities to unite as one people in Christ and work to keep our Golden Isles beautiful! This year we will be cleaning underneath the Back River Bridge on the F.J. Torras causeway.
The day will start at 9:00AM and conclude at 11AM, followed by a picnic lunch with a devotion. We will be meeting on the West side of the worksite (see map). Please be sure to pack your own lunch. All ages and abilities are welcome and encouraged to participate! Kids are welcome!
When: Saturday, September 26
Where: Back River Bridge on F.J. Torras causeway - starting on West side
Notes: We will be meeting at the worksite. Be sure to bring a lunch!
Dr. Brian Blount will preach at the 8:30AM Livestream worship service. A joint Sunday School will also be lead by Dr. Brian Blount, beginning at 9AM. Rev. Alan Dyer will lead the 10:30AM outdoor worship service at Frederica Academy. 8:30 AM - Worship with Dr. Brian Blount via Livestream Sermon Title: What Do You Know? Scripture: Matthew 21:23-32 Click Here for Livestream Worship
9:00 AM - Joint Sunday school via Zoom Topic: “Demand to Be Blessed.” The Beatitudes are often thought of as indicative statements. That is to say, they most often considered to be statements praising people who are already meek, mourning, poor in spirit, hungry for righteousness, pure in heart, or peacemakers. What if the Beatitudes were also, and perhaps more importantly, imperative statements. That is to say, what if Jesus was not only celebrating those who already were those things, but also using the beatitudes as a way to demand that those who were not, peacemakers, would become peacemakers? What if the Beatitudes were a challenge to live into God’s expectation of us? What if Jesus wasn’t calling us blessed; what if he was showing us the way to be blessed? Click Here to Join Zoom Sunday school 10:30 AM - Outdoor Worship @ Frederica Academy