A Marriage Enrichment Weekend!!


A Marriage Enrichment Weekend!!

Friday, October 18 – Sunday, October 20

Registration is required. Please register by October 3rd

by calling the church office at (828) 464-4635.



A Marriage Enrichment Weekend!!

Friday, October 18 – Sunday, October 20

 Marriage is more than saying “I do.”  It doesn’t stop there; in fact, the journey only begins there and then carries us through life with many twists and turns.  Along the way, we often become bogged down in swamps of miscommunication, valleys of routine or dungeons of problems. Does God’s Word provide any help or solution to these seasons that we may move forward with greater love  and companionship?   The answer is YES!!

Beginning with a nice dinner on Friday evening and running through Sunday afternoon with a renewal of wedding vows…..Dr. Ned Martin, a certified family therapist, ordained minister and director of Spring Counseling at Lake Junaluska will be with us to lead us toward spiritual and emotional health in our marriage.

This weekend is designed to give you some dedicated time with your partner in order to reconnect, deepen your relationship with one another and experience spiritual nourishment.

The event will be useful for couples who are happy and just looking for an opportunity to focus on their relationship for a few days AND for couples who are in some distress and need some assistance in starting to find their way back toward deeper, happier connection. Most intimate relationships fall into automatic patterns of responding to one another over time. Sometimes these patterns can be corrosive to the bond between partners. Our time together will help you to identify some of the patterns in your relationship and then learn how to alter those patterns for the benefit of both partners. The more we grow in love of one another, the more we grow toward God in love.

Schedule for “Marriage Enrichment” Weekend


5:30pm Dinner

6:30-7pm Introduction to the weekend

7pm-9pm Session 1, What is love?


9-10:30 Session 2, The Demon Dialogues

10:30-10:45 Break

10:45-12:15 Session 3, Finding the Raw Spots

12:15pm-1:30pm Lunch

1:30-3pm, Session 4, Hold Me Tight

3-3:15pm Break

3:15-4:45pm Session 5, Forgiving Injuries and Conclusion

4:45-5:15pm Questions and wrap up

 Sunday Morning: Sermon “Created for Connection”

Sunday Afternoon: Service of Renewal of Vows

 Registration is required. Please register by October 3rd by calling the church office at (828) 464-4635.

Ned Martin is a Licensed Professional Counselor in private practice at Lake Junaluska, NC. He is a couples specialist and a certified Emotionally Focused Therapist for couples.  Along with his counseling degree, Ned also holds a Master of Divinity from Duke and is deeply interested in the  intersections of psychological and spiritual needs within his patients. He leads couples workshops and offers intensive couples therapy retreats.  He has served as an adjunct  instructor of counseling at both Wake Forest University and Lenoir-Rhyne. Jennifer and Ned live in Haywood county with their children: Ian (7) and his twin siblings Erik and Cate (4).






Sunday, September 8 through Sunday, November 24

We hear much about the grace of God…..we sing “Amazing Grace”….but do we really know what it is?   Have we heard it so much that we have become inoculated to its effects?   Is there something I have to do or prove in order to really experience it?  How can I live victoriously in the reality of God’s grace?   We will look at these questions and seek to go deeper into the origin and meaning of grace that we might live our lives as God intended……lost in grace!!

Sunday, September 8                   “The Gods We Invent”                   Ephesians 2

Sunday, September 15                  “The Amazing Race”                     John 3 & Hebrews 12

Sunday, September 22               “Grace from the Get-Go”                 Genesis 3

Sunday, October 6                             Holy Communion

Sunday, October 13                        “Grace for the Battle”                  2 Chronicles & 1 Peter

Sunday, October 20                         Marriage & Family                       Rev. Ned Martin

Sunday, October 27                         “Scandalous Grace”                   Genesis 15

Sunday, November 3               Stewardship Emphasis Sunday 

Sunday, November 10             Stewardship Commitment Sunday

Sunday, November 17                            Youth Sunday

Sunday, November 24              “Amazing Grace or Dys-Grace”      Matthew 18

Dr. Gary



“We’re gearing up for a WILD time at Vacation Bible School, Sunday, July 21- Thursday, July 25! All children ages 2-12 are welcome. Pre-register your child(ren) to make your reservation for complimentary dinner each night (served at 5:30pm) and/or for your child to receive a free VBS t-shirt!  The program will begin 6:00pm and conclude each night at 8:00pm.

Link to the electronic form here (Please submit one per child):   For any additional questions or assistance with registration, we encourage you to call the church office at 828-464-4635.

We look forward to discovering and celebrating God’s goodness with your children!


HOLY LAND TRIP—-September 2019

Pastor Gary will be leading a pilgrimage to Israel September 23 – October 2, 2019. If you are interested, please call the church office at (828) 464-4635 and ask for Pastor Gary.   He has brochures and other information about the trip and would be happy to meet with you personally to share and answer any questions you have about the trip. The trip is open to anyone who desires to go.