Summer Worship Series at Montreat Conference Center

The Rev. Dr. J. Herbert Nelson to Preach at Montreat Conference Center on June 30

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The Rev. Dr. J. Herbert Nelson will preach on June 30

One of the highlights of Montreat Conference Center’s year-round programming is the summer worship series in which leading preachers from across the country join with visual art professionals, musicians, and volunteers in a service of worship open to the surrounding community. All are welcome and all are invited.

The 2019 Sunday series continues on June 30 with the Rev. Dr. J. Herbert Nelson as guest preacher. Dr. Nelson serves as stated clerk of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Prior to becoming stated clerk, he served as director of the PC(USA)’s Office of Public Witness in Washington, D.C. , and his service to the church includes calls as pastor of St. James Presbyterian Church in Greensboro, NC and organizing pastor of Liberation Community Church in Memphis, TN. Dr. Nelson’s sermon is titled “Whom Has God Chosen” which draws on James 2:1-10 and Psalm 34:1-9.

Each Sunday worship service throughout the summer is planned by Montreat Conference Center’s worship committee, which includes the leadership of the Rev. Carol Steele, vice president for program; the Rev. Dr. Ann Laird Jones, arts ministry director; Hannah Garrity, summer liturgical artist; Eric Wall, conference center musician; Andrew Frazier, liturgy writer; and Alexandra Mauney and Brendan McLean, summer ministry interns.

The series continues on the following dates:

July 7 – Rev. Dr. Patrick Johnson

July 14 – Rev. Dr. Amy Butler

July 21 – Dr. Peter Enns

July 28 – Rev. Dr. Alice Ridgill

August 4 – Rev. Dr. Steve P. Eason

All of the summer Sunday services in the series are at 10:30 am in Anderson Auditorium, just off Assembly Drive in Montreat. Child care is available for children six months through kindergarten at the Updike Child Care Center on Texas Road.

As is the summer tradition, the community is invited to the lunch buffet at 11:45 am in the Assembly Inn’s Galax Dining Room following worship. Lunch tickets can be purchased at the Assembly Inn front desk.

For further information or to learn about other worship, educational, and recreational opportunities at Montreat, visit, or call 828.669.2911.