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 concludes on August 4 with the Rev. Dr. Steve P. Eason as guest preacher. Dr. Eason recently concluded a call as interim pastor of Sequoyah Hills Presbyterian Church in Knoxville, TN. His longest tenure as pastor and head of staff was at Myers Park Presbyterian Church in Charlotte, NC, where he served from 2002-2015. Following his time at Myers Park, he spent a year as a church consultant with Macedonian Ministries in Atlanta, GA, during which he traveled the country working with churches to help with a wide range of challenges. Dr. Eason’s sermon is titled “The Good Samaritan?” which draws on Luke 10:25-37 and Leviticus 19:13-18.
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.
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 www.montreat.org, or call 828.669.2911.