Summer Worship Series at Montreat Conference Center

The Rev. Tom Are to Preach at Montreat Conference Center on June 23

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The Rev. Tom Are will preach on Sunday, June 23

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 23 with the Rev. Tom Are as guest preacher. Rev. Are is pastor of Village Presbyterian Church in Prairie Village, KS. A sixth generation Presbyterian minister, he previously served churches in Charleston and Columbia, SC, as well as Jacksonville, FL. Rev. Are’s sermon is titled “The Miracle of Kindness” which draws on Acts 9:36-43.

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:

June 30 – Rev. Dr. J. Herbert Nelson
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.