What's Happening

As we begin this New Year you are invited you to consider a couple of opportunities to grow in your faith:

  1. The Gospel of Luke: We will begin focusing on this gospel for our Wednesday Bible Study, our Wed Younger Youth afternoon group, as well as our focus in worship on Sundays. Picking one book of the Bible and reading and praying through it really is the best way to grow in our faith, so I invite you to consider this practice. Even if you are not able to join the Wed Zoom Study (7PM) I encourage you to read a chapter or two each week, beginning this week with Luke chapter 3. We will begin our new book study on Ash Wednesday.

  1. Daily Devotions: Another option for growing spiritually is regular daily devotionals. Here are a few options to consider:

  • The church has copies of the Upper Room devotional booklet for January and February, regular and large print. They are available in the entry area outside the church office along with some other resources. Feel free to pick up a copy or we can mail one to you.

  • A great online devotional for youth and adults is d365 (devotionals 365 days a year). It offers a way to pray and meditate daily, available also as an app on your phone.

  1. In 2021 there will be opportunities for us to learn more about local and regional missions. If you are interested in meeting online to hear from various mission agencies/non-profits, let me know. I hope to have a monthly mission Zoom gathering as a way of educating ourselves about the needs in our community, and how we might be able to support these efforts. For those not able to join on Zoom, reports will be shared in email and in print.

Thank you for considering these opportunities, and if you have any questions don’t hesitate to let me know!


Rev. Michael

We will celebrate the regular Sunday worship service at 10:45am on Zoom live, then shared by a recording in the afternoon.

Book Study Every Sunday Morning (9:00-10:00am)

Online, using the Zoom meeting platform, everyone is invited to join MMM Sunday school class as they read and study together Dr. David Jeremiah's book, "Shelter in God: Your Refuge in Times of Trouble." Find ways to worship in times of trouble, experience prayer in pressure, show grace when you are at your wits' end, and with God's help, triumph over trouble. If interested or want more details, please contact Nicole Grambo.

Ukulele Choir (all ages) Mondays at 4:30 p.m.
If anyone would like to join, please contact Laura (
laurageougecole@gmail.com ). Don’t have a ukulele? No problem - we have some available. Guitars are welcome as well!

Wednesday Younger Youth Group (3:30-4:30pm)

Laura and Michael lead a gathering for older elementary and middle school youth each week. A time for connection, games, Bible Study and music

Wednesday Evening Bible Study (7:00-8:00pm)

Michael leads a Zoom Bible Study on Wednesday evenings, from 7-8:00pm. All members of the congregation (youth and adults) are invited for a time of sharing and reflection together. If interested, contact Pastor Michael (revmichaelpoulos@gmail.com) for more details including the Zoom link. Unfamiliar with Zoom? Let us know that, too, and we can help walk you through it.

First Presbyterian Church of Spruce Pine, North Carolina

970 Greenwood Rd.

Spruce Pine, NC 28777

Mailing address:

PO Box 764

Spruce Pine, NC 28777

Rev. Michael Poulos, Pastor

828-765-4036, Church Office