Elizabeth Davis to Serve as Director of Music Beginning May 1

After an extensive, 3-month search, reviewing over 20 resumes from across the United States and even Canada,our Staff-Parish Relations Committee accepted the recommendation of our Music Search Committee and has hired a new Director of Music to lead our music ministry. Elizabeth Davis will join our staff on May 1. Elizabeth holds a B.A. in Piano/Music Education with a minor in organ studies, and a Master of Music in Piano Pedagogy from the University of North Carolina-Greensboro. While at UNCG, she was awarded a scholarship for First Place in Piano from the Metropolitan Music Ministry Foundation Competition in Charlotte, NC. Elizabeth is currently a Candidate for the Doctor of Musical Arts in Piano Pedagogy at the University of South Carolina where she is completing final requirements. Her dissertation research is focused on teaching piano to students with Autism. In addition to graduate school, Elizabeth teaches piano students from age 3 to adult, and is also an Adjunct Professor at Columbia International University and other music schools in Columbia. She enjoys playing a variety of classical/sacred styles, as well as jazz and composing her own musical arrangements for piano, organ and choir. Elizabeth grew up in a minister’s home, and has been involved in church music as a pianist, organist, Sunday School teacher, children’s music director, and adult choir director for over 10 years in Florida, North Carolina and South Carolina. She has also enjoyed directing several children’s and adult musical productions and performing organ/piano benefit concerts. Elizabeth has also accompanied classical and sacred instrumental, orchestral, vocal and choral groups for competitions and performances across the US and has performed concerts in Ireland and Taiwan.  

Small Group Opportunities - Fall, 2017

Evicted Book Study

Quanna McAlister and Kim Ingram will be leading a three-week conversation around the book Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City. The Pulitzer Prize winning book provides a ground-level view of one of the most urgent issues facing America today, the housing crisis for those in poverty. Email Kristen Surratt to register and receive a free copy of the book. The group will meet on Sunday evenings September 10, 17 and 24 from 4:30-6:00 p.m. The group will discuss part one of the book on September 10.

Disciple Bible Study

Pastor George will be facilitating a small-group Bible study on Monday evenings from 6:30-8:30 p.m.  The Disciple Bible Study guides participants through approximately 70% of the Bible over 30 weeks through personal study and group conversation.   If you would like to participate or want more information, email Pastor George.   Study manuals are available for purchase for .  Learn more by clicking here. *Note- The new class start date is October 2nd.

3 Simple Rules Study

As we consider the Three General Rules from John Wesley in our upcoming sermon series, small-groups are forming to read and discuss how these rules call us to mutual respect, unity and a deeper relationship with God. - A women's study group will meet on Thursdays from 1:00 pm -2:00 pm, beginning September 14. -  Ashley Falls and Carrie Jones are facilitating a group on Tuesdays from 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm, beginning October 3rd. -  Kristen Surratt is facilitating a group on Wednesday evenings from 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm, beginning October 4th. For books and to register for any of these groups, email Kristen Surratt.

Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts

We are in fervent prayer for our brothers and sisters along the Gulf Coast.  We are also working to respond in every way possible, living our mission to be more like Jesus for our community and beyond.  We'd love for you to join us in our efforts.


Financial Contributions are needed as our church responds through the United Methodist Committee on Relief. Click here to learn more about UMCOR. Click here to contribute online.

FLOOD BUCKET ASSEMBLY - September 13 at 7:00 p.m.

Our church will pack cleaning buckets and health kits to help with disaster relief efforts on September 13 at 7:00 p.m. in Carpenter Hall. If you'd like to donate supplies for the buckets and kits, click here. All items must be returned by September 11. Email with questions.    


Please visit this site in the future to learn about other ways you can help.

Do You Need a New Name Tag?

Our Outreach Committee is excited to announce that we have new church name tags available for anyone who might want or need one.  There is no cost to order a new name tag at this time.  Simply click the link below to enter the name/spelling you'd like and then look to pick up your name tag in the narthex.  Then, plan to wear your name tag on Sundays and at other church events to help us get to know each other, and to make ourselves easily identifiable to guests and visitors who might need our help. To order your name tag, click here.


For more information or joining one of our activities, contact Janice Pennington:; 704-825-2106