July 23: Hugh Hammond

discussion Rev. Hugh Hammond brings a sermon with the provocative title “I Will Not Be Satisfied!” At times it can seem like our human differences are insurmountable, he says, yet there is a path of possibility deeply rooted in our faith tradition. True transformation happens when we address not just our own needs, but also hear and attend to the needs of those who firmly oppose us. Don't miss this special Sunday!


July 30: Beliefs Have Consequences

Dr. Lola WilliamsonOften people worry about whether a belief is true or false. What if we stopped worrying about metaphysical truth and instead turned our attention to what kind of effect a belief has on a person or on society? This is how the preeminent American philosopher, William James, thought about it: belief as pragmatic. Our own Dr. Lola Williamson, an Emeritus Associate Professor of Religous Studies, will lead us in trying James’s idea on for size!


Aug 6: Living with a Disability

Our theme for August is Resilience, and one of the best people to talk with us about that is our own Carolyn Kothmayer. If you're not sure why, then you absolutely must be with us on August 6th to hear Carolyn's remarkable and inspiring personal story.


Change the World

change the worldsipes orchard

Social Concerns/Social Justice Committee’s JULY project to “CHANGE the World” will benefit Sipes Orchard Home’s Transitional Living Center, a local non-profit which provides a supportive, residential program for 17-21 year olds to help them get the financial, academic, emotional and behavioral skills necessary for independent living. You can leave your spare change (or larger donation) in our CHANGE jar in the front foyer.


Proud to be an LGBTQ welcoming congregation

Street Address:
833 5th St. SE
Hickory, NC 28602
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 9164
Hickory, NC 28603




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