Sunday October 6th is World Communion Sunday and as in years past we will be offering a new way of doing Love Feast that morning. During worship next week we will have communion and a children’s time teaching our Children about Love Feast. Following worship we will have a carry-in meal and after the meal there will be an opportunity for feet/hand washing. We invite all to join us in fellowship after worship and bring a dish to share!

     Linville Creek Church will be holding its annual Fall Festival on Saturday, October 12 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall.  The festival will feature homemade crafts, delicious pies, a yard sale, a bake sale and beef vegetable soup sold by the quart.  For lunch you’ll find Pork Tenderloin, Country Ham, & Pimento Cheese sandwiches as well as hot dogs, beef vegetable soup, white beans & cornbread.

     Donations of homemade bread, cakes, cookies, gourds, pumpkins and flowers are requested. Volunteers are needed both before and during the festival.  Lots of help will be needed with the pie baking on Friday, October 11th at 8:00 a.m.      

     Please sign-up on the sheets on the narthex table for the ways that you can help or the donations you can provide.  Remember to bring in your gently used items for the indoor yard sale.

You can help with advertising by picking up flyers from the narthex table and place them at your work place or give them to friends.  Help spread the word!  Half of the proceeds will go to the Habitat for Humanity house building project.

Fall Congregational Business Meeting

     The regular Fall Congregational Business Meeting will be held October 20th.  Business items include the approval of a slate of officers and the budget for 2020.  The meeting will follow a carry-in meal in the fellowship hall after worship.  Please bring a dish to share and plan to stay for the meeting.

Music News

  • Anthony Vanpelt will be playing the Violin during the morning worship service on October 27. His ministry on the violin is quite inspirational. Mark your calendar!

  • Sara Beardsley will be here to play the organ during the morning worship service, October 13. Welcome back Sara!

  • The Adult Choir rehearsal schedule is slightly altered for October. We will rehearse during the following times @ 7:30 P.M. Thursday’s October 3, 10, 17, and 24 & Tuesday, October 29.

Community Fellowship Meal

Please join us for our Free Community Fellowship Meal held on the 3rd Wednesday of every month.  This month’s meal is scheduled for Wednesday, October 16th.  All are welcome to come anytime between 5 and 6:30 p.m.!

Comfort Knotting

     If you missed the last one, now’s your chance!  Another day has been scheduled for knotting comforts on October 22nd from 1 – 8 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall.  Anyone who can tie a knot can help and any amount of time is appreciated!  Again, if you have old blankets you no longer need, please bring them to Nancy Barb or Lana Allison to be used as fillers.

Fall Sunday School

Fall Sunday School has begun!  Pre-School, K-1, 2nd – 5th, & Youth Classes all meet upstairs this year.  Three Adult classes are available also. Please see Martha Reish if you have questions or ask an usher. 

Habitat House Update

    The Habitat House project is moving forward.  The house is under roof and the professional trades (electricians, plumbers, HVAC installers) are working on their aspects of the home.  In mid-October they should be finished and insulation, drywall and painting will begin.  There is a need to provide the volunteers with a lunch.  The crews vary in size but are generally 5-8 people.  Anyone wishing to help, please contact James Driver, 335-4043 or email

Directory Updates

Please make sure the church office has your correct address, phone, email, birth date & anniversary.  You may email the above information to or put your written updates in the door pocket of the church office.  If you are not listed in our church directory & would like to be, please let us know!

 Interest Survey

   The Nominating Commission invites you to complete an Interest Finder Survey. Blank forms are available on the table in the back of the narthex.  Completed forms may be placed in the basket at the same location.  In addition an electronic version is available here:

    Completing the survey will not obligate you for any job, service, or responsibility. The Nominating Commission is seeking to find your interests as part of our church family.