Aveleigh Church

1211 Calhoun St
Newberry, 29108

Phone: (803) 276-3534 (803) 276-3534




Aveleigh Church

1211 Calhoun Street Newberry. SC 29108


(803) 276-3534

Welcome to Aveleigh Church

Morning Worship

Worship God with us. Our 9:15 Blended Sunday service includes children's moment, power point and multi media presentations, and prayers, scriptures, and cause for the hope you need.

Also our contemporary service called, The Aveleigh Worship Center gathers Sundays at at 11:30.

Come and find out about the week day evening alternate worship venues.

Sunday School

Aveleigh's Sunday School takes place every Sunday morning at 10:45 a.m.  We have classes for ages 3 - 12 and 5 adult Sunday School Classes.

Children's Ministries

Our Children's ministry at Aveleigh includes children ages birth - 5th grade.  Nursery care (for birth - 3 years) is provided during church services and most church events.  Sunday School classes are available for all ages.  There are many special activities for children throughout the year including: a weekly Sunday King’s Kid’s program with puppets and singing (for ages 3 - 5th grade & held at 10:40 a.m.); a weekly children's church ministry for children ages 3 - Kindergarten during our 9:15 a.m. service; Catechism class (for 6th & 7th grade); Vacation Bible School; Advent Adventure held during the Advent season; and various other activities.   

     Prayer Calendars

For all of 2019 we are asking everyone to join us in praying each day of the month for a specific ministry or way that we can grow in our faith.  Click each month below to view the calendar for that month.

Fellowship Opportunities

Our Adult Ministries at Aveleigh include: Dinner Groups which meet monthly for spiritual encouragement and fellowship; our Forever Young group which meets the third Wednesday of each month (for either a trip or program); 5th Sunday Luncheons (we meet directly after the service to share a meal and fellowship the 5th Sunday of a month); as well as special church-wide events during the year.  You are also invited to Truesdell Hall (gym) on Sundays immediately following the 9:15 a.m. Service (around 10:20 a.m.) for coffee and snacks. This is a great time to fellowship with Aveleigh family and friends.


Aveleigh has a library that includes educational opportunities for all ages.  The library includes fiction, non-fiction, DVDs, magazines, devotionals and Bible Study reference books.


Aveleigh has Bible Studies offered Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall. 

Aveleigh's Faith Five

Will the next generation have faith? We at Aveleigh are definitely praying so!


We're excited to share the below idea with you that will prayerfully help you grow in your faith as a family. It's called Faith Five and it is something simple that you can do together as a family every day in 2019 (and hopefully beyond).Here are the details below (FYI - I received the below email and link from General Presbyter, Danny C. Murphy.)

"Developmental research reveals that parents are the single most important influence in the faith development of a child. Can you guess the second most important influence?  That is correct! Grandparents.In an effort to make sure that the next generation does have faith, (Aveleigh) is using a simple five-step process to nurture and empower their parents and grandparents to share Christian faith with their children and grandchildren every night at home.


In a nutshell, here is how it works. Before going to bed, everyone in the family drops what they are doing, turns off the television, puts down the newspaper or their homework, sets the cell phone on silence and gathers in a room of the convener's choice. Then they take time going through these five simple steps:

Step 1. SHARE your highs and lows of the day

Step 2. READ a verse or story from the Bible (see our Aveleigh Monthly Prayer Calendar on this website if need a Bible Verse)

Step 3. TALK about how the Bible reading might apply to

  your highs and lows or another area of your life

Step 4. PRAY with each other, for one another's highs

  and lows, for your family, and for the world

Step 5. BLESS one another


Watch the video below to view an abbreviated version of how one family shares their highs and lows of the day, reads and applies Scripture to their lives, prays with each other, and blesses one another. Be sure to listen to how the parents knew for sure that Faith 5 was working in their home. The answer may surprise you."

       Click Here to View the Video

We're excited to see how God is going to use the above format to help your family become closer and grow together in your faith!  

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The Reverend Dr. Mitchell Van Metre has been pastor and head of staff for our charge since 2006. He is a graduate of Maryville College, Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary, and holds a PhD in pastoral care from the Oklahoma University of bibical studies.



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Cindy Long

Cindy Long has been Aveleigh’s Director of Christian Education since July 1996.   She enjoys working with all age groups.  Cindy is a graduate of Newberry College and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration.  Cindy has been married to her husband Eddie since 2006.


Pierre B. Harris

Pierre B. Harris has been steeped in music all his life.  As a youth much of his family's life revolved around their church and its music as his father is a retired Episcopal Minister.  Pierre was born in Brooklyn, NY and as a representative of the Brooklyn Music Teachers Guild he was selected to perform at Carnegie Hall.  and Lincoln Center.  At 16 he was hired as an Organist/Choir Director for his first work in the Music Ministry.  Pierre has served in music ministry roles for 25 years.  He has lived in Florida since 1999 and married his lovely wife Rose in 2007. His musical career extends from a conductor, organist, pianist, handbell director and singer to arranger and composer. Pierre views himself as providing music that inspires people along their faith journey. 

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