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

 Sept -Nov. Aveleigh invites you and yours to be part of “THE HAPPINESS PROJECT”.

Upcoming Sermons

Sept. 24,  sermon, YOU CAN BE HAPPY NO MATTER WHAT, Whatever happens, conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the Good News of Christ!” Phil.  1:27 (NIV)

Oct. 1, WORLD COMMUNION SUNDAY, sermon, DAILY HABITS FOR HAPPINESS “For my determined purpose is that I may know Christ – that I may progressively become more deeply and intimately acquainted with Him, perceiving and recognizing and understanding Him more strongly and more clearly…”   Phil.  3:10 (Amp)

Oct. 8, sermon , YOUR HEART HAPPY

“You must continue to WORK OUT your salvation with fear and trembling, (with deep reverence & humility) for it is God who WORKS IN you both to will and to act according to his good purpose.”  Phil.  2:12-13 (NIV) THEME: 5 WORKOUTS FOR A HAPPY HEART

Oct. 15, sermon, LEARN HAPPY LESSONS, PHILIPPIANS 2:19-30 “I hope in the Lord Jesus to send Timothy to you soon, so that I may be cheEred when I receive news about you. I have no one else like him, who takes a genuine interest in your welfare. For everyone looks out for his own interests, not those of Jesus Christ. But you know that Timothy has proved himself, because as a son with his father he has served with me in the work of the gospel. I hope, therefore, to send him as soon as I see how things go with me. And I am confident in the Lord that I myself will come soon.

Oct. 22,   sermon, APPRECIATION IS THE ROCKET FUEL OF HAPPINESS,       “Every time I think of you, I give thanks to God!” Phil.  1:3 (NLT)

Aveleigh Church is having a Movie Matinee this Sunday, September 24 at 3 p.m. in Truesdell Hall gym (1211 Calhoun St. – Nby.).  This event is open to the Newberry Community and there will be no cost to attend.  Popcorn and drinks will be available at 3 p.m. and then the movie will begin at 3:15 p.m.  Aveleigh will be showing a popular animated movie rated PG and Dove “Family-Approved”.  Its runtime will be 110 minutes.  For further information, please contact Aveleigh Church at 276-3534.

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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.

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.

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 10:30 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.   


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. 

Bible Study

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






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 and her husband Eddie

Cindy Long has been Aveleigh’s Director of Christian Education since July 1996.  She enjoys working with all age groups.  Cindy, and her husband Eddie, also coordinate Newberry Young Life, an outreach ministry for teenagers.

Ginny Holt

Ginny Holt has been Minister of Music at Aveleigh since May, 2009.  She has a Bachelor of Music Degree in Church Music from Southwestern at Memphis (now Rhodes College) and a Master of Music in Pipe Organ Performance from the University of Texas at Austin.  She is also an Associate of the American Guild of Organists.  She was with SIM and EPC World Outreach from 1997 - 2008, serving as worship director of the International Evangelical Church in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, where she was also director of The Motley Singers, an international community choir of about 50 singers and instrumentalists. 

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