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

Pastor's Power Pack: Lent in 2017

will start on Wednesday, the 1st of March and will continue for 46 days until Saturday, the 15th of April


For those who have never participated in a Lenten fast and who might want to try it this year, here is how a Lenten fast is traditionally practiced:

  • The fast begins 40 days before Easter, not counting Sundays. The first day of Lent is called Ash Wednesday.
  • Sundays and Church fellowship meals are excluded. The tradition of the church to exclude Sundays  as a fast day is based on the idea that each Sunday should be a day of celebrating the resurrection of Jesus.
  • While most people choose to fast from some type of food, some choose to fast from things like television or social media. But do not neglect miss behavior and inter personal bad habits.  Part of the purpose of a fast is to cultivate the spiritual fruit of self-control.
  • When you have a desire to do something that is off limits during the fast, use that as a prompt to spend time you would have spent in that activity praying or reading the Bible.

Dr. Mitch

Lenten Sermon Series                       2017

Remember Sunday Feb. 12th Aveleigh surveyed those attending our 9;15 service. That survey question was, “what is the most important word in the Bible?”. Every Sunday during Lent 2017 we will announce, “what the survey said”. Each week the worship theme and sermon will speak on the topics you selected as ,”the most important word in the Bible. Invite your friends, family and acquaintances to worship with you weekly the most important word in the Bible is revealed here at Aveleigh.

Maundy Thursday:    April 13

6pm Seder Meal (Gym)

        (Main Sanctuary)

7pm Communion

Save the new Date! 
Aveleigh’s Vacation Bible School will be July 23 – 27, 2017 (instead of July 16 as posted previously).  Please mark your calendars and make every effort to be there to help serve.  Volunteer sign-ups and registration forms will be in upcoming Spring bulletins. 

Officers Manual
2016 Officer Training Manual.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [21.2 MB]

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.

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