Aveleigh Church

1211 Calhoun St
Newberry, 29108

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





Please note the following announcements


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Everyone is welcome to attend Aveleigh's Wednesday Evening Faith Talks where every week the book of the week is the Bible. Faith Talks are held September 10th through November and January through Easter. Those evening schedules are 6 p.m. for dinner 630 for lesson, small group discussion and worship time. Childcare is available. 730 is the closing

Aveleigh Fellowship Opportunities

Aveleigh invites everyone to share a weekly time of fellowship in Truesdell Hall (Gym) every Sunday from 10:20-10:30 a.m. and/or

11:20-11:30 a.m. between the Worship and Sunday school hours.  There are other ways to get involved at Aveleigh.



Vacation Bible School

Maker Fun Factory! 

Sunday, July 23 – Thursday, July 27, 2017


Mark your calendars for this year’s Vacation Bible School entitled
“Maker Fun Factory – Created by God. Built for a Purpose!” 
Aveleigh's VBS will be held Sunday, July 23 through Thursday, July 27, 2017
Again this year, we will be beginning on a Sunday afternoon (4:30pm), and
having a special Opening Assembly from 5 to 6 p.m. in our Sanctuary. 
VBS will continue Monday through Thursday and begin at 9:30 a.m.,
with great music, lively puppets, unique crafts, life-changing Bible stories,                               
and fun games being provided.  We will need many volunteers to make
this year’s VBS a success.  Please look in upcoming Sunday bulletins
(or the table outside of Cindy’s office), and sign-up to make a difference in

the lives of our children.  







Forever Young is a group of adults of all ages with a special emphasis on those mature and wise after years of learning. Forever Young meets once a month.

Listed below is our 2017 Forever Young Schedule (Trips are highlighted in yellow)



                                   - SUMMER BREAK -


September 20  -   Fall Kick-off Planning Meeting at Aveleigh (Truesdell Hall Gym). 
Lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m. and is $5 per person
The meeting will begin at 1 p.m. 


October 18  -  Trip to Justus Orchard (Hendersonville – Apple Picking) & Lunch at A Day in the Country

November 15  -  Bingo at Aveleigh (Truesdell Hall Gym). 
Lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m. and is $5 per person. 
Bingo will begin at 1 p.m


December 6  - Trip – Lunch at Springfield Place in Newberry & Sing Christmas Carols. 

Aveleigh sponsors a Mother’s Morning Out on Tuesdays from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon for children 6 months to 3 years of age.  Cost for each Tuesday is $8.00 (unless participating in the Young Women’s Bible Study on that Tuesday).  There are 2 slots available.   If interested, please contact Cindy Long, Aveleigh DCE, at 276-3534, ext. 13.  



Are you a subscriber to Aveleigh's Rapid Communication? The Aveleigh Rapid Communication comes in an email form to your computer or smart phone's inbox. Emails include prayer requests, congregational schedules, and event reminders. If you are currently not a subscriber or have recently changed your email address, subscribe now by providing your current email address to the church office.


 Offering Envelopes for 2017

are on the table outside the church office. If you do not find your envelopes there, please call Gene Crocker at 803-381-1953


The Three Fellowship of Presbyterians National Mission Boards are:

  1. Presbyterian Outreach Foundation: They offer numerous overseas evangelical mission trip and projects for local members to participate.
  2. The Medical Benevolence Board: They offer numerous annual evangelical overseas events for medical staffs and medical doctors to make a difference in the third world communities.
  3. Wee Kirk Conferences: They offer evangelical service and training to small national and international congregations officers, staff, and clergy.



Currently Aveleigh is recruiting for  4,  2016-17  adult evangelical international mission trips:


Ask Dr. Van Metre for additional information on how you can get involved.

REMEMBER: Currently Our Session has made $300.00 Mission Grant for these trip are available to Aveleigh members.  Initial inquiries begin by signing up on the weekly Aveleigh Bulletin Connection Card.


Aveleigh's Discovery Class

Sunday morning Sunday School

10:30 a.m. in Truesdell Hall (temporary)

Weekly adult Bible lessons based on current events The Wired Word is delivered to your email inbox every Thursday. Ask Dr. Van Metre for your weekly copy.

Each weekly installment includes a current event discussion on how scripture relates to those current headlines.

  • In the News, discusses a current event to be analyzed in a biblical context each week.

  • The Big Questions, provide a framework for the discussion. Use them as is or revise to in-clude your own commentary and perspectives.

  • Confronting the News with Scripture, provides the substance of the lesson along with sug-gestions on how group members can apply scripture passages covered that week to their daily lives.

  • Discussion Questions, help you encourage additional in-depth exploration of the topic at hand.

  • Closing prayer, provides a meaningful conclusion to the weeks discussion.

Every Thursday you will receive an email. Even if you do not attend the class, you may use the lessons in your personal devotion; or forward them to friends, family, and acquaintances as an invitation to faith and fellowship. In the last few weeks The Discovery Class has studied:





Join us on Wednesday evenings as we gather in Truesdell Hall for Faith Talks at 6:00 p.m.

Child care can be provided by calling Cindy, Aveleigh's DCE, at 276-3534. Dinner is served at 6:00 p.m. and Bible study starts at 6:30 p.m. Weekly Lesson Titles: The Greatest Chapters Of The Bible - Part 2

March 2: No Frustration March 9: No Desperation March 16: No Separation March 24: (Maundy Thursday Seder Meal)

Weekly Menus:

March 2: Spaghetti & meatballs, chicken alfredo, salad bar, garlic bread, and cake. March 9: Poor Boy Special: Ham, greens, beans, collards, and corn bread. March 16: Turkey, dressing, gravy, and all the trimmings with pumpkin pie. March 24: Maundy Thursday: Traditional Seder Meal.

Faith Talks gathers every Wednesday night. Dinner is served at 6:00 p.m. and class begins at 6:30 p.m. Invite your friends and family! Everyone welcome!!!


Men's Bible Study

The Tuesday Men's Group invites all men of the church to share a weekly noon to 1:00 p.m., brown-bag luncheon, fellowship, and Bible study in our Aveleigh Kirk House. They are finishing a study of The Book of Hebrews. For more information, please contact group leader Pete Ragsdale.

Technical Notes

Aveleigh's weekly sermons are available on YOUTUBE!

How it works:

1. Go to www.youtube.com

2. In the YOUTUBE search bar enter theaveleighwc

3. Under the YOUTUBE logo is an icon called Filters.

4. Select and click on the desired recording to play.

Click on that button to arrange the most recent publications.


There are also links on the left side of the website that will take you to Aveleigh's YouTube, Facebook and Young Life’s webpages

Youth Super Bowl Party

A HUGE thank you goes out to Pete and Becky Coleman for hosting our Youth Super Bowl Party! Also, thank you to the Youth Committee members for helping to make this event happen. There were over 30 people in attendance, and it was a wonderful outreach opportunity! Check out a few of the photos below from the party.



Aveleigh Missions

Aveleigh is a missional church. We currently give to 18 missionaries or organizations as well as support to Newberry Young Life. Our 2016 non-Young Life Benevolence budget totals $36,211.


Each newsletter will highlight and give information on these projects that we support so that we can have a better understanding of the work that is being done in the name of Jesus in Newberry and around the world.


In this newsletter we are highlighting the Newberry County Young Life. Our own Lewis Davis had the vision of bringing Young Life to Newberry County. The Young Life doors opened in 1992 and has been serving hundreds of high school students for 24 years. Kids lives are dramatically impacted when caring adults come alongside them sharing God's love. The area directors are Eddie and Cindy Long. There are currently 11 leaders plus 4 in-training leaders. Young Life meets every Monday night in the Lewis Davis Building on Main Street. In addition, there are in-depth Bible studies and discipleship meetings on Wednesday nights.

We currently give $20,259 to Young Life as well as provide the Lewis Davis Building for them to meet in every Monday.

The Missions Committee is always looking for volunteers who have a heart for these benevolences. If you are interested in being a part of the Missions Committee, contact Elizabeth Adams at 321-0289 or sign up at the Missions Fair on March 13.


The Missions Fair was a great success

Manna House

Aveleigh is one of the local churches that provides items for the Manna House of Newberry. This is a local food bank that helps families in need. We collect the items in the basket in the hall between Pastor Mitch's office and the entrance to Truesdell Hall. Items needed at this time are: Canned fruit, powdered milk, peanut butter, jelly, flour, sugar, grits, cereals, and loaves of bread. Some of the staples are needed quite often. We will try to keep you informed as the needs arise. Thank you for helping feed those in need. For more information, you may contact Pay Ehney or Pat Turner.


SESSION Class of 2016

Karen Chasteen (Co-chair Celebrate)

Janie Harrington (Co-chair Christian Ed)

Lee Turner (Co- chair Youth)

Anne Johnson (Trustee)


Class of 2017

Elizabeth Adams (Chair Witness)

Gene Crocker (Chair Stewardship)

Sam Price (Trustee)

Rita Yarbrough (Chair Worship)

Class of 2018

Gregg Summer (Trustee)

Phil Shultz (Co-chair Celebrate)

Catherine Carlson (Co-chair Youth)

Ann Price (Co-chair Christian Ed)


Class of 2016

Ann Johnson

Class of 2017

Sam Price

Class of 2018

Gregg Summer


Class of 2016

Pat Turner

Cheryl Parr

MC Yarbrough

Kenneth Waites

Class of 2017

Chuck Counts

Pat Ehney

Heath McCutcheon

Louise Parr

Class of 2018

Michael Coleman

Beverly Summer

Sally Hillman

Matt DeWitt


Clerk of Session- Hunt Coffey

Administrative Committee- Anne Johnson, Sam Price, and Gregg Summer

Treasurer- Catherine Carlson

Youth – Amy Coleman

Christian Education Committee- Janie Harrington (Co-chair), Ann Price (Co-chair)

Children’s Council- Cindy Long

Library Council – Veronica Mann

Sunday School Superintendent- Alex Harold

Assistant Sunday School Superintendent- Bobby Brown

Bible Study Council- Ann Price

Celebrate- Karen Chasteen (Co-chair), Phil Shultz (Co-chair)

Adult and Family Council- Ray and Margaret Cheeks

Dinner Groups- Sherry Swindler

Forever Young Committee-Pat Turner and Kitty Crocker (Co-chairs)

Witness Committee - Elizabeth Adams (Chair)

Missions Council Interfaith Community Services Evangelism Council

Worship Committee- Rita Yarbrough (Chair)

Ushering- Beverly Summer

Youth Committee - Lee Turner (Co-chair), Catherine Carlson (Co-chair)

Stewardship and Finance Committee- Gene Crocker (Chair)

Moderator of the Diaconate- Cheryl Parr

Secretary of the Diaconate- Louise Parr

Van Ministry- M.C. Yarbrough (Chair)

Building Committee – Heath McCutcheon (Chair)

Service Ministry – Pat Ehney (Chair), Pat Turner (Co-chair)

Congregational Care Committee- Sally Hillman (Chair) - Information Technology- Heath McCutcheon (Chair), Chuck Counts, and Michael Coleman

Building Committee (facility maintenance/repair) - Heath McCutcheon (Chair)

Building Committee (operations) Offices & Sunday School classes: Kenneth Waites; Truesdell Hall & Kitchen: Kenneth Waites; Lewis Davis Clubhouse & Kirk House: Chuck Counts; and Sanctuary & Sunday School Wing & Bathrooms: Matt DeWitt.

Grounds Committee- Michael Coleman

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Sermon outlines and Slides (pdf format)
07/0917 -> Remembering Hope ............................................. Sermon Outline | Slides

07/0217 -> What's In Your Hand ............................................ Sermon Outline | Slides Watch Sermon
06/25/17 -> What a little Love and Respect Can Do For you .Sermon Outline | Slides Watch Sermon
06/18/17 -> Who Is The King? ............................................... Sermon Outline | Slides Watch Sermon
06/04/17 -> Real Christianity ................................................. Sermon Outline | Slides
05/28/17 -> How to Be Confident in a Crisis........................... Sermon Outline | Slides

05/14/17 -> Mercy Is The Miracle .......................................... Sermon Outline | Slides
05/07/17 -> Patient People Please ........................................ Sermon Outline | Slides
04/09/17 -> What it Means to Have Faith in Jesus ................. Sermon Outline | Slides Watch Sermon

04/02/17 -> A Gracious Conversion ....................................... Sermon Outline | Slides
03/26/17 -> Precious Salvation .............................................. Sermon Outline | Slides | Watch Sermon
03/19/17 -> You Can Learn to Love Like Jesus ...................... Sermon Outline | Slides | Watch Sermon
03/05/17 -> The Greatest Bible Words "Forgiveness"............. Sermon Outline | Slides | Watch Sermon

02/26/17 -> Transfiguration Sunday "The Word of Victory"..... Sermon Outline | Slides

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