130th Anniversary of Banner Elk Presbyterian Church

Celebrate our Past… Cultivate our Future

Join us as we celebrate the 130th Anniversary Celebration of Banner Elk Presbyterian Church throughout July 2023. Read all about our rich history.

Sunday Worship: 9 AM & 11 AM

A special history focus each week. All are invited. We love visitors!
July 2: BELIEVE | Rev.  & Mrs. Tufts
July 9: HEAL | Dr & Mrs. Tate
July 16: CARE | Grandfather Home for Children
July 23: TEACH | Lees-McRae College
July 30: REJOICE | Old Time Favorites Hymn Sing

Additional Events

June 30 & July 2: Red, White & Blue Ridge Variety Show
Fri 7 PM, Sun 2 PM: Patriotic & mountain dance and music BEPC choir. Hayes Auditorium. Tickets $10–$25: Buy tickets @ www.lmc.edu/summertheatre

Sat, July 1: Church Workday
9 AM-1 PM: Join the Building & Grounds Committee to spruce up the outside of the church. Bring garden tools!

Tues, July 4: Independence Day Parade
Walk together in the parade to wave at the crowds. Wear red, white & blue festive attire. We will also provide water and restrooms to all parade participants. Meet at church at 10 AM, parade at 11. Questions: AC Marriott

Fri, July 7: History Walking Tour
11 AM: Learn the history of our town with guides. Tour begins at Banner House Museum. Approx 90 minutes & 1.5 miles, $10/person. Questions: Judy Hilsmier

Sun, July 9: 130 Cookies & Coffee
9:45-10:45 AM: A sweet opportunity for the worshipers at both services to mingle all together  in the Fellowship Hall.

Fri, July 14: Banner House Museum Tour
3 PM: Take a special guided tour including a new exhibit on the history of medical care in Banner Elk. Meet at the Museum. Free admission, donations appreciated.

Sun, July 16: Guided Hike to Resurrection Hill
4 PM: Join a 2-mile roundtrip moderate hike, led by Jesse Pope and El Wilson, through both LMC campuses on the scenic Hemlock Trail. Meet at church.

Thurs, July 20: Evening in the Park!
5 PM: All invited to our Annual Church Picnic at 5 PM in Tate-Evans Park Pavilion (park at historic school behind fire station). Bring side or dessert. Concert in the Park 6:30 PM, & Kid’s Park Clean Up.

Tues, July 25: Summer Theatre Church Night
7 PM: See the world premiere of “The [W]right Sister” created & directed by our own Dr. Janet Speer. Buy tickets @ www.lmc.edu/summertheatre

Wed, July 26: Service at Feeding Avery Families
9-11 AM: Meet at their new Operations Center to help stock, pack & distribute food & care products. Read more about Feeding Avery Families.

All month: See historic photo exhibit in our History Hall, located behind the Sanctuary.

Help our Neighbors

Continue our giving and caring tradition by supporting two special missions projects:

Global: Guatemala – Special offering to purchase cook stoves for families in Guatemala (part of Presbytery of Western North Carolina’s Guatemala Partnership). Goal is $5,000 to buy and install 25 stoves. Why? Most families cook over open wood fires, causing health and economic problems. Make check payable to church marked “Guatemala Stoves”. Read much more!

Local: Avery County – Collect personal care products for Feeding Avery Families to give to clients picking up food. Bring soap, shampoo, lotion, toothpaste, toothbrushes, shaving cream, sunscreen. Drop off at church by Sunday, July 23, in bins in office and sanctuary.

Click here to read our rich history & see historic photos.