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Happy First Anniversary, Pastor Ed!

Today we celebrated Pastor Ed’s first anniversary with our little church family. We are blessed that Ed and Kathy found us and stayed with us on our walk with God. Their gifts enrich our church every day – we thank you both for your kindness, generosity of spirit, and love.


2017 Bible Journaling Class

Thank you, Kathy, for bringing such beautiful bible journaling into our lives! We had fun learning how to personalize our bibles and bring our own touch to God’s word. Thank you, too, for introducing us to the concept with your teachers.

2017 Ice Cream Social

Summertime is in full swing and the weather has been hot, hot, hot!  Cool down and join us on August 13, 2017 after worship for hotdogs & ice cream in the fellowship hall.

Worship in the Park

Where:  Lake Benson Park, Garner NC at

When:  Sunday, July 30, 2017

  • inter-generational Sunday school at 9:45
  • service at 10:30
  • lunch & fellowship afterwards

“White Memorial’s July 30, WORSHIP IN THE PARK, was special in many ways.  The perfect weather was a gift from God.  The great attendance (50+) was a gift from each of us to the other.  Sweet Fellowship!  The delicious food represented NC summertime at its finest, fresh vegetables, salads, fruits, casseroles,  finger-lickin’ good grilled chicken, and sumptuous deserts.

I love changing things up!

Ed Johnson taught an inter generational Sunday School lesson, using all the kids.  After a short break we held worship, modified version of our normal worship.  Anne Honeycutt prepared hymn sheets and accompanied the hymns on her guitar.

Ed’s sermon was taken from Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52.  If you were there or not, take a few minutes today or tonight and read those verses. Jesus is explaining what the kingdom of heaven is like.


AND here’s the rest of the story.

Our minister, Ed once worked for Parks and Recreation for the TOWN OF GARNER.  He was the Assistant Director and was on the design and project management Team for parts of Lake Benson Park and White Deer Park and Centennial Park.  He was the primary designer in that project at Lake Benson.

So Ed was right at home with that setting as his pulpit.  I am thankful.

Have a blessed week.”

Ann Stephenson.