October 3rd, 2018

In just a few weeks we will be hosting the Reverend Dr. John Philip Newell as our 2018 Smyth Lecturer. Newell is a renowned faith leader and scholar, and the office is already getting phone calls from out of town folks who plan to come to Blacksburg to hear him speak. We will be selling several of his books and hosting receptions after each of his evening lectures. He will also be our preaching that Sunday morning and will have lunch with the Creation Care Team after worship.

We want to be well-prepared to be good hosts and offer a warm welcome to our many visitors. Volunteers are needed to help the visit go smoothly, including people to usher, direct cars both nights, greet at the doors, give directions inside the building, sell books, guide folks to the book signing, and help with post-lecture receptions on Sunday and Monday nights.

Many hands make light work. If you are available to help, please sign up below. We look forward to Dr. Newell’s time with us and the new learning and fellowship that will result.

Peace, Catherine


Smyth Series, October 21-22

To see what volunteer opportunities there are please click the link below. If you have trouble signing up or if you have any questions please contact Kendra Crabtree, kendra@blacksburgpres.org or call the church office at 540-552-2504.


Scripture Readings
Job 1:1, 2:1-10
Pslam 26
Hebrews 1:1-4; 2:5-12
Mark 10:2-16