Join us for the Feast of the Epiphany this Sunday!
This Sunday, January 6th, we will be celebrating the feast of the Epiphany with a special guest preacher, a children’s choir, and the annual ‘chalking of the door.’ Please join us for this important feast of the Church and your welcome back to Church in 2019.
This Sunday, The Rev. Rob Lee IV, a descendent of Robert E Lee, will be with us to share his Epiphany Message, and hopefully offer us our own Epiphanies this season. And following the service we will learn how to ‘chalk the doors’ for Epiphany - an ancient Christian Blessing on the feast of Epiphany to bless one’s home in the new year and to invite the gifts of the wisemen into our hearts and homes in 2019. Can’t wait to see you
The Reverend Robert Wright Lee, IV more commonly known as Rob is a Statesville native who received his Masters of Theological studies in May of 2017 from Duke University Divinity School. Rob completed his undergraduate work in religion and Appalachian Studies at Appalachian State University where he met his wife Stephanie. He currently serves on faculty at Appalachian State as a Lecturer. In the winter of 2018 Rob started his doctorate of ministry in spirituality and storytelling.
Rob is a columnist for the Statesville Record and Landmark in the faith section. He has written extensively for both secular and religious news outlets. Rob's work has appeared in outlets such as NPR's Weekend Edition, The State of Things, The View, MTV's Video Music Awards, Ministry Matters, the Methodist Federation for Social Action, the Huffigton Post, the Common English Bible: Student Edition, and the Washington Post. He has preached all across the country from churches with 10 members to churches with 4,000 members. He currently serves on the Day 1 Ministries Advisory Board.
Rob's first book is titled "Stained-Glass Millennials", the book explores the relationship between the institutional church and the Millennial generation. He has recorded sermons for Day 1 Ministries and his second book, A Sin by Any Other Name with Penguin Random House which is due out on April 2nd of 2019.
Rob lives in the piedmont of North Carolina with his wife and poodle Frank.