Claude H. & Mary Virginia Moore Lecture

On Sunday, September 10, we will celebrate our annual Claude H. and Mary Virginia Moore Lecture for 2023.  We celebrated our inaugural lecture in 2015, and we continue to give thanks for the generosity and legacy of Claude H. and Mary Virginia Moore, enabling us to have this lecture series.

Claude and Mary Virginia joined the church in 1957, and they were dedicated members.  Claude served as the Treasurer of the congregation as well as a Deacon.  Mary Virginia served in numerous ways through the Helen W. Brown Jail Ministry, Conversational English Classes, and as a Deacon.  We are grateful for their leadership and their forethought, providing for these lectures!

Our speaker this year is Dr. Mary Foskett.  Dr. Foskett is the Wake Forest Kahle Professor of Religious Studies, John Thomas Albritton Fellow, and Chair of the Department for the Study of Religions at Wake Forest University.  Her scholarship in New Testament studies has included textual interpretation.  Dr. Foskett’s lecture will be “Being Christian Without Being Anti-Jewish: Re-examining How We Read the New Testament.”

We will gather on September 10 in the Mary Jim Coleman Fellowship Hall at 9:00 a.m. for a Potluck Brunch.  All of our youth, college, and adult Sunday School classes are invited to attend the lecture during the Sunday School hour.  After the lecture, Dr. Foskett will be our guest preacher in worship

We give thanks for this opportunity, as we love God with our heart, soul, strength, and mind.  We are grateful for the legacy of the Moore family as it continues to serve and to strengthen our congregation.

– Tripp Martin