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We are excited to announce the hiring and official arrival of our new Director of Youth Ministry, Wilson Kennedy on December 1, 2014.  Wilson comes to Palms from First Presbyterian Church of Shreveport, Louisiana where he has been serving as Director of Youth Ministries and Coordinator of Outreach.  In addition to his experience at First Shreveport, Wilson has been a Youth Ministry Intern for two summers at Myers Park Presbyterian Church in Charlotte, North Carolina.  Wilson is a graduate of Presbyterian College and grew up in Wilson, North Carolina.  (He calls himself Wilson from Wilson).  In addition to working with church youth groups, he has extensive experience working with planning teams for various youth and adult conferences of the denomination.  Wilson was a Young Adult Advisory Delegate to the 220th PC(USA) General Assembly, and is currently serving on the Committee on the Office of General Assembly.

Wilson’s references all speak to his ability to relate well to youth, their parents and church members, as well his enthusiasm and care for young people.  Here is what Wilson has to say about joining Palms on our journey:

"I am so excited to join the Palms family and am grateful to God for this new thing in our combined lives and ministries!  I am looking forward to getting to know the Youth and their families, discerning together how to be the church in our ever changing world, and to live abundantly into God's great kingdom.  I know that we will forge our path together with energy, imagination, creativity, and love; trying fervently to worship, connect, nurture, and serve wherever and whenever God has already prepared for us."


 Print Day Volunteers Needed!

The church office needs a volunteer to help monitor the copy machine every Thursday 
from 10 -12 p.m. 

This is a great opportunity for students looking for community service hours, or anyone who would like to volunteer their time. Feel free to bring your iPad, iPod, or a good book. No heavy lifting and seating is provided. For more information or to volunteer, please contact Tina Warner at


 Ushers Needed

We are in need of ushers and usher captains to serve in the coming months! 

Meet one of our usher coordinators following worship at a table in Patten Hall to learn more and sign-up, or email Arlin Lewis at to volunteer at the 8:30 a.m. service or John Spaulding at to volunteer at the 11 a.m. service. Thank you for your support!


 The Gift of Music

Do you notice some new faces in our Chancel Choir? This past summer an anonymous donor made a generous gift to nurture and celebrate our music program at Palms. One of the blessings to come from this gift is the appearance of four new Choral Interns to sing with our Chancel Choir. We welcome Molly Anderson, soprano; Julimar Alarcon, alto; Matheus Coura, tenor; Wilford Kelly, bass. Another blessing to come from this gift will be the frequent appearance of guest musicians to accompany our Chancel Choir and help celebrate morning worship. Thank you to all for sharing the gift of music with Palms!

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