Annual St. Andrews Sunday celebrates connection with Laurinburg Presbyterian Church
Laurinburg, N.C. – The annual St. Andrews Sunday service will be this Sunday, Nov. 7, at Laurinburg Presbyterian Church.
“This special day finds St. Andrews leading the worship service,” said Rev. Dr. Neal Carter, head pastor at Laurinburg Presbyterian Church and college chaplain. “I find it to be a remarkable event with the pipers piping, the choir singing and the St. Andrews liturgists leading us all in worship and praise.”
This year’s sermon will be given by Merri Alexander, a St. Andrews alumnae and former St. Andrews Director of Communications. She is currently serving as Vice President for Program Development & Marketing at Montreat Conference Center and is also a part-time student enrolled at Union-PSCE in Charlotte. Alexander has served on the staff of Savannah Presbytery and as the associate statewide director of the Georgia Interfaith Climate Change Initiative with the National Council of Churches. In addition, she was the southeast representative of the steering committee for Presbyterians Restoring Creation and served on the planning teams for the annual National Presbytery Leadership Training Event.
She previously served as a member of the promotion and marketing team at the Montreat Conference Center in the 1980s and was the public relations director for the YWCA in Brunswick, Ga.
Alexander has served on the Sessions of St. Simons Presbyterian Church in Georgia and Laurinburg Presbyterian Church. She is a member of First Presbyterian Church of Asheville.
About St. Andrews Presbyterian College
An innovative and bold academic venture, the distinctive character of St. Andrews has been marked by an interdisciplinary curriculum, a highly acclaimed college press, an award-winning pipe band, national champion equestrian teams, and first-rate scholarship. In addition to classes on the main campus, adult learners also choose the Center for Adult and Professional Studies opportunities through St. Andrews @ Sandhills and St. Andrews ONLINE.
On Aug. 29, 1958, the merger between Presbyterian Junior College and Flora Macdonald College became official with the formation of St. Andrews Presbyterian College in Laurinburg, N.C. Further information may be obtained by visiting the College's website www.sapc.edu, calling 800-763-0198 or sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.