Blowing Rock, North Carolina

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9:45 a.m. Sunday School   
8:45 a.m. & 11:00 a.m. Worship

Rumple Visiting Scholar to Arrive in September

Rumple welcomes Dr. Brent A. Strawn, September 7th – 10th. Professor of Old Testament at Emory University and chair of the PhD program in Hebrew Bible for the Lane Graduate School at Emory, Dr. Strawn has built a reputation as a world renowned Biblical scholar.

CNN and other media organizations have interviewed Dr. Strawn numerous times for his expert opinion on topics such as the various religious holidays, gun violence, and the Bible and politics. His writings include: The Bible and the Pursuit of Happiness: What the Old and New Testaments Teach Us about the Good Life (2012), articles for The Oxford En- cyclopedia of the Bible and Law (2014), plus many others. He is also on the editorial board and the translation team of The Common English Bible (2011).

We anticipate that one of Dr. Strawn’s main discussion topics here at Rumple will be based on his most recent book, The Old Testament is Dying: A Diagnosis and Recommended Treatment (2017). There will be opportunities for discussions/lecture with Dr. Strawn on September 9th and 10th, including preaching at the 11 AM service on September 9th. Please save the date!

Dr. Strawn is an ordained pastor in the United Methodist Church. He and his wife, Holly, have three children, Caleb, Annie, and Micah.

Thank You from Rumple Youth

When asked, "What is the greatest commandment?," Jesus' answer did not offer a new teaching but instead quoted two Old Testament texts, one from Deuteronomy ("love God") and the other from Leviticus ("love neighbor").

This four-week course will follow Jesus' answer to explore:
                    (1) what these Old Testament texts mean
                    (2) what Jesus meant when he called them the foundation for
                           "all the law and the prophets"
                    (3) how our congregation and Christians today might be obedient
                           to Jesus' Old Testament commandments
Davis Hankins will lead these classes on Fridays from 11:30-1:00 on August 17, 24, 31, and September 7. Davis is a member of Rumple, a current elder, and assistant professor of religious studies at ASU. All are welcome and encouraged to bring lunch.

This class is being offered in preparation for some of the topics that Dr. Brent Strawn will present in his lectures based on his recent book, The Old Testament is Dying: A Diagnosis and Recommended Treatment (Baker, 2017). Dr. Strawn will be a visiting scholar at Rumple from September 7-10.

Open Doors on South Main

Open Doors on South Main is a ministry of hospitality that Rumple is now sharing with St. Mary’s of the Hills Episcopal, BRAHM, and the Blowing Rock Historical Society. Rumple’s sanctuary and the Rumple House will be open for visitors each Saturday there is an Art in the Park.

Everyone is welcome at Open Doors on South Main in Blowing Rock on Saturday, August 11, 2018 from 10:00 AM until 4:00 PM.  Enjoy free admission to Blowing Rock Art and History Museum (BRAHM.)  In addition, the beautiful stone sanctuaries of St. Mary of the Hills Episcopal Church (1918) and Rumple Memorial Presbyterian Church (1912) will be open to welcome visitors as will the historic Rumple House (circa 1886). Enjoy complimentary refreshments on the Rumple church lawn from 2:00 - 4:00 PM, weather permitting.


Summer Worship Times

Worship at 8:45 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. through Sunday, September 2

Join Rumple  for Summer Old Fashioned Hymn Sings at 10:40 on July 1 and September 2

Camp Out Vacation Bible School

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The Slate and Stone
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Rumple is a congregation of the Presbyterian Church (USA) and a member of Salem Presbytery. A community of 350 members and affiliate members. Set in the beautiful mountains of North Carolina, Rumple offers two worship services in the summer and one in the winter months.
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The church takes its name from the Rev. Dr. Jethro Rumple, pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Salisbury, a frequent missionary preacher in the mountains, a summer resident toward the end of his life, and one of the most remarkable North Carolinians of his generation. Blowing Rock’s spectacular setting, cool breezes, and natural wonders began attracting summer visitors after the Civil War. Presbyterians were the first to build a house of worship in town. Among the founders were Col. William J. Martin, Sr., and his son and namesake, both professors at Davidson College. Others included Mrs. Emma Stewart, who ran a boarding house in Davidson during the academic year and one in Blowing Rock during the summer. Local and summer people quickly joined in the effort. A small frame structure was built in 1886, and the church was organized with eight members the following year.