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Whether you’ve just moved to Newland, are visiting the area, or have lived here your entire life, we’d be thrilled for you to join us as we seek to know and follow Jesus Christ.

This page has some basic information about our life together. Scroll down to read more. Better yet, give us a call or drop by the church to get to know us in person.

Sunday Mornings

We gather every Sunday morning for worship, prayer, fellowship and study. Our Worship Services begin at 9:00 a.m. (Fellowship Hall) & 11:00 a.m. (Sanctuary). Our Sunday School classes meet at 10:00 a.m. in various locations.  We encourage you to wear what is comfortable for you. Click here to learn more about worship at NPC.

Childcare is available from 9:00-12:15 on Sunday mornings. We have a nursery for ages newborn-age 4 located in the corner room outside the Fellowship Hall.

Midweek Activities

We also have various midweek activities happening throughout the year, with Monthly Family Night Suppers and various Bible studies and small group meetings taking place on a regular basis. Take a look at our church calendar for a full schedule of events.

What’s a Presbyterian?

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Presbyterians are Christians. We share faith with all who acknowledge Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. To be Presbyterian is simply to be committed to a particular way of living out that faith in community. The word “Presbyterian” means elder, so we are a congregation governed by elders in connection with other similar churches. 

What’s our history?

Newland Presbyterian Church got its start when the Rev. Edgar Tufts of Banner Elk, NC, Presbyterian minister and founder of Lees-McRae College, Grace Hospital, and Grandfather Home for Children, in company with Mr. RE Piercy, Sunday School Extension Worker, tramped 9 miles, leading their horses, from Banner Elk over the hill to Newland, then called “The Fields of Toe” river. Just before reaching the foot of the hill where our sanctuary now rests, they sat down on the grass overlooking an open field and ate lunch together, dreaming of a day when a Presbyterian Church might be born in this community. And so it is that by God’s grace, Newland Presbyterian Church can trace its very beginning to a meal shared in the presence of Christ. And by God’s grace, the Lord has empowered us as we have continued, year after year, to seek his sustaining Word, gathered around his Table, receiving there The Bread of Life.

  • Click here to learn more about our beliefs and values.
  • Click here to learn how to become a member of NPC.