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May 24, 2022 - The power of a church community

Feb. 26, 2017 - Canton rallies around local business following 'surreal' accident

Canton Presbyterian Church serving our neighbors.

Dec. 13, 2015 - Lessons and Carols

Nov. 8, 2015 - Organ Recital by Jeff Jones

Dec. 18, 2014 - "Worship as Pastoral Care in an Intimate Church"


An essay for the NEXT Church blog by Rev. Jarrett.


"We are given inordinate amounts of courage and hope, so that we can go out and feed homeless kids in the schools, visit the home-bound, and share God’s love throughout our little town. Our enjoyment of worship spills over into our daily living."

June 6, 2013 - "The Holy Spirit Just Went 'Pow'"

Rev. Jarrett describes Canton Presbyterian's Pentecost experience to the "For Such a Time As This" Small Church Residency Program.


"'Pentecost is a good way to think of where we are as a church,' said Esta Jarrett, pastor of Canton (NC) Presbyterian Church, during opening worship for the class’s closing gathering. 'We spent a year and a half talking, dreaming, getting to know each other, and building trust, which all led up to the Day of Pentecost and the deep realization that the Holy Spirit is there in the congregation, moving and stirring things up. Everyone is still coasting on it, and our conversations have only gotten bigger and deeper in the past two weeks. The Holy Spirit just went "pow!"'"

December 7, 2011 - "Our First Christmas Together"

Pastoral residents in the "For Such a Time As This" program experience the many "firsts" of pastoral ministry.


"The Rev. Esta Jarrett, pastor of the Canton (N.C.) Presbyterian Church, expressed gratitude for both the program and the congregation which God called her to serve. 'The best moments of ministry have come when I've felt so full of the presence of God that I lose my anxieties,' Jarrett said. 'I study and write and prepare, but when I'm actually doing a baptism or a funeral or am standing at the Lord's Table saying those majestic, life-filled words, I forget everything but that moment. I'm so grateful to be where God means for me to be. Mostly, I'm grateful for the people of my congregation, who are full of humor and grace. We encourage each other in the life of faith every day.'"

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