February 1, 2018
SOUPer Bowl of Caring Sunday
February 4th is SOUPer Bowl of Caring Sunday!  Youth will be in the Narthex following the services with soup pots ready to receive your donation of money or canned goods that will support a local hunger-relief organization.  Together, let's change the game and tackle hunger!
Potluck Luncheon
Please join us for a Potluck Luncheon on Sunday, February 4th in Davis Hall following the 11:00 a.m. worship service.  Helpers will be in the kitchen starting at 9:30 a.m. to receive dishes before church.
Wednesday Night Fellowship
Please join us for Wednesday Night Fellowship o n February 7th as we welcome representatives from the Salvation Army to hear about their emergency shelter for our homeless neighbors in Concord and their plans to expand their facilities.  Please make your reservations by noon Monday.   Menu:  honey garlic chicken, fried rice, Asian vegetables, fruit, salad, dessert.
Recommendations for Church Officers
The congregation is invited to make recommendations of church members to serve a 3-year term on the Session or the Board of Deacons beginning in June 2018.
   For Board of Deacons candidates, think of members who have gifts for congregational care and passion for community outreach.  Alongside the pastors, deacons are spiritual leaders who provide spiritual care and other help to the people of our congregation.  They also organize and carry out mission work in the community and beyond.  They welcome and greet visitors, assist in worship and help to assimilate new members in the church.  Deacons also organize fellowship activities in the congregation.
   For Session candidates, think of members who are committed disciples of Jesus Christ who possess the wisdom and discernment to follow the lead of the Holy Spirit.  Elders on the Session oversee all work of the church, including administrative, budgetary and personnel matters; building and grounds maintenance; worship, music and sacraments; Christian education programs; stewardship and giving; and many other issues related to our mission and ministries.  Working hand and hand with the "teaching elders" (i.e., ministers of word and sacrament), ruling elders make decisions that seek to follow the will of God in all these matters.  In accordance with the Book of Order, the Session also has oversight over the work of the Board of Deacons.
   The Congregational Nominating Committee will meet on February 22nd to consider names for nominees for the Classes of 2021.  Please email your suggestions to Deborah Mesimer by Wednesday, February 21st.
Current Deacons
Class of 2018 - Connie Bixler, Merl Hamilton, Gerry Knorr, Kimberly Leatherman, Harris Morrison, Kim Stamey, Beth Younce
Class of 2019 - Hillman Brown, Harold Cline, Mary Beth Eubanks, Ashley Fischer, Timbs Fulghum, Thomas Moore, Amy Woolwine
Class of 2020 - Nicki Bryant, Chip Clark, Matt Dugan, Davilla Gilbert, Janna Mitchell, Jerry Otteni, Valerie Thomas
Current Elders
Class of 2018- Britt Alley, Brad Barnett, Kevin Garrison, Julie Holland, Emily Lippard, Holt Morrison, Carrie Myers
Class of 2019 - Gina Goff, Caroline Hedgecock, Margaret Irvin, Betsy Liles, Judy Mongold, William Niblock, Pat Wannamaker
Class of 2020 - John Bishop, Pat Chaffin, Arabella Malone-Trahey, Todd Phillips, Jane Spainhour, Kay Wall, Nathan Woolwine
Save the Date
The Presbyterian Women's 
Spiritual Nurture Event
Sunday, March 18th
12:15 p.m. in Davis Hall
More information coming soon!
Missing Tablecloth
The Fellowship House is missing a large white  Matelass é t ablecloth for the dinning room table.  It could have been left a dry cleaner or someone's home when laundering.  Hopefully, it can be returned to the linen closet in the Fellowship House.  Thank you,
          Fellowship House and Funeral Meal Committees
65 N Church Street Market for Mission
We are ready for your treasures/donations! You can drop off your treasures on Tuesdays from 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.  A helper will be in the room at the end of the hall on the 3rd floor of the Will Young Building and will be happy to assist with unloading.  These drop off days and hours will continue through Tuesday, April 3rd.
If you have any questions, please contact Esta Wannamaker at esta5801@gmail.com
Sunday, February 4th
Isaiah 40:21-31
"Survive and Advance"
Rev. Peter Bynum preaching
Church Retreat
Sunday, February 4th, is the deadline to register for this year's Church Retreat at Kanuga Conference Center, March 9th - 11th.  You may sign up through the brochure or our website.  Brochures are located in the narthex and the lobby of the Fellowship House.
Sign-up Links
PW Circle 3
February 6th, 11:45 a.m.
Wednesday Night Fellowship
February 7th, 6:00 p.m.
Sign-up to help 
in the kitchen on
Wednesday evenings
Sunday, February 25th
3:00  - 4:00 p.m. 
in Davis Hall.
We need your support to reach our goal to package 10,152+ meals.

Sanctuary Flowers
To give the congregation a gift of sanctuary flowers, please click here 
to sign-up for one or more Sundays during the year.
Senior Pastor

Associate Pastor 
for Care and Mission

Associate Pastor
for Christian Formation

Director of Music and Organist


Children's  Music Associate

Administrative Assistant

Financial Secretary

Heath Ritchie
Maintenance  Superintendent
Director of First Kids

Church Hostess

Wedding Director


Sunday, February 4 - Communion
8:45 a.m.    Worship
9:45 a.m.    Sunday School
9:45 a.m.    Confirmation Class
11:00 a.m.  Worship
12:00 p.m.  Potluck Luncheon
4:00 p.m.    Combined Youth Choir
4:00 p.m.    Children's Choir (K-5th Grade)
5:00 p.m.    Combined Youth Gathering
Monday, February 5
9:00 a.m.    First Kids Preschool
11:30 a.m.  AA
6:30 p.m.    Circle 1
7:00 p.m.    Boy Scout District Steering Com.
Tuesday, February 6
9:00 a.m.    First Kids Preschool
11:45 a.m.  Circle
5:00 p.m.    Maintenance Committee
7:00 p.m.    Board of Deacons
Wednesday, February 7
9:00 a.m.    First Kids Preschool
6:00 p.m.    Fellowship Supper
6:30 p.m.    Adult Program
7:30 p.m.    Sanctuary Choir
Thursday, February 8
9:00 a.m.    First Kids Preschool
7:00 p.m.    Boy Scouts Troop 3
Friday, February 9
9:00 a.m.    First Kids Preschool
9:00 a.m.    Congregation Awareness Com.
Saturday, February 10
8:30 a.m.    Racial Equity Training
                   (Davis Theather, 65 Union St S)
9:30 a.m.   Presbytery Meeting
                  (Paw Creek PC, Charlotte)
Sunday, February 11
8:45 a.m.    Worship
9:45 a.m.    Sunday School
9:45 a.m.    Confirmation Class
11:00 a.m.   Worship
4:00 p.m.     Children's Choir (K-5th Grade)
4:00 p.m.    Middle School Youth Choir
4:30 p.m.    Circle 5
5:00 p.m.    High School Youth Choir
5:00 p.m.    Middle School Youth Fellowship
6:00 p.m.    All Youth Supper
6:30 p.m.    High School Youth Fellowship

Church Report
Sunday, January 14:  8:45 a.m. -  46    11:00 a.m. - 129
Congratulations to the following families:
-  Hilary Robbins and Dan Helfer on the birth of their daughter, Remy Robbins Helfer, born on
   January 12, 2018 in Baltimore, MD.  Grandparents are Holly Robbins and John Robbins.
 - Matt and Kristi Dugan on the birth of their daughter, Clara Elizabeth Dugan, born on
   January 2 5, 2018.
Martha Best Lawson (former member) - Memorial Garden
Feb 01   Nathan Olson, Elaine Stamey, Andy Verner
Feb 02   Holly Cagle, Avery Garmon, Thomas Moore, Miller Peterson, Avery Price, 
              Sarah Neal Simpson
Feb 03   Nancy Chikes, Karen Rogers
Feb 04   Sam Davis, Elizabeth Anne Dover, Steve Ferguson, Doug King
Feb 05   Daniel Carlough, Joe Simpson, Caroline Voncannon
Feb 06   Will Henderson, Katharine Morrison
Feb 07   Laura Andrews, Alex Bethune, Robert Connelly, Mary Margaret Hester
First Presbyterian Church | (704) 788-2100 | deborah.mesimer@firstpresconcord.org
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Mailing Address:  PO Box 789  Concord NC  28026-0789
Church Office Hours:  Monday - Thursday, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday, 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

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Sunday, 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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