February 22, 2018
Lenten Devotion Group
"What is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life? " This line, from Mary Oliver's poem "The Summer Day," encourages us all to think about the world in which we live and how we are called to live in it. In the season of Lent, join Rachel on Thursdays at noon to reflect on Mary Oliver and the Poetry of Lent. Beginning February 22nd, come each week and take time to be led by scripture and share in the Lenten disciplines of paying attention, devotion, and prayer. We will meet in the Sunroom of the Fellowship House; please feel free to bring your lunch.  All are welcome!
Wednesday Night Fellowship
On Wednesday, February 28th, come welcome our mission trip team home as they offer a very special presentation of their experiences in Haiti! Our mission team includes Nicki and Lilly Bryant, Betsy Liles, Brian and Margaret Moore, Dave and Ellis Sheridan, Gabbie Frech and Lynne Keel. They will share updates about our global mission partner, OFCB, and share insights about the many ways God is on the move in Bayonnais.  Menu:  BBQ chicken, mac and cheese, vegetables, fruit, salad and dessert.
Mission team members greet new friends in Bayonnais, Haiti

PW Spring Spiritual Nurture Luncheon
 Please join the Presbyterian Women on Sunday, March 18th in Davis Hall at 12:15 p.m.  for a book read of  Grandma and Me:  A Kid's Guide to Alzheimers and Dementia by co-author Mary Ann Drummond, RN. Written for children ages 5-9, the book speaks powerfully to people of all ages, sweetly offering to both kids and adults a greater understanding of this disease.  Bring your children, grandchildren, relatives,  friends and neighbors for a delicious lunch  and an inspiring reading by Mary Ann!  
  Cost is $6 per adult and $3 for children 11 and under.  Please make your reservations by March 12th.  Childcare is available by reservation for infants and children up to age 4.
First Kids News
The first half of our preschool year has flown by and it is already time to register for the 2018-2019 school year.    The early registration period ends soon.  If you are interested in having your child join us next year, please be sure to return your registration form by February 28th.  Additional forms are available in the preschool office or online under the First Kids link.  Please call Maureen at 704-788-2812 for more details or if you'd like to schedule a tour.
New Members
On Sunday, February 18th, we welcomed Ellie and Scott Sherrill by transfer of letter from St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Beaufort, NC.  Welcome Sherrills!
Cooperative Christian Ministry
Listed below are current needs for the CCM food pantries in Concord, Kannapolis and Midland:
     - spaghetti noodles
     - grits and oatmeal (individual packages)
     - rice
Donations are accepted at the Concord location from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Fridays.
Second Sunday in Lent
February 25th
 Mark 8:31-38
"Taking Up the Cross"
Dr. Peter Bynum preaching
Our  "Noisy" Offering will be received at the both services this Sunday.
Sign-up Links
Rise Against Hunger
Meal Packing Event
Sunday, February 25th, 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Davis Hall
Wednesday Night Fellowship Supper
February 28th, 6:00 p.m.
Sign-up to help 
in the kitchen on
Wednesday evenings
Tuesday Lunch Bunch
February 27th, 11:45 a.m.
PW Spring Luncheon
Sunday, March 18th, 12:15 p.m.
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 25
8:45 a.m.    Worship
9:45 a.m.    Sunday School
9:45 a.m.    Confirmation Class
11:00 a.m.   Worship
3:00 p.m.     Rise Against Hunger Meal
                   Packing  Event
4:00 p.m.     Children's Choir (K-5th Grade)
Monday, February 26
9:00 a.m.    First Kids Preschool
11:30 a.m.  AA
Tuesday, February 27
9:00 a.m.    First Kids Preschool
9:00 a.m.    Congregation Awareness Com.
11:45 a.m.  Lunch Bunch
1:00 p.m.    Donation Drop-off for Church St.
                   Market for Mission
Wednesday, February 28
9:00 a.m.    First Kids Preschool
11:00 a.m.  First Kids Eat, Play, Grow
                   Parenting Workshop
12:00 p.m.  Cabarrus Wellness Coalition
6:00 p.m.    Fellowship Supper
6:30 p.m.    Adult Program
7:30 p.m.    Sanctuary Choir
Thursday, March 1
9:00 a.m.    First Kids Preschool
12:00 p.m.  Lenten Devotion Group
5:00 p.m.    Girl Scouts 334 - Cadette, Senior,
5:00 p.m.    Girl Scouts - Daisy 3631, Brownie
                   323, Junior 3142
7:00 p.m.    Boy Scouts Troop 3
Friday, March 2
9:00 a.m.    First Kids Preschool
Sunday, March 4  (Communion)
8:45 a.m.    Worship
9:45 a.m.    Sunday School
9:45 a.m.    Confirmation Class
11:00 a.m.   Worship
12:30 p.m.  Combined Youth Fellowship
1:30 p.m.    Combined Youth Choir
3:00 p.m.     Children's Choir (K-5th Grade)

Church Report
Sunday, February 18th:  8:45 a.m. -  50    11:00 a.m. - 163
Feb 22   Palmer Cuthbertson, Alison Sloop
Feb 23   Annabeth Bethune, Kathy Pilkington, Emma Prager
Feb 24   Brianne Campbell, Austin Entwistle, William Poindexter
Feb 25   Kirby Sheridan, Bill Wightman
Feb 26   Anne Morrison
Feb 27   Tom Brown, Scottie Dickens, Lee Dunlap, Caroline Gray, Buzz Mongold, 
               Hanna Pless, Alex Porter, Frank Sellers, Whitney Thomas
Feb 28   Martin Foil, Emmaline Moore, Hunter Morris, Carolyn Perry     
First Presbyterian Church | (704) 788-2100 | deborah.mesimer@firstpresconcord.org
70 Union Street North  Concord  NC  28025
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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Garden Hours:  Tuesday - Saturday, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sunday, 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Closed Monday