January 11, 2018
Church Retreat
Christ in the Room:  Redefining the Space of our Lives
Reserve your space now for the 2018 First Presbyterian Church Retreat in the Blue Ridge mountains of NC! We will be heading to Kanuga Conference Center in Hendersonville the weekend of March 9-11, 2018.  Join your church family for a weekend filled with worship, fellowship, great food, and fun activities for all ages. Our retreat will be led by a team from In Christ Supporting Ministries, who will lead us into new insights about the ways Christ redefines our daily lives and frees us to participate in God's work of ministry. You may sign up through the brochure or our websiteRegister by  February 4, 2018!!
Wednesday Night Fellowship
Please join us for Wednesday Night Fellowship throughout January and into February as we hear from several missional community organizations about their important work and how we can partner with them.  On January 17th, we welcome representatives from Lily Pad Haven to hear about how they are responding to the human trafficking crisis in Charlotte.  Please make your reservations by noon Monday.  
Menu:  meat loaf, mashed potatoes, green beans, fruit, salad, dessert.
Discipleship Opportunities
God blesses us with many opportunities to answer Christ's call to serve one another with love and generosity. In this new year, we hope that you will joyfully and prayerfully consider some of these ways to join in the work of God's church:
  Help us as we worship! Sign up  here to be a lay reader to share God's word with us in worship as you read scripture on Sundays. Materials and information will be sent to you for the week that you sign up.
  Help us as we learn! Sign up  here to help support the great work of our Sunday School teachers and be a shepherd in our Elementary, Middle School, and High School Sunday School classrooms.
  Help us as we grow! Sign up  here to help teach our children about faithful worship during Children's Church. As you sign up for this important ministry, rest assured that an easy to follow curriculum and lesson supplies are already in place for you.
Sanctuary Flowers
Flowers in the sanctuary beautify our worship space and elevate our spirit of praise. To give the congregation a gift of sanctuary flowers, please click here to sign up for one or more Sundays during the year.  Flowers can be arranged by local florists, or members can design their own arrangements. To maintain proper size, urns are available at the church for sanctuary flowers. Note that on communion Sundays (typically the first Sunday of the month), two smaller side arrangements are used in lieu of the central one used on other Sundays.

65 N Church Street Market for Mission
Come join the fun !!
No experience necessary to help with the 
Market for Mission 
Just your desire to work with fellow members 
to support our mission in Haiti.
Lots of volunteers will be needed!

Please contact Esta Wannamaker at esta5801@gmail.com

Sunday, January 14th
John 1:43-51
"How Do You Know Me?"
Rev. Peter Bynum preaching
The  Annual Meetings of the Congregation and the  Church's Non-Profit Corporation will be held this Sunday, January 14th during the 11:00 a.m. service.
Wednesday Night Fellowship
January 17th, 6:00 p.m.
Sign-up to help 
in the kitchen on
Wednesday evenings
Tuesday Lunch Bunch
January 16th, 11:45 a.m.
Guest Speaker:  
Mark Plemmons, Editor, Independent Tribune
Red Cross Cabarrus County VIP Blood Drive
Monday, January 15th
Davis Hall
2:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
To register, please visit www.redcrossblood.org  
and enter sponsor code:  Cabarrus VIP.
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, January 14
8:45 a.m.    Worship
9:45 a.m.    Sunday School
11:00 a.m.  Worship 
4:00 p.m.    Children's Choir (K-5th grade)
4:00 p.m.    Combined Youth Choirs
4:30 p.m.    Circle 5
5:00 p.m.    Combined Youth Fellowship 
Monday, January 15 (Martin Luther King Day)
First Kids and Church Office Closed
11:30 a.m.  AA
2:30 p.m.   Red Cross Blood Drive
Tuesday, January 16
9:00 a.m.    First Kids Preschool
9:00 a.m.    FPC New Covenant Endowment
                   Portfolio Review
11:45 a.m.  Lunch Bunch
7:00 p.m.    PW Coordinating Team
Wednesday, January 17
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, January 18
9:00 a.m.    First Kids Preschool
5:00 p.m.    Girl Scout Troop 334 - Cadette,
                   Senior, Ambassador
5:00 p.m.    Girl Scouts - Daisy 3631, Brownie
                   323, Junior 3142.
7:00 p.m.    Boy Scouts Troop 3
Friday, January 19 
9:00 a.m.    First Kids Preschool
Sunday, January 21
8:45 a.m.    Worship
9:45 a.m.    Sunday School
11:00 a.m.   Worship
4:00 p.m.    Children's Choir (K-5th Grade)
4:00 p.m.    Middle School Youth Choir
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 7:  8:45 a.m. - 53     11:00 a.m. - 148
Congratulations to Elizabeth and Daniel Sherrill on the birth of their daughter, Eleanor Bennett Sherrill, born on December 26, 2017, in Jacksonville, NC.  Grandparents are Carolyn and Heath Ritchie.
The sympathy and condolences of the congregation are extended to the family of Barbara Davis, who died on Saturday, January 6th, in Charlotte, NC.
Jan 11   Susan Hannah, Abigail Hedgecock, Chip Hoove r, Rexi Lemelin, Molly Morrison
Jan 12   Hoyt Carlough, Lauren Hinson, Grant Martin
Jan 13   Eileen Beall, Caroline Gaul, Stephanie Olson, Susan Otteni, David Sheridan
Jan 14   Joy Cook, Baylor Koch, Mary McCrimmon, Kay Niblock-James
Jan 15   Hans Beier, Caroline Hedgecock, Greg Leeman, Elizabeth Martin, Brandon Say
Jan 16   Sarah Aldridge, Lillian Partridge
Jan 17   Mike Ellis, Kelly Gilbert
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