January 18, 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!!
Save the Date

Meal Packing Event
Sunday, February 25th
3:00 - 5:00 p.m. in Davis Hall
More information coming soon!
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 24th, we welcome representatives from Big Brothers/Big Sisters to hear about their mission working with at-risk children in Concord.  Please make your reservations by noon Monday.  
Menu:  chicken pot pie, orzo, collards, fruit, salad, dessert.
Worship Flowers
Did you know that when we have local, pesticide free flowers in the sanctuary during worship that it counts towards our acknowledgement as an Earth Care Congregation?  So in addition to adding to the beauty of worship and honoring a loved one we honor the environment as well.  Please click on the Sanctuary Flowers link under Worship on the website to learn more and consider signing up for a Sunday soon!
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!
Sunday, January 21st
Jonah 3:1-10
"When We Assume..."
Rev. Peter Bynum preaching
Wednesday Night Fellowship
January 24th, 6:00 p.m.
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in the kitchen on
Wednesday evenings
Help us as we worship!
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Help us as we learn!
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Help us as we grow!
Sign up here to help teach Children's Church.
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 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 Youth School Choir
5:00 p.m.    Middle School Youth Fellowship
6:00 p.m.    All Youth Supper
6:30 p.m.    High School Youth Fellowship
Monday, January 22
First Kids Closed (Teacher Workday)
11:30 a.m.  AA
Tuesday, January 23
9:00 a.m.    First Kids Preschool
Wednesday, January 24
9:00 a.m.    First Kids Preschool
12:00 p.m.  Cabarrus Wellness Coalition
2:00 p.m.    Staff Meeting
6:00 p.m.    Fellowship Supper
6:30 p.m.    Adult Program
7:30 p.m.    Sanctuary Choir
Thursday, January 25
8:00 a.m.    Cabarrus Partnership for Children
9:00 a.m.    First Kids Preschool
6:30 p.m.    Boy Scouts Advancement 
                   Board of Review
7:00 p.m.    Boy Scouts Troop 3
Friday, January 26
9:00 a.m.    First Kids Preschool
Sunday, January 28
8:45 a.m.    Worship
9:45 a.m.    Sunday School
11:00 a.m.   Worship
12:30 p.m.  Combined Youth Gathering
                   (Davis Hall)
1:30 p.m.    Combined Youth Choir
4:00 p.m.    Children's Choir (K-5th Grade)

Church Report
Sunday, January 14:  8:45 a.m. - 49     11:00 a.m. - 183
The sympathy and condolences of the congregation are extended to the family of Fred Brooks, on the death of his brother, Jim Brooks, on January 9th, in Mt. Vernon, OH.
Jan 18   Tricia Iglehart, Andrew Phillips, David Rhodes, Carol Vuchnich
Jan 19   John Bishop, Doreen Devore, Christopher Lambert, Julia Patrum, Pat Waters
Jan 20   Jerry Dyer, Bill Morrison
Jan 22   Kevin Carlough, Donna Knorr
Jan 23   Jennie Bethune
Jan 24   Julie Epler, Claire Kinane, H. L. Ruth
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