January 25, 2018
Register for the Church Retreat!
Christ in the Room:  
Redefining the Space of our Lives
First Presbyterian Church Retreat
March 9 - 11, 2018
Kanuga Conference Center in Hendersonville, NC
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, a specialized ministry validated by the Presbytery of Charlotte, 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 website.   Register by February 4th!!
Wednesday Night Fellowship
Please join us for Wednesday Night Fellowship throughout January and February as we hear from several missional community organizations about their important work and how we can partner with them.  On January 31st, we welcome representatives from Opportunity House to hear about their day center that serves our homeless neighbors in Concord.  Please make your reservations by noon Monday.   Menu:  white and red chili, rice, nachos, fruit, salad, dessert.
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.
Save the Date

(formerly known as "Stop Hunger Now")
Sunday, February 25th
3:00 - 4:30 p.m. in Davis Hall
Join the movement to end hunger in our lifetime!  We need your support to reach our goal  to package 10,152+ meals on February 25th.  When we rise together,  we can create a world without hunger.
Racial Equity Training

Saturday, February 10th
8:30 a.m. - Noon
Davis Theater,  65 Union Street, South
In this lively and participatory half-day  presentation, the Racial Equity Institute (REI) will offer stories and data that uncover the structural realities of racism in our society. Those who have participated in the past are glowing in their praise of the positive impact this seminar has had on their own lives. The cost for participants is a mere  $15.  Click here to register!
Sunday, January 28th
1 Corinthians 8:1-13
"Food for Thought"
Rev. Rachel Vogado preaching
Our "Noisy" Offering
will be received at both services on January 28th.
Wednesday Night Fellowship
January 31st, 6:00 p.m.
Sign-up to help 
in the kitchen on
Wednesday evenings
PW Circle 3
February 6th, 11:45 a.m.
I want to offer my heartfelt thanks for the gracious recognition offered to me on January 21st. The gift of a new pastoral robe was especially generous and meaningful to me. I am very blessed to serve such a thoughtful and loving congregation!
    With deepest gratitude,
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 28
8:45 a.m.    Worship
9:45 a.m.    Sunday School
9:45 a.m.    Confirmation Meeting for 
                   Parents and Confirmands
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)
Monday, January 29
9:00 a.m.    First Kids Preschool
11:30 a.m.  AA
Tuesday, January 30
8:45 a.m.    First Kids Doughnuts with Daddy
5:00 p.m.    Maintenance Committee
Wednesday, January 31
8:45 a.m.    First Kids Doughnuts with Daddy
6:00 p.m.    Fellowship Supper
6:30 p.m.    Adult Program
7:30 p.m.    Sanctuary Choir
Thursday, February 1
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
5:30 p.m.    Memorial Garden Board Meeting
7:00 p.m.    Boy Scouts Troop 3
Friday, February 2
9:00 a.m.    First Kids Preschool
Sunday, February 4
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.     Children's Choir (K-5th Grade)
4:00 p.m.    Combined Youth Choir
5:00 p.m.    All Youth Gathering

Church Report
Sunday, January 14:  8:45 a.m. - 62     11:00 a.m. - 184
Congratulations to the following families:
   -  Ed and Maggie Barton on the birth of their daughter, Emily Katherine Barton, born on
       January 16, 2018, in Charlotte, NC.  Grandparents are Bill and Sally Cochran.
   -  Andy and Michelle Knorr on the birth of their son, Ryan Armistad Knorr, born on January
      18, 2018, in Cornelius, NC.  Grandparents are Gerry and Donna Knorr.
The sympathy and condolences of the congregation are extended to John Schneider on the death of his mother, Loretta Fuerth Schneider, who died on January 4, 2018, in St. Louis, MO.
Jan 25   Mark Carlough, Jim Epler, Craig Pless, Leigh Sparks
Jan 26   Bailey Williams
Jan 27   Courtney Clark
Jan 28   Kathryn Kiser, Jerry McLester, Ginger Solomon
Jan 29   Michael Gray, Julie Lopez, Haileigh Plyler, Jeri Price, Olivia Reiff
Jan 30   Alyson Caldwell, Susanne Hamilton, Dave Rogers
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