January 4, 2018
Wednesday Night Fellowship
Our Wednesday Night Fellowship suppers resume next week on  January 10th with a family game night.  Please make your reservations by noon Monday.  The church is making purchasing decisions based upon the number of reservations, so please make your reservation before the deadline.  If you forget to make your reservation, please come for the program beginning at 6:30 p.m.
Menu:  bean pot, rice, vegetables, fruit, salad, dessert.
Tuesday Lunch Bunch
On January 16th, we welcome Mark Plemmons, Editor at the Independent Tribune, who will talk about the changing shape of newspapers and journalism in the 21st century.  Lunch reservations are needed by Monday, January 15th.
Thank You!
We owe a debt of gratitude to Robert White and his sons, Carter and Noah, who volunteered a great deal of time to cleaning up the leaves and debris from our church  playground before Christmas. Thanks to their generosity and hard work, the playground is ready for 2018. Thank you so much Robert, Carter and Noah! 
NEXT Church Elder Symposium: Charlotte
Will you seek to serve with energy, intelligence, imagination, and love?
NEXT Church  invites every ruling elder from across the Charlotte Presbytery to an engaging forum designed to equip and connect elders for leadership in the Church.
Elders participating in the one-day program can choose from a number of specialized class options and connect with leaders from other churches who have been called in similar capacities. The classes are open to elders past and present who share a passion for leading the church.
Date/Time:   January 20th, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location:    Covenant Presbyterian Church, 
                    1000 E. Morehead St., Charlotte
For more information and/or to register, click here.
Market for Mission

65 N. Church Street Market for Mission
Saturday, April 14
First Presbyterian Church
A one-day sale for the benefit of 
our partner children's mission
in Bayonnais, Haiti
As you begin to put away your holiday decorations, please keep us in mind.  We will be collecting  for the sale:
  • holiday / seasonal items
  • clothing / accessories
  • children's toys / clothing
  • jewelry
  • furniture
  • art / pottery / crafts
  • housewares
  • small electronics
  • vintage / collectibles
  • linens / vintage linens
  • sports / exercise equipment
  • tools

Baptism of the Lord Sunday, January 7th
Psalm 29
"The Voice of the Lord"
Rev. Peter Bynum preaching
Wednesday Night Fellowship
January 10th, 6:00 p.m.
Sign-up to help 
in the kitchen on
Wednesday evenings
Tuesday Lunch Bunch
January 16th, 11:45 a.m.
A Congregational Meeting  has been called by the Session for Sunday, January 14th, at the 11:00 a.m. worship service for the purpose of receiving the 2018 Budget as information and holding the Annual Meeting of the Corporation.
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 7 - Communion
8:45 a.m.    Worship
9:45 a.m.    Sunday School
11:00 a.m.  Worship - Baptism
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
Monday, January 8
9:00 a.m.    First Kids Preschool
11:00 a.m.  Circle 4 
11:30 a.m.  AA
6:30 p.m.    Circle 1
7:00 p.m.    Boy Scouts District Roundtable
Tuesday, January 9
9:00 a.m.    First Kids Preschool
7:00 p.m.    Session
Wednesday, January 10
9:00 a.m.    First Kids Preschool
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 11
9:00 a.m.    First Kids Preschool
9:00 a.m.    Academic Learning Center Board Meeting
9:00 a.m.    Congregational Awareness Com.
9:20 a.m.    First Kids Preschool Committee
7:00 p.m.    Boy Scouts Troop 3
Friday, January 12 
9:00 a.m.    First Kids Preschool
Saturday, January 13
2:00 p.m.    Boy Scout Training and Banquet
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)
4:30 p.m.    Circle 5
Combined Youth Choir - Time TBA
Combined Youth Fellowship - Time/Location TBA

Church Report
Sunday, December 31:   11:00 a.m. - 153
The sympathy and condolences of the congregation are extend to the following families:
     - The family of Mike Ingram who died on Saturday, December 30, 2017
     - The family of Martha Best Lawson (former member) who died Monday, January 1, 2018
Jan 01   Clark Hawfield, Margaret Hillman, Kasey Rohrer, Fred Schafer, Kaitlin Simpson, 
              Roy Stamey, James Winkler
Jan 02   Christopher Bradley
Jan 03   Patsy Beeker, Wendy Irvin
Jan 04   Kathleen Bradley, Mathew Gluf
Jan 05   Easton Finney
Jan 06   Willa Faust
Jan 08   Rindy Moore
Jan 09   Sandy Aldridge, Cynthia Bethune, Hamilton Jones
Jan 10   Michael Gilbert, Mabry Morgan, McLeod Phillips
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