March 8, 2018
One Worship Service
Because of the church retreat, we will have  only one worship service at 11:00 a.m. this Sunday, March 11th  to celebrate the 4th Sunday in Lent.  A nursery will be provided during worship for infants through preschool age children. Please note that, with the exception of the S&D Class, Sunday School classes will not meet on Sunday, March 11th.
Girl Scout Sunday
This Sunday, March 11th, we will recognize the blessing that Girl Scouts bring to our mission and ministry here at First Presbyterian Church.  Please come ready to celebrate with our scouts and thank them for all that they do!  The Girl Scouts invite everyone to join them in the courtyard after the 11:00 a.m. service for Girl Scout cookies and lemonade.
Wednesday Night Fellowship
On Wednesday, March 14th, Peter Bynum will lead a presentation and discussion on "Prayer and Biblical Hospitality." Particular focus will be given to how these themes have influenced our new strategic plan.  Menu:  chicken pot pie, rice, collards, green beans, fruit, salad and dessert.
Backpack Volunteers Needed
The Missions Committee of the Coordinating Team for the Presbyterian Women is in need of helpers to pack the school backpacks starting in September 2018, as our dear Hannah Monroe (who has been helping with this project) will be leaving for college. To volunteer, please email Amy Murphy at by March 31st.
Tuesday Lunch Bunch
On March 20th, we welcome Jennifer Woodford who will share updates about the latest projects at the NC Research Center in Kannapolis.  Please make your lunch reservations by Monday, March 19th.
Calling Hymn Singers and Leaders
You are invited to lend your voice to help lead the congregational singing during the early worship service on Sunday mornings. Just arrive at 8:30 a.m. on Sundays in the sanctuary and meet Jacquie Yost at piano. You will be giving your voice to God and supporting our worship, and those who have already been participating will welcome you with open arms!  Thank you for considering this call to serve.
Youth Summer Trips
Its time to sign up for summer trips! Deposits for both trips are due March 12, 2018. Let Rachel know as soon as possible if you are able to go, so she can reserve your spot!
Massanetta Middle School Conference:
Join youth (6th-8th grade) from all over to worship, play, and explore the theme "Y'all Are Mine" in Massanetta Springs, Virginia, July 5-8, 2018
Cost: $200 per youth, $150 for the second youth in the family. Deposit: $50 per youth due by 3/12/18
Montreat High School Conference:
Join with youth (9th-12th grade) from all over the country to play, worship, and fellowship as we explore the theme "Lift Every Voice" in Montreat, North Carolina, July 22-28, 2018. 
Cost: $225 per youth, $175 for the second youth in the family. Deposit: $50 per youth due by 3/12/18 

Save the Date for VBS!
First Presbyterian Church 
2018 Vacation Bible School
Monday, June 11th - 14th
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

This year, VBS is partnering with First Kids Summer camp to offer space for learning, growing, fun, and fellowship for kids of all ages. We hope you will come join us for First's VBS Summer Camp! More information and registrations coming soon.
Fourth Sunday in Lent
March 11th
    Ephesians 2:1-10 
"The Gift of Grace"
Dr. Peter Bynum preaching
Sign-up Links
Wednesday Night Fellowship Supper
March 14th, 6:00 p.m.
Sign-up to help 
in the kitchen on
Wednesday evenings
PW Spring Luncheon
Sunday, March 18th, 12:15 p.m.
Tuesday Lunch Bunch
Tuesday, March 20th
 11:45 a.m.
Red Cross 
Cabarrus County VIP Blood Drive
Monday, March 19th
2:30 p.m.
Davis Hall
To schedule an appointment, visit
and enter Cabarrus VIP
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, March 11
11:00 a.m.   Worship
3:00 p.m.     Children's Choir (K-5th Grade)
4:00 p.m.    Combined Youth Choir
4:30 p.m.    Circle 5
Monday, March 12
9:00 a.m.    First Kids Preschool
11:00 a.m.  Circle 4
11:30 a.m.  AA
7:00 p.m.    Boy Scout District Roundtable
Tuesday, March 13
First Kids Closed (Teacher Workday)
1:00 p.m.    Donation Drop-off for Church St.
                   Market for Mission
5:00 p.m.   Meal for Habitat College Students
                  ( S& D Sunday Class)
7:00 p.m.   Session
Wednesday, March 14
9:00 a.m.    First Kids Preschool
11:00 a.m.  First Kids Eat, Play, Grow
                   Parenting Workshop
6:00 p.m.    Fellowship Supper
6:30 p.m.    Adult Program
7:30 p.m.    Sanctuary Choir
Thursday, March 15
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 16
9:00 a.m.    First Kids Preschool
Saturday, March 17
10:00 a.m.  Rehearsal - Youth Worship
Sunday, March 18 (Youth Sunday)
8:45 a.m.    Worship
9:45 a.m.    Sunday School
11:00 a.m.  Worship
12:15 p.m.  PW Spring Luncheon
3:00 p.m.     Children's Choir (K-5th Grade)

Church Report
Sunday, March 4th:  8:45 a.m. -  57    11:00 a.m. - 178
Congratulations to Julie DeLizza and Christopher Clark whose marriage was celebrated on February 10, 2018, in Mt. Pleasant, SC.
Congratulations to Jessica and Todd Prescott on the birth of their daughter, Lyla Jean Prescott, born on February 15th in Holly Springs, NC.  Grandparents are Mary and Bob Prescott.
March 08    Phil Cline, Margaret Moore, Willis Nesbit, Todd Phillips
March 09    Evelyn Barrier, Susan Dulmage, Bill Hulett, Keaton Newton
March 10   Jim Holloway, Nancy Jo King, Amy Olson
March 11   Charles Brandon, Marilyn Porter
March 12   Becky Ewart
March 14   Steve Burke, Barry Cannon, Kristi Dugan, Reed Martin, John Morrison Jr., 
                  Susan Smith, Debbie Smith     
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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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