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Looking Toward this Sunday January 7, 2018
Baptism of the Lord


Scripture: Mark 1: 4-11 and Acts 19: 1-7
Sermon: Called to Serve

Scott Kenefake will preach at 8:30 and 9:45 in Lingle Chapel and 11 in the sanctuary.
        
On this "Baptism of the Lord" Sunday, we'll explore the meaning of Jesus' baptism, as well as our own, and consider it's significance as we renew our own baptismal vows and ordain and install new church officers (Elders and Deacons) who have been called to "servant leadership."


The Geneva Choir will sing Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day at the 8:30 service .
The Chancel Choir will sing O God, Beyond All Praising at the the 11:00 service.

Congregational Meeting--THIS Sunday, January 7th
10:40 am, Sanctuary
 
The Session has scheduled a Congregational Meeting at the request of the Nominating Committee for the election of a nine member Senior Pastor Nominating Committee.All active members are encouraged to attend and vote. 

Installation of officers  Kendrick Anderson, Rebecca Chaffin, Linda Clausen, Cecil Clifton, Victoria Cruz-Solano, Nate Deering, Scott Galloway, Philip Hazel, Brian Kissel, Neal Martin, Megan May, Cambria Nielson, Jamie Pettway, Thomas Ponder, Molly Sloan, Marcia Webster, Dave Wehrung. Thank you to the class of 2017.
 
Communion will be served next Sunday, January 14, 2018.

Children's Sunday School Open House this Sunday 
January 7th 9:30-10:45 am
Come try out a class, enjoy special refreshments, and meet new friends. Parents are invited to linger in classrooms (depending on space), enjoy refreshments upstairs in the library, see curriculum in the Sunday School hallway, and learn about children's ministries. 2018 can be a year of renewed commitment to faith formation! Contact Jenny Alexander for more information. Don't forget adult classes are also offered. Contact John Ryan.
Preschool (ages 3-5) Room 118
K/1 st Grade Room 206
2 nd/3 rd Grade Room 207
4 th/5 th Grade Room 208
Parents: Upstairs hallway and library Room 209

Offer your Comments

The Session invites you to offer your comments, your joys, and your concerns.  Click on the "Comments" link at the beginning of this email. Your email will be directed to the appropriate committee and staff person.
January Winter Clothing Drive

Once again, Circle 7 is coordinating the January winter clothing drive for Lydia's Loft. Lydia's Loft in Huntersville is one of the biggest clothing banks in the region, assisting thousands of needy families each year.  Please donate gently used or new coats, bed linens, towels and wash cloths, blankets, or new socks and underwear.  Items can be placed in the marked collection bins in the hallways near the church office.  Please contact Vicki Gray at 704-999-4546 if you have any questions.   
Financial Peace University

Starting in January for 9 weeks, the Adult Faith Formation Committee will be offering the  Dave Ramsey Financial Peace University  classes beginning on Monday, January 8, evenings from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.  Erika and Phil Batten have volunteered to teach and are graduates of the class.  For a nominal membership fee of $109 (purchased through the Dave Ramsey website,) you will receive all the materials you need to take control of your financial future.  Some of the classes include: Cash flow planning, Real estate and Mortgages, Insurance, Retirement and Planning, and Dumping Debt.  This is the money class that can change lives! CLICK HERE TO REGISTER  Childcare available on request. Please direct any questions to  John Ryan.
Organ at Davidson

Organ at Davidson presents Chase Loomer on January 15 at 7:30. Chase is a fourth-year student at Eastman School of Music and was presented as a Rising Star at the most recent national convention of the American Guild of Organists. He is from Huntersville and during high school was a Stigall Scholarship winner at the Charlotte A.G.O. chapter. See more information www.dcpc.org and Steepletalk. 
SAGES

Mark your calendars for a most interesting luncheon and program on Thursday, January 25 at 11:00 a.m. in the Congregation House. Officer Greg Frostbutter, from the Davidson Police Dept. and his dog Maky will present the program. Chief Eric's luncheon will follow. $8.00 per person. RSVP by Monday, January 22 (info@dcpc.org) or 704-892-5641.
DCPC Lenten Book

Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, February 14 and the Stephen Ministers are again leading the effort to publish a congregational 2018 DCPC Lenten Book.  "Devotions for Lent" on the theme of  "I Believe..."  This is a wonderful gift that we can provide each other.  If you are interested in contributing to this project, please contact Martha Lyon via email at  marthawlyon@gmail.com  as soon as possible.
Congregational Retreat-SIGN UP TODAY

Mark your calendar now for our annual Congregational Retreat in Montreat, NC, January 19-21, 2018.  CLICK HERE  for registration forms. They are also available at the information center in front of the church office.
Adult Faith Formation
Covenant (9:45 a.m. Congregation House)
January 7, 14, 21, and 28. George Ramsey, Professor Emeritus of Religion at Presbyterian College, will present four sessions on the Book of Amos.
 
  Maloney (9:45 a.m. Parlor) and The Pines (Marshall Room)
Jan. 7:    A Sincere Faith:  Daniel 1:8-21

 
  Jubilee (9:45 a.m. Upper Room) The Jubilee Class will continue examining the following readings in  The Day the Revolution Began , by N.T. Wright, a groundbreaking biblical scholar and theologian:
Jan.   7: Chapter 13: "The Death of Jesus in Paul's Letter to the Romans"
Joys and Concerns
Hospital:
Alan England-Autumn Care
Dave Grant-Novant Huntersville
Financial Update and Attendance

Davidson College Presbyterian Church
PO Box 337
Davidson, NC  28036
704-892-5641
www.dcpc.org