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Looking Toward this Sunday May 6, 2018


Scott Kenefake will preach at the 8:30 and 9:45 worship service in Lingle Chapel and 11:00 in the sanctuary.

What does it mean to love God and neighbor in the 21
st century global village we all live in? As our starting point, we'll take a look at John 15:9-17-part of a section of John's Gospel called the "Farewell Discourses" in which John has Jesus impart some important spiritual instruction to his disciples as he prepares to leave them.  And part of that instruction is the exhortation to follow his commandments loving God and others.  We'll sketch a "roadmap" of what this might look like for 21 st century disciples like us today. 

The Chancel Choir will sing With Peace and Joy I go and the Youth Choir will sing Sizohamba Naye at the 11:00 service.
Important Worship Service Information
9:45 Service-Due to seating constraints in the Chapel, we'll be having the 9:45 worship services in the Sanctuary on the following Sundays: May 6, May 13, and May 27.
Dinner with Friends
The entire congregation as well as all visitors in worship on Sunday, May 6 are invited to have lunch together on the Davidson College Campus in the Vail Commons Dining Hall. Please join us outside in front of the Sanctuary after the 11:00 a.m. Worship Service. Davidson College student, John Crawford, will be holding a "Dinner with Friends" sign, and one of our pastors will give a blessing before we all walk over to the dining hall! ALL ARE WELCOME!  
Mother's Day Cards
Mothers Day cards  will be available on April 29 and May 8 for all three services. Designed by DCPC member Betsy Hazelton to say "Thinking of you" many occasions. Donations for the cards will go to Healthy Women Healthy families a mission of PCUSA.
Social Justice Meeting
Our next meeting is Monday evening, May 7th at 7 pm in room 201.  We'll welcome guest speakers, Pam and Willie Jones, who serve on the Social Justice Committee of "Unity in Community" a local group that was formed in response to the tragic events last summer in Charlottesville, Virginia.   
Social Justice Double-Header!
 
Monday, May 14th, 7pm, the Rev. Frank Dew, recently retired pastor of New Creation Community Presbyterian Church in Greensboro and former Chaplain of Greensboro Urban Ministry, will be with us to talk about the Poor People's Campaign: A National Call to Moral Revival (www.poorpeoplescampaign.org). Rev. Dew is the brother of church member, Phyllis Justus. For more information about Rev. Dew and his ministry--and to prepare for the meeting--listen to this terrific radio interview:  RE-THINKING THE CHURCH BEFORE IT WAS COOL - Wisdom from church pioneer Rev. Frank Dew [LDT092]    
Campus Ministry
DAVIDSON COLLEGE COOKIE STUDY BREAK-Please deliver home-baked cookies to the parlor on Monday, May 14 by 9:00 p.m. Please indicate if the cookies contain nuts.
Campus Ministry
THE MINISTERS' DISCRETIONARY FUND is utilized by the pastors to meet crisis needs such as payments for rent and utilities for persons in the DCPC congregation and the surrounding community. These needs typically increase during the summer, and thus, the fund is low at this time. Contributions are always appreciated!
 

Mission Opportunities
LOAVES AND FISHES Bring your canned goods or other non-perishable food items and place them in the grocery carts or baskets for Loaves and Fishes. Deliveries are made each Monday morning. 

DAVIDSON REFUGEE SUPPORT , the student-led refugee support organization at Davidson College, is holding a school supply collection drive. Clients of Refugee Support Services in Charlotte expressed a need for your new or gently used basic school supplies: pencils, pens, paper, notebooks, etc. Please donate supplies at the church office from Monday, May 7 through Friday, May 11.
 
DCPC SPRING HABITAT BUILD  has begun! Please join us at 9814 Psalms St, Cornelius and on May 5, and May 19. CLICK HERE to register to work. We are well on our way to meeting our fundraising goal of $25,000. Please help us meet the goal by giving online or submitting a check with "Habitat Home" in the memo line. Contact John Bosak at johnbosak@yahoo.com or Kline Pepper at kgpii31@gmail.com.
Outdoor Worship and Picnic
On May 20 one worship option is to come to Fellowship Point - 212 Greyfriars Road, Mooresville, NC - at 10:30 a.m. for worship by the lake. Hang around for a picnic lunch, fellowship, and fun.
"Faithful Responses to Gun Violence In America" Program
Beyond Thoughts and Prayers (BTP) is a new program offering from Massanetta Springs designed to educate and empower participants to faithfully engage some of the most relevant issues facing church and society. Our first BTP gathering will be focused on:
"Faithful Responses to Gun Violence In America"
 
Cost:
Commuters:
Friday Night Only - Free
Saturday - $25 (includes lunch)
Overnight Stay:
(includes breakfast, lunch on Saturday and Friday Night Lodging)
Double Occupancy: $79
Single Occupancy: $109


Vacation Bible School
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL  is "Hero Central" June 25-28. Join us as we hear stories of Biblical heroes and aspire to "Do good! Seek peace and go after it! Register today CLICK HERE, ages 4 through completing 5th Grade. Space is limited and scholarships are available. Contact Co-Directors Elizabeth Martin or Megan May to volunteer (megansmay@yahoo.com). We need help with decorating, Monday morning sign in, photography, nursery, small group leadership, missions, snacks, and recreation.
 Faith Formation
 
Adult Faith Formation
Covenant Class (Congregation House)  Dr. Barbara Thiede, our enormously popular Rabbi, will teach a three week class on "AntiSemitism" May 6, and May 13.
 
Maloney (9:45 a.m. Parlor) and The Pines (9:45 a.m. Marshall Room) Blessings, God, Glory, Honor, Forever, Revelation 5:6-14.
Jubilee (9:45 a.m. 201) will examine the text Slow Kingdom Coming: Practices for Doing Justice, Loving Mercy, and Walking Humbly in the World. It deals with practical application and participation in social justice issues.
Connections (9:45 a.m. Jetton Hall) Spend two weeks with John Ryan reflecting on Presbyterian theology.
 
The Friday Morning Men's Group is moving back to Friday mornings. We meet from 7-8 a.m. in the Parlor at DCPC. We are beginning a study of the book Mending the Divides: Creative Love in a Conflicted World by Jon Huckins and Jer Swigart.
 
Children's Faith Formation
Sunday School 9:45-10:45 am
Preschool (age 3-5) -Room 118
Kindergarten/1st Grade-Room 206
2nd Grade/3rd Grade-Room 207
4th Grade/5th Grade- Room 208
Wednesday Kids Club 4-5 pm-Rooms 207, 208
3rd Grade Bible Clas s (Room 212): Sundays 9:45 a.m. through May 13
 
Youth Faith Formation
This Sunday is our Volunteer Appreciation Dinner where we will celebrate and thank the amazing volunteers who make our ministry possible. Youth & parent helpers should arrive at 5 p.m. to set up and decorate and we'll see the volunteers at 6 p.m.
 
Confirmands meet with the Session today to be examined! Meet in Jetton Hall at 5 p.m.
Prayers and Concerns
Hospital:
Ginny Irwin-Hospice 
Financial Update and Attendance

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Davidson, NC  28036
704-892-5641
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