First Presbyterian Young Adult Newsletter
February 2019
Congratulations! If you're receiving this email, it's because you're between the ages of 23 and 40 and are considered a young adult. (Or at least young adult-ish.) Young adulthood is a strange stage of life, and it looks different for different people. Whether you're on Tinder or you have a ten year old, you are welcome here!

Each month, we'll send you a newsletter with highlights about worship, Sunday classes, fellowship events, and service opportunities. In the in-between weeks, we'll send a short newsletter to highlight upcoming events. We promise to keep it short and sweet and to keep you in the know.
Mark Your Calendars
February 10
9 a.m. & 11 a.m. Worship
10 a.m. Formation
12:15 p.m. FUPC / FPC Series
@ FUPC

February 12
8-9:30 p.m. Bible & Beverage
(Resident Culture Brewing)
6:30 p.m. Annual Sharon Towers Valentines Party
(Hunter Hall) If you can help with homemade cookies, please deliver them to the church by 12pm that day or to the lobby of Sharon Towers by 5 p.m.

February 17
9 a.m. & 11 a.m. Worship
10 a.m. Formation

February 24
9 a.m. & 11 a.m. Worship
9:30-11 a.m. Congregational Breakfast:
Hosted by Youth Ministry
(Wood Fellowship Hall)
Click Here for Tickets

February 28
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Happy Kids, Healthy Adults Program
(Wood Fellowship Hall-Overflow)
The program will cover the impact of environmental factors in brain development and coping strategies. Kristin Foster will explore the relationship between early childhood experiences and adult anxiety, depression and coping skills.

Stay Connected!
Sign up for FPC young adult text messages! We'll send you reminders about upcoming events and opportunities!

Text the message @fpc-ya to the number 81010 to be added to the list.

Connect
FUPC / FPC Discussion Series 2019

For its tenth year, the lunch and discussion series with First United Presbyterian Church takes on the subject Can Life Be Fair? What Does Our Faith Say? The series runs for four weeks, features speakers such as the Reverend Dr. Rodney Sadler and de’Angelo Dia, and will alternate between FPC and FUPC at 406 North College Street. Click here for more info!

February 3: Can Life Be Fair? Rev. Dr. Rodney Sadler, Associate Professor of Bible, Union Presbyterian Seminary. At FPC

February 10: Black Lives Matter or All Lives Matter? Donna Fair, Wellness Ministry Dir. at Myers Park Presbyterian Church. At FUPC

February 24: Build the Wall! Federico Rios, International & Integration Manager of the City of Charlotte. At FUPC

March 3: Can Life Be Fair? A Faithful Response. de’Angelo Dia, Advocacy Coordinator for the Stan Greenspon Center for Peace and Social Justice at Queens University of Charlotte. At FPC

All programs will be at 12:15 p.m.
Congregational Breakfast
Hosted by Youth Ministry

Sunday, February 24th from 9:30-11am
in Wood Fellowship Hall, Youth Ministry will host a Congregational Breakfast to support the Youth Mission Fund.
Tickets will go on sale Sunday, January 6th .
To purchase tickets, visit the sign up table in the gathering space on Sunday, January 27th, February 10th and 17th or

The Giving Wall
Help support the Youth Mission Fund!
Stop by the Giving Wall on Sundays, January 27-February 24, and choose an envelope with the amount you would like to donate.

Serve
Room In The Inn
On Mondays and Tuesdays the winter months, First Pres provides food, fellowship, and a safe, warm place to sleep to 12 guests who are experiencing homelessness. Each Monday and Tuesday night from Dec 3 – March 26, in partnership with the Urban Ministry Center’s Room in the Inn program, our volunteers serve dinner and spend time with our guests. If you would like to volunteer to serve dinner, spend the night, or otherwise offer hospitality on these nights, please sign up her e or contact Mary Scott Peterson.
Elizabeth Cook, Administrative Assistant for Christian Formation
ecook@firstpres-charlotte.org