First Presbyterian Young Adult Newsletter
March 2019
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
TODAY: March 6
Ash Wednesday
12 p.m. Community lunch $8
A brief liturgy and the imposition of ashes will follow the luncheon in the Fresco Lobby.
7 p.m. Ash Wednesday Worship

March 10
9 a.m. & 11 a.m. Worship
10 a.m. Formation

March12
8-9:30 p.m. Bible & Beverage
(Resident Culture Brewing)

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

March 24
9 a.m. & 11 a.m. Worship
10 a.m. Formation

March 31
9 a.m. & 11 a.m. Worship
10 a.m. Formation.

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Connect

There is still time to register for the PW Spring Retreat. Experience joy, community, fun, and spiritual growth at the annual PW (Presbyterian Women) Retreat at Kanuga Conference Center in Hendersonville, N.C. on April 26-28. The Reverend Anna Rainey Dickson will lead the retreat, focusing on “Forgiveness: Seeking Wholeness in a Broken World.”
Click here for more info and to register!
Adult Formation Classes:
Thoughts on Religion, Morality and Politics
(Sundays, March 10-24/Fresco Lobby)

On Sundays, March 10, 17 and 24, Ross Loeser and John Johnson will lead Seeing Gray in a World of Black and White—Thoughts on Religion, Morality and Politicies, a three-week Good Samaritan Class in the Fresco Lobby. It will be based on resources from the Reverend Adam Hamilton, whose United Methodist Church is as politically diverse as First Presbyterian.
 
We will listen and share in a spirit of loving God and each other as we discuss the following topics.
  • March 10 – Where faith and politics meet
  • March 17 – How should we live? The ethics of Jesus
  • March 24 – What would Jesus say to America?
Lenten Book Read: Life of the Beloved

Henri Nouwen’s book Life of the Beloved: Spiritual Living in a Secular World will help us learn more about what it means to live in the knowledge that we are beloved and how we can reflect this belovedness into the world. Books are available for sale and a companion booklet for all ages will be available by March 1. Two Sunday morning Formation classes, the Good Samaritan Class and Passages.
Donate the Sparkle and Support Summer Camps

On Sunday, May 5, all are invited to the PW (Presbyterian Women) annual jewelry sale to support BELL, the summer academic enrichment program, and Camp Grier. But before we get there, we need you to donate the sparkle. Lightly used jewelry, accessories, scarves and bags wll be accepted April 1-20 at the church reception desk. So start going through your accessories now for items that you know someone else could rock! Organized by PW Circle 15, this event is for everyone. (Dads, it’s a great place to bring the kids to pick up a last-minute Mother’s Day gift.)
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