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"Nothing Is Accidental"
Ellen Smith
Jeremiah 29:12-14
Matthew 25:31-46
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The January issue of FirstNEWS is available at the church or you can read it now online.

Former Charlotte Observer Faith & Values reporter Tim Funk looks at some of the big stories that have impacted Charlotte over the years—including the recent editorial from Christianity Today, which revealed how the nation’s divide also impacts churches. Listen now.

In this week’s blog post, look back at First Presbyterian’s mission trip to Russia in 2016, with reflections from those who were on the trip—the Reverend Katelyn Gordon, Mary Elizabeth Coley, Barb Neidinger and Rich Neidinger. Photos in the post also contrast the site of Hope Baptist Church then and now—the difference is exciting!
Global Mission Sunday
Joining us on Global Mission Sunday are Ellen and Al Smith, PC(USA) mission co-workers based in Germany who also serve in Russia and Belarus. Ellen, the Regional Liaison for Eastern Europe, will speak at 9 and 11 a.m. worship. Al, the Outreach Facilitator for Minority Peoples in Russia, will speak about his work with the Roma and refugees during 10 a.m. A special offering will be taken during worship in support of our mission partner, Hope Baptist Church in Russia. Baskets on each table during brunch will be available to help cover costs of the meal.
Willard Lecture 2020: The Power of Boundless Compassion
Tickets are now on sale for Father Greg Boyle’s 2020 Willard Lecture. On Sunday, March 15, at 5 p.m. in the Sanctuary, Father Boyle will speak on The Power of Boundless Compassion . Tickets are $10. You’ll have an opportunity to get to know Father Boyle before he speaks during a congregational book read of Tattoos on the Heart , which concludes with a discussion February 20.  
 
Moving Ministry Helps Neighbors Get a New Start in the New Year
What better way to start the new year for our neighbors who have not had stable housing than moving into a permanent home with the help of First Presbyterian Church? Be part of FPC’s Moving Ministry on Saturday, January 11, at 9 a.m. at the Crisis Assistance Furniture Bank, 333 Dalton Road. Sign up online for any month in 2020 or contact Michael White with questions.

Middle and High School Winter Retreats
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February 26
Ash Wednesday
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