We hope you'll join us for Youth Sunday at 10:10 a.m. in the sanctuary or via livestream. We encourage you to bring canned goods to donate to Nourish Up (formerly Loaves and Fishes) for "Souper Bowl of Caring" - all are welcome!

First Readings: Genesis 1:3-5, Genesis 1:14-18, Psalm 18:28-30

Second Reading: John 1:1-10 

Reflections: Xander Case, Collin Cushman, Hunter Fant, Hank Jacobus, Jack Nielson, Blake Randle

Listening devices are available during worship. Please stop by the Connection Center or contact Kay Dano for more information.

We encourage you to wear your name tag to worship. If you do not have a name tag or have misplaced yours, please contact Nancy Metzler, director of hospitality and connection.


Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper is THIS Tuesday!

Tuesday, February 13, 5:30-7:00 p.m., Mecklenburg Hall -  Bring your family and friends for a pancake feast! We will collect food donations to support our Center of Hope ministry. Items needed include pancake mix, syrup, Tang drink mix and quick grits. $5/person (maximum family cost of $20) will defray meal costs. Contact: Nancy Metzler



We hope you'll join us this Lenten season for worship, study, service and fellowship. Register and find out more on our website.

Lent at SMPC


Seen Around Church

SMPC Youth serve at Room in the Inn, Scouts collect hundreds of pounds of food and the Rain or Shine Mom's Group meets for convo and creativity! Read some good news here!

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The Perfect Valentine's Day Gift is Here!

Give the gift of love this Valentine's Day with a donation to one of the agencies that are supported by SMPC's Missions and Outreach Ministries. Cards and envelopes are located in the Connections Center. Contact: Donna Brown

Valentine's Day Alternative Giving

Coolest T-Shirts in Town Now on Sale

Support SMPC Youth by purchasing a SMPC t-shirt! Short-sleeve or long-sleeve options are available, and the back has a beautiful picture of the church. Funds go to the SMPC Youth program and youth trips. The deadline to order t-shirts was extended to Wednesday, February 28. We can't wait to proudly wear these around town! Contact: Lindsey Odom

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Cook and Serve Breakfast for Center of Hope Guests

Saturday, February 17, Center of Hope - On the third Saturday of each month, SMPC preps, cooks and serves breakfast for guests at the Center of Hope. Food donations for this month's breakfast are due Thursday, February 15. Monetary donations are always welcome. Contact: Bob Williamson

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Join the Adult Lenten Bible Study

Sundays during Lent beginning February 18, 9:00-10:00 a.m., McQueen Room or Zoom - This study explores the seven last phrases Jesus uttered from the cross as seen and heard by those who stood near the cross. This six-week study, led by Melissa White and Rebecca Guzman, concludes on Palm Sunday, March 24. The book is not needed, but you can add it when you register. Contact: Rebecca Guzman.


Save the Date! Collegiate Chamber Choir to Perform at SMPC

Thursday, February 29, 7:00 p.m., Sanctuary, -

The Chamber Choir from Walters State Community College in Morristown, TN will perform at SMPC during their stop in Charlotte for their spring tour!

The choir will perform selections from Handel's Messiah, settings of ancient liturgical texts, folk song arrangements, contemporary choral compositions, and Stephen Paulus' Pilgrims Hymn. No cost to attend and all are invited!

Contact: Zach Bowyer

Donate Blood or Volunteer at SMPC's Next Blood Drive

Saturday, March 9, 8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - The Red Cross recently declared a blood shortage emergency as it experienced the lowest number of people giving blood in the last 20 years. Let’s help by donating blood on March 9.

IMPORTANT! We are also looking for a few volunteers for the March 9th drive. Please volunteer or sign up to donate blood. Contact: Bill Ramsey

Donate Blood
Volunteer at Blood Drive


Shelter MinistryToday, February 8, 9:00 a.m., Mecklenburg Hall - This group meets to fill Rx vials with body wash for Roof Above. | Contact: Carol Morgan

Men’s Breakfast GroupToday, February 8, 9:30 a.m., Big View Diner, 6637 Lancaster Hwy - This group meets on the second and fourth Thursdays each month to enjoy breakfast and conversation. | Contact: Bob Tyler

Making Space Mom's GroupToday, February 8, 7:30 p.m., Chapel 206 - Moms of all ages are invited to join us for study, service and fellowship. | Contact: Allison Reeves

Invitation to the Old Testament - Adult Bible StudySunday, February 11, 9:00-10:00 a.m., McQueen Room and Zoom - The study approaches the Hebrew scriptures by inviting participants to hear the story of God and God’s calling of the people of Israel through the many voices of the biblical text. This 8-week study will meet for 4 weeks, take a break during Lent and resume for 4 weeks in April. | Register | Contact: Rebecca Guzman

Handiworkers GroupTuesday, February 13, 10:00 a.m., Palmer Building Room 104 - All levels of knitters, needlepointers, quilters, cross-stitchers and crocheters are invited. We meet weekly to work on projects. Contact: Judy Jameson

A Caregiver's JourneyTuesday, February 13, 1:00-2:30 p.m., McQueen Room - Finding meaning and purpose as you care for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or dementia. Facilitated by Kathy Garner (SMPC Faith Ambassador through the Alzheimer’s Association). | Contact: Whitney Bayer

Men's Evening Study GroupTuesday, February 13, 7:30 p.m., Chapel 206 - All are invited. Contact: Jon Myers

Conversations with Dr. Matt BrownWednesday, February 14, 9:30 a.m., McQueen Room or Zoom - We will discuss the scripture for the coming week’s sermon. | Contact Matt Brown for the Zoom ID#

Food for Thought Book GroupThursday, February 15, 12:30 p.m., McQueen Room - All are welcome as we discuss the book Take My Hand by Dolen Perkins-Valdez. | Contact: Kathy Paquette

Friday Morning Men's GroupFriday, February 16, 7:30-8:30 a.m., Chapel 206 -  The group meets on the first and third Fridays of every month. They are starting a new book: The Fourth Quarter of Your Life: Embracing What Matters Most by Matthew Kelly. All are welcome. Contact: Curt Ireland

Hops and Vine Around TownSaturday, February 17, 4:00-6:00 p.m., Open Tap, 5010 Carmel Center Drive - All are invited to join us for fellowship and fun! Contact: Frank Graham

International Dining GroupThursday, February 22, 6:00 p.m., That's Amore Italian Grill, 2018 Bridgemill Drive, Suite 100, Indian Land, SC 29707  - All are invited to join us as we sample different cuisines! | Please RSVP to Alice Tyler by Monday, February 19.


American Red Cross Blood Drive, Saturday, March 9, 8:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Mecklenburg HallPlease bring your American Red Cross Donor Card or photo I.D. | Sign up | Contact: Bill Ramsey

Bread Donation and Delivery - Volunteers are needed every Friday morning to deliver bread donated by Panera to the Dilworth Soup Kitchen. | Sign up

Bag Lunches for Roof Above - Roof Above provides 300 lunch bags each day to help feed those in need. SMPC is committed to providing 100 bag lunches a month. Volunteers are needed. | Sign up 

Center of Hope Breakfast - On the third Saturday of each month, SMPC preps, cooks and serves breakfast for guests at the Center of Hope. Our next volunteer opportunity is Saturday, February 17. Food donations for this month's breakfast are due Thursday, February 15. Monetary donations are always welcome. | Sign Up | Contact: Bob Williamson

Center of Hope Desserts - Sign up to provide a sweet treat for the women and children that temporarily call Center of Hope home. | Sign up | Contact: Terry Gaines

Friends Empowering Haiti (formerly Friends of OFCB) is raising money to purchase food for the school in Bayonnais, Haiti. The school provides lunch each day for the 2,500 students who are enrolled in the four campuses, and it is often the only food the students receive that day. | More Info | Donate | Contact: Judy Nichols

Nourish Up (formerly known as Loaves and Fishes), Fridays, 1:00-2:00 p.m. or 2:00-4:00 p.m., 2027 Emerywood Drive, Charlotte, NC 28210 - Nourish Up is looking for some strong bodies to help them do the lifting and delivering of boxes of food from their Food Pantry to cars every Friday from 1-2 p.m. They are also looking for help with client services every Friday from 2-4 p.m. The minimum age to volunteer is 14, and closed toed shoes are required. | Contact: Jane Royther

Room in the Inn, Wednesdays, February 21 and March 13, Various Times, Sardis Presbyterian Church - We are partnering with Sardis Presbyterian Church and Trinity Presbyterian Church for this Missions and Outreach opportunity. Volunteers will help with dinner, overnight stays or breakfast and cleanup. | Sign Up | Contact: Lindsey Odom


BAM! Bible and Music, Sunday, February 18, 5:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m.,Children in Kindergarten-5th Grade - During BAM!, children sing, creatively engage with Bible stories, and explore various instruments in peer age groups. They occasionally sing, play instruments, or display their creations during Sunday worship. We end with a pizza dinner and free play time. BAM! is a great way for children to form friendships with other kids at church. | Register | Contact: Rebecca Guzman

Parents' Morning Out - Saturday, February 24, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., Children ages 3-5th Grade - We'll play games, craft, watch a Bible story movie, and enjoy a delicious snack. | Cost: $10/child | Register | Contact: Rebecca Guzman


Board Games and S'mores, Sunday, February 25, 5:00-6:30 p.m., Mecklenburg Hall, Middle and High Schoolers - Bring your favorite board game to play together! | Register | Contact: Lindsey Odom


Registration for the 2024-25 school year at SMPC Preschool is now open. The preschool provides a loving and nurturing learning environment for children ages 2 through TK. Please contact SMPC Preschool Director Tammy Winchip to schedule a tour or receive more information.


Worshiping together in person is a joy - and requires many helping hands! A number of volunteer opportunities are available on Sunday mornings and we need you. | Contact: Nancy Metzler

Acolyte (1st-5th graders)

Usher Team

Welcome Team (all ages)

Coffee Grounds Host

Lemonade Host (all ages)

Muffin Ministry


Flowers for Worship - You may provide your own arrangement, have a florist supply your arrangement, or make a donation to the Sanctuary Building Fund, and the Worship Committee will provide the flowers.| Sign Up | Contact: Karen Malmut, 704-591-9496


Gifts to the Operating Fund support the day to day ministries, programs, and operations of the church. Gifts to the Strength to Strength Fund support our sanctuary mortgage. Gifts to the School Lunches for Haiti Fund support students at the OFCB school in Bayonnais, Haiti. For other gift designations, select the Other Fund, and note the gift's intent in the box provided. | Contact: Mary Katheryne Zagora



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