May 2, 2018
W. M. Irvin Elementary School Supplies Needed
Since 2015, First Presbyterian Church has partnered with W.M. Irvin Elementary school by supporting the teachers and students through test proctoring, landscaping, tutoring, and teacher appreciation breakfasts. As the school year passes, the school’s supply closet is being depleted. Teachers often purchase supplies out of their personal funds to have fully stocked classrooms. Our church has an opportunity to support teachers and students during their final quarter of school by providing donations to their school supply closet. All items listed below are indicated as high need items Please drop them off in the church office by Pentecost Sunday, May 20 th .   
Supplies Needed
Hand sanitizer, Clorox wipes, Lysol spray, Kleenex, pencils, crayons, colored pencils and markers, composition notebooks, Expo dry erase markers, whiteboard erasers, Sharpies, highlighters, glue sticks
2018 Habitat for Humanity Campaign
The 2018 Habitat for Humanity campaign is underway . Our church goal is to raise $10,000 between April 29th and May 13th to help fund the construction of Zula’s home. To date, we have received $653 toward this goal.
To donate, simply click on this link to give online . You can also complete a handwritten form and submit it to the church office. Please make checks payable to First Presbyterian Church and write “Habitat” on the memo line.
Please also save the date for Saturday, June 16, 2018, when First Presbyterian will be one of the first groups to help build this home. We are tentatively scheduled to work on the siding for this new house. Anyone who can swing a hammer or use a paint brush is welcome to volunteer. No prior experience needed!
This is a perfect opportunity to invite friends and neighbors to join us in a day of service. If you wish to volunteer your time, please complete the form on the back of the flyer in this Sunday's bulletin and place it in the offering plate to be contacted with further details.
2018 CAMPAIGN GOAL: $10,000

How do we raise $10,000?
If each family donates just $25 we will meet our goal.

100% church participation needed to succeed!

Don’t forget the Thrivent matching grant
will double your donation!

$25 purchases 4X8 beams

$50 purchases light fixtures

$100 purchases faucets

$500 purchases windows

Double your donation today!
( R ace: an I n-Depth S piritual E xamination)
On May 11th and 12th, friends from around Cabarrus County will gather for some in-depth conversations about race from the perspective of faith. Topics of discussion will include an exploration of implicit bias, the history of race in the United States, and the intersections between race and poverty. Dr. Bynum will be attending, and he hopes you will join him for this important community conversation. The cost of the event is only $130. For more information, email Online registration can be completed at

8:30am to 5:15pm, May 11th and 12th
All Saints’ Episcopal Church
525 Lake Concord Rd. NE
Lunch Bunch is in Full Bloom
For our final gathering before summer, we will take a field trip to Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens on Wednesday May 23 rd! We will have a special guided tour of the Gardens, as well as lunch and free time to soak in God’s created glory! Please wear comfortable shoes and clothes for walking. We will leave the Church parking lot at 9:30 a.m. and return sometime mid-afternoon. The cost is $45 per person which includes transportation, admission, a guided tour and lunch.  The deadline to sign up is Tuesday May 8 th. Questions? Contact Lynne Keel.  
Sign-up Links

Meet & Greet with Actionnel Fleurisma
Monday, May 7th, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Home of Jock and Betsy Liles

Red Cross Cabarrus VIP Blood Drive
Monday, May 14, 2:00 p.m.
To register online, visit
and enter code: Cabarrus VIP

Lunch Bunch Trip to
Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens
Wednesday, May 23rd, 9:30 a.m.

Habitat for Humanity Campaign and Build
June 16, 2018
To donate or volunteer online, please click here.

Sanctuary Flowers
To give the congregation a gift of
sanctuary flowers,  please click here
to sign-up for one or more Sundays
during the year.

Lay Liturgists
Sign up here to be a lay liturgist to
read scripture in worship on Sundays.

Sunday, May 6th
John 15:9-17
"The Rule of Love"
Rev. Dr. Peter Bynum Preaching
The Lord's Supper will be served at both services.
Our High School Seniors will be recognized during the 11:00 a.m. service
S unday, May 6
8:45 a.m. Worship
9:45 a.m. Reception-High School Seniors
9:45 a.m. Sunday School
11:00 a.m. Worship
12:15 p.m. PW Birthday Offering Luncheon
12:30 p.m. Combined Youth Fellowship (Moe's)
Monday, May 7
9:00 a.m. First Kids Preschool
11:30 a.m. AA
7:00 p.m. Boy Scout District Steering Com
Tuesday, May 8
9:00 a.m. First Kids Preschool
7:00 p.m. Session
Wednesday, May 9
8:45 a.m. First Kids Mother's Day Tea
9:30 a.m.  First Kids Preschool
7:30 p.m.  Sanctuary Choir
Thursday, May 10
8:45 a.m. First Kids Mother's Day Tea
9:30 a.m. First Kids Preschool
7:00 p.m. Boy Scout Troop 3
Friday, May 11
9:00 a.m. First Kids Preschool
Sunday, May 13 - Mother's Day
8:45 a.m. Worship
9:45 a.m. Sunday School
11:00 a.m. Worship
First Kids Summer Camp
June 4 - 7, 9:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m.
(Rising 2 year olds - 2nd grade)
Registration Fee: $5 and Tuition: $60

First VBS Summer Camp
June 11 - 14, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
(Rising 2 year olds - Kindergarten & 1st Grade - 5th Grade)
Registration Fee: $5 No additional fee

Registration Deadline is May 10th

Church Report
Congratulations to Angie and David Harrison on the birth of their son,
Mack Clements Harrison, born May 1st in Concord.
Eleanor James Floyd - First Kids Scholarship, Sanctuary Beautification
Martha Best Lawson (former member) - Memorial Garden
Faith Ann Lyon - Families in Need
Jean McCombs (mother of Pam McDonald) - Backpack Program, Sanctuary Beautification
Carl Lindley Spears, Jr. - Backpack Program, Memorial Garden, Music Program,
Sanctuary Beautification
Jonathan Donald Hitt - First Kids Scholarship Fund
Sunday, April 29th: 8:45 a.m. - 48 11:00 a.m. - 153
May 2 - Spencer Hillman, Michelle Patrum, Dalton Sloop
May 3 - Susan Bethune, Bret Fortin, Harris Morrison, Julia Schneider, Samue l Schneider
May 4 - Lou Anne Clark, Lata Eapen, Rachel Vogado
May 5 - Ashley Fischer, Michael Fischer, Elizabth Maroney, Meghan Maroney, Noah White
May 6 - Lynn Neal, Taylor Rinehardt
May 7 - Ike Faust, Benjamin Rhodes
May 8 - Judy Mongold, Peg Morrison
Senior Pastor

Associate Pastor 
for Care and Mission

Associate Pastor
for Christian Formation

Director of Music and Organist
Heath Ritchie
Maintenance Superintendent

Director of First Kids

Church Hostess

Wedding Director
Contact Info
First Presbyterian Church

70 Union Street
North Concord NC 28025 

Mailing Address: 
PO Box 789 Concord NC 28026-0789

Church Office Hours: 
Monday - Thursday, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday, 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Memorial Garden:
(704) 786-8009
36 Spring Street SW
Concord NC 28025
Garden Hours: 
Tuesday - Saturday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday, 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Closed Monday