September 19, 2018
Guest Preacher, Larry Lyon
This Sunday, September 23rd, we welcome Rev. Larry Lyon to the pulpit. Honorably retired as a PCUSA pastor, Larry now serves as the part-time staff associate for senior adult ministries at Davidson College Presbyterian Church. He served as solo pastor of Rumple Memorial Presbyterian in Blowing Rock from 1998-2006, and as senior pastor of West End Presbyterian Church in West End from 2006-2015. He had a first career in newspaper journalism. He and his wife Martha live in Cornelius. .  
First Communion "Lunch and Learn" Rescheduled
Look for a new date in the spring for the Communion Lunch and Learn for elementary-aged children and their parents.
Wednesday Night Fellowship
We had a great discussion about Prayer last week! Please join us on Wednesday, September 26th, for a delicious meal and our intergenerational series on Faith Practices. This week, we will hear from Sara Miles about Food and “eating with Jesus.” Please sign up online or in the church office by noon Monday, September 24th. Menu: bean pot, rice, vegetable, fruit, salad, dessert.
Do you have a youth (6th-12th grade) who would like to get connected to First Youth Fellowship? Come join us on Sunday evening as we play, connect, learn, grow, and build community together. This week we will have our regular schedule: Middle School Youth 5:00-6:00 p.m., all youth dinner from 6:00-6:30 p.m., High School Youth is from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Middle School choir meets from 4:00-5:00 p.m. and High School choir meets from 5-6 p.m. Come join the fun!
Sign up here to receive the Youth Newsletter to receive detailed information about all events related to youth who are in 6th-12 grade.
Girl Scouts
Girl Scout Troop 334 will NOT meet on Thursday, Sept 20th. Any girls in our church family or community, grades K-12th, who are interested in Girl Scouting, should e-mail Rene Prager ( or Kirby Sheridan (
Montreat College Conference
Hey College Students, if you are looking for a retreat away and a space to connect with other college students and young adults, all while exploring your faith and issues that matter, then this is the conference for you! The theme this year is "Compassionate Community" with many great speakers and conversation leaders. Contact Rachel Vogado if you are interested in going.
The conference is January 2-5, 2019 in Montreat, NC. 
Deadline to sign up is October 1st with a $50 deposit.  Total cost for the trip is $150 which includes conference fees, lodging, and meals. 
Calling all Shepherds!
Are you looking for a way to help support the wonderful programs for our children and youth here at FPC? Help us as we learn! Sign up  here  to help support the great work of our Sunday School teachers and be a Shepherd in our Elementary and Middle School Sunday School classrooms. By serving as a Shepherd, you are helping our teachers by being another adult in the room, to make sure that we have a safe classroom, and to fulfill the requirements of our Child and Youth Protection Policy. If you have questions about what it means to be a Shepherd, please reach out to one of the members of the Christian Education Committee or Rachel Vogado.
Dedication Sunday, October 21st
Save the date for a Sunday morning celebration to rededicate our sanctuary as well as celebrate all of the new things God is doing in our midst! In addition to special music and elements of worship, we will have a church picnic on the grounds immediately following worship. Look for more details coming soon!
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Wednesday Night Fellowship
September 26th
6:00 p.m., Davis Hall
Youth Newsletter
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about all events related to youth who are in 6th-12 grade.
Sunday, September 23rd
Isaiah 40: 21-31
Rev. Larry Lyon, preaching
Sunday, September 23
9:45 a.m. Sunday School
11:00 a.m. Worship
3:00 p.m. Children' Choir (K-5th grade)
4:00 p.m. Youth Choir
5:00 p.m. Middle School Youth Fellowship
6:00 p.m. All Youth Supper
6:30 p.m. High School Youth Fellowship
Monday, September 24
9:00 a.m. First Kids Preschool
11:30 a.m. AA
Tuesday, September 25
9:00 a.m. First Kids Preschool
Wednesday, September 26
9:00 a.m. First Kids Preschool
12:00 Cabarrus Wellness Coalition
6:00 p.m. Fellowship Dinner
6:30 p.m. Program
7:30 p.m. Sanctuary Choir
Thursday, September 27
9:00 a.m. First Kids Preschool
6:30 p.m. Boy Scout Advancement Boards of Review
7:00 p.m. Boy Scouts Troop 3
Friday, September 28
First Kids Preschool Closed (Teacher Workday)
Sunday, September 30
9:45 a.m. Sunday School
11:00 a.m. Worship
12:30 p.m. Combined Youth Fellowship (Moe's)
1:30 p.m. Combined Youth Choir
3:00 p.m. Children' Choir (K-5th grade)
Church Report
Sep 19 - Matt Beam, Lawrence Morrison
Sep 20 - Bethany Beaver, Price Rinker
Sep 21 - Ernie Beall, Grant Conversano, Danny Meendering, Ella Mitchell, Amanda Williamson
Sep 22 - Earl Myers, Beth Younce
Sep 23 - Layne Cuthbertson, Kevin Garrison, Lina Gibson, Betsy Liles, Mary Margaret Underwood
Sep 24 - James Hedgpeth, Rebecca Iglehart, Mac Shelley
Sep 25 - William Austin, Richard Canter, Mike Coltrane, Judy Gray, Jennings Hough
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, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Closed Friday
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