November 28, 2018
Gracious Greens Fall Harvest
Although this has not been the best fall for gardening, our Gracious Greens project is producing again. We are using the sign-up genius to notify the faithful of scheduled days Sometimes these must be changed because of weather conditions, but you will be notified of this when necessary.  If you are interested in helping, and are not presently on the list, please let the church office know. On November 19th, we harvested 169 lbs of greens and have harvested and distributed close to 8,104 lbs of greens with the nine gardens we planted! The greens are distributed to at least five different food distribution sites and reach many folks who appreciate fresh produce. Come join the team and enjoy the fellowship while making a significant contribution.
The Commons (Community Prayer Room)
Join us Sunday immediately following worship if you’d like to volunteer in The Commons. Volunteering can involve opening, closing or spending a few hours during the day as a resource person. That has the added benefit of peaceful time in the space! We are welcoming volunteers from other churches as well, so connect us if you know someone who would be interested. Call Carrie (704-467-0962)
Revised hours:
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: Open for Scheduled Groups
Wednesday: 10:00 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Thursday - Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Sunday mornings for FPC
Guest Preacher, Grady Moseley
On Sunday, December 2nd, we welcome Grady Moseley back to the pulpit. Grady has served churches in North Carolina and West Virginia and has most recently served as Interim Pastor for Mallard Creek.
Children's Choir Christmas Showcase
Come out for a wonderful evening of dining and entertainment on December 5th at
6:00 p.m. in Davis Hall. The Children's Choir, directed by Jacquie Yost, will present a short program of upbeat Christmas songs that will surely lift your spirits. Because this is a Wednesday night dinner event, please make your dinner reservations by noon Monday, December 3rd. Menu: spaghetti, salad, fruit, and dessert.
Service of Lessons and Carols
On Sunday, December 9th, the Sanctuary Choir along with twelve instrumentalists from the Charlotte Symphony will present a program of Lessons and Carols during the 11:00 a.m. worship service. You will not want to miss this event with beloved arrangements of Christmas carols by David Wilcox and John Rutter as well as our annual singing of the Handel's Hallelujah Chorus. Please invite your friends and family to share in this wonderful observance of Christmas.
The Longest Night Service
Please join us on Wednesday, December 12th for a service of healing and wholeness for those who are experiencing grief or loss during the holidays. We will gather in Davis Hall for dinner at 6:00 p.m. Then we will move to the Chapel
of the Fellowship House for a brief time of worship. Please make your dinner reservations by Monday, December 10th. Menu: Asiago chicken, orzo, vegetable, fruit, salad, and dessert.
Calling All Angels
Do you have a four-year-old child who would like to be an angel in this year's Christmas Pageant? As part of the joyful tradition of our church, our four-year-olds portray the heavenly multitude of angels in the Christmas pageant. The pageant will be held on Sunday, December 16, 2018, at 5:00 p.m. We would like the angels to gather with a parent at 4:15 p.m. in Davis Hall in the Will Young Building to get into their costumes. If you have a four-year-old who would like to be in this year's Pageant, please contact Rachel Vogado or the church office by December 12th so your child's name can be included in the bulletin.
Poinsettia Orders
To order poinsettias in memory or in honor of a loved one, please click here. There are are also paper order forms available in the narthex and the lobby of the Fellowship House. All orders must be received by the church no later than December 5th.
Sign-up Links
Children's Choir Christmas Showcase
Wednesday, December 5th
6:00 p.m., Davis Hall
Reservations due by December 3rd
The Longest Night Service
Wednesday, December 12th
6:00 p.m., Davis Hall
Reservations due by December 10th
PW Circle 3
Tuesday, December 4th
11:45 a.m., Davis Hall
Reservations due by December 3rd
Lay Liturgists
Sign up here to be a lay liturgist to
read scripture in worship on Sundays.

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.
Shepherd for Sunday School
Sign up here to be a Shepherd in our Elementary and Middle School Sunday School.
A Shepherd helps 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.  
Youth Newsletter
Sign up here to receive the Youth Newsletter for detailed information
about all events related to youth who are in 6th-12 grade.
Sunday, December 2, 2018
Rev. Grady Moseley

Join us this afternoon at 3:30 p.m. for a holiday event on the front lawn of the Fellowship House.
There will be outdoor ornament projects for the kids, carol singing, holiday refreshments,
and the lighting of our outdoor Christmas Tree.
Sunday, December 2
9:45 a.m. Sunday School
11:00 a.m. Worship
3:00 p.m. Children's Choir
3:30 p.m. Christmas Lighting and Caroling
4:00 p.m. Combined Youth Choir
4:30 p.m. Adult Study Group
Monday, December 3
9:00 a.m. First Kids Preschool
11:30 a.m. AA
6:30 p.m. Circle 1
7:00 p.m. Boy Scout District Steering Com.
Tuesday, December 4
9:00 a.m. First Kids Preschool
11:45 a.m. Circle 3
3:00 p.m. Finance Insurance Com.
3:00 p.m. Communion at Taylor Glen
7:00 p.m. Board of Deacons
Wednesday, December 5
7:30 a.m. Men's Bible Study
9:00 a.m. First Kids Preschool
4:30 p.m. Interim Senior Pastor Search Com.
6:00 p.m. Children's Choir Christmas Showcase
7:30 p.m. Sanctuary Choir
Thursday, December 6
9:00 a.m. First Kids Preschool
5:00 p.m. Girl Scouts 334 - Cadette, Senior, Ambassador
7:00 p.m. Boy Scout Troop 3
Friday, December 7
9:00 a.m. First Kids Preschool (Early Dismissal)
12:00 p.m. First Kids Staff Luncheon
Saturday, December 8
9:00 a.m. Sanctuary Choir & Orchestra Rehearsal
Sunday, December 9
9:45 a.m. Sunday School
11:00 a.m. Service of Lessons and Carols
3:00 p.m. Children's Choir
4:00 p.m. Combined Youth Choir
5:00 p.m. Combined Youth Fellowship
Church Report
Nov 28 - Daniel Steel
Nov 29 - Caswell Turner
Nov 30 - Trisha Austin, Brian Moore, Ethan Olson, Grace Olson
Dec 01 - Andrew Garrison, Betty Hill, Susan Rankin
Dec 02 - Jane Spainhour
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
The Commons Prayer Room Hours:
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: Open for Scheduled Groups
Wednesday: 10:00 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Thursday - Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Sunday mornings for FPC

Memorial Garden:
(704) 786-8009
36 Spring Street SW
Concord NC 28025
Garden Hours: 
Tuesday - Saturday, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sunday, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Closed Monday