December 5, 2018
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.
Candlelight Christmas Pageant
Join us on Sunday, December 16th, at 5:00 p.m., as our youth present the birth narrative of Jesus in the form of a Christmas pageant, joined by our four-year old children as Christmas angels. 
** As a special addition to this year's pageant, the youth will invite kindergarteners through 5th graders to join in the pageant as animals in the manger. No advance preparation is necessary -- parents of children who would like to participate can simply pick up a costume and put it on your child when you arrive. Children will be invited up when the time is right. 
** To help our community, we will also be sharing the "Gift Offering" again this year, so please come with a canned food item to donate to our local food pantry.  Because we are an Earth-Care Congregation, this year we invite you not to wrap your cans in tissue paper, so we can be good stewards of this earth.
** Following the pageant, we will once again bear witness to the coming birth of Christ with a candlelight singing of "Silent Night" on the front steps of the sanctuary. Please come and worship with us!

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.
2018 Contributions and Stock Transfer
Please remember that year-end contributions must be received in the church office by noon on December 31st, or placed in the offering plate on Sunday, December 30th. For stock transfers, please notify Deborah Mesimer so that the proceeds can be applied to the correct account in a timely manner.
Piedmont Choral Society Christmas Concert
Friday, December 7th, 7:00 p.m. & Sunday, December 9th, 3:00 p.m.
Forest Hill United Methodist Church
265 Union Street North, Concord
Joseph D. Judge - Director
Dr. Don Simmons - Accompanist
50+ voice Community Choir with professional orchestra
Glorious arrangements of familiar carols and seasonal favorites
Sign-up Links
The Longest Night Service
Wednesday, December 12th
6:00 p.m., Davis Hall
Reservations due by December 10th
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Sunday, December 9, 2018
Service of Lessons and Carols

In case of inclement weather, please be sure to check the website for updates.

If you requested 2019 offering envelopes, you may pick up your envelopes
in the narthex beginning this Sunday .
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
Monday, December 10
9:00 a.m. First Kids Preschool
10:00 a.m. Academic Learning Center Mtg
11:00 a.m. Circle 4
11:30 a.m. AA
7:00 p.m. Boy Scout District Steering Com.
Tuesday, December 11
9:00 a.m. First Kids Preschool
Wednesday, December 12
7:30 a.m. Men's Bible Study
9:00 a.m. First Kids Preschool
12:00 p.m. Staff Luncheon
4:30 p.m. Interim Senior Pastor Search Com.
6:00 p.m. Fellowship Supper
6:30 p.m. Longest Night Service
7:30 p.m. Sanctuary Choir
Thursday, December 13
9:00 a.m. First Kids Preschool
10:00 a.m. Knitting Group
7:00 p.m. Boy Scout Troop 3
Friday, December 14
9:00 a.m. First Kids Preschool
Sunday, December 16
9:45 a.m. Sunday School
11:00 a.m. Worship
3:00 p.m. Children's Choir
4:00 p.m. Combined Youth Choir
5:00 p.m. Candlelight Christmas Pageant
6:00 p.m. Youth Fellowship End-of-year Party
Church Report
Rebekah "Becky" Little Ewart - Families in Need
Philip Lance Van Every Foil - Families in Need
Martin B. Foil, Jr. - Families in Need
Dec 04 - Brad Hinson, Emily Johnson, Natalie Schmidt, Jackson Williams
Dec 05 - Connie Bixler, Collier Leatherman, Doug Phillips
Dec 07 - Alice Grant, Mary-Creighton Hinson, Claude Little, Carlos Lopez
Dec 08 - Anna Ritchie
Dec 10 - Riley Olson
Dec 11 - Norman Beam, Caroline Fisher, Garrett Perdue
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