January 15, 2019
Wednesday Night Fellowship
On January 23rd we invite you to join us at 6:00 p.m. for dinner and a brief program led by Eric Sanburg. Eric was involved in installing the Red Community Pantry at Trinity United Church of Christ, and he will share how we can support this important ministry. We hope to see you there! Please make your dinner reservations by noon Monday, January 21st.
Menu: chicken pot pie, orzo, vegetable, fruit, salad, dessert.
Confirmation for 8th Grade Students
A Confirmation informational meeting for all 8th graders and their parents will be held on February 3rd, during the Sunday school hour (9:45-10:45) in the Library Conference room of the Education Building. This meeting will be a time to learn about the Confirmation journey at FPC and to ask questions. Families with 8th grade students can look for a more detailed letter next week with information about Confirmation. Mark your calendars and come join us! If you know you will be unable to attend, but would like your child to go through Confirmation, please contact Rachel as soon as possible. 
Girl Scouts
Girl Scout Troop 334 recently enjoyed a terrarium and succulent class with Exceptional Terrarium's Linda Barnett. If you are a 6th-12th grade girl, and are interested in learning more about Girl Scouts, please contact Rene Prager ( or Kirby Sheridan ( We are planning some fun things for the spring and would love to add new members!
Opportunity House Needs Women's Undergarments

Now in existence for almost ten years, Opportunity House offers support for the disadvantaged in our community. In order to meet our mission, we rely on the generosity of individuals, churches, and businesses alike. Without the support of community-minded individuals like yourselves, we would not be able to continue our work serving the homeless, the unemployed, and the under-employed in our community each year.

Currently, Opportunity House is in need of women’s underwear, in all sizes. If you wish to help, the need is for sizes 5, 6, and 7 in bikini style, and for sizes 8, 9, 10, 11, and 12 in brief style, both styles in any fabric and any color. If you drop your items off in Fellowship House we will see that they get delivered. 
Thanks to all the members of First Presbyterian Church for your continuing support of Opportunity House.
Sign-up Links
Wednesday Night Fellowship
Wednesday, January 23rd
6:00 p.m., Davis Hall
Lay Liturgists
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read scripture in worship on Sundays.

Sanctuary Flowers
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sanctuary flowers,  please click here
to sign-up for one or more Sundays
during the year.
Shepherd for Sunday School
Please help us fill the Spring calendar!
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
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about all events related to youth who are in 6th-12 grade.
Sunday, January 20, 2019
Rev. Rachel Vogado
John 2:1-11
Sunday, January 20
9:45 a.m. Sunday School
11:00 a.m. Worship
1:00 p.m. Combined Youth Fellowship
3:00 p.m. Children's Choir
4:00 p.m. Youth Choir
Monday, January 21 - Martin Luther King Day
Church Office and First Kids Closed
11:30 a.m. AA
2:30 p.m. Red Cross Blood Drive
Tuesday, January 22
First Kids Closed (Teacher Workday)
11:45 a.m. Lunch Bunch
Wednesday, January 23
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. Fellowship Supper
6:30 p.m. Sanctuary Choir
Thursday, January 24
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, January 25
9:00 a.m. First Kids Preschool
Sunday, January 27
9:45 a.m. Sunday School
11:00 a.m. Worship
3:00 p.m. Children's Choir
4:00 p.m. Youth Choir
5:00 p.m. Combined Youth Fellowship with Dinner
Red Cross Cabarrus VIP Blood Drive
Monday, January 21st, Davis Hall
2:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Visit and enter: Cabarrus VIP to schedule an appointment.
Church Report
The sympathy and condolences of the congregation are extended to the following:
  • Jim Davis on the death of his mother, Lanie Davis, January 6, 2019, in Winchester, OH
  • Family of Bette Baker, who passed away on January 10, 2019
Jan 16 - Sarah Aldridge, Lillian Youngblood
Jan 17 - Mike Ellis, Kelly Gilbert
Jan 18 - Tricia Iglehardt, Andrew Phillips, David Rhodes, Georgia Trabucco, Carol Vuchnich
Jan 19 - John Bishop, Doreen Devore, Julia Patrum, Pat Waters
Jan 20 - Jerry Dyer, Bill Morrison,
Jan 22 - Kevin Carlough, Donna Knorr
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