March 27, 2019
Guest Preacher, Rev. Dee Smart
This Sunday, March 31st, we welcome the Rev. Dee Smart to the pulpit. Dee has been a practicing orthodontist in the Charlotte area for over 22 years. She is married to Carl Smart and they have three adult children. Dee's faith has been the grounding force in her life. After serving as the youth ministry leader for many years at Matthews-Murkland Presbyterian Church, she was called to seminary in 2005 and completed in 2011 at Union Presbyterian Seminary. She was ordained as a teaching elder by the Presbyterian Church, USA in 2012 and installed to the validated ministry of In Christ Supporting Ministries.
Bring Donations for Church Street Market Tuesday!
Thank you to everyone who has already donated wonderful items for the Church Street Market sale! The next collection date is Tuesday, April 2nd, 1:00-4:00 p.m., in room 306 of the Will Young Building. Things needed include home and seasonal decor, linens, vintage items, artwork, children's clothing and adult jackets, like new shoes, purses and bags, jewelry, and household items. We do want furniture but ask that you keep it until September as we do not have a place to store it. The May collection will be Tuesday, May 7, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. The sale will be held on Saturday, October 5, with proceeds going to the Haiti mission project and The Commons prayer room.
Wednesday Night Fellowship
Join us on April 3rd for a presentation about a prenatal program that was started at our partner ministry, OFCB, in Bayonnais, Haiti. We will also be holding a child sponsorship drive in conjunction with this presentation. We hope to see you there!  Please make your dinner reservations by noon, Monday, April 1st. Menu: spaghetti, fruit, salad, dessert
The Commons

Drop in Open House for our "near neighbors"
Sunday, April 7th, 12:00 - 3:00 p.m.

If you have friends who attend Central United Methodist,
Trinity UCC, St. James Lutheran, Forest Hill United Methodist
or Grace Lutheran, please invite them and
help us spread the word of our new outreach ministry.  
Tuesday Lunch Bunch
Join us on April 9th for a delicious lunch and a surprise program designed for the season of Lent presented by Lynne Keel. Please make your lunch reservations by noon Monday, April 8th.
Change in Meeting Location for Lenten Lunch Series on April 4th
On THURSDAY, APRIL 4TH , the Lenten Lunch Book Series will meet for lunch in the Fellowship House instead of Davis Hall.
April 7th is Youth Sunday
Come ready to be inspired as our middle and high school youth lead worship on Sunday, April 7th. They have been hard at work planning, visioning and creatively preparing for worship. You won't want to miss it!
First Kids and First VBS Summer Camp
First Kids Summer Camp ($65 per week)
Week 1 June 3 - 6, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Week 2 June 10 -13, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
(Rising 2 year olds - 2nd grade)

First VBS Summer Camp (Free)
June 17 - 20, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
(Rising 2 year olds - Kindergarten & 1st Grade - 5th Grade)

Join us as we go To Mars and Beyond where kids will discover the wonders of God's universe through art, music, science, story time, mission, outdoor fun and more. Campers will become voyagers on a journey through space, exploring where God's power can take them. "Glory to God, who is able to do far beyond all that we could ask or imagine by God's power at work within us." Ephesians 3:20
Sign-up Links
Wednesday Night Fellowship
Wednesday, April 3rd
6:00 p.m., Davis Hall
Circle 3 Lunch
Tuesday, April 2nd
11:45 a.m., Davis Hall
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
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
Sign up here to receive the Youth Newsletter for detailed information
about all events related to youth who are in 6th-12 grade.

Do you have a love of cooking and feeding hungry youth? Each Sunday, our Middle and High School youth gather around a meal together for shared fellowship and fun. We need your help to fill the meal calendar to feed the youth on Sunday night. Please consider signing up with a friend for a Sunday night or two. The youth's stomachs thank you! Rachel will send out meal specifications, including allergy needs, etc. Sign up here! 
Sunday, March 31, 2019
Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32
"Radical Grace "
Rev. Dee Smart preaching

A congregational meeting will be held during worship for the purpose of electing
members of the Session and the Board of Deacons to the classes of 2022.
Sunday, March 31
9:45 a.m. Sunday School
9:45 a.m. Confirmation Class
11:00 a.m. Worship
12:15 p.m. PW Spiritual Nurture
3:00 p.m. Children's Choir
4:00 p.m. Youth Choir
5:00 p.m. Combined Youth Fellowship
Monday, April 1
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, April 2
9:00 a.m. First Kids Preschool
9:30 a.m. Adult Literacy Tutoring
11:45 a.m. Circle 3
7:00 p.m. Board of Deacons
Wednesday, April 3
7:30 a.m. Men's Bible Study
9:00 a.m. First Kids Preschool
9:00 a.m. Book Club
4:30 p.m. Interim Pastor Search Committee
6:00 p.m. Fellowship Supper
7:30 p.m. Sanctuary Choir
Thursday, April 4
9:00 a.m. First Kids Preschool
12:00 p.m. Lenten Lunch Series
7:00 p.m. Boy Scouts Troop 3
Friday, April 5
9:00 a.m. First Kids Preschool
9:30 a.m. Adult Literacy Tutoring
Saturday, April 6
9:00 a.m. Confirmation Class Retreat
1:00 p.m. Youth Sunday Rehearsal
Sunday, April 7 (Youth Sunday)
9:45 a.m. Sunday School
9:45 a.m. Confirmation Class
11:00 a.m. Worship
12:00 p.m. Officer Training
12:00 p.m. The Commons Open House
3:00 p.m. Children's Choir
4:00 p.m. Youth Choir
Church Report
Mar 27 - Jean Henderson, George Mongold, Findley Moore, Kate Prager
Mar 28 - Kathryn Byrd, Pierson Davis, Ginny Moore
Mar 29 - Sara Wilder Bryant, Allen Dobson, Candy Ellis, Ray Morgan
Mar 30 - David Harrison, Mitzie Moore
Mar 31 - Pamela Dennis, Gina Goff
Apr 01 - Pam McDonald, Michael Rohrer
Apr 02 - Jonathan Ewart
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 - 5:00 pm
Sunday, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Closed Monday