August 28, 2019
Rally Day
Mark your calendars for Rally Day on September 8th! Come celebrate with your church family as we kick off the Fall season! As our Fall programming returns, all ages are invited to gather over a delicious breakfast at 9:45 a.m. in Davis Hall to learn about all the educational and faith building opportunities you can experience during the Sunday School hour. The celebration will continue as we worship together at 11:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary. As we fellowship, we will look forward to the ways that we will faithfully live, serve, worship, and learn as neighbors together.
First Youth Fellowship Kickoff
All youth (6th-12th grade) and their parents or caregivers are invited to First Youth Fellowship on September 8, 5-7 p.m. Come to Davis Hall ready to play, engage, and connect as we learn what this year has in store for us. During this combined time, we will share a meal together and jump into Youth Fellowship! Along with fun, this will be a time where we fill out required forms (bring your insurance card) for Youth Fellowship. At least one parent or caregiver MUST accompany your youth. Have questions? Contact Rachel! 

Also, to get a head start on staying in the Youth News loop, parents and youth can sign up here to receive the Youth Newsletter for detailed information about all events related to youth fellowship.
First Presbyterian's Cub Scout Pack 3 Open House
Pack 3, First Presbyterian's Cub Scout Pack, has been re-established and will be hosting an open house on Tuesday, September 3rd.

Pack 3 will be re-starting with Lion and Tiger Cub dens. As such, rising kindergarten and first-graders and their parents are invited to join our Pack 3 Leaders and Scouts at 6 p.m. in the Youth Room (Third Floor of the Will Young Building) to talk about this year's Cub Scouting program.

This program is open to member and non-member families, so please spread the word! Contact Chip Clark with any questions (704-791-2511).
Discipleship Opportunities
God gives us many gifts and as a church we joyfully work together to worship, learn, and grow. There are many ways in which you can join in the work that Jesus Christ is doing here with us. We need your help, and we hope that you will joyfully and prayerfully consider joining in the work of God's church.
Help us as we worship! Sign up here to be a lay reader to share God's word with us in worship as you read scripture on Sundays. Materials and information will be sent to you for the week that you sign up.
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, Middle School, and High School Sunday School classrooms.
Thank you for sharing your gifts with the church!
Wednesday Night Fellowship
Join us on September 11th as we kickoff our Wednesday Night Fellowship. This fall we will gather for
food, fellowship, and fun! We will dine on some of Jayne's greatest hits as well as deepen our walk of faith together. Menu: meat loaf, mashed potatoes, green beans, fruit, salad, dessert. Be sure to make a reservation with the church office by September 9th .
S & D Sunday School Class
Members of the S & D Sunday School Class gathered in August for their annual summer outing. This year, class members enjoyed dinner and fellowship at Mama T's in historic Gold Hill. The S & D class meets weekly in the Fellowship House during the Sunday School hour throughout the year, and at 9 a.m. during the summer. If you are in town this Sunday, Sept 1, please join us for a lesson led by Buddy DeLizza.  
Support the Mission of Habitat
Habitat for Humanity Cabarrus County invites you to join us for a complimentary breakfast as we reflect on how HOME IS THE KEY TO EVERYTHING in our community.
Tuesday, September 17, 2019 - registration: 7:30 a.m. Breakfast: 8:00-9:00 a.m.
Bethel Enrichment Cente r
2474 Dale Earnhardt Blvd
Kannapolis, NC 28083
RSVP by September 6 by calling 704-786-4001 and mention Peter Chikes or call the church office, 704-788-2100, and Peter Chikes will add your name to his list.
Tuesday Lunch Bunch
Come have lunch on September 17th and hear from our new Interim Pastor, Rev. Dr. Scott Kenefake, about the work of transitional ministry. Remember to make your lunch reservations by noon Monday, September 16th.
Race Together - Uncover-Reflect-Unite
Free - 4 Part Weekly Series to Discover More about Race in the U.S.
Thursday Evenings 6:30-8:30 p.m. September 19th - October 10th, 2019
Location: Community Room @ All Saints Episcopal Church - 346 Country Club Drive, Concord
Details : Register
Bring Donations for Church Street Market Tuesday, September 3!
Gently used items for the church yard sale may be dropped off Tuesday, 1-4 pm, in room 306 of the Education Building. Especially needed are more art and pottery as that sold well last year. We have enough books and children’s clothes. Items will continue to be accepted each Tuesday, 1-4, through September. Continue to save the furniture you want to donate until the week of September 30. Thank you!

Journey SS Class Outing and You Are Invited
This September our own Jonathan Ewart will be directing the play, "Divorce, Southern Style" in Rock Hill, SC.

The Rock Hill Community Theater is a nonprofit providing theater experiences and education to Rock Hill and the surrounding community. They invite all interested persons to volunteer, audition, and attend.
Performances of "Divorce, Southern Style" are Friday - Sunday, September 20-22 and 27-29. Ticket prices- $10-$15 (depending upon the performance time).
Members of Journey SS class are attending the matinee on Sunday, September 22nd in Rock Hill and then having dinner in Charlotte. They invite anyone interested to please join them on the 22nd. There is a sign-up sheet on the table as you enter the Fellowship House and you can sign up to go with them until Sunday, September 15th.
Red Cross Cabarrus County VIP Blood Drive
Monday, September 16th in Davis Hall from 2:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
To schedule an appointment, visit and enter: Cabarrus VIP
Sanctuary Repairs
Over the next several weeks you may see a dumpster and some equipment on the north side of the building as some soffit work is done to the exterior side of the sanctuary.
Sign-up Links
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Sanctuary Flowers
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Youth Newsletter
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about all events related to youth who are in 6th-12th grade.
Sunday, September 1, 2019
Luke 14:1, 7-14        
Rev. Rachel Vogado preaching

Thursday, August 29
9:30 a.m. First Kids Open House
11:00 a.m. First Kids Open House
Friday, August 30
9:30 a.m. Adult Literacy Tutoring
Sunday, September 1
10:00 a.m. Summer Worship
Monday, September 2
Labor Day - office closed
11:30 a.m. AA
Tuesday, September 3
9:00 a.m. First Kids Preschool
10:00 a.m. Adult Literacy Tutoring
11:45 a.m. Circle 3
1:00 p.m. Church Street Market Drop Off
6:00 p.m. Cub Scout Open House
7:00 p.m. Boy Scouts Troop 3
Wednesday, September 4
7:30 a.m. Men's Bible Study
9:00 a.m. First Kids Preschool
7:30 p.m. Sanctuary Choir

Church Report
Worship Schedule
This Sunday, September 1, is the final Sunday for our worship service to be at 10:00 a.m.
Worship will return to 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, September 8.
August 28 - Mark Clark Sr., Susan Pless
 August 29 - Heath Hedgpeth
August 30 - Cathleen Rogers
August 31 - Randy Hardy, Thomas Niblock Jr., Chrisitne Seitz
September 1 - Leslie Burke, Ellie Sherrill
September 2 - April Cline
September 3 - Mary Bost Gray, Eric Johnson
Scott Kenefake
Interim Senior Pastor 

Associate Pastor 
for Care and Mission

Associate Pastor
for Christian Formation
Director of Music and Organist


Suzanne Russell
Church Administrator

Financial Secretary
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 Summer Hours:
Monday: Closed
Tuesday/Thursday/Friday - Open for Scheduled Groups
Wednesday: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sunday mornings for FPC

Memorial Garden:
(980) 621-0719
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