February 6, 2019
Guest Minister, Carol Hassel
Sunday, February 10th, we welcome Carol Hassel back to the pulpit. Carol is recently retired. She served at South Mecklenburg Presbyterian Church, Williams Memorial Presbyterian Church, and as chaplain at Sharon Towers, a continuing care retirement community in Charlotte. She is an active spiritual director and an Enneagram consultant.
Wednesday Night Fellowship
Join us on February 13th to listen to Jim Hood and Thad Brown (pastor and director, respectively) from Opportunity House give an update on this mission that is so important to our community. We hope to see you there! Please make your dinner reservations by noon Monday, February 11th. Menu: honey garlic chicken, fried rice, egg rolls, vegetable, fruit, dessert.
Save the Date!

Sunday, February 24th,
2:30 - 4:00 p.m. in Davis Hall
We need your support to reach our goal
to package 10,000+ meals.
Recommendations for Church Officers
   The congregation is invited to make recommendations of church members to serve a 3-year term on the Session or Board of Deacons, beginning in June.  
   For BOARD OF DEACONS candidates, think of members who have gifts for congregational care and passion for community outreach. Alongside the pastors, deacons are spiritual leaders who provide spiritual care and other support to the people of our congregation. They organize and carry out mission work in the community and beyond. They welcome and greet visitors, assist in worship and help to assimilate new members in the church. Deacons also organize fellowship activities in the congregation.
   For SESSION candidates, think of members who are committed disciples of Jesus Christ and possess the wisdom and discernment to follow the lead of the Holy Spirit. Elders on the Session oversee all work of the church, including administrative, budgetary and personnel matters; building and grounds maintenance; worship, music and sacraments; Christian education programs; stewardship and giving; and many other issues related to our mission and ministries. Working hand in hand with the “teaching elders” (i.e., ministers of word and sacrament), ruling elders make decisions that seek to follow the will of God in all of these matters. In accordance with the Book of Order, the Session also has oversight over the work of the Board of Deacons.
   The Congregational Nominating Committee will meet on February 26th to consider names for nominees for the Classes of 2022. Please email your suggestions to Deborah Mesimer by Thursday, February 21st.
  Current Deacons
  • Class of 2019 - Hillman Brown, Harold Cline, Mary Beth Eubanks, Ashley Fischer, Timbs Fulghum, Thomas Moore, Amy Woolwine
  • Class of 2020 - Nicki Bryant, Chip Clark, Matt Dugan, Davilla Gilbert, Janna Mitchell, Jerry Otteni, Valerie Thomas
  • Class of 2021 - Ron Barus, Susan Brooks, Brooks Fulton, Mary Garrison, Margaret Hillman, Anne Morrison
Current Elders
  • Class of 2019 - Gina Goff, Caroline Hedgecock, Margaret Irvin, Betsy Liles, Judy Mongold, William Niblock, Pat Wannamaker
  • Class of 2020 - John Bishop, Pat Chaffin, Arabella Malone-Trahey, Todd Phillips, Jane Spainhour, Kay Wall, Nathan Woolwine
  • Class of 2021 - Evelyn Barrier, Holly Cagle, Wade Holland, Carol Hovey, Jeff Monroe, Chrissy Rotan, Dave Sheridan
Experiencing Loss? Dealing with Grief?
There are more than 40 losses which can produce the emotions we call grief…death, divorce, the end of a relationship, loss of a pet, loss of health, financial changes, moving and many others. Beginning February 19th , Louanne Stanton, a certified grief counselor with Reflections Grief Recovery, Inc. will offer an eight week series in the Commons , LOSS 101, will provide the tools to understand grief in our society, grief in ourselves, and actions to take to feel better. The classes will meet weekly on Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m. or 1:00 p.m. For more information log on to or call Louanne directly at 980-521-4661.
Sign-up Links
Wednesday Night Fellowship
Wednesday, February 13th
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, February 10, 2019
Rev. Carol Hassell preaching
Sunday, February 10
9:45 a.m. Sunday School
11:00 a.m. Worship
12:30 p.m. Haiti Mission Team Meeting
3:00 p.m. Children's Choir
4:30 p.m. Circle 5
Monday, February 11
9:00 a.m. First Kids Preschool
9:30 a.m. Garden Council Meeting
11:00 a.m. Circle 4
11:30 a.m. AA
7:00 p.m. Boy Scout District Roundtable
Tuesday, February 12
9:00 a.m. First Kids
10:00 a.m. Adult Literacy Tutoring
7:00 p.m. Session
Wednesday, February 13
7:30 a.m. Men's Bible Study
9:00 a.m. First Kids
2:00 p.m. Staff Meeting
4:30 p.m. Interim Senior Pastor Search Com.
6:00 p.m. Fellowship Supper
6:30 p.m. Sanctuary Choir
Thursday, February 14
9:00 a.m. First Kids Preschool
7:00 p.m. Boy Scouts Troop 3
Friday, February 15
9:00 a.m. First Kids Preschool
9:30 a.m. Adult Literacy Tutoring
Sunday, February 17
9:45 a.m. Sunday School
9:45 a.m. Confirmation Class
11:00 a.m. Worship
3:00 p.m. Children's Choir
4:00 p.m. Youth Choir
5:00 p.m. Middle School Youth Fellowship
6:00 p.m. All Youth Supper
6:30 p.m. High School Youth Fellowship
Church Report
Lanie Edmunds Davis (mother of Jim Davis) - Families in Need
Feb 06 - Will Henderson, Katharine Morrison
Feb 07 - Laura Andrews, Alex Bethune, Robert Connelly, Mary Margaret Hester
Feb 08 - Bill Patten, Carol Sikes
Feb 09 - John Benbow, Teddy Peterson
Feb 11 - Nicole Lisk, Beth McLester, Grace Watson
Feb 12 - Alex Blackman, Bill Cannon, Debbie Plyler
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