May 9, 2018
Presbyterian Women's Honorary Life Membership Recipient
Presbyterian Women have been meeting for over 200 years, with many traditions and much hard work. One of those traditions is the Honorary Life Membership award. Honorary Life Memberships are part of a custom that began in 1912, according to Horizons magazine. Here at FPC, we continue this rich tradition of honoring dedicated and faithful women who make this world a better place, not only for their own church, but also for other people. With pleasure, this year’s award was presented to a dedicated, hardworking and gracious Southern lady, Margaret “Peg” Morrison .
Peg has shown a commitment to Christ, to this church, and to all God’s children. She is very deserving of this recognition. Peg has served as moderator for the PW and as an elder for the church. She was the superintendent of Sunday School, has served on numerous committees, and has coordinated many events, including Spiced Sunday and our most recent Joy Gift Dinner. She chaired the Bicentennial Committee in 2004 and did a fabulous job creating the history wall, working to update the history room, and overseeing the publication of the history book! In honor of her faithful service to this church, she was given a pin and a certificate, and her family joined her for the PW luncheon. When you see Peg, thank her for her servant leadership and for her dedication to PW and to FPC.
Recognition of High School Seniors
This past Sunday our graduating high school seniors were recognized during the 11:00 a.m. service. Thank you to the Presbyterian Women
for hosting a reception for these students and their families during the Sunday School hour. Godspeed young Presbyterians!
(pictured left to right: Rowan Churchyard, Abigail Rohrer, Hannah Monroe, Emily Epler, Robbie Epler, Hampton Dickens, Scott Connelly)
Work Day: Saturday, June 2, 2018
Come out and help us begin our much-anticipated renovation of the sanctuary! After a complimentary breakfast is served in the Fellowship House at 8 a.m., we will move to the sanctuary to begin the process of removing the old cork flooring. Work will be completed no later than lunchtime. To let us know you will be joining us, please contact Deborah Mesimer in the church office.
2018 Habitat for Humanity Campaign Update
The 2018 Habitat for Humanity campaign is underway . Our church goal is to raise $10,000 between April 29th and May 13th to help fund the construction of Zula’s home. To date, we have received $3,376 toward this goal.
To donate, simply click on this link to give online . You can also complete a handwritten form and submit it to the church office. Please make checks payable to First Presbyterian Church and write “Habitat” on the memo line.
W. M. Irvin Elementary School Supplies Needed
Since 2015, First Presbyterian Church has partnered with W.M. Irvin Elementary school by supporting the teachers and students through test proctoring, landscaping, tutoring, and teacher appreciation breakfasts. As the school year passes, the school’s supply closet is being depleted. Teachers often purchase supplies out of their personal funds to have fully stocked classrooms. Our church has an opportunity to support teachers and students during their final quarter of school by providing donations to their school supply closet. All items listed below are indicated as high need items Please drop them off in the church office by Pentecost Sunday, May 20 th .   
Supplies Needed
Hand sanitizer, Clorox wipes, Lysol spray, Kleenex, pencils, crayons, colored pencils and markers, composition notebooks, Expo dry erase markers, whiteboard erasers, Sharpies, highlighters, glue sticks
Sign-up Links
Habitat for Humanity Campaign and Build
June 16, 2018
To donate or volunteer online,

Red Cross Cabarrus VIP Blood Drive
Monday, May 14, 2:00 p.m.
To register online, visit
and enter code: Cabarrus VIP

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.

Lay Liturgists
Sign up here to be a lay liturgist to
read scripture in worship on Sundays.

Sunday, May 13th
Acts 1:15-17, 21-26
"Is Faith Like a Box of Chocolates?"
 Rev. Dr. Peter Bynum Preaching
Fourth Grade Sunday School students will receive their Bibles at the 11:00 a.m. service
S unday, May 13 - Mother's Day
8:45 a.m. Worship
9:45 a.m. Sunday School
11:00 a.m. Worship
Monday, May 14
9:00 a.m. First Kids Preschool
11:00 a.m. Circle 4
11:30 a.m. AA
2:30 p.m. Red Cross Blood Drive
7:00 p.m. Boy Scout District Roundtable
Tuesday, May 15
9:00 a.m. First Kids Preschool
Wednesday, May 16
9:00 a.m. First Kids Preschool
2:00 p.m. Staff Meeting
6:30 p.m. Sanctuary Choir Concert-Taylor Glen
Thursday, May 17
9:00 a.m. First Kids Preschool
5:00 p.m. Girl Scout 334 - Cadette, Senior, Ambassador
5:00 p.m. Girl Scouts - Daisy and Brownie
5:00 p.m. Girl Scout Junior 3142
7:00 p.m. Boy Scout Troop 3
Friday, May 18
9:00 a.m. First Kids Preschool
Sunday, May 20
8:45 a.m. Worship
9:45 a.m. Sunday School
11:00 a.m. Worship
4:00 p.m. Girl Scout Cab 2 Service Unit
TBA-Youth Fellowship End-of-Year Celebration
First Kids Summer Camp
June 4 - 7, 9:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m.
(Rising 2 year olds - 2nd grade)
Registration Fee: $5 and Tuition: $60

First VBS Summer Camp
June 11 - 14, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
(Rising 2 year olds - Kindergarten & 1st Grade - 5th Grade)
Registration Fee: $5 No additional fee

Registration Deadline is May 10th

Church Report
Congratulations to Sara and Josh Hyatt on the birth of their son, Daniel Thomas Hyatt,
on May 1, 2018 in Raleigh, NC. Grandparents are Sally and Bill Cochran.
Sunday, May 6th: 8:45 a.m. - 61 11:00 a.m. - 183
May 9 - Helen Gould, Porter Koch, Kathy Maroney, Lori Plyler, Jill Rauso, Chrissy Rotan
May10 - Meredith Myers, Jerry Otteni
May 11 - Amanda King
May 12 - Emily Epler, Kate Morrison, Brenda Todd
May 13 - Kevin Finney, Lynne Keel
May 14 - Holt Morrison
May 15 - Timmy Jones, Joe Mitchell, Lauren Paul
Senior Pastor

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, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday, 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Memorial Garden:
(704) 786-8009
36 Spring Street SW
Concord NC 28025
Garden Hours: 
Tuesday - Saturday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday, 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Closed Monday