June 20, 2018
Gracious Greens Garden Project
It’s that time again and we need your input. The Gracious Greens Garden is one of our church’s most generous contributions toward addressing the problem of hunger in our community. Out of our five (5) previous gardens, we have harvested and donated almost four (4) tons of greens! That's the good news. The more difficult news is that we are now having difficulty finding volunteers to keep this good program going. We pray that many of you can rethink your busy schedules and find a few hours to give to this ministry. You will not be sorry! Working outside with fellow church members will have benefits in your life that will surprise you.
If you are interested in hearing more about this life-giving mission, please come to a “re-grouping” meeting at 6:30 PM on Wed. June 27 at 2269 Irish Potato Road (the home of Corky and Mary Ann Johnson). A light supper will be served. To sign up for supper, please click here.
At the meeting, we will hear from Elizabeth Anne Dover, who has once again offered her farming skills and acumen to the garden. We will also discuss ways to structure the project around busy work and family schedules. 
OFCB Night at The Knights
The Charlotte Knights will be continuing the tradition of OFCB Night at The Knights in their beautiful uptown stadium. Join us on Saturday, August 18th at 7:05 to support the Bethesda medical clinic in Bayonnais, Haiti as the Knights take on the Louisville Bats. Our seats are in the shade in sections 102 and 103. The $21 ticket price includes a $4 donation to the OFCB medical clinic.   We hope to see you at the game!
To sign up, click here or you can call the church office to sign up. Make your check payable to First Presbyterian Church and put "OFCB Knights Game" in the memo line. The deadline to purchase tickets is July 12th.
The Joy of Giving
Prior to Wills Emphasis Sunday, May 6th, a letter was sent to our congregation by the First Presbyterian Church Foundation and the Stewardship Committee. The letter encouraged our church family to place a gift for our church in each family's estate plans. Included in the letter was a postage paid return post card asking that you share your intentions with the church. If you have not done so and wish to do so, please return these cards at your earliest convenience. Our church will certainly benefit from these kind gifts.
First Summer VBS Camp
For the last two weeks the church has been buzzing with energy and joy as kids and volunteers experienced our first ever "Summer VBS Camp." Teaming up with our amazing First Kids preschool staff, Rachel Vogado and our Christian Education team brought our VBS theme and activities into the traditional preschool summer camp for the first week. For the second week, another group of preschoolers joined our traditional VBS format and participated in many of the rotations. The result was a significant increase in numbers for all age groups, as we welcomed more than 100 children from the church, the preschool, and the community! For two wonderful weeks, Bible stories came to life as we prayed, created, imagined, sang songs, and learned about God together.
We want to give a big THANK YOU to all the people who volunteered time, energy, and enthusiasm for this important ministry. We also wish to give special thanks to our First Kids Preschool teachers who worked seamlessly with our volunteers and embraced this new model with openness, flexibility, and enthusiasm.
We also want to give special thanks to Holly Cagle and Judy Mongold who helped plan and direct VBS this year, and to Maureen O'Bryan and Pam Prentice for visioning with us in a new endeavor.
Last but certainly not least: Please don't forget to ask our kids about the wonderful things they learned and experienced while out there on the "rolling river." In a new way, they know the meaning of God's promise to us: " When you pass through the waters, I will be with you! " (Isaiah 43:2)
Sanctuary Renovation
Framing is for new restroom located in the narthex
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Sunday, June 24th
Mark 4:35-41
 Dr. Peter Bynum Preaching
S unday, June 24
8:45 a.m. Summer Enrichment Series
9:00 a.m. Summer Choir
10:00 a.m. Worship (Baptism)
Monday, June 25
11:30 a.m. AA
7:00 p.m. Boy Scout District Roundtable
Wednesday, June 27
12:00 p.m. Cabarrus Wellness Coalition
Thursday, June 28
6:30 a.m. Boy Scout Advancement Board of Review
Sunday, July 1
8:45 a.m. Summer Enrichment Series
9:00 a.m. Summer Choir
10:00 a.m. Worship (Communion by Intinction)
Monday, June 2
11:30 a.m. AA
7:00 p.m. Boy Scout District Steering Com.
Wednesday July 4
Church Office Closed
Sunday, July 8
8:45 a.m. Summer Enrichment Series
9:00 a.m. Summer Choir
10:00 a.m. Worship
Circle #3
Members of Circle 3 will meet at Local 25 (25 Union Street North)
Tuesday, July 10th, at 11:30 a.m.

Worship Schedule
We will worship in Davis Hall at 10:00 a.m. each Sunday.
Summer Enrichment Series meets in the Rec Hall from 8:45 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.

Summer Choir
If you are interested in singing in our Summer Choir, please come to the choir room
on the 3rd floor of the Education Building from 9:00 a.m.—9:45 a.m. on Sunday mornings.
Summer Choir is open to children, youth, and adults of all ages. We would love to have you!

The Banner Newsletter
During the summer, the newsletter will be printed on the following dates:
July 11th & 25th, August 8th & 22nd.

Church Office Hours
Monday—Thursday, 8:30 a.m.—5:00 p.m.
Closed Friday
Church Report
Congratulations to Taylor Allen and Alexander Blackman whose marriage
was celebrated on June 16th in Asheville, NC.
June 20 - Anne Austin, Ben Flowe, Barbara Hunt, Mary Margaret Morrison, Brooke Niblock
June 23 - Dave Dulmage, Mary Ann Johnson, Ben McGuire, Mary Morrison, Carlisle Sheridan
June 24 - Katherine Epler, Robbie Epler, Brooke McCrimmon, Glenda Steel
June 25 - Marty Atkinson, Stuart Jones
June 26 - Gibson Carpenter, Gwyn Furr, Jim Morrison, Kim Stamey
June 27 - Susan Bishop
June 28 - Claire Atkinson, Adam Beam, Caroline Blackman, Wendy Perdue
June 29 - Wade Holland, Kerry Johnston, Amy Murphy, Claudia Reiff, Elizabeth Sparks
June 30 - David Coltrane, Michelle Gonzalez, Meredith Lee Patton
July 1 - Cary Gluf, Steve Mervin
July 2 - Bryson Hough, Parish Moffitt
July 3 - Carrie Myers
July 4 - John Lucas
July 5 - Dale Barefoot, Seth Jones, Laura Lyon, Kay Wall
July 6 - Bob Bratton, Brenner Moore, Susan Payne
July 7 - Will Davis, Robert Dobson, Adelle Patten, Hannah Ross Patten, William Patten, John Schneider
July 8 - Jennifer Meendering
July 9 - Lee Gray, Hugh Malone, Jennifer Newton, Mary Rohrer
July 10 - Ashlyn Harkey, Totty Hocutt, Betsy King, John McCoy, Hugh Morrison, Alexandra Porter
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
Closed Friday
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