March 13, 2019
Guest Preacher, Selina Malherbe
This Sunday, March 17th , we welcome Selina Malherbe to the pulpit. Selina resides in Charlotte and is a member of First Presbyterian Church, Charlotte. She is a third-year student at Union Presbyterian Seminary's Saturday program in Charlotte and plans to graduate in 2021. She has a daughter who is married and lives in Pennsylvania. In her leisure time, she enjoys working with stained glass in her garage workshop.
Update from Interim Pastor Nominating Committee
The Interim Pastor Nominating Committee has been serving this congregation for nearly six months now and we know you all are anxiously awaiting some good news. We feel that we need to update you as to our status. Although we have been working closely with the Presbytery, we have had a very limited number of candidates to consider. Many of the candidates have not been local. We have given careful consideration to each candidate and have interviewed the majority of them, either face-to-face or via Skype. 
Recently, we thought we had found the right fit for our congregation. In fact, we spent the last several weeks in contract negotiations, working faithfully to find terms that were agreeable to the candidate, Presbytery and our church. Ultimately, we could not come to final agreement that was acceptable to everyone.
Obviously, we are very disappointed by this turn of events. We will continue our work. We are so thankful for our associate pastors, for their ongoing patience and support, and we deeply regret the stress that further delay puts on them. We are also thankful for the support of the Session and specifically the Personnel Committee throughout this process. 
We have been in contact with the Presbytery and they will help us move forward. We know that this a frustrating update and we hope that you can appreciate the confidentiality and patience that is necessary throughout this process. We appreciate continued prayers. 
Amy Woolwine, Britt Leatherman, Merl Hamilton, Grace Davis, & Evelyn Barrier
Wednesday Night Fellowship
Join us on March 20th for an update on our Presbyterian Women’s Backpack Program. You are encouraged to bring items for the Backpack Pantry, suggestions:
  • family-sized boxes of cold cereal
  • 10.75-ounce cans of soup
  • 5-ounce cans of tuna
  • 1-pound boxes of spaghetti
  • 7.25-ounce boxes of macaroni and cheese
  • 15-ounce cans of chili beans
We hope to see you there! Please make your dinner reservations by noon, Monday, March 18th.
Menu: bean pot, vegetable, fruit, salad, dessert
Lunch Bunch
Join us on March 19th for Scott Verner's program on "The Independent Carolina Baseball League". Please make your lunch reservations by noon Monday, March 18th.
Congregational Meeting, March 24th
A congregational meeting has been called by the Session for Sunday, March 24, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. for the purpose of electing members of the Session and the Board of Deacons to the classes of 2022.
  Presbyterian Women's  Spiritual Nurture Luncheon
 Sunday, March 31, 2019
 12:15 p.m. in Davis Hall

Guest Speaker:
Julie Hester, former Associate Pastor here at First Presbyterian Church (1993-1998)
and now Associate Pastor for Children and their Families at
Myers Park Presbyterian Church, Charlotte.
Topic: "Paying Attention to God" and to what matters even on ordinary days

Cost:$6 per person
Childcare available by reservation
(Please bring a bag lunch for each child.)

Make your reservations by Wednesday, March 27th.
Race Together
Uncover Reflect Unite

Engaging and informative (Free) 6-week community series
for those who would like to discover more on the topic of race in the U.S.
Discussing Race/Racism can be intense and complex, but it is an issue most of us
would like to understand more. Join our tread team as we uncover, reflect and unite!
Thursday Evenings, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
March 14th - April 18th
All Saints Episcopal Church, 346 Country Club Drive, Concord

Red Cross Cabarrus County VIP Blood Drive
Monday, March 18th in Davis Hall
2:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Please call 1-800-RED-CROSS or visit and enter Cabarrus VIP
to schedule an appointment.
Sign-up Links
Wednesday Night Fellowship
Wednesday, March 20th
6:00 p.m., Davis Hall
PW Spiritual Nurture Luncheon
Sunday, March 31st
12:15 p.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 17, 2019
Psalm 148
Selina Malherbe
Sunday, March 17
9:45 a.m. Sunday School
9:45 a.m. Confirmation Class
11:00 a.m. Worship (Baptism)
3:00 p.m. Children's Choir
4:00 p.m. Youth Choir
5:00 p.m. Combined Youth Fellowship
Monday, March 18
9:00 a.m. First Kids Preschool
9:30 a.m. Concord Garden Council
11:30 a.m. AA
2:30 p.m. Red Cross Blood Drive
Tuesday, March 19
9:00 a.m. First Kids Preschool
10:00 a.m. Adult Literacy Tutoring
11:45 a.m. Lunch Bunch
7:00 p.m. PW CT Meeting
Wednesday, March 20
7:30 a.m. Men's Bible Study
9:00 a.m. First Kids
4:30 p.m. Interim Pastor Search Committee
6:00 p.m. Fellowship Supper
7:30 p.m. Sanctuary Choir
Thursday, March 21
9:00 a.m. First Kids Preschool
12:00 p.m. Lenten Lunch Series
7:00 p.m. Boy Scouts Troop 3
Friday, March 22
9:00 a.m. First Kids Preschool
9:30 a.m. Adult Literacy Tutoring
Saturday, March 23
4:00 p.m. Boy Scout Eagle Ceremony
Sunday, March 24
9:45 a.m. Sunday School
9:45 a.m. Confirmation Class
11:00 a.m. Worship
(Congregational Meeting, Baptism)
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
The sympathy and condolences of the congregation are extended to Kathy Pilkington on the death of her mother, Betty Laughlin, March 5, 2019, in Davidson, NC.
Mar 13 - Lalla Overby
Mar 14 - Steve Burke, Barry Cannon, Kristi Dugan, Reed Martin, John Morrison, Susan Simpson,
Debbie Smith
Mar 16 - David Farmer
Mar 17 - Andrew Olson, Cathy West
Mar 19 - Elizabeth Cain, Peggy Carlough, Rawlings Cuthbertson, Reese Olson
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