THE BANNER
July 24, 2019
OFCB Night at the Charlotte Knights

The Charlotte Knights will be continuing the tradition of OFCB Night at The Knights in their uptown stadium. Join us on Saturday, August 24th at 7:04 to support our mission partners in Bayonnais, Haiti as the Knights take on the Norfolk Orioles. The $22 ticket price includes a $5 donation to OFCB.    We hope to see you at the game!
Please 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 August 4 th .
Worship for the Next Two Weeks

July 28th
Psalm 138; Colossians 2:6-15
"Walking with Jesus"
Rev. Dr. Scott M. Kenefake

August 4th (Holy Communion)
Psalm 107:1-9, 43; Luke 12:13-21
"Over-flowing Barns"
Rev. Dr. Scott M. Kenefake
PW 2019-2020 Circle & Committee Signup

To All Presbyterian Women: If you have not already signed up for a PW 2019-20 circle and/or committee, now is your final chance. You can sign up online, ( click here ), or call the church office (704-788-2100) by Monday, July 29th. Only those names submitted will be listed as circle and/or committee members, but everyone will be listed in the back of the directory.
Bring Donations for Church Street Market Tuesday, August 6!

Thank you to everyone who has already donated wonderful items for the Church Street Market sale! The next collection date is Tuesday, August 6, 1:00-4:00 p.m., in room 306 of the Will Young Building. Things needed include home and seasonal decor, linens, vintage items, artwork, children's clothing and adult jackets, like new shoes, purses and bags, jewelry, and household items. We do want furniture but ask that you keep it until September as we do not have a place to store it. Beginning Sept. 3, we will accept items every Tuesday, 1-4 pm. . The sale will be held on Saturday, October 5, with proceeds going to the Haiti mission project and The Commons prayer room.
A Commons Update . . .
Summer saw the start of vacations and time away from Concord. We started ‘Summer Hours’ in June, open on Wednesdays and Saturdays to the public till our volunteer ranks returned. But we’ve still been busy as groups have been scheduling. In June, a lively book discussion o f The Hundred Story Home was led by Carol Hovey for a group of about 15 women. 'Sisters Building Sisters,’ a monthly Bible study/support group, continues to meet the fourth Saturday of each month and have booked through the end of the year. Early in July a new group to the Commons, Moms in Prayer International visited with a small group. 

"We had a wonderful experience at The Commons. We spent the first part of our time in individual prayer, reading and listening to God. Then we came together for a time of corporate prayer. This is the most well thought out and designed space for prayer I have ever experienced. I keep saying experienced because that's what we did. It's so interactive with tools to express ourselves in prayer. The large maps were very helpful in prayer for missionaries. Moms in Prayer prays for schools all over the world. The map with the school shootings was very sobering. 
And you have so many resources for us in prayer for our children and others. Thank you for providing this space for our city. I pray many will engage in prayer that will impact lives for Christ. 
God Bless you and your church.” Joy Moreau, Appalachian Division Coordinator, M. I. P. International

August 4th a small ‘house’ church of about 18 people from Harrisburg will visit the Commons from 10-noon for their time of worship for the week. Their pastor has been in several times and wanted to bring his entire flock together. August 15th, Chaplain Residents from Atrium Health have scheduled the Commons for the entire day. Please let us know of other groups that we might contact. That has proven the most effective way to introduce this new outreach. Pass along your ideas/suggestions to Hunter Morrison, Susan Smith, Jim Monroe, Mary Katharine Ewart, or Carrie Myers (704-467-0962, not the # in the directory)

For those who read The Neighborhood Church this summer, you’ll recognize the Commons is just what the authors were talking about. It is a connection point to our community where we can practice hospitality in a meaningful new way. When we put out a call for volunteers again this fall, please consider it!
WSOC 9 School Tools Project Collection
FPC will be collecting for the WSOC 9 School Tools project to benefit students and teachers in Cabarrus County Schools and Kannapolis City Schools. Collection dates at FPC are July 28 - August 18. The collection barrel may be found in the Fellowship House.

Teacher requests include: Pencils, inexpensive headphones, composition books, notebook filler paper, copy paper, glue sticks, black expo markers, index cards, tissues, and Lysol/Clorox wipes. All donations are sincerely appreciated!

The Cabarrus County sponsor is the Concord-Afton Sunset Rotary Club. For more info, contact Susan Smith at sjsmith@vnet.net or at 704-723-1189.
Final Chance to JOIN THE CONVERSATION
This will be the final week that the boards are up in the Fellowship House to JOIN THE CONVERSATION about the possibility of adding a Communications Coordinator to our staff to give our church a stronger social media presence. Please come by to view what others have said and add your ideas, suggestions, and hopes to this important conversation about the ways our 21st century church could share our mission and our vision with our congregation and community. 
Volunteers Needed for Habitat Workday
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Calendar
Sunday, July 28, 2019
Rev. Dr. Scott M. Kenefake preaching

Thursday, July 25
Montreat High School Conference
10:00 a.m. Knitting Group
6:30 p.m. Boy Scout Troop 3
Friday, July 26
Montreat High School Conference
9:30 a.m. Adult Literacy Tutoring
Saturday, July 27
Montreat High School Conference
Sunday, July 28
9:00 a.m. Summer Choir
10:00 a.m. Worship
Monday, July 29
11:30 a.m. AA
Tuesday, July 30
10:00 a.m. Adult Literacy Tutoring
Wednesday, July 31
7:30 a.m. Men's Bible Study
Friday, August 2
9:30 a.m. Adult Literacy Tutoring
Saturday, August 3
5:00 p.m. wedding
Sunday, August 4
9:00 a.m. Summer Choir
10:00 a.m. Worship
Monday, August 5
11:30 a.m. AA
Tuesday, August 6
10:00 a.m. Adult Literacy Tutoring
Wednesday, August 7
7:30 a.m. Men's Bible Study

Church Report
SUMMER SCHEDULE
Worship Schedule
Our summer worship schedule will continue through September 1st. Our worship service will be at 10:00 a.m. each Sunday .
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. Summer Choir is open to children, youth, and adults of all ages. We would love to have you!
 Birth
Congratulations to Harold and Mackenzie Thomas on the birth of their daughter, Adele Jean Thomas born May 28, 2019, in West Asheville, NC. Grandparents are Harold and Valerie Thomas..
 Condolences
The sympathy and condolences of the congregation are extended to Kristi Dugan and her family whose Aunt Kim died unexpectedly.
The Banner Newsletter
During the summer the newsletter will be printed on the following dates:
August 7, August 21, August 28

Circle #3
Members of Circle 3 will meet  Tuesday, August 6, at 11:30 a.m . at
  Doc Hopps Restaurant, 3399 Cloverleaf Parkway, Kannapolis, NC.
Birthdays
July 24 - Leona Fulghum, Dakeita Vanderburg-Johnson
July 25 - John Wesley Goff
July 26 - Jane Batson, Chris Christy, Jessica Garmon, Kara King, Jim Monroe Jr., John Morrison, William Niblock, Laura Davis
July 28 - Paul Caldwell, Olivia McMillan, Jack Phillips
July 29 - Bess Bryant, Heidi Johnston, Ben Williams
July 30 - Elizabeth Brannan, Marianne Morgan, Robert Rogers
August 1 - Keith Alley, Locke Floyd, Mary Garrison, Chris Leeman, Aya Paul, Porter Peterson
August 2 - Daniel Ellis, Hunter Horton
August 3 - Harrison Entwistle
August 4 - McNeill Bethune, Forrest Cannon
August 5 - Bill Grist, Hannah Monroe, Margaret Morrison, Carole Shaw
August 6 - George Bethune Jr., Arabella Malone-Trahey, Carole Parr
Staff
Scott Kenefake
Interim Senior Pastor 

Associate Pastor 
for Care and Mission

Associate Pastor
for Christian Formation
Director of Music and Organist

Choirmaster

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