June 6, 2021
Parade of First Kids Graduates was a Success
Thank you to everyone who came and watched the graduation parade last Thursday. These smiling faces demonstrate how happy everyone was to participate in this year's event!
Vacation Bible School Volunteers Still Needed!
It is not too late for you to be a part of this year's Vacation Bible School! We are still looking for a few adult volunteers to help at VBS as: Shepherds, Recreation, and Art.
We are also accepting donations of bed sheets / pillow cases (especially) and spray paint for backdrops, camping gear (including tents, camp chairs, canopies, rafts/tubes, cooking gear, lanterns, etc.)
If you have items to donate, please bring it by the church office by tomorrow, June 3, or contact René Prager at
Painting the set for VBS!
Our 6th-12th grade Youth is invited to help paint the backdrops and sets for VBS. Please use this sign-up link (2021 Middle & HS Youth: Painting VBS backdrops & set ( or e-mail René Prager ( to let her know if you can attend.
Sunday, June 6 & 13, 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. at the church.
S & D Sunday School Class Schedule Updates
The S & D class will not meet on Sunday, June 6, and Sunday, June 20. If you have any questions please contact Todd Phillips or Sallie Dotger. Thank you.
A Great End to the Story!
Brownie Troop 323 and Junior Troop 3142 wrote the last chapters of their leadership journeys last week. As part of their take action project, the Brownies collected 104 books to help a local school start a new library. The Juniors wrote a comic strip tale about breaking stereotypes. They are now ready to begin work on their Bronze Award.
Reopening News on the Website
Visit the NEWS section of the church web site for up-to-date information on the re-opening of our Church campus for worship and other activities. We anticipate things to change frequently over the next several weeks and will post all updates for the congregation under that section of the website.
Sign-up Links
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.
Worship Sign-Up
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Sunday worship services.

Sunday, June 6, 2021
Rev. Lynne Keel Preaching

Sunday, June 6
9:00 a.m. Choir Practice (Choir Room)
10:00 a.m. Worship (Sanctuary or Live-stream)
11:00 a.m. Journey Sunday School (Ed Bldg)
Tuesday, June 7
6:00 p.m. Cub Scouts
7:00 p.m. Boy Scouts Pack 3
Church Report
Congratulations to Matthew and Ashley Beam on the birth of heir daughter, Felicity Ann Beam, born May 26, 2021, in Concord, NC. Grandparents are Norman and Carol Beam.
Morris Bell - Families in Need
Gay Holding - Backpack Program
Rubye Light - Music Program
Jill Nierenberg - Music Program
June 3 - Deva Austin, Betsy Gebhardt, Jackson Neal
June 4 - Kathryn Brown Judy, Harold Cline, Jane Faust, Trey McMillan, Timothy Watson
June 5 - Davilla Gilbert, Gary Nelson, Mary Katherine Underwood
June 6 - Rylee Neal, Avery Sloop
June 7 - Cordelia Andrews, Ann Cline
June 8 - Sallie Dotger, Skip Eubanks, Will Ruth
June 9 - Nancy Bibby
**To enjoy a sung happy birthday, click here!**
Rush Otey
Temporary Supply Pastor 

Associate Pastor 
for Care and Mission

René Prager
Interim Youth
Programs Coordinator

Director of Music and Organist


Suzanne Russell
Church Administrator

Kim Mazzola
Financial Administrative Asst.

Heath Ritchie
Maintenance Superintendent

Director of First Kids

Wedding Director
Contact Info
First Presbyterian Church
(704) 788-2100

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:

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