September 5, 2018
Rally Day
Mark your calendars for  Rally Day on September 9th ! Come celebrate with your church family as we kick off the Fall season! As our Fall programming and the 11:00 o’clock worship service returns, all ages are invited to gather over a delicious breakfast at 9:45 a.m. in Davis Hall to learn about all the educational and faith building opportunities you can experience during the Sunday School hour. The celebration will continue as we worship in one service together at 11:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary. As we fellowship together, we will share our hopes and joys for the new church year as we are welcomed home as a faith family.
Blessings of the Backpacks
All children and youth (preschool through 12th grade) are invited to bring their backpacks and join us for a blessing on  Sunday, September 9th  during the 11:00 a.m. worship service! Whether your child has already started school or is starting soon, First Presbyterian Church wants to support them as they start a new year. As we pray for their education and school year activities, backpacks will be blessed, and they will receive a reminder that God is with them -- wherever they are!
Christian Education Workday
The Christian Education Committee has scheduled an all-church workday for Saturday, September 8th  at 9:30 a.m. in Davis Hall. People of all ages are invited to come join the fun as we tidy our church campus for the start of a new church year. We need your help as we help get our classrooms ready and prepared for our teachers and learners. There is a job for everyone and there will be a light breakfast served. We hope you will join us as we rally together to make our church and its classrooms better and brighter for all.
First Youth Fellowship Kickoff
All youth (6th-12th grade) and their parents or caregivers are invited to  First Youth Fellowship on September 9, 5-7 p.m . Come to Davis Hall ready to play, engage, and connect as we learn what this year has in store for us. During this combined time, we will share a meal together and jump into Youth Fellowship! Along with fun, this will be a time where we cover important information and forms for Youth Fellowship.  At least one parent or caregiver should accompany your youth.   
Have questions?  Contact Rachel
FPC Connection Hub
Introducing the FPC Connection Hub! The ramp entrance to the Education building will welcome all to a hospitable space for our church family this Rally Day! Across from the elevator, coffee and muffins will be available Sunday mornings to grab while catching up with friends before faith formation classes. There will be information to take about fellowship opportunities, volunteer opportunities, special events, Christian Education, FPC and community announcements. If you want to get involved in something or have an idea that would engage folks in our congregation, drop a note in the ‘Connection Box.’ We hope this space will help you engage and participate in the life of your church.
Wednesday Night Fellowship
Join us on September 12th as we kickoff our Wednesday Night Fellowship. This fall we will gather for
food, fellowship, and fun! We will dine on some of Jayne's greatest hits as well as deepen our walk of faith together. We'll be exploring many topics central to practices of the church: prayer, food, worship, sacraments, money, service, and community, featuring a diversity of voices leading us to new ways of thinking about these faith practices. Menu: meat loaf, mashed potatoes, vegetable, fruit, salad, dessert. Be sure to make a reservation with the church office by September 3rd.
Invites you and your son to learn about the upcoming year
(boys ages 11-17)
at the home of
Kate and Harris Morrison
Thursday, September 13th, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m
556 Hermitage Drive SE, Concord
Light refreshments and Presentation
Church members and and non-members are welcome.
Please spread the word and invite others!

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Wednesday Night Fellowship
September 12th
6:00 p.m., Davis Hall
Sunday, September 9th
Worship: 11:00 a.m., Sanctuary
Mark 7:24-37
Rev. Rachel Vogado, preaching

All ages are invited to gather for a delicious breakfast at 9:45 a.m. in Davis Hall
to learn about all the educational and faith building opportunities you can experience
during the Sunday School hour.

Children and Youth (preschool - 12th grade) are invited to bring their backpacks
and join us for a blessing during the 11:00 a.m worship service.
Red Cross Cabarrus County VIP Blood Drive
Monday, September 17th in Davis Hall from 2:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
To schedule an appointment, visit and enter: Cabarrus VIP
S unday, September 9
9:45 a.m. Sunday School Rally Day Breakfast
11:00 a.m. Worship
3:00 p.m. Children's Choir (K-5th grade)
4:00 p.m. Youth Choir
4:30 p.m. Circle 5
5:00 p.m. All Youth Fellowship
Monday, September 10
9:00 a.m. First Kids Preschool
11:00 a.m. Circle 4
11:30 a.m. AA
6:30 p.m. Circle 1
7:00 p.m. Boy Scout District Roundtable
Tuesday, September 11
9:00 a.m. First Kids Preschool
6:00 p.m. Couch to 5K
7:00 p.m. Session Meeting
Wednesday, September 12
9:00 a.m. First Kids Preschool
6:00 p.m. Fellowship Dinner
6:30 p.m. Program
7:30 p.m. Sanctuary Choir
Thursday, September 13
9:00 a.m. First Kids Preschool
9:00 a.m. Academic Learning Center Board Meeting
7:00 p.m. Boy Scouts Troop 3
Friday, September 14
9:00 a.m. First Kids Preschool
Saturday, September 16
9:45 a.m. Sunday School
11:00 a.m. Worship (Baptism)
3:00 p.m. Children' Choir (K-5th grade)
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
Rebekah "Becky" Little Ewart - Families in Need, Sanctuary Beautification
Eric T. Faris (brother of Mary Beth Eubanks) - Sanctuary Beautification
M artin B. Foil, Jr. - Families in Need, Sanctuary Beautification
Philip Lance Van Every Foil - Families in Need, Sanctuary Beautification
Earl Clifton Kelley - Families in Need
Martha Best Yorke Lawson (f ormer member) - Memorial Garden
James Richardson (father of Kae Bradley) - Sanctuary Beautification
Judy Mongold - Backpack Program
The condolences and sympathy of the congregation are extended to the family of
Paul Clayton Gebhardt, Sr., who passed away on August 29, 2018.
Sep 06 - Shannon Caldwell, Loretta Coltrane, Will Fischer, Winslow Leatherman, Anna Younce
Sep 07 - Josh Monroe
Sep 08 - Lori Clay
Sep 09 - Trent Blackman, Pat Hollingsworth, Kelly Jones, Morgan Rollins, Aaron Rotan, Jim Waters
Sep 10 - Judy Hollis, Abby Kluttz, Joe Price, Peter Snellings, Bob Underwood
Sep 11 - Kay Christy, Jim Todd
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
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