THE BANNER
March 3, 2021
Mission Accomplished!
Twenty-nine of our Youth assembled Saturday and Sunday for a mission weekend on the church campus. Although the protocols were different, it was wonderful to enjoy the great weather together and serve God through serving our community!

Highlights of the weekend include:

Thank you cards for healthcare workers
        Blessing Box collection drive
        Easter cards for our VIPs
        Sandwiches for Opportunity House
        College Care packages

Jon Sauter of the Cabarrus Healthcare Foundation introduced the Foundation’s Thank You project for our local healthcare workers. The Youth made thirty thank you cards and recorded two video messages for our healthcare heroes. Don Seitz shared his passion, the new Blessing Box, with the Youth. On Saturday afternoon, the youth hosted a drive-up collection to support the Blessing Box. More than twenty-five congregation members gave generously, filling five large tables with food and toiletry items.
Sallie Dotger spoke about the importance of keeping in touch with our congregation members who are in assisted living, or otherwise unable to be physically present at church. The youth wrote notes, to be mailed for Easter, in support of the existing outreach for our VIPs. In record time, sixty ham and cheese hoagies were assembled and wrapped by our youth, following a presentation by Kate Morrison on the Opportunity House and its mission with our homeless population. We wrapped up our weekend with carefully packing items for our First Presbyterian college students. The care packages will be shipped out in time for exams this spring.

We give thanks to God for the amazing weather for our outdoor activities, the talented group of volunteers, and the thoughtful and energized Youth.
The Virtual Spring Nurture Event
The Virtual Spring Nurture Event Reminder:                     
  Sunday, March 7, 2021
Elizabeth Richardson's
  “Pilgrimages to Sacred Places”
     Watch Your Email for the Zoom Link

Book of Job Zoom Discussion
There will be a Zoom meeting to discuss the Book of Job on Sunday March 28 at 7 p.m. An invitation to the Zoom meeting will be sent to the Congregation so anyone who wishes may attend. This will be the only live opportunity to discuss this book, not two as originally thought. Thank you.
Lenten Bag
This picture shows how one family is using the Lenten bag they picked up as Lent began. We hope you are using yours and that it is giving you inspiration to guide you during these forty days as we each go through this journey preparing for the Resurrection of Jesus.
Girl Scouts Drive By Cookie Sale

The Girl Scout troops of First Presbyterian invite you to join us March 14 to celebrate Girl Scout Sunday during our recorded worship service and with a cookie sale in front of the sanctuary from noon until 2 PM.

Red Cross Cabarrus County VIP Blood Drive
Monday, March 15th, in Davis Hall from 2:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
To schedule an appointment click here and enter 28025 or
visit redcrossblood.org and enter: Cabarrus VIP Blood Drive
PW Birthday Event

Please plan to join us for the Presbyterian Women's Birthday Event on Sunday, May 2nd, at 1 p.m. via Zoom. 
Click here for the sign-up link.

Services Update- Worship Available earlier on Sunday Morning
Our pastoral staff continues to preach and teach through various means of technology. Please join us for all of our worship opportunities on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/firstpresconcordnc/),
Worship is posted at 8:30 a.m.
Sign-up Links
Sign up to read scripture during our virtual services.
Questions, contact Hunter Morrison: huntermorrison@gmail.com
Lay Liturgists

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Calendar
Sunday, March 7, 2021
Rev. Rush Otey preaching

Thursday, March 4
9:00 a.m. First Kids Preschool
4:00 p.m. MGA executive meeting
6:30 p.m. Girl Scouts online
Friday, March 5
9:00 a.m. First Kids Preschool
Sunday, March 7
8:30 a.m. Worship available online
9:45 a.m. Journey Sunday School
10:00 a.m. S & D Sunday School
10:30 a.m. Confirmation class
Monday, March 8
9:00 a.m. First Kids Preschool early dismissal
Tuesday, March 9
9:00 a.m. First Kids Preschool
1:30 p.m. Circle 3
6:30 p.m. Cub Scouts
7:00 p.m. Boy Scouts Pack 3
7:00 p.m. Session
Wednesday, March 10
9:00 a.m. First Kids Preschool
Church Report
Memorials
Gay Holding - Backpack Program
Birthdays
March 5 - Jennie Davis
March 6 - Clemi Hacker, Sam McGuire, Salem Newton, Kep Younce
March 7 - Carrell Brooks, Dan Brown, John Fulghum, Carol Leeman, Steva Mervin
March 8 - Phil Cline, Margaret Moore, Willis Nesbit, Todd Phillips
March 9 - Evelyn Barrier Light, Susan Dulmage, Keaton Newton
March 10 - Jim Holloway, Nancy Jo King, Amy Olson
**To enjoy a sung happy birthday, click here!**
Staff
Rush Otey
Temporary Supply Pastor 

Associate Pastor 
for Care and Mission

René Prager
Interim Youth
Programs Coordinator



Director of Music and Organist

Choirmaster

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:
Closed

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