THE BANNER
October 10, 2018
Guest Preacher, Carol Hassell
This Sunday, October 14th, we welcome Carol Hassell. Carol is recently retired. She served at South Mecklenburg Presbyterian Church, Williams Memorial Presbyterian Church, and as chaplain at Sharon Towers, continuing care retirement community in Charlotte. She is an active spiritual director and an enneagram consultant.
Dedication Sunday
Please join us for Dedication Sunday where we will commit our time, talent, and treasure for the coming year as well as re-dedicate our worship space through special liturgy and music offered by the Sanctuary Choir and on the organ by Jacquie Yost. This will be a joyful Sunday to give thanks for the many good gifts that God has given us, and all are inviting to share in the joy of giving as we dedicate our gifts to God. After worship, we will continue the celebration, with lunch and fellowship together during our picnic on the Church grounds.There is fun for the whole family with music and games on the lawn! Don't miss the fun! To ensure that we have enough food, please sign up here.
Cabarrus Partnership for Children Cuddle Up Coat Drive
Join us once again in collecting new and gently loved winter coats for children in Cabarrus County! Each year, the Cuddle Up Coat Drive provides over 500 winter coats to children in our community. We are collecting
  • New/VERY gently loved children's coats, sizes 12 months - size 10
  • Preschool sized gloves and hats
  • NEW packages of preschool sized socks and underwear
  • Kohl's Cash and gift cards

Drop Box is located in the Fellowship House
Wednesday Night Fellowship
Please join us on Wednesday, October 17th, for a delicious meal and our series on Faith Practices. This week we will hear about Money and how financial generosity is a kingdom call. This program is kid-friendly, so bring the whole family! Please sign up online or in the church office by noon Monday, October 15th. Menu: bbq chicken, mac and cheese, vegetable, fruit, salad, dessert.
2018 Cabarrus County CROP Hunger Walk
CROP Hunger Walk - Sunday, October 14th
Kimball Memorial Lutheran Church
101 Vance Ave, Kannapolis
1:00 p.m. Registration
2:00 p.m. Walk

Click this link to our church’s team. You can donate there (and join the team at that link, too). You can also donate in the church office or in the collection plates on Sundays with checks designated to CROP walk. Last year, our church collected an amazing $1706 for this event, and we have been challenged to that top that this year! Our church’s CROP walk coordinator this year is Amy Woolwine. Feel free to email her at amywoolwine@hotmail.com or call her at 704-699-9185, if you have questions or want to help out.
A Note from the Presbyterian Women Moderator
The purpose of the Presbyterian Women is to offer all women of our congregation an opportunity to enjoy fellowship, Bible study and service to our church and community. Opportunities include Circles, serving on committees and helping with mission projects. Circles or Bible study groups meet monthly. Our Bible study this year is “God’s Promise: I Am With You”. There are a variety of Circle meeting times to choose from, and new members are always welcome. Committees include Night Shelter Meals, Funeral Meals and the Transportation Committee. The current mission projects of the Presbyterian Women are the Backpack Program at Coltrane Webb School, and the Todd and Betsy Hobbie Scholarship Fund. The Backpack Program supplies food on a weekly basis for children at Coltrane Webb Elementary School. The Todd and Betsy Hobbie Scholarship Fund provides tuition for two Congolese nursing school students at the Bulape Hospital School of Nursing through the non-profit organization, Congo Helping Hands, a mission of the Presbyterian Church, USA. Donations from church members to these projects provide our continued support of these projects. 
Lastly, there are annual events the Presbyterian Women host throughout the year. All women in the church are invited and encouraged to attend these gatherings. There are many ways, large and small to be part of Presbyterian Women this year-I encourage and invite you to join in the fellowship.
Margaret Campbell, Moderator
Click here for information on Presbyterian Women events.
Sign-up Links
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Sanctuary Flowers
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sanctuary flowers,  please click here
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during the year.
Wednesday Night Fellowship
October 17th
6:00 p.m., Davis Hall
Shepherd for Sunday School
WE NEED YOUR HELP!
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
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about all events related to youth who are in 6th-12 grade.
Calendar
Sunday, October 14th
Carol Hassell
Mark 10:17-31
"Just one more thing"
Sunday, October 14
9:45 a.m. Sunday School
11:00 a.m. Worship
2:00 p.m. CROP Walk
3:00 p.m. Children's Choir
4:00 p.m. Combined Youth Choir
4:30 p.m. Circle 5
5:30 p.m. Adult Study Group
Monday, October 15
9:00 a.m. First Kids Preschool
11:30 a.m. AA
Tuesday, October 16
9:00 a.m. First Kids Preschool
11:45 a.m. Lunch Bunch
7:00 p.m. PW CT Meeting
Wednesday, October 17
9:00 a.m. First Kids Preschool
2:00 p.m. Staff Meeting
4:30 p.m. Interim Pastor Search Com.
6:00 p.m. Fellowship Dinner
6:30 p.m. Program
7:30 p.m. Sanctuary Choir
Thursday, October 18
9:30 a.m. First Kids Family Picnic (Frank Liske)
5:00 p.m. Girl Scouts 334 - Cadette, Senior, Ambassador
7:00 p.m. Boy Scouts Troop 3
Friday, October 19
9:00 a.m. First Kids Preschool
Dedication Sunday, October 21
9:45 a.m. Sunday School
11:00 a.m. Worship
12:00 p.m. Church Family Picnic
3:00 p.m. Children's Choir
4:00 p.m. Combined Youth Choir
5:30 p.m. Adult Study Group
Church Report
Birthdays
Oct 10 - Pat DeLizza, Emily Lippard, Don Seitz, Scott Sherrill
Oct 11 - Rebecca Patten, Elizabeth Payne
Oct 12 - Rachael Andrews, Wilma Caldwell, Tripp Carpenter, Trip Ruth
Oct 14 - Isabel Cook, Alicia Watson
Oct 15 - Betsy Bare, Chuck Bibby, Whitney Carpenter, Michael Dickens, Todd Hobbie, Sally Moore,
Alex Porter
Oct 16 - Sam Davis, Lauren Salazar, Joe St. John
Staff
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, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Closed Monday