May 23, 2018
2018 Habitat for Humanity Campaign Update
We have received $11,148 for our Habitat Campaign. This is a great financial response, and we thank you!
Now it's time to show our commitment with time and energy ! Please save the date for Saturday, June 16, 2018, when First Presbyterian will be one of the first groups to help build Zula's home. We are tentatively scheduled to work on the siding for this new house. No special skills or prior experience is needed -- all are welcome to help. To volunteer online, please click here. You may also sign up to volunteer by emailing Harris Morrison at
2018 Vacation Bible School Call for Volunteers
This summer First Presbyterian Church and First Kids Preschool have partnered together to offer the opportunity for learning, growing, fun, and fellowship for kids of all ages. Together we will learn of God's love for us and we will explore how the waters of creation invite us to find joy, peace, and adventure!
Vacation Bible School cannot happen without good and faithful volunteers, so we need your help. Volunteers can register online.  Please note: volunteers 18 and older should have completed the screening for the Child and Youth Protection Policy before VBS begins.

June 11 - 14, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Summer Enrichment Series
Join us this summer as we explore together through an All-Church Read of Grounded by Diana Butler Bass. There will be multiple opportunities to discuss the book. Beginning on June 3rd, we will have a time of learning and fellowship for all ages during the Summer Enrichment hour from 8:45 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. Summer preaching and worship will also be rooted around chapter themes from the book. Books can be bought online. Whether you read the book or not, we hope you will join us! All are welcome!

More information, including a reading guide, will soon be available on the church website.
Work Days: Monday, May 28th and Saturday, June 2nd
Come out and help us begin our much-anticipated renovation of the sanctuary! On Memorial Day, Monday, May 28th at 10:00 a.m., we will begin to consolidate seat cushions, extra hymnals, Bibles, chairs, and miscellaneous items to put into a storage container in the alleyway NW of the sanctuary. Any small cardboard boxes would be helpful for storing books and glassware. If you have any questions, please contact Bob Smith at 704 467 6108.
On June 2nd, after a complimentary breakfast is served in the Fellowship House at 8:00 a.m., we will move to the sanctuary to begin the process of removing the old cork flooring. Work will be completed no later than lunchtime. Gloves, flat-bladed edging hoes, and pliers might be helpful as we will be scraping up the old cork and removing small nails. To let us know you will be joining us, please contact Deborah Mesimer in the church office.
Girl Scout Troop 334 served dinner at the Night Shelter on May 11th.
Left to right: Kate Bynum, Molly Bynum, Ella Fink, Meredith Sheridan
Sign-up Links
June 11 - 14, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Habitat for Humanity Build
June 16, 2018
To volunteer online, please click here.
Sanctuary Flowers
To give the congregation a gift of
sanctuary flowers,  please click here
to sign-up for one or more Sundays
during the year.

Lay Liturgists
Sign up here to be a lay liturgist to
read scripture in worship on Sundays.

Sunday, May 27th
Isaiah 6:1-8
"A People of Unclean Lips"
 Dr. Peter Bynum Preaching
S unday, May 27
9:00 a.m. Summer Choir
9:00 a.m. S&D Sunday School Class
10:00 a.m. Worship (Sanctuary)
Monday, May 28 - Memorial Day
Church Office Closed
10:00 a.m. Work Morning
11:30 a.m. AA
Thursday, May 31
7:00 p.m. Boy Scout Troop 3
Saturday, June 2
8:00 a.m. Workday
Sunday, June 3 (Communion by Intinction)
8:45 a.m. Summer Enrichment Hour
9:00 a.m. Summer Choir
10:00 a.m. Worship (Davis Hall)
Monday, June 4
9:00 a.m. First Kids VBS Summer Camp
11:30 a.m. AA
7:00 p.m. Boy Scout District Steering Com.
Tuesday, June 5
9:00 a.m. First Kids VBS Summer Camp
11:30 a.m. Circle 3 (Cabarrus County Club)
3:00 p.m. Communion at Taylor Glen
7:00 p.m. Board of Deacons
Wednesday June 6
9:00 a.m. First Kids VBS Summer Camp
Thursday, June 7
9:00 a.m. First Kids VBS Summer Camp
6:00 p.m. Congregation Awareness Com.
7:00 p.m. Boy Scout Troop 3 (Eagle Ceremony)
Sunday, June 10
8:45 a.m. Summer Enrichment Hour
9:00 a.m. Summer Choir
10:00 a.m. Worship (Davis Hall)

Worship Schedule
Our summer worship schedule begins this Sunday, May 27th at 10:00 a.m.
This will be our last worship service in the sanctuary before renovations begin next week.
Beginning Sunday, June 3rd and continuing through Sunday, September 2nd,
we will worship in Davis Hall at 10:00 a.m. each Sunday.
Sunday School classes will not meet.
There will be a Summer Enrichment hour from 8:45 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. beginning June 3rd.

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. on Sunday mornings.
Summer Choir is open to children, youth, and adults of all ages. We would love to have you!

The Banner Newsletter
During the summer, the newsletter will be printed on the following dates:
June 6th & 20th, July 11th & 25th, August 8th & 22nd.

Church Office Hours
The church office will be closed on Fridays beginning May 25th through August 31st. 
The office will be open Monday—Thursday, 8:30 a.m.—5:00 p.m.
Church Report
The sympathy and condolences of the congregation are extended to the following:
  • The Dobson Family on the death of Lorriane Robertson Dobson, May 13th in Concord.
  • The Bynum Family on the death of Stephanie's father, Grady Lee Hennings, on May 14th in East Bend, NC.
  • The Eubanks Family on the death of Mary Beth's brother, Eric T. Faris, on May 16th in Nashville, TN.
Sunday, May 20th: 8:45 a.m. - 51 11:00 a.m. - 188
May 23 - Paige Johnson, Nathan Woolwine
May 24 - Doug Crawford, Carter Morrison
May 19 - Nate Woolwine
May 25 - Bob Smith
May 26 - Brian King, John Nelson, Harold Thomas, Margie Underwood, Haley Wightman
May 27 - Kacy Mize, Hunter Snellings
May 28 - Emma Beier, Susan Brooks, Kathryn Monroe, Robert White
May 29 - Beth Barbee, Daniel Foust, Lindsay Hough
May 30 - Jeff Price, Meredith Sheridan
June 1 - Hans Beier, Margaret Campbell, Michael Floyd, Daniel Seth McDonald, Jane Nierenberg,
Hunter Rogers
June 2 - Ginny Hoover, Donna Quintana, Michael Simpson,Tom Simpson
June 3 - Deva Austin, Betsy Gebhardt, Alex Gray, Jackson Neal
June 4 - Kathryn Brown, Harold Cline, Jane Faust, Trey McMillan, Timothy Watson
June 5 - Davilla Gilbert, Gary Nelson, Mary Katherine Underwood
Senior Pastor

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, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday, 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
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