Welcome to The Communicator, your weekly guide to the life at Sardis.
Wednesday, August 03, 2022
Pool For School Tools - Fill The Pool In The Gathering Place!
This year, our school supplies drive for Rama Road Elementary will directly support their teachers and classrooms. This is important because often teachers end up purchasing many of these items themselves. Donations for the students will be taken care of by another school partner, so don’t worry if you don’t see crayons or backpacks on the list. This is our chance to help teachers get the things they need and the new school year off to a great start!. View the full list of items needed ››

New this year: In addition to having our pool set up in the Fellowship Hall for donations, we have created an Amazon Wishlist! You can shop online have the items shipped directly to the school (make sure you select Dee Perez’s Gift Registry Address as the shipping address during checkout). Thank you for your continued support of our partnership with Rama Road Elementary.
This Week at Sardis
What is faith? Worship with us this Sunday at 9:00 & 11:00 in the Sanctuary or online and let's explore faith together! We will celebrate the Sacrament of Holy Communion during both worship services. If you are joining us from home, we hope you'll set up a Communion table with the Communion elements and break bread with us.
This Sunday at 10:00 a.m.: Adult Sunday School
The adult summer Sunday School class this Sunday will be led by our Director of Traditional Music & Worship, Kaitlyn Davros. She will share about her experience at the Choral Institute at Oxford and what she hopes to bring back to Sardis. Click here to join the Zoom (or use Meeting ID: 845 5102 0644 and Passcode: sardis). Coming Up:
  • August 14: Sara Martin, "In this Together" exploring why being a part of a community of faith matters.
  • August 21: Kenya Mission Team
This Sunday at 10:00 a.m.: Youth & College Sunday School
All rising sixth graders through college students are invited to join together for fellowship and Bible study at 10:00 a.m. in Room 102.
This Sunday at 10:00 a.m.: Children's Sunday School
All children (preschool through 5th grade) will gather on the playground at 10:00 a.m. for a time of fellowship and learning together! If weather keeps us from outdoors, we'll meet in Room 205. We will learn about The Lord's Prayer in July and August!
Opportunities to Serve
Join a Families Forward Charlotte Volunteer Interest Meeting
You can change the life of a family right here in Charlotte! There are several upcoming virtual (zoom) Interest Meetings where you can learn more about the Family Success Program and ways to get involved! Sign Up Here ››
Don't miss out...the next Family Liaison mentor training session will be held this month!
Your Heart, Their Math
Support a child at Rama Road Elementary during the 2022/23 school year with only 1 hour per week! Heart Math Tutoring trains and supports volunteers as tutors to work one-on-one with a student who needs foundational math skills and confidence! With the support of an on-site coordinator, volunteers use an easy-to-follow, proven curriculum featuring hands-on activities and games. Volunteers work with the same student(s) all year building a relationship and strengthening skills. Sign up to volunteer ›› and select your day and time for Rama. Current volunteers Nancy Finlayson, Vic Lisciani, Ed Shoaf, and Cile Woodliff would be happy to answer any questions. 
Volunteer in the Nursery
Our nursery is open during the 9:00 a.m. worship service! We would love some volunteers to come enjoy time playing and sharing God's love with our youngest disciples. Sign-up to volunteer ››. If you are new to volunteering with children and youth, please take a moment to complete our Child and Vulnerable Adult Protection training. Questions? Please contact Sarah Dianne Jones.
Church Life News & Announcements
Update From Our Kenya Mission Team
Two congregations, one family. Our group from Sardis has had an incredible time in Kenya thus far. We have enjoyed being hosted in the homes of our Kenyan church partners and traveling around their Presbytery and surrounding area, and experiencing their mission and ministry in action. We have prayed, sang, laughed, ate and taken tea often. We have formed meaningful friendships with the elders, members, and pastor of Macedonia church, part of the Baraka Parish of PCEA. Check out the worship service from this past Sunday on YouTube! We look forward to sharing more with the congregation when we return! 
Sardis Church Mouse: Ministering to Sardis College Students
The Church Mouse ministry is designed to help college students continue to feel part of the Sardis family while they are away living on college campuses. Collegians interested in having a ʺmouseʺ apply, and members of the congregation volunteer to be ʺmice.ʺ The mice then "anony-mouse‐ly" send cards and inexpensive items to their collegian several times during the year. To become a church mouse, or request a church mouse please contact Georgia Pressly (704.364.9299).
Our Church Family
We Remember in Prayer: Bennie Houston in Novant Matthews.
Coming Soon
August 14: Elementary Children's Summer Book Club
Rising 3rd - rising 5th graders are invited to join Sarah Dianne for a fun summer book club as we read The Crossover! We'll meet on the playground Sundays, August 14 - 28 from 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. for book discussion and activities, and then enjoy playground time and popsicles! Even if your child can’t come every week, we would still love to have them when they’re in town! RSVP to Sarah Dianne Jones ›› so she knows who to expect!
August 15: Children's Back to School Pool Party
All families with preschoolers/elementary schoolers are invited for a fun night of pizza and swimming on Monday, August 15 from 5:30 - 7:30 at Windyrush Pool! RSVP to Sarah Dianne Jones ››
August 20: Children's Playground Popsicle Party
Preschool and elementary school children and their families are invited to the playground for a popsicle party at 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.. This is will be a wonderful time of fellowship before school begins! RSVP to Sarah Dianne Jones ››
August 27: Choir Retreat
All ages are invited to come explore choir opportunities at Sardis! We'll enjoy community building activities, games, and learn about what we have planned for the fall and Advent seasons. Even if you are only interested in singing a few weeks in the fall, we hope you'll join us on August 27 from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.! Registration opens August 8.
August 28: Back to School Blessing
All students and education staff are invited to bring their backpacks, briefcases, tote bags, or toolbelts to worship at 9:00 or 11:00 on Sunday, August 28 for a special blessing to surround the new school year in prayer.
September 10: Treble Trot 5k Fun Run & Kid's Dash
Our 5K Fun Run and Kid's Dash will help support all the Children and Youth involved in the growing Music Program at Sardis Presbyterian Church. Be sure to bring the family. Runners and walkers of all fitness levels welcome!! There will be door prizes and games before and after the run. 
T-shirts are guaranteed to runners that register by August 31. Price will increase on August 31. More information and registration ››
Click here to explore our church calendar and see all the meetings and events coming up at Sardis. Don't forget to add anything of interest to your calendar!
Opportunities to Share & Updates
June Financial Highlights
Thank you for contributing to Christ’s work through Sardis Presbyterian Church.
This Sunday: 10 Cents A Meal Collection
This Sunday we will have our 10 Cents a Meal Collection during both worship services. When you give to Ten Cents a Meal, you are providing food security assistance to local organizations fighting hunger. You can contribute anytime online ›› (select Ten-Cents-A-Meal from the funds dropdown box), or by texting "Sardis Meal" + Amount to 73256.
Three Ways to Give to the Support the Ministry of Sardis
We invite you to continue to uphold our ministry with your gifts as you are able. Sardis depends on your weekly donations to keep exploring faith and changing lives through the work of our ministries. Use the giving option:  
  • Give Online: From your computer or smartphone give online ››
  • Text: Sardis + Amount to 73256
  • Mail:6100 Sardis Road, Charlotte, NC 28270
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