Welcome to The Communicator, your weekly guide to the life at Sarids.
Wednesday, June 1, 2022
Tonight: Summer Book Study Small Group on Zoom
Tonight, we kick-off our summer book study with our first small group discussion on Zoom at 7:00 p.m. Click here to join the Zoom (or use Meeting ID: 842 4930 6740
and Passcode: sardis).

This month, join Joe B., our Elders, and Deacons in reading "Not Your Parents' Offering Plate" , then engage with a small group to discuss your thoughts on the book and the ideas the author presents! For more information, and to RSVP for a small group discussion: Visit the event page.
This Week at Sardis
This Sunday: Sunday Social Following Each Worship Service
Help us kick-off the summer season and join us under the Sanctuary covered drive for a time of fellowship following each worship service this Sunday, June 5. We'll have donuts and juice after the 9:00 service, and ice cream treats after the 11:00 service.
This Sunday at 10:00 a.m.: Adult Summer Sunday School
There will be one adult Sunday school class meeting this summer at 10:00 a.m. in Room 210 and via Zoom. All are welcome to join! Click here to join the Zoom (or use Meeting ID: 845 5102 0644 and Passcode: sardis).

  • Sunday, June 5: Joe B. will be leading
  • Sunday, June 12: Summer Book Study, RSVP here
  • Sunday, June 19: Rev. Allysen Schaaf will be leading
  • Sunday, June 26: Intergenerational Mission Opportunity
This Sunday: Elementary Children Summer Book Club
Rising 3rd - rising 5th graders are invited to join Sarah Dianne for a fun summer book club as we read Astrid the Unstoppable! We'll meet on the playground each Sunday in June 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 so she knows who to expect!
Opportunities to Serve
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 here. 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.
Help Serve Our Neighbors at Roof Above
On the fourth Saturday of every month, Sardis serves lunch at Roof Above. We arrive at 10:00 a.m., prep lunch, make soup, then serve lunch until 12:15 p.m. No clean-up required! If you are interested in helping, please contact Brenda McKay to schedule a time. You will receive more specific instructions before your day of service.
Church Life News & Announcements
Beginning June 6: Rev. Dr. Joe B. Martin on Sabbatical
Joe B. will be on (one third of) his sabbatical June 6 - July 5. Please direct any questions, concerns, and pastoral needs to Rev. Katie Harrington during this time.
Mid-Week Bible Study: Last Session
The Letters of John: If you missed the final week of this class, you can view week 4 of John's Letters here. You can also go back and review all of the lessons in The Gospel and Letters of John Bible study here.
Pickleball is Back! Beginning June 9
Pickleball is starting back up! Youth and adults are welcome to join us at 6:00 p.m. each Thursday in the Fellowship Hall starting June 9! No experience necessary! Come enjoy a time of fellowship! Questions? Contact Micah Martin.
Our Church Family
We Remember in Prayer: Antionnette Harris, sister of staff member, Sam Johnson, in the hospital after a car accident.
Coming Soon
June 12: Children's Summer Sunday School
Beginning Sunday, June 9, 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 different stories from the lectionary in June and then The Lord's Prayer in July and August! 
Summer Choir for All Ages
All ages are invited to join the choir this summer! No weekly rehearsal commitments! No musical experience required! Meet at 10:00 a.m. in the Choir Room for coffee and learning the anthem:
  • June 19, 26
  • July 3, 10, 17, 31
  • August 7, 21, 28
  • September 4

Saturday, June 18 at 5:30: Preschool Splash Night
Infants through TK children are invited to come enjoy a pizza dinner, water tables, and water games on Saturday, June 18 at 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. on the Sardis Playground. RSVP to Sarah Dianne Jones. Friends are always welcome - extend an invite!
July 11 - 15 at 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.: Vacation Bible School
This VBS invites rising 3 year old - rising 5th grade children to pray as Jesus teaches us in Matthew 6:11; “Give us this day our daily bread.” These words serve as a reminder that everything we have comes from God — and that it’s by turning to God in prayer that all of our daily needs are met. Register online by June 30.
August 8 - 12 at 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.: Sardis Music & Arts Summer Hoopla
Rising 2nd - rising 6th grade children are invited to bring a friend or a few! We'll be bringing back a musical this year and our days will be filled with theater, art, music, and games.
Students must provide their own lunch and water bottles. Volunteers needed and appreciated! Register online by July 24.
Opportunities to Share & Updates
April Financial Highlights
Thank you for contributing to Christ’s work through Sardis Presbyterian Church.
This Sunday: Ten Cents A Meal
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, or by texting "Sardis Meal" + Amount to 73256.
Three Ways to Give
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 here
  • Text: Sardis + Amount to 73256
  • Mail:6100 Sardis Road, Charlotte, NC 28270
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