Welcome to The Communicator, your weekly guide to the life at Sardis.

Wednesday, September 7, 2022

Fall Program Guide Now Available for Download!

We are so excited to kick-off our fall programming! There is a Bible study, Sunday School class, Fellowship opportunity, and service opportunity for everybody! Download your program guide then join us for kick-off weekend this weekend! You can also pick-up a copy in the Narthex or Gathering Place.

Saturday, September 10: 9:00 -11:00 a.m. Walk, run, skip, trot and in our Treble Trot 5k Fun Run around campus to support our children and youth music programs. Enjoy outdoor games and a community art project. At 11:00 enjoy a community picnic and live music by our contemporary worship band.

Sunday, September 11: Enjoy donuts and coffee in the Gathering Place. Worship in the updated Fellowship Hall space at 9:00 a.m. or at 11:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary (or on Facebook & YouTube). Sunday School for all ages is at 10:00 a.m.

This Week at Sardis
9:00 Worship Playlist
9:00 Worship All Time Playlist

Joe B.'s Fall Bible Study

Beginning this week Joe B. Martin will lead us in exploring questions like, What is the Bible? How did it come to be as it is? How can we dig deeper into scripture to learn more without going to seminary? Join this study to get answers and be equipped with the tools you can use to discover more answers from and about God’s Word to us in Holy Scripture. Same class, three different options:

  • Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. in room 210 and Zoom (Meeting ID: 881 2720 1311 and Passcode: Sardis)
  • Thursdays at 10:00 a.m. in room 210 and Zoom (Meeting ID: 891 6468 1585 and Passcode: Sardis)
  • Sundays in the Robert Pharr Men's Sunday School Class in room 212.

Fall Kick Off Celebration Weekend!

We have a weekend of fun, food, and worship planned and we hope you will join us, and invite your friends and neighbors to do the same! Saturday, September 10 is our Treble Trot 5k Fun Run & Kid's Dash - we will also have outdoor games, a community picnic, a community art project, and live music from our Contemporary Worship Band! Sunday, September 11, we will celebrate a new program year with donuts and coffee in the Gathering Place before and after the 9:00 worship service. 

September 10: Treble Trot 5k Fun Run & Kid's Dash

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.  9:00 - 11:00 run, outdoor games, and community art project. 11:00 community picnic. More information and registration ››

September 11: Sunday School Classes for All Ages

There will be Sunday School classes for all ages at 10:00 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall and Education Hall. Click below to explore more details on classes available: 

September 11: Sunday Night Programing for Families

On September 11 we are launching a new Sunday evening programming opportunity for families for K-12th grade children and youth. We'll have a time of music, dinner, fellowship, and faith formation together! The new Sunday night schedule will be as follows:

  • 3:30 - 4:15 p.m. | Youth Handbells
  • 4:15 - 5:00 p.m. | Youth Choir
  • 5:00 - 5:30 p.m. | Children & Youth Dinner
  • 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. | Children & Youth Programming. Also a time for parents to gather with Katie Harrington. 
Opportunities to Serve

9:00 Worship AV Volunteer Sign-ups Open

We are looking for volunteers to join the AV and tech team for our 9:00 Contemporary Worship service. We need one volunteer each Sunday to help advance slides and assist with other easy AV and tech support tasks. Our Technical Arts Coordinator, John Nipe, will provide instructions and training. Click here to sign-up for a Sunday (or two)! 

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!

Calling All Homework Helpers

It’s that time of year! Kids are returning to school providing us with an opportunity to work with teachers and students at Rama Road Elementary School. Tuesdays and/or Thursdays, from 2:30 to 4:00. You can help a first or second grader improve their reading, literacy and math skills — and have fun doing it. If you are wondering if we really make a difference...last year two of our students received End-Of-Year awards from their teachers for the improvements they made. The school attributed their success to our Homework Helpers. If you’d like to learn more or you’d like to volunteer, let Pam Stirling know. 

Volunteer in the Nursery

Starting September 11, the nursery will be open for both the 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. worship services and we need your help to keep it running smoothly! We're so excited that we'll be in a brand new location, the former Resource Room next to the Adult Library, and hope that you'll check it out! Sign up to volunteer here! Contact Sarah Dianne Jones with any questions. 

Church Life News & Announcements

Our Church Family

Congratulations: to Ken Pressley and Susie Porter Pressley who who married at Sardis on Friday, September 2. 2022. Rev. Dr. Joe B. Martin officiated. 

We Remember in Prayer: Marianne Schul in Novant Matthews; and John Paradise.

Coming Soon

September 18: Congregational Meeting

There will be a Congregational Meeting at Noon on Sunday, September 18 in the Sanctuary. The purpose of this meeting is to elect church officers to the class of 2025, as well as a youth elder to serve a one-year term. Click here to find out more about the officer nominees. To join the Zoom, click here or use Meeting ID: 876 3003 4068 and Passcode: sardis.

September 20: New Midweek Bible Study

Beginning on September 20, this new Bible study, led by Renda Brinson, will meet on Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m. in Room 210 and on Zoom. We will do an in-depth look at small segments of scripture, so that in our understanding, we may know how God is calling us to apply it to our lives. Come with your questions and join in the discussion. To register or for questions about the class, please contact Renda Brinson (704.458.0366).


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

July Financial Highlights

Thank you for contributing to Christ’s work through Sardis Presbyterian Church.

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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