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We hope you will join us this Sunday in-person or online. All are welcome! 

Worship: 10:10 a.m. - Sanctuary and Livestream

Reading from the Old Testament: Psalm 36:5-9

Reading from the New Testament: Luke 13:31-35

Sermon: Refuge

Preaching: Dr. Whitney Bayer

We encourage you to wear your name tag to worship. If you do not have a name tag or have misplaced yours, please contact Nancy Metzler, director of hospitality and connection.


Our middle schoolers had a BLAST at Camp Canaan this weekend during their Middle School Fall Retreat. Thank you to Director of Youth Ministry Lindsey Odom and our retreat chaperones, Alicia Bickett, Bryan Bickett and Meredith Bates and Friday night helpers, Kara and Curtis Guy, for their leadership and love for our middle schoolers. May the youth always believe and trust in Jesus and know they are loved beyond measure! Click here for more pictures.

Thank you to Miles Ullman (left) and Ryan Wooley who served as acolytes on Sunday, September 18. If your child (ages 1st-5th grade) is interested in serving as an acolyte, please contact Rebeca Guzman

BSA Troop 219 enjoyed camp this summer at Camp Grimes in Nebo, NC.

ALL are welcome...this little guy (or gal?) "hopped" over to the church Wednesday afternoon to say his prayers on the church office door. 


Our SMPC high schoolers - may they strengthen their faith, form new friendships, and be reminded of their identity as a beloved child of God during the High School Fall Retreat this weekend. 


Re-link your Harris Teeter VIC Card to support SMPC Preschool - Click here for instructions. Please note that the preschool is listed under "South Mecklenburg Presbyterian Church Preschool".


BSA Troops 119 and 219 BBQ and Vegetarian Chili Pick Up, September 24 and 25, SMPC campus - It's time to pick up your BBQ and chili! | Contact: Al Nedrich

Adult JOY Class, Sunday September 25, 8:45 a.m.- 9:45 a.m. Sanctuary 301, This lively group is studying Unafraid by Adam Hamilton. The study will last 5 weeks, and it is hybrid so you may attend in person or virtually. We chose this topic because it seems appropriate for the times we are living in. You can see a trailer here and sign up on ChurchLife here. | Contact: Ruby Robinson

Conversations with Dr. Matt BrownWednesday, September 28, 9:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m., Zoom - Everyone is invited to join us as we discuss the scripture for the coming week’s sermon. | Contact Matt Brown for the Zoom ID#

Handiwork: work done skillfully with the hands. Are you a knitter, needlepointer, quilter, cross-stitcher or crocheter? Or, if not, would you like to be? We have a number of talented handiworkers who are interested in gathering at the church periodically to work on their projects (to keep or to donate) and share their skills. If you’re interested in joining this group, as a beginner, an expert, or anything in between, we want to hear from you! | Contact: Nancy Metzler  


BBQ Lunch on the Grounds, Sunday, October 9 after 10:10 a.m. worship -

All are invited to join us for lunch as we celebrate fall and the kickoff of our stewardship season! This event is sponsored by the Hospitality Committee and will be catered by Q Shack. The menu will include pulled chicken and pork, mac 'n cheese, salad (gluten-free and vegetarian), buns, hushpuppies, chips, cookies, tea and lemonade. The price is $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 4-10; children 3 and under are free| Register by September 29 | Contact: Kathy Graham

CROP Hunger WalkSunday, October 16, 2:00 p.m. (walk starts at 2:30 p.m.), Meet at the SMPC campus – Join us for the 2022 CROP Hunger Walk as we walk a 3.5-mile route from the church. All are invited to walk. The Walk is a mission outreach activity designed to eliminate hunger and poverty locally (CLT) and worldwide. Walkers demonstrate their commitment to reducing poverty by walking the distance persons with food insecurity need to walk each day to get clean water (3.5-4.1 miles). | Join the team or donate | Contact: Bob Cushman


Bread Donation and Delivery - Volunteers are needed every Friday morning to deliver bread donated by Panera to the Dilworth Soup Kitchen. | Sign up

Bag Lunches for Roof Above - Roof Above provides 300 lunch bags each day to help feed those in need. SMPC is committed to providing 100 bag lunches a month. Volunteers are needed. | Sign up 

Loaves and Fishes, Fridays, 1-4 p.m., 2027 Emerywood Drive, Charlotte, NC 28210 - Loaves and Fishes is looking for some strong bodies to help them do the lifting and delivering of boxes of food from their Food Pantry to cars every Friday from 1-4 PM. The minimum age to volunteer is 14 and closed toed shoes are required. | Contact: Lindsey Odom or Church Member Jane Royther


Children's Worship Helper Signup Process - Parent and youth helpers: You can sign up to help with Children’s Worship each Sunday (you do not need to commit in advance!). Simply sign up on the sheet in the narthex prior toworship. | Contact: Rebecca Guzman

BAM! (Bible and Music), Sunday, September 25, 5:00-6:30 p.m. - BAM! is our Sunday evening program for children in kindergarten through 5th grade. During BAM!, children will sing, creatively engage with Bible stories, and explore various instruments in peer age groups. They will occasionally sing, play instruments, or display their creations during Sunday worship. Because we have dinner together every Sunday, children need to have a child participation form on file AND register for each Sunday they will attend.

Register | Contact: Rebecca Guzman


SMPC Youth Fundraiser - Show off your SMPC pride AND support the SMPC Youth's mission and ministry by ordering SMPC apparel! The youth are selling SMPC t-shirts, collared shirts, pullovers, jackets and hats. Cut-off date to order is Sunday, September 25th.| Order | Contact: Lindsey Odom


Some Spots Open at SMPC Preschool - Are you looking for a play-based, child-centered preschool for your child? SMPC Preschool still has a few spaces in 3s and 4s classes. Read more at smpcpreschool.org. For information about registration please contact the school at 704-544-9831 or email SMPC Preschool Director Carol Watkins.


Worshiping together in person is a joy - and requires many helping hands! A number of volunteer opportunities are available on Sunday mornings and we need you. | Contact: Nancy Metzler


Flowers for Worship - The 2022 sign-up calendar to provide flowers for Sunday Worship is now available through the end of the year. You may provide your own arrangement, have a florist supply your arrangement, or make a donation to the Sanctuary Building Fund, and the Worship Committee will provide the flowers.| Sign Up | Contact: Karen Malmut, 704-591-9496


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Click above to financially support the work of SMPC. Gifts to the Operating Fund support the day to day ministries, programs, and operations of the church. Gifts to the Strength to Strength Fund support our sanctuary mortgage. Gifts to the School Lunches for Haiti Fund support students at the OFCB school in Bayonnais, Haiti. For other gift designations, select the Other Fund, and note the gift's intent in the box provided. | Contact: Mary Katheryne Zagora


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