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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

First Reading: Psalm 139:1-6;13-18

Second Reading: I Samuel 3:1-10

Sermon: "Called by Name"

Preaching: Dr. Whitney Bayer

Marge Woods entered the Church Triumphant on June 11, 2022. We give thanks for her life and pray that God’s peace will envelop the family and sustain them with hope. Marge’s memorial service is scheduled for Friday, July 8, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. at SMPC and on livestream.



We are so blessed to be back out in the community spreading the Word through scripture and music! 

Lindsey Odom and Zach Bowyer visited Brightmore residents Wednesday afternoon for worship and music. Lindsey read John 17:20-26 and preached a beautiful sermon on unity. 

“We didn’t know that piano could sound so good!” said one Brightmore participant after the service. (The instrumental prelude of “Jesus Loves Me” got a big round of applause!) 

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Last Thursday morning, the Shelter Ministry filled 648 prescription vials of body wash for Roof Above in just over an hour!

Among the participants was the Tyler family: Ray, Bob and Emily (a rising freshman at Ardrey Kell High School). The next scheduled work day is July 14. The ministry is always in need of product (body wash especially) and shoe boxes or assorted boxes of the same approximate depth. 

Contact Carol Morgan for more information. All are welcome! 

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Like angels singing! Participants in Beginning to Ring! get a lesson on the handbells from Director of Music and Organist Zach Bowyer in last Thursday's class. 

The next class is this Thursday, June 16, at 10:30 a.m. - all are welcome and no music experience is required.

L-R: Kathy Galati, Amanda Alford, Alix Phillips and Allison Reeves

The annual SMPC golf tournament was a huge success - especially for Team Zagora! It was the team's second year in a row claiming the championship. Thank you to everyone who came out - it was a fun afternoon! 

L-R: Todd Zagora, Mike Zagora, Michael Zagora and Scott Zagora

View more golf tournament photos here

Thank you to all who came out to this year's Lunch on the Grounds on June 12! We had a wonderful time catching up with one another over lunch. It was the perfect way to kick off summer!

Counterclockwise starting back left: Betsy Leonard, Karen Williams, Evan Williams, Steve Williams, Sheila McAnally, Brent McAnally, Lilly McAnally, and Kathy Galati

View more Lunch on the Grounds photos here

Hops Around Town met at the Dreamchaser's Brewery in Waxhaw last Saturday for some cold brew and fellowship. 

L-R: Dr. Whitney Bayer, Kathy Galati, Karen Williams, Susan Hicks and Leisa Lackey

View more Hops Around Town photos here

Summer Selfies Wanted – If your summer plans take your family to new (or familiar and much-loved!) destinations, send us a picture of yourselves wherever – or however – you worship. Whether it’s a family photo in front of St. Paul’s in London or a photo of you livestreaming SMPC in a beach chair on the coast of Carolina, we want to see where you worship this summer!

Please send photos and details to Cheryl Perry. By submitting a photo, you agree to allow SMPC to use the photo in our weekly email. 


Beginning to Ring, Today, June 16, 10:30 a.m. - Learn how to play the handbells. We meet every Thursday through the summer. Ages high school and up are welcome to join us. | Contact: Zach Bowyer

SMPC Friday Morning Men's Group, Friday, June 17, 7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m., Chapel 206 - This group meets on the 1st and 3rd Fridays of the month and would love to have new folks join. We enjoy conversation on a variety of topics and periodically explore a book. | Contact: Curt Ireland, 980-254-7776

The Hate U Give Movie NightFriday, June 17, 7:00 - 9:30 p.m. - The Racial Equity Task Force invites you to a movie night and conversation. We will watch The Hate U Give and explore how Christians might faithfully respond. Children and middle school youth will participate in an age-appropriate activity while their adults view the movie. High school youth are invited to watch the movie. We will host conversation groups June 19 at 9 a.m., June 20 at 12:00 p.m. (via Zoom), and June 21 at 7 p.m. | Register


American Red Cross Blood Drive - Saturday, July 9, 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., Mecklenburg Hall - Please remember to bring your Red Cross Donor Card or photo ID. | Set up an appointment to give blood. | Contact: Tierra Sandeen.

Bread Donation and Delivery - Volunteers are needed every Friday morning to deliver bread donated by Panera to the Dilworth Soup Kitchen. Summer dates are available! | 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 through July. | 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 Jennifer Basquin

Support Ukraine via PDA - Donations may be made to Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA) to support emergency relief for those fleeing Ukraine. Donate online to fund “Other” with “PDA” in the memo box. Or, make checks payable to SMPC with "PDA" on the memo line.


Youth and Older Elementary Children’s Worship Helpers Needed, Sunday mornings this summer - Please sign up at the Connection Center in the Narthex on any Sunday morning you are available to help! There will also be a spot for one parent helper each week. You do not need to sign up in advance. | Contact Rebecca Guzman

Grandparent Camp, June 20 - 22, 9:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m., Ages 3 and up - Grandparent camp is for grandchildren and their grandparents (or those adopted for the week!). We will gather on campus for worship, Bible, art, storytime, snack, and play. Please register each person, including grandparents! | Contact Rebecca Guzman| Register 

Vacation Bible School, July 25 - 28, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Ages 3 years old through rising 6th grade - Ready to cook up some fun? Our Food Truck Party invites children to get on a roll with God! VBS will run from Monday-Thursday, with a family picnic on Thursday evening to showcase our week! Rising 5th and 6th Graders are invited to join our Mission Possible program, with field trips to organizations throughout the week. | Contact Rebecca Guzman | Register 


Youth Volunteers Needed for Vacation Bible SchoolJuly 25 - July 29, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - We are looking for youth to volunteer and help the teachers throughout the morning. | Contact Lindsey Odom | Sign Up 


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 the 4-day 4s and TK 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.


Worshipping 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 Malmut704-591-9496


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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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