Weekly Announcements

Apr 25 - May 1
1 John 3:16-24
16This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters. 17If anyone has material possessions and sees a brother or sister in need but has no pity on them, how can the love of God be in that person? 18Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth. 19This is how we know that we belong to the truth and how we set our hearts at rest in his presence: 20If our hearts condemn us, we know that God is greater than our hearts, and he knows everything. 21Dear friends, if our hearts do not condemn us, we have confidence before God 22and receive from him anything we ask because we keep his commands and do what pleases him. 23And this is his command: to believe in the name of his Son, Jesus Christ, and to love one another as he commanded us. 24The one who keeps God's commands lives in him, and he in them. And this is how we know that he lives in us: We know it by the Spirit he gave us.
Worship Ministry News
10 Things You Need To Know!!!
  1. You must call the church office to register for worship by the previous Thursday at 1:30 pm @ 704.376.8014.
  2. You must wear a mask at all times, have temperature checked, and answer the COVID-19 questionnaire prior to entering. Don’t worry, this should go fast.
  3. No one with an abnormal temperature will be allowed to enter. No exceptions.
  4. If you did not register we will not be able to accommodate you.
  5. Arrive early to allow for needed processing time.
  6. Do not expect to sit where you normally would sit.
  7. Seating is limited to 55 persons in the sanctuary and 30 persons in the fellowship hall and will be assigned based on registration order.
  8. If you can climb stairs you will enter in on 7th St., unless you have been assigned to the fellowship hall for worship.
  9. If you cannot do stairs or have been assigned to the fellowship hall you will enter at the gate located between the education building and church office.
  10. Follow the directions of those who will be directing you, please. It is for everyone’s safety.
  • To register for in-person worship, click here
  • For church Re-Opening Information, click here

Other ways that we are bringing you the Word of God!!!
  • Our worship service is streamed live every Sunday @ 11 am from FUPC's sanctuary via our church's website (www.fupcc.org), Facebook page (@firstunitedcharlotte), and Zoom.
  • We also continue to partner with First Pres every 4th Sunday via First Presbyterian Church's TV ministry, channel 64- WAXN.

Meeting ID: 879 8931 0381
Passcode: 933562
Dial-in: 1-301-715-8592 and follow the prompts

Using the same passage Two and Five Cents-a-Meal has used since 1982…
“Verily I say unto you, inasmuch as you have done it unto one of the least of my brothers, you have done it unto me.” – Matthew 25:40

Please consider a gift to Ten Cents-a-Meal every first Sunday. To learn more about this program click here.
Education Ministry News
Black History Moment brought to us by PBS.org:

Martin Luther King Jr. improvised the most iconic part of his “I Have a Dream Speech.”

On Wednesday, August 28, 1963, 250,000 Americans united at the Lincoln Memorial for the final speech of the March on Washington. As Martin Luther King Jr. stood at the podium, he eventually pushed his notes aside.

The night before the march, Dr. King began working on his speech with a small group of advisers in the lobby of the Willard Hotel. The original speech was more political and less historic, according to Clarence B. Jones, and it did not include any reference to dreams. After delivering the now-famous line, “we are not satisfied, and we will not be satisfied until justice rolls down like waters and righteousness like a mighty stream,” Dr. King transformed his speech into a sermon.

Onstage near Dr. King, singer Mahalia Jackson reportedly kept saying, “Tell ‘em about the dream, Martin,” and while no one will know if he heard her, it could likely have been the inspiration he needed. Dr. King then continued, “Even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream….” And then the famous Baptist preacher preached on, adding repetition and outlining the specifics of his dream. And while this improvised speech given on that hot August day in 1963 was not considered a universal success immediately, it is now recognized as one of the greatest speeches in American history.

For more information on the 1963 March on Washington, visit pbs.org/marchonwashington

Christian Nurture/Service News

Happy Birthday to Our April Honorees!!!
Kyron Williams ~ April 3rd
Skye Mosley ~ April 5th
Jocelyn Stanley ~ April 6th
Devanée Williams ~ April 7th
Eric Davis, Jr. ~ April 8yh
Caryle B Bennett ~ April 9th
Carmen Brown ~ April 9th
Catherine Strong ~ April 11th
Keyara Burton ~ April 11th
Elayna Williams ~ April 11th
Juanita Eison ~ April 13th
Shalana Carelock ~ April 14th
Wade Y. Mosley, Sr. ~ April 21st
Aldriche “Zoe” Watkins ~ April 22nd
Ronald Thomas II ~ April 23rd
Tamara Tate ~ April 26th
Jaron Givens ~ April 27th

Happy Anniversary to Our April Lovebirds!!!
Olin & Gaynelle Grier ~ April 6th
FUPC Calendar of Events
Community News
The African American Intercultural Congregational Support office has the following job openings available. Please click on the links below for more details.

The African American Intercultural Congregational Support Office assists the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) in addressing the needs of African American Congregations. It works in partnership with Mid Councils to nurture conversations and facilitate ministries that will transform African American congregations into a more vibrant and healthier congregation.

The office emphasizes principles that will encourage, nurture, support, motivate, equip and empower leaders and disciples of Jesus Christ, to become more intentional about engaging in spiritual practice that nurtures a transformational spirituality and leads towards transforming communities and the world, The Beloved Community or The Realm of God on Earth.
Friends - Trinity is searching for our next Weekday School Director and I’d love your help!  Please share this link with anyone you know - a church member, friend, etc - who may be interested in the position.  It’s been a wild year with the pandemic but we’re excited about our future as registration for next year grows.

The link includes a link to the job description and an email address to send a cover letter and resume.

Thanks for sharing this far and wide!

Live in hope,
Steve Lindsley
Senior Minister
“A gripping account of one of the most disturbing, though virtually unknown, political events in American History.”
~ The Wall Street Journal

You are invited to join a Zoom discussion of “Wilmington’s Lie: The Murderous Coup of 1898 and the Rise of White Supremacy”, by North Carolina based-journalist and author David Zucchino. 

As you were probably never taught in school, 2000 heavily armed white nightriders swarmed through Wilmington, NC in November, 1898 in order to overthrow the legitimately elected city government. City officials and leading Black citizens fled at gunpoint, women and children were terrorized and at least 60 Black men were shot and killed.

The author calls this “a story that needs to be told… and shows what can happen when people exploit ancient hatreds and suspicions and fears.” 

The discussion will be held Thursday evening, April 29th at 6:30 p.m. Send questions or to sign up for the discussion, please email:  Nan.r.clarke@gmail.com
Registration is now open for the Virtual Job Fair! Join us Thursday, April 29, 2021, from 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. EDT, and connect with a diverse set of companies looking for exceptional job candidates like you. We’ve partnered with M Financial Group to present career opportunities with some of the leading insurance and financial services firms in the industry.
A range of positions is available, including full-time, part-time, and internship roles, and for all levels of experience. This event is open to all Links, Connecting Links, Heir-o-Links, friends, and family members who may be looking for a promising new career, so please feel free to share this invitation with your network.
Registration is required, and there’s no cost to participate. It’s easy to sign up — visit the Virtual Job Fair website (https://mfin-thelinksincorporated-jobfair.vfairs.com/en/) to get started.
 Virtual Job Fair
April 29, 2021
5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. EDT
Black Males Needed at Meharry Medical College
This message is from Dr. Glenda Glover, President of Tennessee State University, and her Community Affairs Liaison, Mrs. Barbara Murrell. This is a program between TSU and Meharry Medical College where students would go to TSU for 3 years, then on to Meharry and finish to become an MD or DDS in 7 years, instead of the traditional 8 years. The program has enough female students already signed up, but no Black males. If you know any Black males, who are high school seniors, want to become a medical doctor, scored a 28 on the ACT, and a 3.5 GPA, there is a possible free ride for them at Tennessee State University. Please send the prospective candidates' information to gussie.fuller@gmail.com. Their information will then be forwarded to President Glover and Mrs. Barbara Murrell. All students' information needs to be submitted ASAP!
The FEMA Funeral Reimbursement Program
The FEMA Funeral Reimbursement Program will launch in a week or two. FEMA is reimbursing up to $7,000.00 for COVID-19 funerals. PLEASE PASS ON FOR WIDEST DISSEMINATION TO OUR BLACK COMMUNITIES.... to any family member who paid for a funeral. Please keep funeral documentation. COVID-19 Funeral Assistance at FEMA.gov https://www.fema.gov/disasters/coronavirus/economic/funeral-assistance