Weekly Announcements
June 6 - June 12
May 31st - June 7th
Rev. Small will be on vacation with his family, returning on Tuesday, June 8th. As such, he will not be available as normal. If you have a need arise, please reach out to a member of our Session or one of your Shephards first.
Worship Ministry News

First United Welcomes
Rev. Dr. Captain Alice Ridgill on June 6th!!!

Dr. Alice Ridgill is widely known across the country for her exceptional leadership ability and engaging preaching style. Dr. Ridgill currently serves as Associate General Presbyter of Charlotte Presbytery and as a Chaplain in the United States Air Force Reserve where she holds the rank of Captain. Please join us on Sunday, June 6th for a powerful Word from this phenomenal woman!

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

Due to the recent changes implemented by Gov. Roy Cooper regarding COVID-19 guidelines for the state of NC, we have lifted some of the restrictions for our in-person worship service. These changes are effective on Sunday, June 6th.
  1. Registration is no longer required.
  2. We are no longer adhering to capacity limits within the sanctuary.
  3. We will no longer be taking temperature checks and requiring you to sign in before worship service.
  4. You STILL must wear a mask at all times.
  • For church Re-Opening Information, click here

Education Ministry News
Attention FUPC Parents & Youth!!!

First United will celebrate Youth Recognition Day on Sunday, June 13th during morning worship. We will recognize our Class of 2021 Graduates and our 2021 Confirmation Class members. In order to prepare the special bulletin insert, we need to gather information about all of the achievements and the wonderful activities each of our Youth has been involved in - even in the midst of the pandemic. Please download the attached Youth Recognition Questionnaire and return it by email to Tamara Williams at tdallasw@yahoo.com or you can mail or drop it off at the church office to the attention of the Education Ministry, by Sunday, May 30th. We realize that many of the awards that students receive may be given out after that date. You can always email Elder Tamara Williams with any other recognitions that need to be added after that date and she will add any additional information. 
JOIN US FOR VIRTUAL VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL! 
Memorial, First United, and Statesville Avenue Presbyterian Churches are collaborating to sponsor a joint virtual VBS experience this year!

Join us on June 29, June 30, and July 1st from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm on ZoomThe “I’ve Got This! With Jesus” VBS program shares how “Victory – Strength – Prayer – Praise” in Christ are blessings and opportunities for families, individuals, churches, and communities to declare who Jesus is in their lives. 

“I’ve Got This! With Jesus” serves as a model of encouragement we can follow to highlight practical strength builders we can use every day! 
Everyone is invited! 
Classes for rising 1st Grade to Adults. 
Download the registration form and return it to your church by Tuesday, June 22nd. 
For more details, click here.
(please complete a separate form for each person)
This
Black History Moment brought to us by History.com:

"Sojourner Truth"

Sojourner Truth was an African American evangelist, abolitionist, women’s rights activist, and author who was born into slavery before escaping to freedom in 1826. After gaining her freedom, Truth preached about abolitionism and equal rights for all. She became known for a speech with the famous refrain, "Ain't I a Woman?" that she was said to have delivered at a women's convention in Ohio in 1851, although accounts of that speech (and whether Truth ever used that refrain) have since been challenged by historians. Truth continued her crusade throughout her adult life, earning an audience with President Abraham Lincoln and becoming one of the world’s best-known human rights crusaders.

Christian Nurture/Service News
FUPC Welcomes CROSS Missions
This summer, FUPC is partnering with Myers Park Presbyterian Church to serve as a host church for their CROSS Missions initiative. CROSS Missions is Myers Park Presbyterian Church’s unique urban outreach ministry. Over the past 20 years, more than 10,000 people from 270 churches, colleges, and schools in 19 states have served through CROSS Missions.

Their mission is to host and organize youth group mission trips here in Charlotte, NC. These groups come from all over the South East region, from small churches to large churches. They serve at over 30 different agencies in Charlotte giving thousands of hours each summer to partners such as Crisis Assistance Ministry, Charlotte Rescue Mission, Hope Haven, Freedom Schools, Second Harvest, and many more.

During the week of June 6th - June 11th, our church will be hosting a small group of young women from Fountain Inn Presbyterian Church, located in Fountain Inn, SC. We will be providing dinner (pizza) for them on Wednesday, June 9th @ 7:00 p.m. If any of you are interested in assisting with serving the meal or providing the group with a church tour or background history of FUPC, please contact Elder Gail Farmer-Walker on the Christian Nurture/Service Unit.

As a Matthew 25 church, congregational vitality is strengthened as we keep our congregation and Faith community engaged and informed about how God is guiding us to do great things at FUPC.

Happy Birthday to Our June Honorees!!!
Keonka Lindsey ~ June 3rd
Rev. Lorenzo Small, Sr. ~ June 5th
Chauncey Champion ~ June 5th
Chris Cannon ~ June 5th
Rufus Harris ~ June 6th
Clement Bowman ~ June 7th
Mabel Kearns ~ June 7th
Jonette Harper ~ June 11th
Ardella Wilson ~ June 12th
Thelma Smith ~ June 13th
Fannie Watermann ~ June 14th
Eugene Stitt ~ June 18th
Leslie Watkins ~ June 21st
Helen Hairston ~ June 25th
Tyrone Carr ~ June 25th
Sherri Freeman ~ June 28th

Happy Anniversary to Our June Love Birds!!!
Raymond & Donna Fair ~ June 1st
Arnie & Claudia McClain ~ June 8th
Jerome & Gail Walker ~ June 22nd
Willie & Etta Lynn ~ June 27th
Vil & Lydia Johnikin ~ June 30th

FUPC Calendar of Events
Community News
Your Help Is Needed...Please Register for The National Black Presbyterian Caucus Convention!
 This year's National Black Presbyterian Caucus 46th Biennial Convention will be held virtually from Thursday, June 24th to Saturday, June 26th, 2021. This year's registration is $5 for youth (18 and under) and $25 for adults.
NBPC 2021 Biennial Virtual Convention
Registration Details
You may register one of two ways:
1. You may register on the National Black Presbyterian Caucus homepage: https://Nationalnbpc.org/nbpc-46th-biennial-convention-page/

2. You may register on the PC (USA) registration site: https://ogaevents.pcusa.org/accounts/login/?next=/register/nbpc-2021
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