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Month: August 2018

August 29, 2018

Sunday Formation is the space between worship services to study God’s word and deepen relationships with others. Class discussions help us apply the Word to our lives. Format varies among classes. There are no age specifications for these adult classes.

Here are the classes we offer on Sunday mornings, 10-10:45 a.m. Learn more about the weekly details for each class, as well as a monthly roundup of Adult Formation classes.

Chapel Class

The Chapel class uses The Present Word curriculum to study Genesis, about the beginning of God’s activity in the world through relationships, family and divine promises. (Meets in the Chapel)

 

Passages

The Passages class presents topics that invite exploration of Scripture and ways of living the faith personally and for the world.  The lessons are attentive to the interests of those navigating mid-life passages, but the class is open to all.  This group gathers for social events at least twice a year.  (Meets in Pattie Cole, S203)

 

Conversations

The Conversations class uses a round-table setting to explore the ways we understand Scripture and apply it to our lives. This fall, the Reverend Mary Margaret Porter leads a series on Ten Prayers that Changed the World to illustrate the ways God was, and is, active in our lives. (Meets in Frances Browne Dining Room, P212)

 

The Good Samaritan Class

The Good Samaritan Class considers events in our world and discusses how people of faith respond and live. (Fresco Lobby)

 

Fellowship Group

Fellowship Group is a welcoming table for all to build community through connecting with others.  It is minimally structured and open to all. (Meets in Wood Fellowship Hall)

 

Return to the Learn page or read more about specific Adult Formation programs:

 

 

August 24, 2018

 

Sign up online to be a part of the build. Be sure to use the church code 1686 when registering.

August 22, 2018

Westerly Hills Academy has a big change this year: It is switching back to Pre-K – 5! Teachers could really use help setting up their new classrooms and managing a busy, full-of-changes first day back on August 27. There are still spots open if you are able to help!

August 16, 2018

Wrestling the Angel, an exhibition at The Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, examines how religion and sacred art appear in work made by seemingly secular, avant-garde artists. The examples on view critically investigate the role of religion and spirituality as both a social component and as a visual language often implicitly present in daily life, even if the image is not explicitly referencing the original religious source.

Join your FPC family and friends on Wednesday, September 12, from 11:30-12:30 for a docent-led tour for FPC members and friends of this exhibit at the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art. The cost of the tour is $7, which includes entrance to the museum and a small convenience fee for online payment. We will find a close spot for lunch afterward, as well.

If you have questions, contact Mary Margaret Porter, 704-315-9848.

Register and pay here

August 9, 2018

Join us this fall as FPC, Habitat for Humanity and the Charlotte Church Partners again build two homes for deserving families. This is FPC’s 20th year building homes and hope in Charlotte, and we sure do hope you will come out and be a part of this mission. We will kick off the year with a dinner in Wood Fellowship Hall on Thursday, September 13, at 6 p.m., and we will begin the build on Saturday, September 15. Sign up online to be a part of the build. (Be sure to use the church code 1686 when registering) And when you are at the church, take a look at the Habitat bulletin board in the hall behind the sanctuary. There are pictures of each house that FPC has helped build!

The big yellow bus is no longer parked in front of the church. It has now moved on to another location and another opportunity to encourage donations for our ministry partners in Haiti, OFCB (Operation Force for Christ Bayonnais).

But it’s not too late to deliver donations to the stage in Wood Fellowship Hall during church hours.

Here’s what’s needed: receiving blankets, infant hooded towels, rice, dried black beans, cooking oil, prenatal vitamins, vitamin C, Tylenol, Children’s Liquid Tylenol, Naproxen (Aleve), Ibuprofen, Imodium (or generic) and children’s chewable vitamins with iron.

You can also make donations to offset transportation costs. Send checks to Friends of OFCB, PO Box 34563, Charlotte, NC 28234, or donate online. Note “BUS” on your check. Contact Glenna Cook with questions.

Presbyterian Women are again sponsoring the Westerly Hills Apple Tree to help this wonderful school that we love so much.  Westerly Hills Academy is a Title 1 school located in west Charlotte, with whom we’ve had a relationship for 18 years.  We plan to fill a goody bag of supplies for all 45 classrooms.

There are three ways that you can show your support:

  1. Pick an apple from the tree, purchase the school supplies or a gift card and return them to the bin in the back hall behind the sanctuary. Supplies needed are: Large package of dry erase markers, large package of multicolored Sharpies; 4-inch Post-it Notes, 8 ½ x 11 clipboards, or Office Max gift card.
  2. Mail a check to the church with Westerly Hills Academy school supplies noted in the memo line.
  3. Make a donation and let us do the shopping. (please note that there will be a small fee for online donations).

Many thanks in advance for your thoughtfulness in helping this wonderful school.

The PW Westerly Hills Support Committee

August 8, 2018

Presbyterian Women are again sponsoring the Westerly Hills Apple Tree to help this wonderful school that we love so much.  Westerly Hills Academy is a title 1 school located in west Charlotte, with whom we’ve had a relationship for 18 years.  We plan to fill a goody bag of supplies for all 45 classrooms.

There are three ways that you can show your support:

  1. Pick an apple from the tree, purchase the school supplies or a gift card and return them to the bin in the back hall behind the sanctuary. Supplies needed are: Large package of dry erase markers, large package of multicolored Sharpies; 4-inch Post-it Notes, 8 ½ x 11 clipboards, or Office Max gift card.
  2. Mail a check to the church with Westerly Hills Academy school supplies noted in the memo line.
  3. Make a donation and let us do the shopping.

Many thanks in advance for your thoughtfulness in helping this wonderful school.

– The PW Westerly Hills Support Committee

 

 

August 3, 2018

On Saturday, Sept. 8, we will help a family move from homelessness or transition into a permanent home. Come help us! 9 a.m. – noon. Sign up here to meet us at 333 Dalton Road and bring ONE MORE – a friend, your teenager, your mom. The more help, the faster we can get our friends into their new homes.

 

August 2, 2018

All children’s choirs, the Sanctuary Choir, and Calvin Handbells will resume rehearsal on September 5. Join us for dinner in the Wood Fellowship Hall before children’s choir rehearsals, beginning at 5:15. Children’s choir rehearsals are held most Wednesdays from 6-7 p.m. through early December, resuming from January through April.

Child’s Intro to Music (Grades TK-1st): Learn the foundations of music through sacred songs and musical games and participate in worship several times during the year. Child’s Intro to Music meets in Room P206 with John Tosco. Contact Kelly Potts.

Carol and Kirk Choirs (Grades 2nd-5th): No experience necessary to join! Choristers learn the foundations of choral singing through songs, anthems, and our yearly spring musical and participate in Singing in the Season and in worship. Rehearsals take place in the Choir Room, P119. Contact Kelly Potts.

Youth Choir (Grades 6th-12th): Help build and expand our new youth choir, led by Will Young. All youth are welcomed! Rehearsals take place Wednesdays from 6:30-7:15 p.m. in the Senior High Room, P321.  Contact Will Young.

Calvin Ringers (Grades 3-5): An introduction to handbells and chimes, this group meets from 7-7:30 p.m. in P127. Contract Trevor Cook.

Knox Handbell Ensemble (Grades 6-8) This group is open to both experienced and inexperienced ringers. Rehearsals are Wednesdays from 7:15-8 p.m. beginning in late August. A commitment to weekly rehearsals and worship participation is required. Contact Trevor Cook.

Register here for children’s and youth handbells and choirs.

Sanctuary Choir:  The Sanctuary Choir rehearses Wednesday evenings from 7:30-9 p.m. in the choir room and sings in most Sunday worship services, as well as special services such as Maundy Thursday and Christmas Eve.  In addition, the Sanctuary Choir helps lead Singing in the Season and presents major works or music-led services twice a year.