Month: March 2019

March 29, 2019

Join us Sunday, April 28, as our FPC youth lead 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. worship services. We will celebrate confirmands during worship at 11 a.m. There will be no PYC that evening.

This year’s Easter Sunrise service at Romare Bearden Park will be at 7 a.m. on April 21. About a dozen churches and a community choir are expected to participate. Gail Henderson-Belsito, Director of Worship at Caldwell Presbyterian Church and a member at First Presbyterian Church, will preach. Breakfast pastries and coffee will be available at the park during fellowship after the service.

Participating churches are Caldwell Presbyterian, Center City Church, Core Church, First Presbyterian, First United Presbyterian, Grier Heights Presbyterian, M2M Charlotte Worshiping Community, Myers Park Presbyterian, St. John’s Baptist, St. Luke Missionary Baptist, Statesville Avenue Presbyterian, The Avenue and Trinity Presbyterian.

Visit the event page on Facebook and post any questions that you might have, and let us know you’re coming!

Mark your calendars for three different children’s activities in the days leading up to Easter:

Elementary Flashlight Egg Hunt for children in grades K-five. Join us on Friday night, April 12, 6:30-8:30 p.m. for a yummy dinner, glow-in-the-dark games and a flashlight egg hunt on the church lawn. This is a drop-off event, but parents are welcome to stay. If you plan to stay and eat, please register yourself as well. Cost is $5 per person and includes dinner. Register on the Now@First page on the church website.

Preschool Egg Hunt. Bring your preschooler to Wood Fellowship Hall after the 11 a.m. worship service on Sunday, April 14.

Preschool & Elementary Butterfly Release for toddlers through grade five. Children are encouraged to bring their butterflies back to church on Easter, April 21, for our release on the front lawn, 10:30-10:45 a.m. Everyone is welcome. Gather at 10:15 a.m. at the Wood Fellowship Hall stage for an Easter message for all before the release.

Join us this summer for To Mars & Beyond, a Vacation Bible School experience where we will help kids discover the wonders of God’s universe. Exploring where God’s power can take them, they will become voyagers on a journey through space.
Dates and times are June 24- 27 from 9:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Registration is open to children who will be five years old by June 1 through fifth grade. Cost is $20 per child. We don’t want anyone to miss VBS due to financial concerns, so please check the box for a confidential scholarship request when registering.

Childcare and preschool options are available for volunteers.

Beginning Easter Sunday, we will discover that the front part of the church’s library has been transformed into a Welcome Center.

“We’re so excited to dedicate some of this space to welcoming guests and providing a space for guests and members to learn more about First Presbyterian Church,” said Lucy Caldwell, Membership Development Coordinator. “We hope everyone will get into the habit of dropping by, especially when they bring visitors with them to a service.”

A tour of the church will leave from the Welcome Center at 10:15 a.m. each Sunday. And in addition to a big-screen TV where anyone can drop by to view the church’s welcome video and to review headline news about activities and events going on at the church, the new Welcome Center will be where Lucy has office hours during the week. All are invited to stop by.

March 25, 2019

Moving Ministry/Crisis Assistance Furniture Bank/9 a.m.

Meet us on the second Saturday each month to be part of  FPC’s Moving Ministry. Every month, members of the church help a family move from homelessness or transition into a permanent home. Meet at 9 a.m. at the Crisis Assistance Furniture Bank, 333 Dalton Road. There is work for friends and family, including teenagers and their friends. Sign up online.

Gather on Tuesday, April 23, when Bible & Beverage and First Fruits Fellowship come together to learn how we can support the Streets to Peaks (S2P) program at Camp Grier for our young neighbors in West Charlotte.

Through rock climbing, whitewater paddling and skiing, S2P participants ages 11 -18 learn to overcome obstacles, set goals and imagine a future with endless possibilities.

Registration is open! Admission to this event is free at Resident Culture Brewing (2101 Central Avenue); food and beverages will be available for purchase. Donations for this new program will be accepted and you can participate in raffles. Watch this video to get inspired.

We will host a Spring Break bookapalooza at Westerly Hills on Friday, April 12, from 8:45 a.m.- 3 p.m.. Students will choose three books to take home and read over the break. Volunteers are needed to inventory books, set up and break down displays, and help students shop. Sign up online or contact Heather Herring with questions.


March 11, 2019

Honor or memorialize a loved one by purchasing a lily to adorn the Sanctuary for Easter Sunday, April 21.

Lilies will go on sale on March 17 and the final day to order is April 7. You may order online under Tickets & Signups on the Now@First page on the church website or by sending a check made out to First Presbyterian Church to Diane Maye, PO Box 1008, Huntersville, NC  28070.  Be sure to indicate the name of the person you want to recognize and whether the lily is a memorial or an honorarium.

March 7, 2019

At First Presbyterian, we are fortunate to have active and engaged members who are willing to share. On Sunday, March 3, Dr. Anne Barnard presented “Fuel for the Journey,” an information-packed talk on nutrition and fitness. Those in attendance walked away with insight and motivation.

In case you missed it, Anne has provided her Power Point for us to share. Click on the image below to view the presentation.