Month: February 2020

February 25, 2020

To honor or memorialize someone this Easter, purchase a lily to decorate the chancel for April 12.  Lilies are $13 each.  You can <order online now>, purchase one in the historical lobby on Sundays through March 22, or send a check to Diane Maye at P.O. Box 1008, Huntersville, NC 28070. Please include the name of the person you wish to honor or memorialize, and indicate whether the order is an honorarium or memorial. The final day to order lilies is Wednesday, April 1.

February 23, 2020

On Sunday, March 22, a combined class during the Formation hour will revisit messages from this year’s Willard Lecture with Father Greg Boyle. The Reverend Pen Peery will lead this class, which will include clips from the lecture and discussion in Wood Fellowship Overflow at 10 a.m. All are invited.

The Reverend Robert Galloway will lead a Bible study on Wednesdays at noon during Lent. Lunch will be available for a suggested $8. Bring co-workers, neighbors and friends to this mid-week opportunity to refocus and restore. This will meet in Wood Fellowship Hall.

February 18, 2020

During the season of Lent, which begins on Wednesday, February 26, Formation will offer the following devotional materials.

  • Examen Cards for families with young children: A simple card with the five questions of the Daily Examen is available in the Historical Lobby.
  • Use Lenten calendars created for grades K-2 to encourage prayer and mark the days until Easter.
  • Youth & Adults: Each week, emails will be sent out to the congregation. The emails will include quotes, scripture, and prayers based on the previous Sunday’s preaching text. 

All members are encouraged to attend one of the Opening Doors Capital Campaign information sessions planned during March. These sessions are your opportunity to hear about the scope of the work that will be possible when we reach our campaign goals—including work in our Sanctuary, mission work and infrastructure. Make plans now to attend one of these remaining sessions:

  • Sunday, March 29, at noon in the Chapel
  • Tuesday, March 31, at 5 p.m. at Sharon Towers

RSVP to Mary Scott Peterson.

February 17, 2020

First Reads, our quarterly congregational book group, will read and discuss The Divine Dance: The Trinity and Your Transformation by Richard Rohr. This book suggests a shift in the way that we consider the Trinity and images of God. Rohr writes, “…the gift of the Trinity… offers a grounded reconnection with  God, self, others and world…” The discussion will take place on Thursday, March 26, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at various locations offsite.To sign up, email the Reverend Robert Galloway

The final class in this series on the Trinity will be Sunday, March 15. The Trinity: Holy Spirit will be led by the Reverend Mary Bowman.

February 3, 2020

Alternative Gift Market Success

Thank you to all who gave generously to the Alternative Gift Market during the holiday season. Because of your generosity, First Presbyterian Church was able to gift our local and global partners with $6680 dollars toward their critical needs. Your continued support of Alternative Gift Market over the years has made it possible for us to give more than $166,000.  Thank you!