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Session Decision about Wednesday Worship

November 21, 2018

On Sunday, November 18, the Session at First Presbyterian Church voted unanimously to approve a recommendation from the Worship and Music Committee to pause the noon Wednesday Worship service. The recommendation was in response to declining attendance over the last few years and the departure of two pastors in late summer.

The change goes into effect immediately and continues until the pastoral staff shortage is filled and leadership is available to explore alternative mid-week worship opportunities.

The church will offer a midweek Advent service at 11 a.m on Thursday, December 6. All are invited to attend this hour-long service with Communion.

“We’re grateful for those who have been part of this mid-week worship opportunity for so many years,” said the Reverend Pen Peery. “We look forward to a time for prayerful discernment on creative ways to expand FPC ministry beyond the sanctuary and the church gate.”

Habitat Home Dedication

November 20, 2018

It’s a wrap! After 10 weeks and 13 work days, the Charlotte Church Partners have completed Habitat houses 29 and 30. Join the celebration as these homes are dedicated to the glory of God and the happy homeowners receive the keys to their future. Saturday, Dec. 8, at 1 p.m., at the home sites, 4203 and 4309 Howie Circle

January Children’s Formation Registration

November 12, 2018

Read more and register now on the Now@First page on the website for the following Children’s Ministries classes beginning in January:

  • Third Grade Learning to Use My Bible Class/Sundays, Jan. 13-March 10/P307/10 a.m.
  • Fourth Grade Catechism Class/Sundays, Jan. 6- March 24/P306/10 a.m.
  • Fifth Grade Who Am I? Class/Sundays, Jan. 6- March 10/P304/10 a.m.

2019 Youth Trip Registrations

Read more here and register now through December 2 for the following trips for middle school and high school trips next year:

  • High School Mission Trip to Chicago/June 16-21
  • Middle School Mission Trip to Raleigh/July 28-Aug. 2
  • HS & MS Youth Council Meeting/Sunday, Nov. 18/P301 & P321/5:15 p.m.

Boys’ Impact Group

Meet at FPC on Thursday, November 29, attend the Hornets vs. Hawks game. Register here. $15, plus money for dinner at the Spectrum Center. Contact Bryce Lapping for information.

First Fruits Fellowship

Everyone is invited to drop in at Petit Phillipe wine bar and chocolate tasting room on Thursday, November 29, for this new fellowship offering. Gear up for holiday festivities—even do a little gift shopping—at 2820 Selwyn Avenue #160. Watch for this gathering at various locations around town in the new year. Contact the Reverend Mary Margaret Porter with questions or ideas for locations.

Final Class on Understanding Charlotte’s Incarcerated Population

November 8, 2018

The final class in the series Understanding Charlotte’s Incarcerated Population will be Sunday, December 16. This Good Samaritan class, which is open to all, meets at 10 a.m. in Lemma Howerton Room to discuss What do we do, now that we know more?


FPC Schools Greenery Sale

November 6, 2018

First Presbyterian Church Schools are happy to help with your Advent and Christmas decorating by offering one-stop shopping for your wreath, roping, and Christmas tree needs! Funds support First Presbyterian Church Schools Child Development Center and Weekday School. Pre-paid
orders must by placed by Sunday, November 18. Order and pay here. 
Email Debbie Shirkey or call her at 704.927. 0272 or 704.724.3623). Orders will be available for pickup November 28-30.

Pick up times:

November 28 and 29 (Wednesday & Thursday): 7:30-10 a.m; noon-1:30 p.m., 4-6 p.m.
November 30 (Friday): 7:30-10 a.m., and noon-2 p.m.

Room in The Inn

November 5, 2018

On Mondays and Tuesdays the winter months, First Pres provides food, fellowship, and a safe, warm place to sleep to 12 guests who are experiencing homelessness. Each Monday and Tuesday night from Dec 3 – March 26, in partnership with the Urban Ministry Center’s Room in the Inn program, our volunteers serve dinner and spend time with our guests. If you would like to volunteer to serve dinner, spend the night, or otherwise offer hospitality on these nights, please sign up here or contact Mary Scott Peterson.