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Moving Ministry, Monthly on Second Saturday

March 25, 2019

Moving Ministry/June 8/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.

Support Streets to Peaks at Camp Grier

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.

Spring Break Bookapalooza at Westerly Hills

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.

 

Easter Lilies on Sale March 17-April 7

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.

Fuel for the Journey

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.

Easter Lilies on Sale

March 4, 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.

 

What in the World is Lent

February 28, 2019

Capital Campaign Update 2-25-19

February 25, 2019

The Capital Campaign Cabinet, chaired by Emily Johnson, has met twice. They currently are:

  • advertising for a full-time campaign director;
  • prioritizing the scope of the campaign and receiving input to establish a recommended budget for the work being considered;
  • launching a feasibility study to understand the congregation’s capacity for giving.

The current time frame for the campaign to be launched to the congregation is early 2020, with the campaign to close before Easter of next year.

Capital Campaign Cabinet members are John Barry, Suzie Black, Lee Bradley, Peter Carlson, Milt Childress, Gene Cochrane, Mike Elliott, Kelly Graves, Marc Gustafson, Lauren Harnett, Page Hull, Mike James, Emily Johnson (chair), Elizabeth Little, Wardie Martin, Sally McElwee, Don Olmstead, Pen Peery and Scott Reschly.

Hiring Updates

Here is the latest progress in filling three positions, a new Associate Pastor for Formation and Young Adults, a Director of Mission and Outreach, and a part-time receptionist for the front desk.

 

  • Associate Pastor Nominating Committee: This committee is made up of Libby Bell (chair), Tommy Holderness, Sloan Dudley, Katie Curry, Carson Rogers, Riley Williamson (youth) and Lee Cory. The Ministry Information Form has been reviewed by the Charlotte Presbytery and the position has been posted. The committee is now in the process of receving candidates.
  • Director of Mission & Outreach Search:This search committee is made up of Floyd Davis (chair), Sarah Shifflet (vice chair), Kedar Bryan, Jill Dinwiddie, Amy Hockett, Martha Eubank and Scott Warfield. The committee reports that applications have closed and resumes are being evaluated as a first step to scheduling interviews. The committee is aiming for a decision by late spring.
  • Part-time Receptionist: The church’s new part-time receptionist will begin training on Tuesday, March 12. Watch for her introduction early next week.

Thoughts on Religion, Morality and Politics

Thoughts on Religion, Morality and Politics/Sundays, March 10-24/Fresco Lobby

On Sundays, March 17 and 24, Ross Loeser and John Johnson will lead Seeing Gray in a World of Black and White—Thoughts on Religion, Morality and Politicies, a three-week Good Samaritan Class in the Fresco Lobby. It will be based on resources from the Reverend Adam Hamilton, whose United Methodist Church is as politically diverse as First Presbyterian.

 

We will listen and share in a spirit of loving God and each other as we discuss the following topics.

  • March 17 – How should we live? The ethics of Jesus
  • March 24 – What would Jesus say to America?