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Music Sunday Service

April 12, 2019

On Sunday, May 19, Will Young, the Sanctuary Choir and guest musicians will lead the special Music Sunday service, Tune Our Hearts, in the Sanctuary at 11 a.m. All are invited and welcomed. Immediately following this service, we will have a food truck lunch on the lawn with games and music. Dress casually, and don’t forget to bring a blanket or a camp chair!

And beginning this week, there will be no 9 a.m. service until September.

Children’s Easter Activities

April 3, 2019


Easter-related activities for children of various ages begin in mid-April. Here’s the lineup of activities:

  • Elementary Flashlight Egg Hunt ( K- 5th grade)/Friday, April 12/Front lawn/6:30-8:30 p.m.
  • Join us on 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 online now.
  • Preschool Egg Hunt/Sunday, April 14/Front lawn/Noon
  • Preschool & Elementary Butterfly Release (Toddler-5th Grade)/Sunday, April 21/Wood Fellowship Hall/10:30-10:45 a.m.

Youth and Confirmation Sunday: Peace by Piece

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.

Citywide Sunrise Easter Worship Service

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!

Children’s Activities for Holy Week and Easter

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.

Vacation Bible School: To Mars and Beyond

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.

Welcome to the Welcome Center

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.

Moving Ministry, Monthly on Second Saturday

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.

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.