We hope you'll join us for Confirmation Sunday worship at 10:10 a.m. in the sanctuary or via livestream. Be sure to stay around after worship for delicious cake in celebration of our Confirmands.

First Reading: Colossians 1:15-20

Second Reading: John 17:6-19

Sermon: "Prophet –– Priest –– King"

Preacher: Dr. Matt Brown

Listening devices are available during worship. Please stop by the Connection Center or contact Kay Dano for more information.

We encourage you to wear your name tag to worship. If you do not have a name tag or have misplaced yours, please contact Nancy Metzler, director of hospitality and connection.

Worship Service and Sermon Archives


Beginning THIS Monday, May 13, the small section of Blakeney Heath Rd between Bryant Farms Rd/Elm Ln and Park Farms Ln will be closed as the City starts work on the new traffic circle.

For more information on the project, visit the City's website. For more information on his affects the church, please visit our website.


Seen Around Church

Confirmation lunch, an Eagle Scout project, fellowship opportunities celebrated and much more. There was so much happening around SMPC this week - read all about it here!

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Searching for the Perfect Teacher Gift? Consider Alternative Giving!

If you are searching for the perfect way to say "thank you" to your favorite teacher, consider giving to one of the organizations SMPC supports through Alternative Giving. For example, maybe your favorite teacher would love a donation to be made in his/her honor to Friends Empowering Haiti, which helps fund school meals and operations, the medical clinic and special projects at the school in Bayonnais, Haiti. Alternative Giving cards are available in the Connection Center or the church office. | Contact: Donna Brown

Alternative Giving

Donate or Serve Breakfast at Center of Hope

Saturday, May 18 - We have a few spots open for food donations and servers! If the Spirit is calling you to serve, this is an excellent opportunity. Food donations are due to the church by Thursday, May 16. | Contact: Bob Williamson

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Sign Up for Walking Tour in Uptown Charlotte with the CARE Group

Sunday, May 19, 1:30-3:30 p.m., Polk Park, 501 N. Tryon Street (Carpools Meeting at 12:45 at SMPC) - Join us for a two-hour guided walking tour of uptown Charlotte called "Charlotte’s Haunted Future" that explores how stories of "exclusions and invisibilities" have been written into the Charlotte cityscape. With guide and author Greg Jarrell, participants will walk through Uptown looking for what has been hidden. Cost is $20/person. Please register by Thursday, May 16. | Contact: Whitney Bayer


Service Opportunity: Be a Proctor for Smithfield End of Grade (EOG) Testing

May 24, May 29, and/or May 30, 7:15-11:30, Smithfield Elementary School - Please consider being a proctor for Smithfield Elementary's EOG testing. This is a stress-free and EASY service opportunity!


A proctor walks quietly during the testing session. They are always paired with a trained teacher, who is in charge of giving the test.

If you are not a CMS registered volunteer, please complete this registration ASAP, so that you can help proctor. 

Before the test administration, proctors must be trained. Training will occur on the morning of the test from 7:30-7:50 a.m. in the Media Center.

Sign Up to be a Proctor

Get to Know Roof Above through an Orientation and Tour

Monday, June 10, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Roof Above, 945 N. College Street, Charlotte, NC 28206 - Join us for a "Fast Track to Serve" orientation and tour. We will tour the facility, learn more about Roof Above's mission of ending homelessness, and discover more opportunities to partner and serve with them. 

Ages 12 and up. Space is limited to 15 people. Please sign up so we can let Roof Above know who is coming. If you would like to carpool from SMPC, please contact Donna Brown

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Registration Now Open for the SMPC Golf Tournament

Thursday, June 27, 12:00-6:00 p.m., Sun-City Carolina Lakes, 23012 Kingfisher Dr, Indian Land, SC - For all levels, men, women & youth. Captain’s Choice Scramble with warmups beginning at 12:00 p.m. and a shotgun start at 1:00 p.m. We'll have door prizes and prizes for team/individual accomplishments. Pick your own 4-person team (register all together if you can) or we can place you on a team. Mulligans available (max 2 per player for $10), proceeds going to Missions/Outreach. Cost to play: $50 per person, includes range balls & prizes. | Contact: Brett Thompson



Shelter MinistryToday, May 9, 9:00 a.m., Mecklenburg Hall - This group meets monthly to fill empty Rx bottles with body wash for our neighbors at Roof Above. Extra hands (and empty Rx bottles!) are always welcome. | Contact: Carol Morgan

Men’s Breakfast GroupToday, May 9, 9:30 a.m., Big View Diner, 6637 Lancaster Hwy - This group meets on the second and fourth Thursdays each month to enjoy breakfast and conversation. | Contact: Bob Tyler

Conversations Around Race Equity (CARE) Group Virtual Study and Discussion - Monday, May 13, 12:00 p.m., Zoom - The CARE Group is studying and discussing a video series, The Color of Compromise by Jamar Tisby. New members to CARE are welcome and encouraged. Please contact Whitney Bayer for the Zoom link or more information.

Handiworkers GroupTuesday, May 14, 10:00 a.m., Palmer Building Room 104 - All levels of knitters, needlepointers, quilters, cross-stitchers and crocheters are invited. We meet weekly to work on projects. Contact: Judy Jameson

Lunch Bunch, Tuesday, May 14, 11:30 a.m., Trio Restaurant, 10709 McMullen Creek Pkwy - Join the Lunch Bunch for a yummy lunch and fellowship! Everyone is welcome. Please RSVP by this Sunday, May 12 to Ruth Ann Engle.

A Caregiver’s Journey, Tuesday, May 14, 1:00-2:30 p.m., McQueen Room - Finding meaning and purpose as you care for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or dementia. Facilitated by Kathy Garner (Alzheimer’s Association). Contact: Whitney Bayer

Men's Evening Study GroupTuesday, May 14, 7:30 p.m., Chapel 206 - This group meets on the second and fourth Tuesdays of every month. They are watching a video series called Strange Book of Books that dives into the origins of different stories in the Bible. All are welcome. | Contact: Jon Myers

Please note! Conversations with Dr. Matt Brown on Wednesday, May 15 and May 22 is cancelled. The group will reconvene on Wednesday, May 29, 9:30 a.m., McQueen Room or Zoom - We will discuss the scripture for the coming week’s sermon. All are welcome! | Contact Matt Brown for the Zoom ID#

Food for Thought Book Group, Thursday, May 16, 12:30 p.m. McQueen Room - We're discussing Funny Farm: My Unexpected Life with 600 Rescue Animals by Laurie Zaleski and Horse by Geraldine Brooks. All are welcome. Contact: Kathy Paquette

Friday Morning Men's GroupFriday, May 17, 7:30-8:30 a.m., Chapel 206 -  The group meets on the first and third Fridays of every month. They are reading the book, The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan. All are welcome. Contact: Curt Ireland

SMPC Family Playdate on the Playground, Saturday, May 18, 1:00-2:30 p.m., SMPC Playground, Ages 3-1st Grade - Family fun on the SMPC playground. Siblings welcome! Snacks and drinks will be provided for the children. | Contact: Kaitlin Gaul

International Dining Group, Thursday, May 23, 6:00 p.m., Portofino's, 9716 Redstone Drive, Indian Land, SC - Join us as we sample different cuisines around town. All are welcome. | Please RSVP by Monday, May 20 to Alice Tyler

Augusta Youth Chorale, Wednesday, May 29, 7:00 p.m., Sanctuary - All are welcome for this special guest performance! Free to attend. | Contact: Zach Bowyer


American Red Cross Blood Drive, Saturday, August 10, 8:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m., The Commons - Please bring your American Red Cross Donor Card or photo I.D. | Sign up | Volunteer at the Drive | Contact: Bill Ramsey

Bread Donation and Delivery - Volunteers are needed every Friday morning to deliver bread donated by Panera to the Dilworth Soup Kitchen. | Sign up

Bagged Lunches for Roof Above - Roof Above provides 300 bagged lunches each day to help feed those in need. SMPC is committed to providing 100 bag lunches a month. Our next collection is this Saturday, May 11 at 9:30 a.m. in front of the Palmer Building. | Sign up 

Center of Hope Breakfast - On the third Saturday of each month, SMPC preps, cooks and serves breakfast for guests at the Center of Hope. Our next volunteer opportunity is Saturday, May 18. Food donations for this month's breakfast are due Thursday, May 16. Monetary donations are always welcome. | Sign Up | Contact: Bob Williamson

Center of Hope Desserts - On the second Sunday of every month we provide sweet treats for the women and children that temporarily call Center of Hope home. Our next dessert collection is Sunday, May 12. There are are two spots open to donate cupcakes! | Sign up | Contact: Terry Gaines

Friends Empowering Haiti (formerly Friends of OFCB) is raising money to purchase food for the school in Bayonnais, Haiti. The school provides lunch each day for the 2,500 students who are enrolled in the four campuses, and it is often the only food the students receive that day. | More Info | Donate | Contact: Judy Nichols

Nourish Up (formerly known as Loaves and Fishes), Fridays, 1:00-2:00 p.m. or 2:00-4:00 p.m., 2027 Emerywood Drive, Charlotte, NC 28210 - Nourish Up is looking for some strong bodies to help them do the lifting and delivering of boxes of food from their Food Pantry to cars every Friday from 1-2 p.m. They are also looking for help with client services every Friday from 2-4 p.m. The minimum age to volunteer is 14, and closed toed shoes are required. | Contact: Jane Royther


BAM! Bible and Music End of Year Party, Sunday, May 19, 5:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m.,Children in Kindergarten-5th Grade - Celebrate our last BAM! of the school year! During BAM!, children sing, creatively engage with Bible stories, and explore various instruments in peer age groups. They occasionally sing, play instruments, or display their creations during Sunday worship. We end with a pizza dinner and free play time. BAM! is a great way for children to form friendships with other kids at church. Note: After May 19, BAM! will take a break and start back on Sunday, September 8. | Register | Contact: Rebecca Guzman

Vacation Bible School, Monday, July 22-Thursday, July 25, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.,Children ages 3-4th grade, Sanctuary - Join us for Camp Fireflight VBS where we'll explore timeless Bible stories through play, art, science and music. | Register | Contact: Adrienne Jaquith

Mission Possible, Monday, July 22-Thursday, July 25, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., Rising 5th and 6th Grade, Sanctuary This program runs concurrently with VBS. Mission Possible participants serve various organizations around Charlotte and take field trips off campus that allow them to experience firsthand the various needs in our community. | Mission Possible is now full. Please contact Lindsey Odom to be added to the waitlist.


SMPC Youth Summer Kickoff Party, Sunday, May 19, 5:00-6:30 p.m., The Bartholomew's House, 402 Marvin Road, Marvin, NC 28173 Middle and High Schoolers - Swimming, games, volleyball and fun at the farm. We'll serve pizza, lemonade and a special dessert! | Register | Contact: Lindsey Odom


Support SMPC Preschool by Linking Harris Teeter VIC Card - Simply visit the Harris Teeter Together in Education website and follow the instructions. The preschool's number is 4902. Contact: Tammy Winchip

Registration for the 2024-25 school year at SMPC Preschool is open. The preschool provides a loving and nurturing learning environment for children ages 2 through TK. Please contact SMPC Preschool Director Tammy Winchip to schedule a tour or receive more information.


Worshiping together in person is a joy - and requires many helping hands! A number of volunteer opportunities are available on Sunday mornings and we need you. | Contact: Nancy Metzler

Acolyte (1st-5th graders)

Usher Team

Welcome Team (all ages)

Coffee Grounds Host

Lemonade Host (all ages)

Muffin Ministry


Flowers for Worship - You may provide your own arrangement, have a florist supply your arrangement, or make a donation to the Sanctuary Building Fund, and the Worship Committee will provide the flowers.| Sign Up | Contact: Karen Malmut, 704-591-9496


Gifts to the Operating Fund support the day to day ministries, programs, and operations of the church. Gifts to the Strength to Strength Fund support our sanctuary mortgage. Gifts to the School Lunches for Haiti Fund support students at the OFCB school in Bayonnais, Haiti. For other gift designations, select the Other Fund, and note the gift's intent in the box provided. | Contact: Mary Katheryne Zagora



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