We hope you'll join us for worship at 10:10 a.m. in the sanctuary or via livestream. It's Music Sunday! Our Chancel Choir, Chancel Ringers, SMPC member Laura Schelhammer on flute, and a guest trumpeter, Kyle Gavagan, will join us. This will be the last worship for our choirs before they break for the summer and join us again this fall! All are welcome!

First Reading: Colossians 3:14-17

Second Reading: 1 Samuel 8:4-20

Sermon: "Stupid is as stupid does”

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.

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UPDATE AS OF JUNE 5, 2024: The entire intersection of Bryant Farms Rd/Elm Ln and Blakeney Heath Rd will be closed beginning Monday, June 10. You can still access the church from Parks Farm Ln or Blakeney Heath Rd coming from Ardrey Kell Rd.


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Starts Today! Learn to Play the Handbells this Summer!

Thursdays beginning June 6, 10:00 a.m., Sanctuary - Learn to play the handbells with us! Led by Director of Music and Organist Zach Bowyer and SMPC Chancel Ringers Member Gayle Ireland, you will learn a ton and have so much fun along the way. No need to RSVP - just come! | Contact: Zach Bowyer

Bring Desserts for the Guests at Center of Hope Before Worship this Sunday

Sunday, June 9, Before 10:10 a.m. Worship - We are collecting desserts for Center of Hope before worship. Please sign up to donate here. | Contact: Terry Gaines

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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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Start Your Summer with Service: Opportunities Available Next Week

Saturday, June 15 - Serve or donate breakfast food for the Center of Hope. Food donations are due Thursday, June 13. Sign up here. | Contact: Bill Williamson

Saturday, June 15, 9:30-9:45 a.m., In Front of Palmer Building - We'll be collecting bagged lunches for Roof Above. Sign up here. | Contact Shelby Ullman

Summer Organ Sidekick (SOS) is BACK this Summer

Various Sundays, Beginning June 16, Ages Rising 2nd Grade to Rising 6th Grade - Children are invited to sit next to Director of Music and Organist Zach Bowyer at the organ to experience what it's like to lead music during worship! We’ll have one “sidekick” per Sunday. Please sign up for only one Sunday to allow everyone a chance to participate! | Contact: Zach Bowyer

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Registration Now Open for the SMPC Golf Tournament

Thursday, June 27, 1:00-6:00 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 1:00 p.m. and a shotgun start at 2:00 p.m. (an hour later than previously advertised). Cost to play: $50 per person, includes range balls & prizes. | Contact: Brett Thompson or Ron Morgan


SMPC Preschool Openings for Two- and Four-Year-Olds

There are a few spots open for two- and four-year-olds in SMPC Preschool! Go to the SMPC Preschool website for more information on how to register. | Contact: Tammy Winchip


Friday Morning Men's GroupFriday, June 7, 7:30-8:30 a.m., Chapel 206  - This 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 Men's Softball, Friday, June 7, and Monday, June 10, 5:00 p.m., SMPC Ball Field - The SMPC Men's Softball team plays about twice a week through June and July. You can find more dates on the church calendar. If you would like to join in on the fun this summer, contact Jimmy Galati.

Conversations with Dr. Matt Brown, Wednesday, June 12, 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#

Shelter Ministry, Thursday, June 13, 9:00 a.m., Mecklenburg Hall - This ministry meets to fill empty Rx bottles with body wash for our neighbors at Roof Above. Families are welcome to participate! | Contact: Carol Morgan

A Caregiver’s Journey, Tuesday, June 18, 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


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 Saturday, June 15 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, June 15. Food donations for this month's breakfast are due Thursday, June 13. 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 this Sunday, June 9. There are plenty of spots to sign up! | 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


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 Celebration at Starbucks, Friday, June 7, 3:30-5:30 p.m., Starbucks at Stonecrest, Rising 6th Graders - Graduated High School Seniors -  Meet Lindsey at Starbucks for a special treat to celebrate school ending and summer beginning! No registration is necessary - come when you can! | Contact: Lindsey Odom

SMPC Youth Lake Tillery Trip, Tuesday, June 11, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., The Gaines’ Lake House, Rising 6th Graders-12th Graders, Meet at the Church - Please register on Realm. Bad-weather makeup day will be Thursday, June 13. Cost is $15 and will go towards snacks and drinks. | Contact: Lindsey Odom

SMPC Youth Message and Macaroons, Monday, June 17, 6:00-7:00 p.m., Amelie’s, Carmel Commons, Rising 6th Graders-Graduated 12th Graders - Join us for a sweet treat and a devotion. No registration needed. | 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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