THIS SUNDAY, JULY 7, 2024

We hope you'll join us for worship and communion at 10:10 a.m. in the sanctuary or via livestream. All are welcome!



First Reading: John 10:11-16

Second Reading: 2 Samuel 5:1-5, 9-10

Sermon: "Hopes and Fears"

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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The entire intersection of Bryant Farms Rd/Elm Ln and Blakeney Heath Rd is now closed. You can still access the church from Parks Farm Ln or Blakeney Heath Rd coming from Ardrey Kell Rd.

 

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WE PRAY FOR...

We pray for our high schoolers, leaders and chaperones who are attending the Montreat High School Conference Sunday, July 7-Saturday, July 13. May they find fellowship, inspiration, rest and fun in their time away!

OF NOTE

  • The SMPC Golf Tournament that was scheduled for Thursday, June 27 was postponed due to excessive heat. We will communicate the new date and time as soon as possible. If you need a refund for your registration, please contact Mary Katheryne Zagora.


  • The church office is closed today, July 4 for the holiday.

SEEN AROUND CHURCH & SPECIAL EVENTS

Seen Around Church


An SMPC member receives two graduate degrees from Union Presbyterian Seminary, our youth grow in faith at Massanetta and the SMPC Columbarium takes shape! Read about what's been happening around church this week!

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Faces of Faith: Adrienne Jaquith


Enjoy getting to know longtime SMPC member Adrienne Jaquith (and don't forget to register for Vacation Bible School)!

Read Faces of Faith

Middle Schoolers Reflect on Their Time at Massanetta


Our middle schoolers were kind enough to write short reflections on their time at the Massanetta Middle School Conference. These are beautiful and a must-read! Enjoy!

Read Middle School Reflections

Join in on the Fun! SMPC Playdate on the Playground set for July 13


Saturday, July 13, 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m., SMPC Playground, Ages 3-1st grade - Join us for fun on the playground! Snacks and drinks will be provided for the children. Siblings are welcome. | Contact: Kaitlin Gaul

Join the SMPC “Summer Pickup Choir” on Sunday, July 14


Sunday, July 14, Meet in the Sanctuary at 9:00 a.m., Ages 6th grade through Adult - Ever wanted to sing in a choir? Now’s your chance! Come to church on Sunday, July 14 at 9:00 a.m. and be a part of our special SMPC “Summer Pickup Choir” during 10:10 a.m. worship. No prior experience necessary—just show up, get your music, and sing in worship with us. An RSVP is appreciated but not required. Don’t miss this joyful opportunity to lift your voice in praise! | Contact: Zach Bowyer

Don't Miss Vacation Bible School! (Drivers Needed for Mission Possible!)


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. Currently, Mission Possible is on a waitlist. We need volunteers for both! | Register | Volunteer | Contact: Adrienne Jaquith

Sign Up to Donate Bagged Lunches to Feed an Unsheltered Neighbor at Roof Above


Saturday, July 13, 9:30 a.m., in front of Palmer Building - Each month SMPC brings 100 bagged lunches to our neighbors at Roof Above who are unsheltered. A bagged lunch feeds a neighbor who is experiencing homelessness! | More information on Roof Above | Sign Up | Contact: Shelby Ullman

Bring a Dessert for Center of Hope


Sunday, July 14, Before 10:10 a.m. Worship - Every month we collect desserts for the women and children who temporarily call the Salvation Army Center of Hope home. Center of Hope provides emergency housing to women and children in need. | More information on Center of Hope | Contact: Terry Gaines

Bring a dessert

EVENTS AND CLASSES

Friday Morning Men's GroupFriday, July 5, 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 For the Glory: The Untold and Inspiring Story of Eric Liddell, Hero of Chariots of Fire by Duncan Hamilton. All are welcome. Contact: Curt Ireland

SMPC Men's Softball, Monday, July 8, 6:15 p.m., SMPC Ball Field - The SMPC Men's Softball team plays about twice a week through July. The next time they play is Friday, July 12 at 6:15 p.m. You can find more dates on the church calendar. If you would like to join in on the fun this summer, contact Jimmy Galati.

Beginning to Ring, Thursday, July 11, 10:00 a.m., Sanctuary - Learn to play the handbells! Every Thursday this summer. All are welcome. No RSVP or experience required. | Contact: Zach Bowyer

OUTREACH

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, July 13 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, July 20. Food donations for this month's breakfast are due Thursday, July 18. 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, July 14. | 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

CHILDREN

Adults Needed in Children's Worship, During 10:10 a.m. Worship, Sundays this Summer - Help as we welcome visitors and assist our youngest members! Just sign up and plan to meet us at the back of the sanctuary as we exit. You do not need to prepare anything. We love adults of all ages. Younger youth are always welcome to attend and help, but we need an extra adult to sign up and be present. | Sign Up | Contact: Kathy Graham

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.

YOUTH

Montreat High School Conference, Sunday, July 7 - Saturday, July 13, High Schoolers

Waffle Cone Wednesday, Wednesday, July 17, Time TBD, Coldstone Creamery, Blakeney - Join us for a sweet treat and devotional! No registration required. | Contact: Lindsey Odom

SMPC PRESCHOOL

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

There are several spaces open for 3s at the SMPC Preschool! Go to the SMPC Preschool website for more information on how to register. | Contact: Tammy Winchip

SUNDAY MORNING SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

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

WORSHIP 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

GIVING

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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STAY CONNECTED

If you haven't set up your Realm account, please click here to get started. Additionally, please download the mobile app, Realm Connect. | Realm Connect in the App Store | Realm Connect on Google Play | Contact Mary Katheryne Zagora.

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