We hope you'll join us for communion and worship at 10:10 a.m. in the sanctuary or via livestream. It's Graduate Sunday - we will be celebrating our high school seniors! All are welcome!

Old Testament: Genesis 1:3-5, Genesis 1:14-18, Psalm 18:28-30

New Testament: John 1:1-10

Reflections: Brooke Hicks, Cameron Fraser, Hank Jacobus

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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Attention! The small section of Blakeney Heath Rd between Bryant Farms Rd/Elm Ln and Parks Farm Ln is closed. Don't be deterred! You can access the church from Parks Farm Ln or Blakeney Heath Rd coming from Ardrey Kell Rd (there are orange barriers and “Road Closed to Thru Traffic” signs at Ardrey Kell Rd and Blakeney Heath Rd but you still have access to the church).

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


Music and faith transcend language! Recently, SMPC's Alleluia Choir and kindergarteners from the ICB School in Bayonnais, Haiti, sang "Jesus Loves Me" in French and English. We are so grateful for the teachers in Haiti and SMPC’s Director of Music and Organist Zach Bowyer for teaching the children to sing this beloved song in both languages. For more information on how you can support the school and other missions projects in Haiti, go to our website, > Serve our World.

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Troop 119 celebrates its 90th Eagle Scout, we see Director of Spiritual Formation Rebecca Guzman off on her three-month sabbatical and MORE. Read some good news here!

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Breakfast Donations Needed for this Sunday's Senior Breakfast

This Sunday at 9:00 a.m. we'll have one of our favorite traditions of the year: Senior Breakfast!

We're still looking for a few food donations for breakfast. Please make sure the breakfast item you signed up to bring is dropped off either this afternoon before 5:00 p.m. in the church office or dropped off in Mecklenburg Hall by 8:30 a.m. Sunday morning!

We know it's a super busy time of year and we appreciate your service and donation! | Contact: Lindsey Odom

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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. Alternative Giving cards are available in the Connection Center or the church office. | Contact: Donna Brown

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Starts Next Week! 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

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, 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 Men's Softball, Sunday, June 2, 5:00 p.m., SMPC Ball Field - The SMPC Men's Softball team plays about twice a week through the month of June. If you would like to join in on the fun this summer, contact Jimmy Galati.

CARE (Conversations Around Race Equity) Group, Monday, June 3, 12:00 p.m., Zoom - This is the last session of this group's virtual study and discussion of a video series, The Color of Compromise by Jamar Tisby. New members to CARE are welcome and encouraged. | Contact: Whitney Bayer

Conversations with Dr. Matt Brown, Wednesday, June 5, 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#

Friday Morning Men's GroupFriday, June 7, 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


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 8 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 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.


Junior and Senior Pool Party, Sunday, June 2, 5:00-6:30 p.m., The Randle's House, Juniors and Seniors in High School - We will be congratulating the seniors and all their accomplishments as we are so proud of them. Dinner will be provided (a taco bar), but please bring a side item or a dessert item. | Register | Contact: Lindsey Odom

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


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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