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Jan. 1, Church Offices, Wellness Ministry and Weekday School Closed Celebrate the new year. In case of emergency, contact the pastor on call by dialing 704.376.3695 and following the instructions.

Jan. 2, 9, 15, 23 & 30, Room in the Inn, 4 p.m. – 9 a.m., next day Provide safe shelter, a warm meal and fellowship to our homeless guests.

Jan. 2, Theology on Tap, 8 – 9 p.m. Bring your faith questions and enjoy a time of fellowship led by Rev. Von Clemans on the first Thursday of every month.

Jan. 5, Youth Class Dinners, 5 – 6:30 p.m. Fellowship and enjoy dinner with your grade at a classmate’s home tonight.

Jan. 6, Parenting Circle Resumes (Presbyterian Women Circle 4), 9:15 – 11:30 a.m. Consider how to parent in a not-perfect world; additional dates are Monday, Feb. 3, March 3, April 7 and May 5.

Jan. 6, Abiding Hope Resumes (Presbyterian Women Circle 2), 2 – 3 p.m. Gain a deeper understanding of the migration occurring around us; additional dates are Monday, Feb. 3, March 3, April 7 and May 5.

Jan. 7, 14, Integrative Health - Movement, Rest and Exercise, 10 – 11:30 a.m. Explore ways to meet your fitness goals without adding more to your to-do list.

Jan. 7–May 20, Companions in Caregiving, 1 – 2 p.m. Join fellow caregivers on the first and third Tuesday of each month for this time of sharing and support.

JANUARY

Jan. 8–April 23, A Deeper Walk: Being A Woman of Purpose II Resumes (Circle 10), 9:15 a.m. – 12 p.m. Experience transformation in Christ and a reconnection and rededication of your faith through this Wednesday circle.

Jan. 8–Dec. 30, Centering Prayer, 12 – 12:30 p.m. Spend time with God through weekly prayer and reflection on Wednesdays. Meet in the chancel with clergy and other members.

Jan. 8, Wednesday Night Activities & Dinners Resume, 5 – 7:30 p.m. Enjoy a delicious meal at 5:30 p.m. in Oxford Hall and participate in one of our children/youth choirs and handbells.

Jan. 9, Weekday School Tours, 10 – 11 a.m. Discover why the Myers Park Presbyterian Weekday School is among the top-ranked preschools in Charlotte.

Jan. 9–May 1, Bible Study Resumes (Presbyterian Women Circle 14), 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Join Rev. Dr. Millie Snyder in this weekly Bible study each Thursday.

Jan. 9, BookIt!, 12:30 – 2 p.m. Take part in a book discussion with Rev. Dr. Millie Snyder on The Orphan Master’s Son by Adam Johnson.

Jan. 10, Silver Screen Theology Resumes (Presbyterian Women Circle 17), 9:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Connect with film buffs as we watch and discuss a movie together; additional dates are Feb. 14, March 14, April 11 and May 9.

Jan. 10–12, Middle School Ski Trip 2014 Travel to Winterplace for skiing and snowboarding with your sixth- through eighth grade friends. The cost is $250.

Jan. 12–Feb. 9, Worship Workshops for Kindergarteners and Parents Prepare your kindergartner for “big church” in a series of workshops for children and their parents to learn about worship.

Jan. 12, Youth Summer Trip/Conference Parent Meeting, 9:45 – 10:45 a.m. Learn valuable information about upcoming opportunities.

Jan. 13, God & Literature Resumes (Presbyterian Women Circle 3), 10 – 11 a.m. Find the intersection of faith and life through short stories; additional dates are Feb. 10, March 10, April 14 and May 12.

Jan. 13–Feb. 12, Fun T.I.M.E - Session 3 Begins, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Enhance your 3-year-old’s motor skills in this twice-weekly program on Mondays and Wednesdays.

Jan. 13–Feb. 12, Sports Zone - Session 3 Begins, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Heighten your preschooler’s understanding of team sports through these Monday and Wednesday afterschool sessions.

Jan. 13, Sharon Towers Circle Resumes (Presbyterian Women Circle 23), 2 – 3 p.m. Examine what it means to live in community through this circle; additional dates are Feb. 10, March 10, April 14 and May 12.

Jan. 13, Baldwin-Wallace University Motet Choir, 7 – 9 p.m. Savor this evening of moving music from the Baldwin-Wallace College Conservatory of Music.

Jan. 14, Uptown Circle Resumes (Presbyterian Women Circle 8), 12 – 1 p.m. Apply your faith to daily life through this circle; additional dates are Feb. 11, March 11, April 8 and May 13.

Jan. 14–Feb. 14, Jumping Jellybeans - Session 3 Begins, 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Develop your preschooler’s strength and flexibility through these Tuesday and Thursday afterschool sessions.

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Jan. 14–May 13, Evening Bible Study Resumes (Presbyterian Women Circle 20), 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Deepen your understanding of how faith applies to life the second Tuesday of each month.

Jan. 16, Cooking with Mimi Resumes (Presbyterian Women Circle 22), 10 a.m. Glean time-saving tips and recipes on the third Thursday of each month.

Jan. 20, Church Offices & Wellness Ministry Closed Note the Martin Luther King Jr. closings. In case of emergency, contact the pastor on call by dialing 704.376.3695.

Jan. 20, Weekday School Closed Remember that the half- and full-day programs are closed for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.

Jan. 20–May 19, Cypress Circle Resumes (Presbyterian Women Circle 21), 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Learn what it means to live in community through this circle which meets the third Monday of each month.

Jan. 26, Congregational Meeting, 11 a.m.; Q&A Session, 10 a.m. Take part in this annual churchwide meeting and have questions answered at the breakout session.

Jan. 26, Mission Kids Lunch and Lead, 12:15 – 2 p.m. Plan a future Mission Kids service activity with fellow fourth- and fifth-graders.

Jan. 26, The Legacy of Billy Graham, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Celebrate Rev. Billy Graham’s legacy at this churchwide event hosted by our youth.

Jan. 27, Truth in Fiction Resumes (Presbyterian Women Circle 19), 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Get ready for discussions of fiction with faith-based themes; additional dates are Feb. 24, March 24, April 28 and May 26.

Feb. 2, New Discipleship Classes Begin, 9:45 – 10:45 a.m. Explore your faith in a different light through a Sunday discipleship classes. Check the adult website for more information.

Feb. 2, February 2014 New Member Class, 9:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Join the Myers Park Presbyterian Church family by attending this one-day new membership class led by our pastors.

Feb. 3–7, 2014-15 Weekday School Half-Day Registration Become a part of our Weekday School family. For details go to weekday.myersparkpres.org.

Feb. 4 & 11, Integrative Health Nutrition Seminar, 10 – 11:30 a.m. Explore nine ways to strengthen your body and mind.

FEBRUARY

Feb. 5, Parenting Education Event, 9:30 a.m. & 7 p.m. Gain practical parenting strategies from nationally recognized expert, Kirk Martin.

Feb. 6, 13, 20 & 27, Room in the Inn, 4 p.m. – 9 a.m., next day Provide safe shelter, a warm meal and fellowship to our homeless guests.

Feb. 6, Theology on Tap, 8 – 9 p.m. Bring your faith questions and enjoy a time of fellowship led by Rev. Von Clemans on the first Thursday of every month.

Feb. 7–9, Fifth-Grade Faith and Human Sexuality Workshop Open up the lines of communication with your fifth-grade child. Parents must accompany their children to this family event.

Feb. 7, Weekday School Valentine’s Day Dinner & Dance, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Dance the night away with your family at this beloved Weekday School event.

Feb. 9, New Member Recognition Day, 8:45 & 11 a.m. Welcome our newest members during worship.

Feb. 10, Family to Family Valentine Dinner, 4:30 – 8 p.m. Build relationships with families in need through this fellowship event located in Oxford Hall.

Feb. 13, Weekday School Tours, 10 – 11 a.m. Discover why the Myers Park Presbyterian Weekday School is among the top-ranked preschools in Charlotte.

Feb. 13, BookIt!, 12:30 – 2 p.m. Take part in a discussion of Faith Bass Darling’s Last Garage Sale with Rev. Dr. Millie Snyder.

Feb. 16–20, Charlotte Family Housing Serve meals, provide childcare or act as an overnight host.

Feb. 16, Organ Recital, 4 – 5 p.m.

KEY

Lift your spirits with music at this recital featuring Nicholas Bowden, a nationally known organist and entertainer.

ADULTS CHILDREN

CHURCHWIDE MUSIC

OUTREACH WEEKDAY SCHOOL

WELLNESS WORSHIP

YOUTH

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Feb. 17, Full-Day Weekday School Closed for Teacher Workday & Optional Teacher Workday Enjoy President’s Day with your children.

Feb. 18, Mission Kids Event, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Join fellow fourth- and fifth-graders as we serve Christ through the local community.

Feb. 20–May 15, Cooking with Mimi Resumes (Presbyterian Women Circle 22), 10 – 11 a.m. Glean time-saving tips and recipes the third Thursday of each month.

Feb. 23, Confirmation Sunday, 11 a.m. Enjoy a special event for you and your friends as we celebrate confirmation in worship.

Feb. 24–March 2, El Salvador Mission Trip Help plan and develop the community health clinic in Getsemani, El Salvador.

Feb. 24–March 26, Fun T.I.M.E - Session 4 Begins, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Enhance your 3-year-old’s motor skills in this twice-weekly program each Monday and Wednesday.

Feb. 24–March 26, Sports Zone - Session 4 Begins, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Heighten your child’s understanding of team sports through these Monday and Wednesday afterschool sessions.

Feb. 25–March 27, Jumping Jellybeans - Session 4 Begins, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Develop your child’s strength and flexibility through these Tuesday and Thursday afterschool sessions.

March 1, Consignment Sale, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Collect gently-used children/teen clothing, toys and sporting equipment for this annual sale.

March 2, Lenten Small Groups Begin this Week Deepen your faith and grow as a disciple of Jesus Christ through a Lenten small groups which begins this week.

March 2, First-Grade Family Communion Class, 9:45 – 10:45 a.m. Explore the meaning of the Lord’s Supper in this class for first-graders and their parents. Communion follows during worship.

March 2, Adult Softball Information Session, 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. Get those mitts and bats out, then find out how you can put them to use on our church’s softball team.

March 2, Youth Class Dinners, 5 – 6:30 p.m. Fellowship and enjoy dinner with your grade at a classmate’s home.

March 3–7, Half & Full-Day Summer Fun Registration Opens Register your children for a week or two of fun-filled activities and crafts.

MARCH

March 4 & 11, Integrative Health Mind-Body Connection, 10 – 11:30 a.m. Activate your body’s healing response through breathing techniques, meditation and muscle relaxation.

March 5, Ash Wednesday Chapel Service, 7 a.m. Receive communion and begin the Lenten season with worship in the chapel.

March 5, Ash Wednesday Service, 6:30 p.m. Begin your Lenten reflections at this special time of worship in preparation for Easter.

March 6, 13, 20 & 27, Room in the Inn, 4 p.m. – 9 a.m., next day Provide safe shelter, a warm meal and fellowship to our homeless guests.

March 6, Theology on Tap, 8 – 9 p.m. Bring your faith questions and enjoy a time of fellowship led by Rev. Von Clemans on the first Thursday of every month.

March 9, New Discipleship Classes Begin, 9:45 – 10:45 a.m. Explore your faith in a different light through a Sunday discipleship class. Check the adult website for more information.

March 9, Chicken Pickin’, 5 – 7 p.m. Enjoy a delicious meal of chicken with all the fixings; the event and auction proceeds go to youth missions.

March 10–April 7, Weekday School Fundraiser Note that all proceeds go directly towards classroom needs.

March 11–April 8, Easter Flowers Beautify our worship centers by purchasing an Easter lily or azalea.

March 12, 19 & 26, Lenten Chapel Services, 7 a.m. Spend time in prayer and reflection during these services in the chapel.

March 13, Weekday School Tours, 10 – 11 a.m. Discover why the Myers Park Presbyterian Weekday School is among the top-ranked preschools in Charlotte.

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March 13, BookIt!, 12:30 – 2 p.m. Enjoy a discussion of Faith by Jennifer Haigh led by Rev. Dr. Millie Snyder.

March 14–16, Foundations in Christ Workshop: Part 1 Examine your faith perspective and your awareness of God, one another and reality.

March 16–20, Charlotte Family Housing Serve meals, provide childcare or act as an overnight host.

March 20, Weekday School Grandparent Pancake Breakfast, 7:30 – 9:30 a.m. Enjoy a pancake breakfast with your grandparents.

March 27, What Happy People Know, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Get tips on how to live a low-stress, high-energy life.

March 28–30, Foundations in Christ Workshop: Part 2 Continue furthering your awareness of God, one another and reality.

March 28–30, Complete Joy! Women’s Retreat - Montreat Fellowship with other dynamic women at this retreat in the North Carolina mountains.

March 30, Youth Easter Egg Hunt, middle school, 5 p.m., high school, 6:30 p.m. Search for Easter eggs and then listen to the Easter story.

April 2, 9 & 16, Lenten Chapel Services, 7 a.m. Spend time in prayer and reflection through these services in the chapel.

April 3, Theology on Tap, 8 – 9 p.m. Bring your faith questions and enjoy a time of fellowship led by Rev. Von Clemans on the first Thursday of every month.

April 6, New Member Class, 9:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Join the Myers Park Presbyterian Church family by attending this one-day new membership class led by our pastors.

April 6, Youth Class Dinners, 5 – 6:30 p.m. Fellowship and enjoy dinner with your grade at a classmate’s home.

April 7–11, National Week of the Young Child Celebration Ask your child about this week’s activities as we take part in this national celebration.

April 7–May 14, Fun T.I.M.E - Session 5 Begins, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Enhance your 3-year-old’s motor skills in this twice-weekly program on Mondays and Wednesdays.

APRIL

April 7–May 14, Sports Zone - Session 5 Begins, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Heighten your child’s understanding of team sports through these Monday and Wednesday afterschool sessions.

April 8–May 15, Jumping Jellybeans - Session 5 Begins, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Develop your preschooler’s strength, balance and flexibility through these Tuesday and Thursday sessions.

April 9, Wednesday Night Activities End, 5 – 7:30 p.m. Note that Wednesday night activities conclude tonight and will resume in the fall.

April 10, Weekday School Tours, 10 – 11 a.m. Discover why the Myers Park Presbyterian Weekday School is among the top-ranked preschools in Charlotte.

April 10, BookIt!, 12:30 – 2 p.m. Discuss Blind Your Ponies by Stanley West with Rev. Dr. Millie Snyder.

April 10, Outreach Disciple Appreciation Dinner, 5:30 – 7 p.m. Celebrate the way our church brings ministry to life, thanks to you, our outreach disciples.

April 13, Palm Sunday & New Member Recognition, 8:45 a.m. & 11 a.m. Commemorate Christ’s return to Jerusalem through this special worship service. We also will welcome our newest members.

April 13, Journey to the Cross, 9:45 – 10:45 a.m. Deepen your child’s understanding of the events of Holy Week through this Sunday School activity.

April 14–21, Half-Day Weekday School Closed for Spring Break Remember that the half-day program is closed today.

April 17, Maundy Thursday, 7:30 p.m. Prepare your heart for Easter while remembering Jesus’ act of love and sacrifice.

April 18 & 21, Weekday School Closed

KEY

Note that both the full- and half-day programs are closed for the Easter holiday. ADULTS CHILDREN

CHURCHWIDE MUSIC

OUTREACH WEEKDAY SCHOOL

WELLNESS WORSHIP

YOUTH

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April 18, Good Friday, 7 p.m. Worship with special music performed by our adult choir and orchestra.

April 20, Easter Services, 7, 8:45 and 11 a.m. Rejoice with us through worship.

April 20, Intergenerational Sunday School, 9:45 – 10:45 a.m. Share in a time of Easter fellowship and learning with combined children and adult classes.

April 21, Church Offices Closed Be mindful that the wellness ministry and outreach center are open, but the church offices are closed.

April 22–25, Weekday School Spring Pictures, 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Say “cheese.” It is time for for your favorite preschoolers to have their candid photos taken.

April 25, Family to Family Picnic, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Build relationships with families in need through this fellowship event located on the Weekday School picnic grounds.

April 27 & May 4, Mother’s Day Card Sale Help support women’s health in Africa by purchasing cards at the information desk.

April 28, Women of Faith Luncheon, 10:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Celebrate spring and women of faith at this luncheon hosted by the Presbyterian Women.

May 1, Theology on Tap, 8 – 9 p.m. Bring your faith questions and enjoy a time of fellowship led by Rev. Von Clemans on the first Thursday of every month.

May 4, Eagle Scout Sunday, 11 a.m. Recognize our Eagle Scouts’ hard work during worship today.

May 5, Sharon Towers Social, 7 – 8 p.m. Plan to fellowship with our friends at Sharon Towers.

May 7, Weekday School Chapel Sing, 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Celebrate a year of learning and discovery at this time-honored event.

May 8, Weekday School Tours, 10 – 11 a.m. Discover why the Myers Park Presbyterian Weekday School is among the top-ranked preschools in Charlotte.

May 8, BookIt!, 12:30 – 2 p.m. Discuss The Mullah’s Storm by Thomas Young with Rev. Dr. Millie Snyder.

MAY

May 9, Weekday School Garden Party, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Come and enjoy the beautiful art created by your children.

May 11, Class of 2014 Senior Recognition, 11 a.m. Celebrate this milestone with our high school seniors during worship.

May 16, Many Voices Youth Event, 8 – 10 p.m. Listen to our youth drama team share the struggles of being a 21st century teenager.

May 18, Installation of Church Officers, 8:45 & 11 a.m. Pray for our new church leaders in both worship services as they take on new roles and responsibilities.

May 18, Youth Leader Celebration, 6 – 8 p.m. Commemorate another successful year of youth ministry. All youth leaders and their families are welcome.

May 23, Half-Day Weekday School Last Day of Classes Celebrate the last day of school and the beginning of your family’s summer break.

May 25–Sept.7, Summer Worship Schedule Begins Note that our sanctuary and Celebrate services begin at 10 a.m.

May 25–July 27, Lemonade on the Lawn, 11:15 – 11:45 a.m. Enjoy fellowship and a cool glass of lemonade each Sunday after worship.

May 26, Church Offices and Wellness Ministry Closed for Memorial Day Remember that the church offices and wellness ministry are closed. In case of an emergency, contact a pastor at 704.376.3695.

May 26, Weekday School Closed Bear in mind that the full and half-day programs are closed for Memorial Day.

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June 1, New Member Class and Recognition, 8:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Take part in this one-day new member class led by our pastors. You will be welcomed by the congregation at 10 a.m. worship.

June 1, Fifth-Grade Pool Party, 5 – 7 p.m. Celebrate your promotion to the youth ministry with swimming, a picnic and game night.

June 2–6, Summer Fun: Week 1, 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Experience this fun-filled preschool camp that features activities and crafts.

June 5, Theology on Tap, 8 – 9 p.m. Bring your faith questions and enjoy a time of fellowship led by Rev. Von Clemans on the first Thursday of every month.

June 9–13, Summer Fun: Week 2, 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Take part in this fun-filled preschool camp that features activities and crafts.

JUNE

June 11, Full-Day Summer Camp Starts, 7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. Kick off the beginning of full-day summer camp.

June 12, Weekday School Tours Discover why the Myers Park Presbyterian Weekday School is among the top-ranked preschools in Charlotte.

June 14–23, Holy Land Trip Walk where Jesus walked on this 10-day trip led by Rev. Dr. Steve Eason and Rev. Von Clemans. Visit the adult website for details.

June 14–20, Washington, D.C. High School Mission Trip Experience urban immersion in our nation’s capital through The Pilgrimage, a service-based hostel.

June 14–19, Heifer Ranch Middle School Mission Trip Find out how you can make a difference when it comes to global poverty and hunger at this Arkansas ranch.

June 16–19, Imagination Celebration, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Develop your child’s creativity through hands-on art, science and nature activities.

June 16–20, Specialty Camps: Week 1, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Enjoy a week of enrichment camps.

June 23–27, Sports Camp: Week 1, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Learn fundamental skills, build sportsmanship and practice team building in a Christian setting.

June 23–27, Specialty Camps: Week 2, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Enjoy a week of enrichment camps.

July 4, Church Offices, Wellness Ministry & Weekday School Closed Celebrate our nation’s independence. In case of emergency, contact the on call pastor at 704.376.3695 and follow the instructions.

July 8–10, Youth Strength and Conditioning, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. Pump up your fitness with safe, effective strength-building exercises. This clinic is for 13-18 year-olds.

July 8–10, July Basketball Clinic, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Sharpen your basketball skills at this camp for beginners and seasoned players alike.

July 10, Weekday School Tours, 10 a.m. – 11 p.m.

JULY

Discover why the Myers Park Presbyterian Weekday School is among the top-ranked preschools in Charlotte.

July 12–19, Montreat Youth Conference 2014 Escape to Montreat for worship, recreation and small group activities with 1,300 of your peers.

July 14–18, Sports Camp: Week 2, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Learn fundamental skills, build sportsmanship and practice team building in a Christian setting.

July 18, Pre-Kindergarten Graduation, 4:30 – 6 p.m. & Summer Celebration, 5 – 6 p.m. Delight in your little one’s accomplishment at this food and fun-filled event celebrating the end of the year.

July 20–25, CROSSOVER Mission Trip See your hometown through fresh eyes as you serve at local agencies alongside fellow fifth-, sixth- and seventh-graders.

July 21–25, Extreme Sports Camp, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Be extreme! Experience the thrill of extreme sports such as rock climbing, rope courses, paintball and white water rafting.

July 21–24, Vacation Bible School Join our children’s ministry team for a revamped summer tradition of Bible stories, music, art and fun.

July 28–Aug. 1, Sports Camp: Week 3, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. KEY

Learn fundamental skills, build sportsmanship and practice team building in a Christian setting. ADULTS CHILDREN

CHURCHWIDE MUSIC

OUTREACH WEEKDAY SCHOOL

WELLNESS WORSHIP

YOUTH

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