THE COMMUNICATOR THE COMMUNICATOR
A Publication of Sardis Presbyterian Church April 2018 Building God’s Kingdom Through Worship ● Service ● Fellowship ● Evangelism ● Disciple‐
A monthly publication of Sardis Presbyterian Church · Charlotte, North Carolina
Through Planting Seeds of Hope, Sardis volunteers prepared and served lunch to the Rama Road staﬀ. Rama teachers were very grateful for the love and appreciation for their work with the students at Rama Road Elementary School.
Building God’s Kingdom Through Worship ● Service ● Fellowship ● Evangelism ● Discipleship
The Communicator ~ June 2018
Ministry is about life in Christ which aﬀects everything we do.
Sardis Presbyterian Church Fall 2017 & Spring 2018 Graduates
Jack Anthony Cross Bachelor of Science in Sport and Entertainment Management · University of South Carolina
John William Foley Bachelor of Arts in Communications · North Carolina State University
Philip Lowry Harris Bachelor of Science in Sustainable Technology · Appalachian State University
Clayton Ward Kepley Bachelor of Science in Marketing · University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Trent Alan Kepley Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice · University of Alabama
Joseph Bacon Martin, V Bachelor of Science in Physics · Davidson College
William Benjamin Medlock, Jr. Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering · Clemson University
Elizabeth Holbrook Moshier Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences · Clemson University
Emily Grace Seaborn Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a Bachelor of Arts in Global Studies · University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
High School Graduates Seniors listed below will be recognized with their parents at the Blanket Ceremony at the 11 a.m. service on June 3 Caroline Alba
Callie Cain Andrew Carroll
Franklin Harrell Anna Hudnall
Grace Koch Julia Lueck
Chase Riddell Holly Sapp
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Ministry is about life in Christ which aﬀects everything we do.
Sharing the Love
The Bible has important lessons for us regarding stewardship of our time, talents, and treasures. Scripture can teach us how we should take care of the earth, one another, our church, and ourselves. Three key aspects of stewardship include:
The world and everything in it belong to God.
The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it; for he founded it upon the seas and established in upon the waters. Psalm 24:1‐2 (NIV)
We are the stewards of everything in God’s world. God created each of us, and charged us with taking care of His creation, especially including taking care of one another.
“What should we do then?” the crowd asked. John answered, “The man with two tunics should share with him who has none, and the one who has food should do the same.” John 3:10‐11
God has given each of us many gifts, both spiritual and temporal. We have the opportunity to use those gifts in stewardship and service to others, which helps us to focus on knowing and following God’s plans for us.
Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. Matthew 6:19‐20
Each of us has time, talents, and treasure that we can dedicate to God’s purpose. All of these are needed. All can make a diﬀerence. All contribute to Sharing the Love.
Organization Meeting for November Haiti Trip If you are interested in going to Haiti with Sardis November 7‐14, please stay after the 11:00 service on June 17 to help begin planning. We will gather in the small dining room for about 45 minutes. If you are interested in going but cannot come to the meeting, please email firstname.lastname@example.org so we can put you on our contact list for further information.
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Ministry is about life in Christ which aﬀects everything we do.
We are sharing the love in worship this summer! Join us for one worship service July 1 ‐ September 2 at 10:00 a.m. That is 10 worship services at 10:00 a.m.! We will kick‐oﬀ summer worship on July 1 in the Sanctuary. July 15‐29 will be in the Fellowship Hall. See the full schedule at www.sardis.org.
Combined Adult Sunday School in June
Sundays at 10:00 a.m. in Room 211/212
June 3: Jane Fobel “Covenant Communities in the Bible”
June 10: Joe B. Martin “A Sign of Things to Come”
June 17: Joe B. Martin “One Body, Many Generations”
June 24: Katie Harrington “The Mission of the PCUSA and Its General Assembly”
Session Highlights can be found at www.sardis.org under the News & Events tab.
April Financial Highlights Thank you for contributing to Christ’s work through Sardis Presbyterian Church
This year so far This year so far expected
Pledges, gifts, and other revenue
Annual Budget: $1,983,000
Our Church Family Our Christian Sympathy: to Bill Trosch upon the death of his mother, Minette Trosch; to Vicka Conder‐Dohmann upon the death of her mother‐in‐law, Sheila Dohmann; to Georgia Pressly upon the death of her sister, Joy Kruse; and to Ray Boardman upon the death of his mother, Vada Boardman. 4 The Communicator ~ June 2018
The Son of Man came not to be served, but to serve.
Bayonnais Beds and Blankets
Sardis has been building houses along
with Habitat for Humanity for years…
On June 10 and June 17 there will be large blue plastic barrels in the Narthex and The Gathering Place to collect hooded towels and receiving blankets to be sent to Bayonnais. Bodye beni ou
But we can do even more, year‐round!
Habiat ReStore Needs You!!
(God bless you) for helping to make a new life a
Habitat Charlotte operates four ReStores in the Charlotte
little more special.
area to raise funds for their eﬀorts to build houses, repair homes, and restore neighborhoods. Volunteers help run the stores which saves more money for the habitat‐built houses. Volunteers are asked to commit to serving for six months; most volunteer once a week. For all roles, click on the volunteer tab at www.charlotterestore.org to learn more and to complete the volunteer application.
Some of the volunteer positions include: cashiers, sales assistant, loading dock volunteer, book/café volunteer (Wendover Road only).
Please contact the Habitat Charlotte ReStore at 704.716.7040 ext. 2230 or email@example.com to volunteer your special talents and time today!
Room In The Inn: Thank You, Sardis!
Thanks to over 200 volunteers, Room In The Inn at Sardis was able to provide meals and a warm bed 465 times during the 2017‐2018 season! We were able to host children 61 times, adult females 205 times, adult males 144 times, and transgender females six times. Eleven drivers transported the neighbors to and from Sardis House and Urban Ministries, nine team leaders and their teams of approximately 12 volunteers per night provided hospitality, and 33 groups and individuals prepared and served meals and lunches to our grateful neighbors, who would have otherwise been on the streets or under a bridge, cold and hungry. If you were a part of this ministry, our neighbors thank you and Urban Ministries thanks you. Let’s keep the spirit of RITI going all through the year with prayers for our neighbors’ safety and well‐being, and we will see you again in December!
Lo and Bill Simon Read at Rama Road Elementary School
Lo Simon visited with the Rama students in Sardis’ afterschool tutoring program to share books she has authored. Lo and her husband, Bill, have recently rejoined Sardis. The students enjoyed her and her books. Every student was given copies of the books she read. Thank you, Lo and Bill, for sharing your time and talent with the students at Rama Road Elementary!
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“…set an example for the believers…” 1 Timothy 4:12.
College‐Age Summer Sunday School Continues – June 24
Come join the Summer College‐Age Sunday School class meeting in Room 219 from 10:00 a.m.–10:45 a.m. We continue to follow the group study series called Christianity and World Religions: Wrestling with Questions People Ask. We hope you can attend all or part of this series with us to reconnect through faith and fellowship with your Sardis family. If you are in this age group and would like to know more about it, please contact Karen Bohlen (firstname.lastname@example.org). Looking forward to seeing you!
The Great Escape
Attention college‐age young adults and recent high
Nineteen youth and adults will travel to Lee College in
school graduates: we are planning some fellowship
Tennessee for the week long middle school conference
events for the summer and we want to hear from you.
The Great Escape June 10‐15. These adults and stu‐
Please send your name, contact information, and
dents will participate in worship, hear speakers, and
suggestions to Karen Bohlen (text: 704.222.6298) and
get messy with the annual Crud Day! Please be in
Julie Lueck (text: 704.491.0561). Looking forward to
prayer for these participants as they seek to deepen
seeing you this summer!
their faith and their relationships.
St. Louis Mission Trip
June 16‐24, the High School Youth Ministry will send 18 people to St. Louis on a mis‐ sion trip. This mission trip is part of the Hands and Feet Initiative of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (USA). During our week, we will work with Mission St. Louis Urban Splash, a home repair agency. We will also participate in a prison ministry sponsored by General Assembly and engage in sacred conversations on race. Please be in prayer for these 18 missionaries as they seek to do God’s will in the world in the name of Sardis Presbyterian Church.
Middle School to Friendship Trays
On Tuesday, June 26, all middle school students are invited to participate in Friendship Trays from 7:30 a.m. until noon. At Friendship Trays, participants will prepare meals for the Meals on Wheels program and then deliver a route. We will end with lunch out. Please make plans to join us!
During the summer, the High School Youth Ministry will meet on Sunday evenings for Spontaneous Combustion! Join us at 6:00 p.m. Sunday evenings and bring money for dinner. We have no idea what we will do or where we will end up, but it is always a great time of fellowship!
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“Let the little children come unto me.” All elementary students and their families are invited to join us for an end of the year pool party!
Elementary Sunday School in June
Parents, in June, elementary Sunday School will be all together on June 10, 17, and 14 at 10 a.m. June 3, we’ll have a “moving up” Sunday, where students
Sunday, June 3 from 4:30 ‐ 6:00 p.m. Rama Swim Club (6109 Wheeler Dr.) Swimming · Games · Snacks Grab your swimsuits and towels and come for some fun! Contact Katie.email@example.com to RSVP.
will be break into the groups they’ll be in the next school year.
Kids, come join the fun on Sunday mornings in June!
Sardis Weekday School Happenings! SWS is planning to open a Transitional Kindergarten (TK) class to the preschool program. The TK class will begin with the 2018‐2019 school year. This class will be oﬀered Monday‐Friday from 9‐1 for students who did not make the kindergarten cutoﬀ date (September‐December). These students will be academically ready for more advanced skills than their 4‐year‐old peers. Their social skills are also more mature and allow for higher level social games and play. TK is also appropriate for students who are kindergarten age but may benefit from another year to develop academic and social skills. TK will be faster paced than a regular 4 year old program. Students in this program will receive a modified kindergarten curriculum (Learning Without Tears) that is balanced with age‐appropriate activities.
Preschool Summer Camp at SWS Available for children ages 2‐5 · 9 a.m.‐1 p.m. · Monday‐Friday The Sardis Weekday School is excited to oﬀer you six separate fun‐filled weeks of camp, five days a week. And it’s flexible ‐ choose just a few weeks that fit your schedule or enroll your camper in all six.
Registration is open. Cost: $140/week for the first child and $120/week for each additional child. Contact Elizabeth Angerson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 704.366.9681 to get your spot! June 18 – 22 Storyteller June 25 – 29 Art July 16 – 20 Amazing Athletes
· July 23 – 27 Soccer Shots · July 30 – August 3 Atomz lab · August 6‐10 Music & Movement
Four year old graduation will take place
Sardis Weekday School will be expanding their class
Thursday, June 7 at 9 a.m. in Sardis House.
oﬀerings and will have teacher positions available for
Congratulations graduates of the class of 2018!
the upcoming school year.
If you are interested in joining our team at the Preschool With Heart, please contact Elizabeth Angerson at email@example.com or 704.366.9681.
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THE COMMUNICATOR Published monthly by
Sardis Presbyterian Church 6100 Sardis Road
Charlotte, NC 28270
www.sardis.org ELECTRONIC SERVICE REQUESTED
June 25 ‐ 29 8:30 a.m. ‐ 12:00 p.m. Boys & Girls Age 9 ‐ 12 $110 / child Register at www.sardis.org The camp will be led by Keith White, founder of Playbook for Life Ministries, and Crystal Rhodes, former WNBA Utah Starz player.
July 9 - 13
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Ages 4 - 5th grade $25 for volunteers | $40 for non volunteers
Register at www.sardis.org
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Sardis Music & Arts Summer Hoopla
July 30 - August 3
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Rising 2nd - 6th grade $45/child | Volunteers Needed!
Register at www.sardis.org Contact firstname.lastname@example.org