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I fell in love with... ...Loaves and Fishes the day I offered to pray for a woman I was serving. At my Amen, she looked up at me and asked, "Now may I pray for you?" ~ Jennifer Basquin ...kids because they are God’s own beloved children. Tutoring is our opportunity to have a positive impact on their characters and academic careers. ~ Tom Strohl ...the generosity of the Persian Pickles. They share their cross-stitching, sewing, knitting, quilting and crocheting skills, helping one another with personal projects and charitable ones. They’ve made bookmarks for the confirmands, prayer shawls for our congregation and for hospice, quilts for charities, toys for children, pillowcases for summer camp and much, much more. What’s not to love? ~ Dotty Dysard ...Dr. Matt Brown’s Bible Study! I will not hesitate to admit that I love the Bible Study conducted by Dr. Matt Brown. I find the small group setting in which it takes place non-threatening and a wonderful opportunity to listen, learn, and share. By sharing I realize the nurturing of spiritual growth and the constant reminder of "who we are and Whose we are". My advice: Please give this study a try. You, too, could just fall in love with it. ~ Hilreth Dyce

@ South Mecklenburg Presbyterian Church


WORSHIP 8:10 a.m., Chapel 9:10 a.m., Sacred Space, Sanctuary 10:30 a.m., Traditional Worship, Sanctuary

CLASSES: CHILDREN NURSERY

Birth - Kindergarten Sunday Mornings & Special Events These rooms are staffed with professional nursery personnel, as well as parent disciples, providing our children with consistent and attentive care. As appropriate, nursery care includes Bible stories, songs, and crafts.

CHILDRENÊS SUNDAY SCHOOL

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Spark Classroom is a Bible-centered approach with ageappropriate materials that emphasize active learning. Every lesson follows a four-part sequence: Gather, Open the Bible, Activate Faith, and Send. Each week, kids and their leaders gather together to explore their Bibles, enjoy fun activities, pray, and grow in faith. Three-Year-Olds - Kindergarten Children may be dropped off at 9:00 a.m. in their classrooms in the preschool wing of the Palmer Building. Each room is marked above the door by age group. First - Fifth Grades Children gather in Mecklenburg Hall at 9:00 a.m. for worship, then are escorted to their classroom for the lesson. 10:00 a.m.: Collect your child at their classroom.

CHILDRENÊS WORSHIP

CLASSES / STUDIES: ADULTS ALL THINGS CONSIDERED

Sundays, 9:00 a.m., Room 206 Discussions of contemporary Christian issues. Study: Women and the Church Brenton Hartman, hartbc2@gmail.com Tom Strohl, tstrohl8013@att.net

NEW: DISCIPLE FAST-TRACK

Sundays, 9:00 a.m., Room 302 This is an overview of the Disciple Bible Course. It is ideal for adults of every walk of life and experience (or non-experience!) with the Bible. Kari Case, kari.case.nc@gmail.com

DR. MATT BROWNÊS BIBLE STUDY

Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m., Session Room & 6:30 p.m., Room 204 Join us as we discuss the scripture passages for the upcoming week's sermon. Dr. Matt Brown, matt@SMPChome.org

JOY CLASS (JUST OLDER YOUTH)

Sundays, 9:00 a.m., Room 301 Study: Moses: In the Footsteps of the Reluctant Prophet by Adam Hamilton Mary Ann Christian, machris1@carolina.rr.com

MENÊS MORNING BIBLE STUDY

Fridays, 6:30 a.m., Room 202 Study: The Hundred Story Home by Kathy Izard Aarik Eberhardt, aarikeberhardt@gmail.com

NEW! MONDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY

Mondays, 9:45 a.m., Room 206 September 18 - November 13 In the Beginning: Perspectives on Genesis by Celia Brewer Sinclair Melissa White, melissawhite1018@yahoo.com

NEW: MODERN FAMILY VALUES

Age 4 - Third Grade This service is held in the Chapel during the 10:30 a.m. worship service. The children will leave the Sanctuary after the Anthem and return at the Doxology to conclude the worship service with their families.

Sundays, 9:00 a.m., Room 204 This class will be exploring some modern family values (like compassion, abundance, and community) using various methods — Bible study, videos, books, and conversation.

CLASSES / MUSIC: YOUTH

PARENTS OF FIRST GRADERS

Patty Stevenson, patty-stevenson@carolina.rr.com

YOUTH SUNDAY SCHOOL

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Confirmands, Middle & High School Students - The Cottage Curriculum: Spark Classroom

YOUTH FELLOWSHIP

Sunday Evenings, (Times Vary by Event), Mecklenburg Hall

YOUTH FALL KICK-OFF

Sunday, September 10, Mecklenburg Hall 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m., Middle School 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., High School

Jessica Tidwell-Weinzierl, jessica@SMPChome.org

YOUTH CHOIR

Sundays, 4:30 p.m., Choir Room Middle & High School Youth

Audrey McConnell, audrey.mcconnell@gmail.com

Rebecca Guzman, rebecca@SMPChome.org Drew McCoy, macmomma93@gmail.com

Sundays, October 1, 8, & 15, 9:00 a.m., McQueen Room This three-week class prepares to help their children experience all aspects of worship, to teach faith at home, and to connect with the parents of their children’s peers. Rebecca Guzman, rebecca@SMPChome.org

NEW: PRAYER WITHOUT SITTING STILL

Tuesdays, October 3-24, 7:00 p.m., Room 206 This class explores practical ways to connect with God that don’t involve sitting still or whispering! Rebecca Guzman, rebecca@SMPChome.org


SMALL GROUP MINISTRY: ADULTS BALLANTYNE BUSINESS GROUP

1st & 3rd Wednesday Each Month, 12:15 p.m., Room 204 A fellowship lunch group for those who work in Ballantyne. David Huss, david.huss@allentate.com

BOOMERS (50a and 60s)

Couples and singles welcome.

Nancy Metzler, nancy@SMPChome.org

EMPTY NESTERS

Gather with others whose children are off to new pursuits. Nancy Metzler, nancy@SMPChome.org

We are excited for the start of a new SMPC Preschool year! If you shop at Harris Teeter, we can earn money for our preschool when you link your VIC card to our school. You can do this next time you are out shopping by giving our school code at the check out; our number is 4902.

FOOD FOR THOUGHT BOOK GROUP

1st Thursday Each Month, 6:30 p.m., Session Room Visit www.SMPChome.org for the 2017-2018 Reading List. Kathy Paquette, khesspaquette@aol.com

FaB (FORTY & BEYONDS)

MUSIC: ADULTS CHANCEL CHOIR

Events include adults-only nights and family parties.

Wednesdays, 7:00 p.m., Choir Room Leads the 10:30 a.m. Sunday services in worship through song.

INTERNATIONAL DINING

CHANCEL RINGERS

Meg Garand, msgarand@yahoo.com

3rd Friday Each Month, 7:00 p.m. Exploring international cuisine at Charlotte area restaurants.

Wednesdays, 6:20 p.m., Handbell Room, Beginning 9/13 Contact Audrey McConnell by 9/1 if you would like to ring.

JOB SEEKERS SUPPORT GROUP

MISSION-OUTREACH

Alice Tyler, rrt1317@aol.com

Wednesdays, 10:00 a.m., Room 202 Meetings consist of sharing successes, job tips, and barriers that are impeding the job search. Jim Korth, jimkorth@gmail.com

JOY (JUST OLDER YOUTH) SOCIAL GROUP (65 and up)

Meets quarterly for a meal and a program with a seasonal theme. Thursday, October 26, 10:30 a.m., Speaker: Rev. Carol Hassell Ruth Ann Engle, raengle22@gmail.com

LADIESÊ NIGHT OUT

Meets quarterly in homes for fellowship and service projects. Nancy Metzler, nancy@SMPChome.org

LETÊS DO LUNCH

2nd Monday Each Month, 11:45 a.m. Join us for lunch at area restaurants!

Mary Anne Thacker, maryannet39@carolina.rr.com

PERSIAN PICKLES

Audrey McConnell, audrey.mcconnell@gmail.com

LOAVES & FISHES FOOD DRIVE

October 1-29. Bags available September 24. Jennifer Basquin, jbasquin@carolina.rr.com

CROP HUNGER WALK

Saturday, October 14, 9:00 a.m. NEW DAY & TIME! Be part of a nationwide endeavor to alleviate hunger and poverty in this country and overseas. Bob Cushman, rtcushman@yahoo.com

AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE

November 11, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Mecklenburg Hall Register to give the gift of life! Kara Guy, kara.g.guy@carolina.rr.com

TUTORING

McAlpine, Indian Land, & Walter Bickett Elementary Schools Help children achieve personal and academic success. Tom Strohl, tstrohl8013@att.net

Tuesdays, 10:00 a.m., The Commons A ladies’ sewing, knitting and quilting group.

CENTER OF HOPE

PHOTOGRAPHY GROUP

Dinner served on the first Saturday of each month. Breakfast served on the third Saturday of each month. Sign up to help at www.SMPChome.org.

Dotty Dysard, wdysard@windstream.com

Classroom Instruction & Photo Shoots All skill levels welcome; the goal is to learn and improve together. Tom Schellin, guitarbts@gmail.com

RAIN OR SHINE MOMSÊ GROUP Second & Fourth Thursdays, 8:00 p.m., Room 206 This group will meet at the church every 2nd and 4th Thursday September-November to study Shauna Niequist’s Present Over Perfect. Rebecca Guzman, rebecca@SMPChome.org

THE VILLAGE Join others in their mid-20s to mid-40s for fellowship and service. Kara Guy, kara.g.guy@carolina.rr.com

YÊALL COME EAT!

Join this casual, Dutch-treat fellowship for lunch after church Sally Jones at hugb4ugo@aol.com

Salvation Army Shelter for Women & Children

SPOON IT UP OFFERING The fourth Sunday of each month. We collect this special offering that provides meals for the Men’s Shelter of Charlotte.


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Coming Sunday, October 1 5:00 p.m., Mecklenburg Hall

Kathy Izard Author of The Hundred Story Home The Hundred Story Home leads you on an inspirational journey that begins with a question, "Where are the beds?" and ends with over on hundred formerly homeless people living in homes of their own. Author, Kathy Izard, was enjoying a comfortable existence when she came face to face with the reality that while her dedicated service at the community soup kitchen might be feeding her soul, it would never solve the bigger needs of the homeless population. Confronting the question of where are the beds? Kathy realized that she had been called to take on what seemed like an insurmountable taskto build housing for Charlotte's homeless. Woven together with this uplifting story of a call to social action is Kathy's personal struggle with faith, forgiveness and fulfillment. In telling her story, Kathy invites you to consider your rewriting your own. What's calling you? And as crazy at it seems, it may be crazier not to try. Kathy Izard will speak at 5:00 p.m. in Mecklenburg Hall, followed by a reception and book signing. Those in attendance will have the opportunity to purchase Christmas gift cards for the residents of Moore Place. Learn more about Kathy Izard at www.kathyizard.com.

Seasons of South Mecklenburg Presbyterian Church: Fall 2017  
Seasons of South Mecklenburg Presbyterian Church: Fall 2017  
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