Aug. 30: What’s Inside?

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Dr. Steve Ayers will deliver the message entitled “What’s Inside?” with the New Testament scripture coming from Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23. Ronald Barnes is the Deacon of the Week. He will read the Old Testament scripture Song of Solomon 2:8-13  and lead the morning prayer. The Rev. Paul Haywood will lead the Children’s time. The Sanctuary Choir will perform the morning anthem “I Will Arise.”

Women’s group

There is a short meeting for all ladies after both services to obtain names and emails for any who are interested in receiving information and being involved in McGill’s Marys & Marthas  activities.

Upcoming events

The yard sale is Sept. 19.  If you have items you need to donate please wait until Sept. 16-Sept. 18 and bring them into the sanctuary since the trailer is almost full. Volunteers are needed to unload the trailer on Wednesday before the yard sale, to sort and price donations and work Saturday. See Bruce or Maria Arrowood if you can help.

A congregational meeting will be on Sunday, Sept. 20, during the Sunday School time.

The CMC Northeast Mobile Mammography Unit will be at McGill on Sept. 24 from 8:30 until 3:30. To make an appointment, please call 704-403-1729. Financial assistance is available.

Choirs and mission activities begin for the year Wednesday, Sept. 9
Choirs and mission activities begin for the year Wednesday, Sept. 9

Aug. 23: Suit Up!

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“Suit Up!” is today’s sermon title. Dr. Steve Ayers delivers the message with the New Testament scriptures coming from Ephesians 6:10-20. The Sanctuary Choir will perform the morning anthem Lord, Be with Us on this Day.

The Deacon of the Week is Jason Ball, who will read the Old Testament scriptures from Psalm 84 and lead the morning prayer. Donna Duncan will lead Children’s Time.

The Call to Worship:

Leader: Jesus said: ‘I am the Bread of Life . . . whoever eats this Bread will always live.’
People: This is a tough teaching, too tough to swallow.
Leader: Jesus said: ‘Whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it.’
People: This is a tough teaching, too tough to hear.
Leader: Jesus said to all he met: ‘Follow me.’
People: We have accepted Jesus, and seek to be faithful no matter how tough it is to follow him.

Sunday School promotion

Next Sunday, August 30, is promotion Sunday and later in the day all rising 6th graders are invited to join the youth for an afternoon of fun on a giant slip-n-slide. Wear clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty and bring a towel and dry clothes. Supper will be provided.

Celebrate God's creations
Celebrate God’s creations

Other remindars

The yard sale is September 19. Bring your gently used items to the trailer parked in the back lot. The keys to the trailer are in the church office. Volunteers are needed. See Bruce or Maria Arrowood if you can help.

Please look in this year’s directory to make sure your name, address and email address are correct. Call or email the church office if you have changes or would like to add your email address this year.

Pick up school supply items to put in your Operation Christmas Child Shoe Box now while they are on sale.

We are collecting school supplies for Communities in Schools. There is a container near the kitchen to leave your donations.

Please see Jaime Poe if you can help with the fall season of football concessions for the Charlotte 49ers. The first home game is Saturday, Sept. 12.

 

 

Aug. 16: A Good Start

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Our Pastor, Dr. Steve Ayers, will deliver the sermon “A Good Start” while LIndsay Megill will led the music. Joe Anderson is the Deacon of the Week and will read the New Testament from Ephesians 5:15-20.

Back to School mission project

McGill and other churches partnered for a project at the Logan Multi-Purpose Center to help kids in need with back to school needs. “Soles for Souls” is a CommUNITY Back to School Shoe Distribution project. Partnering with Samaritan’s Feet, the event was Saturday.

Amanda washes a girl's feet before you got new socks and shoes
Amanda washes a girl’s feet before you got new socks and shoes
Steve and Janet help a youngster try on a new pair of shoes
Steve and Janet help a youngster try on a new pair of shoes
A fun moment
A fun moment
The Revs. Jackie, right,and Tim Pace
The Revs. Jackie, right,and Tim Pace
Selfie time for Darryl Jefferson and Donna Duncan
Selfie time for Darryl Jefferson and Donna Duncan
This young man enjoyed Janet's foot washing
This young man enjoyed Janet’s foot washing

In coming weeks at McGill

Blessing of the Backpacks
Sunday, August 23
Both Services

Promotion for Sunday School
Sunday, August 30

Yard Sale
Saturday, September 19
7 a.m.-1 p.m.

Aug. 9: Advice Worth Following

Today’s sermon title by Dr. Steve Ayers is “Advice Worth Following.”  The New Testament scriptures come from Ephesians 4:25 – 5:2. The Rev. Paul Haywood will lead Children’s Time at the 10:45 service. The Sanctuary Choir will perform the morning anthem I’ll Live for Him Who Died for Me.

Bruce Arrowood is the Deacon of the Week. He will read the Old Testament scriptures Psalm 34:1-8 and lead the morning prayer.

The flowers at the alter today are given in loving memory of Nancy Jordan by her daughter, Julie, and her husband, Conrad, and their sons, Jordan and Taylor.

Meetings

The McGill Deacons will meet today (Aug. 8) at 2 p.m.

The Church Council will meet on Monday, Aug. 10, at 7 p.m.

The J.O.Y. Club meets on Thursday, Aug. 13, at 11 a.m. Lunch will be provided. Come enjoy the fellowship.

Mission project

“Soles for Souls” is a CommUNITY Back to School Shoe Distribution project. Partnering with Samaritan’s Feet, the event will be held on Saturday, Aug. 15 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Marvin Caldwell Park.  See Dr. Winfry Whicker if you would like to help.

New directory

It is almost time for a new church directory. Please look in this year’s directory to make sure your name, address and email address are correct. Please call or email the church office if you have changes or would like to add your email address this year.

Mission Flashback

CROP Walk is coming up in October. This is a group photo of the 2014 McGill participants
CROP Walk is coming up in October. This is a group photo of the 2014 McGill participants

 

 

 

 

Aug. 2: Well Gifted

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Our Pastor, Dr. Steve Ayers, will deliver today’s sermon “Well Gifted” with the New Testament scriptures coming from Ephesians 4:1-16. Mandy Ashley is the Deacon of the Week. She will read the Old Testament scripture from Psalm 51:1-12 and lead the morning prayer during the 10:45 service today. The Sanctuary Choir will sing O That I Had a Thousand Voices .

Food on the First

Today is Food on the First. Please bring your food items to benefit hunger relief efforts at the Cooperative Christian Ministry.

Another glimpse of VBS with the preschoolers
Another glimpse of VBS with the preschoolers

Upcoming meetings

The Joint Mission Council will meet on Tuesday, August 4, at 6:30 p.m.

The Deacons will meet on Sunday, August 9, at 2 p.m.

The Church Council will meet on Monday, August 10, at 7 p.m.

The J.O.Y. Club meets on Thursday, August 13, at 11 a.m. Lunch will be provided. Come enjoy the fellowship.

Mission projects

“Soles for Souls” is a CommUNITY Back to School Shoe Distribution project. Partnering with Samaritan’s Feet, the event will be held on Saturday, August 15 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Marvin Caldwell Park.  See Winfry Whicker if you would like to help.

School supplies are on sale now. Pick up items to put in your Operation Christmas Child Shoe Box.

Please see Jaime Poe if you can help with the fall season of football concessions at UNCC.

Church Yard Sale

Yard sale is September 19. Bring you gently used items to the trailer parked in the back lot. The keys to the trailer are in the church office.

July 26: Together For Hope

Arkansas Mission Team sharing

The Arkansas Mission Team will share about their mission trip to Helena-West Helena at both the 8:30 and 10:45 a.m. services.

Here is the group just before leaving Friday
Here is the group just before they got ready to leave for Arkansas.

Dr. Jonathan Zsambeky is the Deacon of the Week. He will read the Old Testament scripture from Psalm 14 and lead the morning prayer. The New Testament scripture comes from John 6:1-21.  Donna Duncan will lead children’s time.

Children from this week’s Vacation Bible School will also share some of the music from the week.

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July 19: VBS and more

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Vacation Bible School  begins Sunday, July 19, and runs through Thursday, July 23, from 6-8 p.m. There will be a hot dog supper on Thursdy at 6 p.m.

The theme is Weird Animals-Where Jesus’ Love is One of a Kind!  If you signed up to bring refreshments please bring them to the kitchen Sunday afternoon. If you volunteered to help please arrive a little early so you can get instructions.

This week’s message: The Perfectly Imperfect Church


Live streaming video by UstreamThe Rev. Tim Pace will be delivering the sermon Sunday in our pastor Dr. Steve Ayers’ absence. The New Testament scripture comes from Ephesians 1:3-14. Worship services are at 8:30 and 10:45 a.m. Sunday.

Dr. Winfry Whicker is the Deacon of the Week. He will read the Old Testament scripture from 2 Samuel 6:1-5 and will lead the morning prayer. Lindsay Megill will lead children’s time during the 10:45 a.m. service.

The Sanctuary Choir under the direction of the Rev. Steve Harrill will sing “O That I had a Thousand Voices.”

A glimpse at Helena-West Helena, Ark. trip

Upcoming projects

“Soles for Souls” is a CommUNITY Back to School Shoe Distribution project. Partnering with Samaritan’s Feet, the event will be held on Saturday, August 15 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Marvin Caldwell Park.  See Winfry Whicker if you have questions.

Congratulations!

Justin Pressley and his new bride Krina were married this weekend!
Justin Pressley and his new bride Krina were married this weekend!

July 12: Whose House?


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Dr. Steve Ayers will deliver the sermon “Whose House?” at the 8:30 and 10:45 a.m. services Sunday at McGill. The Old Testament scripture comes from Amos 7:7-15.

Caleb Pace will perform the solo “Be Thou My Vision” accompanied by his mother on the piano, the Rev. Jackie Pace.

Maria Arrowood will lead the children’s time. If you can’t join us in person, our services will be streamed and recorded in the window above.

Deacon of the Week

Harold Wright is the deacon of the week. He will read the New Testament lesson from Ephesians 1:3-14 and lead the morning prayer during the 10:45 a.m.

On a mission in Helena-West Helena, Arkansas

Here is the group just before leaving Friday
Here is the group just before leaving Friday

The Rev. Paul Haywood, chaperones, and the McGill Youth will help operate a Bible school and camp this week in Helena-West Helena, Arkansas. The group will be coming back to Concord next Saturday, July 18. Please be prayful for their efforts and their safe return. We look forward to hearing all their stories when they return.

Soles for Souls

“Soles for Souls” is a CommUNITY Back to School Shoe Distribution project. Partnering with Samaritan’s Feet, the event will be held on Saturday, August 15 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Marvin Caldwell Park. Registration forms at available at church.  See Dr. Winfry Whicker if you have questions.

Chrismon Class

Please speak with Joyce Kluttz or Wanda Ritchie if you are interested in a Chrismon Class at Rufty’s Chrismon Shop in Salisbury. All the Chrismons on our tree at Christmas have been made by our members.

Vacation Bible School coming soon

Vacation Bible School is July 19-23. The theme is Weird Animals-Where Jesus’ Love is One of a Kind! Volunteers are needed to guide the children from one activity to another. A hot dog supper will be at 6 p.m. on July 23. Clear, clean 2 liter bottles are needed.

July 5: Home Troubles

“Home Troubles” is this week’s sermon by Dr. Steve Ayers at both the 8:30 and 10:45 a.m. services. The new testament scripture comes from Mark 6:1-13.

The Sanctuary Choir, under the direction of the Rev. Steve Harrill, will perform the morning anthem, “Without Love, It Will All Pass Away'”

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Deacon of the Week

The Rev. Jackie Pace is the deacon of the week. She will read the Old Testament lesson from Psalm 48 and lead the morning prayer during the 10:45 service.

Arkansas Mission needs

The youth need 30 SPF spray sun screen for their Arkansas Mission Trip.  Please keep the group in your prayers. They will leave Friday, July 10th and return the Saturday, July 18th.

Just Older Youth Club (J.O.Y.) meeting

The J.O.Y. Club will meet on Thursday, July 9, at 11 a.m. Guest speaker will be the Rev. Alan Buckner.

‘Soles for Souls’ shoe project

“Soles for Souls” is a CommUNITY Back to School Shoe Distribution project. Partnering with Samaritan’s Feet the event will be held on Saturday, July 15 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Marvin Caldwell Park.  A sign up sheet is available in the lobby. Please see Dr. Winfrey Whicker with questions.

Chrismon making class

Please speak with Joyce Kluttz or Wanda Ritchie if you are interested in a Chrismon Class at Rufty’s Chrismon Shop in Salisbury. All the Chrismons on our tree at Christmas have been made by our members.

Vacation Bible School

Vaction Bible Sschool is July 19-23. The theme is “Weird Animals-Where Jesus’ Love is One of a Kind!” Volunteers are needed to guide the children from one activity to another. A hot dog supper will be at 6 p.m. on July 23. Clear, clean 2 liter bottles are needed.

Charlotte 49ers concessions

Please see Jaime Poe if you can help with the fall season of football concessions at UNCC.

Barbecue and Brunswick stew available

See Bruce Arrowood if you would like to purchase BBQ or Brunswick Stew.

The Yard Sale is coming

The McGill Yard Sale is September 19.

Youth Passport trip a big success

The McGill Youth returned from Greensboro College late this week after a full-filled and meaninful week at Passport Camp. The Rev. Paul Haywood led our group.

The McGill Youth at Passport at Greensboro College
The McGill Youth at Passport at Greensboro College

Click the photo above to see several photos from the trip on the McGill Facebook page.

Worship services Sundays at 8:30 and 10:45 a.m. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m.

McGill is located at 5300 Poplar Tent Road, Concord, N.C. It is at the corner George Liles Parkway and just off Exit 54 of I-85.

This Sunday: Faith Stories

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Our Pastor, Dr. Steve Ayers will deliver the sermon “Faith Stories” with scriptures from Mark 5:21-43. Dr. Ayers will deliver the message at both the 8:30 and 10:45 a.m. services.

Donna Smith is the deacon of the week. She will read the Old Testament lesson from Lamentations 3:22-33  and have the morning prayer.

Glenita Riley will perform a handbell solo of the hymn “Oh Beautiful”.

Donna Duncan present Children’s Time during the 10:45 service.

Passport week at Greensboro

greensboro college for passport

Please remember the 10 youth and 3 adults as they leave today for a week at Passport at Greensboro College.

Arkansas Mission rapidly approaching

The youth need 30 SPF spray sun screen for their Arkansas Mission Trip.  The group will leave on July 10th and return the 18th.

Hot dog needs, no dogs on July 3

Here is your opportunity to help with the hot dog project: volunteers to work in the kitchen on the 4th Friday each month:. someone to handle the dessert and drink table on the 3rd, 4th, and 5th Friday and an extra person or two would be great to fill in when others need to be away any Friday. Please let Dr. Whicker know if you can make a coca cola cake or banana pudding or can fill any of these positions. Hot dogs will not be sold next Friday, July 3.

Vacation Bible School is coming soon

VBS is July 19-23. The theme is Weird Animals-Where Jesus’ Love is One of a Kind! Volunteers are needed to guide the children from one activity to another. A hot dog supper will be at 6 p.m. on July 23. Clear, clean 2 liter bottles are needed.

Food on the First next week

Food on the First is next Sunday. Remember that CCM needs extra food this summer since children are not at school. Peanut butter, jelly, cereals, oatmeal, snack bars, crackers, macaroni and cheese, tuna, and canned meats, vegetables and fruits. CCM also will take vegetables from your garden.

R.A.I.N. needs

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The R.A.I.N. Closet needs include toothpaste, Clorox, laundry detergent, dish detergent, paper towels and dog food. Also welcomed are the little toiletries you receive in your hotel when traveling.