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

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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.

Why Do I Fear? – 4th Sunday after Pentecost


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The Rev. Darrell Jefferson will deliver the sermon Sunday in Dr. Steve Ayers’ absence this Sunday. It’s always a special treat when “D.J.” delivers the message. The sermon title is “Why Do I Fear?” The new testament scripture comes from Mark 4:35-41.

The Men’s Ensemble will perform the morning anthem “Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah.”

Deacon of the Week
Meredith Farrell is the deacon of the week. She will read the Old Testament lesson from Psalm 9:9-20 and lead the morning prayer.

Needs for Arkansas mission trip
The youth need 30 SPF spray sun screen for their Arkansas Mission Trip. Thank you to all who have brought K cups and beach towels and bags. You have met our needs. The youth and their leaders leave on July 10th and will return the 18th.

Hot dog Fridays
Dr. Whicker is in need of people to work in the kitchen on the 4th Friday each month. He also needs someone to handle the dessert and drink table on the 3rd, 4th, and 5th Friday. An extra person or two would be great to have to fill in when others need to be away any Friday. Please see or call Dr. Whicker if you can make a coca cola cake or banana pudding or can fill any of these positions. Hot dogs will not be sold on July 3.

Vacation Bible School
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.

CCM and R.A.I.N. needs
Remember that CCM needs extra food this summer since children are not at school. The R.A.I.N. Closet needs include deodorant, toothpaste, bar soap, Clorox, trash bags and dog food.

The Rev. Paul Haywood , minister of youth, poses with 2015 graduates Kylin Condrey, Kevin Mai and McKenzie Jones. Not pictured are AnnaClaire Hancock and Michael Le Nguyen.
The Rev. Paul Haywood , minister of youth, poses with 2015 graduates Kylin Condrey, Kevin Mai and McKenzie Jones. Not pictured are AnnaClaire Hancock and Michael Le Nguyen.

We at McGill believe in education and the importance it plays in Christian life. Congratulations to all the recent graduates. Also congratulations to the McGill scholarship winners:

Crowell Scholarship – Colby Gunter, UNC-Charlotte.

Eury-Kluttz Scholarship – Kevin Mai, UNC-Charlotte.

Ginger Kepley Scholarship – McKenzie Jones, Liberty University.

Tucker Scholarship – Callie Pace, UNC-Greensboro.

Polk-Aiken Scholarship – Brady Arrowood, UNC-Charlotte.

McCoy Scholarship – Kylin Condrey, UNC-Chapel Hill.

Phillips Scholarship – Frank McLean, UNC-Charlotte.

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Happy Flag Day at McGill


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Robert Kluttz is the deacon of the week. Robert will read the Old Testament lesson and have the morning prayer.

The choir will have lunch and rehearse following the 10:45 worship service today.

On Friday a group left Concord to travel to Eagle Eyre, Lynchburg, VA for PassportKids. Camp is always an exciting time of experiencing God in a fresh and unique way. They will return on Monday. Please keep them in your prayers.

The youth are collecting beach towels, bags and 30 SPF spray sun screen for their Arkansas Mission Trip. They are also collecting K cups for a craft in Arkansas.

The hot dog sale each Friday has helped tremendously with our debt on the building. Dr. Whicker is in need of people to work in the kitchen on the 4th Friday each month. He also needs someone to handle the dessert and drink table on the 3rd, 4th, and 5th Friday.  An extra person or two would be great to have to fill in when others need to be away any Friday. Please see or call Dr. Whicker if you can make a coca cola cake or banana pudding or can fill any of these positions.

Vacation Bible School is July 19-24. The theme is Weird Animals-Where Jesus’ Love is One of a Kind!

Remember that Cooperative Christian Ministry needs extra food this summer since children are not at school. The R.A.I.N. Closet needs include deodorant, toothpaste, bar soap, Clorax and trash bags.

 

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Worship services are held at 8:30 and 10:45 a.m. Sunday School is at 9:30 a.m. each Sunday.

Dr. Steve Ayers’ sermon title this week is “Who Is Family” The scriptures at Psalm 130 and Mark 3:20-35.

Mrs. Judy Jones is the deacon of the week. She is leading the Old Testament lesson and lead the morning prayer.

Caleb and Jackie Pace will perform the morning anthem “In Christ Alone” at the 10:45 service.

Today is Graduate Sunday. We honor those who are graduating from high school and from college. Scholarships will be awarded.

Announcements and needs

The youth are collecting towels, bags and 30 spf spray sun screen for their Arkansas Mission Trip. They are also collecting K cups for a craft in Arkansas.

Vacation Bible School  is July 19-24. The theme is Weird Animals-Where Jesus’ Love is One of a Kind!

Music brings the summer

The Sanctuary Choir kicking off the Music Appreciation Service
The Sanctuary Choir kicking off the Music Appreciation Service

 

 

 

 

 

 

From our Pastor

It was a great day to be at McGill this past Sunday! From the youth led worship in the morning services to a fantastic music appreciation service in the evening, it was a time of celebration and thankfulness. How proud we are of our youth and their leaders. They showed us their poise and deepening faith. As a pastor, it is so wonderful to see how they have grown and matured. Paul does an amazing job in leading and guiding them. I am looking forward to this next Sunday when we will honor our graduates. I am excited for the summer that is ahead for these youth and children with Passport Camps, Arkansas Mission Trip and VBS. We are thankful for all the work that is being done. Sunday evening proved to be the capstone to acknowledge and rejoice in our music ministry. The breadth and depth of our music program always amazes me. From the beginning when Lindsay and Steve started the beautiful anthem, “When Two Or Three Are Gathered ,” to the guitar ensemble at the end, it was a grand time. All the choirs and ensembles were fantastic. The children singing “Joshua” were something else. Steve and Lindsay’s leadership of this ministry was so evident. As Steve pointed out Sunday evening, how appreciative we are of Glenita’s tireless work with the chimes and the bells. The efforts of Doris, Kim, and Jackie on any given Sunday are amazing. And Steve also wisely thanked Robin for her work in our music ministry. All I can say to our youth and music staff, “Well Done, Well Done, Well Done!” And I will add, “Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!”

– Dr. Steve Ayers

Graduate Sunday

This Sunday, June 7, we will honor our graduates at the 10:45 worship service. Graduates are asked to wear their cap and gowns and meet in the lobby around 10:30 to process into the sanctuary. Scholarships will be awarded during the worship service. Congratulations to all our graduates!

Food on the First

The demand for food is greater in the summer with children out of school. Please pick up items for the Cooperative Christian Ministry as you shop. There are tubs in the back corner of the sanctuary for your donations. Needed are soups, breakfast cereals, canned fruits and vegetables, pasta, tuna or other canned meats.

R.A.I.N. needs

The following supplies are needed for the R.A.I.N. Closet: shaving cream, deodorant (men & women), toothpaste, bar soap, Clorox and trash bags.

You can also donate money for CCM to purchase food or to R.A.I.N. for supplies by noting this on your check.

Other upcoming dates

Joint Mission Council Tuesday, June 9 6:30 pm

PassportKids June 12-15

PassportChoices June 28-July 3

Check back later for more video highlights from the Music Appreciation Service.