Category Archives: McGill this week

2nd Sunday of Advent

Dr. Steve Ayers delivers the sermon today, Sunday, Dec. 10. Bruce Arrowood is the deacon of the week. He will read the Old Testament scripture and have the morning prayer.

Global Missions Offering

You can share the love of Christ with the world by contributing to the CBF Offering for Global Missions. The church goal is $5,000.00.

The Littlest Angel

The children will present “The Littlest Angel” tonight, Sunday, Dec. 10, at 6 p.m. Please bring finger foods to share after the program.

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McGill Post Office

You can “mail” your Christmas card to our active church members for 25 cents per card through December 17. Cards can be left in the lobby and will be distributed to Sunday School classes. All money collected will help our children’s missions.

J.O.Y. Club meeting

The J.O.Y. Club meets this Thursday, December 14, at 11 am. You are invited to enjoy lunch and sing carols led by Steve and Robin Harrill.

Christmas poke assembly

Christmas pokes will be assembled on Saturday, December 23 at 10 pm.

Christmas Eve services

On Sunday, December 24, worship services and Sunday School will be at the regular times. The Christmas Eve Services are at 6 pm and 11 pm.

Coat and toy drives

The Joint Missions Council is collecting gently worn or new coats for children up to size 12 and socks and underwear for preschoolers. We will also collect new toys for the Empty Stocking Fund. Tubs are in the lobby.

End of year giving

Donations for 2017 must be postmarked December 30, 2017 or given during worship services in December to receive credit for 2017. They can also be delivered to the church.

Christmas concert today

The Piedmont Choral Society will present its annual Christmas concert with an orchestra today, Sunday, Dec. 10, at 3 p.m. at Forest Hill United Methodist Church. A reception will follow.

Advent begins

Live Streaming Services

Dr. Steve Ayers delivers the sermon today, Dec. 3. Loree Anderson is the deacon of the week. She will read the Old Testament scripture and have the morning prayer.

McGill Post Office

You can “mail” your Christmas card to our active church members for 25 cents per card now through December 17. Cards can be left in the lobby and will be distributed to Sunday School classes. All money collected will help our children’s missions.

Moravian Lovefeast

The Moravian Lovefeast is tonight, Dec. 3, at 6 p.m. This is a wonderful beginning to the Advent season. The service celebrates the birth of Christ with scripture reading and prayer, hymns, sweet bread and special coffee and lighting of the candles.

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Family movie night

On Friday, December 8, at 7 p.m. the Family Life Committee will have movie night for all ages featuring the movie “It’s A Wonderful Life” with popcorn and hot cocoa bar.

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Warm clothing, toy drives

The Joint Missions Council is collecting gently worn or new coats for children up to size 12 and socks and underwear for preschoolers. We will also collect new toys for the Empty Stocking Fund. Tubs are in the lobby.

Christmas Events

Moravian Lovefeast

Dec. 3 at 6 pm

Children’s Christmas Musical

Dec. 10 at 6 pm*

Pack Pokes Dec. 23 at 10 am

Dec. 24 Worship Service Schedule

Sunday School 9:30

8:45 & 10:45 am

Christmas Eve Services

6 pm & 11 pm

*Please bring your favorite finger food to be shared after the Children’s Musical on December 10.

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Seeing Jesus

Video Stream

Dr. Steve Ayers delivers the sermon today, Nov. 26. Ginger Zsambeky is the deacon of the week. She will read the Old Testament scripture and have the morning prayer.

McGill Missions Post Office

Beginning today through December 17 you can “mail” your Christmas card to our active church members for 25 cents per card. Cards can be left in the lobby and will be distributed to Sunday School classes. All money collected will help our children’s missions.

Moravian Lovefeast

The Moravian Lovefeast will be on Sunday, December 3, at 6 p.m. This is a wonderful beginning to the Advent season. The service celebrates the birth of Christ with scripture reading and prayer, hymns, sweet bread and special coffee and lighting of the candles.

Family Movie Night

On Friday, December 8, at 7 p.m. the Family Life Committee will have movie night for all ages featuring the movie “It’s A Wonderful Life” with  popcorn and hot cocoa bar.

Coat, Clothing & Toy Drive

The Joint Missions Council is collecting gently worn or new coats for children up to size 12 and socks and underwear for preschoolers. We will also collect new toys for the Empty Stocking Fund. Tubs are in the back of the sanctuary where food on the first is located.

Brunswick Stew

See Bruce Arrowood today if you would like to order Brunswick Stew to be delivered after Thanksgiving. There is also BBQ available at the church.

Christmas Events

Moravian Lovefeast Dec. 3 at 6 pm

Children’s Christmas Musical Dec. 10 at 6 pm*

Pack Pokes Dec. 23 at 10 am

Dec. 24 Worship Service Schedule

8:45 & 10:45 am

Christmas Eve Services

6 pm & 11 pm

*Please bring your favorite dessert or snack to be shared after the Children’s Musical on December 10.

15 Years at Poplar Tent


Dr. Steve Ayers delivers the sermon today, Sunday, Nov. 19, as McGill celebrates 15 years at the Poplar Tent location of the church and the retiring of the church debt. Dr. Winfry Whicker is the deacon of the week. He will read the Old Testament scripture and have the morning prayer. The flowers today are given in celebration of the 15th anniversary of our moving to Poplar Tent Road and retiring of the debt.

Advent poinsetta

Envelopes are available today to order a poinsettia in honor or in memory of a loved one. Cost is $12.  The deadline to order is today.

No Youth tonight

Because of our celebration and lunch today there will be no youth tonight. Don’t forget that your deposit for PassportChoices is due today.

Thanksgiving eve communion

A Thanksgiving eve meal and communion service will be on Wednesday at 7 p.m.

McGill post office

Beginning November 26 through December 17 you can “mail” your Christmas card to our active church members for 25 cents per card. Cards can be left in the lobby and will be distributed to Sunday School classes. All money collected will help our children’s missions.

Moravian Lovefeast

The Moravian Lovefeast will be on Sunday, December 3, at 6 p.m. This is a wonderful beginning to the Advent season. The service celebrates the birth of Christ with scripture reading and prayer, hymns, sweet bread and special coffee and lighting of the candles.

Family movie night

On Friday, December 8, at 7 p.m. the Family Life Committee will have movie night for all ages featuring the movie “It’s A Wonderful Life” with  popcorn and hot cocoa bar.

Coat and toy drives

The Joint Missions Council will begin collecting gently worn or new coats for children up to size 12 and socks and underwear for preschoolers. We will also collect new toys for the Empty Stocking Fund.

All the Saints

Dr. Steve Ayers delivers the sermon “All the Saints!” today, Sunday, Nov. 5. Miles Simpson is the deacon of the week. He will read the Old Testament scripture and have the morning prayer. Scriptures are from Matthew 5:1-12 and Psalm 34:1-10, 22.

Operation Christmas Child

The children will pack the Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes this morning, Nov. 5, from 9:30-11:30. All school age children are invited to help.

Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes are available in the lobby. Please see the list of items that can be included. Cost to ship is $9.

Budget conference

A church conference will be held today, Nov. 5,  at 6 p.m. to answer your questions about the budget for 2018. The church will vote at both services without discussion on November 12.

J.O.Y. Club meeting

Joy Club will meet on Thursday, November 9, at 11:00 a.m. We invite all to come and enjoy a delicious meal and hear our speaker, John Kane, Retired Special Agent – Diplomatic Security. His topic is Overseas Security Challenges. John is the husband of Kim Kane. Come and welcome John and Kim.

15 Years at Poplar Tent

On November 19 we will celebrate 15 years at the 5300 Poplar Tent Road location and the retirement of the debt. There are signup sheets in the back of the sanctuary for the meal that will be served.

Advent poinettias

Envelopes are available today to order a poinsettia in honor or in memory of a loved one. Cost will be $12. Deadline to order is November 19.

McGill post office

Beginning November 26 through December 17 you can “mail” your Christmas card to our active church members for 25 cents per card. Cards can be left in the lobby and will be distributed to Sunday School classes. All money collected will help our children’s missions.

Coat, toy drive

The Joint Missions Council will begin collecting coats for children up to size 12 and socks and underwear for preschoolers. We will also collect new toys for the Empty Stocking Fund.

Hospice Light Up a Life

There are Hospice event flyers and Light Up a Life newsletter in the lobby.  Hospice of Cabarrus County has plenty going on this fall.  Contact Jeanette P. Scire, Special Events Coordinator, at 704-403-5277.

Recent services

Living in Community

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Dr. Steve Ayers delivers the sermon today, Oct. 29, with scriptures from Leviticus 19:1-2, 15-18 and Matthew 22:34-46. The Rev. Allen Scott is the deacon of the week. He will read the Old Testament scripture and have the morning prayer.

Deacons meeting

The deacons will meet this afternoon, Oct. 29, at 2 p.m.

Men’s Breakfast

The Men’s Breakfast at Punchy’s is on Thursday, Nov. 2, at 8 a.m.

Operation Christmas Child

Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes are available in the lobby. Please see the list of items that can be included. Cost to ship is $9. A packing party for will be next Sunday, Nov. 5, from 9:30-11:30 for school age children.

Food on the First, R.A.I.N supplies, PLC supplies

Next Sunday, Nov. 5, is Food on the First. Please bring groceries for CCM or supplies for the R.A.I.N. closet or the Performance Learning Center.

Budget conference

A church conference will be held on Nov. 5 at 6 p.m. to answer your questions about the new budget. The church will vote at both services without discussion on Nov. 12.

15 years at Poplar Tent

Mark your calendar for Nov. 19 as we celebrate 15 years at the 5300 Poplar Tent Road location and the retirement of the debt.

Advent poinsettias

During the Advent season poinsettias will be in the church in memory or in honor of a loved one. Envelopes will be available next week. Cost will be $12. Deadline to order is Nov. 19.

McGill Christmas post office

Beginning Nov. 26 through Dec. 17 you can “mail” your Christmas card to our active church members for 25 cent per card. All money collected will help our children’s missions. This year we will pack 100 boxes from what you have donated throughout the year. The money collected for cards last year will pay the shipping cost this year.

Hot dog help needed

Please see Winfry Whicker to volunteer to help with hot dogs.

All Saints Day

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All Saints Day is Wednesday, Nov. 1.

Recent services

Knowing what matters

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Dr. Steve Ayers delivers the sermon today, Oct. 22, with scriptures from Exodus 33:12-23 and Matthew 22:15-22. Phillip Riley is the deacon of the week. He will read the Old Testament scripture and have the morning prayer.

 

Amazing Maize Maze

The youth will go to Huntersville today, Sunday Oct. 22, to the Amazing Maize Maze right after Sunday School.

Church safety program

Monday, Oct. 23, Jim Francis with Southern Mutual Church Insurance Co. (McGill’s provider) will present thoughts and ideas that they, as an insurance company, have for church safety. In today’s climate, safety is a topic that congregations need to talk about. This is an open meeting for the congregation and we encourage the deacons, building and grounds committee and ushers to attend.

Building and grounds meeting

There will be a brief Building and Grounds meeting after the safety meeting tomorrow night, Oct. 23.

Fall Festival

The Fall Festival is this Friday, Oct. 27, beginning at 6 p.m. If you’d like to help please see Erin Currie today or email her at erin@curriecreations.com.

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Church budget conference

A church conference will be held on November 5 at 6 p.m. to answer your questions about the new budget. The church will vote at both services without discussion on November 12.

Operation Christmas Child

Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes are available in the lobby. Please see the list of items that can be included. Cost to ship is $9. A packing party for will be on Sunday, November 5, from 9:30-11:30 for school age children.

15 years at Poplar Tent

Mark your calendar for November 19 as we celebrate 15 years at the 5300 Poplar Tent Road location and the retirement of the debt.

McGill Christmas post office

Beginning November 26 through December 17 you can “mail” your Christmas card to our active church members for 25 cent per card. All money collected will help our children’s missions. This year we will pack 100 boxes from what you have donated throughout the year. The money collected for cards last year will pay the shipping cost this year.

Hot dog volunteers needed

Please see Winfry Whicker to volunteer to help with hot dogs.

Hymn singing

An old fashioned hymn sing presented by Piedmont Choral Society today, Sunday Oct. 22, at 3 p.m. at Forest Hill Methodist Church.

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World Communion Sunday

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Dr. Steve Ayers delivers the sermon today, Oct. 1, “Come to the Table” as we celebrate World Communion Day. Scriptures are from Ezekiel 18:1-4, 25-32 and Philippians 2:1-13.  The Rev. Tim Pace is the deacon of the week. He will read the Old Testament scripture and have the morning prayer.

Deacons meeting today

The Deacons will meet at 2 p.m. today, Sunday, Oct. 1.

Finance & Stewardship meeting

The Finance and Stewardship Committee will receive budget requests at a meeting Monday, Oct. 2, at 7 p.m.

Mobile Mammography bus

The Mobile Mammography bus will be at McGill on Wednesday, Oct. 4, from 8:30-3:30. You can make an appointment by calling 704-403-1729.

Men’s breakfast

The men will meet at Punchy’s Diner on Thursday, Oct. 5, at 8 a.m. for breakfast.

Operation Christmas Child

The children will make cards this month for the shoeboxes. A packing party for Operation Christmas Child is on Sunday, November 5, from 9:30-11:30 for school age children.

Meet Your Deacon

New directories will be given out at “Meet Your Deacon” next Sunday, Oct. 8. Please check the current directory today to see if your information is correct. Call Patsy if you have corrections.

Cabarrus CROP Walk

The CROP Walk is October 15 beginning at 2 p.m. See Robert Kluttz if you would like to walk or to sponsor a walker.

Fall Festival

The Fall Festival is on Friday, Oct. 27, beginning at 6 p.m. Orange tubs are at the exits of the church. Please help fill them with wrapped candy for this fun night. If you’d like to help please see Erin Currie or email her at erin@curriecreations.com.

15 Years here

Mark your calendar for November 19 as we celebrate 15 years at the 5300 Poplar Tent Road location.

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Sept. 17: The Community of Life

Watch this week’s sermon on our Ustream channel here

Dr. Steve Ayers delivers the sermon with scriptures from Psalm 114 and Romans 14:1-12. Danny Kirkman is the deacon of the week. He will read the Old Testament scripture and have the morning prayer.

Youth meeting

The Youth Council will meet today (Sunday, Sept. 17) at 5 p.m. Parents are asked to sign up for Sunday night suppers for the youth. Sign up sheet is outside the youth room

Operation Christmas Child

Items for Operation Christmas Child in September-Small Games. A packing party for Operation Christmas Child is on Sunday, November 5, from 9:30-11:30 for school age children.

Sweet potato harvest volunteers

Sweet potatoes will be harvested Saturday, September 23, unless the soil is too wet. Sweet potatoes are a good source of nutrition and have been a major crop since McGill first began the garden. That Saturday is also a UNCC football concession day.  Many who would normally volunteer at the Farm will be working the game, so we need others to step forward and fill the gap.  If you are considering volunteering at the Farm, sign up today following worship.

The budget process

The Finance and Stewardship Committee will receive budget requests at a meeting on September 25 at 7 p.m.

Fall Festival

The Fall Festival is on October 27 beginning at 6 p.m. Orange tubs are at the exits of the church. Please help fill them with wrapped candy for this fun night. If you’d like to help please see Erin Currie or email her at erin@curriecreations.com.

Chrismon classes

See Joyce Kluttz if you are interested in making new Chrismons for the Chrismon tree this Advent season.

Nursery workers needed

We have a need for nursery workers in the baby and the toddler rooms. See Jordan Plemmons for the 8:30 a.m. service or Melinda Wolanin for the 10:45 service.

Race Together

Race Together, an engaging and informative series, will be held at McGill each Sunday afternoon from 3-5 through October 15.  You can email Wendy McConnell at RaceTogetherSeries@gmail.com to enroll. This 6-week series will shed light on historical and social context leading to our current racial situation.

15th Anniversary at Poplar Tent

Mark your calendar for November 19 as we celebrate 15 years at the 5300 Poplar Tent Road location.

Recent services

The Night Is Far Gone

Dr. Steve Ayers delivers the sermon with scriptures from Psalm 149 and Romans 13: 8-14. Judy Jones is the deacon of the week. She will read the Old Testament scripture and lead the morning prayer.

Deacons dinner meeting

A joint dinner meeting of those deacons who are rotating off the Diaconate and those recently elected will be tonight, Sept. 10, at 6 p.m.  Spouses are invited.

Youth meeting

The youth will meet tonight, Sunday, Sept. 10, from 6:15 until 7:45. Parents are reminded to sign up for supper outside the youth room on the bulletin board.

Future Development Committee

The Future Development Committee will meet on Tuesday, September 12, at 7:00 p.m.

Children’s Council

Children’s council meets Wednesday, September 13 at 6.

J.O.Y. Club meeting

J.O.Y. Club meets on Thursday, September 14, at 11 a.m. Mr. Jim Cooper will give an overview of Hospice and Pallative Care. Come and enjoy the food and fellowship.

McGill Supper Club

The McGill Supper Club will go to Johnny’s Farm House at 290 Copperfield Blvd. in Concord on Friday, September 15. Meet at the church at 6:30 or at the restaurant at 6:45. All are welcome to attend.

Operation Christmas Child

Items for Operation Christmas Child in September-Small Games. A packing party for Operation Christmas Child is on Sunday, November 5, from 9:30-11:30 for school age children.

Sweet Potato Harvest

Sweet potatoes will be harvested Saturday, September 23, unless the soil is too wet. Sweet potatoes are a good source of nutrition and have been a major crop since McGill first began the garden. That Saturday is also a UNCC football concession day.  Many who would normally volunteer at the Farm will be working the game, so we need others to step forward and fill the gap.  If you are considering volunteering at the Farm, sign up today following worship.

Nursery workers needed

We have a need for nursery workers in the baby and the toddler rooms. See Jordan Plemmons for the 8:30 a.m. service or Melinda Wolanin for the 10:45 service.

Race Together series

Race Together, an engaging and informative series, will be held at McGill each Sunday afternoon from 3-5 beginning September 10 through October 15.  You can email Wendy McConnell at RaceTogetherSeries@gmail.com to enroll. This 6-week series will shed light on historical and social context leading to our current racial situation.