Category Archives: McGill this week

Make the most of your time

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Early worship service

Dr. Steve Ayers delivers the sermon today, Sunday, Aug. 19, with scriptures from Proverbs 9:1-6 and Ephesians 5:15-20. The Rev. Allen Scott is the deacon of the week. He will read the Old Testament scripture and have the morning prayer.

Changes to church bylaws

Next Sunday night, August 26, at 6 p.m. there will be a discussion of the changes to be made to our church bylaws. A vote will be taken during worship on September 23.

Deacon election

The Deacon Nominating Committee presents the following people to serve a three-year term: Joe Anderson, Jason Ball, Erin Currie, Meredith Farrell, Kim Lyda and Jeff Young. The election will be during the worship service on September 9.

Wildlife alliance meeting

The Concord Wildlife Alliance invites you to come to their meeting on September 4 at 6:15 at the church to hear Larry Dickerson, a master falconer, from Statesville. He will be accompanied by his 10-year-old goshawk, Daisy. This will be a unique opportunity to learn about these beautiful and fascinating birds as well as about the sport of falconry from one of the most knowledgeable falconers in the county. This will be especially interesting to children.

Fighting poverty

Bridges Out of Poverty is a 4 session class that will be held on Thursdays from 6:30-8 p.m. All church members are invited to attend. This workshop will offer insight into the world of people in poverty, revealing how the survival-based mentality of poverty impacts learning, work habits and decision making. You will learn the “hidden rules” of poverty, middle class and wealth and will begin to explore practical yet compassionate strategies for engagement that can have a positive impact on people’s lives. Dates are September 20, 27, October 4 and 11.

Operation Christmas Child

Operation Christmas Child August: Crayons and scissors    September: Journals, notepads and small school supplies (ages are 2-4, 5-9 and 10-13).

Need barbecue?

Please see Bruce Arrowood if you would like to purchase BBQ.

Advice for Living

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Early worship


Dr. Steve Ayers delivers the sermon today, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018. The scriptures are from Psalm 34:1-8 and Ephesians 4:25-5:2. Phillip Riley is the deacon of the week. He will read the Old Testament scripture and have the morning prayer.

Deacons meeting

The Deacons will meet today at 2 p.m.

Bridges Out of Poverty

Bridges Out of Poverty is a 4 session class that will be held on Thursdays from 6:30-8 p.m. All church members are invited to attend. This workshop will offer insight into the world of people in poverty, revealing how the survival-based mentality of poverty impacts learning, work habits and decision making. You will learn the “hidden rules” of poverty, middle class and wealth-and will begin to explore practical yet compassionate strategies for engagement that can have a positive impact on people’s lives. Dates are September 20, 27, October 4 and 11.

Operation Christmas Child

Operation Christmas Child for August: Crayons and scissors (ages are 2-4, 5-9 and 10-13).

July financial reports

Copies of the July financial report are available in the lobby. Please pick one up today.

Need barbecue

Please see Bruce Arrowood if you would like to purchase BBQ.

Samaritan’s Feet

McGill was well represented at the back to school event Saturday.

Samaritan’s Feet, a community-wide effort provided new shoes and back to school supplies Saturday to those in need. It included the Christian act of love – washing to the feet.

We must grow up

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 Early worship Aug. 5

Dr. Steve Ayers delivers the sermon, “We Must Grow Up,” today, Sunday, Aug. 5, with scriptures from Psalm 51:1-12 and Ephesians 4:1-16. Dr. Jaime Tippett-Poe is the deacon of the week. She will read the Old Testament scripture and have the morning prayer.

Youth swim party

On Wednesday, August 8, rising 6th graders through seniors and their parents are invited to the Northwest Pool from 5-8 p.m. Please let Paul Haywood know if you can come.

J.O.Y. Club meeting

The J.O.Y. Club will meet Thursday, August 9, at11:00 a.m. Our program will be on Beekeeping by local beekeeper Russ Olson. Come and enjoy a delicious meal and interesting program.

Fighting poverty

McGill will host “Getting Ahead” Classes on Thursday nights from August and thru November 15. The class offers a new perspective for understanding and addressing the dynamics which characterize life in poverty and why is it so difficult for people to break out of poverty. Thanks to everyone who has agreed to provide a meal for the group each week.

Food on the First

McGill supports the following ministries by collecting donations the first Sunday of every month. Please bring any contributions this Sunday’s services 8:30am or 10:45am to help our community outreach.

Cooperative Christian Ministry needs include soups, pork and beans, saltine crackers, breakfast items, canned meats and canned fruits and vegetables. During the summer months children will not have breakfast or lunch at school. Cereal, breakfast bars and peanut butter and jelly are needed.

The R.A.I.N. Closet needs cleaning supplies and Clorax.

Esther’s Heart Collection will always needs crackers and peanut butter (not peanut butter crackers!)

If you would rather give money to the church to purchase food for C.C.M., P.L.C. or R.A.I.N. supplies you can do so by noting on your giving envelope and check the amount you would like to go towards any of these missions.

 Samaritan’s Feet Aug. 11

The Samaritan’s Feet event will be on Saturday, August 11, for 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Shoes will be given out to children in need in our community. Please sign up today to volunteer or see Donna Duncan with questions.

Part of the Samaritan’s Feet event will be packing of backpacks at Epworth United Methodist Church on Wednesday, August 8, at 6 p.m. Backpacks will be given out on August 11 during The Samaritan’s Feet event.

Operation Christmas Child

Operation Christmas Child for August: Crayons and scissors (ages are 2-4, 5-9 and 10-13)

Church financial report

Copies of the July financial report are available in the lobby. Please pick one up today.

Need barbecue?

Please see Bruce Arrowood if you would like to purchase BBQ.

July 29 services

10:45 Service

8:30 Service

Do Not Be Afraid

10:45 worship service

Early worship service


Dr. Steve Ayers delivers the sermon today, Sunday, July 29, with scriptures from Psalm 14 and John 6:1-21. Dan Philbeck is the deacon of the week. He will read the Old Testament scripture and have the morning prayer.

The Way this week

August church calendar 2018

Happy 90th Birthday Archie

The flowers today are given by the family of Archie Ritchie in honor of his 90th birthday, today, July 29, and in appreciation to God for the blessing he is to each of us. Wanda Ritchie, William and Anne Austin, Jeff and Cindy Ritchie, John and Debbie Ritchie, Hannah and Catherine Ritchie, Bob and Courtney Owens, Knox, Nash and J.C. Owens, Kevin and Kendall Gulledge, Kaleb and Abe Gulledge.

VBS/Parents’ Night Out

VBS / Parent’s Night Out is Friday, August 3, from 6-8 p.m.

Fighting poverty

McGill will host “Bridges Out of Poverty” Class and Hope Teams  on Thursday nights from August and thru November 15. The class offers a new perspective for understanding and addressing the dynamics which characterize life in poverty and why is it so difficult for people to break out of poverty. McGill will provide a meal for the group each week. The following weeks are open if you would like to volunteer to help: August 30, September 6 or 27, October 4 or 25 and November 8 or 15. See Winfry Whicker with questions.

 Samaritan’s Feet

The Samaritan’s Feet event will be on Saturday, August 11, for 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Shoes will be given out to children in need in our community. Please sign up today to volunteer or see Donna Duncan with questions.

Part of the Samaritan’s Feet event will be packing of backpacks at Epworth United Methodist Church on Wednesday, August 8, at 6 p.m. You are asked to donate school supplies for the backpacks through today, July 29. Backpacks will be given out on August 11 during The Samaritan’s Feet event.

Operation Christmas Child

Operation Christmas Child for July: pencils and pencil sharpener (ages are 2-4, 5-9 and 10-13) August: Crayons and scissors

Need barbecue?

Please see Bruce Arrowood if you would like to purchase BBQ and Brunswick Stew.

Looking west from the church at a recent sunset.

 

He Is Our Peace

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10:45 Service

Early Service

Dr. Steve Ayers delivered the sermon today, Sunday, July 22, with scriptures from Jeremiah 23:1-6 and Ephesians 2:11-22. The Rev. Tim Pace is the deacon of the week. He will read the Old Testament scripture and have the morning prayer.

VBS/Parents’ Night Out

Mark your calendar for VBS / Parent’s Night Out on Friday, August 3, from 6-8 p.m.

‘Bridges Out of Poverty’

McGill will host “Bridges Out of Poverty” Class and Hope Teams beginning in August and will continue each Thursday thru November 15. The class offers a new perspective for understanding and addressing the dynamics which characterize life in poverty and why is it so difficult for people to break out of poverty. McGill will provide a meal for the group each week. The following weeks are open and we would appreciate you volunteering to help on August 23 or 30, September 6, 20, or 27, October 4, or 25 and November 8 or 15. See Winfry Whicker with questions.

 Samaritan’s Feet

The Samaritan’s Feet event will be on Saturday, August 11, for 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Shoes will be given out to children in need in our community. Please sign up in the back of the sanctuary to volunteer or see Donna Duncan with questions.

Part of the Samaritan’s Feet event will be packing of backpacks at Epworth United Methodist Church on Wednesday, August 8, at 6 p.m. You are asked to donate school supplies for the backpacks through July 29. Backpacks will be given out on August 11 during The Samaritan’s Feet event.

Operation Christmas Child

Operation Christmas Child for July: pencils and pencil sharpener (ages are 2-4, 5-9 and 10-13)  August: Crayons and scissors

Traveling Light

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The 10:45 service

The Early Service


Dr. Steve Ayers delivers the sermon today, July 8, 2018. Keith Fitch is the deacon of the week. He will read the Old Testament scripture and have the morning prayer.

Flowers to remember and celebrate

The flowers today are giving in memory of Shelia Mullis on her birthday July 7 and in memory of Shawn Mullis for his birthday on August 17. They are also given in honor of Sam Mullis on his birthday today; Sammy Mullis who has a birthday on August 16 and Sarah Burris for her birthday on July 28.

Youth are in Arkansas

The youth left for Helena-West Helena, Arkansas Friday. They posed for this picture before they left for the mission trip.

Please remember the Youth Mission Team who is in Arkansas this week.

Remembering Glenn Hartsell

During the offertory today a song will be played that was recorded by Mr. Glenn Hartsell. July 9 would have been Glenn’s 94th birthday. We appreciate the wonderful legacy that Glenn left us.

J.O.Y. Club meeting

The J.O.Y. Club will meet on Thursday, July 12, at 11 a.m. Our guest speaker will be Amanda Buck, Certified Senior Advisor, who is a consultant for Cannon Pharmacy. She will speak on senior health and has valuable information for seniors about medicine. Come and enjoy a time of great food and fellowship.

Operation Christmas Child

Operation Christmas Child for July: pencils and pencil sharpener. (ages are 2-4, 5-9 and 10-13)

Need barbecue or brunswick stew?

Please see Bruce Arrowood if you would like to purchase BBQ and Brunswick Stew.

Now Is the Day of Salvation

10:45 Worship Service

Photos and announcements

Early service

Dr. Steve Ayers delivers the sermon today, Sunday, June 24, with scriptures from Psalm 9:9-20 and 2 Corinthians 6:1-13. Bob Hathcock is the deacon of the week. He will read the Old Testament scripture and have the morning prayer.

Deacons meeting

The Deacons meet this afternoon at 2 p.m.

Arkansas missions meeting

There will be a meeting of those going to Arkansas this morning at 9:30 a.m. You can participate in this mission trip by bringing spray sunscreen, beach towels and totes for the group to take to Arkansas. Their trip is July 6-14.

PassportChoices Week

The youth wlll participate in PassportChoices this week, June 24-29.

Operations Christmas Child

Operation Christmas Child for June: reusable shopping bags, deodorant, character band aids, chap stick. (Ages are 2-4, 5-9 and 10-13) July: pencils and pencil sharpeners.

Patriotic concert today

The Piedmont Choral Society will present “All Patriotic Music” at Living Water Church of God in Kannapolis at 3 p.m., today, June 24.

This is not at McGill, but it is a beautiful set of windows.

Be Careful of What You Ask

Dr. Steve Ayers delivers the sermon. Bryant Frazier is the deacon of the week. He will read the Old Testament scripture and have the morning prayer.

Deacon nominating

The Deacon Nominating process will begin today through June 17. Six deacons will be needed.

J.O.Y. Club meeting

The J.O.Y. Club meets on Thursday, June 14, at 11 a.m. Our guest will be Rev. Jim White and son, Josh White. They will play several hymns on their saxophones and then share about their recent trips to Roatan, Honduras and Israel. There will be a delicious meal served. Hope you will come and invite others to attend. Open to all!

Donuts for Dad

We will celebrate Father’s Day, June 17, with “Donuts for Dad” between services at 9:15 a.m.

Arkansas mission meeting

There will be a meeting of those going to Arkansas on Sunday, June 24, at 9:30 a.m. You can participate in this mission trip by bringing spray sunscreen, beach towels and totes for the group to take to Arkansas.

Operation Christmas Child

Operation Christmas Child for June: reusable shopping bags, deodorant, character band aids, chap stick. (Ages are 2-4, 5-9 and 10-13)

If you use the building

Please be sure and turn out all lights and lock the outside doors if you are using the building.

Congratulations Class of 2018

Children of God

Dr. Steve Ayers delivers the sermon today. Chuck Broadway is the deacon of the week. He will read the Old Testament scripture and have the morning prayer.

Memorial Day holiday

The church office will be closed on Monday, May 28, for Memorial Day.

Graduate Sunday June 3

We will honor graduates on Sunday, June 3. Graduates are asked to meet in the lobby at 10:30 to process into the church at the 10:45 service. Please wear your cap and gown. Scholarships will be awarded. The group will have dinner at Afton Tavern on Monday, June 4, at 7 p.m. Please let Paul know if you can attend.

Men’s meeting at Punchy’s

The men will meet at Punchy’s Diner on June 7 for breakfast at 8 a.m.

Church pool party

The Family Life Committee is sponsoring “Nacho Average Church Pool Party” on Sunday, June 10, from 4-7 at 801 Kings Crossing Drive in Concord. Please RSVP to Erin Currie at 980-521-6563.

J.O.Y. Club meeting

The J.O.Y. Club meets on Thursday, June 14, at 11 a.m.

Donuts for Dads

We will celebrate dads on Father’s Day, June 17, with “Donuts for Dad” between services at 9:15 a.m.

Operation Christmas Child

Operation Christmas Child for May: Small toys or games. (Ages are 2-4, 5-9 and 10-13.)

June: reusable shopping bags, deodorant, character band aids, chap stick.

Muffins for Moms was a big success. Donuts for Dads will be coming up for Father’s Day

So Send I

Dr. Steve Ayers delivers the sermon on Mother’s Day, May 13, with scriptures from Psalm 1 and John 17:6-19. Maria Arrowood is the deacon of the week. She will read the Old Testament scripture and have the morning prayer.

Happy Mother’s Day

Enjoy “Muffins for Moms” today at 9:15 a.m. to celebrate Mother’s Day.

McGill Scholarships

Scholarship applications are available on the table outside of Paul’s office or online. The deadline to return the completed applications is next Sunday, May 20. The scholarships will be awarded on Graduate Sunday, June 3, at the 10:45 service. Completed scholarship can be left in the box outside Paul’s office. Please call the church office if you are graduating and give us your information. Graduates are asked to wear their cap and gown on June 3. The group will go out for lunch at Afton Tavern after the service.

Church Mouse Luncheon

The church mouse luncheon is on Sunday, May 20, after the worship service. Please let the church office know if you are coming.

McGill CDC Graduation

The McGill Child Development Center will have graduation on Thursday, May 24, at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m.

Operation Christmas Child

Operation Christmas Child for May: Small toys or games. (Ages are 2-4, 5-9 and 10-13.)

A few scenes from McGill

McGill supports Habitat for Humanity and other projects to help our community.
McGill has music for all ages and a variety of choirs and ways to worship.
Our pastor, Dr. Steve Ayers, right, is shown with one of our members, the Rev. Allen Scott.