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April 10: Following Jesus

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Our pastor Dr. Steve Ayers will deliver the sermon “Following Jesus” with scriptures from Psalm 20 and John 21:1-19. Jennifer Taylor is the Deacon of the Week. She will read the Old Testament lesson and have the morning prayer. The Sanctuary Choir’s anthem will be “Open My Eyes.”

J.O.Y. Club meeting

The J.O.Y Club will be held on Thursday at 11 a.m.  Robert Moore, vocalist from Concord, will present a program including spirituals, Broadway tunes and other favorites.

Scholarships available

Scholarship applications will be available soon. Graduate Sunday is June 5.

St. Jude’s Recycling

St. Jude’s Ranch for Children recycles used greeting cards and creates new holiday and all-occasion greeting cards. There is a box in the foyer for your cards. The Joint Missions Council will prepare and mail them St. Jude.

This is the front of the building
This is the front of the building

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.

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.


McGill garden aims to fight hunger in Cabarrus

Produce from the McGill Community Garden helps feed the hungry at Cooperative Christian Ministry.
Produce from the McGill Community Garden helps feed the hungry at Cooperative Christian Ministry.

The photo above is now our cover shot on our Facebook page. Check out the page. There are lots of photos and other information about things going on at McGill.

Dr. Steve Ayers’ sermon title Sunday is “Breathing Life Into the Church”. The scriptures are Ezekiel 37:1-14 and Acts 2:1-21.

Donna Duncan is our Deacon of the Week. Thanks Donna for again organizing our blood drive on May 18, which collected 12 pints for the Community Blood Center of the Carolinas.

Here are some of the upcoming events at McGill. We are working to post a calendar on-line so you may plan ahead. Here is our calendar page

Hot dogs every Friday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

McGill scholarships deadline this Sunday, May 24

McGill Child Development Center graduations 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Thursday, May 28

Youth Led Worship Services May 31, 8:30 and 10:45 p.m.

Music Appreciation and Fellowship Sunday, May 31, 6 p.m.

R.A.I.N. Closet needs

Here are some of the needs for the R.A.I.N. Closet: R.A.I.N. Closet The following supplies are needed for the R.A.I.N. Closet: dish and laundry detergent, toilet paper, paper towels, deodorant, all purpose cleaners and dog food.

McGill maintains the closet of supplies as part of the Carolina RAIN ministry.