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March 13: Not Either Or


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Dr. Steve Ayers will deliver the sermon with scriptures from Isaiah 43:16-21 and John 12:1-8. The Rev. Jackie Pace is the deacon of the week. She will read the Old Testament lesson and have the morning prayer.

Senior Adult Appreciation meal

The youth will host a Senior Adult Appreciation meal this afternoon at 5:30. There is no charge for the meal. Come enjoy the fellowship and food.

Easter Missions Offering

The CBF Easter Global Missions Offering is being received through Easter Sunday. The offering supports CBF field personnel. Our goal is $4000.00.

McGill Barbecue

The 10th annual BBQ is this Friday, March 18, from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. Jim Avett will perform at noon and at 5:30 p.m. Please see Bruce to buy or sell tickets or to volunteer to work. Proceeds help fund mission work at McGill.

Baked goods are needed for the BBQ. Refrigerated desserts are welcome but since refrigerated space is limited please let Trena Goodnight or Debbie Mullis know. If possible please have your desserts to the McCoy Sunday School Classroom by Thursday, March 17.

Easter Egg Hunt Next Sunday

On Sunday, March 20, from 2-3:30 children preschool-3rd grade will have a fun afternoon at the annual Egg Hunt. Please bring your own basket. Wrapped candy is needed. Please leave in the bins at the doors.

Ladies’ retreat sign-up

The ladies’ retreat is April 8-9 at the Brantley Center located on the campus of The Children’s Home, Winston Salem NC. Sign up today. The cost is $60

Celebrate God's creations
Celebrate God’s creations

Nov. 22: Knowing a King

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Dr. Steve Ayers will deliver the sermon “Knowing a King” with scriptures from Psalm 93 and Mark 18:33-37. Miles Simpson is the deacon of the week. He will read the Old Testament scripture and have the morning prayer.

Thanksgiving Eve meal and Communion will be this Wednesday, Nov. 25, at 7 p.m.

Hanging of the Greens and the Moravian Lovefeast is Sunday, Nov. 29, at 6 p.m.

The McGill Post Office will be open November 29-December 20. You are asked to leave cards only for regularly attending church family. Cost is 25 cent per card. Money collected will go to pay for Children’s Mission Projects.

Thanksgiving closings

Hot dogs will not be served onFriday, Nov.  27. The church office will be closed on Thursday and Friday. A newsletter will not be published this week due to the printing of the Advent Booklet.

Mission Opportunities:

The Cabarrus Partnership for Children is again collecting gently used or new coats for children sizes 12 months up to size 10/12. They are also collecting preschool sized winter items such as gloves, hats and scarves. NEW packages of preschool sized socks and underwear are needed also. A red box is in the lobby for collection.

The Joint Mission Council is collecting gently used clothes for small children to teen- agers for The Upper Room. The box and rack for hanging clothes is in the back of the sanctuary.

Ryan Foot Clinic is collecting new socks to be given to CVAN and the Community Free Clinic. A box is available in the lobby

The YMCA Empty Stocking Christmas Tree is collecting new toys. Leave your toys in the box in the lobby.

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Oct. 18: To Be Able

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Danny Kirkman is the Deacon of the Week. He will read the Old Testament scripture and have the morning prayer.

The CROP Walk is today at 2 p.m. at Forest Hill Methodist Church in Concord. If you are not walking please find someone that you can sponsor.

CROP Walk is today. This is a group photo of the 2014 McGill participants
CROP Walk is today. This is a group photo of the 2014 McGill participants

Church Council meets Monday at 7 p.m. The Finance Committee will meet on Tuesday to prepare the budget for 2016. Please bring your request if you are a committee chairman at 7 p.m.

The Fall Festival is on Friday, Oct. 30, from 6:00-8:00 pm. Please bring wrapped candy to be used that night as prizes. It will be fun-invite your friends.

On Sunday, Nov. 1, from 3-5 pm, an Advanced Care Planning Workshop will be held in the sanctuary. Hospice and Palliative Care of Cabarrus County are hosting the free workshop on creating healthcare documents for your future. You will be able to complete a Living Will or Healthcare Power of Attorney and have it notarized at no charge at the workshop.

Samaritans Purse Shoe Boxes are available in the Media Center. Inside each box is directions on what can be used to fill the box along with labels to be taped to the outside of the box designating whether the gift is for a boy or girl and their age. Please return the filled boxes by Nov. 15.

Concerts coming up

Piedmont Prime Time Community Band is having a Fall Classic Concert on Saturday, Oct. 24 at 3 p.m. at McGill. Admission for the concert is $5.00 for those between the ages of 13 and 64.  Please visit their website, www.primetimeband.org for more information.

The Piedmont Choral Society hosts its 6th annual “Old Fashioned Hymn Sing” of older, beloved hymns and hymn stories on Sunday, Nov.15, at 3 p.m. at Forest Hill United Methodist Church. The program is free. Please bring a canned good for Cooperative Christian Ministry. A reception will follow.

The McGill Youth at the Amazing Maize Maze
The McGill Youth at the Amazing Maize Maze

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.