Early worship 8:30 a.m.
Dr. Steve Ayers delivers the sermon today, Aug. 26, with scriptures from Psalm 84 and Ephesians 6:10-20. Miles Simpson is the deacon of the week. He will read the Old Testament scripture and have the morning prayer.
Both services will be feature a “blessing of the bookbags” and the students and teachers who are headed back to school.
Tonight at 6 p.m. there will be a discussion of the changes to be made to our church by-laws. A vote will be taken during worship on September 23.
The Deacon Nominating Committee presents the following members 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.
Concord 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.
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 August: Crayons and scissors September: Journals, notepads and small school supplies (ages are 2-4, 5-9 and 10-13).