ANNOUNCEMENTS

Interested in membership? We will be receiving new members on October 29 during the 10:30 a.m. worship service. If you are interested in joining that Sunday or at another time, please contact Elizabeth Burgess in the church office (704-553-0869) so that we may be in contact with you with all the details.

The 2017 Flower Calendar is available and ready for you to reserve a date. Please review the calendar and sign up today! The flower calendar is located on the wall to the left of the church office. Contact elizabeth@sharonpcusa.org or call the church office at 704-553-0869 if you have any questions.

INVITE

Worship withOut Weekends (WOW!) at Sharon Presbyterian - Thursdays, 6 pm
Busy weekend? No worries..... Thursday is the new Sun­day! Worship withOut Weekends (W.O.W.) seeks to bring together individuals and families who may be looking for an alternative to traditional Sunday services. It promises to be a refreshing way to start the weekend!

Sharon Presbyterian Youth Basketball - Saturdays, December-February
Basketball registration is in full swing and our teams are quickly filling up! If you would like to join us this year, please click here to register by October 15th. In order to ensure fair playing time, all teams will be limited to ten players. We are, however, looking for some 11 & 12 year old boys to join a championship winning team. If you have any questions, please contact Christy Crews at ccrewsunc23@gmail.com.

SPC Cheer TeamSaturdays, December-February
Cheerleading will be offered at Sharon Presbyterian Church this winter to support our Basketball teams. Children ages 4 and up are invited to register at www.sharonpcusa.org/events by October 15th.  Practices will be held on Tuesdays starting November 14th from 5:30-6:30pm in Room 6 of the gym. The children will cheer for one game every Saturday of the Basketball season. For more information contact Sarah Brewer at sarahclemsontiger@yahoo.com.

Shepherd’s Center: Adventures In Learning! - Mondays, October 9th – November 13th, 10:00am, Entire Campus
Please come out and join! These educational programs help seniors keep active minds through learning and fellowship. For the latest course offerings visit www.shepherdscharlotte.org or call 704-365-1995.

"Super Christmas" Pageant AuditionsOctober 15th, 5-6pm, Choir Room
Calling all kids! This year's pageant will be directed by local playwright and founder of the Playground Players Erica McGee. Children in kindergarten through fifth grade are invited to participate. For more information, contact Allison Schommer at allison@sharonpcusa.org.

Next Steps Gathering - October 15th, 4:00-5:30pm, Members' home
You are invited to a time of fellowship. Please RSVP to Amanda Buchanan, Chairperson of the Serving Committee, by calling or texting her at 704-608-9436. We look forward to seeing you as we gather in an informal setting to get to know one another! 

Faith Seeking Understanding: A Series of Theological Conversations - October 15th, 4-5:30pm, Seminary Chapel
In some sense, ever since God’s people reached the other side of the Red Sea and gathered in an Upper Room in Jerusalem, we have been re-forming, or being re-formed. Nonetheless, events 500 years ago have been labeled “The Reformation”. Depending on our context, these events have been both celebrated and mourned. How do we think about these events, and their repercussions today – especially across the line of Protestant and Catholic? Come join us for a personal conversation as two friends, Rev. Dr. Richard Boyce; Academic Dean Union Presbyterian Seminary and Abbot Placid Solari; Chancellor of Belmont Abbey College, begin a community dialogue on such questions as: How has the Reformation blessed the world-wide church? How has the Reformation harmed the world-wide church? Where in the church is further reformation needed. Reservations requested but not required. Contact Nadine Moran 980.636.1661 or nadine.moran@upsem.edu.

Fall Festival - October 21st, 4:00-7:00pm, Entire Campus
Free games and entertainment! Plan to join us for our annual Fall Festival. We will have hay rides, bounce houses, carnival games, snow cones, the famous cake walk and more! Stay for dinner and enjoy delicious southern BBQ accompanied by the Lonesome Pine Bluegrass band! $8.00 BBQ plate, $4.00 hot dog plate, $1.00 funnel cakes. Bring a donation of pet food for the Humane Society. More information about volunteering is coming soon!

November Sunday Night Live!November 5th, 5:45-6:30pm, Gym
$8.50 Adults | $4.50 Children (10 and younger)
The menu will be Italian: Baked Ziti, Lasagna, Ravioli served with a salad, bread, and dessert. Reservations are required; please click here to register for the meal online by Thursday, November 2nd.

TEACH

Foundations in Christ Workshop – October 13th-15th, Friday 6-9pm and Saturday-Sunday 9am-3:30pm, 7615 Colony Rd.  
This interactive two-weekend workshop is a safe place to explore core issues of faith and daily life with God. For more information visit InChristSupportingMinistries.org or contact Marcy Doak at 704-554-2490 or Marcy@InChristSupportingMinistries.org.  

Women’s Retreat - November 3rd-5th, Montreat
Given our busy lives, multiple hats, and often daunting responsibilities, it’s natural to feel thirsty at times.  Our theme for this year’s women’s retreat is Living Water. We will explore the encounter between Jesus and the Samaritan woman at the well (John 4) and what His gift of living water means for us. Come join us for a time of refreshment. This year’s retreat will be led by staff from In Christ Supporting Ministries Rev. Sarah Kromer, Rev. Dee Smart, and Rev. Anne Findlay-Chamberlain. Please click here to make reservations. All reservations need to be complete by October 15th.  

Well Gatherings - 2nd Thursdays monthly, 7-8pm, 7615 Colony Rd. 
Well Gatherings are monthly meetings for caregivers, family members, and church leaders who provide care and advocacy for those navigating mental illness. For more information visit InChristSupportingMinistries.org or contact Marcy Doak at 704-554-2490 or Marcy@InChristSupportingMinistries.org

Mother’s’ Anonymous3rd Wednesdays monthly, 6:15-8:15pm, Rose Bride’s Room
Mother’s’ Anonymous Support Group is a group of people who meet once a month to, confidentially, give each other support and share information about concerns for their children and/or adult children. We are fortunate to have Rev. Brant Piper, Pastoral Counselor who works at the Presbyterian Psychological Services, lead and bring fresh insights to our discussions. For questions, please contact Phyllis Acton at pacton70@gmail.com.

Sacred Seasons - 3rd Thursdays monthly, 10-11:30am, 7615 Colony Rd.  
The second half of life is a sacred season for reflecting authentically on the past, living fully in the present, sharing our spiritual legacies with others, and experiencing new challenges and possibilities. For more information visit InChristSupportingMinistries.org or contact Marcy Doak at 704-554-2490 or Marcy@InChristSupportingMinistries.org

SERVE

Responding to a Generous God - October 8th –October 29th
Stewardship season is an important time in the life of our church. It is a time to consider the giving of our time, talent and financial resources to Christ’s work through Sharon Presbyterian Church. How should we respond to God’s generosity to us? This is an intensely personal and sometimes difficult question. Beginning October 8th, you are invited to participate in a time of worship, study and prayer as we consider our gifts to the church. Commitment Sunday will be on October 29th at both worship services. Please mark your calendar for this exciting and important day in the life of our congregation.

Charlotte CROP Walk - October 14th, 9:00am, Independence Park.
Join one of the largest CROP Walks in the nation and help to end hunger and poverty here in the Charlotte area, nationally, and internationally. Please note that the Walk will be on a Saturday morning this year. The family-friendly walk is 3.5 miles, symbolizing the average round trip people in developing nations make daily to get water. The Walk will benefit these local partners: Crisis Assistance Ministry, Loaves & Fishes, and Second Harvest Food Bank. Our walkers are invited to carpool from the gym parking lot at 8 a.m. on October 14, or walkers can meet up with our group at Independence Park. Please contact Mike McGarity (704-506-9877) to sign up to walk or to sponsor a walker. Mike will have a signup table in the narthex after the 10:30am worship service on October 8th.

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Newsletters
  • October 2017
    HEADLINES: Happy Anniversary, Where Are We Going This Week?, It's Crop Walk Time Again, Growing and Wroking Together, Welcome May and Jussi
  • September 2017
    HEADLINES: The Lord's House Deserves Our Best, Church Music Today, Partnering for the Greater Community
  • August 2017
    HEADLINES: Leadership By Example, Meet the Musical Leader of Morning Song, Ground Breaking Dedication, Summer Expereinces With SPY
  • July 2017
    HEADLINES: Where We Left Off, Summer Adventures In Learning at Sharon, Where in the World Is Martin?
  • June 2017
    HEADLINES: Lemonade on the Lawn, Make a Joyful Noise - A Call to Action, Congratulations to Legacy Award Recipient!
  • May 2017
    HEADLINES: Pass Me The Jazz, SPC Spring Family Campout, Greetings from Malawi!
  • April 2017
    HEADLINES: And On The Third Day, Chili Cook Off Winners, Youth Ensemble; New Members, 20th Anniversary of RITI
  • March 2017
    HEADLINES: Early Sabbath, Bach St. John Passion, Youth Musicians, A Thank You to Sandy Breaux, Weekend of Scouting

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