OUR MINISTRIES AT SHARON PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

ANNOUNCEMENTS

The church office hours are Monday thru Friday 9:00am - 4:00pm. Church members and visitors are welcome to come by the office. We will be following CDC guidelines by increasing cleaning procedures, having hand sanitizer readily available and wearing face masks. We ask that all members and visitors to wear a face mask when visiting the church campus. 

These Days daily devotion books for October, November and December are in! For those not familiar with the publication, it features daily devotions written by clergy and lay leaders. The devotions provide a scripture reading and a guide for thoughtful prayer. If interested in receiving a copy, please email Elizabeth Burgess or call the church office with your address and she will get one in the mail for you!

INVITE

Morning Song Sunday Worship Service - Sundays, 8:30am, Chapel
The Morning Song service is a more contemporary type worship with wonderful acoustic music from the most talented musicians in town. This service is offered in addition to the 10:30am worship service. If you have any questions about either service, please contact the church office 704-553-0869.

Traditional Sunday Worship Service - Sundays, 10:30am, In-person and Livestreamed
Indoor Worship service will be livestreamed on our YouTube channel for those of you that consider yourself ‘at-risk’, feel ill, have been recently diagnosed with COVID-19, or not yet comfortable with worshiping inside. Like and subscribe.

Children's WorshipSunday Worship for children Ages 3 and Up
All children 3 and up are invited to a special worship time in the Price Outreach Center. Ms. Kim, Mrs. Barnette, and Ms. Stephenie will lead the children there right after the Children's Sermon, and parents/guardians can meet them in the Outreach center after the sanctuary service ends. For information, contact Liz DeNittis

Organ Dedication Concert - Sunday, October 3rd, 4:00pm, Sactuary (FREE)
World renowned organist Hector Olivera will literally pull out all the stops in a special dedication ceremony for our new organ. Mr. Olivera helped design our organ and you will never hear it played quite like this! 

Youth Fall Retreat - October 1st-3rd, 6th-12th graders, Montreat 
This is going to be an awesome weekend up in the mountains, and friends are more than welcome! Deadline to register is Friday, September 24th. For more information, contact Director of Youth, Matt Moorman.

Calling all coaches! Basketball at Sharon is coming back and we need volunteers to coach all ages during our basketball season. If you are interested in coaching a team, please sign up now. For more information, email the church office or call 704-553-0869.

Sharon Presbyterian Youth Basketball - Games on Saturdays, December thru Mid-March
Welcome back SPC Basketball! We will be fielding teams for boys and girls between the ages 5-18. If you would like to join us this year, registration is now open until October 17th midnight. Practices will be held during the week with games on Saturdays. Division and age requirements are listed below. Masking requirements will reflect those of Charlotte Mecklenburg County Schools. For more information email the church office or call 704-553-0869.
?August 31st is the birthday cut off for playing in a division. Example: If your child turns 7 on or before August 31st they must play in A Division or higher. If they turn 7 years old after August 31st they may play in the AA Division or A Division (or higher).
AA (coed)                                           6 years and under
A (boys)              A (girls)                    8 years and under
B (boys)              B (girls)                   10 years and under
C (boys)              C (girls)                   12 years and under
D (boys)                                              14 years and under  
D (girls)                                               15 years and under
EE (boys)                                            16 years and under
E (boys)              E (girls)                    18 years and under

Carolina Pro Musica Presents: Oh, Boy! The Oboe! - October 23rd, 7:30pm, Chapel
Sung Lee, baroque oboe, offers new sounds to our musical palate. Hear the enticing use of the double reed in vocal and instrumental works by Handel, Telemann, and Bach. Baroque at its finest. For more information, visit https://www.carolinapromusica.org/schedule.

Requiem for the Living: Remembering Those We've LostOctober 30th, 7:30pm, Santuary
Charlotte's premier semi-professional choir, VOX, presents Dan Forrest's Requiem for the Living in a memorial service for those whom we lost in 2020 and 2021. Unlike most requiems, Requiem for the Living is not just about the dead; rather, it is a prayer for release from the pain and sorrow of those who remain alive. David Tang leads VOX, the Firebird Arts Chamber Orchestra and outstanding vocal soloists in this powerful expression of loss, grief and hope.

Sharon Presbyterian Women have several Circles that are currently meeting. Circles are small groups of women who meet monthly for Bible Study and fellowship, and events open to all women of the church. If you are not already involved in a Circle, or may want to change the Circle you have attended previously, please contact Merrill Tibbals.

TEACH

Sunday Mornings, Four and Younger - Sundays, 8:15am thru 11:30am, Charles Little Bldg
Glad you're here, moms, dads, grandparents, and caregivers! A nursery is available for you for all services and Sunday School times so that you can focus on your personal worship. But if you want to bring your baby along with you instead, we are happy to have your child participate right along with you in worship and in Sunday School. For more information, contact Natalie Jendron.  

Children's Sunday School - Sundays, 9:30am, Barbara Ward Bldg, upstairs
Group 1: Age 5 thru 2nd grade, Room 304; Group 2: 3rd thru 5th grade, Room 303
Join us as we Celebrate Wonder through open-endedexploration and inquiry of the Bible. For more information, contact Natalie Jendron

Youth Coffee Hour Sunday School Class - Sundays 9:30am, Price Outreach Center, Youth Room
September - May, for grades 6th thru 12th. Join us for coffee/tea and fellowship! For more information, contact Director of Youth, Matt Moorman.

Covenant Westminster Sunday School Class - Sundays 9:00am, Meeting via Zoom
Formed in the mid-1980’s , this is a class of mostly retirees enjoying their grandchildren, with class attendance of 20-30 each week. The class enjoys discussion around a variety of Christian-related topics led by various members of the class. Study topics are determined each year by a class survey. Takes a break in summer. For Zoom link, contact David Beers

Lectionary Sunday School Class - Sundays 9:30am, Union Presbyterian Seminary
This class explores the scripture readings outlined in the Revised Common Lectionary, a three-year cycle of weekly scripture readings used in most Presbyterian churches and Protestant churches across the United States and Canada. The class explores the readings and then relates the themes in the lessons to our modern world. You can count on a lively and dynamic discussion! For more information, contact Susie Banks

Horizons Sunday School Class - Sundays 9:30am, Gathering Room 202, Chapel Bldg 
Formed in the 1980’s as the newest “Young Adult Class”, Horizons has developed into a caring, active group of middle aged, empty nesters. With average attendance around 25, the class is an interactive environment to share beliefs, with lots of Q&A. Meets year-round. For more information, contact David Stanford

Cornerstone Sunday School Class - Sundays 9:30, Room 201, Barbara Ward Bldg 
Cornerstone class includes parents of young families. This newly-formed group meets weekly during the Sunday School hour for spiritual learning on various topics, such as Christian parenting and living an uncommon life. They also plan regular social gatherings for themselves or for their families. For more information, contact Liz DeNittis.

Mid-Week Meditation & Prayer Gathering - Wednesdays 4:00pm, Meeting via Zoom
One of our clergy will lead a time to share joys and concerns, and then pray together. For Zoom link, email Elizabeth Burgess.

SERVE

Loaves and Fishes Drive-by Food Collection – Saturday, October 16th, 3-5 pm; front driveway connecting the church's two main parking lots (if raining, under covered walkway)
Volunteers will be stationed along the driveway that connects our church’s two main parking lots. Simply drive up, pop your trunk and your non-perishable donations will be collected. No glass containers, please. If the drive-up collection time doesn’t work for you, feel free to drop off your donations in the church office the week prior from 9am – 4pm, Monday – Friday. The greatest needs are canned meats, canned fruits, canned pastas, peanut butter, and boxed pasta noodles. In their 2020 Impact Report, our church was listed as a Loaves and Fishes “Top In-kind Donor!” Let’s continue to take a bite out of hunger in our community in Christ’s name!

Sharon Presbyterian Weekday School is excited to announce we are now a part of Amazon Smile! For every purchase made on our Smile account, Amazon donates 0.5% to our school. In order to participate, simply click here and book it for future use. 

 

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Newsletters
  • August 2021
    HEADLINES: Blessings of Christ's Spirit, Historical Moment by Susan Grills, A New Children's Worship, Children's Sunday School, SPWS Brick Fundraiser, Math Tutors Needed, Summertime with SPY, Summer in the Weekday School, Trusting Life's Roller Coaster by Chenoa Stock
  • June 2021
    HEADLINES: Come On Back To Worship, Old Habits Die Hard, Sabbath Leave: Rev. Ron Nelson, SPY and a Post-Pandemic World, Faith Over Fear, We Got Through the Year!, Forging Ahead With Faithfulness, Exciting New!, Growing To Serve Update, Historical Note from Susan Grills
  • May 2021
    HEADLINES: Leading By Example, Wills Emphasis Sunday, Return To Fellowship Sunday, Joy-filled Easter Baskets, Reaching Out to Samaritan House, McRae Adams Reflects on Youth Group, A Word From SPWS Parent Council, Tent City and Roof Above, Save the Date: Fall Festival 2021
  • April 2021
    HEADLINES: Easter Season, Light and the End of the Tunnel, Elementary Sunday School During Covid, Taking Care of the Homeless, Paintball Fun! Greater the Storm, Brighter the Rainbow, Shining God's Light, Assembling Lunches for RITI
  • March 2021
    HEADLINES: A Little Easter Reminder, Lent Season 2021, CarVey Camp, Thank You Sharon Presbyterian Church, SPWS Fall Enrollment 2021, 2021 Youth Update, Serving Human Need in Christ
  • February 2021
    HEADLINES: Christian Hope, Worship and Music During Covid, Christine Price Outreach Center, "Normal" School Year, Looking Back at 2020 with SPWS, Loaves and Fishes Collection
  • January 2021
    HEADLINES: New Direction, Looking Back and Looking Ahead, A Word From Lee Fannning, Sharon Presbyterian Youth, Christmas in the Courtyard, Advent/Chritmas 2020 in Peru, Bringing Tidings of Comfort and Joy!