ANNOUNCEMENTS   

Please bring your contributions for Loaves and Fishes. We will collect food items on the sec­ond Sunday of every month. Items may be placed in the Narthex of the Sanctuary.

The 2019 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. Please contact elizabeth@sharonpcusa.org or call the church office at 704-553-0869 if you have any questions.

INVITE    

Over the summer, Jason Terzis of WTVI PBS Charlotte (channel 5), filmed a short feature story about why are there so many Sharon Roads in South Charlotte. The story, featuring Sharon Presbyterian Church and our own church historian Susan Grills, is available on the WTVI website and YouTube page. Be sure to check it out!

Webop: ABC’s of Jazz for PreschoolersSaturdays thru November 16th, Parlor
Swing, stomp and sing with your little ones in this interactive introduction to this jazz program for preschoolers and caregivers. For children ages 2-5, Webop offers a series of 45-minute weekly classes where children and caregivers learn the core concepts, instruments and performers of the joyous rhythms of jazz. Registration deadline is September 9th. For more information on pricing and class times, call 704-334-3900 or email info@thejazzarts.org.

Shepherd’s Center: Adventures In Learning! - Mondays, October 7th – November 11th, 10:00am, Entire Campus
Please come join us! These educational programs help seniors keep active minds through learning and fellowship. Out of the Ordinary is the theme. For the latest course offerings, call 704-365-1995 or visit www.shepherdscharlotte.org. 

Children’s Christmas Cantata: Journey to the MangerDecember 8th, 10:30am (during worship), Sanctuary
Calling all children!! This year’s pageant will be a Christmas Cantata! We will be performing a collection of beloved Bible verses and familiar toe-tapping tunes with new lyrics that tell the story of how we got from darkness to Light. ALL children are welcome to participate. Four, five, and six year olds will rehearse the music during Wiggling Worshipers and grades 2nd-5th will rehearse the music, instruments, and readings from 11:45am to 12:15pm every Sunday (except this Sunday). The Cantata will be accompanied by Full Measure (SPC Youth Ensemble). For questions or more information, contact Kiki Neale at 704-607-5980 or lesneales@yahoo.com.

TEACH. 

Women’s Bible StudyWednesdays starting September 11th, 9:30am, Gathering Room
We will begin our Fall study titled Redeemed-Grace to Live Every Day Better Than Before by Angela Thomas-Pharr. Study Guides are available at Lifeway or Amazon. Members, guest and friends are welcome to join us. Any questions, feel free to contact Carol Howie at 704-578-3350 or chowie723@gmail.com.

Wonders of Worship! (TK - 2nd grade) - Sundays, 9:30am, Room 304 Upstairs Chapel
Come have fun while learning about the different elements of a worship service. Something new every week! For more information, contact Amanda Buchanan at buchananamanda@hotmail.com.

Learning How To Use Your Bible (3rd - 5th grade)   
Sundays, Room 303 Upstairs Chapel
Learn about the history of the Bible, who wrote it, how to navigate it, and why we call it good news... while having FUN! For more information, contact Amanda Buchanan at buchananamanda@hotmail.com.

Hey parents, you can enjoy an adult Sunday School class! Make new friends and watch your faith grow! For questions about what classes are offered, call David Stanford at 704-361-0303.    

SERVE

2019 Advent Devotional Booklet SubmissionsDue November 1st (under 500 words)
The Teaching Committee is producing an Advent Devotion Booklet and is seeking to include the entire congregation. Click here to sign-up to contribute a devotion based on one of the scripture lessons from the PC(USA) daily lectionary readings. Feel free to include an artwork selection or non-personal photograph. The devotions will be sent out by e-blast each day from December 1st – December 25th. Printed copies will also be available. For questions or to submit devotions in Word format, contact Susan Cline at susandcline@gmail.com

Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Distribution November 3rd, After 8:30am and 10:30am Service
Save the Date! Operation Christmas Child (OCC) shoeboxes will be distributed after Morning Song and Traditional Worship. You will have two weeks to shop and fill your boxes with Christmas magic for a girl or boy! Return shoeboxes to either service or the church office on Sunday November 17th. For questions, contact John Tutwiler at john.tutwiler@gmail.com or 704-534-1169.

SPC BloodmobileNovember 10th, 8:30am – 1pm, Gym
Thanks again to all of you who participated in the last drive in August! We had 31 donors that came and we collected 29 units which, again, surpassed our goal by two! For your convenience, we will be using a computer for check-in and encouraging the use of Rapid Pass to help our drives run more efficiently. You can sign up for this drive before and after both services on November 3rd or by using the Red Cross Blood Donor App. Please help us to help save lives!

Spreading the Love - November 24th, 8:30am, Gym & Sanctuary
Join us for our Fourth Annual “Spreading the Love” serving opportunity. We will enjoy the spread of a delicious hot breakfast and then, with loving hands, spread the meat and cheese on 1200 sandwiches for Charlotte’s Urban Ministry Center. More details are available in the November church newsletter. The schedule for “Spreading the Love” is as follows:
8:30 am Hot Breakfast (Gym)
9:00 am “Spreading the Love” Sandwich-making Time (Gym)
10:30 am Worship in Sanctuary
Please note: There will be only ONE worship service at 10:30am, and Sunday School classes will not meet. Childcare will be provided.

Together in Education with Harris Teeter!! This program gives schools a chance to earn funds when you link your card and shop at Harris Teeter. Please link your Vic card to our school number: 2783. You can be linked to multiple schools and we are happy to link your card for you. Just complete the enrollment form in the narthex. Thank you for your support of SPWS.

Please save all your Box Tops for Education! We collect these boxtops for SPWS. For each Box Top we receive, we earn 10¢. This allows us to earn cash for our school every time you buy groceries. Please turn them into the Box Tops box in the narthex.

 

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Newsletters
  • October 2019
    HEADLINES: For All You Do, Thank You!, World Reformation Month, Let's Get Moving, Sunday School at Sharon Presbyterian, Responding To A Generous God, It Really Does Matter!, Invite, Teach, Serve
  • September 2019 
    HEADLINES: New Habits, Grab A Friend and Come Join Us!, September and October in Worship, Pack 34 On The Move, Montreat Youth Conference 2019, Summer at Sharon Presbyterian Weekday School, Important Fundraising Update, Saying Goodbye
  • August 2019 
    HEADLINES: Rabbit Trails and Hot Leads, Grace Notes and Full Measure, Humility in Partnered Service by Chenoa Stock, He's Got the Whole World in His Hands, Get Ready to Roar with VBS!, Pictures from Peru Mission Trip 2019, Happy 71st Anniversary
  • July 2019
    HEADLINES: On My Mind, Music Takes a Breather, Bob Cottom, A Year in Review, Where in the World is Martin Pruitt?, Thank you for "Taking On Something for Lent", Shepherd's of Sharon Presbyterian
  • June 2019
    HEADLINES: Separation Anxiety, Summer Sabbatical Preaching Schedule, Sharon's Got Talent!, Learning with Music, Communion at Home, 2019 Confirmand Faith Statements, Rewarding Adult Mission Trip, Fighting with Josie and JET-ting For a Cure, Pledged
  • May 2019
    HEADLINES: Plan Your Legacy, Music Needs Your Support, Sharon Presbyterian Youth Sunday, Weekday School New Additions, Update From Our Peru Mission Co-workers
  • April 2019
    HEADLINES: Sabbath Leave, Presbyterian Heritage Month, Homeless Shelter Meals, Is God Calling You?, Room In The Inn Special Thanks, Cooking in God's Kitchen, It's Not Too Late
  • March 2019
    HEADLINES: Presbytery 2019 at Sharon, Lenten Special Events, Chili Cook-off 2019 Results, Youth Summer Trips, Mardi Gras, Deepening Our Spiritual Journey, Gym Oversight Committee
  • February 2019
    HEADLINES: Trial and Prayer, God Through "New Lenses", Who Needs Church Music?, Hymn Fest I: Glory to God, Preschool Registration Has Begun, Souper Bowl Time, Growing to Serve Campaign Update, Update on Room In The Inn
  • January 2019
    HEADLINES: The Future and Beyond, Music Moves Ahead in 2019, Chili and Cornbread Time, Believe in the Magic of the Season, Kirkin' o' the Tartan 2019, Spreading Christmas Cheer
  • December 2018
    HEADLINES: Wide-Open Door Into Christ's Church, Advent 2018, F3 Christmas Fun!, Community Christmas Variety Show, Let Your Christmas Light Shine, Annual Chili Cook-Off Time