planned-giving

“Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.”  - Luke 6:38

As a recipient and steward of God’s bountiful gifts, you have an obligation and opportunity to share and return those gifts, providing support to God’s church and ministries beyond your lifetime.

THE 1831 SOCIETY

Sharon Presbyterian Church is pleased to announce the launching of The 1831 Society and we invite you to participate as a member. The 1831 Society was created to honor those who make a current or future planned gift directly to the church or to the Sharon Presbyterian Church Endowment as part of their financial or estate planning arrangements. Planned gifts of any amount qualify.

Members of The 1831 Society will be recognized in church publications and on a wall plaque at the church. There will be an annual spring reception to honor established members and welcome new members. All it takes to become a member of The 1831 Society is to inform the church that you have made provision for the church in your Will, trust or other planned giving by completing the form you can obtain by clicking here and returning it to the church office. If you have already named Sharon Presbyterian Church in your planning, we would like to hear from you so we can welcome you as a member.

The 1831 Society was created to recognize the generous legacy of giving that has been a hallmark of the church membership since the year the church was founded in 1831. On January 30, 1830, a group of people in the Sharon neighborhood of Charlotte, North Carolina, met at the home of Mrs. Martha Kirkpatrick to talk about organizing a church that was equally distant from Steele Creek, Sugaw Creek, and Providence Presbyterian Churches.

The land for the church was given by Dr. J. W. Ross and the Kirkpatrick family. On February 11, 1831, another meeting was held to select the proper site for the church. Having obtained subscriptions enough to warrant the undertaking, a building committee was appointed and made a contract for the new church in March, 1831. In April of 1831 the Concord Presbytery granted a petition for Sharon Presbyterian Church to be organized.

The original church building was completed and the first services were held on October 22, 1831. Since that day, Sharon Presbyterian Church has grown and prospered. The building that is now the Chapel was dedicated in 1891, the Annex in 1941, the Education Building in the 1950s and the Charles Little Activity Building in 1975. The present worship sanctuary was dedicated in 1994. With new campus improvements on the way, Sharon Presbyterian Church continues to serve as a strong presence in Charlotte, reaching out to our community and our world as we seek to serve God.

For further information about planned giving at Sharon Presbyterian Church you may click here, or contact:

Senior Pastor Rob Blumer
Email: robb@sharonpcusa.org
Phone: (704) 553-0869

Associate Pastor Ron Nelson
Email: ron@sharonpcusa.org
Phone: (704) 553-0869

Last Published: November 17, 2017 10:37 AM
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