“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.


As members and friends of Sharon Presbyterian Church, we are the beneficiaries of many tangible and spiritual gifts made possible by the faithful generosity and foresight of prior generations. It is important to build on that foundation to strengthen and secure what we have for future generations.

The 1831 Legacy 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. Individuals and families who have remembered Sharon Presbyterian Church in their estate or deferred giving plans through a documented legacy gift are encouraged to join. The 1831 Legacy Society also serves to enable members and friends to witness to the value of Sharon Presbyterian Church in their lives and secure its ministries for generations to come.

You may become a member of The 1831 Legacy Society simply by notifying the church office that you have named Sharon Presbyterian Church a beneficiary in your will or other estate/deferred giving plan and by completing the form you can obtain by clicking here and returning to the church office. The value of your gift need not be disclosed and we will keep your name anonymous in any donor listings if you wish. However, if you are willing to be recognized publicly, your actions may encourage others to support the church with legacy gifts as well.

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 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, contact the church office at 704-553-0869.

Last Published: January 7, 2022 12:34 PM
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