This Sunday we will welcome as our guest preacher The Reverend Dr. Charles “Chuck” Williamson, a recently retired Presbyterian minister from the Philadelphia Presbyterian Church in Mint Hill NC. Prior to serving the Philadelphia Church (2005-2012), Chuck served as our Interim Pastor from January to June in 2004. He is much loved by our congregation and we look forward to his message this Sunday.
The Stewardship Committee invited Chuck to preach as we prepare to begin our 2013 Stewardship Campaign in October. Stewardship Packets (including both Financial and Time & Talent Stewardship Commitment cards) will be available beginning Sunday, October 14. We hope everyone will pick up your personalized packet during the last 3 Sundays of October (10-14, 10-21, 10-28). Those packets remaining after October 28 will be delivered in person to families by our church officers. Stewardship Dedication Sunday is planned for Sunday, November 11.
Many other important events will be occurring during Stewardship Season as we look back to all the work just completed and as we look forward in preparation for our outreach and ministry next year. Please be sure to mark your calendar with the following important dates:
September 30 The Rev. Dr. Chuck Williamson, preaching
October 7 World Communion Sunday
October 14 Stewardship Season begins
October 21 Stewardship Season continues
October 28 Reformation Sunday
The Rev. Dr. Richard Boyce, preaching
(New Building Dedication and Covered Dish Lunch)
November 4 All Saints Communion Sunday
(Columbarium Dedication and Lemonade on the Lawn)
November 11 Stewardship Dedication Sunday
(Presentation of Stewardship Commitments)
I also want to remind our church family once again of our new Sunday Morning Schedule. The Education Committee has worked hard to adjust our schedule in order to meet the needs of our entire congregation. I am pleased with the response the schedule has received and we look forward to the 2012-2013 Program Ministry year:
9:00 a.m. Morning Prayer in the Sanctuary
9:15 a.m. Sunday School (9:15 – 10:10)
10:30 a.m. Worship – Announcements/Prelude (10:30 – 10:40)
Worship – Service (10:40 – 11:40)
I look forward to seeing everyone this Sunday as we welcome Chuck Williamson back to First Presbyterian Church.