On Easter morning, April 16 at 11 am, the Chancel Choir will perform Sacred Places. It is a new cantata based on early American folk songs and hymns. Sacred Places explores the story of Christ’s ministry, passion and resurrection, all emphasizing the locations where these great moments occurred: the Sea of Galilee, the Wedding at Cana, the Sermon on the Mount, Jerusalem, the Upper Room, the Garden of Gethsemane, Calvary, and the Garden of Resurrection. With poignant narrations and scripture this will be a memorable cantata as we celebrate the resurrection of our Lord.
The Crucifixion by John Stainer will be performed on Good Friday, April 14 at 7 pm in the sanctuary. First Presbyterian performed this work in 1994 on Palm Sunday. The Crucifixion is a meditation on the sacred passion of the Holy Redeemer. We will have guest soloists and chorus from Catawba College to augment our own Chancel Choir. The work is a cantata that has two main characters; the evangelist or narrator who sings the passion and Jesus who sings of His own passion.
Join us for an Easter Celebration and Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 15th from 10:30am-12:00pm on the playground of First Presbyterian Church, Kannapolis. Together we will reflect on Jesus’ resurrection, share refreshments, make crafts, play games and enjoy an egg hunt. The egg hunt will start promptly at 11:00am. Mark your calendars and invite a friend! If weather is uncooperative that day we will move our celebration into the Fellowship Hall.
First Presbyterian Church Kannapolis Presents Saint-Saens Christmas Oratorio, featuring Michaela Kelly, soprano; David Hamilton, tenor; David Clark, baritone; Christine Vanarsdale, harp; and the Chancel Choir. There will be two performances: Friday, December 16, 2016 at 7:00 pm and Sunday, December 18, 2016 at 11:00 am.
Join us December 7th at 6:30pm for a Gingerbread House Workshop featuring a “stress-free” design that is guaranteed not to collapse when we pile on the goodies. We are looking for candy donations for house decorations such as peppermints, gum drops, M&Ms, etc. See Tracy Caskey for more details.
Join us for Christmas Family Night featuring the Children’s Christmas Program which will be held on Sunday, December 4 in the fellowship hall beginning with a covered dish dinner at 6:00 p.m. and the program at 6:30 p.m. Please bring a well filled basket of your favorite dishes to share. Hope to see you there!
We are excited to announce a new Women’s Bible Study, Saltshakers, beginning in September. Women will gather to meet on Monday evenings at 6:30 p.m. with the starting date scheduled for September 19 and an ending date of May 1 with breaks during the month of December and throughout the meeting schedule. This study comes to us from a satellite women’s ministry based in Raleigh, NC. It is an interdenominational study. This ministry began with 8 women meeting together and over the years has grown to serve over 500 women in the Raleigh and surrounding areas. Landra Goodnight Staab will facilitate the lesson each week in a small group setting with lecture speaker, Sarah Knott, coming to us by satellite. Registration is necessary so that materials may be provided. Register by completing a registration card found below or in the narthex or entrance to the fellowship hall, then drop it in the offering plate or contact Judy D. Goodnight or the church office. This is an exciting time in the life of women of First Presbyterian Church. All women of all ages are invited to attend.
VBS is scheduled for June 13 through 16 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., with dinner and group worship in the fellowship hall and children’s class rotations in various classrooms. Bill Jolley will be teaching an adult class in the sanctuary. The menu for the week is Monday: Roasted Pork, Tuesday: Hamburgers, Wednesday: Cheese It Chicken, and Thursday: Hot Dogs. We’d love to see everyone there!
To help speed up the registration process, please print the registration form below, fill it out, scan it and return to Amyhamilton@firstpresb.org by Sunday, June 12. Or give to Amy at church on Sunday!
It’s tea time! All ladies young and old (birth+) are invited to “Happily Ever After” Tea in the First Presbyterian Church fellowship hall on Saturday, May 7th, 2016 at 11 a.m. This Tea is a fun outreach opportunity for anyone who enjoys tea, delicious treats, or is in need of some “girl time.” If you would like to host a table for eight ladies, please contact Amy Hamilton at 704-855-7081 or email Amy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Table hosts will be responsible for providing place settings for eight ladies, providing finger refreshments for eight ladies, and inviting at least two guests with whom you would like to share Jesus’ unconditional and unending love. Please, pick up invitations in your Sunday School classroom, in the Narthex, or by the back door, or click the image above, print and return to the church office by Sunday, May 1, 2016. You do not want to miss this event!