BENEVOLENCES

"For who is greater, the one who is at the table or the one who serves?
Is it not the one at the table? But I am among you as one who serves" --Luke 22:27


The opportunities listed below are chances for you to get involved in the ministry of First Presbyterian Church, Concord, as we seek together in worship, education, and outreach to reflect the light of Christ in a broken world.
To sign up for one of these opportunities, you can email us at info@firstpresconcord.org or you can call the church office at 704-788-2100.


When submitting, make sure to include your name, phone number and email address (if you have one). Your information will be passed on to the coordinator for the opportunity within 48 hours of your submission. The coordinator will then contact you with more specific details about your possible time and tenure of service.

USHERING RESPONSIBILITIES

8:45 a.m. service: Arrive 15 minutes before the service begins. Determine, by the number of worshippers, if four ushers are needed.
11:00 a.m. service: Arrive 20 minutes before the service. Minimum of four ushers are needed.

◾Locate the bulletins - Open doors to the church.
◾Wear identification pocket tab. The tabs should match the color of the pulpit hanging and are found in the drawer of the table in the narthex.
◾Two ushers stand at the back of the church, just inside of the double inside doors. At the 11 o'clock service an usher should stand at each of the side doors. Offer a bulletin to everyone who enters. Offer to seat members and/or visitors. This is especially important during the season of Advent, Palm Sunday, Easter and any Sunday when the church is filled.
◾Encourage those with small children to take advantage of our nursery – send an usher to show the way if necessary. Nurseries are located on the second floor of the Will Young Building.
◾Remain standing in the back of the sanctuary until the singing of the first hymn. Close the doors to the sanctuary and remain in the back until the offertory.
◾During this time the number of worshippers should be counted. Record the number on a bulletin and place in the bag with the offering. This should be done for both services.
◾Upon the call for the offering by the minister, approach the minister at the front with the offering plates (located in the chest to the right of the double doors in the narthex). The ushers should line up in front of the minister. The two ushers on the outside turn toward the outside and proceed to the outside aisles. The two ushers on the inside should proceed to the first pews in the center aisle. Proceed to collect the offering beginning at the front, going from side to side and complete collection of the offering at the back. Turn on the light switch (marked with a blue dot) located on the wall in narthex to alert organist about the doxology.

◾Remain at the back, standing with the offering plates until the singing of the Doxology, then approach the minister with the offering plates and stand at the front, facing the minister until after the offertory prayer. You will then carry the offering plates back to the narthex. One usher should put the money in one of the bags in the chest. Turn off light switch.
◾One usher should be seated near the back so that upon the conclusion of the service, he/she can open the doors to the narthex during the last hymn and assist the minister.
◾After the service the bulletins that are left in the sanctuary should be gathered and left at the back of the church. The pages from membership pads should be collected and placed with offering.
◾NEW! Take the money bag(s) to the 2nd floor of the Fellowship House (office top of stairs-far left corner cabinet under staff mailboxes) and drop into the safe in the Financial Secretary's office.



BACKPACK FOOD PROGRAM - COLTRANE WEBB ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Thanks to the leadership of the Presbyterian Women and the kindness of the entire congregtion, we have helped feed many hungry children and their families. You can help by bringing in donations of food (see menu/shopping list below) or by making a monetary donation.

ALTERNATIVE CHRISTMAS GIFT 2014
If you wish to make a gift in honor of someone for this Christmas see the Informatinal Flyer below.


Mission and Outreach


70 UNION STREET NORTH

CONCORD, NC  28025