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South Mecklenburg

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

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Seeking God's will for our lives, joyfully responding to the good news of Jesus Christ with love and grace.

Sunday Worship:  8:10 a.m. & 10:10 a.m.    -    Sacred Space Worship, First Sundays, 5:10 p.m., Chapel Beginning October 6.

 
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What a blessing that God led you to our church. Here are some frequently asked questions and answers to help you get acquainted. 

How do I contact you?
SMPC's physical address is 8601 Bryant Farms Road, Charlotte, NC, 28277.   You can call the church offices at 704-544-0404 or email smpcoffice@smpchome.org.

When can I worship on Sundays?

8:10 a.m. Worship, Chapel

This intimate service is held in our lovely 50-seat Chapel with music accompanied by piano.


10:10 a.m. Worship, Sanctuary

This worship service features music led by our Chancel Choir and accompanied by organ.

Join us for coffee in Coffee Grounds before worship, and stay for Lemonade on the Lawn at 11:15 a.m.

THIS SERVICE IS STREAMED LIVE BY CLICKING HERE.

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NEW!  First Sundays 

In addition to our 8:10 a.m. and 10:10 a.m. worship services, First Sundays include Holy Communion at all services, and:

 

Common Ground:

9:00 a.m., The Commons

First Sundays  (see below)

South Mecklenburg Presbyterian Church provides families and individuals with special needs within our church and local community a welcoming place to gather, connect and grow their faith by offering a monthly worship service called Common Ground. 

For more information about Common Ground or if you want to join the planning committee please email Rebecca Guzman, Director of Spiritual Formation, rebecca@smpchome.org.

Sacred Space:

5:10 a.m., The Chapel

First Sundays (see below)

This meaningful worship service is moving to a new time and location.  Moving to the first Sunday of the month at 5:10 p.m. in the Chapel will allow us to expand the contemplative nature of the service.  The setting will be more intimate and the space will lend itself to new opportunities for reflective and meditative worship.  The 30-minute service will include communion and prayer as we gather around the Word with scripture and reflection.  Childcare is provided.

We invite you to join us on Sunday mornings after the 10:10 a.m. worship service for lemonade and cookies outside in the Pedestrian Plaza.  In the Narthex, just outside the sanctuary doors, you can enjoy a cup of coffee and grab a muffin at SMPC’s own “Coffee Grounds.” These are great places to meet people and learn more about what’s going on at SMPC!

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Where do I park?
Park in one of our visitor parking spots reserved just for you. These parking spots are located directly across from the main doors to our sanctuary. Enter our property through the main driveway off of Blakeney Heath Road; turn left before you get to the circle.

Are visitors welcome at any service or activity?
Yes! SMPC welcomes guests to Sunday worship and many programs throughout the week. With the church's location in fast-growing south Charlotte, SMPC often gets the privilege of saying hello to newcomers.

As a visitor, will I need to do anything special?
No. Guests often like to check out SMPC without making a big splash. The church does not ask for anyone to identify themselves. SMPC won't contact you unless you would like to share your information.

What should I wear?
SMPC is by no means a dressy church. Men wear everything from jackets and ties to slacks and sports shirts. Women wear everything from dresses to slacks and casual shirts.

What about children?
SMPC provides secure, nurturing care for children during all worship services. Rooms for infants, toddlers and preschoolers are staffed with professional nursery personnel and parent disciples. All paid nursery staff have completed SMPC Children, Youth, Volunteers and Staff Protection Policy training. Children's Worship for ages 4 through 3rd grade is held in the Chapel during the 10:10  a.m. worship service. The children will leave the Sanctuary after the Anthem and return at the Doxology to conclude the worship service with their families.

Questions?  Contact Rebecca Guzman, Director of Spiritual Formation. 

What if I'm ready to join?
SMPC offers a quarterly Inquirer's Class to guests who want to learn more about the Presbyterian faith. The class is led by Pastor Matt Brown and Nancy Metzler, Director of Hospitality and Connection. It's a great way to get connected to the life of the church! 
Interested?  Contact Nancy Metzler, Director of Hospitality & Connection.

 
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Join us every Sunday for worship, study, and fellowship!

Worship Services

8:10 a.m. Worship, Chapel

This intimate service is held in our lovely 50-seat Chapel with music accompanied by piano.


10:10 a.m. Worship, Sanctuary

This worship service features music led by our Chancel Choir and accompanied by organ.
Join us for coffee in Coffee Grounds before worship, and stay for Lemonade on the Lawn at 11:15 a.m.

Children's Worship for ages 4 through 3rd grade is held in the Chapel during the 10:10  a.m. worship service. The children will leave the Sanctuary after the Anthem and return at the Doxology to conclude the worship service with their families.

THIS SERVICE IS STREAMED LIVE BY CLICKING HERE.

Children's Worship for ages 4 through 3rd grade is held in the Chapel during the 10:10  a.m. worship service. The children will leave the Sanctuary after the Anthem and return at the Doxology to conclude the worship service with their families.

Faith Practice
9:00 a.m., Mecklenburg Hall

ALL ages gather around tables in Mecklenburg Hall to practice creative ways to dig into the Bible, practice talking about our faith with one another, and practice ways we can continue learning about our faith throughout the week while implementing the Faith Five approach. 
Learn more about Faith Practice here.

 

Sunday Adult Studies

The JOY Class
9:00 a.m., Room 302

All Things Considered

9:00 a.m., Room 206

 

Childcare:
SMPC provides secure, nurturing care for children during all worship services. Rooms for infants, toddlers and preschoolers are staffed with professional nursery personnel and parent disciples. All paid nursery staff have completed SMPC Children, Youth, Volunteers and Staff Protection Policy training.
Questions?  Contact Rebecca Guzman, Director of Spiritual Formation.

The Celebration of the Lord's Supper:
SMPC practices Holy Communion on the First Sunday of each month during all worship services.  Gluten-free options are available.  All are welcome at the table!
 

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October 6, 2019
"Here I Am"
Part I: Hacker

Dr. Matt Brown

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September 29, 2019
"Hesed"

Dr. Matt Brown

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September 22, 2019
"Wrestling with...?"

Dr. Matt Brown

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September 15, 2019
"The Line Between Resignation and Hope"

Dr. Matt Brown

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September 8, 2019
"Home for the Harvest"

Dr. Matt Brown

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September18, 2019
"Following Jesus"

Rev. Whitney Bayer

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South Mecklenburg Presbyterian Church
8601 Bryant Farms Road
Charlotte, North Carolina  28277
704.544.0404 / smpcoffice@smpchome.org
 
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