Connecting at First Presbyterian Kannapolis
“Let us hold tightly without wavering to the hope we affirm, for God can be trusted to keep his promise. Let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works. And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near.” (Hebrews 10:23-25, NLT)
Coffee @ 9:30 am
Sunday School @ 10 am
Worship @ 11 am
Supper 5:45 pm
Bible Study 5:30 pm
Fellowship among Christians is essential in order to provide the necessary encouragement and support we need to survive in a lonely and discouraging world. In addition to the worship and educational ministries which also provide fellowship, there are special fellowship opportunities within the church. We meet regularly on Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings (during the school year) for food, fun, fellowship, learning and serving.
Each Sunday morning, everyone is invited to gather in the Fellowship Hall, between 9:30 and 9:55 a.m., for coffee & milk and a light continental breakfast (pastries, fruit, etc.). This is a great time to relax and get caught up with your friends or to make new friends. If your family is rushed on Sunday mornings, you don’t have to worry about eating breakfast before coming to church!
Wednesday Night Life
Each Wednesday, From September – May, a supper is served in the Fellowship Hall from 5:30pm – 6:30pm. This is another great time to gather with your church family for fellowship. It also makes it much easier for individuals and families to take part in all the other Wednesday Night Life activities! The suggested donation to cover the cost of the food is $5 per person, (maximum of $20 a family). When you visit our church for the first time, you should receive a mug full of info and goodies, including a coupon to try out a Wednesday Night Meal for free. After supper, from 6:30 – 7:30 pm on Wednesdays, adults and youth gather for Bible Study, family activities, or service projects for missions and outreach.
Women's and Men's Fellowship Groups
The Men’s Fellowship meets periodically on Saturday mornings for fellowship and service. They begin with breakfast in the Fellowship Hall, then usually complete work around the church. Past projects have included spreading playground mulch, weeding flower beds, painting parking lots lines, or building maintenance.
The women of the congregation plan occasional events each year to promote both fellowship and discipleship. They also join in Women’s Circles and other groups for Bible Study and fun! Please visit our Adult Bible Studies’ page herefor more information.
The JOY Group (Just Older Youth) is a fellowship of senior citizens and retirees in our church. The club meets for occasional covered dish lunches–enjoying good food, good fellowship, and good programs. On other months, the group goes out to eat or takes a day trip to interesting places in the region.
Adult Bible Study
Christian Education is the Christ-centered process by which the church proclaims, instructs in, and models the Gospel, Biblical content, and the Christian life and ministry. Toward this end, First Presbyterian offers a variety of educational opportunities.
- Bill Jolley Sunday School Class – Lessons on teachings through the Bible. Meets in the Bill Jolley classroom in the basement of the sanctuary. Teacher: Bill Jolley
- Drummond Bible Class – International Studies curriculum; meets in the 1st room on the right on the 2nd floor of the Education Building. Teacher: Ron Lisenby
- Disciples Class – various Bible studies; meets in the basement of the sanctuary across from the choir room. Teacher: Frank Gibson
All classes begin at 10:00a.m.
Wednesday Evening Class – 6:30-7:30 p.m. (September-early May) – All adults not otherwise involved in Wednesday Night Life activities are invited to gather for adult Bible Studies, a stimulating study of interesting topics, stories or books, relating it all to God’s Word.
Saltshakers Bible Study – Women are invited to gather on Mondays at 1:00p.m. or meet virtually on Mondays at 6:00p.m. between September and May…; change contact from Judy to Sharon Cranford. Before last sentence, insert: This fall’s study will focus on the Minor Prophets. This ministry began with 8 women meeting together and over the years has grown into a satellite ministry that serves over 500 women in the Raleigh and surrounding areas. Facilitators will lead the lesson each week in a small group setting with lecture speaker, Sarah Knott, coming to us by satellite. Registration is necessary each year so that materials may be provided – contact the church office or Judy D. Goodnight for more information. Women of all ages are invited to attend!
Thursday Women’s Study – 10:30 a.m. Otherwise known as the “Bad Girls”, the Thursday morning women’s Bible Study meets weekly at 10:30am at the church. All women are welcome to join them as they study a range of topics, including those especially related to women.
Circle of Women Bible Study – 2nd Monday of each month at 3:00 p.m. – for Bible Study and fellowship. Please watch the bulletin for meeting locations.
Women Without Reservations– monthly meeting of women who desire to live Proverbs 31:25, living without reservation as women of God and not requiring reservations for any who desire to join them! Designed to be informal, meeting dates and locations may change monthly based on the schedules of members. Watch the bulletin for information each month and join us!
Other Christian Education Opportunities
First Presbyterian occasionally provides other educational opportunities such as marriage and family seminars or film series and special speakers.