News & Events

BackPack Blessing

Join us in Worship on August 25th at 9 am. or 11 a.m. We invite students, teachers, and school administrators to bring their backpacks to church to receive a blessing.
Backpacks contain work to be done, tools to complete homework. Notebooks, pencils, pens, protractors, compasses, crayons, rules, scissors, glue sticks and other items used for school work will find their way in and out of backpacks.
Some days, so much stuff will fill these backpacks that the student may find it difficult to walk. Other days, they will be light and nearly empty. But on each and every day, these backpacks represent the work required of the students, teachers, and administrator gathered here. And, as in every aspect of our life, we bring these before God for the blessing at this time.

Summer Sunday School

Our Children’s Summer Sunday School theme is Superheroes Make Life Super for Others! Sometimes superheroes do great things. Other times it’s the little things that make them super. Big and small things add up to a life that honors God and allows us to do some super things for others.  Kids will learn that small acts done for Jesus can lead to a super life and they’ll learn how to make life super for others. Beginning June 9, our children’s Sunday School classes will be combining in the fellowship hall for an exciting time of learning about what real superheroes are like and how we can become Superheroes in the lives of others around us. Sunday School will begin at 9:45 am! Don’t be late and miss out on any of the fun!! Memory Verse: “Whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.” 1 Corinthians 10:31b (NIV)

Parent or adult interested in leading a class, and yes we do need you!!!!, please check out our sign-up  genius and choose a class to teach! Our curriculum is all downloadable and will be available from Denise Spittle our Summer School coordinator! We also need a helper for every week. The only thing we ask is that you be safe sanctuary trained and I can help you out with that training.

Pastor Richard

Rise Against Hunger

The Rise Against Hunger date has been set for March 9th, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. at Pitts School Road Elementary School.

We’re looking forward to your upcoming Rise Against Hunger meal packaging event on March 9, 2019. By packaging meals, you will have a positive impact on the lives of people in need worldwide.

Here are a few notes to help you prepare for your event:

  • Please wear comfortable clothing and shoes.
  • Rise Against Hunger strives to meet all food safety and quality guidelines. Please wear a baseball cap if you have one. If not, hairnets will be provided at the event.
  • Please leave watches and loose, dangling jewelry at home. Plain bands such as wedding bands are OK.
  • We ask that you do not attend if you have had a fever or intestinal illness 24 hours before the event.

For directions, visit the event home page here:

Thank you for joining the movement to create a world with zero hunger — we’ll see you soon! For more information, please visit

We invite you to continue to support our mission of ending hunger by 2030 by donating now. Every gift makes a difference in the lives of people facing food insecurity around the world.

Spaghetti Dinner & Dessert Auction

Annual Youth Spaghetti Dinner and Dessert Auction Fundraiser on February 9, at 5:30 pm.

This is our biggest event and one of the most fun, and It gives every youth who wants to go on the mission trip the opportunity to earn enough to pay their own way through ticket sales. Youth will be able to apply 90% of what they sell to any youth event. The Middle High group will be headed to Wilmington, NC to work with Vigilant Hope in their ministry to the poor and homeless in Wilmington, June 23 -29. Cost for that trip will be $325 per person. The Senior High group will head to Newfane, NY with Reach Mission Trips to do home repair July 13-21. The cost of this trip will be $525 per person, which includes travel and Wednesday afternoon activity. Tickets sales and a great auction will be important in helping to offset these costs.

Tickets are available through our youth members or call the church office (704-455-2311). Cost: costs: $9 for adults, $5 for 10 and under, 3 and under free

Sign up here to enter a dessert in the dessert auction

Preschool Registration 2019 – 2020

Stepping Stones is a preschool program for Children ages 3 & 4.  Classes meet from  9:00 a.m. – 1 p.m.  Children must be 3 years old by Aug 31, 2019. The program runs from September – May.

Schedule a tour to visit by contacting Lisa Wallace, Preschool Director at 704-455-3544 or email:

Registration for church members, existing students, and siblings of students who have attended within the last three years will be Tuesday, January 29th at 9:00 a.m. – Monday, February 4th at 2:00 p.m.  

Registration open to the public begins Tuesday, February 5th at 9:00 a.m.
The Registration fee is $75 for the first child and $50 for each additional child in the same family. This fee must be paid to secure a spot.
                                 Monthly Tuition is as follows:   T/TH – $140/month           MWF – $210/month                M – F – $325/month
For more information on the program visit our webpage or our Facebook page
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