Event Series Bellxcel Volunteering

Bellxcel Volunteer Opportunity – Literacy Center

Westerly Hills Academy 4420 Denver Avenue, Charlotte, NC, United States

First Presbyterian Church partners with Bellxcel and Above and Beyond Students to provide a full-week, six-week long summer camp program for Pre-K–fifth graders from Westerly Hills Academy.  Campers spend their mornings learning but spend afternoons and Fridays enjoying fun enrichment activities and field trips. Church members are able to engage with this program by assisting in the Pre-K classroom and chaperoning Friday field trips.

Lectio Divina/Visio Divina and Breakfast


Lectio Divina (“Sacred Reading”) and Visio Divina (“Sacred Seeing”) are ancient spiritual practices in which the written word and visual images are used as a way of listening for God. Join us in the Chapel for an introduction and practice of these spiritual disciplines. All are welcome, but we would appreciate your registering so we know how many people are coming. Breakfast will be served afterward. This event is part of our Contemplative Summer Practices Series. We are hosting three contemplative events this summer as a way to bridge the contemplative service's summer pause: labyrinth walk and picnic, Lectio Divina/Visio Divina and breakfast, and centering prayer and breakfast.

Event Series Traditional Worship Service

Traditional Worship Service


The traditional service lasts right around one hour each week and includes prayer, hymns, scripture reading, and a sermon. This service is also streamed live on our website and on WAXN-Channel 64. The service is rebroadcast the following Saturday at 9 a.m. Is it your first time visiting us? Find out where to park and more about your arrival here.

Event Series Chair Yoga

Chair Yoga


Chair yoga is a form of yoga that accommodates individuals of all skill levels, making it a wonderful way to relax midday/midweek. The sessions focus on proper breathing, stretching from head to toe, and improving balance, all while utilizing the support of a chair. Chair yoga practices twice per week from 11 a.m.-12 p.m. at the church. New members are welcome. There is no cost or sign-up required. The class is led by FPC's former faith community nurse, Catherine Lynn.

Event Series Family Movie Night

Family Movie & Pizza Night

Wood Fellowship Hall

Join us for a fun-filled evening for children and families of all ages. We will be showing "Encanto" in the Fellowship Hall. Pizza dinner will be provided. Registration is required. Dinner is $5 per person (max of $20 per family).

Event Series Operation Sandwich

Operation Sandwich

Front Lawn

We are still making sandwiches every month for our unsheltered neighbors at Roof Above. Join in on the fun and fellowship of assembly lines of volunteers - young and old, making up to 300 hearty sandwiches handed out daily to the visitors at the College Street campus.

CDC Sunday

First Presbyterian Church

The children and families of the Child Development Center are invited to church for a continental breakfast at 10:15 a.m., followed by worship at 11 a.m. The children will sing during the service.

Event Series Summer Book Club

Summer Book Club x Plowshares

Frances Browne Dining Room

We will read “Horse" by Geraldine Brooks. This historical novel imagines the story of a real-life record-breaking thoroughbred ("Lexington") who won his last race in 1855. Interwoven with that story, Geraldine Brooks adds a modern-day plot involving a painting of the horse and its bones. Based on the remarkable true story of the record-breaking thoroughbred Lexington, Horse is a novel of art and science, love and obsession, and our unfinished reckoning with racism. Join us for a light lunch and table discussion about the book. Purchase the book online here, or pick up a copy from the church for $10 in June.

Youth Knights Game

Truist Field 324 S Mint St, Charlotte, NC, United States

Join Us for First Presbyterian Youth Nights! Meet in the church parking lot at 6 p.m. and pick up at the church parking lot at 10 p.m. The cost is $20, and advanced payment and registration are required. Tickets include a dinner of hotdog, chips, and a soda. Friends are welcome! Purchase their ticket on your Realm account and email Crystal with your friend’s name. The registration deadline is July 10.

Event Series Grandparent Camp

Grandparent Camp

First Presbyterian Church

The camp is three days: August 5-7 from 9-11:30 a.m. Grandparents and their grandchildren have a fun opportunity to spend time together while sharing stories about God’s love. There will be Bible stories, art projects, music, service projects, snacks, and more! All children who are in Pre-K through 5th Grade are welcome to participate. Activities will be designed to accommodate different age groups. Adults who do not have grandchildren but would like to participate can be paired with children who do not have grandparents for an added layer of connection within our intergenerational church family. The cost is $25 per family.

Event Series Second Saturday for Service

Second Saturday for Service

Crisis Assistance Ministry 500-A Spratt St., Charlotte, NC, United States

Join us in working the second Saturday of the month at Crisis Assistance Ministry’s Free Store. Help receive drive-up donations, sort and hang clothes, stock shelves, make “sewless” blankets, and assist shoppers with their free purchases. Great opportunity for parents and those ages 10+! Training is provided at the start of each shift. You can extend your morning of service and fellowship with lunch afterward at nearby food destinations! Contact Flo Bryan for questions and details. fbryan@firstpres-charlotte.org