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July 20, 2021
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Summer 2021 Edition of First Press Express is Here!

The very first edition of First Press Express is here! Get caught up with the latest news from this summer. Read the opening sermon notes from […]
June 28, 2021
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Kindness Campaign

We are launching a new church-wide kindness campaign! As we live into our mission of becoming a community hub, let’s showcase what a kind and loving […]
May 27, 2021
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First Press May 2021 Edition

The May 2021 edition of the First Press is here, thanks to new editor Allen Nickerson! Read the opening letter from Pastor Johanna below or  click […]
May 14, 2021
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Sacred Saturdays

Sacred Saturdays is a service for people with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia and their caregivers. Starting in June, it will meet at 11:00 AM […]
November 4, 2020
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Stewardship 2021

Our Stewardship campaign for 2021 is off and running, and now is the time to consider your pledge to fulfilling our vision for the coming year. […]
June 12, 2020

Racial Justice Resources

In an effort to help people engage and learn about issues of racism and discrimination in the US and the church, we put out a call […]
June 8, 2020
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“Flames of Pentecost, Flames of Protest”

A Sermon by Eric J. Harvey, Ph.D.Delivered on June 6, 2020 What a week to be the guest preacher! It seems like every day has brought […]
June 4, 2020

First Press June-August 2020

Be Part of the LightBy Rev. Dr. Johanna McCune Wagner, with Lisa Justice *On Monday, June 1, I spoke with Pastor Johanna over the phone as […]
March 25, 2020
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Symbols of Easter

Recently Pastor Johanna and other local faith leaders were interviewed by the Concord Clayton Pioneer about the meaning of such Easter symbols as eggs and lilies. […]
April 5, 2019

First Press: April/May

God’s Pick-Me-Up by Darryl McCollum, CLP The middle of March was turning out to be very stressful. It seemed as if every aspect of life was […]
February 7, 2019

First Press: February / March

Pastor Notes by Darryl McCollum, CLP Happy New Year – I know by the time this is read the baby New Year will have learned to […]
November 10, 2018

First Press: Winter Issue

In This Issue: Deny Yourself – Cover Article by Darryl McCollum, CLP Worship & Music Christmas Concert December 9th African Children’s Choir January 2nd Preschool Fundraiser […]