Ministries

But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return; and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High; for He Himself is kind to ungrateful and evil men. -Luke 6:35

There are many facets to life at Concord Friends.  In addition to our weekly services we have many programs that include all members of the congregation with activities and services that are fun, serve the community, and contribute to God’s work. Listed below are just a few examples of our active lives in Christ:

  • Choir—under director Robin Williams and accompanist Joanne Bennett, our choir has dedicated themselves to singing praise and sharing His message through their music.  In addition to regular services, they perform Christmas and Easter cantatas, and collaborate with other churches in the area.  New members are always welcome!
  • Missionary Circles—our two active missionary circles serve those in need throughout our area year round.  They dedicate their time and efforts to improve the lives of others from food baskets during the holidays, school supplies for needy children, and contribute money for VBS missionary work in Jamaica.  They also regularly hold fundraisers to help pay for these projects.
  • Family Life Center—since 2008 the Family Life Center has been an important place for our congregation.  We host a Community Breakfast the first Wednesday of each month, in addition to regular luncheons after services.  Hope you are hungry!  Our fund raiser meals attract many members of the community with mouth-watering menus like BBQ, fish fries, and country ham.  This goes along with Exercise Classes, Blood Drives, and many other events. Be sure to check out the calendar for upcoming events!
  • Quaker Men’s Group—our men’s group meets the first Sunday of every month to share in breakfast, discussion of current church activities, and great fellowship.  For the last 30 years they’ve held our famous BBQ Sale and Dinner, as well as an annual fish fry to help fund our youth activities.  Many of our members volunteer time with organizations throughout our area, including the NC Friends Disaster Service.  Membership is open to all males in the Meeting.
  • Youth Group—our active youth group plans a variety of activities throughout the year.  In 2010 they traveled to Winterplace West Virginia for what is planned on being a yearly ski trip.  They also participate in service projects in our community such as 2010’s “30 Hour Famine” sponsored by World Vision.  Not only are these events an opportunity for fellowship and fun, they teach the importance of service to our community in His name.
  • Young Disciples - Every Sunday from 5pm - 6pm youth ages 13 and up meet for Young Disciples.  This is an hour of Bible study.
  • Friends in Fellowship — On several occassions each year we plan special trips for "expereinced" members, sometimes called seniors.  Previous stops have been the Zoo, the Old Mill at Guilford, or a tour of local Christmas displays. You never know where this bunch will end up, but they travel together and care for one another in a wonderful way.