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Welcome! Davidson College Presbyterian Church is part of the Body of Christ – worshipping, learning, serving, loving, and giving – seeking to realize God’s vision for the world. We are a PC(USA) congregation in the heart of Davidson, NC committed to being a witness for Jesus Christ on the corner of the Davidson College campus and the community of Davidson. We are a welcoming, affirming, and inclusive faith community where all are one in Christ and trust that you will find God’s presence here. Please browse our website to learn more about how we are living out God’s call for us in this time and place. We invite you to come and join us as we grow in faith and faithfulness as God’s people.

 

Joining

We’re glad you’re here, and trust that you will find God’s presence here. You’re invited to participate in all worship, programs, and ministry opportunities of the church.  If you can’t make it to church, listen to our live broadcast at 11:00 a.m. on WDAV 89.9 FM

New Member Welcome Classes will be held periodically throughout the year. Classes are intended to answer questions about who we are, what we believe, and why we do what we do. At the end of the last class, those who choose to make a commitment of discipleship through this congregation will meet with the Session to be received into membership.

If you have any questions about this process or any other aspect of becoming a member of DCPC, or would like to attend the New Member Welcome Classes, please contact Stephanie C. Malushizky, our Director of Congregational Life. You may also call her at 704.892.5641

Bringing the Family

Faith Formation classes are offered on Sunday mornings and Wednesday afternoons.

Children are encouraged to attend worship.

Childcare is provided during all three services.  8:15 to Noon  |  Ages 0-5

Register your children by filling out the annual

Family Information Form.

Childcare headquarters is in the basement of the main building, room 14. Our Childcare Staff will greet you. Please provide a labeled bag with a change of clothes, diapers, and a labeled bottle/cup. We offer nut-free snacks. Please talk to a staff member if your child has any food allergies. DCPC follows a child protection policy mandating training, a background check and a minimum of 2 trained staff/volunteers in each room.

 

What to Expect

At DCPC there is no set dress code. Come as you are. You will see a variety of clothing styles, from suits and dresses to blue jeans and t-shirts. Anyone is welcome to participate in the sacrament of the Lord’s Supper. You don’t have to be Presbyterian, member of our church, or even a baptized Christian. At DCPC, we have communion the first Sunday of each month. The elements (bread and grape juice) usually are brought to you by communion servers as you sit in your pew. You can eat as soon as you are served. You may put your used communion cups in the holding racks directly in front of you in your pew. On occasion, we serve Communion by intinction. If this method is used, the elements will be offered in two or three places at the front of the sanctuary. Celebrants will tear off a piece of bread (or choose a gluten-free cracker) and dip it into a cup of juice. You may eat it immediately or when you return to your seat.

Please review our FAQ section below

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F.A.Q.

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What time do I need to arrive?

Services begin at 8:30 a.m., 9:45 a.m., and 11:00 a.m. You should plan to arrive ten minutes early.

What is the fax number?

The fax number is 704-892-5956.

How can I find a staff member's email?

Each staff person has an email address. Click here to reach the staff directory page.

What is the street address of the church?

The church’s address for package delivery is 100 N. Main St., Davidson, NC 28036. The address of the Congregation House is 218 Concord Rd., Davidson, NC 28036.

What do I do in case of an emergency, such as a death in the family?

Call the church office at 704-892-5641. If the emergency occurs after hours, the pastor-on-call number is availble on the church answering machine.

Whom should I call if I want to schedule a wedding, baptism, funeral, or use the church facilities?

Contact Rhonda Boggs in the church office at 704-892-5641.

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When is preschool registration?

Preschool registration is held in February of each year for the following fall. For more information about the preschool, click here.

What happens in case of inclement weather?

In most cases, the church will hold services on Sunday mornings, despite bad weather. In the case of services being cancelled, church members will receive an email from the church.

Where do I park?

Along the two main roads that intersect in front of the church (Main Street and Concord Road); in public lots behind the row of businesses on Main Stree; further down Concord Road in lots on the Davidson College campus (one is on your left as you travel east away from the church and the other is on Baker Drive); by the public library; on Lorimer Road. Please be aware that Davidson Police issue parking citations for vehicles that are illegally parked. Many of the parking spaces in Davidson are marked as two-hour spaces. Do not park in the CVS parking lot. They will ticket or tow.

Follow this link to a map which highlights parking areas.

What is the dress code?

There is no set dress code. Come as you are. You will see a variety of clothing styles, from suits and dresses to blue jeans and t-shirts.

Can I take communion, even if I am not a member of DCPC?

Anyone who trusts in Christ or who wants to trust in him more is welcome to participate in the sacrament of communion.  You don’t have to be Presbyterian or even a member of a church. There is no age requirement. At DCPC, we have communion the first Sunday of each month. The elements (bread and grape juice) usually are brought to you by communion servers as you sit in your pew. You can eat as soon as you are served. You may put your used communion cups in the holding racks directly in front of you in your pew. On occasion, we serve Communion by intinction. If this method is used, the elements will be offered in two or three places at the front of the sanctuary. Celebrants will tear off a piece of bread (or choose a gluten-free cracker) and dip it into a cup of juice. You may eat it immediately or when you return to your seat.

Whom should I contact if I have other questions?

The church office is open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.. Call 704-892-5641. The office staff will be happy to answer your question or direct you to someone who can. Or, send an email to one of our pastors. Staff emails can be found by clicking here. On Sunday mornings, an usher or greeter will be happy to assist you if you have a question.

Finally, to ensure you’re aware of upcoming events or programs, we encourage you to “like” us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, and check back here on our website.