• Shrove Tuesday | Church

    Bring the whole family to this fun evening of pancakes, bacon, fruit cocktail, dessert and beverages. No need to sign up in advance, just show up with an appetite to the Fellowship Hall!

    Also called Fat Tuesday, we clear out all of the fat, rich foods to start Lent, traditionally a time of fasting, on Ash Wednesday.

    Shrove Tuesday gets its name from the ritual of shriving that Christians used to undergo in the past. In shriving, a person confesses their sins and receives absolution for them. When a person receives absolution for their sins, they are forgiven for them and released from the guilt and pain that they have caused them.

    The feasting aspect of Shrove Tuesday originated due to the need to get rid of the foods/ingredients that are restricted during the Lenten fasting, such as sugar, leavened flour, eggs, etc. The need to use up these ingredients has resulted in Shrove Tuesday also becoming known as Pancake Tuesday, or, more simply, Pancake Day.

    Tuesday, March 5, 2019 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
  • OWLS Retreat to Old Salem | Church

    Please click here to register. 

    Join your fellow OWLS (Older Wiser Livlier Seniors) for our holiday retreat to Old Salem, NC. We will have two days to walk at our own pace (together or on your own) and wander around Old Salem, which comprises 20 blocks.

    We depart DPC on the bus (or cars as preferred) at 9AM on March 13 and arrive in Old Salem between 1:30 and 2:00pm. We will gather at 5 to check-in to the Brookstown Inn, a converted textile mill. After wine and cheese at the Brookstown, we will have dinner at "The Tavern", a fine dining event in Old Salem. After our return from dinner, we will gather for fellowship and cookies at the Brookstown. On March 14, we will have breakfast at the Brookstown (included), check out, and then complete our tour of Old Salem and meet for lunch at the Flowerbox Tea Room and Cafe. We will depart by 2pm to avoid Charlotte traffic and be home by 730pm.

    Registration requires $30 (paid to DPC in a GREEN envelope) fee for the "Footsteps in History" tour of Old Salem. If you already paid for the event scheduled for December, you do not need to pay again. Once you register, please contact the Brookstown Inn to reserve your room. The block is under the name, "Dorchester Presbyterian Church." We currently have ten rooms reserved. The room rate is $109 plus tax for one night and double occupancy is allowed. There are 3 handicapped rooms. The rate includes wine and cheese, evening cookies and breakfast.

    Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 9:00am to Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 7:30pm
  • 2019 Charleston Walk for Water | Church

    Come join our Walk for Water Team! On Saturday, March 30, we will participate in the Walk for Water. Hope you can attend!

    Saturday, March 30, 2019 - 9:00am
  • Dorchester Serves Day 2019 | Mission

    We are getting ready for our annual day to work with church members on different projects in our local community. We will share details on the different projects and how you can sign up shortly. Please save the date!

    Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 7:00am
  • OWLS Montreat Retreat | Church

    Calling all OWLS (Older Wiser Lively Seniors)!

    Join your fellow 55+ DPC pals for a festive long weekend in Montreat, May 24-27, which includes Montreat's annual Kirkin' of the Tartan, a Scottish celebration of the clans, with pipes, kilts, and song! As a group, we will also have a day in Asheville, go out to dinner each evening, rest, laugh, and attend worship together on the Montreat campus. Register here

    Friday, May 24, 2019 - 10:00am to Monday, May 27, 2019 - 2:00pm
  • 2019 Annual Women's Retreat | Church

    The DPC Women's Retreat, November 8-10, 2019, is now open for member and non-member registrations. Join us for this spiritual retreat where our ladies laugh, craft, pray, and grow together. The cost is $175, including a $50 deposit (due by March 15). Scholarships are available. Contact Andi Stem if you have any questions.

    Register here.

    Friday, November 8, 2019 - 3:00pm to Sunday, November 10, 2019 - 1:30pm
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