226 East Graham St.
PO Box 1444
Shelby, NC 28151-1444

Phone: 704-487-8503
Fax: 704-487-8504

Worship Services

Worship with Shelby Presbyterian on Sundays is currently at 10 a.m., with Sunday School starting at 9 a.m.

In the past (and planned for the future), the church has had two worship services, one at  8:30 in Ellis Hall (contemporary) and 11:00 AM in the Sanctuary (traditional). Memorial Day through Labor Day, blended worship at 10:00 in the Sanctuary.

Christmas Eve Services -
In 2021, we will only have one service at 5:00 p.m.

  • 5:00 p.m. - Our Family Service is the nativity story as told through gospel readings, carols, and a Christmas pageant with participation of our children and youth. One of the highlights of this service is the performance of our farm animal puppets singing “The Friendly Beasts.” The service ends with the singing of “Silent Night” by candlelight. This service generally lasts about forty-five minutes and is enjoyed by members of all ages, but especially our children.
  • 11:00 p.m.- The Christmas Eve Communion and Candlelight Service is a traditional service of responsive prayers and songs, hymns and carols, Old and New Testament readings, a meditation, and The Lord’s Supper. The service ends with the singing of Silent Night by candlelight.

Easter Week Services

  • Palm Sunday - Palms are distributed at both the 8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. services
  • Maundy Thursday Communion - 6:30 p.m.
  • Easter morning
    • Sunrise Service - at 7:00 a.m. in the church courtyard. Bring a lawn chair and flowers for the flowering of the cross. Coffee, juice, and hot cross buns are served afterwards.
    • Communion Services -8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Both services are held in the sanctuary. Please bring fresh cut flowers and/or greenery to put on the cross outside.

Heritage/Homecoming Service, including The Kirkin’ of the Tartans

  • Traditionally held on the third Sunday of September. Join us when we celebrate our Presbyterian heritage with a special service known as the Kirkin’ O’ the Tartans. You do not have to be from Scotland to appreciate the sacrifices made by our Presbyterian ancestors. Their perseverance and dedication led to the establishment of Presbyterian congregations here in North Carolina and across the country.In the service we ask God’s blessing on the families, organizations, and districts represented by the tartans and on all who share and celebrate our Presbyterian heritage. The service includes an impressive processional and display of clan tartans representing our church families and associations.