Ministry Spotlight: The Nelsons & Melissa Wall

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Coming into the last week of offering for Loaves & Fishes, we highlight Janet and Lowell Nelson as well as Melissa Wall who actively serve our homeless and hungry neighbors through this ministry. Janet has been involved with Loaves & Fishes for some years first coming in through friends in the ministry team. Her late father, Norris Preyer, served with … Read More

Ministry Spotlight: Loaves & Fishes Volunteers

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This week we continue to highlight Loaves & Fishes and the volunteers that make this ministry possible. Two such volunteers are Barbara Merlie and Bryn Miles who have been serving at Loaves and Fishes for many years. Both women are drawn to this ministry because they believe food is a powerful tool for ministry and a basic necessity that nobody … Read More

Mission Stories: WDS Canned Food Drive

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Weekday School teacher CaryAnn Wonderly often helps facilitate the WDS Canned Food Drive at MPPC. Each year, the kids spend an entire month collecting non-perishable food items to donate to Loaves & Fishes ending with the donation pick up day. Here she shares how the power of ministry affects even the youngest among us. “This past spring was our seventh … Read More

Ministry Spotlight: Loaves & Fishes

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Hunger is a continually mounting issue in the city of Charlotte attributed to many factors. This week’s Ministry Spotlight focuses on an organization focused on changing that. Loaves & Fishes has fed those fighting hunger in Mecklenburg County for over 40 years. Their vision is “for all people in our community to meet their basic hunger needs by having access … Read More

Ministry Spotlight: Von Clemans

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Farewell… When I arrived in Charlotte in 1999 the church was dealing with yet another pastoral transition. The pastor then was leaving after just a few years at the church and the congregation was heading into another interim time. The world at large was dealing with lots of fear about Y2K, the turn of the millennium. So, what did Myers … Read More

Ministry Spotlight: The Learning Collaborative

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This week we highlight The Learning Collaborative, a comprehensive pre-school program focusing on hands-on involvement among teachers, students, families, patrons, and the community. The Learning Collaborative (TLC) helps at-risk preschoolers improve their skills for school, bringing them closer to the level of more advantaged children across the county. Their vision is that children and parents working together can overcome at-risk … Read More

Ministry Spotlight: Alexander Youth Network

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This week we also highlight Alexander Youth Network. Alexander Youth Network (AYN) provides quality professional treatment to children with serious emotional and behavioral problems across the state. Their various services and programs enable children and their families to exercise self-determination, achieve their potential, and become positive contributors to society. “Many of the children served at Alexander have never had enough. … Read More

Our Gifts At Work

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We are calling May 14th our Day of Giving. Join us as we discover these transformational ministries—and make transformational gifts! Join us after services in the Circle Drive for information about each of our four ministry areas: We hope to see you on May 14th. If you have any questions about stewardship or generosity at MPPC, please contact our Stewardship … Read More

Day of Giving – May 14th

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A message from Sean Mitchell, Stewardship Director at Myers Park Pres: At a moment in history, Jesus turned water into wine. It was a miracle. Today, the transformational work of God continues in our world. As a faith community, Myers Park Presbyterian Church is committed to living out our love for God. We live out this love through our mission … Read More

Ministry Spotlight: Family Mission Trip – Hungary

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This week we highlight our Outreach Ministry and the Family Mission Trip to Hungary. This year, a few Myers Park Presbyterian families will travel to Budapest, Hungary to minister with our neighbors there. Partnering with St. Columba Scottish Church and Kalunba Charity, a refugee ministry, MPPC will be running a vacation bible school for Hungarian and Roma children as well … Read More

Ministry Spotlight: Crisis Assistance Ministry

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Established by local clergy in response to the economic recession facing their community, Crisis Assistance Ministry has been providing new opportunities for those in need throughout Charlotte since 1975. As an independent non-profit agency, Crisis Assistance Ministry focuses on preventing homelessness and preserving dignity for Charlotte-Mecklenburg’s working poor by providing assistance with rent, utilities, clothing, and furniture. Their mission is … Read More

Ministry Spotlight: One Great Hour of Sharing

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*Information cited from PC(USA) The Christian season of Lent is historically marked with fasting, a traditional practice of giving up food and devoting yourself to prayer. But this isn’t the only type of fasting the Bible talks about. Isaiah 58 describes a new kind of fast, not to give up bread but to share it. Isaiah calls us to “loose … Read More