Kicking off a Season of Generosity

Kara MillerChurchwide, Stewardship

This Sunday, September 24 begins our Annual Giving Campaign. This year, we’re doing things a bit differently: we’re kicking off with a congregational book club. Each household received a copy of Adam Hamilton’s Enough: Discovering Joy Through Simplicity and Generosity in the mail. This is a short text with built-in work pages that help you glean the life lessons outlined … Read More

Job Opportunity: CROSS Assistant Director

Kara MillerYouth

Myers Park Presbyterian Church is currently seeking candidates for CROSS Assistant Director. This position will provide coordination and direction for the CROSS program under the general direction of the CROSS Director. QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree in a related field with three (3) years of related experience or the equivalent combination of education/experience; and a committed follower of Christ and evidence of … Read More

Montreat: A Wonderful Disruption

Kara MillerYouth

  Montreat was uncomfortable. An unfamiliar context. A disruption. Montreat was an overwhelmingly positive experience. These statements initially seem contradictory. We hear “disruption” and we picture natural disasters, death, divorce. And we hear “disruption” and we think about moments in our own lives when we were confused, upset, and forced to redefine our normal. How, then, can a “disruption” be … Read More

Montreat: Days Filled with Meaning

Kara MillerYouth

Around 7 p.m. on Saturday, Dick Darlington leaned over to me and asked, “So, how many of these kids do you know?” At “these kids,” he nodded toward our boisterous group of 55 high schoolers, all square dancing, laughing, and hand-holding in Montreat’s barn. I almost laughed at the question and began listing the names of youth in the group. … Read More

Budapest Day 6 (Final Day)

Kara MillerOutreach

Budapest Day 6 Lean on me. Lean on me. When you’re not strong. And I’ll be your friend. I’ll help you carry on. For, it won’t be long, ‘til I’m gonna need, somebody to lean on. – Bill Withers When asked what the children had learned from the parables we’ve shared this week, we heard: God loves us. God takes … Read More

Job Opportunities: Weekday School

Kara MillerChildren, Weekday School

Job Posting: Half-Day Program Assistant Teacher, Weekday School Myers Park Presbyterian Church is currently seeking candidates for the Weekday School Half-Day Program Teacher Assistant. For over six decades, the Weekday School has been a vibrant ministry of Myers Park Presbyterian Church, nurturing children in mind, body and spirit. The church opened its doors as a kindergarten in the fall of … Read More

Budapest Day 5

Kara MillerOutreach

Budapest Day 5 Where do you live? Chances are good, most of us reading this would say, “Charlotte.” In a foreign country, we might answer, “United States,” “the U.S.” or “America.” (or Canada). Ten-year-old Alexie says he lives in Russia, even though he’s been in Budapest for third grade, going into fourth. Yet, he still says he lives in Russia. … Read More