Showing up when others need us

Major Events & Emergencies

If you have a birth, death, or hospitalization, please let us know

  • Contact (704) 927-1251 during business hours
  • Contact (704) 376-3695 after hours and on weekends
  • Email 

We would love to support you in life’s big moments.

We all face challenges when we need care and support. The church is here to share those moments with you, caring for you and sharing God’s love with you. We can be a source of help and hope for one another.

Pastoral Care

All of our pastors offer pastoral care for those in our midst. Pastors visit members in the hospital, in nursing homes and senior living facilities, and in their homes. If you want to connect with a pastor, email

One of our pastors is on call 24/7. If you are experiencing an emergency, such as a death or a hospitalization, call (704) 376-3695. After business hours, follow the prompts to leave a message for a pastor to return your call.

To be added to our prayer list, call the church office or let any of our pastors know.

Stephen Ministry

Stephen Ministries is a not-for-profit Christian education organization founded in 1975 that produces training and resources known for their excellence, practicality, psychological integrity, and theological depth. These resources cover topics such as caring ministry, assertive relating, spiritual gifts discovery, grief support, spiritual growth, and more.

Stephen Ministers are available to listen and comfort. Reach out to to seek the care of a Stephen Minister or inquire about training.

Articles & Resources

30 Grounding Techniques to Quiet Distressing Thoughts

Grounding is a practice that can help you pull away from flashbacks, unwanted memories, and negative or challenging emotions.

No, Everything Does Not Happen for a Reason

A great article by John Pavlovitz about enduring dark hours and not losing your religion.

Why Loneliness is a Public Health Crisis

An eye-opening interview with US Surgeon General Vivek Murthy from WBUR.

Ministry from Afar

A devotion about caring for people who may not be physically present.

A Compassionate and Caring Ministry

The Stephen Ministers of MPPC are compassionate and dedicated caregivers ready to offer support through the various challenges of life.

If you or someone you love is experiencing a mental health crisis or exploring thoughts of suicide, text or call the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline at 988.

Mental Health Matters

Our mental health is not only essential for our emotional well-being, but also vital for our spiritual growth and our ability to serve God and others.

By prioritizing mental health, we can foster healthy relationships within our faith community, offering support and encouragement to one another, and fulfilling the biblical call to “bear one another’s burdens” (Galatians 6:2).

 Below you’ll find some resources to support your mental well-being.

Upcoming Events

When You Love Someone With Mental Illness

Mondays, March 4 – April 22 | 6-7:15 p.m. | Cornerstone House

Mental illness impacts 1 in 5 adults in the US every year, while serious mental illness impacts 1 in 20. Like other medical conditions, mental illness affects more than just the diagnosed individual. If someone you love suffers from mental health issues, know you are welcome to join this support group. Registration is encouraged, but not required.

When A Loved One Has Dementia

February 18 | 11:15 a.m. | A106

Join Cindy Fegles, a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a background in psychology and family therapy, as she provides crucial insights on understanding dementia, its symptoms, causes, and care strategies for both the patient and caregivers.

Serve With Care and Compassion

Members of the church join in the ministry of care in the following ways:

  • Heavenly hosts – offer hospitality to families and guests during funeral receptions
  • Funeral ushers – welcome guests and distribute bulletins at funeral services
  • Prayer ministry

Clergy & Staff

Millie Snyder

Executive Pastor

(704) 376-3695 x260

Alison Messick-Watkins

Parish Associate

(704) 376-3695 x252

Yolanda Bragg

Administrative Assistant for Pastoral Care

(704) 376-3695 x251