Finding Friends and Deepening Faith

Administrative AssistantOutreach

The 2017 El Salvador team is in the community of Getsemani this week as part of Myers Park Presbyterian’s renewed partnership with Habitat for Humanity El Salvador. Follow along with their work all week here on the blog! We work hard on this trip. There’s not one moment, it seems, where every member of our team doesn’t have a pick … Read More

Home Is Where The Heart Is

Administrative AssistantOutreach

The 2017 El Salvador team is in the community of Getsemani this week as part of Myers Park Presbyterian’s renewed partnership with Habitat for Humanity El Salvador. Follow along with their work all week here on the blog! 1-2-3-4… all the way up to number 19. Perhaps it sounds like child’s play, but given the large number in our group, … Read More

Manos, Manos, no Manos

Josh RichardOutreach

The 2017 El Salvador team is in the community of Getsemani this week as part of Myers Park Presbyterian’s renewed partnership with Habitat for Humanity El Salvador. Follow along with their work all week here on the blog! Tuesday had all the makings of an easier day, or so it seemed. Our plans called for initially stopping to visit the … Read More

A Gathering Crowd in El Salvador

Administrative AssistantOutreach

The 2017 El Salvador team is in the community of Getsemani this week as part of Myers Park Presbyterian’s renewed partnership with Habitat for Humanity El Salvador. Follow along with their work all week here on the blog! By Monday evening, our mission team welcomed the arrival of the “Miami Five” to the hotel. (If you’re just catching up, five … Read More

Off to El Salvador! Well, Maybe.

Administrative AssistantOutreach

The 2017 El Salvador team is heading to the community of Getsemani this week as part of Myers Park Presbyterian’s renewed partnership with Habitat for Humanity El Salvador. Follow along all week here on the blog! Things looked great… until we got to the Charlotte airport on Saturday morning! Flight delayed by 1 hour….then by 2 hours! With an already … Read More

Jubilee Store & Thankful Trees

Kara MillerOutreach

Jubilee Store Primary contact: Candice at candicecmj@gmail.com Objective: To offer families of Charlotte Family Housing (CFH) an empowering, hopeful and dignified way of purchasing holiday gifts for their families by connecting them with the hospitality of MPPC, MPUMC and CFH Hope Teams. Event Dates: Friday, December 8 and Saturday, December 9, 2017 Times: Friday from 5:30pm – 7:30pm and Saturday … Read More

13th: From Slave to Criminal with One Amendment

Darrell AndersonOutreach

CrossRoads will host a three part documentary screening and discussion series on the film 13th: From Slave to Criminal with One Amendment. 13th is a 2016 American documentary that explores the “intersection of race, justice and mass incarceration in the United States;” it is titled after the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which freed the slaves and prohibited … Read More

Lycee Dipa Graduates First Class of Women

Sarah GibsonOutreach

After Myers Park Presbyterian Church and the Congolese Presbyterian Church (CPC) collaborated to build Dipa dia Nzambi, the girls’ school in Kananga, the CPC through their own initiative developed Lycee Dipa, a secondary school for girls, using the same facilities funded by MPPC. The CPC announced that the students who started in this school four years ago have ALL (100%!) … Read More

Cuba: Be Present, Notice Things

Josh RichardOutreach, Youth

Be present. Notice things. Those simple guidelines from Michelle grounded us throughout the week in Cuba. Whether at a meal shared with the youth of the church in Remedios or on the bus with each other, the intent was to be present. To appreciate the moment as it happened in its awkwardness, its friendliness, its joy. It’s a beautiful country, … 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

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

Cuba: Liberation Theology

Josh RichardOutreach, Youth

Cuban cultural night was lit (pardon the slang, we are a group of mostly high schoolers). Our Cuban friends treated us to an evening filled with skits, food, and dancing. We learned about the peanut salespeople who seem to be on every square; the weird white fruit that’s similar to a pineapple but somehow totally foreign; and the traditional and … Read More