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

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

Ministry Spotlight: Habitat Build in Grier Heights

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This week’s Ministry Spotlight highlights the Habitat Build in Grier Heights. Spring’s build will mark the 9th home that Myers Park Presbyterian has helped build in Grier Heights. MPPC disciples Stewart Cowden and David Sammons are both in the building profession, so the Habitat for Humanity team is a natural fit for putting their skills to work while building up … Read More

Ministry Spotlight: Jennifer Clifford

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Jennifer Clifford has a passion for her family, church, and community. “She’s pretty much a rock star!” according to her husband Joe Clifford, Senior Pastor at Myers Park Presbyterian – though he admits to being a bit biased. Born in St. Louis, Jennifer spent her childhood in Roswell, GA. She was active in youth leadership and community service at Roswell … Read More

Ministry Spotlight: Presbyterian Disaster Assistance

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The nation of South Sudan has been plagued with instability and civil war brought on by clashes between rival government factions. Since December 2013, rule-of-law has collapsed leading to widespread looting, destruction and the continued deterioration of the region leaving the people in a crisis. As a direct result, there is a massive food shortage with a state of famine … Read More

Ministry Spotlight: The Harvest Center of Charlotte

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This week’s Ministry Spotlight and dedicated offering goes toward The Harvest Center of Charlotte. For over thirty years, The Harvest Center has serviced the situationally homeless, which make up over 85% of our homeless neighbors in Charlotte. The Harvest Center has helped countless individuals who were hopeless and living in poverty become employed and self-sufficient. Their mission is “to create … Read More

Ministry Spotlight: Florence Crittenton Services of North Carolina

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This week’s dedicated offering goes towards Florence Crittenton Services of North Carolina (FCS). FCS has been involved with the health and welfare of single pregnant and non-pregnant women and teens in the Charlotte area for over 114 years. Through their programming FCS supports girls and women who are resilient survivors of poverty, sexual abuse and domestic violence, neglect, rape, trafficking, … Read More

Ministry Spotlight: Shepherd’s Center of Charlotte

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This week’s Ministry Spotlight highlights Shepherd’s Center of Charlotte (SCC). SCC was formed 36 years ago by a group of Myers Park area churches and members of the local medical community to provide seniors with educational, travel and volunteer opportunities. Myers Park Presbyterian shares a deep relationship with Shepherd’s Center of Charlotte that has grown stronger over the years. MPPC … Read More

Ministry Spotlight: Youth Mission Scholarship

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Seventeen-year-old Tyree Watson has been on more mission trips than he can count, having been everywhere from Montreat to Philadelphia. A resident of Grier Heights, Tyree was introduced to Myers Park Presbyterian by his mentor and went on his first youth mission trip in sixth grade, forging a strong relationship with the church over the years. The Myers Park High … Read More

Ministry Spotlight: Cuba Mission Team

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This week’s dedicated offering goes toward the Cuba Mission trip. The Cuba team meets several times a year to share experiences and stay abreast on what the church is doing there and learn about the ever-changing political relationship between Cuba and the U.S. While the general perception of missionary work is to perform physical stewardship, such as building churches or … Read More