Ministry Spotlight: Russell Ranson

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Like so many others, Russell Ranson has served on various committees and positions with Myers Park Presbyterian over the years including Personnel, as an Elder, and Music Support team chairman. Having grown up in the congregation of Myers Park Presbyterian, Russell attributes much of his personal and faith development to his involvement in the church. “MPPC has been the most … Read More

Ministry Spotlight: Adelaide Spizer

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The Tapestry Ministry at Myers Park Presbyterian serves tweens and teens with disabilities by providing them with programs and opportunities to grow and engage with others. One such program is the monthly movie night hosted the first Friday of each month. Throughout the school year, participants come for two hours to watch a family-friendly movie, enjoy popcorn and visit with … Read More

Ministry Spotlight: Hurricane Irma Relief, Cuba

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What do you do when the people you care about need you the most? You help them in any way possible. Hurricane Irma devastated the region of Cuba that is home to dear friends and ministry partners of Myers Park Presbyterian Church. With food sources destroyed, construction materials in short supply, and wages averaging $30.00/month, both nutrition and rebuilding pose … Read More

Ministry Spotlight: Michele Barnes

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When Michele Barnes and her family moved to Charlotte from Connecticut, she struggled to find a way to plug into the community at MPPC. “People are my passion, and I love talking to them so I wanted something where I could interact with others,” Michele says. After expressing her desire to become more involved, Michele connected with Glenn Boone who … Read More

Ministry Spotlight: Ten Cents A Meal

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The Presbytery of Charlotte’s Ten Cents-A-Meal Program uses as its guide the Common Affirmation on Global Hunger of the Presbyterian Church (USA) which outlines five ways the Presbyterian Hunger Program follows to help reduce hunger and relieve suffering: The Ten Cents-A-Meal Program has seen increased need for Food Security Ministries and Missions throughout the region served by the Presbytery of Charlotte. Applicant needs far … Read More

Ministry Spotlight: Casa de Salud

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In 2014 as part of MPPC’s work of building homes with Habitat El Salvador in the Getsemani community, this congregation helped establish the Casa de Salud (the House of Health). This medical clinic is staffed by a part-time physician, Dr. Edgar, and dentist, Dr. Linares. Throughout the week patients arrive and for $1.00 receive medical services ranging from general health … Read More

500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation

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This Sunday, Dr. Roland Werner will help guide us through the significance of the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. What was the Protestant Reformation? The 16th century religious, political, intellectual, and cultural upheaval that splintered Catholic Europe, setting in place the structures and beliefs that would define the continent in the modern era. In the 500 years since Martin … Read More

Enough: Worship with Don & Delle Denton

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It’s World Communion Sunday, and all across the world, people are gathered to partake of the bread and wine. At Southminster retirement community, it’s no different. Don Denton sits in the corner, plugging adaptors and power cords from his tablet to the audio/visual system at the Southminster retirement community. Delle, his wife, greets people with a smile and a worship … Read More

Enough: Personnel with Freddie Sherrill

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As the Event Setup Coordinator for Myers Park Presbyterian, Freddie Sherrill manages the set-up of spaces in the church. Whether it’s a lunch gathering for PW Circles or a Session meeting, you can bet that Freddie is behind it. In his 15 years at MPPC, Freddie has had the opportunity to connect with the staff and church members on a … Read More

Ministry Spotlight: Catherine Armstrong

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Outreach is an integral part of the ministry of Myers Park Presbyterian. Through involvement with 22 different international and local partners, the church shares God’s love with children, adults, families, and communities throughout Charlotte and the world. It takes skilled planning, patience, and facilitation to plan the various mission trips MPPC disciples attend each year, and the Outreach Council exists … Read More

Enough: Pastoral Care with Bob McKinney

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There are many ways we can show God’s love through the use of our treasures and talents. Sometimes the most powerful gift we can share is our time and attention for those who need it most. Bob McKinney knows the value of receiving this extra love. Having experienced the loss of a family member, Bob needed help navigating the pain … Read More

Enough: Outreach with Ginny Comly

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As we begin our journey towards finding Joy in our lives, there are several things we should consider. How are we showing God’s love through our generosity and talents? For Ginny Comly, God’s love shows through her work in the Outreach Ministry at Myers Park Presbyterian, specifically through working with The Learning Collaborative, or TLC. TLC helps at-risk preschoolers improve … Read More