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

Ministry Spotlight: Immanuel Home

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Since 1999, Myers Park Presbyterian has partnered with the Great Church of Debrecen Hungary, and MPPC disciples have had the opportunity to experience Christ’s love while working closely with the people of Hungary. One way in which we serve is by working with Immanuel Home, a multifunctional educational institution created by the Congregation of the Reformed Great Church of Debrecen. … Read More

Ministry Spotlight: CrossRoads and Tijua Robinson

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Begun by Myers Park Presbyterian in 2008, CrossRoads Corporation is a faith-based, non-profit organization located in Grier Heights, Charlotte’s first African-American neighborhood. CrossRoads works alongside members of the Grier Heights community to help meet their needs and provide support in the areas of affordable housing, education, and community resources. A dedicated team of staff and volunteers work daily to meet … Read More

Ministry Spotlight: Presbyterian Women Circles

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As the crisp fall weather quickly approaches, Myers Park Presbyterian is buzzing with activity in all areas of ministry. One of the most active groups is Presbyterian Women (PW), and this month marks the return of the PW Circles ministry. Circles are small groups that meet for learning and fellowship in many different areas ranging from Bible study and prayer, … Read More

Ministry Spotlight: Grier Heights Fall Build

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This week’s Ministry Spotlight highlights the Habitat Build in Grier Heights. This fall Myers Park Presbyterian will help provide safe, affordable shelter for a family in the Grier Heights community by participating in Habitat for Humanity’s Adopt-a-Home which will mark the 10th home that MPPC has helped build in Grier Heights. MPPC disciples Stewart Cowden and David Sammons are both … Read More

Ministry Spotlight: Charlotte Family Housing

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Charlotte Family Housing (CFH) is a shelter-to-housing program whose mission is to empower homeless families to achieve long-term self-sufficiency through shelter, housing, supportive services, and advocacy. For a number of years, members of Myers Park Presbyterian have served in partnership with CFH to ease the transition of those experiencing homelessness into independence. For the Grahl and Reese families, serving with … Read More

Ministry Spotlight: Montreat Youth Conference

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A few weeks ago, the high school youth of Myers Park Presbyterian Church attended the annual Montreat Youth Conference. The theme for this year, “A Missing Peace,” focused on finding peace in spite of the chaos surrounding us daily. For three of our youth—Zach Cline, Ella Price, and Chris Gantt—the trip was so much more. They experienced God in many … Read More

Ministry Spotlight: Betty Bridges

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Betty Bridges has been a faithful member of Myers Park Presbyterian Church for 70 years. She has participated in the life of the church in a variety of ways, including serving as an Elder, but she is best known for her ministry as the in-house Wedding Director for MPPC. Planning a sacred and momentous occasion like a wedding is no … Read More

Help Needed: Calling on the Charlotte Faith Community

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When a three-alarm fire ripped through the Woodscape Apartments on Farm Pond Road in Charlotte last week, 139 residents and 41 families were left homeless. Ninety-four percent of them are low-income, 113 are non-English speaking and 37 are children. They were devastated; many lost everything and their lives were destabilized. Because these families were not prepared to pay rental or … Read More