SUMMER 2019

Patty ArciaYouth

Middle and High School will celebrate faith and fellowship in Summer 2019 with the following faithful trips and service opportunities: GHOST RANCH (9th-12th grade) JUNE 9th – 15th. This education and Retreat Center located in Abiquiu, New Mexico, is surrounded by magnificent, multilayered cliff walls, red hills and mesas. Come to explore, dream and discover as we go deeper in our … Read More

The Spiritual Child: an Evening with Dr. Lisa Miller

Kara MillerYouth

Saturday, November 18, 6-7:15 p.m. Providence Hall at Myers Park Presbyterian Church Are you a parent, grandparent or educator who wants nurture the mental, emotional, and physical well-being of a child? Do you want to see your family thrive in the midst of the pressures that accompany adolescence? Join us for an evening of conversation with Dr. Lisa Miller, author … Read More

Job Opportunity: CROSS Assistant Director

Kara MillerYouth

Myers Park Presbyterian Church is currently seeking candidates for CROSS Assistant Director. This position will provide coordination and direction for the CROSS program under the general direction of the CROSS Director. QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree in a related field with three (3) years of related experience or the equivalent combination of education/experience; and a committed follower of Christ and evidence of … Read More

Montreat: A Wonderful Disruption

Kara MillerYouth

  Montreat was uncomfortable. An unfamiliar context. A disruption. Montreat was an overwhelmingly positive experience. These statements initially seem contradictory. We hear “disruption” and we picture natural disasters, death, divorce. And we hear “disruption” and we think about moments in our own lives when we were confused, upset, and forced to redefine our normal. How, then, can a “disruption” be … Read More

Montreat: Days Filled with Meaning

Kara MillerYouth

Around 7 p.m. on Saturday, Dick Darlington leaned over to me and asked, “So, how many of these kids do you know?” At “these kids,” he nodded toward our boisterous group of 55 high schoolers, all square dancing, laughing, and hand-holding in Montreat’s barn. I almost laughed at the question and began listing the names of youth in the group. … 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

Living Out Love: Philadelphia

Darrell AndersonSpotlight, Youth

Philadelphia – what comes to mind when you think of this historic city? Is it the Liberty Bell or Independence Hall, or the taste of an authentic Philly cheesesteak? The city is a big, beautiful melting pot of cultures, people, and history. It was here that the framework for freedom was laid out and a new nation was born. In … 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

Cuba Musings

Michelle Thomas-BushOutreach, Youth

We have had so much fun so far in Cuba and have made so many memories and I know there are many more to come as we continue through our week! I was kind of nervous about the language barrier and how it would be interacting with others on this trip but it has been an amazing experience and we … Read More

So Here We Are. Cuba.

Josh RichardOutreach, Youth

So here we are. Cuba. It’s hard to know what to think of this place. For being so close to the mainland United States, it feels like I should know at least as much about this island as I do Canada or Mexico. My knowledge of Cuba relates primarily to a post WWII playground for the American Mob, a near … Read More

Parents of Faith

Lauren McClenahanAdult Faith Formation, Children, Youth

Parents of Faith, Wednesday, Feb. 15, 10 a.m. (come and go as you please), Outreach Center – Save the date for a special forum on Faithful Parenting. MPPC ministers Joe Clifford, Millie Snyder, Michelle Thomas-Bush, and Julie Hester will address topics such as family dynamics and the challenges of parenting youth and children. Also presenting is Anne Payne, M.A., LPCA, … Read More

8 Things to do on a Sunday without Youth Group

Patty ArciaYouth

No Youth Group this Sunday. We know, this is heartbreaking. We’ve all been there. So here are the top 8 Things to do on a Sunday without Youth Group. You’re welcome.   1.Build a Blanket Fort with your siblings and watch a movie.  Maybe even have some hot chocolate? Then share your favorite part, make a video, and post it on … Read More