Growing in Faith

Ministries with Children and Their Families

The word that reverberates as we pray for the year ahead is JOY – joy in a return to normal, joy in rhythms of fellowship and worship together, joy in serving God and neighbor here in Charlotte, joy in following Jesus, and his way of life.

We discover JOY as we join each other, and God, in God’s transforming work in our lives and our world, for as the Psalmist writes:

You make known to me the path of life;

you will fill me with JOY in your presence.

Living into JOY this fall, we want to encourage our families to jump back in with joy to the rhythms of fellowship, faith formation, worship, and mission so together we can find JOY in God’s presence among us.

Blessings,

Lisa Nichols Hickman, Associate Pastor for Children & Their Families

Mandy RencherChildren’s Ministry Coordinator

Follow Children’s Ministry at MPPC!

Vacation Bible School 2023

June 12-15, 2023 | Half-Day Camp | 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

We look forward to a STELLAR week exploring outer space and helping our children learn to shine Jesus’s light!

Registration Opens:
February 1 for Members
February 15 for Non-Members

Sunday School

Sundays, 9-9:45 a.m., D-building

 Join us as we joyfully learn about Biblical practices for faithful living! 

Nursery

Sundays, 9:30-11 a.m., B-hallway

Nursery care is available during Sunday School and worship services for children ages 0-4.

Faith Milestones

Join us for our Milestone programs where children and parents explore & learn together about foundational aspects of our faith: Worship, Communion, Prayer, Bible, Mission, and more. 

Outreach for Kids

Encourage your children to get their hands in the mud of missions as they learn tangible ways to show compassion to others. 

Sprout Outreach

Join in with other young families with children ages three through third grade as we learn to serve together.

Projects for 2022-2023

JOY at Home, September 18, 11 a.m. – Making welcome mats, birdhouses, and a playhouse for Habitat for Humanity

JOY at Home, September 24 and October 1, 8, & 15 – Lunches for Habitat Crew

JOY at the Table, October 16 – Packing meals for McCreesh Place

JOY for a Good Night’s Sleep, November 13, 11:15 a.m. – Hygiene kits and placemats for Room in the Inn guests

JOY for the Holidays, December 4, 4 p.m. – Holiday snack bags for TLC students

JOY Around the World, January 22, 11 a.m. – Global Partners Fair

JOY in Serving, January 12 & 26 and February 9 & 23 – Bed making for Room in the Inn

JOY in the Little Things, March 5, 4 p.m. – Welcome Baskets for families moving into homes

JOY in Sharing, April 30, 11 a.m. – Rise Against Hunger

JOY Through Partnership, May 21, 4 p.m. – End-of-Year Celebration

Mission Kids

This program equips fourth and fifth graders to serve our church family as well as the greater Charlotte community.

Projects for 2022-2023

JOY at Home, September 18, 11 a.m. – Making welcome mats, birdhouses, and a playhouse for Habitat for Humanity

JOY at Home, September 24 and October 1, 8, & 15 – Lunches for Habitat Crew

JOY at the Table, October 16 – Packing meals for McCreesh Place

JOY for a Good Night’s Sleep, November 13, 11:15 a.m. – Hygiene kits and placemats for Room in the Inn guests

JOY for the Holidays, December 4, 4 p.m. – Holiday snack bags for TLC students

JOY Around the World, January 22, 11 a.m. – Global Partners Fair

JOY in Serving, January 12 & February 9 – Making dessert and dining with Room in the Inn neighbors

JOY in the Little Things, March 5, 4 p.m. – Welcome Baskets for families moving into homes

JOY in Sharing, April 30, 11 a.m. – Rise Against Hunger

JOY Through Partnership, May 21, 4 p.m. – End-of-Year Celebration

Mark Your Calendar

Worship Arts Pop-Ups

March 19 & May 7, 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m., Providence Hall

Children’s Worship Arts is hosting some exciting pop-up events this spring! First-fifth graders are invited to join Mark Kemp, Aimee Barnhill, and Lana Moeller for fun, games, songs, & instruments!

 

Weekday Wonders Summer Camp

June 12-August 18, 2023

We are looking forward to a wonderful summer here at MPPC! Camp will kick off the week of June 12 with Vacation Bible School and run for ten full weeks. Camp is open to all rising Kindergarteners through rising 5th graders.

Contact Shannon Leary for more info.

Register Here!

Clergy & Staff

 

Lisa Hickman

Lisa Hickman

Associate Pastor for Children & Their Families

Mandy Rencher

Mandy Rencher

Children’s Ministry Coordinator

Jess Bonilla

Jess Bonilla

Administrative Assistant for Children, Youth & Their Families