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 and Their Families

Mandy RencherChildren’s Ministry Coordinator

Follow Children’s Ministry at MPPC!

Sunday School

Sundays, 9-9:45 a.m.

 Join us as we joyfully learn about Biblical practices for faithful living. Classes will meet outside each week unless the weather sends us indoors to the D-Building. Preschool and K-1 will meet on the playground, and grades 2-3 & 4-5 will gather on the lawn between the Sanctuary and the Columbarium.

Nursery

Sundays, 8:45-11:45 a.m., B-hallway

Nursery care is available for children from birth through age 4 during worship services.

Registration is no longer required, but please complete a COVID-19 Waiver.

Faith Milestones

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

Families with Young Children

Dad’s Night Out, October 12, 7:30 p.m., Providence Road Sundries – Calling all dads with children, ages 0-3, to join John Magnuson for fellowship and fun! | Questions

Tapestry

Our Tapestry ministry serves tweens, teens, and young adults with special needs. We meet monthly for fellowship and fun!

For more information, contact Adelaide Spizer.

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

September 18 – 11:00 am – JOY at Home – Making welcome mats, birdhouses, and a playhouse for Habitat for Humanity

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

October 16 – Time TBD– JOY at the Table – Packing Meals for McCreesh Place  

November 13 – 11:15 am – JOY for a Goodnight’s Sleep – Hygiene Kits and Placemats for Room in the Inn Guests 

December 4 – 4:00 pm– JOY for the Holidays – Holiday Snack Bags for TLC Students 

January 22 – 11:00 am – JOY Around the World –Global Partners Fair

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

March 5 – 4:00 pm– JOY in the Little Things – Welcome Baskets for Families Moving Into Homes 

April 30 – 11:00 am– JOY in Sharing – Rise Against Hunger

May 21– 4:00 pm – JOY through Partnership – 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

September 18 – 11:00 am – JOY at Home – Making welcome mats, birdhouses, and a playhouse for Habitat for Humanity

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

October 16 – Time TBD– JOY at the Table – Packing Meals for McCreesh Place  

November 13 – 11:15 am – JOY for a Goodnight’s Sleep – Hygiene Kits and Placemats for Room in the Inn Guests 

December 4 – 4:00 pm– JOY for the Holidays – Holiday Snack Bags for TLC Students 

January 22 – 11:00 am – JOY Around the World –Global Partners Fair

 January 12 & February 9 – JOY in Serving – Making Dessert and Dining With Room in the Inn neighbors

March 5 – 4:00 pm– JOY in the Little Things – Welcome Baskets for Families Moving Into Homes 

April 30 – 11:00 am– JOY in Sharing – Rise Against Hunger

May 21– 4:00 pm – JOY through Partnership – End-of-Year Celebration

Mark Your Calendar

All-Church Retreat

October 21-23

Families, singles, young, and old are all invited for a weekend of fellowship and renewal in beautiful Montreat. Come explore Nehemiah 8:10: “The joy of the Lord is my strength.” | Register

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