Blessed to be a Blessing

“I will bless you and make your name great, so that you will be a blessing.” – Genesis 12:2

God calls us to bless others and to share our blessings. As Christians, one way we can do that is by supporting the church.

Faithful Generosity

We believe that generous giving is a significant and meaningful part of our worship life. When we combine our gifts, they multiply to bring hope to our community and beyond.

Annual Stewardship

Stewardship is a celebration of God’s blessings—serving God through our time, talents, and treasures. We give our financial resources through our annual stewardship commitment. Giving is an act of faith, an expression of gratefulness, and a spiritual discipline. Your financial commitment ensures that children and youth are nurtured, adults grow in faith through discipleship and relationships with one another, older adults are upheld and cared for, God’s name is praised through song and worship, the poor are given food, and the homeless receive shelter.  All of that—and so much more—is made possible through our giving to the church.

Why Pledge?

Practically speaking, a pledge is an estimate of your giving for the coming year, which funds everything we do as a faith community: from paying the salaries of our clergy and staff to supporting our outreach ministries, our pastoral care, our worship, our education programs, our music, and our facilities.

Spiritually speaking, a pledge is your response to the abundant blessings in your life. Pledging helps to transform your giving into a spiritual practice. With a pledge, you make a commitment to God and to your church. When you fulfill a pledge, it becomes a regular spiritual practice like attending worship, praying, studying, and serving the broader community.

How do I fulfill my pledge?

Contributions towards a pledge can be made from January 1 through December 31. There are many ways to fulfill a pledge:

  • Cash or Check – Checks should be sent to the finance office with “pledge” written in the memo field.
  • Online – Visit the Member Portal to make a one-time gift or to set-up a recurring gift.
  • Text to Give – Text 704-312-7540 and then an amount and fund (e.g. $100 GF2022). You can also support the Dedicated Offering by texting an amount and DO (e.g. $25 DO).  If you need to update your payment method, text “edit” and follow the link to update your account.
  • IRA – If you are over 70.5 years of age, you can make a contribution from your mandatory minimum withdrawal. Contact the financial institution that manages your IRA. Please note that this contribution must come directly from your IRA trustee.
  • Stock Transfer – Gifts of stock are welcome and the process is simple. Please contact Deborah Banks at Foundation for the Carolinas at dbanks@fftc.org or 704-973-4577.
  • Sunday Plate Offering – The plate offering that is passed in worship is distributed to different outreach partners, but that funding does not support the church’s operating budget. This model of giving is unique to Myers Park Presbyterian Church and is a significant funding source for our partners.

Why We Pledge

Special Events

During our Stewardship Season, join us for these opportunities to engage in meaningful conversations and activities that reflect our theme of “Blessed to be a Blessing.”

Sunday, September 11

Adult Faith Formation, 9 a.m. in A105/107 – A conversation about generosity with Olanda Carr from the Presbyterian Foundation.

Donut I Love You Food Truck, 9 a.m. to noon in the Circle Drive – Enjoy coffee and gluten-free donuts before and after church!

Sunday, September 18

Children & Youth Service Project, 11 a.m. in the Circle Drive – Sprouts, Mission Kids, and Youth will participate in an outreach service project for Habitat for Humanity.

Popsicles for Children & Youth!

Sunday, September 25

Happy Home Donation DriveSeptember 19-25 in the Welcome Center – Drop off items in the blue bins! We’ll be collecting the following items for Charlotte Family Housing:

  • Plastic cleaning buckets with handle
  • Mops
  • Brooms and dust pans
  • Kitchen garbage bags
  • Laundry detergent
  • Dryer sheets
  • Dishwashing detergent
  • Dishcloths
  • Toilet bowl brushes
  • Toilet bowl cleaners
  • All-purpose cleaners
  • Kitchen and bathroom cleaners
  • Disinfectant
  • Oven Cleaner
  • Gloves
Sunday, September 25

Happy Home Donation DriveSeptember 19-25 in the Welcome Center – Drop off items in the blue bins! We’ll be collecting the following items for Charlotte Family Housing: 

      • Plastic cleaning buckets with handle
      • Mops
      • Brooms and dust pans
      • Kitchen garbage bags
      • Laundry detergent
      • Dryer sheets
      • Dishwashing detergent
      • Dishcloths
      • Toilet bowl brushes
      • Toilet bowl cleaners
      • All-purpose cleaners
      • Kitchen and bathroom cleaners
      • Disinfectant
      • Oven Cleaner
      • Gloves
Sunday, October 2

Commitment Sunday & World Communion Sunday

Adult Faith Formation9 a.m. in A105/107 – Join retired Princeton Theological Seminary Professor Elsie McKee as she discusses women’s ministries, particularly the work of Maman Monique Misenga Mukuna. Through Maman Monique’s story, we will learn about the Presbyterian Church in the world and its impact on the lives of Congolese women and girls to find ways out of poverty and violence.

All-Church Brunch11 a.m. in the Circle Drive – Food provided by Julia’s Café and Books which helps to support Habitat for Humanity of Charlotte.

    Cultivate Capital Campaign

    Every so often, our church embarks on a capital campaign.  The Cultivate Capital Campaign is about nurturing a new generation of disciples to grow a deep, abiding faith in Jesus Christ.  It’s about sowing seeds of hope that all might experience the abundance of God’s beloved community.  It is about much more than new classrooms or heating and air conditioning (although those are important too) –it is about building on our foundation. 

    This capital campaign is an exercise in sacrificial giving; a stretch gift beyond our regular tithes and offerings to cultivate our faith and harvest a better future for our ministry in Charlotte and around the world.  It’s an opportunity to consider how you can commit to living out God’s love in life changing ways.   Learn more about the Cultivate Capital Campaign and how you can join us as we sow faith, root hope, and reap love.  Link to capital campaign page

    Cultivate

    Faith Hope Love

    Endowment

    Myers Park Presbyterian Church was founded almost a century ago. To ensure that the congregation’s mission and ministry would exist in perpetuity, the Session established the endowment fund in the 1970’s. Because of our leaders’ forethought, gifts to the endowment have provided stability, flexibility, and allowed us to expand our capacity to serve others.

    The endowment fund is a permanent source of capital that is used to support the ministries of MPPC by enriching and deepening our programs with an eye to the future.