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Finding the Way to Grace on the Camino

Finding the Way to Grace on the Camino

I first heard about the Camino de Santiago several years ago by watching a movie entitled simply “The Way.” It is the story of a father who goes to France following the death of his son while hiking the Camino. While the father’s original intention was to retrieve his...
Davis Cooke & Youth Ambassadors

Davis Cooke & Youth Ambassadors

The general concept of the Youth Class Ambassadors is that each grade has four to five youth that are invited to be Ambassadors. They work to create a culture of welcome at Youth Group and Class Dinners. Davis Cooke is a rising 8th grader and has been an Ambassador...
What’s the deal with Montreat?

What’s the deal with Montreat?

Kara Miller, our Communications Coordinator, spent the week in Montreat, NC with MPPC Youth as they attended the 2018 Montreat Youth Conference. See more from their week on Instagram @MPPCYouth. “What’s the deal with this church camp? Why is it so special?” I think...
Finding Focus on the Chesapeake Bay

Finding Focus on the Chesapeake Bay

Captain Joe shuts off the engine and dozens of new noises emerge. The wind filling the sails of the boat. The water rushing past the hull. The activity of young people taking the slack out of a jib sheet or spotting boats that may cross our path. We’re sailing. Like...
Lifting Every Voice in Montreat

Lifting Every Voice in Montreat

Kara Miller, our Communications Coordinator, is spending the week in Montreat, NC with MPPC Youth as they attend the 2018 Montreat Youth Conference. Youth Conferences gather young Presbyterians from all over the country for a week of study, worship, and recreation....
Fearless Love: El Salvador Mission Recap

Fearless Love: El Salvador Mission Recap

2018 El Salvador Youth Mission Team Last week, our high school youth had a fantastic opportunity to work with Habitat for Humanity El Salvador through MPPC’s partnership in the Getsemani community. During our time we focused on two goals in our mission: building homes...
Images of El Salvador

Images of El Salvador

What images come to mind when you think of El Salvador? Is it the lush landscape dotted with coconut and mango trees, the majestic misty tops of the more than 20 volcanoes? Or maybe is the people, with big smiles and even bigger hearts? Maybe you consider the years of...
Walking Humbly in Chicago

Walking Humbly in Chicago

Going into this trip to Chicago, I was certain I knew what to expect. We would be spending a week at Fourth Presbyterian Church performing mission in and around the community. The program was essentially the same as our CROSS program and was led by interns like ours....
Updates: Chicago Youth Mission Trip

Updates: Chicago Youth Mission Trip

The past few days in Chicago have been full of amazing opportunities to work together and explore our surroundings. This week we have challenged our youth to take notice and observe who and what is around them. Here are a few thoughts from our youth so far:...