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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:...
CHURCH: An Acronym

CHURCH: An Acronym

Well, we made it! The MPPC/CYMC mission team has touched down in Chicago after an uneventful trek (thankfully!). We began our journey at MPPC on Sunday morning where we met each other and joined with our friends from the Charlotte Youth Ministry Consortium (CYMC). Our...
Sexting Awareness – What Parents need to Know!

Sexting Awareness – What Parents need to Know!

39% of our young people are posting sexually suggestive messages with 48% of teens receiving sexually suggestive messages.  What should parents do? District Attorney, Spencer Merriweather, and Assistant District Attorney, Terra Varnes, offered two workshops to parents...
SUMMER 2019

SUMMER 2019

Middle and High School will celebrate faith and fellowship in Summer 2019 with the following faithful trips and service opportunities: (TENATIVE DATES) GHOST RANCH (9th-12th grade) JUNE 9th – 15th. This education and Retreat Center located in Abiquiu, New...
Job Opportunity: CROSS Assistant Director

Job Opportunity: CROSS Assistant Director

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...
Montreat: A Wonderful Disruption

Montreat: A Wonderful Disruption

  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...
Montreat: Days Filled with Meaning

Montreat: Days Filled with Meaning

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...
Cuba: Be Present, Notice Things

Cuba: Be Present, Notice Things

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...