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Faith Practice: Sabbath

Keeping Sabbath offers us the God-given gift of rest. It allows us time to look at ourselves and at our lives apart from the everyday world. More important, it offers extended time and space to give thanks and praise to God for the many gifts in our lives. Give...

Spiritual Practices 101: The Examen

The Examen, “Looking for God in All Things” The heart of the Examen is reviewing your day. “Think of it as a movie playing in your head,” writes James Martin, S.J., in The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything. “Push the play button and run through...
Walk into the person God created you to be

Walk into the person God created you to be

People walk the Camino de Santiago for many different reasons: religious, adventurous, spiritual, for the outdoors or simply to check this off their bucket-list. It is often used to help navigate a transition in their life as one moves from one significant time in...
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...
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...