Outreach

Through partnerships in Charlotte and around the world we respond to Jesus’ invitation to love God and love our neighbor as ourselves. Outreach helps us fall in love with God’s world and God’s people.

Why Outreach?

Myers Park Presbyterian has long heard God’s call to grow in faith, to go and make disciples and to experience God at work – mending brokenness in the world and within us through service and mission.

One of the clearest ways we live out our calling as disciples is by responding to Jesus’ invitation, his mandate, given in John 13: 34-35 “I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples if you have love for one another.”

In the early church, as the community struggled to understand how best to live out their lives as followers of Jesus, Paul reminds them in the midst of a dispute that “knowledge puffs up, but love builds up” (I Corinthians 8:1).

So with the Biblical mandate to live out a life of sacrificial love and appreciating Myers Park legacy of both service to and growth as a community, our efforts can be characterized and guided by Love Builds Up… a Child, a Homea Neighborhood, and the World.

Serve With Local Outreach

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Serve With Global Outreach

Want to serve with one of our global Outreach ministry teams? Contact Chrissy Carlton, Outreach Coordinator. Click below to contact her:

Outreach Blog

Leg Ball, Anyone?

Follow along with eight disciples as they travel to Bududa, Uganda to work with our partners at the Bududa Learning Center. What a day we had in Bududa! After a glorious hike the ‘back way’ to school, we experienced a school assembly, which is an entirely different...

Here to be Christians

Follow along with eight disciples as they travel to Bududa, Uganda to work with our partners at the Bududa Learning Center. This post was written by Kathleen price. We arrived in Bududa last evening, just as the sun was dipping below the...

Supportive Housing Communities

Research shows that permanent supportive housing is one of the most effective ways to help people experiencing chronic homelessness, who are among the most vulnerable in our community. In permanent supportive housing, residents have housing and access to the support...

Bududa Learning Center

Through two major educational and vocational programs, the Bududa Learning Center is working to alleviate poverty in Uganda. Bududa Vocational Academy provides high school students with trade-specific skills in tailoring, bricklaying, IT, and more that will help them...

Urban Ministry Center

Urban Ministry Center (UMC) opened its doors in 1994 as a result of uptown congregations and businesses partnering to address the needs of the city’s poor and homeless with compassion. From the soup kitchen, counseling and support groups, to Room In the Inn (RITI) and...

Friendship Trays

For over 40 years, Friendship Trays has served individuals throughout Charlotte who are unable to obtain or prepare their meals because of age or infirmity. It began in 1976 when a handful of volunteers delivered six meals to elderly residents in the Elizabeth...

The Learning Collaborative

The Learning Collaborative, (TLC), a five-star nationally certified preschool started by MPPC, helps at-risk preschoolers develop their school readiness skills, bringing them closer to the level of more advantaged children. The TLC vision is that children and parents...

Jubilee Store Joy

Written by: Savanah Warren, MPPC Mission Coordinator It's drizzling as I pull into the parking lot of St. John's Baptist Church. It's Saturday night and I'm here to help at the first night of this year’s Jubilee Store. It's surreal that it's finally happening. I...

Ministry Spotlight: Congo Partnership

In addition to our global partnerships in Hungary, Uganda, Cuba, and El Salvador, one may ask why Myers Park Presbyterian is in partnership in Congo as well. After decades of civil war and political turmoil, the country has been left with a volatile environment. All...

Spotlight: Jubilee Store

The Jubilee Store is a ministry of Charlotte Family Housing (CFH) that aims to provide a dignified way for families to purchase holiday gifts for their children while enjoying a festive and social atmosphere. All CFH families are on the path from homelessness to...

Bringing Home Full Hearts

Friday was our last day in Ahuachapán, and it started out pretty close to what has become our usual routine: breakfast at 7, off to the build site by 7:45. We are pleased with the progress we’ve made this week. Many veteran members of this mission have highlighted...

Challenges and Hope

On Wednesday and Thursday, we faced new challenges on the construction site and in the Casa de Salud.  In three half days, the medical team has seen 90 patients working alongside Dr. Elsy and Dr. Edgar. Heartbreaking realities of life in this community have introduced...

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