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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 Home, a Neighborhood, and the World.

Outreach Blog

CrossRoads Service Opportunity

CrossRoads Learn to Swim Program Chaperones and Dinner Drop-Off, July 16-August 14, Grier Heights Community Center. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 10 people die from unintentional drowning every single day, and for black children, the...

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

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

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

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: "Chicago...

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...

From a “Me” Society “We” Society

Yesterday, a group of 115 local and global outreach partners from 35 organizations gathered together in Oxford Hall. This was not just a gathering; it was not just a meeting. It wasn’t a mandatory luncheon or a board meeting. It was a treat – a hospitality-filled...

Freedom School Ministry Opportunities

Freedom School Partners promotes the long-term success of children by preventing summer learning loss through igniting a passion for reading and inspiring a love of learning. The Alexander Graham Middle School Site (partnered specifically with MPPC) hosts 75 scholars...

Muster the Meal Brigade!

The Men's Shelter of Charlotte is renovating their North Tryon St Campus from April - July 2018 and needs help providing meals to their guests as their kitchen will be closed during the renovation. Disciples are needed to donate supplies for and assemble bagged...

Reflecting on a Holy Experience

Tonight our Uganda Mission Team begins the long journey back home, we carry with us joyful and heavy hearts. We have made many new friends in this beautiful mountain village of Bududa - students, faculty and disciples, all living in community together. As a community,...

A Beautiful Tragedy

This post was written by Kaylee Pratt, a member of the Uganda team and Weekday School teacher at the church. Follow along with updates from the Uganda team as they cultivate relationships with our new partners at the Bududa Learning Center in eastern Uganda. I want to...

Your mission, should you choose to accept it….

This post was written by Kathleen Price, a member of the Uganda team. Follow along with updates from the Uganda team as they cultivate relationships with our new partners at the Bududa Learning Center in eastern Uganda. At the risk of leading you to believe I only...

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