“In the same way, though there are many of us, we are one body in Christ, and individually we belong to each other.” ~ Romans 12:5
This year’s Easter Offering will support Habitat for Humanity’s The Meadows at Plato Price and Faith Ministry. Your faithful offering will support generational transformation for our neighbors locally and globally. Click here for more information. To make your gift, visit www.myersparkumc.org/give and select Holy Days on the gift form or note Holy Days Offering on your check mailed to our business office at 1501 Queens Road, Charlotte, NC 28207.
This month we are collecting snacks for Hidden Valley’s Saturday school program students and items most requested by our neighbors in our partner communities. Shop from the Amazon Wishlist below and ship items directly to the church, or shop on your own and drop off items to the Missions office. If you shop on your own, please purchase only the brand specified. Thank you for your generosity.Amazon Wishlist
Construction has begun at this Habitat for Humanity community supported by your Hope is Here contributions. Our first of three dedicated build days is this Friday. Our job site spots are already filled, but there are still opportunities to support volunteers with meals, water, and camaraderie. Click here to sign up! The next build days are April 1 and April 15.
The Food Insecurity Team is excited to partner with The Bulb, which provides (mostly) local produce and health and wellness education to food insecure neighborhoods through weekly markets. We are installing a permanent collection bin in the Parish Life Building lobby to collect empty, clean one-dozen egg containers and plastic or reusable shopping bags. These items are used regularly at the weekly markets and are a great help to our neighbors transporting fresh food home.
Join us as we read and discuss Karen González’s book Beyond Welcome. This study will educate, equip, empower, move you in heart, spirit and mind, and broaden our understanding of being not just good, but great, neighbors. Click the button below to sign up. In case you missed it, watch Ms. González’s powerful presentation on March 20 and listen to Dr. Howell’s conversation with her in his recent podcast. Email Rev. Nathan Arledge at email@example.com with any questions.
April 19, 10-11:30 a.m., Jubilee Hall: Join us the third Wednesday of each month to assemble 400 sandwiches for the Roof Above Day Services Center on College Street. This facility provides access to laundry, mail delivery, counselors, educational programming, and general support for those unhoused. Sandwich supplies provided. Sign up below!Sign Up Here
Help us host Room in the Inn. On Wednesday nights in the Myers Park Presbyterian Church Outreach Center, we provide 12 guests a meal, a safe place to gather and sleep, showers, and fellowship. There are several ways to get involved: making beds, preparing dinner, hosting overnight, preparing breakfast, or driving our guests. Click here to learn more and sign up. Email Britt Yett at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.Sign Up
We have been given the amazing opportunity to continue our partnership with Supportive Housing Communities and McCreesh Place by throwing their residents a birthday party each month! On the second Monday of every month, we will gather at McCreesh Place and will celebrate our friends with dinner, cake, and fellowship. Sign up below!Sign Up Here!
We are seeking four volunteers to serve meals at the Men’s Shelter at 3406 Statesville Avenue on the second Tuesday of each month from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Duties include food and table prep and an opportunity to serve a meal to the men staying at the shelter. Come connect with fellow church members and hear the stories of our neighbors who are seeking the services of the Men’s Shelter to secure stable housing and employment.Sign Up Here
Join fellow Myers Park UMC friends on the second Monday of the month from 1 to 3:30 p.m. to pack meal kits filled with a week’s worth of food. Loaves & Fishes requires a minimum of 10 warehouse volunteers. You must register with Loaves & Fishes in advance. Instructions are on the SignUp Genius page.Sign Up Here
On the first and third Tuesday of each month, young adults are invited to volunteer with The Relatives, a local nonprofit that helps children and youth find shelter and support. We’ll bring dinner, share a meal together, play games, and build relationships with the children and staff at The Relatives Youth Crisis Center on East Boulevard. We’d love for you to join us! Email Megan Salvia at email@example.com with interest or for more information.
We’re looking for dedicated members to participate in four new committees: Affordable Housing, Food Insecurity, Schools & Children, and Equity & Empowerment. Interested in joining? Click the links below to sign up!
Schools & Children
Equity & Empowerment