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“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

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2025 Zoe Empowers Trips

Zoe Empowers invites us to celebrate, encourage, and support their groups and their mission of empowerment and hope. Witness firsthand how fellow group members provide an extended family within their communities and how group projects and businesses are helping them to thrive in the midst of adversity.

There will be a trip to India in February 2025 and a trip to Kenya in July 2025. For more information and to sign up, click the links below:

India: February 2025

Kenya: July 2025

Want to learn more about Zoe Empowers and the trip experience?

Watch this interview with Zoe Empowers CEO, Gaston Warner, and church member/Zoe traveler, Brandon Lowery! They will discuss who Zoe Empowers is, why we travel overseas to visit the participants of the program, and what travel is like in both Kenya and India!

Watch Here

Fill the Blessing Box

Help us show love to the community around Hidden Valley Elementary School by signing up to fill the Blessing Box on their campus with non-perishable items such as toilet paper, tissues, canned goods, snacks, feminine hygiene, and more! Click below to learn more and sign up.

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Nourish Up: Warehouse Volunteer

Join fellow Myers Park UMC friends to pack meal kits filled with a week’s worth of food. You will be working on an assembly line to pack nonperishable food supply boxes for distribution or helping to inspect and sort food donations. Nourish Up requires a minimum of 10 warehouse volunteers. You must register with Nourish Up in advance. Instructions are in the SignUp Genius link below.

Sign Up Here

Sign Up for the Baking Team

Have a love for baking and looking for ways to give? We need desserts for various events throughout the year – from South Tryon lunches to McCreesh Place birthday parties! If baking isn’t your thing and you’d like to pick up something instead, we’d gladly take store bought desserts as well!

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McCreesh Place Birthday Parties

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!

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Serve at the Men's Shelter

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.

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Sandwich-Making Ministry

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!

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Trinity's Table

In partnership with South Tryon Community UMC, our Equity and Empowerment team invites you to help greet and serve neighbors at Trinity’s Table, a feeding and fellowship ministry at South Tryon Community UMC at 2516 S. Tryon Street. This long-standing ministry is transitioning back to in-person dining after COVID, and your presence matters! Email missions@mpumc.org with questions.

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The Bulb Collection

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 a Mission Team

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!

Affordable Housing
Food Insecurity
Schools & Children
Equity & Empowerment

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