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Our church offers a variety of pastoral care ministries for those dealing with emotional and spiritual needs. Some of our congregational programs are listed below. If you have questions or concerns or want to schedule an appointment, contact Rev. Bill Roth, Minister of Congregational Care, at 704 295-4835 or  To reach the pastor on call, dial 704-376-8584. For emergencies, please dial 911.

Mindful Mondays

Mindful Mondays on Zoom, Third Mondays of each month: September 20, 10:30 a.m.:   Offered by Bill Roth and Lauren Smith, at 10:30 a.m. Register in REALM or with Carmen Rivera at Learn to embody the present moment with compassionate awareness and discover the emotional, physical and spiritual benefits of meditative practices. Open to first-timers or those who wish to renew their mindful practice.

Marriage Enrichment

Marriage Matters Workshop, February 19, 2022, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., Bill Roth will use Dr. John Gottman’s Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work and ideas from noted therapists Sue Johnson and Terry Real. If you want to learn the latest research on what makes marriage work or need to meet the premarital counseling requirements for persons getting married at MPUMC, this seminar is for you! Pre-register in Realm or email

Grief Support Group: The Mystery of God’s Presence With Us

Grief Support, September 13, October 11, November 8, December 13, at 6:30 p.m., Zoom: Offered by Lauren Smith and Bill Roth. A safe place for persons looking to share, learn, and connect with others who are coping with loss.  To register, contact Carmen Rivera at

Hospital Visitation

Lay ministers visit hospitalized members, typically on Fridays and weekends. To find out more,  Email Michael Teden at

Church Friends

Join “Church Friends”, a ministry of intergenerational connection.  If you would like to serve as a “Church Friend” or would like more details, please contact Lauren Smith, Parish Nurse at or 704-295-4836.


Help provide casseroles that nourish the body and the soul.  We offer meals to families experiencing an addition, a health journey, or a time of loss.  To connect and help with our casserole ministry, please contact Barbara Henson at

End of Life Planning

Information and Planning booklets are available in the Main Lobby and useful for organizing helpful information needed at the end of life, including funeral plans.

Lay Homebound Visitation

Support and care is provided for homebound members by lay visitor. Contact Rev. Bill Roth, Minister of Congregational Care, at 704 295-4835 or

Stephen Ministry

Stephen Ministry is a distinctively Christian program of one-on-one caring ministries for those experiencing difficult life challenges in our congregation and community. Stephen Ministers work with persons dealing with loneliness, terminal illness, spiritual crisis, aging, separation or divorce, loss of a loved one and other life transitions. To arrange for a Stephen minister or to find out more about becoming a Stephen minister contact Rev. Bill Roth at 704 295-4835 or

Prayer Ministry

A team of more than 30 volunteers pray for the many prayer requests that come in each week. Requests are confidential and stay active for one month. Prayer requests can be updated by sending additional emails. To learn more, email Carla Cornelius at

Prayer Shawl Ministry – Traveling Sticks

The Prayer Shawl Ministry at Myers Park United Methodist Church provides shawls and baby blankets to comfort those experiencing difficult times in their lives. Our Knitters and crocheters gather at the church every Tuesday in Room 103 at 2:00 p.m.  They begin with prayer and share joys and concerns as they fellowship while knitting Prayer Shawls.   For more information contact:   Gena Barnett, Coordinator,

Funeral Hospitality

Funeral hospitality involves either ushering at the services or help with set-up and serving at funeral receptions. For more details contact Carmen Rivera 704-295-4818 or