Beyond The Walls

This is our home, these are our neighbors, and we have a call upon our lives to compassionately walk with them. We hope you will see something below that speaks to your talents and gifts where you can say, Yes to God, and learn your neighbors name through service.

Serving Guide

In Matthew's Gospel, Jesus sends his disciples out into the world to serve. We at Myers Park have felt this call and we have chosen to actively respond. It is important to us that we meet people where they are in life so that, we are contributing to sustainable communities. Take a look and pray about one of our missions below, and how about join us for one?

What to Expect Serving Guide Scholarships

We as a church strive to listen, embrace and then discuss how we best can be a voice of advocacy and justice for our ostracized sisters and brothers. We feel that the below opportunities present themselves to be places where we are able to grow in our faith as the body while serving the best way we feel led.

Serving Guide
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Serve at Freedom School

June 19 through July 28

Freedom School promotes the long-term success of children by preventing summer learning loss through igniting a passion for reading and…

SIGN UP TO SERVE AT FREEDOM SCHOOL

Mission Contact: Becky Abernethy at babernethy@mpumc.org.

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Recognizing Racism book study with Bailey Caudle

Tuesdays, July 11 - August 1, 6:30-7:30 pm, room 104

“Eliminating the traces of racism that remain within society and ourselves requires that we understand where that racism came from.”…

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Salvation Army Center of Hope – July Host Week at MPUMC

July 17-23

To meet the need of welcoming overflow shelter for women currently housed at the Salvation Army Center of Hope, Myers…

HOST SACOH AT MPUMC

Mission contact: Megan Jones at mjones@mpumc.org.

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Refugee Support Services

Mondays and Tuesdays 9am-1pm

Here’s another RSS opportunity: Serve with children at Refugee Support Services as RSS expands their ESL (English as a Second Language)…

Questions? Contact Nancy Holmes at nholmes@mpumc.org

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Thirsty Thursdays with Nathan

select Thursdays at 5:30 pm

Join Nathan Arledge for his Thirsty Thursday discussions on select Thursdays at 5:30 pm.  Check this site or the Missions’…

Questions? Contact Nathan Arledge at nathan@mpumc.org.

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Mission Man Triathlon

Saturday, July 29 in Burlington

Church teams competition sponsored by Front Street UMC.  Help win $1,500 for our church missions.  Buckner Mission Man Triathlon, Saturday,…

Mission contact: Nathan Arledge at nathan@mpumc.org

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Local Ministry Partner Appreciation

Ongoing ministry

Each month, MPUMC plans to celebrate one of our local ministry partners by hosting a small “staff appreciation” event –…

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Loaves and Fishes – Sort Donations

Second Wednesdays of each month from 9-11:30 a.m.

You help is needed to sort food donations at Loaves and Fishes each 2nd Wednesday of each month from 9-11:30…

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Second Harvest Food Bank’s Mobile Pantry

Tuesday, May 9, 4-6 p.m.

Please come join us to serve at the Second Harvest Food Bank Mobile Food Pantry on Tuesday, May 9th from…

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School Partnerships-Donate used band and orchestra instruments

DONATE USED INSTRUMENTS Do you have an instrument that’s no longer being played?  Is your rented instrument due for return…

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100K DREAM CHALLENGE

HELP GROW RELATIONSHIPS THROUGH 100,000 COLLECTIVE SERVICE HOURS IN 2017

In continuation of our current Live Differently campaign, the 100k Dream is a challenge to the congregation of MPUMC to…

CLICK HERE TO LOG SERVICE HOURS OR TO LEARN MORE

Missions office contact: Nathan Arledge at Nathan@mpumc.org or 704-295-4816.

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Refugee Support Services

MENTOR REFUGEES THROUGH FRUITFUL FRIENDSHIP PROGRAM

Some of Charlotte’s newest community members are from Nepal, Bhutan, Burma, Eritrea and more! Refugee Support Services invites you to…

RSS contact: Rachel Humphries at rachelhumphries@refugeesupportservices.org and 704.458.3245.

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We’re always collecting for Loaves and Fishes

All ages

Pick up a blue canvas MPUMC bag and donate some needed foods to Loaves & Fishes food bank. Most-needed items…

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Prep lunch at Salvation Army Center of Hope

Ages 18+ Serve Lunch 3rd & 4th Tuesdays Each Month

If you love how you look in a hair net, then you’re perfect to help prepare lunch for the women…

Sign up now! Questions? Contact church member Suzanne Johnson, 704-491-3915 or shj422@gmail.com.

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Serve dinner at the Men’s Shelter

Ages 12+

Twice a month a team from Myers Park Methodist serves dinner at the Men’s Shelter – the first Wednesday of…

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Sewing Ministry now recruiting

All ages

Yes, we have a sewing ministry! Current projects include making pajamas for the women at Safe Alliance, the domestic violence…

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An easy way to serve at MPUMC: Join our On Call Team!

Ages 10+

Is your schedule flexible? We’ve love for you belong to our On Call Team. Every now and then, we need…

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Want missions in your inbox? Sign up for the #LiveDifferently newsletter

All ages

Find out the latest opportunities to serve in Charlotte and beyond with this weekly e-newsletter delivered straight to your inbox.…

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Make an amazing chocolate chip cookie? Join our Baking Ministry!

All ages

If you’re the one always asked to make your famous lemon bars or exquisite chocolate chip cookies, then we can…

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Beds for Kids

Ages 15+

There are many opportunities to serve at Beds for Kids. You can donate your new and gently used beds and…

To schedule a furniture pick up and/or to inquire about volunteering, please contact us at info@bedsforkids.org or 980-422-1192.

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Refugee Support Services

Mondays and Tuesdays 9am-1pm

Here’s another RSS opportunity: Serve with children at Refugee Support Services as RSS expands their ESL (English as a Second Language)…

Questions? Contact Nancy Holmes at nholmes@mpumc.org

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Mission Man Triathlon

Saturday, July 29 in Burlington

Church teams competition sponsored by Front Street UMC.  Help win $1,500 for our church missions.  Buckner Mission Man Triathlon, Saturday,…

Mission contact: Nathan Arledge at nathan@mpumc.org

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ZOE Kenya Ministry

ZOE Mission Trips January and February 2018

Sign up today to be a part of our trip to ZOE Kenya in 2018. Our team is going January…

WATCH VIDEO ABOUT ZOE TRIP

Contact: Nathan Arledge at nathan@mpumc.org or 704-295-4816.

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Pembroke, NC – Church Repaired From Hurricane Matthew Damage

Another successful mission

Thanks to our eleven people that served on the emergency response team in Pembroke on Feb. 25: Rob, David, Betsy,…

Mission Contact is Nathan Arledge at nathan@mpumc.org or 704-295-4816.

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HAITI MISSION TRIP

Check back for upcoming Haiti mission trips

We welcome back our Haiti mission team that has just returned from another successful mission with our sisters and brothers…

Mission Office contact: Nathan Arledge at 704-295-4816 and nathan@mpumc.org.

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Costa Rica

Check back for 2018 trip dates

We celebrate our 2017 Costa Rica mission team made up of Thom, Tachi, Chris, Arnold, John, Alan, Leo, Quinn, Susan,…

Mission Ministry contact is Nathan Arledge at Nathan@mpumc.org or 704-295-4816.

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Mexico Mission Trip

Check back for 2018 trip dates

We welcome back our team that traveled with Nathan Arledge to work with Faith Ministries in Reynosa, Mexico in May 2017. Over…

Mission Contact our Minister of Missions, Nathan Arledge.

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Armenia

MISSION TRIP IS AUGUST 12-24, 2017

Our upcoming Armenia mission trip is FULL, however checkout the details of this year’s trip below and consider joining a future…

Questions, contact Jack Hankins at jchankins24@gmail.com or 704-941-0691 or Lynn Hankins at lynnhhankins@gmail.com.

Mission Ministry contact: Rev. Nathan Arledge at nathan@mpumc.org or 704-295-4816.

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Recognizing Racism book study with Bailey Caudle

Tuesdays, July 11 - August 1, 6:30-7:30 pm, room 104

“Eliminating the traces of racism that remain within society and ourselves requires that we understand where that racism came from.”…

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Thirsty Thursdays with Nathan

select Thursdays at 5:30 pm

Join Nathan Arledge for his Thirsty Thursday discussions on select Thursdays at 5:30 pm.  Check this site or the Missions’…

Questions? Contact Nathan Arledge at nathan@mpumc.org.

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Refugee Support Services

MENTOR REFUGEES THROUGH FRUITFUL FRIENDSHIP PROGRAM

Some of Charlotte’s newest community members are from Nepal, Bhutan, Burma, Eritrea and more! Refugee Support Services invites you to…

RSS contact: Rachel Humphries at rachelhumphries@refugeesupportservices.org and 704.458.3245.

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Lily Pad Haven

Lily Pad Haven provides a network of safe houses and transitional services to help victims of human trafficking heal in…

Contact Lily Pad Haven directly for ways to help at lilypadhaven@gmail.com or contact Jen Rothacker at jen@mpumc.org.

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Reconciling Race

Ongoing

Momentum builds at Myers Park United Methodist Church around the lay-led effort to tackle the racial, class and cultural divide…

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To join the conversation on race, e-mail Rebecca Grant at jandrgrant@gmail.com.