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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Jubilee Store for 2019

Sign up now to help with Jubilee Store!

The mission of the Jubilee Store is to offer families of Charlotte Family Housing an empowering, hopeful, and dignified way…

JUBILEE STORE SIGN UP

Julie Wentz at jwentz@mpumc.org

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Alternative Gift Market

November 20-December 23, 2019

Give a gift that truly embodies and celebrates the spirit of Christmas! Through the Alternative Gift Market you support local…

Browse the catalog now

Questions? Contact McCay Manwaring at mccay.manwaring@gmail.com.

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Angel Tree

Starting November 25

More than 2.7 million children will spend the holidays with a mom or dad who are in prison. Working with…

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Room In the Inn

Thursdays and Fridays - Dec. 1 through March 31

Every Thursday and Friday night from the first of December to the end of March, our church opens its doors…

To serve contact Greg Wells greg@willisengineers.com or 704-609-4036.

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Welcome the Legal Asylum-Seekers

Sign up to greet on the sidewalk outside of the bus station or to donate supplies

IMPORTANT NEWS – Note the change of location for greeting: We will be welcoming legal asylum-seekers on the sidewalk OUTSIDE…

Signup to welcome asylum seekers at bus station
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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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Merging-Urban Ministry and Men’s Shelter of Charlotte

Urban Ministry Center and Men’s Shelter of Charlotte are planning to join forces to become one organization in May 2019…

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Fill a bag for Loaves and Fishes

All ages

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

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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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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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Loaves and Fishes – Sort Donations

Second Wednesdays of each month from 9-11:30 a.m. (EXCEPT NOVEMBER)

With the exception of the month of November 2018, your help is needed to sort food donations at Loaves and…

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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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Alternative Gift Market

November 20-December 23, 2019

Give a gift that truly embodies and celebrates the spirit of Christmas! Through the Alternative Gift Market you support local…

Browse the catalog now

Questions? Contact McCay Manwaring at mccay.manwaring@gmail.com.

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Armenia mission trip and information meeting

Trip is July 18-30, 2020. Come to trip Information Meeting Dec. 12 at 6:00pm

Join us on Thursday, Dec. 12 at 6:00 p.m. at our Armenia Mission Trip Information Meeting in Room 105. Team…

Register to join Armenia mission team

Questions? Contact Armenia Mission Team Leader, Chris Lepore, at c.note.lepore@gmail.com.

 

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ZOE-KENYA Mission Trips

Two upcoming mission trips: February 18-27 and July 14-23, 2020

We are excited to announce that we have just added a FEBRUARY trip as one of our two upcoming missions…

WATCH VIDEO ABOUT ZOE TRIP

Questions? Contact Missions Ministry Assistant, Nancy Holmes, at nholmes@mpumc.org.

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Border Experience Mission Trip

November 13-16 (note new return date)

Our border pilgrimages to the Rio Grande Valley of Texas are in efforts to draw an awareness of the proximity…

Read ALL TRIP DETAILS FIRST, THEN CLICK THIS LINK TO REGISTER FOR BORDER MISSION

Questions? Contact Nancy Holmes at nholmes@mpumc.org.

 

 

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Costa Rica Mission Trip 2020

Monday, April 13 to Saturday, April 18, 2020

REGISTER NOW to join our mission team traveling to Costa Rica during the schools’ spring break. Spots can fill up…

Missions Ministry Staff contact is Nancy Holmes at nholmes@mpumc.org.

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Cambodia mission

Check back for Fall 2020 mission trip dates

We are currently working on plans to take a mission team to Cambodia in the Fall of 2020.  Check back…

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College Mexico Mission

May 24-30, 2020

Myers Park UMC enjoys a close relationship with Faith Ministry in Reynosa, Mexico and yearly takes a team of college students there…

REGISTER OR PAY FOR COLLEGE-MEXICO TRIP

Missions Ministry Staff contact is Nathan Arledge at nathan@mpumc.org.

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Puerto Rico Mission

Oct. 2019 mission trip postponed, check back for possible 2020 trip

Our Fall 2019 Puerto Rico trip has been cancelled for now and may be rescheduled in 2020.  Check back with…

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

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Brazil Mission Trip

Fall 2020

Check back for details on our upcoming 2020 Brazil mission. Our last mission to Brazil was to resume our work…

Missions Ministry Staff contact is Nathan Arledge at Nathan@mpumc.org.

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ZOE-Malawi

September 9-17, 2020

MPUMC plans to take a 10 person team on our mission September 9-17, 2020 We recently expanded our sponsorship with…

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Border Experience Mission Trip

November 13-16 (note new return date)

Our border pilgrimages to the Rio Grande Valley of Texas are in efforts to draw an awareness of the proximity…

Read ALL TRIP DETAILS FIRST, THEN CLICK THIS LINK TO REGISTER FOR BORDER MISSION

Questions? Contact Nancy Holmes at nholmes@mpumc.org.

 

 

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Welcome the Legal Asylum-Seekers

Sign up to greet on the sidewalk outside of the bus station or to donate supplies

IMPORTANT NEWS – Note the change of location for greeting: We will be welcoming legal asylum-seekers on the sidewalk OUTSIDE…

Signup to welcome asylum seekers at bus station
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Thank you from Refugee Support Services

A special thank you from RSS leaders and friends!: Dear Myers Park United Methodist Church Friends, Look what your generosity…

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Merging-Urban Ministry and Men’s Shelter of Charlotte

Urban Ministry Center and Men’s Shelter of Charlotte are planning to join forces to become one organization in May 2019…

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Celebrating Our Sibling Relationship with South Tryon Community UMC

We are blessed to have a sibling relationship with South Tryon Community Church in Charlotte. To view a recent discussion…

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Pass the Peace Feasts

Pass the Peace Feasts: Breaking Bread, Building Bridges  Purpose:  To gather around the table, share a meal and begin to…

Contact: Nathan Arledge at nathan@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…

Learn More.

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

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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.