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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Father Gregory Boyle of Homeboy Industries

6:30 pm at FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH on Monday, August 5

Save the date to join us at First UMC in Uptown as we welcome Father Gregory Boyle to Charlotte! Homeboy…

Questions about event? Contact Megan Jones at mjones@mpumc.org.

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Freedom School 2019-Sign up to serve today!

June 17-July 26, 2019

Can’t wait to serve at this year’s Freedom School? Click on VOLUNTEER FOR FREEDOM SCHOOL or click on HARAMBEE to…

SIGNUP TO SERVE AT FREEDOM SCHOOL
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Book Study-The God Who Sees: Immigrants, the Bible, and the Journey To Belong

July dates to be announced soon!

We are excited to announce a summer book study based on the book, The God Who Sees: Immigrants, the Bible,…

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Welcome the Legal Asylum-Seekers

Sign up to greet on the various Sunday and Monday evenings listed on link provided

Interested in helping welcome our brothers and sisters seeking legal asylum by offering love through food, travel activities, and more…

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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Book Study-The God Who Sees: Immigrants, the Bible, and the Journey To Belong

July dates to be announced soon!

We are excited to announce a summer book study based on the book, The God Who Sees: Immigrants, the Bible,…

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Border Pilgrimages

Check back for upcoming trips

Join us on a journey of presence ministry in McAllen, Texas. Once the dates are confirmed for future trips, we…

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

 

 

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ZOE Kenya Ministry Mission Trips

MPUMC has two ZOE-Kenya trips in 2019

Our ZOE trips are full for 2019 but read further to see what to expect for future trips. SEVERAL steps…

WATCH VIDEO ABOUT ZOE TRIP

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

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College Mexico 2019 Mission

Join us in 2020

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

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

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Costa Rica Mission Trips

Get on a list to receive info for our 2020 trip!

Interested in joining the Costa Rica team for a future mission trip over the schools’ spring break? Contact Nancy Holmes…

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

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Brazil Mission Trip

Check back for future trip dates

We welcome back our team from their July 6-15 trip to Brazil. Their mission was to resume our work with…

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

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Puerto Rico Mission

Our last MPUMC missions team to Puerto Rico traveled there to develope relations and help rebuild homes and churches damaged…

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Armenia

Check back for future Armenia mission trips!

We are excited to have an ongoing relationship with our brothers and sisters in Armenia.  Here’s an overview of our…

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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Father Gregory Boyle of Homeboy Industries

6:30 pm at FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH on Monday, August 5

Save the date to join us at First UMC in Uptown as we welcome Father Gregory Boyle to Charlotte! Homeboy…

Questions about event? Contact Megan Jones at mjones@mpumc.org.

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Welcome the Legal Asylum-Seekers

Sign up to greet on the various Sunday and Monday evenings listed on link provided

Interested in helping welcome our brothers and sisters seeking legal asylum by offering love through food, travel activities, and more…

Signup to welcome asylum seekers at bus station
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Border Pilgrimages

Check back for upcoming trips

Join us on a journey of presence ministry in McAllen, Texas. Once the dates are confirmed for future trips, we…

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

 

 

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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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Austin Channing Brown-watch video from event

Click on WATCH VIDEO to see the Austin Channing Brown talk that occurred on January 14 at MPUMC. She explored…

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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.