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Mission Statement

“I have come that they may have life and have it abundantly.”  John 10:10

Health Ministries Team

This team coordinates the programs and offerings related to health and wellness here at MPUMC.  They meet 6 times a year.  If you’d like to find out more about the Health Ministries Team, please contact Lauren Smith, Parish Nurse at 704-295-4836 or

Care Teams

A team of 6 or more volunteers responding to the needs of a congregation member and/or family experiencing health issues or crisis.  See hand out on Care Team Ministry or contact Ann Edwards at, Ashley Hunt at  or Alison Golmont at .

New Parent Visitation

Visits are made to new parents to offer support and deliver a casserole.  For more information about serving in this ministry contact Lisa Zopp, coordinator at

Health Room Outreach

Health Ministries Equipment Closet:  Wheelchairs, walkers and other medical equipment are available to loan to those having a need for the equipment.  Contact Lauren Smith, Parish Nurse at 704-295-4836 or


Bloodmobile is held in the Youth Building Gym at 7:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. at MPUMC twice a year.  Consider donating blood – the Gift of Life.  Volunteer for the Blood Drive Signups – Contact Robert Lutz at

Sedgefield Elementary Health Room

Twice during the school year we provide additional supplies needed by the school nurse at Sedgefield to care for the health needs of the children at that school.  If interested contact Jean Cannon at or Barbara Crum at

Exercise Classes              

Functional Fitness Class for those over age 60:

Functional Fitness for Active Aging: Enjoy a 60-minute workout tailored specifically to the needs of older adults! This group exercise class is designed and led by a licensed, physical therapist and will show you how to exercise safely and to gain maximum benefit. It is suited for everyone regardless of your current fitness level. The focus is on:

• Strengthen lower body & core muscles (protect your back!)
• Decreasing joint pain & stiffness
• Increasing back flexibility & mobility
• Improving posture (undo bad habits!)
• Balance training
• Understanding the brain-body connection

Cost: $6 per class; first class is FREE!
Class Dates: Tuesdays & Thursdays
Class Times: 10:30-11:30

Cardio Sculpting Class:

Cardio Sculpting – Tuesdays and Thursdays 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. in the Fitness Room of the Youth Building. Instructor Sara Novajosky leads this group in a cardio workout to get your morning off to a good start! Cost $50.00 for 8 classes.

Yoga and Prayer:

Start your week off with Yoga and Prayer on Monday mornings at 9:15 a.m. beginning September 9, on the Labyrinth in Francis Chapel. All ages and abilities welcome to join as we join movement and faith. Instructor: Meredith Starling. Questions:  Rev. Taylor Pryde Barefoot at for any questions.  A $5 donation is suggested, mats available.