Frequently Asked Questions

What are your mission and vision statements?

Called by Jesus Christ to love God,
neighbor and self by the power of the Holy Spirit.

Memorial Presbyterian Church will embody Jesus’ all-encompassing hospitality.

Where are you located?

We are in historic downtown, adjacent to Flagler College; the address is 36 Sevilla Street, St. Augustine, FL 32084.

What time are your worship services?

Each Sunday at 8:30 AM and 11:00 AM. Communion is served each week at the 8:30 AM service and monthly at the 11:00 AM service.

Easter Day – 6:30 a.m., 8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.

Is child care provided during worship services?

Professional child care is provided for all services, as well as Sunday morning education classes.

What can I expect?

On Sunday mornings at MPC, you can expect to meet people striving to live out our church vision: “MPC will embody Jesus’ all-encompassing hospitality.” You will find a church that places great value on all people and especially children.

As a church in a beach town, you will find people dressed casually as well as more traditionally in dresses and suits. The culture of MPC is as varied as its members. MPC is very intergenerational, which is something we delight in. We are traditional but not stuffy.

Upon entering the sanctuary, you will be greeted by an usher, given a bulletin (a road map for the service), and have any seating questions answered. Prior to the prelude, you will find people chatting, catching up, and exchanging greetings.

After the 8:30 AM service, some people will head to one of our well-attended Christian formation (Sunday School) classes for children, teens, and adults. Other people choose to enjoy a meal prepared by our wonderful Culinary Director in our café, located in Fellowship Hall, which is adjacent to the sanctuary. After the 11 AM service, our café is open for fellowship and outstanding meals.

When do you celebrate Communion?

Each week at the 8:30 Am service and monthly at the 11 AM service.

May I take Communion if I am not a member?

If you are a professing Christian (of whatever tradition), you are welcome at Christ’s Table.

Who is on staff?

Click here to visit our staff page.

With whom should I speak about membership?

Our Pastor, Dr. Hunter Camp would be delighted to speak with you. You may reach Dr. Camp at [email protected]

Is the church open for tours?

The church is open for free, self-guided tours Monday (change to Tuesday) -Saturday (except when there are weddings) add or Funeral/Memorial Services), 11 AM-3:45 PM. Docents are onsite to answer questions and provide history and background information. There is a suggested donation of $5.00 per person.

How do I become a member?

By attending a New Members’ Class, often referred to as “Enquirer’s Experience” after which an invitation to join the church is extended. Members are welcomed on first public profession of faith and baptism, first public professions of faith (having been baptized as a child but not confirmed), transfer of letter from another Christian church, or reaffirmation of faith.

May my child be baptized if I am not a member?

Because the congregation takes vows to help the nurture the child in faith, we require the parents be members of the church. However, we regularly receive parents as members and baptize their child at that same service.

May I get married at MPC if I am not a member?

Yes, so long as either you or your fiancé believes in God, you may be married at MPC, using the traditional Christian marriage service. More information about weddings at MPC can be found here.

Does MPC belong to a larger group?

We are a congregation of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) a 2.1 million member denomination.

What education opportunities do you offer?

Sunday morning at 9:30am Spiritual Formation for nursery through high school, as well as various Adult Education courses. Classes include Bible Study, as well as topic studies.

Wednesday afternoon, 5-7 pm: “Feast” includes chef prepared dinner and evening program. During summer, the FEAST program is the fourth Wednesday of the month.

An evening book group meets on Sundays from 6-8 pm.

What fellowship opportunities are available?

Youth, College, APEX (for those nearing the mid-point in life), YAHA (Senior’s), Church Family Nights, Surfing Club, periodic Sunday brunches.

In what type of LOCAL outreach ministry is MPC involved?

You can find information about our outreach ministry here.

How can I volunteer?

Speak with Dr. Hunter Camp, he will gladly help you find a place to serve.

Do you have an organized music program?

Yes, there is the Sunday morning adult choir and two children’s choirs. In addition, we have major organ concerts. Learn more about music at MPC here.

May I be active and involved if I’m not a Presbyterian?

Absolutely, you need be neither a Presbyterian nor a member of the church to participate in any of our ministries or programs.

Become a part of our community of faith – joining us in worship, witness, fellowship, and service. We would love for you to make us your cherished place of worship.