MPC offers both small group and church-wide events. Through these shared experiences, we seek to strengthen the ties of love and friendship that bind us together in the community of faith, nurture one another in faith, support one another in times of need, and celebrate together the life that is ours as the body of Christ in the world.
Adult Sunday School Classes
MPC offers five adult classes every Sunday morning during the Sunday School hour: Short-Term Studies, Spiritual Formation, APEX Young(ish) Adults, Dr. Proctor’s Bible Study, and Christian Meditation. Click here for more information on each of these offerings.
Wednesday Evening Dinner and Program (FEAST)
5:15 p.m. Dinner
6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Programming for all ages
For children and youth: Nursery, Children’s Choir, Lounge in the Loft (Youth) | For adults: Adult programming varies widely, from bringing in speakers and Bible studies to prayer services and mental health awareness events.
Senior Men’s Group
The Senior Men’s Group meets the second Friday of each month at 9:45 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall. The men study, socialize, and serve the community.
The women of the church meet in small groups, called Circles, each month. Their times often include Bible study, a meal or refreshments, planning fun activities, fundraising for missions, fellowship and a time to pray for one another.
Young Adult Beach and Dinner Gatherings
Young(ish) adults connect with one another throughout the year whether meeting for an afternoon at the beach or in someone’s home for dinner.
This class meets on Sunday mornings at 9:30 a.m. via Zoom. Led by a trained practitioner, the group concentrates on Christian centering prayer, an ancient form of communing with God.
Easy Yoga class takes place on Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m. and at 11:15 a.m. on the East Lawn. Reverend Amy Camp teaches and is a Certified Yoga Instructor.
Throughout the summer and fall, a Certified Surf Instructor offers classes and surf instruction to small groups. MPC capitalizes on its location in a beach town by offering fellowship and recreation amidst the beauty of God’s creation. Pastor Hunter Camp is an avid surfer and encourages both newbies and veteran surfers to participate.
MPC strives to equip parents on matters of faith, mental health, communication, and social media. Parents gather to hear from outside speakers, share stories, learn from one another, and find support as they care for the children and teenagers whom God has entrusted to their care.
Sunday School Classes
Location: Room #205 and Virtual
Class participants choose studies of interest and rotate teaching leadership. The class offers insightful studies for all ages, sometimes utilizing outside speakers. This is a hybrid class.
Location: Fellowship Hall Parlor
The class will study, discuss, and apply classical spiritual practices of prayer to daily living, meditation i.e. lectio divina, and the ways of Jesus. Books of study and books of the Bible help participants become more committed Christ followers who love God and neighbor.
APEX Young(ish) Adults
Location: Room #218
The APEX class is targeted at young adults as well as parents with kids in college or younger. The class focuses on biblical texts and their present-day application. Studies include topics such as parenting, church and culture, etc.
Dr. Proctor's Bible Study
Location: History Room of the Chapel
An intense study of the Bible including a parallel study of “The History of Christianity.” For example, the class has engaged in an in-depth study of the doctrine of the Trinity.
Location: Room #215 and Virtual
The class explores the topic of Christian Meditation and Contemplation through instruction, discussion, reading, and practice. These practices have sometimes been lost in the modern era, but have deep roots in the Christian Mystics of the past and in the life of Jesus. The practices have benefits for your spiritual, emotional, and physical life.
Looking for spiritual conversation and inspiration outside of these gatherings? Find podcasts, readings, and more on our resource list.