Jesus said, “I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you gave me clothing, I was sick and you took care of me, I was in prison and you visited me. Truly I tell you just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.”
PRESBYTERIAN DAY SCHOOL
The historic Christian day school of MPC employs the finest teachers and aides to nurture, teach, and equip pre-k students with the foundations of academic and moral excellence. Contact-Jim Morris [email protected]
FOOD 4 KIDS
An emergency food assistance program designed for kids who might otherwise go hungry. At South Woods School in Hastings, 80+ per cent of children receive breakfast and lunch through the free and reduced lunch programs. On weekends, food is provided for almost 200 kids through the Food 4 Kids program. Since 2010, MPC has supplied the funds, volunteers, and coordination to enable this to happen.
BETTY GRIFFIN HOUSE
MPC provides volunteers to aid the ministry of this local emergency shelter for victims of domestic and sexual violence and their children. Contact-Alice Barresi [email protected]
ST. AUGUSTINE YOUTH SERVICES
Provides a home for boys locally. MPC offers financial support, collects needed items, and provides tutoring services through the Faith in Action program.
We host a Boy Scout troop at Memorial Presbyterian.
DINING WITH DIGNITY
Monthly dinner serving the homeless population of St. Augustine. Contact-Susan Connor [email protected]
COUNCIL ON AGING CARE CONNECTION
With financial assistance from MPC, volunteers do home repairs for needy clients of the Council on Aging and members of the MPC family.
WILD FLOWER CLINIC
Provides local medical services for those in need. It is supported with money, medical supplies, and services donated by MPC members. Contact-Elizabeth Spencer [email protected]
SEW AND SEW
Is a quilting, sewing, and needlework mission of MPC women, providing hand-sewn items for persons in need, locally and throughout the world. Contact-Karen Minder [email protected]
Through education and advocacy, the MPC Peacemaking Committee leads the congregation in claiming its role as an instrument of peace in the community and the world. Contact-Ervin Bullock [email protected]
YOUTH MISSION TRIPS
MPC youth groups serve those in need through mission trips in the US and in other countries. contact Rachael McNeal [email protected]
ST. JOHNS ECUMENICAL FOOD PANTRY
Aids hungry people locally. MPC provides funds, food, and volunteers. Contact-Karen Minder [email protected]
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY
Help build homes and raise money for washer/dryer sets in each new home. Contact-Tom and Anne Eyerly, [email protected]
ST FRANCIS HOUSE
This local homeless shelter depends on volunteer support from MPC and other institutions. Contact-Penny Wagner [email protected]
PORT IN THE STORM
A youth shelter designed to offer hope and help to young people living on the streets of St. Johns County. Contact-Randi Schmid [email protected]
OPERATION NEW HOPE
Helps former prisoners find living wage jobs and fights recidivism, training on skills needed for employment. Contact-Ervin Bullock [email protected]
MEALS ON WHEELS
MPC has a weekly route and teams deliver meals from the Council on Aging once a month. Contact-Sarah Hunt [email protected] .
GENERAL MISSION GIVING
Through its annual pledge to support the mission of the Presbytery, Synod, and General Assembly, MPC is engaged in mission hand-in-hand with others in communities all around the world.
SOUTHERN AFRICA MISSION
In partnership with the Presbyterian Outreach Foundation, MPC aids the work of missionary Nancy Collins in Zambia, Malawi, Rwanda, and Kenya. Contact-Vic Yerrill [email protected]
CHRISTMAS INTERNATIONAL HOUSE
MPC families host ten international students from US colleges for a two-week holiday visit. Contact-Beth Masters [email protected]
HAITI OUTREACH MINISTRIES
Outreach Committee and other MPC members sponsor students at a school in Haiti. Others have been participants in a medical mission visit. Contact-Tom Eyerly [email protected]
Provides funds for new projects as they emerge. Recent opportunities include funding for FINCA (providing loans to women to start small businesses) and promotion of alternative Christmas giving through the Medical Benevolence Foundation.
Four special denominational offerings annually undergird local, national, and international mission. They are One Great Hour of Sharing, Pentecost, Peacemaking, and Christmas Joy.