If you would like to get involved in any of these programs and projects, contact Sue Kamerzel who will put you in touch with the appropriate person.
Food 4 Kids
Food 4 Kids is an emergency food assistance program designed for kids who might otherwise go hungry. At South Woods School in Hastings, 80+ percent of children receive breakfast and lunch through the free and reduced lunch programs. On weekends, food is provided for almost 200 kids. Since 2010, MPC has supplied the funds, volunteers, and coordination to make this happen.
Meals on Wheels
Meals on Wheels operates in virtually every community in America to address senior hunger and isolation.
MPC has a weekly route and teams deliver meals from the Council on Aging once a month.
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.
St. Augustine Youth Services
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 sponsors a Boy Scout troop at MPC, emphasizing service, community engagement, and leadership development.
Dining with Dignity
MPC hosts a monthly dinner serving the homeless population of St. Augustine.
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.
St. Johns Ecumenical Food Pantry
St. John’s Ecumenical Food Pantry aids hungry people locally. MPC provides funds, food, and volunteers.
Wildflower Clinic provides local medical services for those in need. It is supported with money, medical supplies, and services donated by MPC members.
Sew and Sow
Sew and Sow is a quilting, sewing, and needlework mission of MPC women, providing hand-sewn items for persons in need, locally and throughout the world.
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.
Interfaith Service of Gratitude
MPC helped to found an annual Interfaith Service of Gratitude, which takes place in November. Members of diverse religious communities gather to give thanks for our many blessings and to foster unity in St. Augustine.
Port in the Storm
Port in the Storm is a youth shelter designed to offer hope and support young people living on the streets of St. Johns County.
Operation New Hope
Operation New Hope helps former prisoners find living wage jobs, fights recidivism, and trains in skills needed for employment.
Habitat for Humanity
Through Habitat for Humanity, MPC helps build homes and raises money for washer/dryer sets in each new home.