MPC takes Christ's commission to take the Good News to all

nations literally. An important byproduct of this belief is our

mission outreaches; locally, nationally and internationally.

Missions has, for many years, averaged 16% to 20% of our

annual budget and funds are annually distributed to

approximately 25 various line items, educational institutions or

mission organizations. The intended goal of our support for all

projects is to reach people with the gospel and to assist fellow

Christians in meeting their needs.

John's Place

Locally, the missions of MPC include our ministry to the

homeless on the east end as well as those in need of food, clothes

and household goods. The east end homeless population is

reached through MPC’s participation as a host site for the John’s Place homeless mission.

Every winter, from November through March, MPC hosts our John’s Place guests for an

overnight in the church social hall. Dinner, breakfast, lunch to go, showers, clothes, clean

linen, cots, games and music are provided to the guests every Thursday evening, with MPC

also serving as the host church responsible to prepare the dinner on the second Thursday of

each month. Church members volunteer to cook, clean, organize the

showers and stay overnight with the guests. 

Stephen Ministry

Stephen Ministry, a worldwide organization that is chartered with the training of lay persons

to come alongside those who are going through a life crises or change, was first

commissioned at MPC in March of 2003. Stephen Ministry is seen at MPC as an extension of

the pastoral care team and in that role, is critical to the overall care of the congregation and is

also extended to persons related to the congregation as the need arises. They provide Christ-centered,

confidential, personal and loving care to individuals who are in the midst of

various life crises. Among other things, these could be related to a crisis involving health,

finance, circumstance or relationship. Stephen Ministers are available to hurting people for as

long as the relationship is needed to come alongside them as friend, advocate,  prayer partner; 

someone who cares like Christ. It is a much loved and respected, thriving ministry at

MPC with 35 trained and commissioned Stephen

Ministry lay care givers under four trained

Stephen Ministry leaders. 

food pantry, thrift shop

Two other crucial local mission ministries that play a role in assisting people in our surrounding community are Loaves and Fishes and the MPC Thrift Shop

Loaves and Fishes is a food pantry that delivers groceries to over 30 families bi-monthly in the community. On Friday mornings the pantry is opened up to those in need for 2 hours, and allows individuals and families in our community to receive needed food items or dry-goods – a huge blessing to many!

Organized and operated by volunteer congregants of MPC, The Thrift Shop provides a place for our neighbors to shop for clothes, household items and gifts at rock-bottom prices and the proceeds go entirely to support the mission budget. In this way, the MPC Thrift Shop is a mission ministry both to the shoppers and to the supported missions.