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Upcoming MPC Events

GROW Movie Night
Mar
20
6:00 PM18:00

GROW Movie Night

Come join us for an evening of friendship as the GROW (God Renewing Our Women) ladies enjoy a movie night!  Save the date…..Wednesday, March 20th from 6:00 - 8:30 pm at Elizabeth Neithamer’s house (2607 E. Whippoorwill Hollow).  Pizza, pop, and Sparkling Strawberry Floats will be provided, and feel free to bring your favorite movie snack if you’d like.  Please pass this info on to your MPC lady friends who may not have signed up yet as part of the GROW group here on the Realm. For more information or to RSVP (so we have enough pizza) contact Elizabeth at daveliz3@chartermi.net.

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 Lenten Concert Series-Featured Artist:  Mary Jo Cox, Piano and Organ
Mar
22
12:15 PM12:15

Lenten Concert Series-Featured Artist: Mary Jo Cox, Piano and Organ

The recitals are 30 minutes in length, starting at 12:15 and ending at 12:45 p.m. and feature music that may be Lenten-themed and/or incorporate a variety of of styles.  The Lenten Recital Series is for the community of Midland and embraces Dr. Strosacker’s  and Memorial Presbyterian’s theology of a house of prayer for all people.  The Lenten Series was initiated by Adrienne Wiley several years ago to highlight the period reflection during Lent with special music, and to bring the community together in an ecumenical setting.  All recitals are on Friday’s during Lent and are open to the public with no charge.

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High School Spring Break in Los Angeles
Mar
23
to Mar 30

High School Spring Break in Los Angeles

Memorial Presbyterian Church Youth Ministry is headed to L.A. with high school youth for an amazing week discovering the intersection between faith and service with DOOR! In addition to some sightseeing and exploring, we will serve with a variety of populations hearing the stories and witnessing the struggles and vitality of agency clients. In the evening we will be challenged to consider our service experience as worship, reflect on our day, and examine how the Gospel asks us to respond to injustice.

Cost of $250 (scholarships available) includes airfare, lodging, meals, and guided program.

Forms and non-refundable $150 deposit due by Dec. 1st

For more information on the organization who will be leading us visit the DOOR Los Angeles site.

Have questions? Contact Katie Brinklow via email at katieb@mempres.org or by calling the church office at 989-835-6759

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 Lenten Concert Series-Featured Artist:  Neil Mueller, Trumpet
Mar
29
12:15 PM12:15

Lenten Concert Series-Featured Artist: Neil Mueller, Trumpet

The recitals are 30 minutes in length, starting at 12:15 and ending at 12:45 p.m. and feature music that may be Lenten-themed and/or incorporate a variety of of styles.  The Lenten Recital Series is for the community of Midland and embraces Dr. Strosacker’s  and Memorial Presbyterian’s theology of a house of prayer for all people.  The Lenten Series was initiated by Adrienne Wiley several years ago to highlight the period reflection during Lent with special music, and to bring the community together in an ecumenical setting.  All recitals are on Friday’s during Lent and are open to the public with no charge.

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Lenten Concert Series-Featured Artist:  Keith Clifton, Tenor
Apr
5
12:15 PM12:15

Lenten Concert Series-Featured Artist: Keith Clifton, Tenor

The recitals are 30 minutes in length, starting at 12:15 and ending at 12:45 p.m. and feature music that may be Lenten-themed and/or incorporate a variety of of styles.  The Lenten Recital Series is for the community of Midland and embraces Dr. Strosacker’s  and Memorial Presbyterian’s theology of a house of prayer for all people.  The Lenten Series was initiated by Adrienne Wiley several years ago to highlight the period reflection during Lent with special music, and to bring the community together in an ecumenical setting.  All recitals are on Friday’s during Lent and are open to the public with no charge.

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Lenten Concert Series-Featured Artist:  Megan Farison & Grace Marra, Soprano
Apr
12
12:15 PM12:15

Lenten Concert Series-Featured Artist: Megan Farison & Grace Marra, Soprano

The recitals are 30 minutes in length, starting at 12:15 and ending at 12:45 p.m. and feature music that may be Lenten-themed and/or incorporate a variety of of styles.  The Lenten Recital Series is for the community of Midland and embraces Dr. Strosacker’s  and Memorial Presbyterian’s theology of a house of prayer for all people.  The Lenten Series was initiated by Adrienne Wiley several years ago to highlight the period reflection during Lent with special music, and to bring the community together in an ecumenical setting.  All recitals are on Friday’s during Lent and are open to the public with no charge.

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Easter Egg Hunt
Apr
21
12:00 PM12:00

Easter Egg Hunt

Children are invited to our annual Easter Egg Hunt in the Assembly Room immediately following the 10:45 service.

If your child has a food allergy, please contact Children’s Ministry Director Sheryl Hnizda at sherylh@mempres.org ahead of time.

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VBS Volunteer Meeting
Jun
2
10:00 AM10:00

VBS Volunteer Meeting

Volunteers are invited to Room 116 to pick up VBS materials, enjoy a snack, receive a short summary of VBS, and turn in any paperwork. (The two meetings are identical; choose whichever time slot works best for you.)

VBS volunteer commissioning takes place during the 9:00 and 10:45 worship services on Sunday, June 2.

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VBS Volunteer Meeting
Jun
2
12:00 PM12:00

VBS Volunteer Meeting

Volunteers are invited to Room 116 to pick up VBS materials, enjoy a snack, receive a short summary of VBS, and turn in any paperwork. (The two meetings are identical; choose whichever time slot works best for you.)

VBS volunteer commissioning takes place during the 9:00 and 10:45 worship services on Sunday, June 2.

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Mar
17
5:00 PM17:00

MPC Talent Show

Do you have a secret talent that you’d love to share with your MPC friends? Are you looking for a fun evening of food and entertainment? If so, join us for the MPC Talent Show on Sunday, March 17! Co-sponsored by CP2P and MPC Youth.

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Worship Arts Workshop
Mar
16
9:00 AM09:00

Worship Arts Workshop

Do you sing? Play an instrument? Have interest in A/V technology?
MPC is looking for talented individuals to be a part of our praise and worship teams!
If you would like to learn more, come to the Worship Arts Workshop on Saturday, March 16 from 9:00a.m.-noon in the Assembly Room. Registration is free. Drum kit, keyboard and guitars will be available at the workshop, all other instruments (strings, horns, etc.) are BYO. A/V tech people will learn our current system.
If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact Megan Farison, Director of Worship and Arts, at meganf@mempres.org or call 989-835-6759.

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 Lenten Concert Series-Featured Artist:  Kairos Saxophone Quartet
Mar
15
12:15 PM12:15

Lenten Concert Series-Featured Artist: Kairos Saxophone Quartet

The recitals are 30 minutes in length, starting at 12:15 and ending at 12:45 p.m. and feature music that may be Lenten-themed and/or incorporate a variety of of styles.  The Lenten Recital Series is for the community of Midland and embraces Dr. Strosacker’s  and Memorial Presbyterian’s theology of a house of prayer for all people.  The Lenten Series was initiated by Adrienne Wiley several years ago to highlight the period reflection during Lent with special music, and to bring the community together in an ecumenical setting.  All recitals are on Friday’s during Lent and are open to the public with no charge.

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Vesper Program
Mar
10
4:00 PM16:00

Vesper Program

The Chancel Choir of the Bertha E.R. Strosacker Memorial Presbyterian Church will present a vesper program on March 10 at 4:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary. The program will feature compositions by 20th century Norwegian composer, Egil Hovland, including his 1972 work, Saul, a musical depiction of Acts 9, telling the story of Saul’s conversion to Paul the Apostle on the Road to Damascus. The Reverend Matthew Schramm will narrate and provide a brief meditation.

Other selections include The Last Words of David by Randall Thompson, Ave Verum by W.A. Mozart, I Dream a World by Andre Thomas, and Beulah Lan’ arranged by Stacey Gibbs.

The Chancel Choir is under the director of Megan Farison, Director of Worship and Arts, with guest conductor George Widiger, Associate Director of Worship and Arts. Dr. Adrienne Wiley, oganist, will accompany the choir. A dessert reception will follow the program in Mayton Fellowship Hall.

Memorial Presbyterian Church is located at 1310 Ashman Street in Midland, MI. For more information, call (989) 835-6759.

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Multifaceted Prison Ministries: Just Justice
Mar
9
9:00 AM09:00

Multifaceted Prison Ministries: Just Justice

The topic of the annual workshop for MPC’s Reaching Out For Justice and Peace Team is prison ministry.

The guest panel includes Barbara Sumi, Keryx Prison Ministry; Annette Ripper, Keryx Prison Ministry; James McDaniel, HEART Program, Central Michigan Correctional Facility, Higher Ground Ministry; Jennifer Vannette, PhD, US history & human rights, Mid-Michigan history & judicial system; and Rob Worsley, Midland Community Former Offender Advocacy & Rehabilitation, Midland County Sheriff’s Office. The panel moderator is Pastor Matt Schramm.

This program is free and open to the public. Contact Randi Kawakita at rkawakita@yahoo.com for more information.

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Lenten Concert Series-Featured Artist:  Jennifer Laubenthal, Clarinet
Mar
8
12:15 PM12:15

Lenten Concert Series-Featured Artist: Jennifer Laubenthal, Clarinet

The recitals are 30 minutes in length, starting at 12:15 and ending at 12:45 p.m. and feature music that may be Lenten-themed and/or incorporate a variety of of styles.  The Lenten Recital Series is for the community of Midland and embraces Dr. Strosacker’s  and Memorial Presbyterian’s theology of a house of prayer for all people.  The Lenten Series was initiated by Adrienne Wiley several years ago to highlight the period reflection during Lent with special music, and to bring the community together in an ecumenical setting.  All recitals are on Friday’s during Lent and are open to the public with no charge.

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Freedom's Road
Feb
21
7:00 PM19:00

Freedom's Road

Discover the extraordinary history of the Aaron and Caroline Highgate family, who arrived in Midland in 1882 from Canada. From Caroline’s father, Lewis Woodson – a descendant of Sally Hemmings and born a slave in 1806 – to the Highgate children –Fred, Oliver and Ada – hear how the family’s skills, hopes and determination contributed to the fabric of our community. The fascinating story of the Highgate family will be illustrated through photographs, maps, census records, and other unique artifacts from the era.

This presentation is supported by St. John’s Episcopal Church; Memorial Presbyterian Church—Reach Out for Justice and Peace Committee; the Harry A. and Margaret D. Towsley Foundation; Kevin & Jennifer Kendrick and Faith Ministries

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Recreational Curling at the Midland Community Center
Feb
16
11:30 AM11:30

Recreational Curling at the Midland Community Center

Our Connecting People to People Ministry Team invites friends (all ages) to recreational curling at the Midland Community Center on Saturday, February 16, 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Lunch is included. Instructors in the sport of curling will be present.  Equipment is provided. To register, contact the church office on weekdays, 835-6759, or email Elizabeth Neithamer, daveliz3@chartermi.net.

 

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CMU Chamber Singers
Feb
3
10:45 AM10:45

CMU Chamber Singers

Memorial Presbyterian Church in Midland welcomes the Central Michigan University Chambers Singers on Sunday, February 3 during the 10:45am service. They will offer several sacred selections, including a combined anthem with the MPC Chancel Choir. The Reverend Matthew Schramm will deliver the sermon.  The CMU Chamber Singers, directed by Dr. Amon Eady, is CMU’s most highly selective ensemble of 20-30 singers, primarily upperclassmen and graduate students. They perform the highest quality music of all periods, but focus on the a cappella literature of the Renaissance and other choral chamber music. 

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MPP Open House
Feb
2
10:00 AM10:00

MPP Open House

Drop in Saturday, February 2 anytime from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. to talk with teachers and tour classrooms. Registration for the 2019-2020 school year opens January 7 for current families and January 26 for new students. Visit www.mempres.org/mpp for more program details and online registration.

For questions or to schedule an alternate preschool tour, contact MPP Membership Coordinator, Kristen Triplett at mppreschool@outlook.com or 989-963-9424.

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Service of Installation for the Reverend Matthew W. Schramm
Jan
20
4:00 PM16:00

Service of Installation for the Reverend Matthew W. Schramm

The Presbytery of Lake Huron invites members and friends to the Service of Installation for the Reverend Matthew W. Schramm as Senior Pastor and Head of Staff of Memorial Presbyterian Church on Sunday, January 20 at 4:00 p.m. in the church’s Sanctuary.  Guest preacher is the Reverend Dr. David Pierce, PCUSA Honorably Retired, and former Senior Pastor and Head of Staff.  The hospitality of a reception in Mayton Hall follows the worship service. 

 

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Family Fellowship
Jan
11
6:00 PM18:00

Family Fellowship

January’s theme is Game Night! We’ll start with a pizza dinner (families are welcome to bring a side dish or dessert) followed by some family game night fun. Feel free to bring a few of your favorite games to share too! RSVP by Thursday, January 10 so we know how much food to order. Hope you can make it!

Family Fellowship is a fun, welcoming group for families with children age newborn to twelfth grade. Families enjoy dinner and activities together once a month.

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Unrehearsed Christmas Pageant
Dec
24
5:00 PM17:00

Unrehearsed Christmas Pageant

Children of all ages are invited to our 5:00 p.m. Christmas Eve service. Experience the birth of Jesus at this impromptu reenactment of the Christmas story, led by our youth and delightfully enhanced with the participation of your child. Children may come dressed as shepherds, angels, wise persons, or stable animals. We will have a few costumes for visitors on first come basis. We can’t wait to see this beloved story come alive on Christmas Eve! Afterwards stay and enjoy our Christmas Eve cookie fellowship.

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Blue Light Service
Dec
2
6:00 PM18:00

Blue Light Service

Project Blue Light is a nationwide recognition of those law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty. It began in 1988 in Philadelphia when Dolly Craig wrote a letter to COPS (Concerns of Police Survivors) stating that she would be honoring her late son-in-law, Philadelphia Police Officer Danny Gleason, during the holiday season by placing a blue light in her window. Project Blue Light of Midland County has expanded this recognition to honor, revere and remember law enforcement officers, firefighters, and other emergency service personnel who have made the ultimate sacrifice. We thank you, and we salute you. You are invited to stay for a reception immediately following the Blue Light Service.

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Santa Parade Fellowship
Nov
17
10:00 AM10:00

Santa Parade Fellowship

Memorial Presbyterian Church will be opening its doors to the community during and after the Santa Parade on Saturday, November 17! Stop in for free coffee, hot chocolate, and popcorn from 10:00 a.m. until 30 minutes after the parade passes by! Co-sponsored by MPC Youth and the Connecting People to People Workgroup.

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Kent S. Dennis Memorial Organ Recital
Nov
11
7:00 PM19:00

Kent S. Dennis Memorial Organ Recital

  • 1310 Ashman Street Midland, MI, 48640 United States (map)
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Timothy Randall Nechuta is the featured performer on the Kent S. Dennis Memorial Organ
recital. Timothy,17, is the recipient of the Kent S Dennis Memorial Scholarship which was awarded to him in the spring of 2018.  He will perform Widor’s March from the Symphony No. 3 in E minor, Psalm 24, by VanNoordt, Prelude and Fugue by Bruhns, and selections from Vierne’s Symphony No. 1.  Featured is Memorial Presbyterian’s Létourneau pipe organ, built in Saint-Hyacinthe, Québec.

Sponsored by the Saginaw Valley Chapter of the American Guild of Organists and the Memorial Presbyterian Church of Midland. This event is free and open to the public. Guests are asked to make a free-will offering to benefit the Kent S. Dennis Memorial Endowed Scholarship, offered by the Midland Area Community Foundation. The Kent S. Dennis Memorial Endowed Scholarship encourages the musical education of present and future church or synagogue organists in the region by providing a scholarship for beginning or further study of the organ.

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Thank Offering Dinner
Nov
7
6:00 PM18:00

Thank Offering Dinner

  • 1310 Ashman Street, Midland, MI 48640 (map)
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Reservations taken on Sundays in the Allen Street Lobby after both services or may be called into the church Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., through Monday, November 5. Leftovers sold Wednesday evening, only. Donations from the dinner go to many worthy missions.

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Thank Offering Dinner
Nov
6
6:00 PM18:00

Thank Offering Dinner

  • 1310 Ashman Street, Midland, MI 48640 (map)
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Reservations taken on Sundays in the Allen Street Lobby after both services or may be called into the church Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., through Monday, November 5. Leftovers sold Wednesday evening, only. Donations from the dinner go to many worthy missions.

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