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Upcoming MPC Events

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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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. Strosaker’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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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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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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 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. Strosaker’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:  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. Strosaker’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. Strosaker’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. Strosaker’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. Strosaker’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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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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Midland Area CROP Hunger Walk
Oct
7
1:30 PM13:30

Midland Area CROP Hunger Walk

CROP Hunger Walks are community-wide events sponsored by Church World Service and organized by religious groups, businesses, schools and others to raise funds to end hunger in the U.S. and around the world.

Location:
Midland Center for the Arts
1801 W St. Andrews
Midland

Registration Time:
1:30 PM

Walk Time:
2:00 PM

Walk Distance:
5K

Contact:
Judy McDowell
jsmcdowell@charter.net
(989) 839-6926

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2018 Walk to End Alzheimer's - Midland
Sep
22
9:00 AM09:00

2018 Walk to End Alzheimer's - Midland

Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, the Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. This inspiring event calls on participants of all ages and abilities to join the fight against the disease!

Time:
Registration at 9 a.m. 
Ceremony at 10 a.m. 
Walk at 10:30 a.m.

Route Length: 2.1 miles

Location:
Dow Diamond
825 E. Main St. Midland, MI 48640
 

Contact:
Abby L. Scherzer | 989.859.5307 | alscherzer@alz.org

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MPC & ACT Uganda Charity Event Featuring Miss Uganda 2018/2019
Sep
20
4:00 PM16:00

MPC & ACT Uganda Charity Event Featuring Miss Uganda 2018/2019

On Thursday, September 20, 2018 at 4:00 P.M. the Memorial Presbyterian Church (MPC) of Midland, Michigan in partnership with the U.S.A. Michigan based Agape Community Transformation (ACT Uganda & ACT U.S.A.) NGO will host Miss Uganda 2018/2019, Quiin Abanekyo, and the CEO of Miss Uganda Foundation, Brenda Nanyonjo, at a charity event to be held at MPC (Colonial Room). The event will feature presentations by Miss Uganda 2018/2019, Quiin Abanekyo; the CEO of Miss Uganda, Brenda Nanyonjo; and Sue Waechter, U.S. Director of ACT. The MPC was the impetus of the founding of ACT organization; currently, MPC is one of 15 ecumenical organizations in Michigan who are partners in ACT Uganda & ACT U.S. NGO.

QUIIN ABENAKYO, a 22-year-old Miss Uganda 2018/2019 and the ex officio ambassador of the clean water project in Uganda, has embarked on her first assignment in the United States of America (USA).  Unlike the previous Miss Uganda winners whose first assignments were Miss World, this year’s Miss Uganda’s (Quiin Abenakyo’s), first assignment is to the United States in Washington DC to fundraise for the “clean water campaign”. Her other assignments in the U.S.A. will include New York (for the New Fashion Week and other media related engagements, and a meeting with the head of Permanent Mission of the Republic of Uganda to the United Nations in New York, H.E Ambassador Adoniya Ayebare; and Midland, Michigan where she would take part in MPC & ACT Uganda charity event at MPC and open to the public, guest at Midland Rotary Club meeting, a guest at the Midland Lions Club meeting, she will be hosted by the Honorable Judge Dorene Allen through a tour of the juvenile detention facilities & learn about U.S. judicial system, and visit DowDuPont for a firsthand knowledge of the company’s clean water business and programs).  She is being accompanied on the trip by the CEO of Miss Uganda, Brenda Nanyonjo. Miss Abanekyo has just completed her undergraduate studies from Makerere University at Kampala in Uganda; she is scheduled to be formally conferred with a B.Sc. in business computer science during the January 2019 Commencement Ceremony.

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Booked for Our Spiritual Journey Book club
Sep
11
4:00 PM16:00

Booked for Our Spiritual Journey Book club

  • 1310 Ashman Street Midland, MI, 48640 United States (map)
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“Booked for Our Spiritual Journey” will meet in the Colonial Room from 4:00-5:30 on September 11. Our book selection is “Without Buddha I Could Not Be a Christian” by Paul F. Knitter. Our facilitator is John Warakomski. For more information please call Barbara Barnes at 989-708-1492.

 

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