Welcome to Memorial Presbyterian Church
A Welcoming Community of Faith for Over 150 Years
MPC is a Christ-centered community of believers that is part of the Presbyterian Church U.S.A. We are a welcoming community of faith for all people: sharing, growing in, and living the Good News of Jesus Christ! And we live it out through worship, study, fellowship, and service. In everything, we want to point to Christ.
There’s a place for you at MPC! We are in the heart of Midland, Michigan, connecting people with their faith and one another. You’ll find that we want all people to feel welcome to find a place where they can grow in faith and where their gifts can be used in meaningful ways that impact this world. We invite you to join us as we share, grow in, and live the Good News!
Meet our Pastors
Matthew W. Schramm, Senior Pastor
The Rev. Matthew Schramm was called as senior pastor and head of staff of MPC in November of 2018. Matt comes to Memorial after serving at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Bay City as pastor since 2009. He earned a bachelor’s degree summa cum laude from Hillsdale College in 2001 and his Master of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary in 2004. Before returning to Michigan, he served as pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Sussex, New Jersey. He is active in leadership within the Presbytery of Lake Huron and the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) in multiple roles, including a term as chair of the Presbytery Mission Agency Board. In the community he has been active with Midland Center for the Arts and the ethics advisory board at MidMichigan Medical Center. Schramm has been the guest Chaplain for the US House of Representatives, published by Presbyterians Today, and was awarded recognition for outstanding preaching and congregational leadership from his colleagues in the Lake Huron Presbytery.
Wallace H. Mayton, Associate Pastor
The Rev. Dr. Wallace H. Mayton III, “Wally,” was ordained in 1975, after graduation from Rhodes College (B.A.) in Memphis, Louisville Presbyterian Seminary (M.Div) and the University of Notre Dame (M.A.) He is married to Lindsay Abbott Mayton. Together they enjoy five daughters and all their grandchildren. He has served pastorates in Memphis, Tennessee; Anderson, South Carolina; and Overland Park, Kansas. He has served the MPC congregation since 1989. He has been recognized by Northwood University with the honorary Doctor of Laws degree; by Midland Area Community Foundation with its Giving Tree Award and its Philanthropist of the Year recognition; by Leadership Midland Alumni Association with its Leader of the Year award; and by serving on multiple community boards in ministry in outreach and community engagement.
Sunday Morning Worship
9:00 – 9:45 a.m.
Located in the Assembly Room
Praise band & coffee
10:45 a.m. – Noon
Located in the Sanctuary
Children's Message, Children's Bible BLAST, Youth Gatherings
LIVE STREAMING WORSHIP
10:45 a.m. – Noon
CHOOSE YOUR WORSHIP
At MPC we have a worship service for everyone. Use the map above to help figure out what service is best for you.
Visiting a new church can be confusing. Figuring out where the Sunday School rooms and nursery are, knowing where to go for coffee, finding parking, meeting new people . . . it can all be overwhelming. If you let us know ahead of time that you are coming, we will help plan your visit. We can reserve a parking spot, preregister your children, and make sure you meet the ministry team – anything to help your morning go more smoothly. But right now you can read answers to some of the most common questions of our visitors.
Memorial Presbyterian Church
1310 Ashman Street
Midland, Michigan 48640-5493
Helpful Tips When Visiting
What Should I Wear?
At MPC people wear everything from suits and Sunday dresses to jeans and t-shirts. We know that God cares more about the inside of a person than what they wear on the outside. So we invite you to wear what is most comfortable to you.
What Programs are Offered for Children and Youth?
MPC is unique in its children and youth ministries and offers a variety of worship opportunities for children of all ages during our 10:45 a.m. worship.
Where is the Main Church Entrance?
As a first-time visitor, it is best to enter through the Allen Street Lobby. There you will find our visitor center with a cheerful MPC member to help you feel at home.
Where Do I Park?
The best place to park is in our parking lot on Allen Street across from the church. You can also park on Reardon Street and enter through the Assembly Room front door or the front doors of the church. Overflow parking is in the lot at Central Park School. Handicapped parking is located directly on Allen Street right by the main entrance and in the Allen Street parking lot. Other handicapped spots are located by the Reardon Street entrance.