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Hiring – Director of Christian Education

The Mechanicsburg Presbyterian Church seeks an energetic and progressive Director of Christian Education (DCE), who is called by God to a ministry of education of our members and the community. Candidates must be willing to demonstrate their faith in and love for Jesus Christ, and be honest in character and joyful in service.

Working with the Senior Pastor and in cooperation with the church staff and other committees, the DCE will be responsible to provide expert direction to the teaching endeavors of the Church, performing all duties in a spirit of Christian love and in accordance with our mission statement. The DCE must have a theological background that is within the Reformed tradition.

Successful candidates will:

  • demonstrate a passion for children and their families/parents
  • show creativity in developing a children, family and intergenerational ministry
  • have an understanding of the faith and emotional development of children
  • have a mature faith, emotional stability, and a youthful exuberance
  • be creative and open minded
  • generate new ideas for programming and make new connections among existing ideas to create fresh approaches
  • show good judgment
  • possess an obvious excitement about relating to children, youth, and adults
  • work directly with the Christian Education Committee to effectively build/maintain volunteers to accomplish ministry goals
  • pursue continuing education
  • develop and oversee the creation of timely and effective communications to promote congregational and community awareness, interest, and involvement in Mechanicsburg Presbyterian Church’s ministry to children.
     

This is a 30-hour/week position, including Sunday mornings. Some of the work will take place outside the traditional workday. Please include your salary expectations with your resume and email to Timothy Wonder.

College degree preferred.

On Line – 2017 VBS Registration Form

July 31 to August 4, 2017
9:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Please note:  The three year olds class is full so
we are not accepting registrations for this class.

Registration Fee: $5.00/child – Maximum $10/family
(can be paid through Online Giving)

Questions? – Call the church office at 717-697-0351

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Commissioning of the 2017 Senior High Mission Trip

Today, the adult advisors and Senior High students were commissioned for their upcoming trip to Mission, Texas.  Five adults and eleven senior highs will participate in this mission trip.  They leave this coming Friday and will return on July 15th.  Please keep them in your prayers.

Voracious Readers – April and May 2017

April 2017

The House on Tradd Street by Karen White is a rather quick read that kept us interested in the mystery of the ghost-inhabited house. We shared some of our own opinions/anecdotes about these visitations from the other side. 🙂 We were glad to see the characters work through their pasts and find themselves in happier situations.  Those of us who have been to Charleston enjoyed re-visiting this setting. Several attendees preferred our previous Karen White selection On Folly Beach.

May 2017

I think that it is safe to say that we all appreciated reading Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein, a very moving historical novel about WWII and the inhumane treatment of prisoners in Ravensbruck concentration camp.  One Book, One Community in York County picked Wein’s book for 2017 and  Ruth Ann brought in the posters from the York County study of this book. It is so meaningful to put faces to these unfortunate women.  Visit Wein’s website and look under the tab Resources to see more about the story behind her novel.

From the unbelievably cruel treatment of the Polish “Rabbits” to the beatings, cold, starvation, and subsequent PTSD, we were once again appalled by these experiences. On a more positive note, I really enjoyed Wein’s use of poetry by Edna St. Vincent Millay as the main character finds comfort in it as well as creating her own.   The strength that these women drew from their common hardships and new friendships was also very inspirational.

We enjoyed coming upon occasional references to Central Pennsylvania/Hershey based on the author’s living here for a while during her childhood.

Those of us who also read Wein’s Code Name Verity, the first book of this series, found it to be equally powerful as it followed another woman pilot who was captured and cruelly treated by her interrogators in France.

The Book Club meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month, except December, at 7:00 PM in the Church Library.  Summer/early fall reading:

June 27 – Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly
July – The Girls in the Garden by Lisa Jewell
August – The Secrets of Midwives by Sally Hepworth
September – Commonwealth by Ann Patchett
October – A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

A Special Day at MPC – June 4, 2017

web IMG_3273Today we celebrated a very significant day for the Christian Church, Pentecost.  Also during the Sunday School hour we celebrated Promotion Sunday followed by Cool Pops on the lawn. 

Mission Trip to West Virginia

The mission team from MPC spent 5 days in May working for Habitat for Humanity in Huntington West Virginia.

Thanks for the pictures Kathy Wells.

Youth Sunday – 2017

We were blessed by the youth who planned and participated in the worship services this morning.  Thank you to all of you, to your parents, and to your advisors.  Well done.

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Welcome Mark McKeever and family

The MPC family is pleased to welcome our new Director of Music and Organist Mark McKeever.  He and his family, wife Jessica and daughter Braelyn come to us from Camdem NJ.  Click here to learn more about Mark or better yet come to worship Sunday morning May 7th.

Welcome Confirmands – April 23, 2017

This morning we welcomed the 2016-2017 Confirmation Class into full church membership.  Congratulations to class participants: Ava Antenucci, Harry Fegan, Joshua Fry, Lauren Giovagnoli, Elena Hinkson  and Brady Ward.  The Confirmation Class teachers are Amy Berry, Jason Devey, and The Reverend Mark Allio. 
 
Best wishes to the class!
 

Elena Hinkson joined the church during the 8:15 service.

Harry Fegan, Josh Fry, Brady Ward, Ava Antenucci, Lauren Giovagnoli joined the church during the 11 AM service.

 
 
 

Tex-Mex Dinner and Auction

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The PYC Fundraiser to support mission trips to Mission, Texas and The Great Escape was held this past Sunday.  The evening included a silent auction with items donated by individuals and baskets prepared by several committees.  The meal, prepared by Chef Jeremy Fry, included chili, rice, re-fried beans, chicken enchiladas, ice cream and brownies.  The entertainment was provided by PYC.  The final event of the evening was auctioning a meal for up to 25 people prepared by Chef Jeremy.

Thank you to all who helped make this fun evening possible.  We made a little over $3000! Thank you Jeremy Fry for catering for us! The food was amazing! Thank you parents and teens for helping, show casing your talents, and serving. Thank you all who donated auction items! And thank you to Grossery Food Outlet for their generous donation!

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