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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.

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.

Custodian Position

Accepting applications for a custodial position whose responsibilities are carried out on a regularly scheduled daily basis to include a maximum of forty (40) hours/week, Monday through Friday.  Download the Custodian Job Description from the list below for detailed information.  Background checks required for employment consideration.  Approximate start date is June 1.  Our church office is open (M-Th 9:00-4:30).  Mechanicsburg Presbyterian Church, 300 East Simpson Street, Mechanicsburg PA  17055.  Phone 717-697-0351

See these links for more information: 

On Line – 2017 VBS Registration Form

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

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

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

VBS Registration Form

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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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Voracious Readers – March 2017

We really enjoyed this debut novel, The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by Katarina Bivald. It is quite amazing that a young Swedish woman who had never been to America could capture the spirit of this small town and its cast of interesting characters. Some of us think that this would make a good movie, ala A Man Called Ove, which we noted was nominated this year for Best Foreign Film at the Academy Awards!

As someone on Goodreads wrote, this is definitely a book “for book lovers about a book lover written by a book lover”! Bivald captured how much books mean to many of us and how much influence a particular book can have on someone’s life. She skillfully wove into her plot the plots and characters of many books that we have read or hope to in the future.

We appreciated reading about this “family” that Sara joins and the great impact she has on each and every one of them. We enjoyed the development of the plot and its resolution, even if we were a little skeptical about some of its plausibility.

Thank you to Lynn and her mother for this recommendation!

We will be reading The House of Tradd Street by Karen White for our April 25 meeting, Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein for May, and Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly for June. By the way, I just learned yesterday that Rose Under Fire is actually a young adult novel and second in a series; book #1 is Code Name Verity, which also received very good reviews.

You can find our upcoming books and meeting dates at this MPC webpage.

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