Care Ministry Team

The Care Ministry Team is comprised of Deacons who provide care in many ways to members of the MWPC congregation.  The Care Team works through its four committees–Membership, Congregational Care, Fellowship, and Small Groups and regularly enlists help from across MWPC to accomplish their work. Contact: Rev. Junie Ewing

Membership Committee 

Classes for Prospective New Members
Offered several times each year for those who want to learn about what is involved in joining the church. Classes help people to learn about Presbyterian polity and practices, MWPC ministries and  staff, and ways to become active in the church. The sub-committee is planning to enlist ‘shepherds’ for those who elect to become new members. For more information on attending the  class, being a shepherd, or assisting in the class, email membership@mwpc-church.org

Community Events
The membership sub-committee works to engage others in our wider community by having a presence at events such as Anderson Days. For such things we team with the Attract Team.

Welcoming Visitors
Every Sunday after worship the Care Ministry usher greets new visitors with a smile at the “Welcome Center” near the sanctuary, gives them a MWPC water bottle, gets their contact information and helps them find their way around our church and our ministries. In addition, the membership committee will provide an entry point into church activities for repeat visitors or those expressing interest in future membership.

Membership and Attendance Data
The membership committee regularly reviews attendance and membership data to identify trends and take actions to retain current membership rolls. Committee members contact those who have been absent from church services or events to personally invite them to join in worship or other church activities.

Congregational Care Committee

Cooks on Call
Providing meals for member families in times of need such as illness and bereavement. If you need assistance or want to prepare food to share, please contact cooksoncall@mwpc-church.org

Health Ministry
The Health Ministry team offers health education information, wellness activities, and hands-on programs like blood pressure screening. Please contact healthministry@mwpc-church.org for more information.

Extended Communion
We bring communion to our home bound members.

Card Ministry
Keep in touch with those who are ill or grieving with a simple card and note to let our extended church family know we care about and pray for them.

Care Connections Ministry (CCM)
The “Care Connections Ministry” (CCM) involves training and empowering interested church members to make regular contact with members of the church who are unable to attend worship. We want all our members to know they are missed and that we care about and pray for them. The trained visitor offers a listening ear, a visit or a call, a card or a note on a regular monthly basis. If you are interested in being visited, or in visiting others, please contact CCM@mwpcchurch.org

Transportation
We offer transportation services for church members by church members to church events. Contact transportation@mwpc-church.org if you need or can provide a ride to members.

Fellowship

Church Picnic
The free annual picnic is a celebration of summer for adults and children alike. Family-friendly activities and entertainment provide a fun environment to connect with old friends as well as welcome new friends to our church family.

Annual Chili Challenge
This fall event gives MWPC the opportunity to make and share chili recipes made by members and guests willing to step up to the challenge! A prize will be given to the best chili in each category and the ultimate prize is goes to the church with the most winners.

Auxiliary Fellowship Events
Throughout the year, the Fellowship Committee will hold events of all types like movie nights for the family, date nights for adults and themed parties for the congregation to enjoy. Contact: fellowship@mwpc-church.org.

Small Groups

EXPLORE MWPC
Bi-annual event in September showcases and recruits for all the ministry teams and events in the church. Each group who wants to recruit and expand their ministry is invited to have a table in Davies Hall after each service to tell folks what they are doing and invite others to join them.

Stephen Ministry
A confidential one-on-one lay ministry of listening, caring, and support. Trained volunteers work with MWPC members in times of need. Contact stephenministry@mwpc-church.org for more information or to find out about being a care giver or a care receiver. Care givers meet for support and continuing education the 1st Wednesday of the month  at 6:45p.m. in Beran Parlor.

Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts and Venture Crew
MWPC has sponsored Boy Scout Troop 112 for over 70 years. In 2007 the troop launched Venture Crew, a program for girls 14-21 years old. Over 40 adult leaders are focused on making a difference in the lives of over 100 young men and women through Scouting. Boy Scouts meet Tuesdays, 7:00 p.m. in Davies Hall; Cub Scout Pack 212 and Venture Crew meeting times vary. To learn more contact boyscouts@mwpc-church.org

Softball
MWPC teams provide fellowship and fun, playing other Anderson Township church teams. Our two teams each play on Monday evenings from April through mid-August at either Julifs or Riverside Parks. For more information contact softball@mwpc-church.org

Library Committee
This dedicated group maintains and promotes materials in the church library, which is located just down from the Choir Room and kitchen. The committee meets the 2nd and 4th Thursdays at 2:00 p.m. Please contact library@mwpc-church.org

The Men’s Discovery Group
Men of all ages meet every Saturday mornings beginning at 7:30 a.m. They usually meet at MWPC in Room 202-203, except on holiday weekends when they meet offsite. This multi-generational group discusses current events, led by group members. For more information contact mensdiscovery@mwpc-church.org

Men’s and Women’s Retreats
Separate retreats for men and women are held in different formats depending on the needs of the participants and offer opportunities for spiritual growth and fellowship. More information is available through mensretreat@mwpc-church.org or womensretreat@mwpc-church.org

WINGS (Women in God’s Study) Bible Study
Held on Friday mornings from 9:30-11:30 a.m. in Beran Parlor. For more information, contact WINGS@mwpc-church.org

Mariners
This group of couples and singles gather to do lots of interesting programs and meals together. Contact mariners@mwpc-church.org  for more information.

Dinner With Friends
If you would like to get to know some other members or friends of the church over a meal then “Dinners With Friends” is perfect for you. Once or twice a year we gather several folks willing to host dinners and others sign up to go to dinner on a specific date. They are then matched together and a great time is had by all! Contact: DinnerWithFriends@mwpc-church.org

Common Grounds
Teams provide friendship and fellowship as they prepare and serve coffee and tea before and between Sunday morning services. Join a team, or gather several people and create a new team! Contact CG@mwpc-church.org

In Stitches Circle
A knitting, crocheting, stitching group which meets the 1st and 3rd Thursdays at 7:00 pm. in Beran Parlor. If Thursday evenings are not good for you, the Twisted Stitchers meet on Wednesdays. Contact them through institches@mwpc-church.org.