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Dear Visitor,

 

We are delighted you have chosen to visit our website today.  Matthews Presbyterian Church seeks to be a welcoming community of faith with lots of opportunities to be in ministry together.   To learn more about us, peruse our website and visit our social media pages: Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.  We hope to see you in worship on Sundays at 10:30am,  If you have any questions or would like to get involved, find us on Sunday morning, call (704-847-4094), or email us

 

Grace and Peace,

 

Pastor John

 

Interim Pastor

 

 

What should I wear to church?

You are welcome to wear whatever makes you comfortable. Most of our members wear "business casual" style clothes, but you'll find some people in jeans and some in a suit. It's up to you. 

Can my child stay with me during the service? What do you offer for children?

Your children are invited to participate in all parts of the service as you feel comfortable. We offer a professionally staffed nursery for those Preschool age or younger during Sunday School and Worship hours. We have worship bags available for our younger members to engage wtih during the service. You can find our more about our children's opportunities here.

What does your church service look like? What kinds of things do you do during your worship service?

Our service is traditional in style, but often you will usually find elements from many different styles of worship. We utilize an organ and hymnal most times, but also sing from a variety of musical styles. Our service begins with a welcome and then a time of quiet reflection, followed by a hymns, time of confession and pardon, and passing of the peace. The center of our worship is our Receiving of the World, including Scripture Readings, time with children, musical responses, and the sermon. We then respond to God's message of grace through affirmations of faith, offerings, minutes for mission, hymns and communion. 

How do you do communion? Can a visitor take communion?

We invite all those who seek faith in Christ to participate in communion from birth through adults as they feel prepared to do so. We celebrate communion once per month, with additional special services, by coming forward to the table, receiving the elements, and then returning to our seats

How many people attend your church?

We have around 200 participants of all ages in worship each Sunday with many more a part of our church family. 

What kind of outreach is your church involved in?

MPC has an active outreach program with both local and regional missions. You can find out more on our missions page. 

How can I get involved?

Matthews Presbyterian is an active congregation with lots of ways for you to get involved! The best way to join in with our ministries is talk with one of our staff members or come see us on Sunday mornings! There is a place for you here!