We Advocate for One Another and Our Environment

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Myers Park Baptist Church is known for its social activism and community involvement. From the beginning, our ministers and laity have lent their voices to issues of social justice and stewardship of the environment. 


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We explore how spirituality and ecology play a role in the church, connecting the local and global use of resources to ideas of compassion and justice. Our primary goal is education. Our group also cares for and maintains The Point, a meditative space along the side of the church on Roswell Avenue. We oversee the church’s recycling efforts (including batteries) and plan the annual Earth Day worship service. 

We meet the first and second Thursdays of each month, 10:30am-noon in the Conference Room (September-May). 

Contact: Mary Lou Buck, maryloubuc@aol.com.

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We foster a spirit of community and belonging as we welcome and integrate LGBT visitors and members into our church. We meet periodically in both small and large group settings through quarterly coffee hours, annual social and RAIN fundraising events, and the annual Charlotte PRIDE Festival, where we host a vendor booth. Our annual advocacy-educational events offer a chance to learn more about our alliances with advocacy agencies, such as RAIN (Regional Aids Interfaith Network), TOY (Time Out Youth), and AWAB (Association of Welcoming & Affirming Baptist). Our group is primarily made up of gay and lesbian persons, however, it is — like our church — open to everyone! 

To join our email list, email Scott Crowder, 704.321.5190, scott.crowder@nbc.com.

Missionary Roundtable
Missionary Round Table is a group of women that meets monthly on the second Monday to “care, study, learn and respond as we can to those needs as we perceive.” We have fellowship from 10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. followed by a formal program beginning at 10:30 a.m. and lasts until 11:30 a.m. – noon. Programs are led by guest speakers from a community agency, group or the ministerial staff, bringing information on community needs. Annual events include holiday gift baskets for YWCA Women-in-Transition, Cereal for the City food drive, and Family Promise.

For more information, contact Gretchen Allen, gretnet@gmail.com

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We are a mission-oriented group that contributes funding for various projects. We have helped in the Lakewood Community, sponsored a college scholarship, assisted the elderly and more. Our meetings start with a half-hour of fellowship, and then we have a guest speaker who informs us about community needs.

We are open to everyone and meet the second Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. September through May. 

For more information, contact Sara Rabun, 704.554.6112.

Thursday Prayer Group 
This prayer ministry, which meets every Thursday from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. in the Chapel, serves as a prayer support system for all people, including visitors, friends, staff, church families and people all over the world. All are welcome!

Bread for the World
www.bread.org 
Contact: Edith Patton, Efpat34@aol.com

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Friendship Gardens
Contact: Ed Williams, edwilliams@carolina.rr.com

We also partner with the following local agencies to serve our neighbors. Please contact them individually to become involved. (Many of the contact people listed below are church members.)

Charlotte Community Health Clinic
charlottecommunityhealthclinic.org
6900 Farmingdale Drive, Charlotte, NC 28212
704.316.6561
Over 40,000 people in Mecklenburg County have no access to medical care, and one in four residents are uninsured. Contribute your gift of healing to those who need, but cannot afford healthcare. Physicians, physician assistants, nurses and bilingual interpreters are needed to help at the Charlotte Community Health Clinic.

Contact: Nancy Hudson, nwhudson@novanthealth.org

MedAssist
medassist.org
601 E. 5th Street, Suite 350, Charlotte, NC 28202
704.536.1790 
NC MedAssist serves as a Community Pharmacy, dispensing free prescription medication to our neighbors who are uninsured.


RAIN – Regional AIDS Interfaith Network
carolinarain.org
501 N. Tryon Street, Suite 400, Charlotte, NC 28202
704.372.7246 
Show compassionate care and support for people touched by HIV/AIDS through care teams and community education.  

Contact: Deborah Warren, d.warren@carolinarain.org

RAIN Supply Closet
Help our team stock and distribute staple items for those individuals supported by RAIN.  

Contact: Charley Faulkenbery, LCF120@comporium.net

Samaritan House
www.thesamaritanhouse.org
611 Fortune Street, Charlotte, NC 28205
704.333.0110
Samaritan House is a recuperative care facility for people who are homeless and in need of short-term care following a hospital or emergency.


Joe Aldrich
Associate Minister
(704) 334-7232 x 113
Email Joe 

 

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