This Week at Myers Park May 5, 2024

The photo above shows a portion of the mural on the third floor of the Center of Hope. This mural was inspired by a panel of youth and painted by Mural Ninjas.

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Celebrate Rev. Nathan Arledge, 4-5:30 p.m., Assembly Hall: Join us this afternoon as we celebrate our great friend and leader, Rev. Nathan Arledge, now senior pastor at Harrison United Methodist Church, who served eight years as our Pastor of Missions and Community Engagement.

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New - Youth Celebration Night, May 12, 6:30- 8 p.m.: All youth are invited to the last Sunday Night Youth of the school year to hang out in the new building and play games, create art, enjoy snacks, and more!

Nourish Up Warehouse Volunteer, May 13, 1-3:30 p.m.: Join fellow Myers Park UMC friends to pack meal kits filled with a week’s worth of food. You must register with Nourish Up (formerly Loaves & Fishes/Friendship Trays) in advance. Click here to learn more and sign up.

New - Women’s Spring Gathering, May 18, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Assembly Hall: Women of all ages, take a break from your usual Saturday to join us for a time of fellowship, connection, and renewal. To reserve child care, email Danielle Prevatte at Click here to register for the event.

New - May is Sunday School Teacher Appreciation Month: Sunday morning is a time of faith formation and fun in Children’s Sunday School, and it wouldn't happen without our AMAZING volunteers! We are grateful for each of them, and we hope you will reach out and thank your children's Sunday School teachers. Encourage your children to write a thank you card or draw a picture thanking their teachers and bring it to them one Sunday morning between now and the last day of Sunday School on May 19.

New - Rising 8th Grade Confirmation Information Meeting, May 19, 4-5 p.m., Stairatorium: Rising eighth graders and their parents are invited to learn more about next year’s Confirmation Class. Click here to sign up.

Yoga + Prayer, Mondays at 12 p.m. and Thursdays at 9:30 a.m., Francis Chapel: Join Meredith Starling for gentle yoga sessions on the labyrinth. These classes are offered simultaneously on Zoom. A $5 donation is suggested. Email Meredith at or Rev. Taylor Pryde Barefoot at with any questions.

Maybe I’m Amazed Podcast: Dr. Howell speaks with Dr. Rebecca Bruff, author of the award-winning book Trouble the Water, about the life of Robert Smalls, exploring how historical fiction offers a unique perspective on his motivations and relationships. Dr. Bruff is a graduate of Texas A&M University and Southern Methodist University, where she earned her Masters and Doctorate degrees in Theology. Click here to listen and subscribe.

Your ongoing generosity to our church Operating Fund and our Mission & Outreach Fund makes it possible for our church family to connect through worship, fellowship and prayer and support our most vulnerable neighbors near and far.

George LaFayette Garrison, husband of Donna Garrison, father of Miles Garrison (Haley) and grandfather of Banks, Tucker, and Holt Garrison, who died on April 25.

We are the body of Christ, growing in faith and serving others