This Week at Myers Park May 12, 2024

New - Higher Grounds Café Soft Opening: Our new café located in the Center of Hope is now open daily from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., serving hot and cold espresso drinks, drip coffee, and hot teas as well as delicious pastries, empanadas, desserts, and gelato. We welcome you and your grace, patience, and honest feedback as we prepare for our grand opening later in May.

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.

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 hope you will 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 Children's Sunday School on May 19.

Confirmation Interest Meeting, May 19, 4-5 p.m.: Rising eighth graders and their parents are invited to learn more about next year’s Confirmation class. Meeting location will be announced soon. Click here to sign up.

New - May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and our Health Ministry team encourages you to care for your mental health. All dimensions of our health and wellness work together and share an equal importance in our overall wellbeing. It is vital to provide gentle and loving care to every dimension of your wellness every day. Check out the Congregational Care page of our website for online resources for mental health information and support.

New - It’s May so there’s sure to be a gift-giving occasion on your calendar! Shop at Goodness Gracious, where 100% of sales support outreach. Our store’s selection includes seasonal gifts, home décor, original art, books, greeting cards, jewelry, and more! As a wise shopper once said, "Buying a gift in Goodness Gracious is like giving twice."

Maybe I’m Amazed Podcast: Dr. Howell speaks with Dr. Rebecca Bruff, author of Trouble the Water, the award-winning book 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.

James McArthur Hall, son of Emily and Adam Hall, who was born on April 29.

Have you welcomed a new baby to your family recently? Be sure to let us know so we can share the news and provide a gift from the church. Email your baby news to Jeanne Poole at

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