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Congregational Care

Memorial Park is a bustling place!  There are countless opportunities for you to learn, worship, belong and serve God – together in our church family.  We hope that you will take the time to explore our website, get connected and discover that perfect area of ministry where you can grow in Christ and experience a true sense of belonging.  For many, Memorial Park is a place where friendships are born and nurtured… where there
is much laughter, fellowship, acceptance and support… It is home.

But let’s face it, in good times and bad, life is a challenge. Support and encouragement from your church community can make all the difference. We want to share in your joys and to help carry your burdens. Whether you’re seeking Christian fellowship and growth when the road is smooth, or have an earnest need when you hit a rough patch, we want to provide a safe place where you are loved and cared for – a place where you truly BELONG. 

Specific Needs

Cancer Support - Church Counselor and cancer survivor, Joyce Ruzanic leads this group. Session dates and times will be posted.

Grief Support - Meets in the fall and spring for seven consecutive weeks of study, confidential sharing, and prayer.  This group is led by Pastor Kevin.

Depression Support - This ministry offers Bible study, confidential sharing, and prayer. This group is led by Counselor Joyce Ruzanic and Elder Kirk Kjellman.  Session dates and times will be posted.

Stephen Ministry -  Stephen Ministers are given 50 hours of training to become Care Givers in Memorial Park Church. Care Givers walk alongside people who are experiencing crisis and facing challenges in life such as grief, depression, unemployment, etc. Please let us know if you are aware of an individual who could benefit from the support of a Stephen Minister. Click here for more information on how to receive the support and encouragement of a Stephen Minister, or if you are interested in becoming a Stephen Minister.

Deacon Care Committee - This team of compassionate men and women demonstrates God’s love to church members by helping with practical needs, like providing rides to church, doctor’s appointments or arranging for meals to be provided to families during difficult times. They also handle requests for financial assistance to church families experiencing crisis. Contact the church office if you or someone you know could benefit from services provided by the Care Committee.

Helping Hands - Several men in the church volunteer their time and talents to perform minor home repairs for single moms and older adults in our congregation. Bob Forney leads this team of helpful servants. If you’d like to help, or are aware of a specific need, contact Bob via email.

Recovery Support - MPC hosts several recovery support groups at the church. For more information on each of the groups listed below, please contact Paul Housman, Pastor of Community Outreach at x104 or by email

Group Name
Narcotics Anonymous
7:00-8:00 p.m.
Geneva Room
Narcotics Anonymous
10:00-11:00 a.m.
Clayton Room 1
CEA-HOWTuesdays10:30-11:30 a.m.Edinburg Room
Al Anon Family Group
8:00-9:00 p.m.
Westminster Hall
10:00-11:00 a.m.
Clayton Gym
Al Anon
6:00-7:00 p.m.
Huston Room

*Locations are subject to change. For scheduling and meeting locations, contact Julia Wrightstone via e-mail.

MPC Prayer Ministry


Pastoral Emergency?

If you are a member of Memorial Park Church and have a pastoral emergency on a weekend or holiday, you may reach our
Pastor on Call by dialing 412-364-9492 ext.117.

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