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Community

Our Community

Memorial Park Church is a diverse community of Jesus-followers that has varied opportunities that are designed to engage each person’s interests and passions. We offer multiple ministry areas where you can get involved. Each ministry area hosts activities such as classes, bible studies, fellowship opportunities, and much more. Find out more about what our ministry areas offer for you!

For the Community

Our community is full of thought leaders, visionaries, movers and shakers that are working on big things to make this world a better place. Through our community engagement opportunities, we hope to give everyone an opportunity to hear the powerful messages and share the impactful tools our community experts have to offer. These opportunities are also here to create a space to get to know your community better, get inspired by the wisdom we each carry, and build bridges of connections. 

EPIC Workshop

Join us our monthly workshop that will give you the tools to manage your finances better so that you can live an EPIC life filled with peace, security, and generosity. Each month we bring in outside experts to discuss a wide range of financial concepts that we encounter throughout our lives. Our classes meet the second Saturday of every month at 10:00 a.m. We will be breaking up our classes into two components this year: EPIC Core and EPIC Focus. The EPIC Core will cover basic topics like budgeting while EPIC Focus will cover specialty topics such as retirement, college planning, and more. Core and Focus classes will be offered in alternating months. There is no charge for these classes, but please register so that we can have materials ready for you. Childcare is available, but you MUST register no later than the Monday before the class so that we can schedule adequate staff. For questions, contact Cathy Pavlock at cpavlock@mpcepc.org.

Upcoming dates and topics include:

February 8, EPIC Focus: Retirement Planning
March 14, EPIC Core: Introduction to Investing
April 11, EPIC Focus: Legal Documents Everyone Needs
May 9, EPIC Core: Vacation Budgeting
June 13, EPIC Focus: Social Security & Medicare


Things your teens don’t want to tell you—or do they?

March 1 at 6:30 p.m.
MPC Sanctuary
FREE
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​Youth today are more stressed and experiencing higher rates of anxiety and depression than ever before. MPC Family Ministries invites you and your teen to hear from Rev. Dr. Ron Barnes, LSW an6:d Executive Director of Anchorpoint Counseling Ministry, as he discussed stress, anxiety, and depression in teens. Using spiritual and clinical perspectives, this workshop for teens and parents will explore how we can all be part of the solution to improved mental wellness. Childcare is available for kids up to 5th grade while older teens are encouraged to attend the event with their parents.

Rev. Dr. Ron Barnes, LSW has served as Executive Director and Counselor of teens, adults, and couples at Anchorpoint Counseling Ministry since 1987. His educational degrees include Doctor of Ministry from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, Master of Divinity from Palmer Seminary, Master of Social Work from Temple University, and a Pennsylvania State Certificate for Secondary School Guidance Counseling from Duquesne University. Ron specializes in pastoral counseling, spiritual formation, and family-based therapy.


Parenting in a Digital World

April 19 at 6:30 p.m.
MPC Sanctuary
FREE
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Do you need help understanding social media and technology with your children? Parents and adults are invited to join Memorial Park’s Family Ministries as we welcome licensed professional Ryan Klingensmith, a nationally certified counselor and founder of Shape the Sky, an organization dedicated to creating responsible kids on smartphones. This presentation will help adults educate and provide guidance for youth with the goal of creating a more digitally responsible culture. Childcare is available for kids up to 5th grade while older teens can attend the Student IMPACT youth group that runs concurrently with this event.

Ryan Klingensmith began his career in 1994, working for an inpatient psychiatric hospital with teens diagnosed with a mental health disorder. Mr. Klingensmith has worked in group homes, Residential Treatment Facilities and youth shelters. In 2010, Mr. Klingensmith started providing outpatient mental health therapy for youth. He also began working in Student Assistance Programs (SAPs) in middle schools and high schools, helping to identify at-risk students and provide them with mental health and anti-drug/alcohol prevention referral services. In his work, Mr. Klingensmith began classroom prevention presentations regarding youth social media culture and saw the positive effects on students, both in private practice and within schools. Currently he provides Educational Mentoring for a school district working with students K-12. He also provides social media training for parents, counselors, educators, community groups, law enforcement and any other adults helping to shape the lives of youth. For more information on Mr. Klingensmith’s initiatives, visit shapethesky.org and/or the Facebook page at Facebook.com/shapethesky.


 

Visit & Join

Looking for a church home? We’d love to welcome you into our fellowship! While you don’t need to be a member of Memorial Park to participate in our many ministry, volunteer, and growth opportunities, or to receive pastoral care, we’d love to have you as a member of our community!
 

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