We partner with a number of organizations within the Greater Pittsburgh Area and Western Pennsylvania to reach out within our community. Our partners include:
Allegheny Youth Development
China Outreach Ministry
Coalition for Christian Outreach
Intervarsity Christian Fellowship
Light of Life Rescue Mission
Ligonier Camp and Conference Center
New City Commons
North Hills Community Outreach
Open Door Church
Garfield Community Farm
Open Hands Ministry
PRISM (Pittsburgh Region International Student Ministries)
Uncommon Grounds Cafe
Women's Choice Network
With these partners, we have several opportunities to get involved that are organized through the church. You can also get in touch with Rev. Paul Housman, Pastor of Outreach, to find out how you can make a direct impact with these organizations.
Ways to Get Involved
Memorial Park organizes annual and on-going outreach projects for a number of our local partners, which provide a variety options for you to get involved locally. Some of our projects are:
Compassion Day: a day of service to our local community neighbors. Food Bank Sunday: an annual food drive benefitting North Hills Community Outreach. Garage Giveaway: a collection of household items for international students through PRISM. The Giving Tree: Christmas gifts provided for families in need, beginning in November. Men in Action: completing handy-man projects for people in need. Contact Jeff McManus and Scott Kurtz for details. Light of Life Ministries, Inc.: a variety of projects serving a homeless community in the North Side of Pittsburgh. Living in Liberty: ministering to victims of human trafficking in Pittsburgh. Nursing Home Ministry: vistation to local nursing homes for worship services. Women's Choice Network Baby Bottle Campaign: annual fundraiser to benefit the unborn. Contact Michele Holmes, Director of Women's Ministries for details. New Hope Church Clothing Drive: collecting kids' clothing for underpriveleged families.
Compassion (n): That human disposition that fuels acts of kindness and mercy.
Here at Memorial Park Church, we strive to show God’s love both within our congregation and outside in our community. Each year, we celebrate our year-round efforts with a day of compassion, generally scheduled in early May. Compassion Day is a chance for you to join us in reaching beyond our church doors by finding someone within our community that needs some of God’s love and compassion. Whether you have a team of volunteers and need some direction on where to go, or are looking for a group to connect with for Compassion Day, we can help. Get in touch to get connected. Let’s get together to reach beyond!
Ways to Get Involved
Start a Project Know someone who could use some help? Want to volunteer with a local outreach partner? Let us know! We'd love to help mobilize you and a team of volunteers for Compassion Day. Forms to submit a project generally open in March.
Find a Team
Not sure where you want to go, but you know you want to serve? No problem! Let us help connect you with a team! We have several opportunities for you to choose from, including yard work, washing cars, painting, meal prep, and more. Team Sign Up forms generally open in March.
Check out our recap of Compassion Day 2019:
The Giving Tree
Share your blessings and the spirit of giving during the holiday season by giving a gift to someone in need! Each year, we come together to bless those less fortunate. We have several ways for you to get involved, beginning in November.
Here's how you can help:
Nominate someone in need to receive a gift. You can do this by completing the Nomination Form (generally published in October).
Pick up a snowflake from the Giving Trees, located in the Welcome area of the church starting in November. Purchase the gift listed and return your wrapped gift (with the snowflake ornament) by early December.
Make a monetary donation and our volunteers will shop for you! Simply stop by before or after weekend services and speak with one of our Giving Tree Volunteers, or click here to make an online contribution (please select Giving Tree in the dropdown menu).
Adopt a whole family! Looking to extend your blessings to more than one person? Contact Kathy Fenton or Nancy Lee Cochran, our Giving Tree chairpersons, by e-mail to learn more.
Packages will be distributed the two weeks prior to Christmas so the gifts make it to their destination before Christmas. Questions can by directed to the Giving Tree chairpersons, Kathy Fenton or Nancy Lee Cochran by e-mail, or you can call the church office at (412) 364-9492.
The 2019 Giving Tree blessed MPC families, friends in the community, homebound friends, military families and veterans, Memorial Park Christian Preschool families, Mission Partners and their families, LaRoche College students, and Special Friends of MPC.
Gifts also benefited individuals through organizations like Allegheny Youth Development, Family Guidance, Fourth Presbyterian Church, Kane Hospital's Presents for Patients, Mosaic Community Church, Prison Fellowship, Shepherd's Heart Fellowship, Uncommon Grounds Cafe, Women's Choice Network, and EduNations' teachers and staff.
We appreciate your generosity during the holiday season!
Volunteer at Memorial Park
Looking for a volunteer opportunity within the church? We have just the thing for you!