Come ready to sing next week. Next week we will be celebrating singing as we join together is an old-fashioned hymn sing. Do you have a favorite hymn? Let us know because we want to sing it!
MPC is turning 50! MPC was organized in 1962, so 2012 marks our 50th anniversary. We will be holding a year-long celebration of our ministry as we look back our history and look forward to what God has in store for us over the next 50 years. Our anniversary celebration will be on the weekend of October 13-14, so mark your calendars! More information is forthcoming.
Interested in teaching Sunday School or helping out with the youth group this autumn and winter? Send an email to Pastor Matthew at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
A special thank you to Jen Voecks and the Racial Task Force for all their work on their first community event. Good job! Thank you to Fr. Michael Ryan for preaching in Pastor Matthew’s absence last week.
Are you new to MPC? Join us for our monthly welcome dinner at the church parsonage (pastor’s residence) on Saturday, September 1. Contact Eugene Halak, the MPC Administrator, at email@example.com for more information.
We also welcome Eugene Halak to our staff. Eugene was hired last week as the new MPC Church Administrator. Send Eugene a word of welcome at firstname.lastname@example.org. Welcome Eugene!
The Task Force on Racial Violence and Harassment will hold its first monthly community gathering on Saturday, July 21st from 11am to 1pm. Football will be the name of the game and it will be played at the Moscow State University. Members of the Moscow Protestant Chaplaincy and the community we serve will come together for a friendly game of football and Frisbee to celebrate the summer and fellowship.
The Task Force released its 1&2 Quarter Report on racial attacks on July 5 and is available for reading on our website under Social Ministries, Racial Task Force.
Welcome Laura Keith! This Sunday we welcome our new development director Laura Keith to MPC. Laura come to MPC from the Alfa Bank fellowship program where she worked with PBN Hill+Knowlton Strategies. Her work during the past six months has focused on corporate social responsibility. As part of her fellowship program, Laura studied Russian language. Prior to her arrival in Moscow, Laura worked for two years at SRA International in Washington, DC as a security analyst. Laura is originally from Orange City, Iowa, USA.
Reminder that there is no Sunday School or youth group during the months of July and August.
The food service at the Universitet Soup Kitchen will be closed during the months of July and August due to an unavoidable facility closure. During these months, the soup kitchen clients will be given food packets distributed through our food bank. To assist with putting together the food packets, please contact Daniel Ekat at email@example.com.
The Parish Center has moved! Starting Monday, July 2nd, the Parish Center will be operating at St. Peter and Paul Cathedral near metro Kitay-Gorod. Please note that our previous location near metro Aviamotornaya is no longer open and all Parish Center operations (including the Medical Advice Center, language instruction, computer instruction, clothing closet, etc.) will be done from SPP. For more information about the move or to see the new space, please contact Parish Center Director Daniel Ekat at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Love singing? Join the choir! The choir rehearses every Sunday morning beginning at 14:15 in the sanctuary at St. Andrew’s Church prior to worship.
A big thank you to the family that donated the MPC choir a guitar and the new volunteer players of the Guitar and Viola. God bless you!